George Maroosis, the longest serving North Bay city councillor with 34 years in the chamber under his belt, passed away Nov. 10, 2023 in his 77th year. Maroosis began his municipal career in 1982, the last term for Mayor Merle Dickerson, one of the city’s most colourful characters. This video interview was recorded at his K Bros Maroosis Art Centre near the corner of Algonquin Avenue and Main Street West in January 2020.

Another interview with Maroosis by iconic broadcaster Pete Handley was recorded in October 2022, as part of the Municipal Heritage Podcast series, and will be part of a book of Handley’s interviews expected to be published next year. An excerpt of that interview is featured in the Back in the Bay Magazine’s Winter 2023-24 edition, Vol. 3, Issue 4, which is scheduled for publication Dec. 22.

Email [email protected] to subscribe to the fourth volume of the quarterly print product. It’s $40 for four issues, with delivery and HST included. Mailing address is 176 Lakeshore Dr., Suite 3, North Bay, Ontario, P1B 2A8.

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Life views from North Bay, Ontario, Canada, with snapshots of rural living, sports and politics mixed with podcasts by a long-time story teller. Small Town Times Productions is the name of Dave Dale’s  communication business, which publishes content for online and print applications. The flagship print publication is the Back in the Bay Magazine, which […]

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