Northern Ontario

Child Identified in Rushing River Provincial Park Drowning

May 24, 2017 @ 10:19 Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating the death of an 8-year-old male at the Rushing River Provincial Park. On Saturday, May 20, 2017, around 9:45 pm, members of the OPP responded to a missing person incident at the park. Officers conducted a search of the park assisted by ...

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Kenora OPP investigate Death of Child in Rushing River Provincial Park

  Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating the death of an 8-year-old male at the Rushing River Provincial Park. Members of the OPP responded to a missing person incident at the park. Officer conducted a search of the park assisted by the Emergency Response Team, K9 unit, Rushing River Provincial Park Staff and ...

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ATV Rollover Fatally Injures Marathon Male

On May 20, 2017, at approximately 6:20pm EST, officers of the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a male who was fatally injured in an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) collision which occurred on a bush road located east of the Little Sturge Lake, Unorganized Township, off of Black Sturgeon Rd. The driver of the ...

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NDP calls for legislative session to be extended

May 17, 2017 @ 10:51 Kathleen Wynne is about to enact a plan that will cause hydro bills to soar for decades, and the public isn’t even being given time to weigh in. That’s why the NDP is calling for the legislative session to be extended by at least one week.   Today, Wynne’s Liberals will force through a motion ...

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Marathon OPP – Three shoplifters charged

Three adults are facing charges after shoplifting occurences were reported at a grocery store in Marathon on May 12, 2017.   At approximately 1:00pm, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Marathon was contacted to attend at the Extra Foods grocery store for a shoplifting occurrence. Investigation determined two parties were involved in stealing various items. As a result of that investigation, a 29 ...

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Horwath addresses FONOM, says investment in the north key to success

May 11, 2017 @ 09:44 Ontario NDP Leader addressed delegates at the Federation Of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) conference Thursday, telling delegates she believes that investment in the north is critical to the success and prosperity of the province. “Northern Ontario deserves real investment, a real future, and a government that’s actually working with you to make life better for ...

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Miller and Fedeli Seek Real Northern Development and Mines Budget Numbers

May 10, 2017 @ 12:19 MPPs Norm Miller and Vic Fedeli challenged Northern Development and Mines Minister Bill Mauro to show them the books to prove that the Ministry’s budget has not been cut. “The facts are clear: page 241 of the Budget shows the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines has slashed $70 million from their budget,” said Nipissing ...

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Northern Committee Private Members Motion Passes in Ontario Legislature

May 10, 2017 @ 09:01 On Thursday, May 4th, 2017, John Vanthof (MPP, Timiskaming-Cochrane) moved a motion in the Ontario Legislature to create a Northern Committee of the Legislature. In his Private Member’s motion, MPP Vanthof proposed that the membership of this special interest committee would be comprised of MPPs from each Northern riding, including Parry Sound-Muskoka, and Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke. The ...

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Out-of-touch Wynne budget silent on Grassy Narrows contamination

Apr 29, 2017 @ 10:30   NDP Kenora-Rainy River MPP Sarah Campbell issued the following statement regarding the fact that the environmental contamination crisis at Grassy Narrows was not mentioned in yesterday’s provincial budget.     “Once again, we’re seeing that the Wynne Liberals have no plan in place to clean up the English-Wabigoon River. Wynne has no intention of offering anything at all to Ontario’s First ...

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Hwy 17 OPEN (Vermillion Bay to Manitoba Border)

Apr 24, 2017 @ 19:32 At 7:32 the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise of the following Road Opening: Location:  Hwy 17 – Vermillion Bay to Manitoba Border Time Re-Opened: 1825 Apr 24, 2017 @ 15:15 Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise of the following Road Closure: Highway: 17, Vermillion Bay to Manitoba Border, due to snow fall and collisions. SNOWFALL WARNING FOR NORTHERN ...

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The Northern Ontario Party continues to build strength for the 2018 election

Apr 24, 2017 @ 10:57 The Northern Ontario Party continues to make history and this weekend was no exception. Trevor Holliday and The NOP executive board, are proud to announce the formation of not one, but two more Riding Associations for the Northern Ontario Party. On Saturday, April 22, Riding Associations were created and candidates were chosen for the Algoma-Manitoulin ...

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FONOM Pleased with the Federal Government’s Commitment to Northern Ontario

Apr 24, 2017 @ 09:59 The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) President, Mayor Alan Spacek of Kapuskasing attended a federal government announcement and met with the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Honourable Navdeep Bains along with MP – Nipissing-Timiskaming Anthony Rota, MP – Nickel Belt Marc Serré and other Northern Leaders in North Bay on April 19, ...

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Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra announces an exciting 2017/18 Subscription Season!

Apr 19, 2017 @ 17:39 The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra (TBSO) is proud to announce the 2017/18 subscription season, New Beginnings. Subscriptions are on sale at the Community Auditorium Box Office starting Saturday April 22, offering considerable savings over single ticket prices. 2017/18 Season – New Beginnings We begin our exciting new season with a new Music Director (to be announced ...

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