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What’s Your Favourite Biography?

Posted on by mitchbelanger

rocksI just finished Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry’s autobiography Rocks and now Vicki is reading it. We want to know what your favourite biography is for the chance to win bios from Rush and The Who. You have until 9:00am today to weigh in for the chance to win.
We asked a few people in our office to talk about their favourite books.

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Ferris Glen and l’Odyssée top area schools in 2015 Report Card on Ontario Schools

Posted on by richard.coffin

classroom1The Fraser Institute is out with it’s 2015 Report Card on schools in Ontario and the top ranking school in the area is Ferris Glen in Corbeil with a rating of 8.0.

They’re 310th in the province, out of 3037 schools.

St Gregory’s in Powassan is next at 7.5 followed by St Francis in North Bay at 7.3.

In terms of Secondary Schools, l’Odyssée is tops with a 7.5 ranking.

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Join Me On The Bridge event goes Friday

Posted on by bob.coles

iwd_squareThe culmination of International Women’s Week will be on the West Ferris overpass Friday.

It’s called Join Me on the Bridge and North East Women’s Health Alliance president Kathleen Jodouin says this peaceful event is an opportunity to acknowledge the status of women in our community

Jodouin says the opening ceremonies are at 1130 at The Holy Name Church on Memorial Drive and then everyone will proceed to the overpass where they’ll build a bridge of peace.

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Ronda Rousey Takes Down This Clown!

Posted on by mitchbelanger

This guy playfully challenged UFC women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey to a fight on MMA Prime TV. She slammed him to the ground and it sounds like she broke his ribs.

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The dangers of photocopying

Posted on by vicki.tyler

Have you ever thought of photocopying a body part? If so, you may want to watch this video we found on Facebook first. Get ready for your Friday laugh! To score 500 Fox Rockstar points, enter the bonus code: photocopy

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Timbits Volleyball Coming To North Bay

Posted on by mitchbelanger

Timbits-volleyballThe Tim Horton’s Timbits Volleyball program will be running for the first time in North Bay later this month. It’s for kids aged 9 to 13 or in grades 4 to 7. Creator and Director Danny Gosselin is with Vision Volleyball, and he says he thought there was a need for youth development in this sport because their numbers are down across the north. Gosselin says this age group is the perfect age for kids to learn the fundamentals of the sport. Sessions begin March 29th and run every Sunday until May 3rd at Vincent Massey Public School. Visit www.visionvolleyball.ca for more information.
We talked to Gosselin about the program.

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Roller coaster ride with gas prices continues

Posted on by richard.coffin

gasMore yo-yo gas prices in North Bay.

After most gas stations increased the price by about 18 cents on Tuesday, the price dropped again Wednesday afternoon, with most fueling pumps back around 95 cents a litre.

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City man charged with trafficking crack cocaine

Posted on by richard.coffin

Police (north bay)City police have charged a North Bay man following an ongoing investigation by the Street Crime Unit.

Around 7pm Tuesday, police seized over 5 grams of crack cocaine, with an estimated street value of $600.

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Garage fire on Crawford Drive

Posted on by richard.coffin

Garage fire2There were no injuries after a fire on Crawford Drive, on Airport Hill this morning (Tuesday).

City fire crews were dispatched just after 9 am.

 

Deputy Fire Chief of Fire Prevention and Administration Mike Bechard says an attached garage was fully involved when they arrived on the scene.

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Argument in a local restaurant turns violent

Posted on by richard.coffin

Police (north bay)North Bay Police have charged a city man after being called to a report of an altercation inside a restaurant in the 300 block of Lakeshore Drive just after 5pm Tuesday.

It’s alleged a verbal argument between two groups of people turned violent when a man pulled out a hammer and threatened a number of people.  

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