Northern Ontario

NDP pushes for action on Thunder Bay’s North Harbour

Apr 12, 2017 @ 11:17 NDP Northern Development and Mines Critic Michael Mantha says the Wynne government has failed to live up to earlier promises to release an action plan for addressing mercury contamination in Thunder Bay’s North Harbour.   “Under the water in Thunder Bay’s North Harbour, there is massive mercury contamination that is the result of decades of ...

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NPI Commissions a “Northern Newcomer Strategy”

Apr 12, 2017 @ 11:12 75,000 workers, 150,000 people. These are the forecasted workforce and population shortfalls throughout Northern Ontario by the year 2041, even after allowing for the expected growth in the Indigenous population.   In order to meet those goals, the north would have to attract on average some 6,000 people a year, starting next year and every ...

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Marathon OPP – Requirements for ATV/ORV

Apr 12, 2017 @ 11:06 Due to the increased number of All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) and Off Road Vehicles/Side by Sides (ORV) at this time of year, Members of the Marathon/Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding ATV/ORV operators of the requirements to operate these in Ontario. The OPP are also asking the public to partner with them to reduce ...

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Hwy 17 CLOSED (East of Nipigon) UPDATE

Apr 6, 2017 @ 08:35 At 3:25 a.m. OPP released a Media Release: Hwy 11/17 east of Nipigon is now open. Cleanup crews may still be working in the area. Caution is advised when travelling in the area.   Apr 6, 2017 @ 00:25   Highway 17 (East of Nipigon) has been closed due to a vehicle fire. OPP advise that ...

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Two Kenora Men Go Through Ice on Lake of the Woods

Apr 3, 2017 @ 14:22 Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are again reminding the community of the dangers of thin ice. The warm weather means ice conditions are deteriorating quickly on all bodies of water in the area.   On Sunday, April 2, 2017 just before 10:00 pm members of the Kenora OPP Detachment received ...

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Sault College Annual Open House

Mar 31, 2017 @ 09:56 Do you love to care, nurture, protect, inspire, explore, ride, push, climb, hike, build, create, design, jump, leap, move, play, wrench, shine, cook, run, soar, or the moment you know you are doing what you love?   Let Sault College help you find what you love on Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m. – 2 ...

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NDP’s Mantha pushes Liberals to act on Ring of Fire

Mar 29, 2017 @ 07:40 In Question Period Tuesday, March 28, 2017, NDP Northern Development and Mines Critic Michael Mantha called on the Liberal government to make a plan for investing in and developing the Ring of Fire.   “This government has claimed for years to be lobbying Ottawa to match its $1-billion promise to invest in transportation corridor to ...

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Traffic Delays Monday and Tuesday at the Nipigon River Bridge

Mar 27, 2017 @ 10:24 The Ministry of Transportation wishes to advise that motorists can expect short-term traffic delays due to ongoing construction at the Nipigon River Bridge on Highway 11/17 on Monday, March 27 and Tuesday, March 28 between 9 am and 8 pm. We apologize for the inconvenience and urge motorists to schedule their travel to minimize any ...

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Deceased Woman Found Located

Mar 27, 2017 @ 10:13 On Saturday, March 18, 2017, at approximately 12:00 p.m. Emily “Chico” Brown was reported missing from her community of Wabigoon Lake First Nation. She was last seen in the City of Dryden. Officers with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Dryden Detachment along with Treaty Three Police Service (T3PS) and Dryden Police Service (DPS) conducted a search ...

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Sault College Receives Support from the Ted Nolan Foundation

Mar 21, 2017 @ 09:16   Sault College is honoured to announce that the Ted Nolan Foundation has partnered with the College to continue granting scholarships to deserving First Nations women through The Rose Nolan Scholarship. This support will help many First Nations women accomplish their goal of pursuing a post-secondary education, and is a direct reflection of Ted Nolan’s ...

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Stolen Truck involved in collision

Mar 21, 2017 @ 09:06 On March 18, 2017 at approximately 8:00 am, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a theft of gas which had occurred in White River, ON. The suspect truck involved, a black Dodge Ram, was reported to be travelling westbound towards Marathon.   OPP officers observed the truck on Highway 17, Pic Township in the ...

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Victims identified in Fatal Collision of March 10 east of Nairn Centre

Mar 12, 2017 @ 13:02 On March 10, 2017, at approximately 3:45 p.m. members from the Espanola/Sudbury Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Nairn-Hyman Fire Department and the Greater Sudbury Fire Department as well as the Sudbury-Manitoulin District Emergency Medical Services (EMS), responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 17 east of Nairn Centre.   The driver ...

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