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City Police Have Released Their 2016 Operating Budget

Posted on by drew.ferris

North Bay PoliceAnd this years budget features a 1.9 percent increase.

Their budget for 2016 is over 17.3 million dollars, and Deputy Chief Shawn Devine says most of that is going towards salary, overtime, and benefits.

While the remaining 10, goes to water and hydro for the station, fuel for the cruisers, and more.

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Flood warning issued Friday for the North Bay area

Posted on by richard.coffin

North_Bay_Conservation_AuthorityAs of 8am, the area received 25 to 30 millimetres of rain in a 24 hour period and that has resulted in a flood warning for the North Bay area.

The North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority issued the warning and will be monitoring conditions.

Officials say combined with the melting snow pack, it has caused ground conditions to become saturated and water levels to rise.

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Chamber officially opens new downtown location

Posted on by richard.coffin

Chamber Downtown

The North Bay and District Chamber of Commerce is now located at 205 Main Street East

205 Main Street East.

That’s the new location of the North Bay and District Chamber of Commerce.

They held an official opening this week.

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Massed Bands and Choirs concert held this week

Posted on by richard.coffin


150 instrumentalists and 40 singers took part the Massed bands and Choirs Concert Wednesday night

(Submitted) Music Makes Us North Bay presented a Massed Bands and Choirs Concert Wednesday night featuring 150 instrumentalists and 40 singers from Chippewa Secondary School, Parry Sound High School, St. Joseph-Scollard Hall Secondary School, West Ferris Secondary School and Widdifield Secondary School.

This was their inaugural event.

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(UPDATE) Collision on Highway 11 North

Posted on by richard.coffin

NEW opp policeOPP advise Highway 11 North has been fully reopened.

The roadway was closed after a two vehicle collision between Sunshine Lane and Marsh Drive.

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Black Sabbath Music Coming After All?

Posted on by mitchbelanger

iommiA few weeks ago Ozzy Osbourne announced he would no longer be involved in a new Black Sabbath album project.  Although the Ozzman will fulfill his duties as vocalist for Black Sabbath’s final concert tour, he wants to move on with solo album plans.  This week Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi told us that Black Sabbath may eventually release unused tracks from their last album, “13″.  Iommi says he’s got a lot of leftover riffs and would like to have them see the light of day. The Black Sabbath guitarist says the band recorded 16 songs for the last CD but only released 12.  Black Sabbath will launch their farewell tour being billed as The End on January 20th with stops in Hamilton February 21st and Toronto on August 29th.

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Look at these lights!

Posted on by vicki.tyler

For the person that appreciates co-ordination, you’ll love these lights!…you may need to have a love of heavy metal as well…The display is set to Slipknot’s “Psychosocial”. Sleigher Bobs Holiday Lights is on Facebook if you want to find out more.
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(UPDATE) Two pedestrian-related collisions in North Bay Thursday night

Posted on by richard.coffin

North Bay PoliceCity police are reporting two separate incidents of pedestrians being struck by vehicles last night (Thursday).

Just after 5pm a 68-year old woman was struck by a vehicle at Cassells and Olive.

She suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital.

A 44-year old motorists is charged with failing to yield to an approaching pedestrian.

Meantime, just before 8:30 pm, North Bay Police were dispatched to Fisher and McIntyre after a vehicle struck a male pedestrian, who police say failed to use the crosswalk and failed to look in both directions before crossing Fisher Street.

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Kicking off the Christmas season in Downtown North Bay

Posted on by richard.coffin

pre-Christmas walkThe Old Fashioned Christmas Walk in Downtown North Bay goes tonight (Friday).

Executive Director Jeff Serran says this is the 27th annual in it’s current format, but similar events have been happening for much longer than that in the downtown.

The evening gets started at 6 pm with the Christmas Tree lighting in the Diegel Parkette at Fraser and Main West.

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Chamber welcomes tentative agreement at Nipissing

Posted on by richard.coffin

Chamber logoThe North Bay and District Chamber of Commerce is welcoming the end of the strike at Nipissing University.

Classes resume on Monday.

President Jake Lacourse says any kind of labour strife causes uncertainty in the economy so they’re happy to see common ground being found.

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