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Lynn Anderson Has Passed Away

Posted on by Big Mike

We were sad to hear about the passing of Lynn Anderson last night during Michelle Wright’s performance at Summer in the Park. Michelle told the crowd before singing Lynn’s biggest hit, “Rose Garden.”

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Country Music Season Is Open In Callander!

Posted on by adam.contant

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Country 600 CKAT has arrived at the Billy Barber Complex in Callander. Come join us tonight and all weekend long for FREE live Country music! Grab a chair and come on down!

Cecil’s officially opens their microbrewery

Posted on by matthew.sookram

cecil's Five quality craft beers are now available right from the tank to the tap at Cecil’s.

Cecil’s restaurant has officially opened as a microbrewery today (Thursday) and Brew master Brian Watson says they have made beers that appeal to this market.

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Aspin makes several funding announcements

Posted on by bob.coles

Beach VolleyballSeveral funding announcements were made by MP Jay Aspin on Friday. He made 3 announcements at the site of  North Bay’s new beach volleyball courts. First 50 thousand dollars to the local Vision Volleyball Club to help build a new beach volleyball courts complex on Oak Street.

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Cheapskates has a big event on Saturday

Posted on by bob.coles

logoOne of the fun events this weekend is a dirt bike competition called Mayhem On Main 3.  It’s a presentation of Cheapskates and is being held downtown right in front of the store.  Owner Barry Klus says it’a great event to see. He says you can watch the action as you’ll see both BMX and Dirt Bikes.

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Butler begins a busy stretch

Posted on by bob.coles

Stan ButlerThere is plenty of local interest in the Hockey Canada Summer showcase which is underway. The players and coaches of the under 17, under 18 and world junior selection teams from Canada are in Calgary this weekend. The list includes North Bay’s Brady Lyle trying to make the under 17′s and Battalion forward Zach Poirier attempting to represent Canada at the under 18 tournament in the Czech Republic. 

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Students helping out North Bay Police

Posted on by bob.coles

police student surveyNorth Bay Police want to hear from you. They’ve hired two students to do some polling on city police concerns. Deputy Chief Shawn Devine says they will be based in the lobby and ask a few brief questions after people have wrapped up their police business, Devine says they want to know whether people want to report crime on line for some things like bicycle thefts rather than coming into headquarters.

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First Powassan born hockey play to suit up for Voodoos this season

Posted on by matthew.sookram

voodoossignpeters An exciting day for the Powassan Voodoos Franchise; Tyler Peters has signed on to play with the club for the upcoming season. The 19 year old was born and raised in Powassan and he will be the first homegrown player to wear their jersey in the NOJHL. Peters says he can’t wait to get started.

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BAYSAR to conduct PFD surveys of area lakes

Posted on by matthew.sookram

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BAYSAR Search and Rescue will be out in the area again this year during the long weekend in August doing a PFD survey.

They will be flying over area lakes and checking to see if people are wearing their personal flotation devices.

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Summer in the Park is here!

Posted on by matthew.sookram

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North Bay’s big summer event is here.

This year’s version of Summer In the Park is tonight with Country Music being the theme for the big concerts. Chair John Strang says tonight’s entertainment includes performances by Autumn Hill at 7:40pm, Michelle Wright at 8:30pm and Johnny Reid at 9:40pm.

Outside of the concerts the midway is open from 1-11pm, there’a a fakes and forgeries exhibit at the Discovery North Bay Museum from 10am-8pm, and all the vendors will be selling their products from 4-11pm.

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