Northern Ontario

Grassy Narrows secures $68.9M to run Mercury Care Home

Today Canada signed a binding agreement with Grassy Narrows to provide $68.9M to run the Mercury Care Home.  The funds will be used for the long-term costs of providing care and services at the facility.  The Mercury Care home will have in-patient capacity for 22 mercury sufferers, as well as providing out-patient services for Grassy Narrows people who are suffering from the ...

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Canada and Ontario providing additional funding to support essential air access to remote First Nation communities in Ontario

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for Northern and remote First Nation communities which depend on supply chains for the delivery of essential goods and services. As the pandemic evolves, Canada and Ontario continue to work with remote First Nation communities and the air industry to address the unique needs of these communities. Today, Canada’s Minister of Transport, the ...

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Des équipes mexicaines aideront à combattre les incendies de végétation dans le Nord-Ouest

Plus de 100 pompier(ère)s et employé(e)s de soutien du Mexique arriveront à Toronto le 17 juillet pour prendre part à la lutte contre plusieurs gros incendies de végétation dans le Nord-Ouest. Les équipes mexicaines suivront des séances d’information sur les incendies, la sécurité et les protocoles relatifs à la COVID-19 avant leur déploiement. Elles devront suivre les directives du médecin ...

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Fire Crews from Mexico to Help Fight Fires in the Northwest

More than 100 firefighters and support staff from Mexico will arrive in Toronto on July 17 to help Ontario in its fight against several large forest fires in the Northwest. The Mexican fire crews will be briefed on fire, safety and COVID-19 protocols before receiving their fire assignments. The firefighters will be required to follow the health and safety guidelines ...

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Thunder Bay Art Gallery opens today, Friday, July 16th

The Thunder Bay Art Gallery is reopening, thanks to the provincial move to Step 3 of the economic reopening plan. The Gallery invites everyone to come and once again enjoy exceptional art in an uplifting, safe location.   There are three exhibitions to view. “Each of these exhibitions is full of meaning for this time in history in our country,” ...

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Marathon OPP lay charges in Collision causing Bodily Harm to two Motorcyclists

An individual has been charged in connection with a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 17 near Marathon.   On July 4, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. officers from the Marathon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), along with the Superior North Emergency Medical Services (EMS), responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17, just east of Peninsula ...

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Marathon OPP – Three Vehicle Collision closes Peninsula Road for short time

On Tuesday July 6, 2021 at approximately 0910am, officers of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision (MVC), involving a dump truck and two small SUV’s on Peninsula Road at the Peninsula Golf Course entrance in the Town of Marathon. The first SUV was stopping to let the dump truck pass ...

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Highway 112 – CLOSED

  Jul 1, 2021 at 13:01 Highway 112 from Hwy 11 to Hwy 66 – All lanes are closed in both directions due to a washout. Dane Road 2 also closed. Jul 1, 2021 at 08:54 Highway 112 from Hwy 11 to Hwy 66 is closed at this time (just south of Kirkland Lake). All lanes are closed in both ...

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Nipissing OPP investigate Vehicle with human remains inside

On June 28, 2021 at 1:18 p.m., members from the Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Stinson Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire with human remains inside, on Kukagami Lake Road, approximately five kilometres north of Highway 17, in Markstay-Warren. At this time, the identity of the deceased has not been confirmed. The investigation is ...

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Nipigon OPP – Charges Laid in online child sexual exploitation investigation

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Nipigon Detachment have arrested and charged a Nipigon resident following an online child sexual exploitation investigation. In May 2020 an investigation into online access to child pornography was initiated by the Nipigon OPP. Police executed a search warrant at a Nipigon residence and seized a number of electronic devices for further examination. As a ...

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La formation préparera les travailleurs aux emplois de la construction et de l’exploitation minière à Greenstone

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario investit 3,6 millions de dollars pour aider 150 Autochtones à recevoir une formation qui leur permettra d’entamer une carrière dans la construction et l’exploitation de la nouvelle mine d’or Greenstone à Geraldton. Ils pourront acquérir les compétences nécessaires pour devenir des ouvriers de la construction, des conductrices d’équipement lourd, des conducteurs de camion, des grutières, des ...

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Training will prepare workers for construction and mining jobs in Greenstone

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The Ontario government is investing $3.6 million to help 150 Indigenous people receive training to start careers building and running the new Greenstone Gold Mine in Geraldton. They will learn the skills they need to become construction craft workers, heavy equipment operators, truck drivers, crane operators, welders and millwrights. Details were provided today by Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training ...

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Pandemic Overwhelming Communities in the North

Kashechewan, Ontario. A humanitarian crisis is quickly overwhelming the remote community of Kashechewan, a First Nation on the coast of James Bay in Northern Ontario. COVID-19 is sweeping through the community of 1800 members. Community leaders and workers who are not in isolation are quickly becoming exhausted and burnt out. Chief Leo Friday and his Councillors are working 13 hour ...

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