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Lucas Punkari

Lucas Punkari

Born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Lucas was a sports reporter for several publications over the last decade prior to arriving in Thunder Bay to serve as Newswatch's Featured Content Editor. If he's not at the office, Lucas is likely watching current or retro sporting events, listening to music or following along with Kyle Larson's dirt racing exploits.

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lpunkari@dougallmedia.com

Recent Work by Lucas

Five organizations received funds from Tbaytel

Five organizations received funds from Tbaytel

Recipients were announced on June 18.
Big catches becoming the norm at Walleye Masters

Big catches becoming the norm at Walleye Masters

This year’s event takes place on Saturday and Sunday with weigh-ins being held at the Dryden Memorial Arena.
Round of golf leads to restaurant adventure

Round of golf leads to restaurant adventure

Winnipeg’s Gregory Corbett is the new managing partner for the Boathouse Lakeside Grill in Kenora.
Kenora track speeds into seventh season

Kenora track speeds into seventh season

The Lake of the Woods Speedway starts off its 2024 campaign on Sunday.
Northwestern Ontario golf club swings into a new era

Northwestern Ontario golf club swings into a new era

Formerly known as Eagle’s Landing, the nine-hole facility has a new name following an operation change last winter.
Ontario's northernmost brewery navigates changing environment

Ontario's northernmost brewery navigates changing environment

The brewery and restaurant in Kenora continues to evolve as it enters its second decade.
Just G’s Chip Stand keeping busy this season

Just G’s Chip Stand keeping busy this season

The food truck has been operating in Dryden for the last nine years.
Nominations sought for Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame

Nominations sought for Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame

The pubic nomination process is now open for the fifth induction class, which will officially be enshrined on Aug. 9, 2025.
Thunder Bay alpine skier wins prestigious award

Thunder Bay alpine skier wins prestigious award

Ella Nichols earned the Nancy Greene Raine Award, which is given to the fastest overall Canadian female in the under-14 division, at last month’s Whistler Cup.
NAPS launches new campaign to collect helmets

NAPS launches new campaign to collect helmets

The Nishnawbe Aski Police Service is seeking donations for 500 ATV helmets for the 34 communities they serve.
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