CFB North Bay
North Bay is a city in Northeastern Ontario, Canada. It is the seat of Nipissing District, and takes its name from its position on the shore of Lake Nipissing. The site of North Bay was on the main canoe route west from Montreal (see Canadian Canoe Routes (early)). Apart from First Nations tribes, voyageurs and surveyors, there was little activity in the Lake Nipissing area until the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) in 1882. In 1882, John Ferguson decided that the north bay of Lake Nipissing was a promising spot for settlement. North Bay was incorporated as a town in 1891. North Bay grew through a strong lumbering sector, mining and the three railways in the early days.
The Dionne Quintuplets were born in Corbeil, Ontario, on the southern outskirts of North Bay in 1934. Their births had a tremendous impact on tourism in the area. In fact, the Dionnes may have saved the economy in the district during the Depression and beyond. North Bay and area lived off this legacy well into the 1960s. Many visitors to the area discovered lakes and summer retreats that were easily accessible and the businesses thrived on the tourist dollars.
In 1951, as a result of rising tensions in the Cold War, the Royal Canadian Air Force established an air base at North Bay, part of an expanding national air defence network to counter the threat of nuclear attack against North America by Soviet bombers. Construction of RCAF Station North Bay (in 1966 retitled “Canadian Forces Base North Bay” and in 1993 as “22 Wing/Canadian Forces Base North Bay”) took three years, during which it became the largest industry in the community, a status it held for more than four decades. In October 1963, the North American Air Defence Command (NORAD) opened its Canadian operations centre at the base.
Cost of living in North Bay http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/city_result.jsp?country=Canada&city=North+Bay
Newspaper- North Bay Nugget www.nugget.ca/
North Bay Nipissing News www.northbaynipissing.com
North Bay News www.baytoday.ca
North Bay Public Library library.cityofnorthbay.ca
Near North District School Board www.nearnorthschools.ca
Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board www.npsc.ca/
Paradigm Education Academy of Creative Enlightenment www.peace-school.org
Nbisling Secondary School http://www.nbisiing.com/
Colleges & Universities
Canadore College www.canadorec.on.ca
Nipissing University www.nipissingu.ca
Health Care Connect
Health Care Connect helps assist Ontarians in finding a family doctor. People who are without a family doctor are referred to medical professionals such as nurse practitioners who are accepting new patients within the community. Register by phone at 1-800-445-1822
Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/ohip/ or call their info line at 1-866-532-3161
North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit www.myhealthunit.ca