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Gary Rinne

Gary Rinne

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Gary started part-time at Tbnewswatch in 2016 after retiring from the CBC where he worked as news producer. Prior to the CBC he spent more than 30 years in radio and television news at Dougall Media. He enjoys researching and writing stories on just about any subject. Gary likes travelling and spending time at camp.

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Recent Work by Gary

Video: White moose captured on camera in northwestern Ontario

Video: White moose captured on camera in northwestern Ontario

Several travellers saw the white moose in a marsh with three others
Trucker watched a movie while driving on Highway 11/17

Trucker watched a movie while driving on Highway 11/17

An investigation uncovered other infractions as well.
OPSEU calls for action on forest firefighter 'crisis'

OPSEU calls for action on forest firefighter 'crisis'

A firefighter and union spokesperson in Northwestern Ontario accuses the government of failing to acknowledge the lack of experienced fire rangers.
Lake Superior is on pace for record-low ice cover

Lake Superior is on pace for record-low ice cover

Less ice could benefit the Port of Thunder Bay but there are potential negative impacts as well.
A long trek by a lost moose attracts a big online following

A long trek by a lost moose attracts a big online following

Minnesota woman says people are drawn to the story of the meandering bull moose because of all the negative things going on in the world
Thunder Bay family will watch their DNA launch into space

Thunder Bay family will watch their DNA launch into space

After a couple of postponements, Victoria Lehto and her dad Ryan are hoping the mission happens on schedule on Jan. 8
Water truck backs into portable outhouse. Serious injury to occupant

Water truck backs into portable outhouse. Serious injury to occupant

The accident occurred on a Highway 11/17 construction site east of Thunder Bay
Truckers to be surveyed on Northern Ontario highway safety

Truckers to be surveyed on Northern Ontario highway safety

The Ontario Trucking Association survey is available in English, French, and Punjabi, and requires participants to enter no personal or corporate information — the feedback from truckers will help inform recommendations to the government on safety
DNA of 6-year-old northerner will be launched into deep space

DNA of 6-year-old northerner will be launched into deep space

Make it so: Victoria Lehto's genetic material, along with that of several legendary actors from the Star Trek series, will be rocketed into deep space next month — making her what is believed to be — the youngest living person on Earth whose DNA has left the planet
Funeral homes struggle with staffing shortages

Funeral homes struggle with staffing shortages

A Thunder Bay funeral home operator feels the region needs six to 12 more funeral directors
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