Echo Essentials North Bay Edition

Mar 5, 2024

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Another podcast has joined the Echo Network! Wingspan Entrepreneurs by Joel Arndt is all about financial issues and provides the inspiration and information to lift your business to the next stratosphere. There are seven episodes so far, including the trailer HERE with interview guests Ian Lane, Jenn Demille, Cameron Fry, Kyle Laplante and Jess Sanabria, Dale Luckey, Sue Symons, and Mike Bisset.

Check out Wingspan’s audio-only show on our website network page or follow on Spotify. If you have an established podcast and want to capitalize on extra eyeballs and episode promotion through the Echo network, email [email protected] to start the process.

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  • Lisa learns about a “Wholistic” approach to modern healthcare
  • Stories and video interviews worth a look and listen

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Today’s Salute:
Chippewa OFSAA-bound!

The Chippewa Raiders earned a berth at OFSAA in the ‘AA’ division after placing third at NOSSA with a 5-4 win over Lo-Ellen in Sudbury this morning. They were edged by a goal against both St. Charles, of Sudbury, and St. Mary’s, of Sault Ste. Marie, on Monday. Those teams play for regional gold tonight in Copper Cliff at 6 p.m. Usually, third place doesn’t get you to OFSAA but St. Mary’s won Ontario silver last year, giving them a bye and opening up another spot. Chippewa swept Scollard to raise the Nugget Shield in the NDA championships last month, capping an undefeated NDA season with only one tie (against the Bears in early January). Chippewa also notched a silver medal at a Toronto tournament in January.


Echo Essentials

Lisa learns about a
“Wholistic” approach
to modern healthcare

Jana Brogan, from Sage Rosemary Wholistic, joins Lisa to chat about her holistic approach to living a healthy life. Brogan was part of the Resilience Fair at the North Bay Home & Garden Expo Feb. 23-25 and they recorded the show at the Echo booth.

Jana explains the process  of “ear seeding” and how it can help with everyday stress and anxiety, talks about how she ensures herbs don’t interfere with prescribed pharmaceuticals (and how she suggests healing options without being able to diagnose illness).

Another interesting suggestion was to eat ‘bitter’ foods, such as leafy salads before a meal rather than sweets (including dressings), to prepare the stomach to digest solid foods better.

Stories and video
interviews worth
putting on your radar

The next Echo Essentials Podcast, to be published Thursday afternoon, features Bev Hillier, manager of planning and building services at the City of North Bay. Hosts Scott Clark and Dave Dale ask her what she thought of the podcast with Trout Lake Conservation Association representative Liza Vandermeer.

Next week, the Essentials podcast features North Bay Deputy Mayor and Budget Chief Maggie Horsfield, offering insight into the 2024 financial issues, including what drives tax increases and how there may be more reserve cash thrown into the twin-pad arena proposal. Among the questions was her opinion of the financial advice provided by citizen Don Rennick (see his presentation to council HERE and Letter to the BayToday Editor HERE. Budget deliberations started yesterday and continue this week. See local news coverage by the Nugget HERE.

BayToday’s Stu Campaigne published a story Monday about the North Star Studios circling the toilet of financial troubles, with the report confirming the permanent layoff of 44 employees (with some saying they are still owed final payments).

On Friday, Scott and Dave are sitting down with Campaigne to discuss local media perspectives. If you want to suggest a question or topic, email [email protected]

Wishing you were fishing? Among the many YouTube videos shot on Lake Nipissing this “winter that wasn’t” includes a contribution by the Outdoormans of All Trades where he catches 45 walleye in 40 minutes.


Today’s Zen Suggestion: You really don’t know somebody until the going gets tough … so you may as well screw things up early and often to see how they react.



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To North Bay With Love:

Naomi Hehn, the curator of the North Bay Museum, joins the 2NBWL show to talk about plans for 2024, including the ‘Retro Game Week’ for March Break, as well as how they choose traveling exhibits like the RCAF’s 100th coming in the fall.

The episode also helped promote Nestor Prisco’s new book about North Bay’s first lawyer and Crown Attorney, Arthur George Browning, who first came to Widdifield in 1888 and resigned in 1911 to pursue career-expanding opportunities.


The North Bay Battalion crushed the Niagara Ice Dogs and former Trooper Charlie Robertson 9-3 at Memorial Gardens, Sunday, March, 3. Check out the Mitsubishi After Action Report featuring Harrison Clements and Ben Long breaking down all the action.


mike gelinas on cogeco

Watch for new episodes of Music North Bay Style with host Mike Gelinas on YourTV. Airing now are interviews with Mike Foisy, Steph Leroux, Sam Harvey, and John MacDonald.

Catch the next North Bay Battalion game against the visiting Windsor Spitfires on Thursday at 7 p.m. Rotary At Home TV Bingo is on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Lions At Home TV Bingo on Sunday’s at 7 p.m.

Backroads Bill:

The Jackfish tunnel is one of three on the north shore of Lake Superior, located east of Terrace Bay and west of Neys Provincial Park. It is part of the discussion on the next Backroads Bill podcast (new episodes drop every Wednesday morning). Bill Steer Photo

Last week’s podcast …

Dr. Jonathan Pitt, a professor at Nipissing University teaching Indigenous studies, joins Bill on location from the Home & Garden Expo that took place this past weekend. They talk about pictographs, spirituality and the tricksters/little people. Dr. Pitt shares the stories that are passed down from family to family and shares an important message of the history that shaped this land long ago.

Cheap Seats:

On this week’s episode Drew, Nick and Ben (three guys with no medical training) discuss the human body and ALL of its flaws! The boys also dive into the latest Marvel movie, The Marvels, a very “quiet” trailer, and Drew has given his phone number to a multi-million-dollar business.

Get in deep, you can listen to this week’s Cheap Seats episode on this website #35A Kid In The Hole, “IF” but scary, & How Many Tails on Sonic’s Knuckles? Or you can find it on Spotify.

Cheap Seats is an eclectic conversation between best friends, Drew and Nick, who love talking about movies and whatever else comes to mind.


Events Echo

West Ferris Legion Br. 599 reestablished its Ladies Auxcillary

The West Ferris Legion Br. 599 celebrated the re-establishment and swearing in of its Ladies Auxiliary on Monday. Also at Br. 599, the annual St. Paddy’s Dinner and Dance is Saturday, March 16 with Ghostrider providing the live entertainment. Tickets $25.


Tuesday, March 5

  • North Bay Public Library presents Children’s Story Time, featuring Nipissing University students from the ‘Picture Book in Performance’ course reading to children four to eight years old. There are two sessions, Tuesdays from 6 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 to 11:30 a.m. (Parents or Guardians must accompany children and registration required, see the website details HERE.)

Wednesday, March 6

  • LEGO socials at OUTLoud North Bay encourage youth to work together to build models and solve challenges. Begins at 6:30 p.m., 123 Delaware Ave.

Thursday, March 7

  • North Bay Battalion hosts the Windsor Spitfires on the Memorial Gardens ice at 7 p.m.
  • Super Fun Time Trivia at Moose’s Cookhouse 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Friday, March 8

  • Downtown Gallery Hop from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • North Bay Curling Club presents Boards and Brooms; enter a team and curl, play board games, munch on pizza and win prizes while you socialize. Register at


(For more events further out on the calendar, check Tourism North Bay’s comprehensive events listing guide. On Facebook, check out Creative Industries North Bay or check out their December newsletter HERE.)


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Congratulations to our U18BB team on winning the OWHL Southern - Central North Division!In the first round of the play-offs they won 5 of 6 games to advance to the second round of the play-offs! In round two, the U18BB team will face both the East and Central East division champions as they look for a spot in the league championship game in early April!

The North Bay Junior Lakers’ U18BB team won the OWHL Southern – Central North Division championship on the weekend. In the first round of the play-offs, they won five of six games to advance to the second round of the play-offs. In round two, the U18BB team will face both the East and Central East division champions as they look for a spot in the league championship game in early April.



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