Northern Ontario

*NOWW to host LitFest online to announce and celebrate writing contest winners*

The Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop believes all writers should be celebrated for their hard work and dedication to the craft and even though we cannot gather in the traditional sense, there’s still reasons to celebrate. Earlier this year, NOWW launched its 22nd Annual Writers and winners are normally announced during the LitFest Gala. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, NOWW is ...

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Highway 17 – OPEN (West of Thunder Bay)

At 10:30ish the highway was reopened.   May 13, 2020 at 17:25 – On May 13, 2020 at approximately 1:22 pm officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a bush fire by Ivar Road (West of Shabaqua).   Highway 11 and Highway 17 were closed as the smoke caused a traffic hazard. Highway 11 has ...

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Manitoulin OPP investigate double drowning deaths

On May 9, 2020 at approximately 2:15 p.m., officers from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the Billings Fire Department responded to a report of a deceased person floating near the shore of Mudge Bay near Old Mill Road in Kagawong.   Officers located a second deceased person near the first. The investigation revealed ...

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The Future of Jobs – Continuation

Following the release of Assessing Labour Market Shortages in the City of Thunder Bay, Northern Policy Institute (NPI) is releasing four more briefing notes to provide insight into current and potential future labour market shortages in the Northeast cities of Greater Sudbury, Timmins, North Bay and Sault Ste. Marie.   “Northern Ontario is ageing,” said author Alex Ross, former Senior ...

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COVID-19: A Northern Helping Hand

Across the globe, social networks have rallied together to overcome the grievances caused by COVID-19. This briefing note outlines some of the initiatives Northern Ontario communities and individuals have done to offer help during this pandemic. In times of trouble, each other is what we rely on. Here are some organizations that have done tremendous work already: *   Sudbury’s Warriors ...

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Ontario Providing Relief for Remote Northern Property Taxpayers During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario government is deferring $15 million in property taxes for people and businesses in parts of Northern Ontario located outside of municipal boundaries. This tax deferral builds on the $10 billion in cash flow supports made available to people and businesses as part of Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19. “Our government is taking action ...

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Ontario Northland Temporarily Suspending Rail Passenger Service Between Cochrane and Moosonee

The safety and health of our passengers, employees, customers and communities we serve is our top priority. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Polar Bear Express passenger train service between Cochrane and Moosonee will be suspended, beginning April 7, 2020. This is a temporary measure due to heightened concern for remote communities that are especially vulnerable to the spread ...

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FONOM Board Appoints new Executive Director

The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) would like to announce, the appointment of Mac Bain as its New Executive Director. “Mac’s knowledge of the issues facing our region will be an asset to our membership. He will fulfill the duties of the Executive Director on a part time basis under the direction of the Executive. Mac has stepped down ...

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Inquest Announced in Death of Richard Pigeau at Nickel Rim South Mine

Dr. Emily Groot, Regional Supervising Coroner for North Region, Sudbury Office, has announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Richard Pigeau. Mr. Pigeau, 54, died on October 20, 2015, from injuries sustained while working at the Nickel Rim South Mine in the City of Greater Sudbury. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act. The inquest ...

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Appel pour des membres du conseil d’administration

L’institut des politiques du Nord (IPN) recrute les membres de son conseil d’administration cet automne ! Venez faire partie d’une équipe qui travaille pour la croissance économique durable des communautés du Nord de l’Ontario.   L’institut des politiques du Nord est le groupe de réflexion indépendant du Nord de l’Ontario. Nous effectuons des recherches, recueillons et diffusons des données probantes, ...

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Northern Policy Institute (NPI) is recruiting board members

Northern Policy Institute (NPI) is recruiting board members this fall! Come be part of a team that works for the sustainable economic growth of Northern Ontario communities.   Northern Policy Institute is Northern Ontario’s independent think tank. We perform research, collect and disseminate evidence, and identify policy opportunities to support the growth of sustainable Northern Ontario communities. Our operations are ...

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TBSO signs up Music Director Paul Haas for another four years

After a brief but thorough renegotiation process, TBSO President Linda Penner and TBSO Music Director Paul Haas are pleased to announce the renewal and extension of his contract with the Thunder Bay Symphony for the next four years. “We couldn’t be more delighted to have Paul for another four years,” says Penner. “Not only will the community and our audiences have the opportunity ...

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Del Duca Releases ‘Ontario North’ Action Plan

Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidate Steven Del Duca was joined in Thunder Bay by sitting MPP Michael Gravelle and released the details of his ‘Ontario North’ action plan. The plan calls for expanding the Trans-Canada highway to four lanes across its entire length, providing Northern Ontarians with access to a health practitioner within 48 hours, reversing Ford cuts to the North ...

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Sudbury OPP Identify Deceased in New Year’s Day Collision

On January 1, 2020 at approximately 8:50 a.m., members from the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Sudbury Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Greater Sudbury Fire Services responded to a single motor vehicle collision in the westbound lanes of Highway 17, near the Highway 144 interchange, City of Greater Sudbury, Ontario. Preliminary investigation revealed ...

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Collision between Car and Snow Plow closes Hwy 11 for 12 Hours

On December 17, 2019 at 6:04 p.m. the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to investigate a two vehicle collision involving a snow plow and a passenger vehicle on Highway 11, near Tremblay Road in Val Rita, Ontario.   The driver of the passenger vehicle was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.   ...

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