January 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the amalgamation of Port Arthur and Fort William becoming Thunder Bay. To celebrate this milestone, we’ve put together an infographic of stats and facts around the event and Rebecca Eras kicks off a column looking back at the history of the merger. Also in this issue, Steph Skavinski catches up with singer Nancy Freeborn about her involvement in the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra’s Women & The Blues concert, Nancy Saunders sits down with Thunder Bay Police Chief Sylvie Hauth in our new Eye to Eye column, and Ayano Hodouchi Dempsey gets a sneak peek at Definitely Superior Art Gallery’s fashion odyssey Derelicte.

Also in this issue are the results of the 2019 Best of Thunder Bay Readers’ Survey!