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Good News of the Month

February 2019

Good News collected in the month of January.  Subscribe to our weekly emailed updates here.

Confederation College‘s Centre for Policy and Research for Indigenous Learning Celebrates Five Years of Collaboration and Leading-Edge Work.  more

Thunder Bay doctor Thomas Dignan has been appointed to the Order of Canada.  Dignan, one of 103 people named by Governor General Julie Payette, received the honour for his dedication to the health and well-being of Indigenous communities as a primary care physician.  more

The generosity of giving is alive & very much appreciated by everyone who participated in the 2018 Gear Up For Outdoors & The Keg Steakhouse and Bar Spread the Warmth Winter Coat Drive in support of Shelter House/Grace Place and Precious Bundles.  more

Working in conjunction with the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre, and with ongoing guidance from the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission, Eat Local Pizza has secured funding to develop a frozen pizza factory in Thunder Bay.  more

National Development Centre (NTDC) -Thunder Bay trio heading to world championships.  Sadie White, Julian Smith and Graham Ritchie, competing at this week’s Ontario Cup, earned spots on Team Canada and will head to Finland later this month.  more

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sarita Verma as Dean and CEO of NOSM effective July 1, 2019.  more

Thunder Bay’s Sleeping Giant Brewing Company is joining over 1,400 breweries in the United States and Canada, in an effort to raise funds for the relief of Northern California’s Camp Fire. The Ontario brewery is a part of a collaborative fundraising effort that was launched by Sierra Nevada Brewery.   more

The Thunder Bay Border Cats are proud to announce that the Northwoods League franchise has been purchased by Grand Slam Sports & Entertainment Inc.  The new ownership group consists of 20-plus local owners, who have invested to keep the Border Cats in Thunder Bay.  more…  They have also named Eric Vasquez as the Border Cats field manager.   more

The region’s two largest municipally owned electricity providers have come together under the Synergy North Banner.  On Friday, after years of negotiations and cutting away red tape, Thunder Bay Hydro and Kenora Hydro made their merger official. more

After a 6 year hiatus, the Thunder Bay Police Service welcomes back their K-9 Unit.  more


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