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Nominations Are Being Sought for Dedicated Volunteers

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The North East Community Care Access Centre is looking for those volunteers who go above and beyond in their work

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A Celebration at a Local Church

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Indigenous and non-indigenous people of the Sault Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church are gathering at the St Joseph Motherhouse for a unique celebration today.

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$1-million lottery prize won in the area

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Photo by Rich Coffin who is NOT holding the winning ticket from Friday's draw :(

(File photo) OLG says no one won the main $50-million dollar Lotto Max prize on Friday night.

But, five $1-million dollar MaxMillion prizes were won in Ontario, including one in the “North Bay area”. 

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YMCA Event for their Strong Kids Campaign

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Families, friends and businesses all came out today for first ever YMCA Ball Hockey Tournament. The goal of the tournament is to raise money for the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign.

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Mattawa resident a lottery winner

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lottery pic A Mattawa Resident is $50,000 richer thanks to the Living the Life Lottery. Marcel Dupuis won the March 31st draw.

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East Ferris Council approves their 2015 budget

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East_Ferris_Tradeshow_280East Ferris council has approved their 2015 budget, which includes an overall tax levy increase of 6.93 per cent.

The municipality says most of that increase, just over 4.5 per cent, is due to measures beyond their control.

That includes increases in policing costs, levies from agencies, boards and commissions along with a decrease in provincial funding under the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund.

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Gateway to the North becoming the “Gateway to the Universe” in early October

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Officials announce World Space Week activities for North Bay in October.


North Bay has launched their line-up for World Space Week in early October.

Mayor Al McDonald and Canadore President George Burton are co-chairs of the YYB North Bay World Space Week Committee.

They announced local events will take place October 8th through the 10th and will include an Industry Day, an Education Day and a Space Day for the general public.

MP Jay Aspin also announced $50,000 in FedNor funding to promote and market World Space Week and it’s related activities. Aspin says World Space Week will bring North Bay national attention which could lead to future development.

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Dozens of podium finishes for Widdifield track and field athletes

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track and fieldThe 2015 NDA Track and Field meet on Thursday saw dozens of Widdifield Wildcats take to the podium.

Brett Hargrave (pictured) was awarded the Fergie Dowdall Memorial Award as the top track and field athlete at the 2015 NDA meet.

Hargrave affirmed himself as North Bay’s fastest high school athlete by sweeping first place in each of the senior boys’ 100-metre (11.53 seconds), 200-m (24.16s) and 400-m (53.62).

He wrapped up the meet by helping his Wildcat teammates to a 3rd place finish in the senior boys’ 4-by-100-m relay and a 2nd place finish in the open 4-by-400-m relay.

In leading the way on the track, Hargrave helped the Wildcats earn the overall Sr. Boys NDA track banner.

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Domestic incident leads to charges for a city man

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Police (north bay)City police report a North Bay man is facing charges after an investigation into a domestic assault.

It’s alleged sometime between 12 noon and 3 pm on Wednesday a woman was physically assaulted and threatened at a North Bay residence.

Police say she was able to leave the residence after a man was distracted by a phone call.

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Details coming on YYB North Bay World Space Week

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world space weekThe UN General Assembly declares October 4th to the 10th World Space Week each year, and the City of North Bay is getting involved.

Details on the inaugural local event are being announced today (Friday) with an Industry Day, an Education Day and a Space Day for the general public planned in October.

Co-chairs of the YYB North Bay World Space Week Committee Mayor Al McDonald and Canadore President George Burton will be joined by MP Jay Aspin and Swiss Space Systems officials at today’s event.

A FedNor funding announcment is being made in support of the week and S3‘s Zero Gravity Flights Campaign launch.

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