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Northern Ontario Headlines

Moose Population Declines Suspected in Northern Ontario

Moose Population Declines Suspected in Northern Ontario

Op-Ed by Natural Resources Minister David Orazietti In Ontario, the Ministry of Natural Resources monitors moose populations and carefully regulates hunting to ensure populations remain sustainable. This past winter, the ministry completed moose aerial inventory surveys for 25 wildlife management units across the province.  The surveys help us estimate moose population trends and complement other

Money$ Worth by Kim Inglis – Tech Sector Investing

Money$ Worth by Kim Inglis – Tech Sector Investing

Recent technology sector events, such as King Digital Entertainment’s IPO and Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp, have investors talking about a bubble.  Price-earnings ratios in the sector are certainly high, and some valuations may not be realistic, but data show the sector itself is in much better shape than fourteen years ago. PwC reports

#CrossoverInsider – New Releases & Trailers, Perfect Easter Baskets & Accommodating Hours

#CrossoverInsider – New Releases & Trailers, Perfect Easter Baskets & Accommodating Hours

WEEKLY INSIDER One of the biggest surprises at the box office this year is undoubtedly the Ice Cube comedy Ride Along. Co-starring Kevin Hart, Ride Along opened on January 17th to 48.6 million dollars- shattering all box office predictions. Strong word of mouth and staying power lead to an eye boggling final tally of 134

APRIL IS EARTH MONTH

Thousands of kids across the country will take action to help the planet by doing a variety of eco-actions! Are you one of those kids?

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Concernes de réductions de populations d’orignal en Ontario

Concernes de réductions de populations d’orignal en Ontario

Article en regard de la page éditoriale par le ministre des Richesses naturelles, David Orazietti En Ontario, le ministère des Richesses naturelles surveille les populations d’orignal et règlemente soigneusement la chasse pour veiller à ce que les populations demeurent viables. L’hiver dernier, le Ministère a effectué un recensement aérien des populations [Read more]

First Nations

Wawa students to discover the richness of the Métis and First Nations cultures

Wawa students to discover the richness of the Métis and First Nations cultures
  WAWA, ON – As part of the Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario’s (CSCNO) Aboriginal Education Program, students from Wawa’s École Saint-Joseph will welcome Mrs. Janique Labelle to their school on Friday, April 11. This Métis and Anishinaabe visitor will lead a drumming workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for grades 7 to 12 students. Janique [Read more]

Pathlight : Changing and Changes

Pathlight : Changing and Changes
Alice’s quote above is an interesting twist on the subject of change. We change our clothing every morning; we change our hairstyles, buy new cars or furniture, even get new jobs and move new places. I’m sure I’ve changed several times in dramatic ways throughout my life. But have I really changed as a person? [Read more]

Dorion/Nipigon/Red Rock Twp

Ontario Providing a Boost to Regional Economic Growth

Ontario Providing a Boost to Regional Economic Growth

The Ontario government is investing $21,800 to support economic development in Thunder Bay-Superior North. With support from our government’s Rural Economic Development (RED) Program, the Top of the Lake Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with other area Chambers, is creating a shop-local coupon booklet to encourage shoppers to support their local economies. This investment will help [Read more]

Manitouwadge/Marathon

#CrossoverInsider – New Releases & Trailers, Perfect Easter Baskets & Accommodating Hours

#CrossoverInsider – New Releases & Trailers, Perfect Easter Baskets & Accommodating Hours

WEEKLY INSIDER One of the biggest surprises at the box office this year is undoubtedly the Ice Cube comedy Ride Along. Co-starring Kevin Hart, Ride Along opened on January 17th to 48.6 million dollars- shattering all box office predictions. Strong word of mouth and staying power lead to an eye boggling final tally of 134 [Read more]

Marathon High Students Strive to “Survive” Mock Emergency

Marathon High Students Strive to “Survive” Mock Emergency

MARATHON, ON – Severe weather, power outages, forest fires, and industrial accidents – they can all happen.  That’s why Marathon High School and the Superior Greenstone District School Board have partnered to educate high school students on practical survival skills should an emergency happen. As a part of Ontario’s Emergency Preparedness [Read more]

SGDSB Celebrates Differences – Neurodiversity Day

SGDSB Celebrates Differences – Neurodiversity Day

MARATHON, ON – On April 16th, Superior-Greenstone District School Board is celebrating Neurodiversity Day. What is neurodiversity you ask? Neurodiversity refers to the idea that people experience the world differently based on their neurological attributes. It is most commonly applied to people with autism-spectrum conditions such as [Read more]

Wawa Firefighter’s Story: #Hwy17 Conditions Take Another Young Life (Video: MPP Mantha Reads)

Wawa Firefighter’s Story: #Hwy17 Conditions Take Another Young Life (Video: MPP Mantha Reads)

While the Liberals and Conservatives continue to battle it out in a “he said, she said” libel lawsuit over gas plant scandal accusations; New Democrats continue to listen to your concerns and take action. This week my colleague MPP Sarah Campbell, Kenora Rainy River, used her Private Members slot to put forward a motion to [Read more]

Learning [delicious] Life Skills at MPS

Learning [delicious] Life Skills at MPS

MANITOUWADGE, ON – In our classrooms there are no limits to the learning possibilities for our students.  These three young culinary artists are learning another important life-skill, preparing their own food.  Under the guidance of our competent staff members these chocolate chip cookies were created from scratch, scooped, baked and [Read more]

Manitouwadge Shopper Wins $5,000!

Manitouwadge Shopper Wins $5,000!

Thanks to Lloyd White who contacted OntarioNewsNorth.com to notify us regarding Ms. Ross claiming her check!   MANITOUWADGE, ON – Customers at Rousselle’s Valu-Mart were eager for details of how Holle Ross, found herself, this afternoon, being presented with a check for $5,000. Owner Robert Rousselle explained it was as easy as [Read more]

Quinto Acquires Three Promising Gold and Base Metal Properties in the Schreiber-Hemlo Camp

Quinto Acquires Three Promising Gold and Base Metal Properties in the Schreiber-Hemlo Camp

Indications of high-grade zinc on the Sawmill Lake property from a float boulder with a massive sphalerite specimen that assayed 66.0% zinc Previous work on the properties also shows strong potential for gold, silver and copper mineralization MONTREAL, PQ — (Marketwired – April 8, 2014) - Quinto Real Capital Corporation (TSX [Read more]

Greenstone

SGDSB Celebrates Differences – Neurodiversity Day

SGDSB Celebrates Differences – Neurodiversity Day

MARATHON, ON – On April 16th, Superior-Greenstone District School Board is celebrating Neurodiversity Day. What is neurodiversity you ask? Neurodiversity refers to the idea that people experience the world differently based on their neurological attributes. It is most commonly applied to people with autism-spectrum conditions such as Asperger’s Syndrome, but has [Read more]

GERALDTON HOSPITAL HONOURS VOLUNTEERS

GERALDTON HOSPITAL HONOURS VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer Names Inscribed on Tree of Life by Edgar J. Lavoie GREENSTONE, ON – Monday,  April 7th, nearly 80 people gathered, in the lobby of the Geraldton District Hospital for its annual Volunteer Appreciation Social.  Hospital CEO Kurt Pristanskiat noted the significant increase of those attending to show their support of the exceptional volunteers who went [Read more]

Ontario Enhancing Job-Skills Programs for First Nations Communities

Ontario Enhancing Job-Skills Programs for First Nations Communities

Ontario Supporting Careers in Ring of Fire, Other Mining Developments Ontario is investing in training programs that will support jobs and improve the quality of life for First Nations communities near the Ring of Fire.   “I’m extremely proud of the support our government continues to show for programs and initiatives that deliver high-quality skills [Read more]

$16,400 in Fines and Hunting Suspensions for Illegal Moose Hunt Near Caramat

$16,400 in Fines and Hunting Suspensions for Illegal Moose Hunt Near Caramat

Five Ontario men were fined a total of $16,400 and received hunting license suspensions for an illegal moose hunt and an attempted cover up in 2011. Jan Kuczek of Schomberg pleaded guilty to illegally party-hunting moose, failing to immediately attach a game seal, possessing wildlife illegally taken, buying game wildlife, selling game wildlife, depositing material [Read more]

KWG Testing Indicates New Ferrochrome Refining Method

KWG Testing Indicates New Ferrochrome Refining Method

TORONTO, ON – KWG Resources Inc. (TSX-V: KWG) (“KWG”) is pleased to report that further laboratory tests on the reduction of the Black Horse chromite using natural gas have been completed. The results of these tests provide substantial encouragement that the newly developed method may be utilized to convert the Black Horse chromite into a metallised chrome and [Read more]

EDUCATION/School News

Are Northern Ontario Schools Keeping UP?

Are Northern Ontario Schools Keeping UP?

I couldn’t help wondering as I watched the video, from Prince Edward Island, above if Northern Ontario students – particularly those on the Northshore in elementary schools like my daughter who is in Grade 2, but in High School as well, are receiving the education they need to succeed. I believe change begins [Read more]

Marathon High Students Strive to “Survive” Mock Emergency

Marathon High Students Strive to “Survive” Mock Emergency

MARATHON, ON – Severe weather, power outages, forest fires, and industrial accidents – they can all happen.  That’s why Marathon High School and the Superior Greenstone District School Board have partnered to educate high school students on practical survival skills should an emergency happen. As a part of [Read more]

Superior-North Neighbours Rock the House

Superior-North Neighbours Rock the House

TERRACE BAY, ON – Friday, March 28th, Grade 5 – 8 students of Holy Angels and St. Martins took part in a fun filled day of curling at the Terrace Bay Curling Club.  Students got the opportunity to practice their skills before taking part in a mini bonspiel.  All the students had a great time [Read more]

SGDSB Celebrates Differences – Neurodiversity Day

SGDSB Celebrates Differences – Neurodiversity Day

MARATHON, ON – On April 16th, Superior-Greenstone District School Board is celebrating Neurodiversity Day. What is neurodiversity you ask? Neurodiversity refers to the idea that people experience the world differently based on their neurological attributes. It is most commonly applied to people with autism-spectrum [Read more]

Learning [delicious] Life Skills at MPS

Learning [delicious] Life Skills at MPS

MANITOUWADGE, ON – In our classrooms there are no limits to the learning possibilities for our students.  These three young culinary artists are learning another important life-skill, preparing their own food.  Under the guidance of our competent staff members these chocolate chip cookies were created from scratch, [Read more]

Law Enforcement

FATAL COLLISON CLOSES HIGHWAY 17 NEAR DESBARATS

FATAL COLLISON CLOSES HIGHWAY 17 NEAR DESBARATS

From: East Algoma OPP THESSALON, ON – April 8, 2014, at 12:24 p.m. officers from the East Algoma OPP detachment responded to a single motor vehicle collision East of Desbarats on Highway 17 near Deplonty Road. The collision resulted in one fatality and other passengers being sent to hospital for medical attention.  The name of [Read more]

Terrace Bay Pulp Inc. Fined $275,000 After Worker’s Death

Terrace Bay Pulp Inc. Fined $275,000 After Worker’s Death

THUNDER BAY, ON – Terrace Bay Pulp Inc. has been fined $275,000 for an explosion that killed a worker at its mill in northern Ontario in 2011. On October 31 of that year, a hairline crack in the wall of a steel tank known as a blow tank was being welded by workers employed by [Read more]

$16,400 in Fines and Hunting Suspensions for Illegal Moose Hunt Near Caramat

$16,400 in Fines and Hunting Suspensions for Illegal Moose Hunt Near Caramat

Five Ontario men were fined a total of $16,400 and received hunting license suspensions for an illegal moose hunt and an attempted cover up in 2011. Jan Kuczek of Schomberg pleaded guilty to illegally party-hunting moose, failing to immediately attach a game seal, possessing wildlife illegally taken, buying game wildlife, selling game wildlife, depositing material [Read more]

Portable Ice Hut Stolen Off Wawa Lake

Portable Ice Hut Stolen Off Wawa Lake

WAWA, ON – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Wawa Detachment is currently investigating a theft of a FRABILL portable ice hut from Wawa Lake sometime between March 29 and 30, 2014.  The hut was located approximately 100 metres from shore off of Highway 101, approximately four kilometers from the town of Wawa. The ice hut [Read more]

STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED IN NIPIGON

STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED IN NIPIGON

NIPIGON, ON – Early in the morning on March 28, 2014 officers of the Nipigon and Schreiber Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of theft of fuel from a business in the Town of Nipigon.  At approximately 8:25 a.m., members of the Schreiber Detachment located and attempted to stop the suspect vehicle, [Read more]

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