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Ryen Veldhuis

Ryen Veldhuis

Writer. Photographer. Adventurer. North Bay born-and-raised, Ryen has always had a passion for sharing stories—especially those of his community—and has done so professionally since the early years of his undergraduate at Laurentian University in Sudbury. An avid cyclist, you can probably spot him pedaling away around town.

Recent Work by Ryen

Tax levy up 1.31%

Tax levy up 1.31%

'I think we’re patting ourselves on the back—it’s an election budget...But I think we’re putting pressure on the next years. All these challenges we know are coming and we’re leaving them to the next council'
Mid Week Mugging: Santa's looking forward to Christmas in North Bay!

Mid Week Mugging: Santa's looking forward to Christmas in North Bay!

In this week's Mid-Week Mugging: 'I've had children sit on my lap, who years later brought their own children, and children's children to visit me...It's a magical feeling'
Council takes plunge with splash pad

Council takes plunge with splash pad

'Our preference would be to follow the recommendations of the consultation team who consulted extensively with the public, preparing the Downtown Waterfront Master Plan earlier this year'
<b>Massive changes for Summer in the Park</b>

Massive changes for Summer in the Park

'The committee has decided we’re going to move the event to Memorial Gardens and Thomson Park...We’re doing it for many reasons...
Students tackle hydro issues at Lego robotics event

Students tackle hydro issues at Lego robotics event

'We’ve made a greywater reuse system to flush toilets and it can use any source of grey water...'
The gift of giving..back!

The gift of giving..back!

In this week's Mid-Week Mugging: 'Many more years than I care to remember, I used to get the Santa Fund...I was a single parent and for six or seven years I got it...Now I run it'
Holiday tradition carries on with Haleyfest

Holiday tradition carries on with Haleyfest

'There are two things that I’m known for,' Dennis Chippa told the crowd with a great big smile and a silly hat on his head, 'hats and bad jokes'
North Bay turns red for 'World AIDS Day'

North Bay turns red for 'World AIDS Day'

'It surprises people that we still have infections that occur here every year and people are still living with it today...'
The Fitbit for your water meter!

The Fitbit for your water meter!

The Team of young students believes they've found the solution to North Bay's wastewater problem
Help Portrait carries on in memory of Ed Eng

Help Portrait carries on in memory of Ed Eng

'The families are ecstatic they leave with the biggest smiles on their faces...And it’s probably the most rewarding initiative I’ve been involved with'