Northern Ontario

Chapleau Pike Ice Fishing Derby Results

The Rotary Club of Chapleau held it’s 20th Annual Chapleau Pike Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday, February 11th. This was a sold out event, going on sale November 24th, 2016 and gone by January 24th, 2017. They offered a  2017 Red 4 door 4×4 Dodge Ram draw prize,  and 10 special early bird prizes, and a draw for a one week fly ...

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Second Missing Snowmobiler Recovered From Lake Nipigon

Feb 21, 2017 @ 20:17 On February 17, 2017, at 4:11 p.m., the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were contacted regarding two missing males from Rocky Bay First Nation. The two males, identified as 51-year-old Gerald THOMPSON and 45-year-old Nathaniel THOMPSON from Rocky Bay First Nation were last seen on Lake Nipigon on the afternoon of February ...

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OPP locate One Body of Two Missing Snowmobilers

On February 17, 2017, at 4:11 p.m., the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were contacted regarding two missing males from Rocky Bay First Nation. The two males, identified as 51-year-old Gerald Thompson and 45-year-old Nathaniel Thompson from Rocky Bay First Nation were last seen on Lake Nipigon on the afternoon of February 16, 2017. Police were contacted when ...

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Search underway for two snowmobilers on Lake Nipigon

On February 17, 2017 at 4:11 p.m., the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were contacted regarding two missing males from Rocky Bay First Nation. The two males, identified as 51-year-old Gerald THOMPSON and 45-year-old Nathaniel THOMPSON from Rocky Bay First Nation were last seen on Lake Nipigon on the afternoon of February 16, 2017. Police were contacted when ...

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Terrace Bay Declares a Precautionary State of Emergency UPDATE 3:00 a.m.

3:00 a.m. Repair’s to the Terrace Bay ice plant remain ongoing and are nearing completion. All expectations are for a return to normal for residents and businesses on Simcoe Plaza by Saturday morning. The Township fitness room will be open regular hours starting at 10 a.m. Again, we sincerely apologize for any/all inconveniences this may have caused and greatly appreciate everyone’s ...

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Inquest into the Death of Moses Beaver Announced

Dr. David Eden, Regional Supervising Coroner for Inquests, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Moses Beaver. Mr. Beaver, 56, was pronounced dead at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre on Feb. 13, 2017, following transfer from the Thunder Bay Jail. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act due to the circumstances of ...

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Minister Gravelle Resigns as Minister of Northern Development & Mines and MPP for Thunder Bay – Superior North

Michael Gravelle has stepped down from his position as Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Member of Provincial Parliament for Thunder Bay – Superior North in order to be able to look after his health. Minister Bill Mauro, MPP Thunder Bay – Atikokan, will temporarily assume the responsibilities of the minister of Northern Development and Mines. He will also continue ...

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Ontario NDP statement on Grassy Narrows mercury clean-up

NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Critic Michael Mantha issued the following statement in response to Premier Wynne’s recent commitment to clean up mercury contamination in the English-Wabigoon River.   “The Ontario New Democratic caucus welcomes the explicit commitment by the government to the full clean-up of the Wabigoon-English River of the 50-year-old mercury contamination there, as well as the commitment ...

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Joint Statement on Mercury Contamination for peoples of Grassy Narrows First Nation and Wabaseemoong (Whitedog) Independent Nations

On Friday, Premier Kathleen Wynne, along with Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Glen Murray, met with Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister and David Suzuki. Minister Zimmer and Minister Murray have released the following joint statement: “Mercury contamination has had a profound impact on the people of Grassy Narrows First Nation and Wabaseemoong (Whitedog) Independent Nations, and has to ...

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Minnesota Family Wins 2-Year Battle To Save Ontario Disability Camp

A husband and wife, and the disabled Navy veteran they care for, saw their fight to save Wilderness Discovery Resort For The Disabled in Shebandowan, Ontario, come to an end on Friday when the Ministry Of Infrastructure reached an agreement with four Thunder Bay civic organizations to renovate and operate the facility for at least the next 20 years. Kevin and Lorie ...

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Thunder Bay OPP Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Collision

On Friday, February 10, 2017 at approximately 6:34 pm, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), as well as Thunder Bay Police Service, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue and Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a report of a vehicle / pedestrian collision at the intersection of Highway 11/17 and Red River Road. A ...

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The Nipigon River Bridge ‘an architectural masterpiece & engineering nightmare’

Was the building of the Nipigon River Bridge a waste of taxpayer monies in creating a “jewel of the north’. More show than form? Wawa-news has received information from a Professional Engineer who is very familiar with this type of structure, and in fact was the Structural Designer of world’s first Cable Stayed Post-Tensioned Steel Structure – Baxter Labs headquarters in ...

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Bridge Failure will cause Major Transportation Issues in Northern Ontario

  The first half of the new Nipigon River Bridge, Ontario’s first cable-stayed bridge was opened on November 29th, 2015 after 3 years of construction. The completed bridge will feature three towers with cables supporting the bridge deck and a separate sidewalk for pedestrians.   MMM Group Limited designed a four-lane, two-span, composite-cable-stayed bridge for the Highway 11/17 Nipigon River bridge on ...

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