The 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.
Local 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.