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25TH Annual Chill Hockey Tournament - Sunday, November 18, 2018

Thunder Bay Women’s Hockey Association
25TH Annual Chill Hockey Tournament

Midget TBay Bears vs Lake of Woods the Boiiis   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  November 18, 2018  (LSN)  The Tournament Centre was filled with action once again this weekend as the 25th annual Thunder Bay Women’s Hockey Association’s  - Chill tournament was playing.  This year’s event brought together teams with players as young as 4 years old and upwards of 17 years old.   This stellar all girls tournament saw players from across Northwestern Ontario from Marathon/Longlac to Kenora.

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Wolves second close loss in two nights - Sunday, November 18, 2018

Wolves second close loss in two nights

Cooper Leitch Thunderwolves   Lake Superior News
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WATERLOO, ONTARIO November 18, 2018  (LSN)  The Lakehead Thunderwolves were defeated 3-2 by the Waterloo Warriors at the Columbia Ice Field on Saturday night, the Wolves second close loss in two nights.

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Arts

Extra, Extra! Newsies - Friday, November 16, 2018

Extra, Extra! Newsies above the fold production

Extra, Extra! Newsies above the fold production Paramount Theatre Lake Superior News
#LSN_Arts   Paramount 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  November 16, 2018  (LSN) Extra, Extra! Newsies above the fold production now playing at the Paramount Theatre! High-kicking newspaper kids practically leap off the stage at the Paramount Theatre, where Disney’s Newsies is currently being staged in Thunder Bay by the senior students of Paramount Live. The liveliness and zest of Paramount Live’s staging brought down the house on opening night as the “newsies” took to the stage to tell this story based on real-life events of the Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City.

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Crime

Frederica Street Drug Arrests - Friday, November 16, 2018

Frederica Street OPP, NAN and Thunder Bay Police  Drug Arrests

OPP, NAN and Thunder Bay Police  Drug Arrests      Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   November 16, 2018  (LSN)  he Thunder Bay Police Service Intelligence Unit in conjunction with the Ontario Provincial Police and the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service executed two warrants in the 100 block of Frederica Street On November 15, 2018.

As a result two males and a female were arrested. A large quantity of what is believed to be Fentanyl, a smaller quantity of what is believed to be cocaine and several different types of pills were seized.

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OPP, NAN and Thunder Bay Police Drug Arrests - Tuesday, November 13, 2018

OPP, NAN and Thunder Bay Police  Drug Arrests

OPP, NAN and Thunder Bay Police  Drug Arrests      Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   November 13, 2018  (LSN)  The Thunder Bay Police Service Intelligence Unit in conjunction with the Ontario Provincial Police and the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service executed three warrants over the past four days.

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PublicSafety

CONVICTED DOUBLE KILLER BENJAMIN MARKI - Saturday, November 17, 2018

CONVICTED DOUBLE KILLER BENJAMIN MARKI
APPEALING HIS SENTENCE

CONVICTED DOUBLE KILLER BENJAMIN MARKI IS APPEALING HIS SENTENCE   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime  #LSN_PublicSafety  Thunder Bay Countcouthouse Inside Edition

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - July 24, 2018  (LSN)  Inside Edition sources state an appeal was filed with the Ontario Court of Appeal this week. Benjamin Marki is trying to get his parole eligibility reduced for the horrific stabbing deaths of Wilfred Potts and Anne Chuchmuch.
He’s not appealing his conviction, but feels his sentence was too harsh.

The appeal will be heard by the court in Toronto within 18-24 months.
BENJAMIN MARKI was arrested on Friday January 15, 2016 of as a result of a complex investigation which began on December 27, 2015 with a multi-tier resp

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CBP Works with Military to Harden Border Security - Sunday, November 11, 2018

CBP Works with Military to Harden Border Security Ahead of Caravan Arrival

Soldiers from Ft. Riley, Kansas, work alongside with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and Border Patrol agents at the Hidalgo, Texas, port of entry, to strengthen areas along the border   Lake Superior News
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HIDALGO, TEXAS -  November 11, 2018   (LSN)  More than 5,000 U.S. military troops are in the southwest border region to support CBP officers and Border Patrol agents as they prepare for the expected arrival of thousands of Central American immigrants. The close cooperation between CBP and the military is part of Operation Secure Line, which includes CBP deploying personnel and resources to the region.

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Opinion

Unifor Representing Thousands Of Canadian Journalists - Sunday, November 18, 2018

Unifor  Representing Thousands Of Canadian Journalists
Calls Themselves ‘Resistance’ Against Scheer

Unifor Resistance Media Union
LSN_Opinion   Spencer Fernando

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA -  November 18, 2018  (LSN)  How can Canadians trust the media if tons of media employees are represented by a group pledging to defeat the Conservatives? Jerry Dias – the head of the massive Unifor Union which represents over 10,000 Canadian journalists – is calling himself part of ‘the resistance’ to Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. Here’s what Unifor tweeted: “Unifor’s National Executive Board started planning for the federal election today @AndrewScheer #canlab #canpoli”

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Toronto On Pace For Most Murders In History - Saturday, November 17, 2018

Toronto On Pace For Most Murders In History

Murders in Toronto   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion  Spencer Fernando

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA,  September 17, 2018  (LSN)   There have been 89 homicides so far in Toronto in 2018. Toronto is on pace for the most murders in the history of the city, following the death of 22-year-old Yohannes Brhanu a few days ago.

The 89th homicide matches the number of murders in 1991.

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legalizing cannabis offers no payoff - Monday, November 12, 2018

Dazed and confused: legalizing cannabis offers no payoff

Frontier Centre for Public Policy  Legalizing Cannabis   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion  Frontier Centre  TroyMedia

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  -  November 12, 2018  (LSN)  Provinces and municipalities face a bevy of expenses and a web of regulations. And the tax benefits at all levels are questionable

You might wonder how legislators could lose money by legalizing and taxing an addictive substance. Behold, Canadian officials have outdone themselves with the rollout of recreational cannabis.

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$25,000 INDOOR TURF FACILITY Report - Tuesday, November 6, 2018

$25,000  INDOOR TURF FACILITY Report

$25,000 INDOOR TURF FACILITY report  Lake Superior News
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TOURISM, ECONOMIC IMPACTS, AND FUNDRAISING STRATEGY FOR AN INDOOR TURF FACILITY
 

THUNDER BAY, ONTAIRO  November 6, 2018  (LSN)  Included in this post is the cover photo from the $25,000 report taxpayers paid to a consortium of local consultants. This report was never made public. It took a Freedom of Information request to pry it from city hall.

Having read it, I know why administration didn’t want it to become part of the public record. There is in fact no concrete case to be made that an indoor turf facility will be a tourism success.

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How “Legalization” Cost Canadian Taxpayers - Monday, November 5, 2018

How “Legalization” Cost Canadian Taxpayers

Price of Cannabis Falling?  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion  Frontier Centre  

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  -  November 5, 2018  (LSN)  You might wonder how legislators could possibly lose money by legalizing and taxing an addictive substance. Behold, Canadian officials have outdone themselves with the rollout of recreational cannabis.

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Great Lake Shipping

Cancel Marine Security Enforcement Team - Monday, November 5, 2018

Liberals to Cancel Marine Security Enforcement Team Program for Ontario

Marine Security Enforcement Team  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY,  ONTARIO  -  November 5, 2018  (LSN)  MP Dave Van Kesteren recently made aware of the Liberal Government’s intention to cancel the MSET program in Ontario. MSET is a joint operation between the Canadian Coast Guard and the RCMP to protect the entirety of the Great Lakes. MSET patrols known smuggling routes and intercepts guns, drugs, contraband tobacco and other illegal items destined for organized crime in Canada. 

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Lake Superior is 29 cm (11 in) above average - Sunday, November 4, 2018

Lake Superior is 29 cm (11 in) above average

International Lake Superior Board of Control  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Shipping   high water levels in the upper Great Lakes

THUNDER BAY, ONATAIO  -  November 4, 2018  (LSN)  Extremely wet weather and a significant rise in Lake Superior levels will result in St. Marys River outflows being increased in November.

An exceptional amount of precipitation fell in the Lake Superior basin from October 8th to 11th, causing a rapid and significant rise in Lake Superior water levels. Lake Superior rose 8 cm (3 in) overall last month, while on average it declines 4 cm (2 in) in October.

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$922-million Poe Lock replacement - Wednesday, October 24, 2018

President Trump signs bill authorizing $922-million
Poe Lock replacement

Poe Lock Rendering 2010  Lake Superior News
#LSN_shipping  Artist Rendering 2010 

CLEVELAND, OHIO  –  October 24, 2018  (LSN)  President Trump yesterday signed America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, legislation that includes the Soo Lock Post-Authorization Change Report that authorizes construction of a second Poe-sized lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, to move forward.  The President had pledged to “fix” the Soo Locks in April.

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Economy

CN Kam River Bridge Decision - Sunday, November 18, 2018

CN Kam River Bridge Decision

CN Rail Kam River Swing Bridge   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - November 18, 2018  (LSN)  Here’s yet another decision on the James Street bridge. We learn that it’s going to cost between $4 and $6 million to repair and that the Court of appeal doesn’t think the Supreme Court will allow CN to appeal the Court of Appeal ruling.

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Fort William Annual Christmas Open House - Friday, November 16, 2018

Fort William Annual Christmas Open House
28th Year

 

Fort William Hoikday Open House 28th Year
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  November 16, 2018  (LSN) The Downtown Fort William Annual Christmas Open House started as a way to bring merchants together to show appreciation of customers in a festive manner. Victoria's Cupboard has celebrated a Christmas Open House with other store owners for the past 28 years. As people go from one business to another, looking for the big red bow outside of each participating shop, they are greeted with an assortment of refreshments, home baking, draws, free giveaways, in-store specials, music and/or a fashion show

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Kenora Hydro Merger with Thunder Bay Hydro - Friday, November 16, 2018

OEB Approves Kenora Hydro Merger with Thunder Bay Hydro

OEB Approves Kenora Hydro Merger with Thunder Bay Hydro  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  November 16, 2018  (LSN)   The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has approved the merger of Kenora Hydro Electric Corporation Ltd. (Kenora Hydro) and Thunder Bay Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc. (Thunder Bay Hydro).

“Cost-efficiencies are expected and will directly benefit all customers” says Robert Mace, President and CEO of Thunder Bay Hydro, “Changes are coming in the new year, beginning with the unveiling our new brand”.

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Increased Taxi Service at Thunder Bay Airport - Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Increased Taxi Service at Thunder Bay Airport

Diamond and Roach’s Yellow Taxi at Thunder Bay Airport   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - November 13, 2018  (LSN)  The Airport Authority is pleased to announce that both Diamond and Roach’s Yellow Taxi will now collaborate at the Airport to improve cab service.

Both cab companies will have their designated spot on the curb, allowing passengers more options t

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Lake Superior Circle Tour

CP HOLIDAY TRAIN to visit communities - Saturday, November 17, 2018

CP HOLIDAY TRAIN  to visit communities
across Canada and the United States

CP Holiday Train 2018    Lake Superior Neews
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   November 17, 2018  (LSN)  Beginning in Montreal, Quebec, on November 25 and 27, 2017 respectively, two trains will make the festive journey, travelling through both the U.S. and Canada to bring holiday cheer to 182 communities along CP's network. Each event is completely free, with CP encouraging every attendee to open their cupboards or wallets to ease hunger needs in their community. Local food banks will be accepting donations at each stop to ensure those less fortunate can access adequate food this holiday season and year-round.

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Sault Ste. Marie hosting major snowmobile race - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Sault Ste. Marie hosting major snowmobile race

Sault Ste. Marie is hosting  Rivercity Motorsports 250   Lake Superior Newsw
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Sault Ste. Marie, ON (November 11, 2018) – Start your engines! Sault Ste. Marie is hosting a major international snowmobile race this winter. The Rivercity Motorsports 250 is taking place March 1 and 2 at Runway Park on Airport Road. It will be a final points competition for the Midwest International Racing Association (MIRA) and is expected to be the circuit’s biggest race of the season.

 

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pre-Christmas Hovland Arts Festival sale - Friday, November 2, 2018

pre-Christmas Hovland Arts Festival sale

Hovland Pre Christmas Arts Festival sale  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_Tourism  #LSN_CircleTour Between Grand Marais and the Canadian Border 

COOK COUNTY,  HOVLAND, MINNESOTA, Octobert 21, 2018  The pre-Christmas Hovland Arts Festival sale is right around the corner.  Mark your calendar to plan for it on November 24th, a Saturday, from 10-4.  There will be fine Native American beaded jewelry and leather work.

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