This is Shelley! Shelley is a dedicated and hard working nurse. Another familiar face around the blog. Though I guess it’s hard to tell now, isn’t it? Shelley has been working hard throughout the pandemic. She’s always a dedicated worker, though acknowledges that it’s more important than ever to stayContinue Reading

This is Lindsay! She has been on medical leave from her job since January. She feels a bit like an expert on the “stay home” way of the world right now. Thankfully, she’s feeling better, but of course she can’t go back to work. So what is she doing whileContinue Reading

Erika isn’t technically from Thunder Bay, but I mean, Kakabeka Falls is soooo close. If she wanted to say, “Hey, I’m from Thunder Bay,” nobody would dare argue the point. But regardless of semantics, Erika went to high school in Thunder Bay and now attends Lakehead University. She’s currently inContinue Reading

I met Julia many years ago. The first thing you need to know is that her name is pronounced Hoolia! It’s like Julia. But with an H! The first time we met was on the Merry-Go-Round at Chippewa Park. Maybe seven years ago? We were with our kids, Julia withContinue Reading

Last month we met a wonderful young lady named Sandy and I promised to introduce you to her partner as soon as possible. Honestly, I could have (and should have) introduced Austin a lot sooner but I am easily distracted. But here he is!!!! Sandy on the right, Austin onContinue Reading

This article was originally published in the February issue of The Walleye magazine. • In another lifetime, Pat O’Connor was literally working on the railroad. He hails from Chapleau Ontario and spent several years traveling around Northern Ontario on the trains. He really liked the Thunder Bay area and hadContinue Reading

A couple years ago I was fortunate to meet Maelyn. She worked at the Chanterelle; thankfully I was able to book a few events through her. It’s been wonderfully impressive seeing Maelyn’s dedication and hard work. But, we all know the only constant is change. Maelyn is moving on fromContinue Reading

This story was originally published in the January issue of The Walleye. • When she’s painting a picture, her name is Sandy Hoshizaki… When she’s on the stage, her name is Ethereal… • Sandy is a watercolour and acrylic painter, but Ethereal is a flow dancer.  When she’s at homeContinue Reading

There’s a beautiful little boutique on Bay St, on the upper floor of number 278. It’s called Jewels of Crown. The wonderfully large windows bathe every square inch with sunlight and it practically sparkles. It really is a jewel. Carly has been at the helm of this unique vintage storeContinue Reading

Beeeeeeeeeefcaaaaake’s!!! Normally I’m not one to make sweeping declarations (or maybe I do it all the time, I can’t remember), but I think Derek makes the best burgers in town. The accomplished chef and proud restaurant owner: Derek was born in Thunder Bay (Westfort kid!) and has spent many yearsContinue Reading