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(AUDIO) Countdown to Hometown Hockey

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Hometown hockey logoThe Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour is in North Bay October 17th and 18th and to get ready we’ve started the Countdown to Hometown Hockey, a presentation of U-Need-A-Cab.

Darren Turcotte has had an interesting journey in his hockey life and he’s the focus of part 6 of our series. Turcotte grew up in North Bay, played his OHL career here with the Centennials, moved on to the NHL and several years ago returned home to begin his coaching career.

He took a girls team to a national championship game, became an assistant with the Nipissing men’s team and is now head coach of the Lakers women’s program.

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(AUDIO) Country 600 CKAT talks with Anthony Rota

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Anthony Rota

Finances, pipelines, job creation and health care were just some of the issues discussed on Country 600 CKAT‘s final “Meet the Candidates” session on Friday morning.

Nipissing-Timiskaming Liberal candidate Anthony Rota was our guest.

Rota was asked about financial issues and if balancing the books is a priority for the Liberals.

He says,  ”our plan is thought out, and we’re adding $60-billion over ten years and it’s going to infrastructure.”

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OPP reveals stats from seat belt compliance campaign

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OPPLocal results are in from the province’s seat belt campaign held between September 23rd and October 9th. The North Bay OPP says 26 people were charged for not wearing a seatbelt.

Students take part of Education Day at 22 wing, and hear from BC professor

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Education Day 2 About a thousand students were on hand for Education Day for World Space Week.

There were all kinds of displays and interactive demonstrations for students to take part in at 22 Wing.

As well Jayme Matthews held a talk called “Exploring planets far far away without hyper drive.

Matthews is a Professor of Astrophysics at the University of British Columbia and he says it’s important for students to understand the world we live in and be excited about space exploration.

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Coffee Bay opens up on Airport Road

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Coffee 1 Tassimo and Keurig Machines seem to be the new trend for coffee lovers and a new business in town is geared towards that.

Coffee Bay just recently opened and Owner Tiffany Gauthier says they not only sell the single serve products, but the machines and other appliances you’ll need.

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Employment stats were down in September

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classifieds jobs careers employmentThe September jobs report from Stats Canada shows unemployment in the area is half of what it was in September 2014.

The jobless figure was 5.2 percent last month, down from 10.9 percent a year ago.

The standard error is 1.3.

Meantime, the employment rate fell from 60.8 percent last September to 52.6 percent last month.

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New pricing structure at Laurentian Ski Hill

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ski hill(File Photo) No snow yet, but Laurentian Ski Hill is gearing up for the upcoming season.

They’ve announced some changes to their pricing structure.

There’s an anytime pass for $370 for everyone 9 and up while 6 to 8 year olds are $280.

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City police taking part in Operation Impact

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operation impact

Aggressive driving, distracted driving, impaired driving and seatbelt usage.

Those are the “big four” infractions that police across Canada will be watching for this Thanksgiving Long Weekend.

Traffic Unit Staff Sgt Rick Dubeau says the North Bay Police Service is taking part too.

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Lighting up City Hall in purple

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purple city hall2Local officials are getting ready to light up North Bay City Hall in purple on Saturday.

The event is a part of World Mental Health Day, with cities around the world lighting up monuments in purple to raise awareness about mental health.

Executive Director of the Nipissing branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association Georges Kristolaitis says attitudes are changing, noting that one in five people will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime.

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Last weekend of the season for a few waterfront attractions

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carouselIt’s the Thanksgiving long weekend and that means it’s the last weekend of the season for the Heritage Railway and Carousels.

The waterfront attractions are open from 4 to 7 pm tonight (Friday), 10 am to 7 pm Saturday and Sunday then 10 am to 4 pm on Monday.

After Thanksgiving Monday, they’ll be closed up for winter.

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