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Man Evacuated from merchant vessel James R. Barker on Lake Superior

click link to visit video The U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian partners worked together to medically evacuate a 53-year-old man from a merchant vessel in northern Lake Superior, Thursday. The U.S. Coast Guard received a call at about 4:15 a.m. from the merchant vessel James R. Barker requesting a medevac of a 53-year-old male crew member who was exhibiting symptoms of a medically ...

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Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB) Trustee Announces Retirement after Twenty Four Years

Nov 16, 2017 @ 08:12 A long-serving trustee for the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB) has announced her resignation. Laurie Aceti, who has served twenty-four years as a Catholic school board trustee announced her decision at Wednesday’s monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees. “It has been an honour and privilege to have served the Catholic education system for ...

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New Report Examines the Potential for a University in Timmins

Nov 15, 2017 @ 11:48 The latest research to come from Northern Policy Institute finds the prospects of Timmins securing a stand-alone English university to be limited based on a number of factors, including demographic considerations, the availability of other institutions, and the provincial government’s financial realities. While there may not be a strong case for a new post-secondary institution in ...

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Huron Central Railway – important rail corridor for SSM & Northeastern Ontario

Nov 15, 2017 @ 11:35 Once again the Huron Central’s parent company, Genessee, and Wyoming is threatening to cease operations of its rail service between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury. It is requesting funds to further upgrade the line from both the Provincial and the Federal Governments. Without these upgrades, the railway contends it cannot operate efficiently and is only ...

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Marathon OPP charge Man Multiple Charges after Truck lands in ditch

Nov 14, 2017 @ 08:06 On November 11, 2017, members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision approximately 10km west of Marathon on Highway 17 in Coldwell Township. A single motor vehicle, a Ford F150 pickup truck traveling eastbound, lost control and left the roadway entering the south ditch. The driver attempted to ...

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Ontario Pays Tribute to Veterans and Soldiers

Premier Kathleen Wynne is encouraging people of all ages to attend one of the more than 175 Remembrance Day ceremonies being held in communities across Ontario today to honour the men and women who have served our country in times of conflict and peace. Ontario’s official Ceremony of Remembrance will be held this morning at Queen’s Park, marking the end ...

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Minister’s Statement Regarding the College Strike and Support for Students

Nov 10, 2017 @ 16:34 Today, Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development issued the following statement: “Since the strike began, I have been clear that my focus is on students and their learning. I have had the opportunity to meet with a number of student leaders and their provincial associations. I have heard from them about hardships ...

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Hornepayne Schools Closed on Friday

Nov 9, 2017 @ 16:15 The Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB) and the Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) will be closing their schools in Hornepayne tomorrow (Friday, November 10, 2017) due to a planned power outage.   Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School and École Saint Nom de Jésus, which share the same building, will be closed.   ...

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News from the Park – November

Nov 8, 2017 @ 12:36 Whether you know me or just read what I say and do as MPP for the Algoma-Manitoulin, the pride I have having been born and raised as a Northerner is pretty evident. I was born in and raised Gogama and raised my own family in Gogama, Wawa, and Elliot Lake. While Algoma-Manitoulin is by no ...

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Marathon/Manitouwadge OPP aid in retrieving Pilot after Crash Landing

Nov 7, 2017 @ 21:01 On Monday, November 6, 2017, at approximately 03:20 p.m. members of the Marathon/Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an airplane crash east of Marathon. Wilderness Helicopters assisted with a helicopter and two OPP officers to locate the aircraft. The pilot was able to communicate with officers using his cellphone and help pinpoint his location ...

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Chapleau Male Charged with Adult Criminal Harassment

Nov 7, 2017 @ 20:57 On Sunday, November 5, 2017, at approximately 7:45 am members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Chapleau) Detachment responded to a Chapleau address regarding unwanted telephone calls. At the scene investigation revealed that a male had been making several unwanted telephone calls. As a result Roger George TREMBLAY (54) of Chapleau, Ontario was ...

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Teamsters issue Statement on failure of OmniTRAX to rebuild the Hudson Bay Railway

Nov 7, 2017 @ 08:07 The following is a statement from Roland Hackl, Vice-President of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), regarding the unprecedented challenges with rail operations on the Hudson Bay Railway (HBR): “Our members are proud, contributing members of the communities in The Pas and Gilliam and they have been decimated by the failure of OmniTRAX (HBR’s parent ...

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Ontario Marks Second Annual Treaties Recognition Week

Ontario is marking the second annual Treaties Recognition Week by honouring the importance of treaties and helping people learn more about treaty rights and treaty relationships.   This morning, David Zimmer, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, joined Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Wedaseh Madahbee in Whitefish River First Nation to attend a Living Library event and the launch ...

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