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More snow in Buffalo means further delays for a local family

Posted on by richard.coffin

White out conditions continue near Buffalo, where a local family is stranded.  (Photo by Rachelle Petitclerc)

White out conditions continue near Buffalo, where a local family is stranded. (Photo by Rachelle Petitclerc)

An update involving a local family stranded near Buffalo.

Rachelle Petitclerc says it could still be a few more days before they can leave. This after New York’s governor updated the situation, which includes another snow storm (today) Thursday.

Petitclerc says the snow is coming down, with 2 feet possible, plus there’s whiteout conditions.

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UPDATE: Highway 11 South has been REOPENED

Posted on by richard.coffin

OPPAlmaguin OPP advising Highway 11 from Sundridge to Huntsville has been re-opened.

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Grannies Smoke Pot For The First Time

Posted on by mitchbelanger

A company called Cut Video got three grandmothers together to smoke marijuana for the first time.  They wanted to see the women’s reaction to being high.  The women took hauls on a bong before being fed snacks, then they played cards.  Check out the video to see the ladies’ stoner behaviour.

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North Bay family stuck near Buffalo

Posted on by matthew.sookram

Buffalo pic 5The Petitclerc family was traveling back from a vacation in Florida when they hit the massive snowstorm in Buffalo on Monday night.

Rachelle called our newsroom to detail the experience and conditions she, her husband and two daughters are currently dealing with.

 

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Metallica Play Craig Ferguson Off on the Late Late Show

Posted on by bryan.floyd

They say all good things must come to an end. If you’re a fan of the Late Late show with Craig Ferguson, you were devastated to find out Craig would be leaving the show. Craig’s final show has been set for December 19th and he plans to have a bunch of tricks up his sleeve for his final stretch. For instance, Metallica has signed up for a week long residency on the show, saying ”We’re excited to celebrate Craig Ferguson’s final season. We’ll be playing every night that week and we’ll sit down with Craig to chat about all things “TALLLICA.”
Metallica is set to release a limited 12-inch vinyl single of their new song “The Lords Of Summer” on November 28, they also plan to head back to the studio to work on their 10th studio album which will be out sometime in 2015.
This is what “Tallica” week has looked like thus far.

Monday’s performance of ”Hit The Lights” from their debut album “Kill ‘Em All”

Last Night’s performance of Fuel

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The cost of healthy food in the North Bay-Parry Sound District is up

Posted on by richard.coffin

foodThe Health Unit’s 2014 Price of Eating Well Report has been released and access to nutritious, culturally appropriate, safe food continues to be a challenge for many people in the district.

The cost of healthy food has increase over 15 percent in the past five years. Officials say for low income families, that’s a problem.

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Funding to help some local residents heat their homes this winter

Posted on by richard.coffin

SONY DSCThe Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative funding is being introduced again this year.  This helps people who are struggling with the costs of heating their home.

It can cover wood, propane, and oil heating, and you can also apply if you’re heating system is in need of being repaired.

Marianne Zadra is the Communications Officer with the District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board, and she says the CHPI Grant really helped out a number of people in the community last year. She estimates 90 people in the area benefited from the grant.

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Foo Fighters Will Play Toronto Next Summer

Posted on by mitchbelanger

Foo_Fighters_Live_21Foo Fighters have announced a North American tour for next year and it includes a stop in Toronto. The band will hit the road beginning July 4th and the Toronto show is at the Molson Amphitheatre on July 9th.

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Movember Monday – Week #3 Answer

Posted on by lisa.laporte

Week #3-AThis week’s mystery ‘Mo’ belongs to Hulk Hogan!  Movember Mondays happens each week in November, in support of men’s health.  Check back next week for a new mystery ‘Mo’ and take a guess for your chance to win a $50 gift card from Natural Beauty Hair Salon.  Movember Mondays, on 101.9 The Fox, World Class Rock!

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City police promoting respect and inclusion this Bullying Awareness Week

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Police (north bay)North Bay Police are letting people know how they can help put a stop to bullying. 

This is Bullying Awareness Week and police say it creates much needed dialogue on what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour.  It also encourages bystanders to get involved when it’s safe to do so. 

Corporate Communications Co-ordinator Marie Lugli says stats show 60 percent of the time, bullying stops in less than 10 seconds when someone steps in. 

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