“By his pure boldness, simply walking out and attempting no escape in a vehicle, the very openness of it made it nearly successful” Judge Valin, 1933 on North Bay’s first bank robber. (Porcupine Advance, January 12, 1933) The Act On Saturday, November 26, 1932, North Bay was shocked at the experience of its first bankContinue reading “The Pursuit of North Bay’s First Bank Robber (1932)”
Category Archives: Northern Nostalgia
What’s in a Name?
It is a bay. It is situated to the north of the population core of the province. Really, it’s all pretty self explanatory. There’s not too much to grasp here. But have you ever wondered how “North Bay” actually became the official handle of the city?
The Wreck of the John B. Fraser
while the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald sits beneath 160 metres of cold Lake Superior water, a mere 14 metres below the surface of our own lake, lies the wreck of Lake Nipissing worst tragedy
Lake Nipissing’s Black Gold (Part 2)
… And she wasn’t the only European monarch that tried the King of Caviar’s product…
Lake Nipissing’s Black Gold (Part 1)
What does Caviar, one of the worlds finest culinary delicacies, have to do with North Bay and the surrounding communities?
Well that takes us back in history, to the story a founding father of Sturgeon Falls, the caviar king, and Lake Nipissing’s “Black Gold”.
But there’s a lot more to this story than a local caviar producer.
A Criminal Coincidence (1935)
In 1935, a 19 year old, standing 6’2, 240 lbs. was brought into the North Bay jail by a constable and his brother. In no time, the man was fighting with officers with the fury of a “caged lion”.