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Legacy of Paul Commanda

Legacy of Paul Commanda

The North Bay Museum presents Our Guides are Really Going Places/Nishnaabeg e-paamwingewaad waasa zhaawag: Nbisiiing Guides and the Legacy of Paul Commanda exhibit, developed in partnership with Nipissing First Nation, Dokis First Nation, Nipissing University, and the...

The people you meet …

The people you meet …

When alone in the street... I get around. Work takes me to several provinces and various cities. Hotel rooms are my home away from home, but they soon feel like the home I had before the our current one. Each wall painted the same colour (“functional grey”, as...

Belated ceremony honours musicians, entertainers

Belated ceremony honours musicians, entertainers

Eight individuals and one group were honoured Saturday, July 30, at the North Bay Capitol Centre with a special presentation of plaques for inductees to the North Bay Musicians and Entertainers Hall of Recognition. It was a belated ceremony for the class announced in...

Dinner, music and comedic tales Thursday

Dinner, music and comedic tales Thursday

Back in the Bay Magazine and the Moose Cookhouse are teaming up for another dinner and show event Thursday, July 28. The value-for-dollar show offers an appetizer, entree and drink for $35 (tax included) and two separate sittings to choose between at 4 p.m. and 7:30...

North Bay Italian community celebrating resilience

North Bay Italian community celebrating resilience

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...

Spring has sprung Back in the Bay

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...

Experience of a lifetime

Experience of a lifetime

“Don’t screw this up.” I think this every time I need to defrost a freezer. I’m not quite sure what age I was when I first attempted this task. I’m guessing low-teens. For some strange reason – perhaps boredom or the feeling that I needed to contribute more to the...

Despair to determination

Despair to determination

Now that the government has failed to protect us from the known threat of successive pandemic waves, I am starting to see tweets of despair cross my Twitterfeed. The lament that parties are all the same and there is no one left to vote for is understandable, but we...

Cold reality on northern roads needs hotter response

Cold reality on northern roads needs hotter response

Rushed supply chains, years of unregulated training, driver shortages, and winter are a recipe for disaster on northern highways designed for a lot less traffic.  The fatalities mount every winter…with a Dec. 17 collision on Highway 11 between Nipigon and Longlac...

Winter Edition steams into December

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...