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Awards raised spirits in challenging times

Awards raised spirits in challenging times

Please Note: This story was initially published Jan. 22, 2020 by A Bit of the Bay Productions. Positive energy and good vibrations filled the North Bay Br.23 Royal Canadian Legion for one last time Dec. 4, 2019. There was confirmation of being able to move into a new...

Did I have my last handshake?

Did I have my last handshake?

Please note: This column was written March 11, 2020 and initially published through A Bit of the Bay Productions. North Bay officials are getting a COVID-19 wake up call after a man in Sudbury tested positive following his attendance at a major international mining...

Summer Edition of magazine taking shape

Summer Edition of magazine taking shape

The Summer Edition of the Back in the Bay Magazine is coming together this week with several features taking shape and ad deadlines looming. One of the stories is about Bud Berry, retired chief photographer for the Nugget. He had a unique career after serving as an...

Name the porpoise at the Kiwanis Playground

Name the porpoise at the Kiwanis Playground

One of those #52coffee networking meetings turned into a two-hour conversation that covered local and global topics in the shade of Lee Park trees at the Kiwanis Playground the other day. Ralph Celentano and I just couldn’t stop sharing community involvement tales and...

Best 24 hours in a long time

Best 24 hours in a long time

Victoria Day doesn't mean a whole lot to me other than the first long weekend of the summer. I'm not a monarchist, far from it to be honest. The 2021 holiday, however, will go down in my book of history as one of the best 24 hours I ever spent with my son, Dylan. It...

Do you care about the truth?

Do you care about the truth?

The Catholic Church needs to come clean with all its records pertaining to residential schools for Indigenous students in Canada. Same for the other religions involved in this shameful legacy. There’s no reconciliation without truth and knowing where they buried all...

Check your trees for hungry critters

Check your trees for hungry critters

Gypsy moth larvae, combined with extremely hot sun during a dry spring, have decimated all three of my 20-year-old red oaks. The realization prompted a close up exploration of my Corbeil property, specifically the 60-odd trees I've planted or encouraged to grow since...

Summer edition deadline June 23

Summer edition deadline June 23

Back in the Bay Magazine's Summer Edition has a June 23 deadline and the print publication will begin circulation the first week of July. The inaugural Spring Edition had a successful Small Town Times Productions launch with just under 30 advertisers and sponsors...

Is it time for Ford to turtle?

Is it time for Ford to turtle?

At least Mike Harris knew enough to fall on his sword when it was clear the Common Sense Revolution had killed too many citizens and hamstrung the economy. Whether by OPP sniper fire, tainted municipal water or poor people falling through the shredded safety net,...