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October 20th, 2011

07:46 am - Take Back the Night

To go along with this The Women's Center at Nipissing is having a Sign making party TODAY! There is one from 12-2 and another from 5:30-7:30! There will be pizza!

ALL are welcome; women, men, children, dogs, THE LIST GOES ON.

Take back the night North Bay! Lets make our streets safe!

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April 4th, 2010

09:41 pm - What're the good areas of North Bay?
Hey! Hope this community is still active :)

Boyfriend and I are moving out to get housing in North Bay. The closer, the better to the actual university. He has a car, so driving is possible, but he sometimes has to drive into the office the night before, so walking or busing would definitely need to be considered sometimes.

I know it's a scramble for a lot of people trying to find housing, and hey, if you know of something, please do tell me, but I was wondering something else~

What areas are better, or safer in North Bay than others? What ones, or even people/apartment complexes should I avoid at all cost (and why?).

Obviously, every city has it's less desirable neighbourhoods, and since I'm an out-of-towner I don't want to get swept up in some great place that's cheap and looks good, only to find out it's higher crime, or dangerous to walk around at night.

Thanks so much!
Current Mood: curiouscurious

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December 13th, 2009

10:53 am - Massage
Dear North Bay,

Where is the best place to get a massage? My roomate deserves to be spoiled.


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November 8th, 2009

12:33 am - Winter Tires
 Hello! Being a new car owner facing my first winter in North Bay, I am in need of some winter tire recommendations. Type/cost/service provider? Thanks in advance! Brrrr...

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September 8th, 2009

10:50 pm - Lodging in North Bay
 Hello, lovely people of North Bay!

What are your recommendations for places to stay for a weekend in North Bay? I recently moved here and have a friend who will be visiting. To not disturb my roommate, I'd rather find another place for us to sleep. We'll be out and about all weekend, so really I'm just looking for an affordable place for us to sleep at night. Closer to downtown or wherever it's happening would be nice...

While I'm at it, if you were hosting a visit, what would YOU do in North Bay? I could use some help. Thanks in advance! =)

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August 17th, 2009

09:42 pm - Some Celebrities in the Bay!
You just might spot a few celebrities in the city over the next few months! The article, coming from the AM 600 CKAT website, has all the details. You can also read the article by clicking here.

Kids in the Hall in North Bay

Monday, August 17th, 2009 6:26 am
Richard Coffin, AM 600 CKAT

One of the Kids in the Hall may very well be dining next to you or walking down Main Street locally over the next two and a half months. As CKAT News told you late last week, the comedy troupe is here filming their eight part comedic murder-mystery series "Death Comes to Town". Production Executive Lucy Veale says shooting starts Monday and wraps up around Thanksgiving. Veale says the series isn't sketch comedy so it's a bit of a departure for the Kids in the Hall. But, she says it is absolutely hilarious. Overall, she says the troupe is here for the duration of filming -- so chances are you'll see them in and around the community. The show will air January 2010 on CBC.

Current Mood: impressedimpressed

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August 16th, 2009

11:14 pm - Learning Library Ground Breaking Ceremony
Click here to see a picture of local dignitaries, including the MPP, and presidents of Nip U and Canadore College, breaking ground for the new library complex which will serve both institutions.

A link to The Nugget article included below can be found here.

Let the learning begin

Posted By Gord Young, The Nugget

Nipissing University and Canadore College turned the page Friday on a new chapter in their growth.

Against the backdrop of dump trucks and backhoes, college and university officials gathered with other dignitaries at the future Learning Library location to break ground for the $25-million project.

"This is truly a momentous occasion," said Canadore president Barbara Taylor, noting the new library will be a part of both facilities for decades to come.

"It's about students being able to get a world class education right here in North Bay."

The new library will be double the size of the current facility and will provide a learning commons to accommodate 450 students, collaborative workrooms and group instruction rooms.

With a whopping $19-million contribution from the provincial government, there were plenty of thanks during the ceremony for Nipissing MPP Monique Smith, who led Canadore and Nipissing officials in the symbolic groundbreaking.

This is a huge turning point really for Nipissing University and Canadore College," Smith told several dozen people gathered at the site between the Education centre and Robert J. Surtees Student Athletic Centre.

Dennis Mock, past president at Nipissing, said the new library will help the school attract and retain news students and faculty.

About $6.3 million had been raised following a Live on the Red Carpet fundraiser at the Capitol Centre in May. And fundraising organizers say they are now closing in on the $7-million community share of the project.

"When we started the campaign, we almost had second thoughts because we were facing tough economic times," said campaign co-chairman Charles Gagnon, noting corporations, individuals and communities all chipped in. "We were able to be extremely successful."

What do you think? Is it worth the expenditure and corresponding increase in incidental fees for Nipissing and Canadore students? Is it about time that the project gets underway? Comments are always welcome!

Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: Fan humming

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04:38 pm - Pedestrian Underpass Installation/Lane Closures
A pedestrian underpass is being constructed near Frost Street and the by-pass, so that people wanting to cross the by-pass no longer have to dart across 4 lanes of traffic and pray not to die.

As a result of this installation, a notice was in yesterday's paper about some lane closures that will result:

Hwy 11/17, near Frost Street in the City of North Bay is expected to be reduced to one lane in each direction commencing at 6:00pm Tuesday August 18, 2009. A full Hwy Closure is also expected for a fifteen minute period commencing at approximately 10:00pm on Tuesday August 18, 2009.

In addition, Chippewa Street will also be reduced to one lane near Chippewa Secondary School, with traffice controlled by flagging commencing at 6:00pm on Monday August 17, 2009. A full closure of Chippewa Street near Chippewa Secondary School will occur at approximately 10:00pm.

Apparently there is a website devoted to the project, with pictures and such, at www.northbaycrossing.ca.

Anyway, just fyi.

Current Mood: hungryhungry
Current Music: Watching Seinfeld

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August 12th, 2009

08:26 pm - Dr. Mock Calls it a Career
There's an article in today's North Bay Nugget about Dr. Dennis Mock, who has completed his stint as president of Nipissing University for the last six years. The article, included below, can also be found, along with user comments and a picture, here.

Mission accomplished for Mock

Former president reflects on his years at Nip. U.

Dave Dale, The Nugget

Dennis Mock has a knack for being at the right place at the right time.

And his six-year stint as president of Nipissing University will be remembered as an era of unprecedented growth and strategic investment.

"I really enjoyed myself here," Mock, 64, said Tuesday morning as he shared his perspective on retirement and Nipissing's promising future.

"It's a people place, like the community," he said, describing how the small town atmosphere and one student at a time" academic motto are the area's greatest assets.

More of the article behind the cut.Collapse )

Given that a lot of the community members are or have been Nipissing students, I'm wondering what you think about Dr. Mock's retirement, his tenure as Nipissing's president, and what Nipissing needs for the future.

By the way, the ground digging ceremony for the new library will be taking place on Friday afternoon near the Athletic Centre.

Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Moody Blue - The Voice

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10:52 am - North Bay's Worst Road
Great news! The CAA's Worst Road Campaign is back!

In the past, the Worst Road Campaign has led to some of the sorriest excuses for streets in cities and towns across Northern and Eastern Ontario to be fixed. North Bay's own Oak Street got a mention a couple of years back, and now it is in tip-top shape!

An online ballot can be located here. I'm not sure if you are limited to one ballot or a certain amount per day or what. I've only voted once so far, but will try to vote again at some point to see if it will let me or not.

And, to get the debate started, let me ask you, which road in North Bay (and area) do you think is in desperate need of repair? Drop a comment with your reasons why.

Just so you know, I voted for Trout Lake Road, between Laurentian Ave and Giroux St. Trout Laek Road always seems to be rough and full of potholes around the entrance to the Price Chopper parking lot, and yet it only seems to be fixed with patches, that come up the next time there's a spring thaw or a hot/cold fluctuation during the winter/spring months. I don't know if its the worst road in North Bay, but it certainly ranks up there. I think that's a road we can push to have included in the CAA's list.

Current Mood: determined
Current Music: Watching Hell's Kitchen on YouTube

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