Local News

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 […]


It’s not everyday someone from North Bay is nominated for a Daytime Emmy… but that’s the case this spring. Jordan Guy, who’s originally from North Bay, is part of a team nominated for outstanding sound editing in a pre-school animated program. “It’s called ‘If You Give A Mouse A Cookie’ it’s on Amazon, we did […]


Nipissing and Canadore recently held their athletes of the year banquets. At Nipissing, Zosia Davis (pictured) a women’s hockey player was named female athlete of the year and Jordan Cascagnette, (pictured) a nordic skier was named male athlete of the year. At Canadore, Daniel Smalling was named male athlete of the year and Ashlyn Kadlecik […]


The North Bay and District Trappers AAA Hockey Association have announced some of the head coaches for next season. The list includes Marc Long for Minor Peewee, John Couch for Major Peewee, Sheldon Masson for Minor Bantam and Scott Huycke for Major Bantam. The coaches for Minor Midget and Major Midget are still to be […]


Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for the North Bay area, with plenty of snow expected tomorrow into Wednesday. It’s because of a Colorado Low pressure system. The forecast is calling for 15-20 cm of snow in North Bay tomorrow with another 10 cm possible on Wednesday. Blowing snow is also possible with […]


It’s called the Nipissing Promise. University officials say if a student is unable to secure a job in their field six months after graduation, Nipissing will provide one year of tuition-free university study. It is the first initiative of its kind in an Ontario University. There are certain annual requirements with the four-year promise program, […]


Weddings are meant to be a personal reflection of the bride and groom. Kayla Whalen loves to snowboard.  Neil Fleming loves to ski. On Saturday, the couple combined their love of sport, with their love for each other, and were married at an outdoor wedding, at the top of Laurentian Ski Hill in North Bay. […]


In sports, two Nipissing Lakers receive OUA honours. http://www.country600.com/2018/03/07/two-nipissing-lakers-recognized/ Massive audio upgrade at the Capitol Centre. http://www.country600.com/2018/03/07/massive-audio-upgrade-capitol-centre/ Community Living calls for respect. http://www.country600.com/2018/03/07/community-living-north-bay-calls-respect/ North Bay’s Mayor met with companies from Russia and Kazakhstan this week. http://www.country600.com/2018/03/06/mayor-meeting-companies-russia-kazakhstan/ Summer In The Park receives Ontario Celebrates funding. http://www.country600.com/2018/03/08/ontario-celebrates-funding-summer-park/ More jobs for HGS North Bay. http://www.country600.com/2018/03/08/jobs-hgs-canada-north-bay/ Three people now […]


Bryce Sigouin is elated, to say the least to have finally released a collection of songs that started long ago as a dream in his bedroom. The talented Mattawa/North Bay musician started a project under the name “Coll:ide” roughly eight months ago, a project that eventually blossomed into his debut EP, Foundations. Foundations is out […]


What is World Radio Day? We’re glad you asked. It’s a day to celebrate a medium that connects us all and brings people together regardless of where, when or how they listen. February 13 was chosen as World Radio Day because it was the day United Nations radio was established in 1946. This year, for […]


Mattawa Voyageur Days has announced its lineup for this summer’s festival.  Co-chair Lucie Desrochers joined us today to unveil the music acts that will be a part of Voyageur Days July 27th to 29th.  Finger Eleven will headline the Saturday night and The Box and Wide Mouth Mason will also be part of the Saturday […]