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January 8, 2020

2020 begins Friday, Jan. 10

North Bay Mayor Cecil H. Hewitt stands beside 1964 Le Carnaval Bonhomme Gonzague Forest. The 57th Le Carnival is featured in the January edition of A Bit of the Bay Magazine.

Blazes in the Bay is the kick-off feature in the January 2020 edition of A Bit of the Bay Magazine.

The idea for a spread was sparked by last month's destructive fire on Main Street and you'll be amazed at some of the photos of past fires in North Bay. Thanks to contributions from the collections of the North Bay Museum and North Bay Fire and Emergency Services. The crisp, bold colours pop off the page.

There's also a special eight-page section celebrating the upcoming Les Compagnon's 57th Le Carnaval  Feb. 6-13.

And, of course, there are pages of features and photos, including a sports spotlight on Rob Shaw, artist David Carlinm, Pam Handley's Heritage Matters column, a memorium to "Cheffy" Kostaris and a salute to veteran Legion Br. 23 volunteer Colin Vezina.

Naturay, editor Dave Dale couldn't help having his say about the 'Token sculpture' set to be resurrected at the North Bay waterfront this summer.

January is a challenge for all businesses so we reduced the pages slight this month, from 36 to 28, to match the costs. We'll be back up to 36 pages and possibly hitting 40 for the first time if early sales in the New Year keep up.

Thanks for supporting the magazine through its start up phase. Sales at retail outlets go toward the cost of telling local stories, so your $5 is very much appreciated. And we really feel good every time a new subscriber signs up for 12 months at $99 (HST included).

<p>The Flat Iron Building fire is one of many highlighted in the January 2020 edition of A Bit of the Bay Magazine. Dorice Van Der Rassel Photo
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The Flat Iron Building fire is one of many highlighted in the January 2020 edition of A Bit of the Bay Magazine. Dorice Van Der Rassel Photo

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