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New Heritage Fund programs announced

The Ontario government says six programs introduced today by Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci will create jobs and build prosperity in Northern Ontario.

No change in hospital visiting

The North Bay General hospital has decided to maintain the status quo regarding its visitor situation after reviewing the matter today. Visiting hours on 4W 4W Scollard will continue to be restricted to parents and guardians only on Paediatrics.

Throw and stab

A 40-year-old North Bay woman has been charged after she allegedly stabbed her husband with a knife. The incident took place approximately 1 a.m. Sunday. Police said an argument had ensued between the spouses in their home.

Winter driving tips

The North Bay Ontario Provincial Police detachment has some tips for winter driving.

Crime of the Week

Near North Crime Stoppers Box 382 North Bay, ON P1B 8H5 Call Toll free 1-800-222-TIPS Or 476-8477 Fax 476-1784 Crime of the Week, Jan.

Racetrack public meeting on agenda tonight

The Community Services Committee will discuss the Nipissing Entertainment's rezoning application at its meeting tonight, despite a recent provincial decision not to expand the slots at racetracks program.


The North Bay Police Service has arrested a 50-year-old city man following an incident Sunday. Police said a second man was threatened by the first within a North Bay residence. It's alleged the first man had a sledgehammer. Cst. Paul Brewer and Cst.

American airmen defend themselves from cold attack

Sgt. Michael Augustine (L) and Sgt. Steve Leavitt brave a cold North Bay winter day. Photo by Chris Dawson, Two American airmen are getting their first taste of a Canadian winter. And the two, Sgt. Steven Leavitt and Sgt.

Snow Wars postponed

Tonight's Snow Wars competition at the Laurentian Ski Hill has been postponed. Laurentian manager Doug Newell says the big air event will now take place Feb. 19.

Near North elementary teachers to hold strike vote

There will be a strike vote held next week by public school elementary teachers in the North Bay and Parry Sound regions.