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Which do you think is the local "Story of the Year?"

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Palangio arena turned into a homeless shelter 16 votes 1.42%
COVID-19 lockdown hits Nipissing-Parry Sound 239 votes 21.24%
Council proceeding with a new arena at Omischl 80 votes 7.11%
Battalion season cancelled 4 votes 0.36%
Cassellholme reconstruction woes 24 votes 2.13%
Integrity commissioner investigates conflict of interest allegations involving mayor and Invest North Bay 91 votes 8.09%
Schools forced into remote learning 13 votes 1.16%
Arson fire at Walmart closes store for weeks 44 votes 3.91%
Social worker suffers significant injuries after attack by telephone wielding client 17 votes 1.51%
Police lay charges for residents breaking COVID restriction laws 5 votes 0.44%
Air Canada pulls out of North Bay leaving airport in jeopardy 93 votes 8.27%
Privacy commissioner brings an end to Jerry Knox CAO issue 3 votes 0.27%
Homeless tent city erected, then evicted from City Hall grounds 15 votes 1.33%
Cascades Casino construction on hold because of COVID 4 votes 0.36%
Rogers closes its local radio newsroom 9 votes 0.80%
North Bay gets"honourable mention" as most secretive in Canada 42 votes 3.73%
Fired CAO turns up on Sunshine list again 29 votes 2.58%
The first local pot store, Tokyo Smoke opens 7 votes 0.62%
Callander Mayor Hec Lavigne passes 4 votes 0.36%
Canadore president George Burton refuses to release report into college abuse allegations 40 votes 3.56%
Callander couple trapped on quarantined cruise ship 7 votes 0.62%
Nipissing Serenity Hospice involved in assisted dying controversy 5 votes 0.44%
Tragic death of Noah Dugas 48 votes 4.27%
Businessman Renzo Silveri fined $25,000 for professional misconduct. Facing other charges. 24 votes 2.13%
The condition and safety of our downtown 66 votes 5.87%
Councillor Mike Anthony passes. George Maroosis appointed. 8 votes 0.71%
Invest North Bay embroiled in controversy over cancelled $1 million marketing contract 14 votes 1.24%
COVID cancels numerous local events like the Santa parade and Downtown Christmas Walk 6 votes 0.53%
Strong winds end cross Lake Nipissing swim attempt 2km from shore 1 vote 0.09%
Low barrier homeless shelter opens on Chippewa St. 2 votes 0.18%
Widdifield Secondary School closes 17 votes 1.51%
Thousands turn out for Black Lives Matter protest at City Hall 17 votes 1.51%
Woman with handgun invades Trout Lake Rd apartment building and robs woman of medication 7 votes 0.62%
Temiscaming closes its border with Ontario over COVID concerns 11 votes 0.98%
Teachers take on the provincial government in a series of rotating strikes 7 votes 0.62%
Killer of Tess Richey handed a life sentence 47 votes 4.18%
Economy and employment take a hit as stores forced to close 59 votes 5.24%

Total votes: 1125

The poll is a sampling of public opinion intended solely to allow our readers to express themselves on issues of the day. Its findings may not be representative of the general population of North Bay or other areas.