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There are several events lined up for this week to celebrate North Bay Pride. Tomorrow (Wednesday) at 4 pm is the flag raising at City Hall with a Drag King or Queen runway event at 8 pm at the Grande Event Centre. North Bay Pride Committee Spokesperson Jason Maclennan says there’s a speed dating event […]


The 6th annual Medication Drug Drop-off Day was held on June 26, 2018. In a time frame from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. thirty-seven citizens visited the booth to drop off unused or expired prescriptions, over-the counter medications, vitamins, herbal supplements for this safe disposal. As well, thirty-six visitors visited and obtained a medication bag […]


The former Chamber office and tourism centre has been torn down. BayToday reports Thursday was demolition day on the property at Seymour and the Bypass, with plans for a gas station and restaurant in the works. The city sold the land for over $1.6 million. Meantime part of the $5.7 million reconstruction of the Seymour […]


As per the Department of National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces: “Due to inclement weather forecasted for Armed Forces Day, the evening event that was scheduled for Wednesday, June 13th, 2018, starting at 6:30 p.m. has been cancelled.  As safety is paramount to organizers, the decision was made to protect the public, volunteers and the  […]


Current city Councillor, Mike Anthony is running for re-election. He says he’s not here to raise taxes or slash services, he says he’s here to unlock the power of the private sector. The deadline for nominations is July 27th. Municipal election day is October 22nd.


The full North Bay Battalion schedule is out. The Troops open the season at home against the defending OHL-champion Hamilton Bulldogs on Friday, Sept. 21st.  The following day, they travel to Sault St. Marie for a match against the Western Conference champion-Soo Greyhounds. Once again, the Troops tangle with Highway 17 rival, Sudbury Wolves eight […]


The Powassan Voodoos stayed close to home for their second major signing of the off-season. The Voodoos have signed North Bay Trappers AAA defenceman Jacob Peterson-Galema, the club announced on Monday. The 6’2”, 185-pound defenceman finished second overall in Great North Midget League scoring with  12 goals and 41 assists for 53 points in 36 […]


The North Bay Battalion will kick off this season at home against the defending OHL champion, Hamilton Bulldogs. They’ll play Friday, Sept, 21st from Memorial Gardens vs the a Bulldogs team who was one win away form a Memorial Cup title. Their full schedule hasn’t been announced but North Bay will be part of another […]


  As a result of a drug investigation the North Bay Police have charged a man from North Bay with Possession of Fentanyl for the Purpose of Trafficking. On June 6th 2018 the Street Crime Team seized 16.3 grams of synthetic fentanyl. The powdered substance, which has a light purple colour, has a street value […]


Franco-Cité has handed out their annual athletic awards. Danyka Raymond is senior girls Athlete of the Year while Zacharie Lavigne is the senior boys Athlete of the Year. The school’s athletic banquet was held on Monday.   Here’s the full list of winners: JUNIOR GIRLS UNSUNG ATHLETE Geneviève Martel JUNIOR GIRLS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR […]


A seismologist with Natural Resources Canada says there was no earthquake in the North Bay area Wednesday morning. Stephen Holchuk confirms there was shaking at 9:05 am in the North Bay area and they can normally tell the difference between earthquakes and blasts. “By our instruments indication it was very shallow, so it’s hard for us […]


It’s a chance to meet most of the candidates. The Chamber and YourTV are co-hosting the meet the candidates debate tonight (Tuesday), with the four main parties represented. The Green Party, Liberals, New Democrats and Progressive Conservatives are taking part. The event goes at 7 pm at Odyssée. The Libertarians and Northern Ontario Party also […]


A water conditions statement for water safety has been issued by the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority and The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. The statement says water levels are already high due to the recent thaw and they’re expected to stay that way for the time being as more rain is on the way. […]


A local businessman has announced his intention to run for the Liberals in Nipissing for June’s provincial election. Stephen Glass owns Wendigo Lake Expeditions which operates Project D.A.R.E., which describes itself as a company that operates adventure therapy programs for young people. Glass says he will run a positive campaign and will highlight many of […]


North Bay’s Terry Restoule is $400,000 richer. He took a spin on the Big Spin wheel in Toronto and won top prize in the Big Spin instant game. He purchased his winning ticket at the Esso on Pinewood Park Drive. Restoule says he plans on spending his winnings on a big party and setting up […]


OPP report two people are dead after a collision this morning (Monday) on Highway 17 East. The crash happened just before 8:30 am in Bonfield township and involved a pick-up truck and minivan. Highway 17 is now open between Highway 94 and Highway 531 The names of the deceased are not being released at this […]


The North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre has received a $44,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The funds will enhance infrastructure through building repairs, mould removal and the purchase of an HVAC system. Katherine Sarazin is president of the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre. She says repairs will be made to the building which is […]


The Capitol Centre opened its doors for its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 to report on its business including the financial picture from 2017. Those in attendance heard of its challenges and the level of activity throughout the theatre and gallery. Micheal Roth, President of the Board of Directors commented on how […]


Details on the 2018 Armed Forces Day in North Bay are being announced tomorrow morning (Thursday). The June 13th event at North Bay’s waterfront will include the CF-18 air demonstration team, which is honouring the 60th anniversary of NORAD this year. That’s according to the demo team’s schedule on their website. Armed Forces Day is […]


OPP have confirmed one person has died in the collision on Highway 17 West this morning. Police say a transport hit a rock cut about 6:30 and they have closed Highway 17 West from Lively to Whitefish for the investigation. RR55 is your detour but traffic is quite backed up and officers have no estimation […]


It’s an unusual time in the snow removal business. They might get a snow fall or two in early April but for operators like Keith Pollock of Keith and Company Lawn Care this is getting late in the game. He told BayToday that he’s never seen a winter like this where there’s still snow out […]


West Nipissing Police say there’s been a decrease in the number of collisions in the first 3 months of the year compared to 12 months ago. At this time last year there were 45 and so far this year just 23. Injuries are the same year to year at 4 and there have been no […]


This is National Public Safety Communicators week. In North Bay,  the Communications Centre received over 30,000 calls last year ranging from non emergency situations to those that are life threatening. Not only do these communicators talk to the public to get important information but they also let the first responders in the field know there’s […]


On April 10, 2018, at approximately 3:26 p.m., officers from the Mattawa and North Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint regarding two vehicles that did not stop for a school bus on Highway 17 in Papineau-Cameron Township, Ontario, east of Mattawa. Two children were about to exit the […]


The West Ferris Atom Major AA Trappers – C. John D’Agostino Law team are happy to be hosting the Ontario Hockey Federation Championships this month from Friday, April 13th to Sunday April 15th at West Ferris Arena here in North Bay. This tournament is a wonderful opportunity to watch elite hockey players from across the […]