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One-two North Bay punch at MMA debut

One-two North Bay punch at MMA debut

There are two North Bay connections to the Montreal Fight League’s amateur combat sports event in Sainte Agathe des Monts, QC, Saturday, Jan. 28. Dylan Dale, 24, was born and raised here but now lives in Ottawa. He is entering a cage for his first amateur Mixed...

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Mild weather surprises in Christmas bird count

Mild weather surprises in Christmas bird count

Warm weather and open water was reflected in the 44th North Bay Christmas Bird Count results. The annual scan of the same 24-kilometre wide circle of land noted a few unusual sightings for 2022, including American Robins, Canada Geese on Trout Lake and a small flock...

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Hunter has ‘full-circle’ experience with O’Shea

Hunter has ‘full-circle’ experience with O’Shea

Ryan Hunter is the seventh North Bay athlete to win a Grey Cup – making it an even dozen wins for locals – after his Toronto Argonauts trimmed the Mike O’Shea-coached Winnipeg Blue Bombers 24-23 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Nov. 20. O’Shea actually wears half the ring...

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Shall We Dance on Dec. 30th?

Shall We Dance on Dec. 30th?

Yes we shall. Club 45 began in November 1978 when Les and Pat Brouse, Art and Betty Fricker, and Frank and Betty George began a dining and dancing club for couples 45 years of age or older. They would meet the last Saturday of each month for an evening that included a...

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New Year’s Eve, Midnight

New Year’s Eve, Midnight

Like fresh light snow blanketing the hill, trees and valley, the new year falls in a blanket of white. At midnight, sharp stars bedeck the velvet curtain of night or snow falls again, melting crystals on cheeks and chins raised to the sky and we ponder this slice of...

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Winter 2022 edition takes flight

Winter 2022 edition takes flight

Just in time for a Christmas stocking stuffer and ice hut read, the Winter 2022 edition of Back in the Bay Magazine is hot off the Beatty Printing press with the first big wave of circulation beginning Dec. 15. The cover captures 1940s winter spirit with the...

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Love story for the ages

Love story for the ages

Not all promotional videos are equal and few can express what true love means. A production by Regan Pictures for the North Bay Reginal Health Centre Foundation raised the bar on both accounts. This feature was published in the Winter 2020 edition of A Bit of the Bay...

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Gateway Theatre Guild raises Diamond Jubilee curtain

Gateway Theatre Guild raises Diamond Jubilee curtain

The Gateway Theatre Guild has written a solid script to celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2023 – and the first act is already underway with pent up energy after a two-year forced hiatus from the stage. (This feature was first published in the Fall 2022 Edition of Back...

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Earliest North Bay memories were ‘saucy’

Earliest North Bay memories were ‘saucy’

Let me start with a little North Bay history, before my parents arrived there in May of 1941. By that time, it had grown significantly and was beginning to shed its ‘frontier town’ roots. Because of its location on waterways, North Bay was an ideal location for the...

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