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Rail lands levy would have time limit

A levy to pay for the rail lands purchase would stay on tax bills for about 10 years, but be reduced after about seven, North Bay deputy mayor Peter Chirico says. The levy was discussed again near the end of Thursday night’s budget meeting.

Burrows tapped for honourary fundraising position

Former North Bay Mayor Jack Burrows will be named by the Northern Shores Children’s Treatment Center’s Board of Directors as the Honorary Fundraising Chair for North Bay at the Rotary Club of North Bay meeting, 12.00 p.m., at the Legion.

ONR "well positioned" for contract, union rep says

The union representing about 400 Ontario Northland Railway employees says the company stands a good shot at obtaining an Ontario government contract. Details are included in the following news release issued today around 4:30 p.m.

Open water advisory

The Ontario Provincial Police North Bay detachment says there's open water located approximately 20 feet (7 metres) off shore from end of Judge Street on Lake Nipissing.

"Martin's negligence" costs Canadians plenty: Tories

The president of the Nipissing-Timiskaming Federal Conservative Association says federal money used for sponsorship programs could have gone to far better use. Details are included in the following release issued by the association today at 11 a.m.

Crime Stoppers crime of the week

Crime of the Week For February 12th, 2004 Near North Crime Stoppers and the North Bay Police Service are seeking the public’s assistance in solving a Break Enter and Theft which occurred on the 300 block of Fisher St.

No cookie cutter homes wanted in proposed sub-division

The last thing Yvette Coutu wants to see is more of the same. Coutu, who lives on Queensway Road, was at Wednesday night’s planning advisory committee meeting, a little concerned about a proposed 38-home subdivision in her neighbourhood.
Explore the Trades well-explored

Explore the Trades well-explored

Hundreds of students from the area flocked to Explore the Trades in Nipissing Wednesday, which was put on by the Muskoka, Nipissing, Parry Sound Local Training and Adjustment Board, and held at the Best Western Hotel and Conference Centre.

Antique show this weekend

More than 24 dealers have been selected for the North Bay Antique Show, Feb. 14 and 15, at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 23.

Ex-cabbie loses bid for license reinstatement

A cab driver caught in a May 2002 police sting of the city's taxi industry will not have his license reinstated, North Bay Police Services Board chairman William Ferguson stated in a news release Wednesday.