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A soggy couple of days in North Bay, to say the least!

Posted on by richard.coffin

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About a month’s worth of rain fell in North Bay over the past two days.  Including amounts on both Tuesday and Wednesday, a total of 105.5 millimetres was recorded at the airport.  By comparision, all of July 2013 saw just over 108 millimetres of rainfall in North Bay. 

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77 residential units planned for West Ferris

Posted on by richard.coffin

Lakeshore residential plan2It’s just vacant land right now, but the lots of 740 and 744 Lakeshore Drive could be home to 77 new residential units in the future. That’s a plan currently being proposed to the city.  Planning Advisory Committee Chair Ed Valenti says the plan shows development of detached, semi-detached, townhomes and apartment units.

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Funding for youth interns across the north

Posted on by richard.coffin

feds team northern ontarioA new $1-million funding initiative was recently announced by FedNor to help youth interns.  MP Jay Aspin says business in North Bay and area can apply for this funding which will help them acquire one of 30 northern Ontario graduate interns.  Aspin says companies in the North Bay and area can contact the local FedNor office, or his office for more information.

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The Weather Network offers it’s long weekend forecast for the area

Posted on by richard.coffin

Summer Road-SpotlightIf you plan on being outside for most of this holiday long weekend, meteorologist Dayna Vettese says the weather will accommodate those plans. She says we’ll have some sun, maybe an isolated shower, but the temperatures will be right around seasonal with a little bit of humidity. Vettese is with The Weather Network, and she says that means temperatures in the mid 20′s.

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Long weekend features beach volleyball and the Million Dollar Hole In One

Posted on by richard.coffin

norceca day 3 3Local residents can check out some more beach volleyball at Summer In the Park this long weekend while the Million Dollar Hole In One is back at Veterans Field. 

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NNDSB Chair seeking re-election

Posted on by matthew.sookram

nndsb2 The chair of the Near North District School board is seeking re-election as a school board trustee.  David Thompson filed his nomination papers for the upcoming municipal elections to represent the Near North Board again, in Zone 1, which includes the Municipality of West Nipissing and City of North Bay.  

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2014′s first reported case of West Nile in Ontario

Posted on by matthew.sookram

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West Nile season is under way. Ontario’s first reported human case of West Nile virus this summer has surfaced in Simcoe-Muskoka, north of Toronto. And local health authorities across the province have a wary eye on the weather as they brace for more.

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**UPDATE**Washout on College Drive closes the roadway; record rainfall in North Bay

Posted on by richard.coffin

road closedWork on College Drive will continue for the next couple of days. Mayor Al McDonald says they have ordered the material and the culvert for the road, but he says a portion of the road could be closed up until early next week.

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Reports on infrastructure and energy costs at the city

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street lightLess energy means more savings for the city. Chair of Engineering and Works Chris Mayne says the city has made some changes over the last couple of years in terms of their energy usage. He says those changes have provided some savings for the city’s budget. He says adding LED lights to the city street lights and methane extraction at the Merrick Landfill have contributed to this in the form of $800,000.   Mayne says this shows the city is taking energy and conservation efforts very seriously.

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Mayor expresses support for Laurentian Ski Hill

Posted on by richard.coffin

Ski-HillLast Friday at Mattawa Voyageur Days we heard the announcement of Mount Antoine being re-opened. North Bay Mayor Al McDonald says there is some concern for Laurentian Ski Hill. He says he’s encouraging the public to still use Laurentian Ski Hill as it provides different aspects of the sport compared to Mount Antoine.

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