Local Gem

In a pickle

Is it tennis? Is it racquetball? Ping pong? All of the above? It’s pickleball, and it’s the fastest growing sport in Canada.

100 years of the Port Arthur Health Centre

Dr John Pratt came to Port Arthur in 1904 and practiced alone as was the custom in those days.

In praise of the paper carrier

Before I was born, my dad, Archie Angus, held one of the favourite jobs of his life – that of the Circulation Manager of the Fort William Times Journal newspaper in the 1940’s. I was born in 1957.

Wilma Wood

We often think of buildings as inanimate objects, places that provide the backdrop to our lives, but a building that serves it’s community is much more than just brick and mortar.

From Strange NEW Worlds to the great white north

“The first role I ever had was a kindergarten production of Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” says actor Teddy Kellogg with a grin. “Apparently, I had the best ‘HO HO HO!”

A second chance well lived

Ruth Chapman knows that life isn’t just for existing, but for living. She knows that each day is precious and should be seized and lived to its fullest.

From prairie town to falling waters

“When I was young and we’d have company, my mother would say, ‘Oh Enid, would you play Falling Waters for us?’ Well, she said it in front of the company! What can I do?

Pasta, salami, and a guy named Pasquale

An icon of the Thunder Bay theatre scene, Jo-Ann Waytowich is back and bolder than ever, bursting from stage to screen with her beloved character, Ivanka.

A silver anniversary for a gold medal team

This year marks the 25th anniversary for the Bearskin Airlines Hope Classic.

Celebrating one of our best storytellers, BARR none!

When I dropped by to chat with Elinor Barr I was greeted at the door by Snoopy, Elinor’s dog.


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