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Every magazine is an adventure …

Every magazine is an adventure …

There’s an eclectic blend of nostalgia and current events in the Summer 2021 Back in the Bay Magazine. Editorial content includes features with dozens of familiar names in North Bay and Callander, all representing the interlacing communities of theatre, volunteer...

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Seed for community service planted early

Seed for community service planted early

Fred Tayler was getting a little frustrated coming out of a winter of pandemic shutdown but he was happy when the vaccines started rolling out quicker than some were thinking. He’s used to a busier social life despite turning 87 years old in June. Between the Rorab...

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Journalism ‘opened a lot of doors’

Journalism ‘opened a lot of doors’

There’s an old cardboard box that’s been shunted around from the top of one file cabinet to another in the North Bay Nugget newsroom. It’s filled with yellowed test prints and contact sheets from the darkroom days, curled and torn remnants of Bud Berry’s 32-year print...

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‘Artist’ topped Joe Cundari’s bucket list

‘Artist’ topped Joe Cundari’s bucket list

Joe Cundari’s work ethic and creative spirit served him well as a North Bay home renovator and builder for 42 years.  One of his childhood passions, however, was set aside while focusing on his contracting business and family priorities. “I wanted to be an artist all...

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Artistic creators fusing talents, spirits

Artistic creators fusing talents, spirits

The World Culture Fusion Fest is off and running toward its fall celebration in North Bay. It started Saturday, July 3 with a dozen creators fusing together at Lee Park and virtually. From there, they take 15 separate journeys to create original electro-ethnic fusion...

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Shadfly photo contest winners announced

Shadfly photo contest winners announced

Our shadfly photo contest attracted entries in each of the three categories: solo shad, mass gatherings and night shots. The solo shad category was tough to judge but the top prize goes to Brandi Cramer. Brandi's winning photo (meme suggested by editor, don't blame...

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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...

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VIDEO: Snake haven a calming place

VIDEO: Snake haven a calming place

This is a popular spot for snakes. Numerous cracks in the rock and holes made by tree roots provide great overnight sleeping areas. I've seen a dozen (garter snakes and water snakes) in the area in just 30 minutes of quiet sitting as they head towards their various...

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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...

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