Northern Ontario

NOWW member Marion Agnew launches first book

The Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop (NOWW) is pleased to announce the launch, celebration, and book signing for Reverberations: A Daughter’s Meditations on Alzheimer’s, by longtime NOWW member Marion Agnew. The event will be held on Saturday, November 23, at the Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel in Thunder Bay, from 2 to 4 p.m. with a reading at 3. Books will be available ...

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OPP identify driver that caused structural damage to bridge – UPDATE

Nov 14, 2019 @ 05:01 The Ministry of Transportation wishes to advise that for emergency reasons due to overpass damage, the full highway closure currently in effect on Highway 61 between Broadway Avenue and Neebing Avenue/Princess Street will be extended until 6:00 am, Monday November 18, 2019.   This ongoing closure will allow for the completion of the necessary emergency work, ...

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A Northern Perspective: 2019 Foresight Papers

Nov 13, 2019 @ 08:03 The first installment of the Rural Ontario Foresight Papers was launched in 2017. Once again, the Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) in partnership with Northern Policy Institute (NPI), prepared a 2019 version that tackles a variety of rural development challenges and trends.   The Rural Ontario Foresight Papers is a collection of six papers on selected ...

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The Thunder Bay Art Gallery Opens Newest exhibition: The North Now

Nov 13, 2019 @ 08:01 The Thunder Bay Art Gallery is excited to announce the opening of its newest exhibition: The North Now. Featuring art from across Northern Ontario, this multi-disciplinary juried exhibition provides a glimpse of the immense creativity, diversity and innovation by established and emerging artists living in the North of the province. Artists from across Northern Ontario were ...

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Thunder Bay Producer Wraps Production on New Movie in North Bay

The words “That’s a wrap!” echoed across the set in North Bay last Thursday, for the filming of Cold Strings. Producer Ryan Keller, who grew up in Thunder Bay, has brought more than one movie to Northern Ontario’s production hot spots through Other Animal Entertainment, which Keller co-founded with executive producer Jonathan Hlibka and Geoff Raffan.   Their last production was a ...

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Ford’s Mini-Budget Fails Northern Ontario

The Ford government introduced its mini-budget today and it fails northern Ontario charged Steven Del Duca, Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidate. Del Duca delivered his response to the Fall Economic Statement from Sudbury where he met with local Liberals and supporters. “Ford is a bull in a china shop, his ministers are so distracted by his tweets, his outbursts and scattershot ...

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Information on nuclear power facilities, decommissioning regulations and spent nuclear fuel storage now accessible in new background report

At its September Executive Meeting, the International Joint Commission (IJC) approved release of an informational report, Nuclear Power Facilities in the Great Lakes Basin: Compendium of information related to the current status and decommissioning of Great Lakes nuclear power facilities to support the development of a Great Lakes Water Quality Board report. Thanks to industry and regulator cooperation, this Great ...

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Nipissing West OPP Officers rescue driver from vehicle fire

  On October 30, 2019 at 2:50 p.m., officers from the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single vehicle rollover collision on the northbound on-ramp to Estaire Road from Highway 69, City of Greater Sudbury. Officers arrived on-scene within minutes to find the vehicle fully engulfed in flames with the lone occupant still ...

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Thunder Bay OPP continue investigation into Pedestrian Death

Oct 30, 2019 @ 07:02 On October 29, 2019, at approximately 5:21 a.m., officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), as well as Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a report of a motor vehicle / pedestrian collision on Highway 11/17, west of Fraser Road. A tractor trailer unit was west bound on ...

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East Algoma OPP – Snow Tires Help

The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) want to ensure drivers stay safe during the upcoming snowy season while traveling on the roads. A key part of road safety is making sure your vehicle has proper road surface traction in the winter.   All-season tires don’t work the same on snow, ice or cold pavement. The stopping distance of a car with ...

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Building a Home for Newcomers

Northern Policy Institute (NPI) partnered with the Greater Sudbury Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) to provide strategic actions for the City of Greater Sudbury to take in order to successfully encourage economic integration of newcomers. Given a slow population growth, a rising demographic dependency ratio, and the introduction of the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, as well as the Francophone Welcoming ...

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FONOM looking forward to working with northeastern Ontario MP’s

“On behalf of the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) I want to congratulate all the MP’s from northeastern Ontario that were recently elected in the Federal Election, as well as the candidates that put their names forward”, said FONOM President Danny Whalen.  In the northeast, all the MP’s were re-elected except for Parry Sound -Muskoka where Scott Aitchison was ...

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Three Pre-Service Firefighter Graduates Receive Prestigious Recognition from the Ontario Fire Marshal

  Representatives from Confederation College were bursting with pride Saturday, as they watched three recent graduates of the College’s Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training program be honoured for heroism by the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM). This prestigious recognition was given to Taya Stamler, Riley Tucker and Devon Wanakamik, for their help in saving the ...

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Northern Policy Institute (NPI) 2018-2019 Annual Report

During its sixth year of operation Northern Policy Institute (NPI) kept the focus on its mission to advance the conversation on the topic of sustainable growth in Northern Ontario.   “We’ve created twenty new partnerships this year, to complement the more than fifty we established in years past” said Charles Cirtwill, President & CEO of NPI, “Because of them, NPI ...

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Geraldton Hospital to Expand

Many patients and families across the province are waiting in crowded emergency departments that do not have the capacity to meet growing demands. In response, Ontario is investing in hospital infrastructure projects in communities like Geraldton to help end hallway health care. Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Indigenous Affairs, was at the Geraldton ...

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