Changes to OLG Good News for North Bay
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 09:34
Some changes to the province's OLG expansion plans could bode well for cities like North Bay, awaiting a potential new casino in the community. Since premier Wynne took over from Dalton McGuinty, there has been a change to the funding formula. Previously North Bay did not get proceeds from any table games that would be installed, but that has changed and we'd now see a four per cent return. As well, the formula for slot machine revenue has changed. Instead of five per cent of revenues on slots machines, there is now a sliding scale. This scale provides 5.25 per centto the city on the first $65-million and it reduces on amounts greater.
Literacy Alliance of West Nipissing Unveils New Mural
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 09:33
The Literacy Alliance of West Nipissing will unveil a magnificent piece of art today, designed by local youth. The 34 by 14 foot literacy mural was designed for the non-profit organization by students at Northern Secondary School in Sturgeon Falls. Mayor Joanne Savage will be joined by MP Claude Gravelle for a few words at 11:30am. A charity barbeque and book sale will follow.
Sturgeon Falls Woman Takes Home Roll Up the Rim Prize
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 09:32
A Sturgeon Falls woman will be a proud owner of a new car this morning. Rachelle Binette is the winner of a Toyota Rav-4 from the recent Roll Up the Rim to Win contest at Tim Hortons. She will be presented with her new ride at the Tim Hortons on Coursol Street at 11:00am.
I.I.O.N. Group Taking Local Entrepreneurs to Toronto Convention
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 09:31
The I.I.O.N. group, also known as Innovation Initiatives Ontario North, is once again supporting innovative entrepreneurs in our region. They are taking five businesses to a large, two-day conference to be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The event will showcase over 2,000 exhibitors, among them the local businesspeople and inventors. The event takes place on May 27th and 28th, and the local businesses taking part come from fields as diverse as sport, agriculture, and pharmaceutical. I.I.O.N. says they'll get great exposure to industry, academic, and government opportunities.
New Drug Hits the Streets of North Bay
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 09:20
North Bay police say a recent drug bust has made them aware that a new type of dope may be in the city. The drug looks like PEZ candy, and could contain a type of fentanyl, which is many times more powerful than heroin. Police say the drug can be hidden in a PEZ dispenser. Any tablets with a popular logo on it should be reported.
North Bay MS Walk this Weekend
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 09:19
You can hit the bricks on the waterfront, and strike a blow against a devastating disease. The MS walk takes place this Sunday, May 26th, at the North Bay waterfront. All funds raised will go towards MS research, and will also help families in the North Bay area dealing with the disease. It starts at 10:00am Sunday.
Dead Battery Challenge
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 09:19
Area students will soon know what school diverted the most batteries to the household hazardous waste depot. During the past school year, the Greening Nipissing office challenged students to gather as many used batteries as they could. Schools can win cash prizes, but this will be the last year Greening Nipissing runs the event. They lost some grant funding, but they are hopeful some other group will be able to keep it alive, and keep dead batteries out of our landfill.
North Bay Multi-Cultural Centre Grand Opening Today
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 09:18
The North Bay Multi-Cultural Centre officially celebrates its grand opening today. They have been in their new offices at the corner of Main and Ferguson for a few weeks, but they celebrate today with a proper kick-off including our MP and MPP. This also serves to celebrate the centre's 5th anniversary. The festivities start at 1:30pm at the new location at 100 Main Street East.
North Bay Battalion Fan Event Tomorrow
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 09:17
You've likely already heard the North Bay Battalion holds its' orientation camp for players and parents this weekend. However, information from the team indicates there is a public portion on Saturday. Tomorrow at 1:00pm the club says they'll hold a fan event and public barbeque at Pete Palangio Arena.
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