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Gary Rinne

Gary Rinne

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Gary started part-time at Tbnewswatch in 2016 after retiring from the CBC where he worked as news producer. Prior to the CBC he spent more than 30 years in radio and television news at Dougall Media. He enjoys researching and writing stories on just about any subject. Gary likes travelling and spending time at camp.

Recent Work by Gary

Thunder Bay-area population creeps upward

Thunder Bay-area population creeps upward

The estimated population last year was just under 127,000.
UPDATED: Five guards at the Thunder Bay District Jail now have COVID-19

UPDATED: Five guards at the Thunder Bay District Jail now have COVID-19

Other staff are still waiting for the results of their tests.
Thunder Bay housing market rebounded after having the 'tar kicked out' of it

Thunder Bay housing market rebounded after having the 'tar kicked out' of it

The average selling price last year rose about seven per cent from 2019.
Ont. Power Generation says trespassers are risking their safety at Kakabeka Falls

Ont. Power Generation says trespassers are risking their safety at Kakabeka Falls

Snowmobilers and skaters are putting themselves in danger, OPG says.
National Unifor president warns that Thunder Bay's Bombardier plant faces closure

National Unifor president warns that Thunder Bay's Bombardier plant faces closure

Jerry Dias says the threat of permanent closure of the plant 'has never been more real'.
Reopening of Underground Gym delayed by regulatory requirements

Reopening of Underground Gym delayed by regulatory requirements

Peter Panetta worries about vulnerable youth while the gym stays closed.
City budgets $700,000 for new Centennial Park playground

City budgets $700,000 for new Centennial Park playground

The city wants a design centered on the theme of woodland/outdoor adventure.
Mining company collaborates with Thunder Bay-area First Nations

Mining company collaborates with Thunder Bay-area First Nations

Clean Air Metals Inc. pledges 'meaningful consultation' with Fort William, Red Rock Indian Band and Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek.
Thunder Bay jail guards 'come together during a crisis', union leader says (2 Photos)

Thunder Bay jail guards 'come together during a crisis', union leader says (2 Photos)

Correctional officers will be tested for COVID-19 over the next two days.
Cross-country ski trails stay open despite new COVID-19 restrictions (2 Photos)

Cross-country ski trails stay open despite new COVID-19 restrictions (2 Photos)

People at Kamview were 'a little bit on edge' about Ontario's new restrictions.