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More depth to the Nipissing Warriors story

There’s a bigger story surrounding the Nipissing Warriors hockey legacy and its role in the community’s progression ever since. The 800-word feature in the Back in the Bay’s Winter Edition barely scratches the surface, although it's nice to see the 1972 before and...

Winter Edition steams into December

All roads lead to rail and Back in the Bay Magazine steamed into the Winter Edition with a respectful nod to the area's track foundations. On the front cover, the 701 marks the End of an Era as the Ontario Northland converted to diesel electric in 1957. The editorial...

Hey, Brother, can you carry a grudge?

I recently ran into a former co-worker. We don’t live in the same city anymore, but I was in his for a meeting. I was stopping at my favourite butcher shop before heading home, and I saw he and his wife coming toward the door. “Oh boy,” thought I, resolved to just go...

Miss Nica and Honeybee a winning combo

A heart-warming tale of two dogs won the 2021 Back in the Bay Magazine’s Pet Portrait Painting by artist Joe Cundari. Kim Allaire initially submitted a photo and story about her Miss Nica. A therapy dog that loved to visit long term care residents, she had passed away...

Actions speak louder than words

That proverb rings true for organizations as much as individuals.  When the words become mere lip service to an ideal, the organization does more harm to its credibility than if it had not taken a stand in the first place. This is the story of how East Ferris is in...

On Ninjas and Eggs-istential Crises

“Some Ninja you are.” The words popped into my head as the grocery bag containing two dozen eggs lay on the sidewalk. I had just come out of the store, cart full, eggs on top. As I navigated the cart down the sidewalk ramp, the bag slipped off. I knew immediately...

Every action shot has a story to tell

North Bay Centennials power forward Shawn Antoski battles North Bay product Todd Gleason of the Hamilton Dukes for the puck at Memorial Gardens during the 1989-90 season. I was working for the North Bay Independent weekly newspaper as the sports editor at the time....

Grocery Ninja

Everyone is good at certain things and lousy at others. That’s the way society works. We don’t expect our doctors to also be chefs. The best mechanic in your town likely doesn’t also do gymnastics. Maybe your local florist isn’t a competitive lumberjack. But all...

Still waiting …

“My name is Brad, and I’ll be your waiter.” No, I’m not bringing you coffee and pie. That’s your server. I’m the guy waiting patiently. I’ve been waiting for years. Two marriages, three kids, now one grandchild. He’s gonna make me wait at some point. He can’t help it....

Fall edition roaring into North Bay

Take a ride on the North Bay Museum's 1928 Bickle Fire Engine while turning the pages of Back in the Bay's Fall Edition, which hits the streets of North Bay and area Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 15. There are 4,000 copies being delivered by Canada Post to various...

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