News North Bay planning to host FONOM again SHARE ON: Rocco Frangione, staff Wednesday, Jun. 4th, 2014 North Bay is applying to host another annual meeting of the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities conference. The city last hosted FONOM in 2011. The event attracts up to 350 mayors and councillors from across the north plus provincial cabinet ministers. North Bay is looking to host either the 2016 or 2017 convention.