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WHAT IF A CRUDE OIL PIPELINE RUPTURED IN BEARDMORE?

WHAT IF A CRUDE OIL PIPELINE RUPTURED IN BEARDMORE?

 .  The Ontario Energy Board has been charged with making a recommendation to the Minister of Energy on

Richmont Mines Announces Increase of Bought Deal Financing to CAN$34 Million

Richmont Mines Announces Increase of Bought Deal Financing to CAN$34 Million

Richmont Mines Announces Increase of Bought Deal Financing to CAN$34 Million MONTREAL, PQ - Richmont Mines Inc. (TSX:RIC) (NYSE MKT:RIC), (“Richmont” or the “Corporation”), announces that it has agreed to increase the size of its previously announced bought deal offering to CAN$34 million. Pursuant to a revised letter agreement, the syndicate of underwriters, led by Macquarie

2015 Thunder Bay District Board of Health Elections

2015 Thunder Bay District Board of Health Elections

THUNDER BAY, ON – The chair, vice chair and executive committee members of the Board of Health were elected today during the Board of Health’s Annual Meeting held at the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. Norm Gale, City of Thunder Bay Appointee, was re-elected as chair. Joe Virdiramo, of the City of Thunder Bay, was re-elected in

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Le prix de l’inégalité

Le prix de l’inégalité

Oxfam signale dans son rapport publié cette semaine que la moitié des richesses mondiales seront détenues par 1 % de la population d’ici 2016 et que les 80 personnes les plus riches possèdent autant que les 3,5 milliards des personnes les plus pauvres mis ensemble. Même si la situation semble inévitable, vu les rapports publiés ces dernières années, [Read more]

SGDN complète les Évaluations préliminaires de Phase 1 au Nord de l’Ontario

SGDN complète les Évaluations préliminaires de Phase 1 au Nord de l’Ontario

Elliot Lake, Blind River, Manitouwadge et White River continueront à des études plus détaillées; six collectivités reconnues pour leur leadership TORONTO, ON – La Société de gestion des déchets nucléaires (SGDN) a complété la première phase d’évaluation préliminaire de six collectivités du Nord de l’Ontario qui avaient exprimé l’intention [Read more]

First Nations

RESOLVED – Barricaded Person Incident in Neskantaga First Nation

RESOLVED – Barricaded Person Incident in Neskantaga First Nation
LANSDOWNE HOUSE, ON –  Wednesday, January 13, 2015, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) in Neskantaga First Nation received a call to check up on a person. Upon police approach to the subject’s residence the police heard what they suspected was a gun shot.  The area was safely evacuated.   Members of the Ontario [Read more]

Barricaded Person Incident Under Investigation In Neskantaga First Nation

Barricaded Person Incident Under Investigation In Neskantaga First Nation
LANSDOWNE HOUSE, ON – Tuesday, January 13, 2015, in the First Nation community of Neskantaga, Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) began an investigation into an incident of a barricaded person within a residence. Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at approximately 12:30 a.m., Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Neskantaga Detachment received a report of an intoxicated person [Read more]

Dorion/Nipigon/Red Rock Twp

2015 Thunder Bay District Board of Health Elections

2015 Thunder Bay District Board of Health Elections

THUNDER BAY, ON – The chair, vice chair and executive committee members of the Board of Health were elected today during the Board of Health’s Annual Meeting held at the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. Norm Gale, City of Thunder Bay Appointee, was re-elected as chair. Joe Virdiramo, of the City of Thunder Bay, was re-elected in [Read more]

Manitouwadge/Marathon

2015 Thunder Bay District Board of Health Elections

2015 Thunder Bay District Board of Health Elections

THUNDER BAY, ON – The chair, vice chair and executive committee members of the Board of Health were elected today during the Board of Health’s Annual Meeting held at the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. Norm Gale, City of Thunder Bay Appointee, was re-elected as chair. Joe Virdiramo, of the City of Thunder Bay, was re-elected in [Read more]

The price of inequality

The price of inequality

An Oxfam report this week showed that one percent of the world’s population will control half of the world’s wealth by 2016.  It also explained how the world’s richest 80 individuals have as much wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion people combined.  While this may sound inevitable, given other reports in recent years, it is [Read more]

Promoting Physical Activity at MPS

Promoting Physical Activity at MPS

MANITOUWADGE, ON - Physical activity is crucial during a child’s growing up years for good health in the present, and to promote an active lifestyle in the future.  These are just 2 of the reasons Manitouwadge Public School (MPS) promotes activities in and out of the classroom, encouraging students to find physical activities they enjoy and [Read more]

NWMO Completes Phase 1 Preliminary Assessments in Northern Ontario

NWMO Completes Phase 1 Preliminary Assessments in Northern Ontario

Elliot Lake, Blind River, Manitouwadge and White River will continue to more detailed study; six communities recognized for leadership TORONTO, ON – The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has completed the first phase of preliminary assessment for six communities in Northern Ontario that expressed interest in learning about [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider New Releases in Marathon/Manitouwadge, Trailers & Gaming News

#CrossoverInsider New Releases in Marathon/Manitouwadge, Trailers & Gaming News

WEEKLY WRAP It has been said that the average human being only uses ten percent of their brain. What would happen if someone, somehow figured out a way to use more. In this week’s headline new release, this premise is explored when a woman unlocks the ability to use significantly more of her brain. “Lucy”, [Read more]

Marathon Fire Cadet Program Graduate

Marathon Fire Cadet Program Graduate

MARATHON, ON  – The Marathon Fire Department is pleased to announce the graduation of Jaedyn Senden from their first Fire Cadet Program. In January of 2014 four local teenagers joined the Cadet Program.  Two of the cadets began college in the fall of 2014 and moved to Thunder Bay and one left the area leaving Jaedyn (age [Read more]

SNCDSB Director Announvces Retirement

SNCDSB Director Announvces Retirement

TERRACE BAY, ON – It is with considerable regret that the Superior North Catholic District School Board’s Board of Trustees have accepted Valerie Pichette’s notice of retirement as Director of Education and Secretary-Treasurer for the Superior North Catholic DSB. She has been the Director of Education with the board for the [Read more]

Greenstone

WHAT IF A CRUDE OIL PIPELINE RUPTURED IN BEARDMORE?

WHAT IF A CRUDE OIL PIPELINE RUPTURED IN BEARDMORE?

 .  The Ontario Energy Board has been charged with making a recommendation to the Minister of Energy on [Read more]

2015 Thunder Bay District Board of Health Elections

2015 Thunder Bay District Board of Health Elections

THUNDER BAY, ON – The chair, vice chair and executive committee members of the Board of Health were elected today during the Board of Health’s Annual Meeting held at the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. Norm Gale, City of Thunder Bay Appointee, was re-elected as chair. Joe Virdiramo, of the City of Thunder Bay, was re-elected in [Read more]

SNCDSB Director Announvces Retirement

SNCDSB Director Announvces Retirement

TERRACE BAY, ON – It is with considerable regret that the Superior North Catholic District School Board’s Board of Trustees have accepted Valerie Pichette’s notice of retirement as Director of Education and Secretary-Treasurer for the Superior North Catholic DSB. She has been the Director of Education with the board for the past six years and will be [Read more]

Issues Raised with Energy East Pipeline Proposal

Issues Raised with Energy East Pipeline Proposal

By Edgar J. Lavoie THUNDER BAY, ON – Over 100 concerned citizens attended the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) consultation at the Valhalla Inn on Wednesday, January 14.  The Board’s technical advisors said that their studies had identified key issues with the proposed pipeline called Energy East. Back in late October, the proponent, TransCanada Pipelines (TCPL), [Read more]

Northwestern Ontario Snowmobile Clubs Collaborating

Northwestern Ontario Snowmobile Clubs Collaborating

MARATHON, ON – Marathon Sno-Kickers lent their groomer to the Longlac Snow Club as their machine is needing a costly repair for which no funding was available from the OFSC. Thanks to the collaboration between Northwestern Ontario clubs Longlac will now have a groomed snowmobile trail for the 2015 season. A big thank you to all those [Read more]

EDUCATION/School News

Promoting Physical Activity at MPS

Promoting Physical Activity at MPS

MANITOUWADGE, ON - Physical activity is crucial during a child’s growing up years for good health in the present, and to promote an active lifestyle in the future.  These are just 2 of the reasons Manitouwadge Public School (MPS) promotes activities in and out of the classroom, encouraging students to find physical [Read more]

Marathon Fire Cadet Program Graduate

Marathon Fire Cadet Program Graduate

MARATHON, ON  – The Marathon Fire Department is pleased to announce the graduation of Jaedyn Senden from their first Fire Cadet Program. In January of 2014 four local teenagers joined the Cadet Program.  Two of the cadets began college in the fall of 2014 and moved to Thunder Bay and one left the area leaving Jaedyn [Read more]

SNCDSB Director Announvces Retirement

SNCDSB Director Announvces Retirement

TERRACE BAY, ON – It is with considerable regret that the Superior North Catholic District School Board’s Board of Trustees have accepted Valerie Pichette’s notice of retirement as Director of Education and Secretary-Treasurer for the Superior North Catholic DSB. She has been the Director of Education [Read more]

Northern Nature Trading

Northern Nature Trading

RED LAKE, ON – The Red Lake Regional Heritage Centre and Science North are collaborating once again to bring new visitor experiences to the Red Lake community. As a major tourist attraction and tourism driver for the North, Science North is interested in  expanding its reach in Northern Ontario.  Thanks to an [Read more]

Competition period opens for this year’s Sarah Beth Therien Memorial Scholarship

Competition period opens for this year’s Sarah Beth Therien Memorial Scholarship

Are you a young person striving to make the world a safer place? Apply for the Sarah Beth Therien Memorial Scholarship, a one-time award of $2,000 recognizing safety leaders among Canada’s youth. The Canada Safety Council and the family of Sarah Beth Therien created the memorial scholarship in 2013 to honour the memory [Read more]

Law Enforcement

MALE BODY LOCATED AND RECOVERED IN KAMINISTIQUIA RIVER

MALE BODY LOCATED AND RECOVERED IN KAMINISTIQUIA RIVER

Original release published via Facebook (beyond Northshore/Greenstone) THUNDER BAY, ON – Tuesday, January 20, 2015 officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a request from Brandon Police Service (Manitoba) to assist in locating a male that went missing from the Brandon area. Officers located a vehicle belonging to the [Read more]

$750 Fine for Trespassing to Hunt

$750 Fine for Trespassing to Hunt

A Thunder Bay man has been fined $750 for trespassing to hunt. Eric Scocchia pleaded guilty and was fined $750 for trespassing for the purpose of hunting. Court heard that on October 11, 2014, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry conservation officers responded to a trespass complaint involving a deer shot on private property without [Read more]

RESOLVED – Barricaded Person Incident in Neskantaga First Nation

RESOLVED – Barricaded Person Incident in Neskantaga First Nation

LANSDOWNE HOUSE, ON –  Wednesday, January 13, 2015, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) in Neskantaga First Nation received a call to check up on a person. Upon police approach to the subject’s residence the police heard what they suspected was a gun shot.  The area was safely evacuated.   Members of the Ontario [Read more]

UPDATE Road Closure – Highway 17

UPDATE Road Closure – Highway 17

NIPIGON, ON – Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise of the following Road Closure: UPDATE Highway 17 East of Nipigon is OPEN to one-lane. Schreiber Fire and CP Police will be escorting traffic through the scene. Highway:  Hwy#11/17 junction to Gravel River Location:  East of Nipigon Brief Description of Event:  Train Derailment Detour (if [Read more]

Hydro One Networks Inc. Fined $325,000 After Worker Crushed

KINGSTON, ON – Hydro One Networks Inc. has pleaded guilty and has been fined $325,000 after a worker was killed while moving power equipment at the electricity transmission and distribution company’s Hinchinbrooke Distribution Station. On March 5, 2013, a crew of five workers at the power company’s distribution station at 287 White Lake Road in [Read more]

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