Echo Essentials North Bay Edition

May 30, 2024

A handy package of curated 
news and podcasts.

The 22nd annual Redpath Rotary4Kids fundraiser can still use your support as it wraps tomorrow morning at the YMCA. See the story HERE.

Interesting news highlights: Robinson Huron chiefs denounce Metis land claims and the North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority is looking for a new CAO after controversial spring (but don’t worry, the Mattawa River canoe race June 8 is still on).

Like the idea of sailing Lake Nipissing? Check out this timely feature.


Top Shelf


  • Tips and strategies to win the new game Tripped!
  • Much to know in 2024 when buying a home in North Bay


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Today’s Introspection
cartoon by Allan Hirsh

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Getting ‘Tripped!’
is a home-grown
board game 

Tripped! Is a new board game coming out this year that sees players travel around North America plus points offshore to complete objectives. Tripped! creator Eric Boutilier and Quinn & Sherry President Mark Sherry join the Echo Essentials podcast with cohosts Scott Clark and Dave Dale to highlight their new creation, explain how to play and offer strategy tips.

Mark is the co-creator of the Game of Things! and has used his expertise to help Eric re-design the game through many years and they are finally getting close to launch later in 2024.

Vote between North Bay and Sudbury for the last remaining Northern Ontario to be named on the Tripped! Board Game.

Pre-Order and save HERE.

  • 0:00 Scott’s Stolen Truck Update
  • 11:26 Mark and Eric talk Tripped!
  • 23:29 Logistics of creating a board game
  • 44:50 Wrapping it up


Much to consider
when buying a
home in 2024

Kate Ricci, realtor with Century 21 Blue Sky Reality INC. Brokerage, joins the To North Bay With Love podcast today and chats with host Lisa Boivin about buying a home in today’s economic climate.

They discuss the power of owning vs renting and how interest rates affect your buying decisions. They also talk about the new properties being built in the area.

  • Kate joins the show 1:20
  • Working with Buyers 9:00
  • New Builds in North Bay  16:00
  • Dealing with the stress of purchasing 23:40



Today’s Zen Suggestion: Frying eggs on high heat reduces the nutritional benefits … slow boiled eggs are the best, health-wise. Eating eggs raw is just dumb.



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Echo Network

Northern Ontario Mining Showcase Podcast:

NSS Bruno Lalonde

The Northern Ontario Mining Showcase Podcast was created for the Echo Community Podcast Network in partnership with Story Studio Network and Clark Communications.

In today’s featured interview, host Scott Clark catches up with Bruno Lalonde of NSS Canada to learn about automation and innovation in survey processes, and more.

Northern Ontario plays an extensive role in the international mining community. In this limited series we’ll hear from the influential voices, partners and leaders who are driving innovation, research and development, creating new market opportunities and new ways of doing business in the mining industry.

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Backroads Bill:

In yesterday’s Backroads Bill podcast, an important historical event was explored with connections to ongoing controversies. Mitch Case, PCMNO – Region 4 Councilor Huron-Superior Regional Metis Community, joins Bill and Ben to discuss the Mica Bay Incident of 1849.

Mitch tells us about the Anishinabeeg and Metis working together to help pave the way for the 1850  Robinson-Huron Treaty. Mitch also talks about the current state of the relationship between the mining companies and Indigenous Peoples.

Check Out the Full Set

Echo Essentials:

Last week, Dr. Sachiko Nagasawa, of Bay Psychology, joined Echo Essentials co-hosts Scott Clark and Dave Dale to talk about the various aspects of suicide, from ‘survivor’s guilt’ to trends, contributing causes and strategies that help people manage their emotional health.

Referenced in the discussion is a workbook Dr. Nagasawa pulled together during COVID to assist therapists and their patients face the impacts of isolation, uncertainty, stress and trauma.

The podcast was motivated by recent community losses and preceded the Chat4Chad gala fundraiser Saturday, May 25 (it sold out 400 tickets the same day it launched).

Listen to the Full Show

To North Bay With Love:

Kathy Fortin, Executive Director of the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre, joins Lisa to discuss its history and the many programs that have helped thousands of Indigenous people in the city over the past 50 years.

The discussion was timely with the centre’s 16th annual Maamwi Kindaaswin Powwow, taking place June 8-9 at Lee Park.

Last week, Angela Larmer, a registered nurse and registered psychotherapist qualifying, joined the 2NBWL podcast with host Lisa Boivin to talk about overcoming her social anxiety. This is the fourth episode in a four-part series focusing on deep discussions about how people deal with life’s  twists and turns.

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Richard Fortin Presents:

The Richard Fortin Presents podcast amplifies the ideas of artists, philosophers, entrepreneurs, disruptors, politicians and truth seekers.  And now, in addition to his YouTube channel and website, he’ll benefit from joining the Echo Community Podcast Network with new episodes promoted in this newsletter and more traffic from our website.

Check Out the Full Set


YourTV North Bay coverage of recent events scheduled next week for the subscribers:

Kiwanis Citizen of the Year: at 8 p.m. on Monday, June 3, Tuesday, June 4, and Friday June 7

Sports Hall of Fame – Night 1:  Thursday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m.

Sports Hall of Fame – Night 2: Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 9 p.m.

Check out the CHAT4CHAD feature on YourTV’s public YouTube channel.

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Karma has a funny way of coming back at you, especially when you least expect it…

Kortney, Ben and Kassie discuss the OHL finals and how good it felt to watch the Gens lose in four games to London after an insensitive tweet toward North Bay.

In addition, the trio discuss Battalion GM Adam Dennis winning the Jim Gregory award for OHL GM of the year, while also looking at the potential next player moves for the Troops. Later on, Kortney and Ben reminisce about high school while asking Kassie about her final year at West Ferris.

Check Out All The Frontline Episodes

Marianne Vander Dussen:

Colour Theory: Create Saturated Paintings by Learning How To Mix Complimentary Colours with Marianne Vander Dussen’s in this week’s featured tutorial.

View All Marianne Vander Dussen Episodes

Wingspan Entrepreneur:

Wingspan Entrepreneurs by Joel Arndt is all about financial issues and provides the inspiration and information to lift your business to the next stratosphere. Check out the audio-only show on our website network page or follow on Spotify.

View All Wingspan Entrepreneur Episodes

Cheap Seats:

Episode 48: We Make Our Own Pop; The OTHER Olympic Sport and What’s the Sum of Godzilla – 1

New episodes are available on Wednesdays.

For the Full Set



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Events Echo


Thursday, May 30

Friday, May 31

Saturday, June 1


Live Music at the Junction / West Ferris Legion features the Hurricanes Tuesday, June 4 at 7 p.m. $20 non-members, $15 members.


(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 and take a gander at its April newsletter with month-long highlights HERE.)

In the last edition, if you missed it …

The CHAT4CHAD Gala, held at the Canadore College Aviation Campus Hangar on Saturday night, raised $225,000 and counting, a new high bar for the most money to be donated to a cause in the City of North Bay at a single evening event.

CHAT4CHAD is an initiative funded in the wake of Chad Ringler’s suicide in January 2023. The aim is to bring awareness, resources, and funding to those experiencing mental health challenges in North Bay.

For more info, read the Chat4Chad Press Release. And please listen to We Need To Talk About Mental Illness, the To North Bay With Love podcast about CHAT4CHAD.



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