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Nadjiwan to headline Metis fundraiser

Marc Nadjiwan, a 2005 Canadian Aboriginal Music Award nominee for best male artist, will be performing at a fundraiser for Metis youth this Friday at the Thunder Bay Metis Community Centre.

Sportive soccer squad sought

Soccer players aged 13 and up are being asked to represent Ontario at the North American Indigenous Games next summer in Colorado.

Music awards celebrate excellence

Marc Nadjiwan, a Manitoba-born, Thunder Bay-raised man, may soon have an award to call his own. Nadjiwan’s latest release – Begin – is nominated for Best Male Artist at the seventh annual Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards (CAMA) . The awards will take place Nov. 25 at the John Bassett Theatre in downtown Toronto.

More work needed to combat solvent abuse

More needs to be done to help youth break away from chronic gas and solvent sniffing, says the head of a treatment center.November 17, 2005: Volume 32 #23

Science soars at Thunder Bay high school

Students crushing frozen flowers and trying to escape from tied ropes were part of the kickoff of the Soar with Science show.

Fort Albany faces financial hurdles

Fort Albany acquired a bank overdraft to tide itself over until next fiscal year which begins April 1.

Hope is key to lowering suicide rates

Aboriginals are more than twice as likely to commit suicide as non-Aboriginals.

‘Father arrived by medevac soaked in urine’, Sam McKay

Sam McKay believes the North’s health care system is failing the most vulnerable. The 43-year-old health director came forward with his concern after attempting to negotiate better care for his bedridden, wheelchair bound 84-year-old father.“My father has a broken back because he contracted polio as a child 75 years ago and he suffered two strokes in the last 12 years,” said the 15 year health-care field veteran. Polio is a disease that destroys nerve cells causing muscles to die, which can cause paralysis.

NADF helps individuals start businesses

In the past 20 years, Aboriginal Financial Institutions have turned $200 million in capital into $1 billion in small business loans.

Chris Ward declared dangerous offender

Christopher Ward, the man convicted of beating Gull Bay’s Lisa Bouchard and leaving her bloodied in her south-side Thunder Bay apartment on Oct. 12, 2002, was declared a dangerous offender in Superior Court, Oct. 14.

Chief sells crafts to help pay for $8,000 hydro bill

High costs associated with living in the Far North have made keeping up with electricity bills next to impossible, said Fort Severn Chief Roy Gray.October 20, 2005: Volume 32 #21

Three ‘Nishes’ make their way in little big T.O.

The Manulife Centre at Bay and Bloor still buzzes with sharply dressed people at 9 p.m. on a Thursday evening. October 20, 2005: Volume 32 #21

Mistrial in manslaughter case

Corey Wesley will return to Superior Court Feb. 6 to answer a single count of manslaughter for a second time.

North American Charters, NAPS to get new home

North American Charters 2000 is building on its successes.

Treatment centre finds permanent home

Ryan Keeash is a changed man.