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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

<b>City lands 'Canada Meat Group' plant</b>

City lands 'Canada Meat Group' plant

'It shows the multi-use facilities of the airport'
Janey subdivision moves forward; residents consider appeal

Janey subdivision moves forward; residents consider appeal

'It’s not off the table...We’re aware the next step is to the OMB level and once it goes to that level their decision is final and that may not be a bad idea to put it into the hands of somebody neutral'
Council against fire-medic program

Council against fire-medic program

"...it would be a huge cost if North Bay’s fire department had to shoulder that issue. I’m not exposing our taxpayers to that liability”
Sweet dreams are made of this

Sweet dreams are made of this

This Mid-Week Mugging talks about the bitter and the sweet of following passion into business with Sugar Daddy Cupcakes and Catering.
<b>OPP costing shot down</b>

OPP costing shot down

'It really speaks to what North Bay is from a political standpoint, status quo is the option here, there is not real will to look at alternatives and that’s the unfortunate part'
'This has always been the dream'

'This has always been the dream'

'Ever since hair school, the dream was to eventually have my own salon...It’s always been the dream, you just never know when'
'Some people don't have a backbone,' King says of OPP costing

'Some people don't have a backbone,' King says of OPP costing

'There may have been mortal mistakes made here tonight by at least one individual...There very well could be campaigns run against certain people running for council'
Council raises bet on Pinewood Park

Council raises bet on Pinewood Park

'In 2016 OLG’s profits were 56 percent. In 2016, the profits for Walmart were three percent…and the profits for McDonald’s were 20 percent'
Proposed subdivision unsafe according to neighbouring residents

Proposed subdivision unsafe according to neighbouring residents

'It’s an unsafe spot in perfect conditions. No snow, parked vehicles or buses. When one condition is altered it becomes treacherous...'
Antiques, collectibles, curiosities, and oddities arrive downtown

Antiques, collectibles, curiosities, and oddities arrive downtown

The Queen Majesty has opened its doors to the community before the turn of the new year, offering a plethora of curiosities, oddities, and more than most people can imagine seeing...