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Gary Rinne

Gary Rinne

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Gary started part-time at Tbnewswatch in 2016 after retiring from the CBC where he worked as news producer. Prior to the CBC he spent more than 30 years in radio and television news at Dougall Media. He enjoys researching and writing stories on just about any subject. Gary likes travelling and spending time at camp.

Recent Work by Gary

Changes coming for rural lot size requirements (2 photos)

Changes coming for rural lot size requirements (2 photos)

Smaller lots will be permitted where there are private wells and septic systems.
Real estate website says Thunder Bay has second-highest property tax rate

Real estate website says Thunder Bay has second-highest property tax rate

City manager says the amount of tax paid is more relevant than the tax rate.
Greg Rickford says decisions about Fort Frances mill sale 'are Resolute's to make'

Greg Rickford says decisions about Fort Frances mill sale 'are Resolute's to make'

Minister says he will work to ensure the mill 'site' remains an economic driver.
Cannabis production studied for Fort Frances mill property

Cannabis production studied for Fort Frances mill property

New owners of Resolute site say they are working with 'world-renowned' cannabis partners
Resolute's deal with Riversedge prohibits restarting the Fort Frances mill

Resolute's deal with Riversedge prohibits restarting the Fort Frances mill

Town leaders call on the province to cancel the Crossroute Forest licence.
City seeks consultant to develop multi-use indoor sports facility

City seeks consultant to develop multi-use indoor sports facility

Design work is to be completed by January 2020.
Ontario waived Resolute's repayment of $23 million for Fort Frances mill project

Ontario waived Resolute's repayment of $23 million for Fort Frances mill project

Province asked for repayment or 'an alternative remedy' acceptable to the MNRF.
Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation establishes a school in Thunder Bay (3 Photos)

Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation establishes a school in Thunder Bay (3 Photos)

The former Hyde Park School is now an 'inclusive and holistic' education centre.
Parking Authority opts out of anti-loitering, noise-emitting device for parkade

Parking Authority opts out of anti-loitering, noise-emitting device for parkade

The authority is looking at other ways to improve safety in its Court Street parkade
Sportsmen's lobby group welcomes increased fines for hunting and fishing violations

Sportsmen's lobby group welcomes increased fines for hunting and fishing violations

Ontario has increased existing fines and implemented many new ones