Echo Essentials North Bay Edition

Jun 4, 2024

A handy package of curated 
news and podcasts.

chippewa soccer team boys seniors nossa champs 2024

North Bay is hosting the OFSAA ‘AA’ senior boys provincial high school soccer championship this week, beginning Thursday and playing through to the finals on Saturday at the Steve Omischl Sports Fields Complex. Preliminary games are throughout the city, see the schedule HERE.

The undefeated Chippewa Raiders senior boys soccer team beat St. Mary’s of Sault Ste. Marie for the NOSSA crown after claiming the NDA banner without a loss. See the Nugget story about their first-ever school sweep on the pitch and the BayToday piece on the regional win. The regional gold earned Chippewa the top seed at the provincials, allowing the Scollard Bears to fill the host team spot.


Top Shelf


  • 12 Angry Jurors (and this isn’t a Trump thing)
  • Movie Geeks get the Cheap Seats


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Today’s Eye-Candy

pat stack photo of indigo bunting

Photographer Pat Stack recently checked off the Indigo Bunting from her birders bucket list. Local photographers are meeting at dusk to witness the annual return of Chimney Swifts to a church chimney. See a Nipissing Naturalist Club video from a previous year HERE.


12 Angry Jurists
tells an age-old
story about justice 

Actor Mike Bernier and Director Stephanie Kast join Lisa to discuss the new play the Gateway Theatre Guild is putting on this week.

12 Angry Jurors depicts a 19 year old man who was on trial for fatally stabbing his father. The fate of this young man’s life is in the hands of 12 jurors as new evidence comes to light on whether this case is as cut and dry as it seems.

To get tickets go HERE.

The play starts Wednesday June 5th and runs until Sunday June 9th.

  • Mike and Stephanie chat about 12 Angry Jurors 3:00
  • The play is a throwback to an earlier era 9:15
  • Stephanie talks about directing and choosing actors  12:20
  • Details about the show time 18:00


Movie geeks
chatting about
movie geek-stuff

The Cheap Seats podcast is posting its 49th episode tomorrow and it’s becoming a must-listen for movie geeks.

“The head is throbbing, the brush is stroking, and the food’s getting weird!” states the podcast promo, setting the stage for Nick, Drew and Ben to discuss Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, and PB justifies his impatience with the elderly.

Drew also takes viewers down the rabbit hole of unusual food festivals. Movies, TV, and something called chitterlings are also  discussed on this latest edition.



Today’s Zen Suggestion: Budget conscious and disappointed in grocery chains gouging customers? Not liking the news about tainted produce being recalled due to salmonella contamination? You can always eat Hosta leaves and Dandelion leaves and flowers (if not sprayed with pesticides). Just remember to soak and wash them in clean water, like you should do with all vegetables because insects do insect things. Another option is buying produce from local growers at the North Bay Farmers Market (Wednesdays and Saturdays) outside the North Bay Museum.



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Echo Network

Northern Ontario Mining Showcase Podcast:

Host Scott Clark catches up with Steve Tarchuk of NORPRO Security about challenges and opportunities in security and health and safety.

Host Scott Clark catches up with Steve Tarchuk of NORPRO Security about challenges and opportunities in security and health and safety.


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

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.

View All NOMS Podcast Episodes

Backroads Bill:

The Mattawa River Canoe Race is this Saturday and to celebrate, Backroads Bill has a special podcast set up for tomorrow morning. The popular race from North Bay to Mattawa is organized by the North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority, and retired general manager Brian Tayler joins the show to talk about the event and its history. Until the podcast drops, check out Tayler’s profile HERE.

In last week’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.

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Echo Essentials:

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.

Listen to the Full Show

To North Bay With Love:

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.

View all 70+ Episodes

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: 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


Tuesday, June 4

  • Hurricanes presented by Nipissing Jazz at the Junction at the West Ferris Legion Br. 599 | 7:30 p.m. | $20 (non-members)

Wednesday, June 5

Thursday, June 6


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 June newsletter with month-long highlights HERE.)


In past editions, in case you missed it …

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.

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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