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Canadian Flag Design Jeered | Look Back [CBC The National]

Canadian Flag Design Jeered | Look Back  [CBC The National]

Below, from CBC’s ‘The National’ ‘s YouTube channel; a look back at how the Canadian flag originally caused plenty of controversy.  The debate, not only in regards to what the flag’s design would be, but whether it was needed at all!   _____________________________ It’s popular now. But Canada’s flag design was greeted with complaints and protests

Northeast Fire Region Forest Fire Situation Update

Northeast Fire Region Forest Fire Situation Update

June 28, 2015 16:05 As of June 28, there are currently five active forest fires in the region. One new fire, Kirkland Lake 5, is under control at 0.8 hectares. Three active forest fires are currently being observed in the far north, and Cochrane 11 is currently being held at 7 hectares. The region is experiencing

New Members Appointed to North West LHIN Board of Directors

New Members Appointed to North West LHIN Board of Directors

The Public Appointments Secretariat of the Province of Ontario, through Order-in-Council, has appointed three new members to the North West Local Health Integration Network’s Board of Directors. Appointed on March 18, 2015, for a three-year term, is Darryl Allan, a member of the Northwest Angle No. 37 First Nations, who was born and lives in

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Finissantes et le finissant 2015 de l’École secondaire Cité-Supérieure

Finissantes et le finissant 2015 de l’École secondaire Cité-Supérieure

MARATHON, ON – La cérémonie de la remise de diplômes d’études secondaires de l’Ontario a eu lieu le mercredi 24 juin, au Zéro -100. Les bourses et médailles ont été remises comme suit : Désirée Eisner médaille académique du Gouverneur Général – moyenne plus haute dans les cours 11e et 12e année; le mérite scolaire de [Read more]

Nomination de nouveaux membres au conseil d’administration du RLISS du Nord-Ouest

Nomination de nouveaux membres au conseil d’administration du RLISS du Nord-Ouest

Le Secrétariat des nominations de la province de l’Ontario a nommé, par décret, trois nouveaux membres au conseil d’administration du Réseau local d’intégration des services de santé du Nord-Ouest. Darryl Allan, membre de la Première Nation Northwest Angle n° 37, qui est né et réside à Fort Frances, a été nommé le 28 mars 2015 [Read more]

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First Nations

Senate Unanimously Passes C-61: Creation of Lake Superior NMCA

Senate Unanimously Passes C-61: Creation of Lake Superior NMCA
From June 22, 2015 OTTAWA, ON –  Bruce Hyer MP Thunder Bay Superior North (and Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Canada) issued the following statement regarding the passage of Bill C-61 An Act to amend the Canada National Marine Conservation Areas Act, by the Senate: “After eight years of postponement on a promise made [Read more]

Pathlight: Father’s Day and National Aboriginal Day

Pathlight: Father’s Day and National Aboriginal Day
Two different celebrations fall on the same day – National Aboriginal Day and Father’s Day. The first Father’s Day celebration occurred on July 5, 1908 in Fairmont, West Virginia, USA, and is now widely celebrated in countries around the world on various different days. The first National Aboriginal Day was celebrated on June 21, 1996, [Read more]

Manitouwadge/Marathon

MMSPL June 25th Results, League Rankings & Upcoming Games

MMSPL June 25th Results, League Rankings & Upcoming Games

Courtesy John Hooper Sr. MARATHON, ON – In baseball action Thursday, the Brewers defeated Outlaws 13-8. Meanwhile in the evening’s second match up, Brokerlink defeated Lord of The Infield Flies 23-8 to take the first place rank from the Crossover Video Jays in the current league standings.  John Rose pitched well in the win.   [Read more]

MPP Michael Mantha : Winter Highway Safety & #VibrantSeniors

MPP Michael Mantha : Winter Highway Safety & #VibrantSeniors

Here in Northern Ontario we know what winter driving is.  Many in Northern Ontario must drive daily in dangerous conditions, to and from work, taking our children to school and sports practices, driving to medical appointments and so on. Yet-many of those making decisions on how our winter roads should be maintained are doing so [Read more]

Marathon SlowPitch : June 23rd Results & Tomorrow’s schedule

Marathon SlowPitch : June 23rd Results & Tomorrow’s schedule

By John Hooper Sr. MARATHON, ON – Hotdogs and Cupcakes held off Brokerlink 12-11.  Brokerlink strand the tying run at 2nd in the 7th inning. Jagerbombers squeeked by CrossOver Video Jays 14-13 on a walk-off 3 run HR by Ross McWatch.  Tristan Vollett hit a grand slam in the loss for the Jays. GP W [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider : New Releases, TOP 10 Rentals of 2015 & More

#CrossoverInsider : New Releases, TOP 10 Rentals of 2015 & More

WEEKLY WRAP It may seem hard, with all of the top-notch new movies that have been coming out over the last few weeks, to keep up! Great new movies like Kingsman, Chappie, Run All Night, Project Almanac, Focus and McFarland have been flying off the shelves at Crossover , with some customers unable to find [Read more]

MM SlowPitch League – June 22

MM SlowPitch League – June 22

By John Hooper Sr. MARATHON, ON – Both games postponed tonight.  No makeup dates announced. Monday June 22       Lord of the Inf. Flies PPD Outlaws       Brewers PPD Jagerbombers   GP W L T PTS CrossOver Video Jays 6 5 1 0 10 Brewers 7 5 2 0 10 Outlaws 5 4 1 0 8 Hotdogs & Cupcakes 5 3 [Read more]

Pathlight: Father’s Day and National Aboriginal Day

Pathlight: Father’s Day and National Aboriginal Day

Two different celebrations fall on the same day – National Aboriginal Day and Father’s Day. The first Father’s Day celebration occurred on July 5, 1908 in Fairmont, West Virginia, USA, and is now widely celebrated in countries around the world on various different days. The first National Aboriginal Day was celebrated on June 21, 1996, [Read more]

MPS Outdoors Come In

MPS Outdoors Come In

MANITOUWADGE, ON – At Manitouwadge Public School education comes is numerous forms.  This week Mrs. Schleier’s class – under the superb direction of Mrs. Mutch – enjoyed a day of learning the art playing outside! Weather doesn’t always cooperate in Manitouwadge, so they were not deterred by a not so nice day outside, and [Read more]

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TBay District Crime Stoppers : Geraldton Break & Enter

TBay District Crime Stoppers : Geraldton Break & Enter

THUNDER BAY, ON – Crime Stoppers and the OPP are asking for your help in solving a Break & Enter that occurred in the Town of Geraldton. Sometime between May 31st and June 5th 2015 unknown suspect (2) broke into some storage sheds and a residence that was destroyed by a fire on May 28th [Read more]

Residential Break and Enter in Geraldton :2 Youths Charged

Residential Break and Enter in Geraldton :2 Youths Charged

GERALDTON, ON – June 8, 2015 the Greenstone Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a residential break and enter in progress in the community of Geraldton. Police arrived on scene within moments and were able to arrest one assailant at the scene. After a brief foot pursuit a second assailant was [Read more]

Mischief and Theft in Longlac

Mischief and Theft in Longlac

LONGLAC, ON – The 17th of May, 2015, the Ontario Provincial Police received a call in regards to a Mischief and Theft that occurred in a local residential apartment complex. The Mischief and Theft is thought to have happened between May 10 – 16, 2015. The unknown suspect(s) entered into a secured laundry room and caused damage [Read more]

Greenstone Tourism Strategy/Marketing Plan Moves Forward

Greenstone Tourism Strategy/Marketing Plan Moves Forward

GREENSTONE, ON – The Municipality of Greenstone’s Tourism Strategy/Marketing Plan is moving forward. After a formal request for proposals, Council recently selected Generator from Thunder Bay to work on the blueprint for the future of tourism in the region. Generator was selected based on its significant experience within the region, including work on successful [Read more]

PSA : Camp Quality Seeking CAMPERS 4-18yrs of age

PSA : Camp Quality Seeking CAMPERS 4-18yrs of age

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Camp Quality Northwestern Ontario is currently seeking campers for its 2015 summer camp, taking place July 12-18 at Camp Duncan on East Loon Lake (45 minutes north of Thunder Bay). Children 4-18 who have cancer or are in remission, and up to one sibling in the same age range, are eligible to [Read more]

EDUCATION/School News

Finissantes et le finissant 2015 de l’École secondaire Cité-Supérieure

Finissantes et le finissant 2015 de l’École secondaire Cité-Supérieure

MARATHON, ON – La cérémonie de la remise de diplômes d’études secondaires de l’Ontario a eu lieu le mercredi 24 juin, au Zéro -100. Les bourses et médailles ont été remises comme suit : Désirée Eisner médaille académique du Gouverneur Général – moyenne plus haute dans les cours 11e et 12e [Read more]

St. Martin School hosts Mass, BBQ & Summer Playday

St. Martin School hosts Mass, BBQ & Summer Playday

TERRACE BAY, ON – For several years now Holy Angels School and St. Martin School have taken turns hosting Summer Playday and this year St. Martin School staff, students and parents invited Holy Angels School and Ecole Franco in Terrace Bay on Friday, June 19th for the annual Summer Fun Day.  The day began with a [Read more]

MPS Outdoors Come In

MPS Outdoors Come In

MANITOUWADGE, ON – At Manitouwadge Public School education comes is numerous forms.  This week Mrs. Schleier’s class – under the superb direction of Mrs. Mutch – enjoyed a day of learning the art playing outside! Weather doesn’t always cooperate in Manitouwadge, so they were not deterred by a not so nice day [Read more]

Celebrating Aboriginal Culture in Wawa

Celebrating Aboriginal Culture in Wawa

WAWA, ON – The Conseil Scolaire Catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) took great pride in participating in the organization of the June 11th Pow Wow held at the Wawa Community Centre. Wawa’s École Saint-Joseph played a key role in the event as 12 secondary school students joined the organizing commitee with [Read more]

Grade 7/8 Students Visit Confederation College in Thunder Bay

Grade 7/8 Students Visit Confederation College in Thunder Bay

MANITOUWADGE, ON – Recently Manitouwadge Public School Grade 7 and 8 students were invited to participate in a School / College / Work initiative sponsored by Confederation College in Thunder Bay.  Students were treated to a bus trip to Thunder Bay and ‘camped out’ in the residence at the college.  They were [Read more]

Law Enforcement

Rainbow Falls Fishing Day Around The Corner

Rainbow Falls Fishing Day Around The Corner

TERRACE BAY, ON –  The Nipigon District MNR will be hosting the 8th Annual Bass Blast on Saturday, July 4.  Organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources, Nipigon District, the event will take place from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on the East Beach of Rainbow Falls Provincial Park. Participants can look forward to all sorts [Read more]

SSM & Algoma Crime Stoppers : Theft of a Bicycle at OLG (video)

SSM & Algoma Crime Stoppers : Theft of a Bicycle at OLG (video)

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Crime Stoppers and the Sault Ste. Marie Police Services need the public’s assistance identifying a male involved in a theft of a bicycle from OLG Casino Sault Ste. Marie. On June 2, 2015 the victim locked his 2015 black super cycle mountain bike in front of the OLG Casino located [Read more]

TBay District Crime Stoppers : Geraldton Break & Enter

TBay District Crime Stoppers : Geraldton Break & Enter

THUNDER BAY, ON – Crime Stoppers and the OPP are asking for your help in solving a Break & Enter that occurred in the Town of Geraldton. Sometime between May 31st and June 5th 2015 unknown suspect (2) broke into some storage sheds and a residence that was destroyed by a fire on May 28th [Read more]

UPDATE: Collision Claims Two Lives on Hwy 17

UPDATE: Collision Claims Two Lives on Hwy 17

MARATHON ON – Tuesday June 16, 2015 approximately 06:00am, officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment were advised of a motor vehicle collision involving two motor vehicles on Highway 17 near the Black River Bridge approximately 15 km east of Marathon ON.     A westbound motor vehicle, a Pontiac Sun Fire, crossed the center [Read more]

Marathon OPP : 3 Youths Charged with Theft of Under $5000

Marathon OPP : 3 Youths Charged with Theft of Under $5000

MARATHON, ON –On June 14, 2015, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment received information regarding several thefts from parked motor vehicles during the night of June 13th.   Several Marathon residences in the Penn Lake area on Pinewood, Chisholm and Godfrey reported that during the night their vehicles that had been parked in their driveways had [Read more]

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