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Jays Care Fdn & Right To Play Team Up With First Nations Communities

Jays Care Fdn & Right To Play Team Up With First Nations Communities

KENORA, ON – Beyond the Ballpark 2015 to bring Indigenous children and youth together in Kenora, Ontario to experience the power of play. From Saturday, August 8th to Sunday, August 9th, Jays Care Foundation, in partnership with Right To Play, the City of Kenora and the Kenora Chiefs Advisory will host Beyond the Ballpark 2015—a

10-year Anniversary of Unsolved Fatal Collision

10-year Anniversary of Unsolved Fatal Collision

NORTH BAY, ON – July 31, 2015 marks the ten year anniversary of a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on Highway 17 at Mooze Miikan Road, Commanda Township, and claimed the lives of three people. At approximately 4:15 p.m. on July 31, 2005, a westbound 2005 Hyundai was forced to take evasive action to avoid

World Recognized Spiritual Medium To Visit White River

World Recognized Spiritual Medium To Visit White River

Courtesy Deb Duplassie WHITE RIVER, ON – The White River District Historical Society which operates the Northern Visions Art Studio is very excited to have the opportunity to present Visions ‘N Voices to White River & area on August 27th, 2015 at the Seniors Harmony Club with the doors opening at 6pm.  “Tania Thomas is

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Membres du CA de la FMNO se rendent à Kapuskasing

Membres du CA de la FMNO se rendent à Kapuskasing

KAPUSKASING, ON – Le 16 juillet 2015, les membres du conseil d’administration de la Fédération des municipalités du Nord de l’Ontario (FMNO) se sont rendus à Kapuskasing, la communauté où réside leur président, pour y tenir leur réunion régulière. Au cours de cette rencontre, ils ont abordé un certain nombre de sujets, y compris la [Read more]

Cet été, protégez-vous contre les tiques et les moustiques

Cet été, protégez-vous contre les tiques et les moustiques

La population ontarienne est incitée à réduire le risque de contracter la maladie de Lyme et le virus du Nil occidental Le médecin hygiéniste en chef de l’Ontario rappelle à l’ensemble des Ontariennes et Ontariens de se protéger, ainsi que leurs êtres chers, contre la maladie de Lyme et le virus du Nil occidental durant [Read more]

First Nations

Jays Care Fdn & Right To Play Team Up With First Nations Communities

Jays Care Fdn & Right To Play Team Up With First Nations Communities
KENORA, ON – Beyond the Ballpark 2015 to bring Indigenous children and youth together in Kenora, Ontario to experience the power of play. From Saturday, August 8th to Sunday, August 9th, Jays Care Foundation, in partnership with Right To Play, the City of Kenora and the Kenora Chiefs Advisory will host Beyond the Ballpark 2015—a [Read more]

NWMO Event In White River Protested by Locals and Members of Pic Mobert First Nation

NWMO Event In White River Protested by Locals and Members of Pic Mobert First Nation
WHITE RIVER, ON – Members of Pic Mobert First Nation, joined by residents of White River, gathered for a peaceful protest in White River July 14th.  The protesters rallied on the front lawn of a local residence, across from the information centre where the Nuclear Waste Management Organization was hosting their transportation exhibit and open house. In the [Read more]

Manitouwadge/Marathon

Tractor Trailer Fire on Highway 17 East of Marathon

Tractor Trailer Fire on Highway 17 East of Marathon

MARATHON ON – Wednesday July 29, 2015 approximately 07:05pm, officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon/Manitouwadge detachment were advised of a motor vehicle fire involving a tractor trailer on Highway 17 near Rouse Lake approximately 35km east of Marathon ON.     An eastbound tractor trailer unit (TTU) began experiencing [Read more]

Fatal Collision Highway 17 West of Marathon

Fatal Collision Highway 17 West of Marathon

MARATHON, ON –On Tuesday July 28, 2015 approximately 06:45am, officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment were advised of a motor vehicle collision involving two motor vehicles on Highway 17 approximately 40km West of Marathon ON.      An eastbound motor vehicle, a passenger van with a B.C. plate, crossed the [Read more]

Northeast Fire Region Situation Update

Northeast Fire Region Situation Update

NorthReleased July 25, 2015 Time of Report: 16:15 NEW/ACTIVE FIRES As of the early afternoon of July 25, five new fires have been confirmed in the region in the previous 24 hours. Two of these are in Chapleau, two are in Sudbury and the remaining fire is located in Timmins. Currently there are thirteen active fires [Read more]

Hwy 17 West of Marathon Opened to One-Lane

Hwy 17 West of Marathon Opened to One-Lane

MARATHON, ON – Hwy 17 was completely closed earlier due to a serious motor vehicle collision half way between Marathon and Terrace Bay. OPP have since informed media that one lane is now open to let traffic through alternating back and forth between the east and west bound traffic. Please use caution when travelling, what for police [Read more]

NWMO Recognizes Participation of Terrace Bay & Pays Plat First Nation Among Others

NWMO Recognizes Participation of Terrace Bay & Pays Plat First Nation Among Others

TORONTO, ON– The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) announced today that it will recognize communities in the areas of Schreiber, Ontario, and Creighton, Saskatchewan, that actively participated in recently concluded Preliminary Assessment studies and engagement for Canada’s deep geologicalrepository for used nuclear fuel. Eligible [Read more]

“ACR saga highlights Conservatives priorities” says Hughes

“ACR saga highlights Conservatives priorities” says Hughes

Passenger rail services on the Algoma Central Railway have ground to a halt.   The third party operator that was hand-picked by CN has not worked out, but the problem was set in motion with some terrible planning by the Conservative government.  If anyone is wondering what the impacts of an austerity budgets are, this is [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider – This Week’s New Release Trailers

#CrossoverInsider – This Week’s New Release Trailers

No one wants to rush through the summer. Living here in Northwestern Ontario, days of sunshine and +20 degree temperatures and few and far between as it is. In the movie business, however, the best movies are usually released in the fall, meaning die hard movie lovers just might be counting down the days until [Read more]

Greenstone

Re: Locations For Geraldton’s Interpretive Centre & Historic Headframe

Re: Locations For Geraldton’s Interpretive Centre & Historic Headframe

Open Letter to Mayor & Council of Municipality of Greenstone   I am elaborating on the oral and written comments I made at the public meeting on Wednesday, July 22, in Geraldton on the Hardrock Project of Greenstone Gold Mines.  One of the staff stated that company proposals must be approved by the Municipality, so [Read more]

Greenstone and Nipigon to Receive Funding for Wastewater Improvement

Greenstone and Nipigon to Receive Funding for Wastewater Improvement

Project approved under the Small Communities Fund Residents of Greenstone and Nipigon will benefit from important wastewater improvement projects thanks to joint funding from the Governments of Canada and Ontario through the Small Communities Fund.  The Municipality of Greenstone will use its funding to support upgrades to the Geraldton Ward Main Street sanitary system, [Read more]

Bruce Hyer Attending Greenstone Mineral Exploration Forum

Bruce Hyer Attending Greenstone Mineral Exploration Forum

Bruce Hyer, MP Thunder Bay Superior North and Green Party Deputy Leader will attend the Greenstone Mineral Exploration Forum 2015, July 14 in Geraldton and July 15 in Beardmore. “The mining potential in Greenstone is exciting. And it is encouraging to see Premier/Centerra Gold’s Hardrock Project near Geraldton continuing to move forward in a clean [Read more]

Traffic Stop in Longlac Leads to Dug Seizure and Charges

Traffic Stop in Longlac Leads to Dug Seizure and Charges

LONGLAC, ON –  July 14, 2015 at approximately 1:40pm a member of the Greenstone Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on Highway #11 in the community of Longlac to investigate a suspicious vehicle. Through subsequent investigation, the officer determined that the occupants of the vehicle were involved in the trafficking and [Read more]

Expanding Broadband Services in Greenstone Region

Expanding Broadband Services in Greenstone Region

Improving Access for Northern Households and Businesses Canada and Ontario are helping the Greenstone region better connect to the information highway.  An investment in telecommunications infrastructure will bring modern, high‑speed broadband technology to residents, businesses and community organizations and improve access to health services, educational [Read more]

EDUCATION/School News

Jays Care Fdn & Right To Play Team Up With First Nations Communities

Jays Care Fdn & Right To Play Team Up With First Nations Communities

KENORA, ON – Beyond the Ballpark 2015 to bring Indigenous children and youth together in Kenora, Ontario to experience the power of play. From Saturday, August 8th to Sunday, August 9th, Jays Care Foundation, in partnership with Right To Play, the City of Kenora and the Kenora Chiefs Advisory will host Beyond the [Read more]

Re: Locations For Geraldton’s Interpretive Centre & Historic Headframe

Re: Locations For Geraldton’s Interpretive Centre & Historic Headframe

Open Letter to Mayor & Council of Municipality of Greenstone   I am elaborating on the oral and written comments I made at the public meeting on Wednesday, July 22, in Geraldton on the Hardrock Project of Greenstone Gold Mines.  One of the staff stated that company proposals must be approved by the Municipality, [Read more]

Kids and Cops Fishing Derby – White Lake Provincial Park This Weekend

Kids and Cops Fishing Derby – White Lake Provincial Park This Weekend

Kids and Cops Go Fishing During Family Fishing Week  MARATHON, ON – Children are getting their fishing gear ready for the annual Kids Fishing Derby, July 11. The event will begin at 10am and wrap up at 4pm at White Lake Provincial Park.  The event is free, however participants must pay for a day entry to the [Read more]

Holy Angels School 2015 Graduation & Awards

Holy Angels School 2015 Graduation & Awards

Photos and details provided by Holy Angels School SCHREIBER, ON – Superior North Catholic District School Board’s Holy Angels School celebrated its 2015 Grade 8 graduates June 24th with a Mass officiated by Father Alex Barrion, awards ceremony and presentation of diplomas.  Students were joined by their very [Read more]

2015 MPS Grads

2015 MPS Grads

MANITOUWADGE, ON – Wow – what an exciting time for Manitouwadge Public School students!  Winding down the school year is always very busy and 2015 was no different.  June marks the end of another great school year as well as one more step towards the future for our students.  Manitouwadge Public [Read more]

Law Enforcement

10-year Anniversary of Unsolved Fatal Collision

10-year Anniversary of Unsolved Fatal Collision

NORTH BAY, ON – July 31, 2015 marks the ten year anniversary of a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on Highway 17 at Mooze Miikan Road, Commanda Township, and claimed the lives of three people. At approximately 4:15 p.m. on July 31, 2005, a westbound 2005 Hyundai was forced to take evasive action to avoid [Read more]

Tractor Trailer Fire on Highway 17 East of Marathon

Tractor Trailer Fire on Highway 17 East of Marathon

MARATHON ON – Wednesday July 29, 2015 approximately 07:05pm, officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon/Manitouwadge detachment were advised of a motor vehicle fire involving a tractor trailer on Highway 17 near Rouse Lake approximately 35km east of Marathon ON.     An eastbound tractor trailer unit (TTU) began experiencing mechanical problems and started on fire. [Read more]

Fatal Collision Highway 17 West of Marathon

Fatal Collision Highway 17 West of Marathon

MARATHON, ON –On Tuesday July 28, 2015 approximately 06:45am, officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment were advised of a motor vehicle collision involving two motor vehicles on Highway 17 approximately 40km West of Marathon ON.      An eastbound motor vehicle, a passenger van with a B.C. plate, crossed the center line colliding with [Read more]

$500 Fine and $2,200 Costs for Failing to Extinguish Fire Near Wawa

$500 Fine and $2,200 Costs for Failing to Extinguish Fire Near Wawa

WAWA, ON – A Sault Ste. Marie man has been fined $500 for failing to extinguish a fire that spread to a nearby forest. Jeffrey Fleming pleaded guilty and was fined $500 for failing to extinguish a fire that spread to a nearby forest. He was also ordered to pay $2,200 to the Ministry of [Read more]

Wawa OPP Seeking Public Assistance In Solving Theft of Motorcycle

Wawa OPP Seeking Public Assistance In Solving Theft of Motorcycle

WAWA, ON – Sunday July 26, 2015, at approximately 4:00 pm members of the Superior East Wawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a theft incident at a local residence.   Police were advised that a motorcycle had been taken from the front of the property, that the bike in question was a [Read more]

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