February 2020 celebrates North Bay's past winter carnivals
Buy the magazine to enjoy a good, long read about past North Bay carnivals with a full 8-page section in the middle of our 32-page product. Email [email protected] to get your copy mailed or to get a list of retail outlets.
Blazes in the Bay - January 2020 edition
A paddlewheel steamer, known as the John Fraser, burst into flames in November of 1893 and sank in 14 metres of water between the Manitou and Goose Islands. This was the first recorded fire in North Bay’s history and many others would follow – most in North Bay’s downtown core, but others extending to the outer reaches of the city’s boundaries.
Some may remember the Imperial Oil Bulk Plant fire in 1958, the 1961 gas pipeline explosion (in the airport hill area), CNR flat iron (transportation building) fire in 1964, Merlin Motel fire in 1961, the 1975 Barry Building explosion, 1979 Chippewa Secondary School fire , Richardson's fire in 1998, Lefebvre's Source for Sports and Vested Interest fire in 2012; various City Laundry fires, (the last being in 1990), Parkview Hotel fire in 2002, Kabuki House fire in 2018 and the most recent fire Dec. 20, 2019 that destroyed two more buildings.
There have been many others that have changed the landscape of our city forever. For those who lived through them, fires have left emotional scars that they carry forever. (To read the rest of this story and more about North Bay's heritage and history, order a copy of the January print edition: [email protected] or use the contact FORM)
A sample of photos in the November edition
The third edition of A Bit of the Bay Magazine is being sold by retail outlets in North Bay for $4.99 (HST included) beginning Nov. 9 and there's a 12-month subscription for single copy mailing delivery in Canada now available for $99 (HST included). Email [email protected] and we'll set you up.
Some distribution points for the October edition
Mighty Monarchs rule once again
Photos of Monarch butterflies on purple Scaevola by Sarah Carlin-Ball. See the Heritage Matters column by Pam Handley in the Connecting Dots section.
Greco's is celebrating it's 50th anniversary
Greco's Pizza and Pasta, one of North Bay's iconic restaurants, is celebrating its Algonquin Avenue location's 50th anniversary Wednesday July 31, 2019.