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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

Developers reconsider Golf Links Road soccer dome plan (2 Photos)

Developers reconsider Golf Links Road soccer dome plan (2 Photos)

If the project goes ahead, it may not be as a dome.
Oops. Concrete poured into a sewer shut down an Elks Lodge washroom (2 Photos)

Oops. Concrete poured into a sewer shut down an Elks Lodge washroom (2 Photos)

The 112-year-old sewer was being decommissioned, but no one knew it serviced the lodge.
Waterfront bus terminal reopens Thursday

Waterfront bus terminal reopens Thursday

Occupancy will be limited to 16 people at a time.
Rescued dog from Thunder Bay hoarding situation overcame odds  (3  photos)

Rescued dog from Thunder Bay hoarding situation overcame odds (3 photos)

A Hamilton-area woman who adopted the Shih Tzu cried when she learned its history.
Pickleball courts are coming to Boulevard Lake (4 Photos)

Pickleball courts are coming to Boulevard Lake (4 Photos)

Pickleball enthusiasts will have four dedicated courts to play on.
LifeLabs makes operational changes at its Thunder Bay labs (2 Photos)

LifeLabs makes operational changes at its Thunder Bay labs (2 Photos)

Oliver Road site will be a walk-in location, while two other labs will only take appointments.
UPDATED: A bear cub munched on grapes and cherries in a North Court St. neighbourhood (3 Photos)

UPDATED: A bear cub munched on grapes and cherries in a North Court St. neighbourhood (3 Photos)

The bear was so small, an MNRF technician was able to carry it away in his arms
Ontario announces COVID-19 program for northern businesses

Ontario announces COVID-19 program for northern businesses

A new program starts this week, while applications for other NOHFC programs will close.
Lakehead Nurse Practitioner Clinic will offer targeted COVID-19 testing

Lakehead Nurse Practitioner Clinic will offer targeted COVID-19 testing

A drive-through test facility is expected to be in operation this week.
UPDATED: Confederation College will host a new COVID-19 test site

UPDATED: Confederation College will host a new COVID-19 test site

The college site is aimed at reducing the backlog of testing that developed after schools reopened.