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There are no doubts about the Conspiracy of 3

The 34th anniversary of the ‘Conspiracy of 3’ reading series was celebrated with a rare outdoor gathering overlooking a silky smooth bay of Lake Nipissing June 14. North Bay author Janet Calcaterra shared passages of her newly published first novel, The Burden of...

Feels right dropping political ponder

The world looks and feels a little different now that I'm no longer pondering a political crossroad, a life path deke into North Bay city council chambers averted by logic and common sense. As outlined in my June 15 column at, taking the leap from...

North Bay Italian community celebrating resilience June 5-12

Canada’s apology for the internment of thousands of Italian Canadians, who were unjustly declared ‘enemy aliens’ during the Second World War, will be recognized in North Bay June 5-12. The federal government issued its formal apology in the House of Commons in May...

UPDATED: Lake Talon property owners concerned about water level management

The water level of Lake Talon had extreme swings over the past year and a bit – specifically a major drop last month – that have property owners concerned about the impact on spawning fish, amphibians and access to docks. Small Town Times met with John Kelsall, Roger...

5 mags so far – Summer 2022 edition in the works

The first five editions of the Back in the Bay Magazine have rolled off the Beatty Printing press and the Summer 2022 issue is under construction. Many thanks to the advertisers, subscribers and story contributors for making the 2021 volume successful and helping to...

It’s ‘Silly Season’ … may as well meet political players

The Ontario provincial election June 2 and municipal poll Oct. 24 motivates a series of video interviews with some of the political players involved. So far, editorial discussions have been recorded with three of the candidates seeking the Nipissing seat at Queen's...

Five-The Dionnes: A Musical’ at the North Bay Capitol Centre June 3-4

Gerry Mendicino is excited about the potential of a new musical he’s producing that combines several elements of North Bay’s storied past – bringing full circle his life-long love of history and performance art. It’s called Five-The Dionnes: A Musical’ and is being...

Spring has sprung Back in the Bay

The Spring 2022 edition of Back in the Bay Magazine rolled off the Beatty Printing press on Monday. It's one of our best packed with local stories and photos, plus the most local advertisers supporting the fifth issue since launching last year. Next up is the summer...

Wishing for a ‘Watchdog’

The recent rise in property transactions has given real estate lawyers a boost in business. The increase in demand has seen some restrictions on the availability of local lawyers to handle the boom and so, when my realtor suggested an out of town lawyer to handle our...

Two dinners for North Bay Sports Hall of Fame inductions May 7 & May 14

The North Bay Sports Hall of Fame will hold the 40th Annual and 41st Annual Induction and Awards Dinners May 7 and May 14, respectively, at the Davedi Club. The 2020 and 2021 events were cancelled due to COVID pandemic restrictions on gatherings. Newly announced...

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