Northern Ontario

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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Noront Issues Shares to Algoma Steel, Extends Debt Arrangement With RCF

Noront Resources Ltd. has received approval from the TSX Venture Exchange and has issued Algoma Steel Inc. (“Algoma”) 750,000 common shares of the Company and 750,000 warrants to purchase common share pursuant to the term sheet signed between the Company and Algoma as announced on September 20, 2019.  The term sheet gives the Company a 5-year option to enter into ...

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Thunder Bay Art Gallery – it’s all about Beading

The Thunder Bay Art Gallery is featuring two exhibitions from September 27th to November 10th featuring Indigenous beadwork. An reception was held at the opening on September 27th. The first exhibition is “Beads, they’re sewn so tight” an exhibit that features the work of four contemporary artists who innovate in the field of beading and quillwork. Over 40 beaded works ...

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Bear Attack in Kenora

At 11:11a.m. on Thursday September 26, 2019 Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to the report of a bear attack on the Rice Lake Road. The OPP responded to a report of a 69 year old male, with non-life threatening injuries who was on route to the hospital who stated he had been ...

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SIU Investigating Collision in Matheson

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a collision yesterday in Matheson that resulted in injuries to a 28-year-old man. The preliminary information indicates the following: At approximately 11:20 a.m. on September 24, 2019, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a complaint of a vehicle being driven erratically on Highway 11 near Matheson. An OPP officer traveling ...

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Marathon OPP Helping in Search for Missing 28 year old from Toronto

The Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is assisting the Toronto Police Service (TPS) and The Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) in the search for a missing Toronto man. Brian Penny is described as a 28 year old, Caucasian male, 5’9″, 165 pounds, thin build, and fair complexion with brown hair, beard and brown eyes. He arrived in Thunder Bay on ...

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Pic Mobert Ontario Works advises of Percocet containing Fentenyl

ALERT FROM ANISHINABEK POLICE We were advised of percocet pills that were brought into Pic Mobert today (Tuesday, September 24, 2019), which have been tested and are found POSITIVE to contain FENTENYL. This is extremely dangerous and will cause an overdose. Please contact police or the health center ASAP if you have found any of these percocet pills. Please use ...

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SIU Invokes Mandate after Collision in Matheson

On September 24, 2019, at approximately 11:17 a.m., the Matheson Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to investigate a driving complaint on Highway 11, near Matheson.   The driver was located and soon afterwards was involved in a motor vehicle collision with another vehicle on Highway 11 in Matheson. As a result, the driver from the traffic complaint ...

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Renewed Algonquin Nursing Home

September 20th marked the grand opening of the new Algonquin Nursing Home in Mattawa. An integral part of the Mattawa Health Hub, the newly constructed home will house Long Term Care, a Hospice Suite, Day Program and Indigenous Services and a Community Multi-Purpose Room. In 1976 the Algonquin Nursing Home opened with 60 extended care beds. In 1984, one wing of ...

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Three Confederation College Alumni to Receive President’s Awards in Recognition of Remarkable Achievement

  Confederation College is honouring three alumni for their remarkable achievements by presenting each of them with a President’s Award. Al Bourbouhakis, Melissa Hardy-Giles and Thomas McDonald were acknowledged at the 24th Annual Community Partners’ Evening  Thursday, September 19. “These individuals are wonderful exemplars of what can be achieved with great passion, commitment and leadership,” said Kathleen Lynch, President of ...

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Have you seen Steven Leblanc of Elliot Lake?

On September 16, 2019, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Elliot Lake Detachment responded to a report of a missing male from the Elliot Lake, Ontario area. OPP Investigation has revealed that Steven LEBLANC, a 56 year old male had not been heard from since the first week of September, 2019. He is described as white, approximately 5′ 10″ ...

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