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Elle Andra-Warner

The Thunder Bay Main Lighthouse was built in 1937 at a cost of $14,000. In 1971, it got moved about 3 feet when the steamship Simcoe plowed into it and did damage that took about four months to repair.

Elle Andra-Warner

Lighting the Northern Edge: Lake Superior's Ontario Lighthouses

On the Ontario shores of Lake Superior, there are more than 32 lighthouse sites, some abandoned, moved or destroyed, but others still active aids to navigation or year-round emergency lights. more »

Aug 15, 2014 10:44 AM Maritime

The Viewing Circle, a place to contemplate the Sleeping Giant on the horizon across the bay, is a new feature of the Thunder Bay project along its urban shores.

David Whittaker / Courtesy Brook McIlroy

Waking Up Our Waterfronts: The 2014 State of the Lake Report

Recent decades have seen an amazing investment and revitalization of our city waterfronts into welcoming places for residents and visitors. Three writers take us to the Big Lake’s major cities to witness the waking up of our waterfronts. more »

Jun 16, 2014 12:46 PM , , Lake Superior 1 Comments

Judith Taylor, who sails often to the Ontario shore of Lake Superior with her husband, Larry, found great medical care in Nipigon District Memorial Hospital after a medical emergency near the rural town.

Larry Carpenter

Far North

A town with a population of fewer than 2,000 may not sound like a medical haven, but Nipigon District Memorial Hospital provides state-of-the-art care beyond what might be expected of its remote location. Just ask Judith Taylor. more »

Feb 18, 2013 3:52 PM Health/Wellness

A Valley Legend

There was silver in dem thar hills. Or was there? more »

May 11, 2011 12:00 AM Ontario

In the Valley of the Slate River

A robust group of pioneers in the late 19th century first blazed a trail to the Slate River Valley. These days, an enthusiastic generation of progressive farmers and entrepreneurs carry on in their footsteps, but in a 21st century style. more »

May 11, 2011 12:00 AM Ontario 1 Comments