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Past articles by Pj:

Calls growing to expand Northern Ontario's medical school

Article content But with limited enrolment and a large number of residents of Northern Ontario without a family physician, there is a strong need to increase enrolment at the stand-alone university, North Bay Coun. Bill Vrebosch argues. Speaking to a motion he presented to North Bay council this week, Vrebosch pointed out that the life expectancy of Northern Ontario residents is more than two… → Read More

Funding for the North modernized, province says

Community enhancements, cultural support emphasized → Read More

Province won't be rushed to restore Northlander – Fedeli

Passenger rail an 'important economic development tool' → Read More

Protester wonders why snowmobile trails open in Sudbury, but not North Bay

Article content continued “Our case numbers are dropping, but we’re shut down,” Godfrey says. But, at the same time, the Sudbury region has much higher numbers of COVID-19 infections “and their trails are open.” Godfrey also points out that other winter sports like ice fishing are allowed. If the snowmobile trails are closed, Godfrey says, “they should go all the way” and close down the ice… → Read More

Memorial honours Noah Dugas

Noah Dugas was “an exceptional kid. Loving, kind, compassionate.” The 13-year-old who died last week after suffering a blood clot in his brain, was remembered Saturday at a small memorial set up outside Memorial Gardens. Erin Breadmore, whose son, Cole, “was in the same class as Noah since junior kindergarten,” worked with Cole and her […] → Read More

Shoppers turned away after Walmart fire in North Bay

Fire, water damage to store’s contents in the millions → Read More

Author combines tragedy, distance for comedy

Latitude 46 of Sudbury publishes Rod Carley's second novel, Kinmount → Read More

Lack of money halts North Bay father's life-saving stem cell transplant

Everything that goes into Jason Emond’s apartment first goes through Heather Thomas’ apartment. “I use hand sanitizer like it’s going out of style,” Thomas says. “We live in the same building, so it’s good, in separate apartment. So I keep screening things before he gets them.” It’s a simple matter of protecting her boyfriend, when even the common cold could prove fatal. Emond was diagnosed in… → Read More

Company hot on trail of mysterious Nipissing Diamond

Initial exploration turns up microdiamonds near Cobalt → Read More

Famous Nipissing Diamond's origin remains a mystery

800-carat yellow diamond discovered more than a century ago → Read More

New casino in North Bay still on hold

Gateway Casinos receives $200-million loan to reopen existing facilities → Read More

YMCA reaches out for help

Organization launches $2-million fundraising campaign to keep doors open → Read More

Indigenous child welfare agency nears designation

Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services expects to complete the five-stage ministerial process to become a designated Indigenous Child Welfare Agency, and be up and running by April, according to the organization’s executive director. Joanne Koehler said Thursday after a meeting with Jill Dunlop, Ontario’s associate minister of children and women’s issues, that although the organization will… → Read More

Forestry sector receives long-awaited strategy

'This strategy will help the sector reach its full potential' → Read More

Union protests COVID-19 emergency measures; Sept. 3 rally planned in Sudbury

The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) is calling on the province to rescind emergency measures that have taken away the workplace rights of front-line workers. In a news conference Monday, Michael Hurley, president of the OCHU, the hospital division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), said the measures were brought into effect […] → Read More

‘Coming of age trip’ like no other

Teens reach North Bay on Day 50 of 60-day journey to raise funds for food banks → Read More

‘Negative drug reactions’ spark alert in northeast

'From 10 over a period of months to four in three days' a concern → Read More

West Nipissing considering mask bylaw

With the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit mandating the use of face coverings next Friday, West Nipissing council has put aside its own proposed bylaw on the issue. Mayor Joanne Savage said Thursday the municipality considered a face covering bylaw after the issue was raised at an emergency control group meeting last Wednesday. Municipal staff sought information on the possibility of a… → Read More

North Bay's health unit backs decriminalization for simple drug possession

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit agrees with the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) in its call to decriminalize simple possession of drugs. The health unit, in an email response to The Nugget, says decriminalization “is a critical component” to addressing substance use, which also includes action in “prevention, harm […] → Read More

North Bay's police chief backs drug decriminalization

Tod stands behind paper calling substance abuse a public health — rather than a policing — issue → Read More