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(Update) North Bay’s Future Shop converting to Best Buy

Posted on by drew.ferris

Best BuyNorth Bay’s Future Shop is closed until April 4th while it transitions into a Best Buy.

In a statement, Best Buy Canada says it’s closing 66 Future Shops across Canada while 65 others will be converted into Best Buys.

The cross-Canada move will result in the loss of 500 full-time and 1,000 part-times jobs.

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Voodoos Lose the First of Seven Against Cochrane

Posted on by drew.ferris

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In game 1 of their NOJHL final last night, Cochrane was too much for the Voodoos as Powassan fell 7-4 to the Crunch at the Tom Horton Event Centre.

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Drug charges laid by North Bay Police

Posted on by bob.coles

27_March_2015_TraffickingMarijuana_reducedsizeA 36 year old Corbeil man has been charged with several offenses following an ongoing drug trafficking investigation by North Bay Police.  Police say they observed a transaction in a parking lot on Seymour Street in a vehicle.  Shane Michael Vanamburg is charged with 1 count of trafficking in Marijuana under 3 Kg, one count of possession of Marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and one count of property obtained by crime.

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Recognizing supporters of the YMCA of North Bay Strong Kids campaign

Posted on by bob.coles

Strong Kids1All those people who have contributed to the YMCA of North Bay Strong Kids campaign have been recognized.  Officials unveiled a donor recognition wall on Friday. YMCA of North Bay CEO Kim Kanmacher says it’s the Y’s way of saying thanks to people who are making a difference in the community by supporting the Strong Kids campaign. 

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A New Northern Ontario Project For PPMD

Posted on by drew.ferris

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The Community Counselling Centre of Nipissing, in partnership with the Thunder Bay Counselling Centre and the B’saanibamaadsiwin Aboriginal Mental Health Program, have revealed their completed Postpartum Mood Disorder Project.

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Hundreds of locals on the provincial ‘Sunshine List’

Posted on by richard.coffin

793500__canadian_money_The province has released it’s annual Salary Disclosure List, also known as the “Sunshine List.”

Locally, the City of North Bay has 49 people earning $100,000 or more, including 29 with North Bay Fire and Emergency Services.

The North Bay Police Service has 62 people on the list.

In terms of education, Nipissing University has disclosed the salaries of 144 people while there’s 68 at Canadore College.

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Canadore hands out it’s athletics hardware

Posted on by richard.coffin

Caitlin HebertA couple of OCAA 1st Team Volleyball All-stars are male and female athletes of the year at Canadore.

The college held their 46th annual athletics awards banquet last night (Thursday).

Women’s Volleyball MVP Caitlin Hebert  is the Female Athlete of the Year.

Meantime, male honours go to Hogan Smith who’s also the men’s volleyball MVP.

 

 

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Voodoos look to “crunch” Cochrane in NOJHL East Division final

Posted on by richard.coffin

Voodoos_Newsletter_280Powassan’s stellar playoff run travels to Cochrane tonight (Friday).

After defeating the defending champs from Kirkland Lake in six games, the Voodoos take on the Crunch in the East Division Final.

Game one goes tonight, with game two tomorrow night.

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FREE Scrabble games today and tomorrow thanks to Literacy Nipissing

Posted on by richard.coffin

scrabblePromoting literacy through fun and games, that’s the idea behind the Scrabble Challenge.

It’s an annual event put on by Literacy Nipissing, and Executive Director Vandra McQuarrie says it’s free for everyone.

McQuarrie says playing Scrabble or other board games are great way for kids to learn to read and write.

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Battalion playoffs start tonight vs Kingston

Posted on by richard.coffin

battalionThe games now count in the OHL as the playoffs get underway for the North Bay Battalion.

They have home ice advantage for their first round playoff series against the Kingston Frontenacs.

Battalion Head Coach Stan Butler was asked if his players can rely on anything from last year’s deep playoff run.

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