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Media literacy is vital

Journalism starts out subjective because humans make choices when telling a story. Objectivity is a choice in how you reflect pertinent points, with the economy of time and resources in mind. The Postmedia News article linked below provides a timely example of how... is like free community TV, radio and news all rolled up together

North Bay will be the starting point of the Echo Community Podcast Network, which unveiled its premiere show and digital newsletter at the North Bay Museum Sept. 14. Small Town Times (along with its flagship publication, Back in the Bay Magazine) is part of the...

Happy 83rd birthday Mike de Moree

My college photography teacher Mike de Moree turned 83 years old today and I was happy to post a video of us talking about his life and interests, specifically what he considers when creating art. We talked for about an hour and a bit, although I cut out a bunch to...

Deegan’s Gail Dumoulin retires after 7 decades

Gail Dumoulin has finally retired after nearly seven decades working in and around downtown North Bay, the bulk of it at Deegan's Shoes. They held a party for her Friday afternoon ahead of her upcoming 90th birthday party Aug. 7.  The video interview below was...

UPDATED: Plastic concerns in North Bay growing

Worth a peek, I think. The big topic in North Bay last month was the "forever chemical" PFAS contamination that already exists and more threats coming. But what is the risk, exactly? And what replaces it? I interviewed resident Michael Taylor, a council candidate last...

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: North Bay Bulldogs win bantam semifinal, heading to provincials

The North Bay Bantam Bulldogs beat the Brantford Bisons 26-7 in their OSFL semifinal July 29 on the Mike O'Shea gridiron at the Steve Omischl Sports Fields Complex. Next weekend, they head to the provincial championship game vs the Waterloo Junior Warriors in Windsor...

‘Residential Desk Project’ at North Bay Museum

The North Bay Museum and Nipissing First Nation are launching the “Residential Desk Project” Friday, July 21 at 11 a.m. On display until September, the exhibit features antique school desks and encourages visitors to reflect on the residential school experience. The...

Positive reviews for seniors reading plays

Those who take part in the ‘Play Readings with-and-for Seniors’ program are benefitting from the social and cognitive challenge – and just having fun trying new things. “All we do is get together and we read a play together,” Gateway Theatre Guild’s facilitator...

Slipping the Surly Bonds – Part II

In the Spring 2023 Edition of Back in the Bay magazine, I began the story of a flying misadventure my husband Lloyd and I shared in 1997. See it HERE. A recap of Part I: We were flying home from a day spent on Lake Temagami when …. 20 minutes from takeoff, Lloyd...

Touching backstory previews JordansBash4Hope colon cancer awareness fest Sept. 15-16

Sam Harvey shares the backstory of getting involved with Jordan Gardiner and his family as they dealt with his Cystic Fibrosis, the hope provided by new drug treatment and then devastating terminal colon cancer. Harvey met Jordan through local competitive volleyball,...

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