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Strong fourth-quarter housing starts bolster weak year (1/02)

An above average count of housing starts for the fourth quarter in Thunder Bay pushed residential construction starts above 2000 levels according to data released by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.

Council supports heritage park initiative (1/02)

Thunder Bay city council has provided $100,000 in seed money over the next two years to a group attempting to establish a heritage park in the city's historic Bay-Algoma area.

First Nation boasts new park (1/02)

by Felix Winkelaar In the Hollywood version, a farmer builds a baseball diamond in his cornfield and Shoeless Joe brings his buddies to play ball.

Executive receives forestry award (1/02)

The Canadian Institute of Forestry recently awarded Bill Roll, manager of forestry and government affairs at Bowater Thunder Bay Woodlands, with the Tree of Life Award.

Push for smoking bans continues (3/02)

Dryden City councillors could be voting on a smoke-free bylaw by this summer. The city's administration is working on it, Mayor Sid Wintle told delegates from the Healthy Dryden Coalition.

Groundwater project converts waste to resource (3/02)

By Michael Lynch The City of Thunder Bay has two water-quality projects that are on the leading edge of technology and innovation. One is brand new, and the other has been in place for several years.

Shipping companies face strike (12/01)

Unionized marine engineers aboard Great Lakes freighters took to the picket lines in late November as Canadian shipping companies scrambled to keep sailing.

Thunder Bay Telephone expands services (12/01)

As part of its business expansion plans, Thunder Bay Telephone has acquired the city Internet provider, Air Internet Canada Ltd.

Politics hinders Portside development (12/01)

By Ian Ross Political in-fighting at city hall has stalled the progress of Thunder Bay's multimillion-dollar Portside waterfront project.

Northern housing market stagnant (12/01)

By Ian Ross The housing market may be booming in Canada's urban centres, but it has dried up in Northern Ontario and rural Canada through a mass out-migration of young people, says the president of the Thunder Bay Home Builders' Ass