Northern Ontario

TBSO Cancels December 10 and December 11, 2021 Performances

With an abundance of caution in regards to the recent increase in COVID cases in the Thunder Bay region, the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra has cancelled this week’s upcoming performances.   It has been a pleasure for the TBSO to return to in-person concerts. However, with that comes the responsibility of keeping their patrons, musicians, staff, and volunteers safe during ...

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Ontario Supports Business Development in Timmins – Five Companies Receive NOHFC Funding

The Ontario government is providing more than $2.2 million to help five local companies purchase new equipment and expand operations in Timmins. This investment will help support job creation and economic growth and development in Northern Ontario. “Supporting local companies as they grow their operations helps to create jobs and keep the North competitive,” said Greg Rickford, Minister of Northern ...

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Join Algoma University students and listen to Joshua Whitead discuss Jonny Appleseed

The steps of Algoma University were lined this summer with pairs of children’s shoes in a spontaneous communal act of mourning. While students were finally returning to in-person classes in September, the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association was leading the Algoma University community in the difficult work of searching for unmarked graves on the former grounds of the Shingwauk Indian ...

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Actions to Protect Water Quality are Important and Valuable

Recent polling on water quality issues reveals that an increasing majority of Great Lakes residents believe government and individual actions to protect water quality are important and valuable. The International Joint Commission (IJC) Great Lakes Water Quality Board conducted its third Great Lakes Regional Poll in 2021, and reports on the poll results are now available online at the Great ...

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Carol Hughes commémore des grands de Manitoulin au parliament

La députée d’Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing, Carol Hughes, a commémoré deux grands politiciens de l’île Manitoulin qui sont décédés à quelques semaines d’intervalle et qui ont beaucoup apporté à leur communauté, tout en laissant leur marque au-delà des frontières de l’île. « Plus tôt ce mois-ci, le canton de Billings a perdu un dirigeant municipal légendaire, Austin Hunt. M. Hunt était une force de la nature, de ...

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Thunder Bay OPP investigate sudden death

On November 26, 2021, at 3 a.m., members of the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Superior North EMS responded to a report of a body located near a vehicle on Highway 17 in Fallis Township. Ornge Air ambulance was dispatched to the scene however the victim was pronounced deceased. The body was transported to ...

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Loius Kwissiwa seeks Chief’s Office of Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg

Netmizaagamig Nishnaabeg will go to the polls tomorrow, Saturday, November 27th, 2021. Louis Kwissiwa, a community leader who has sat as a council member in his community for the past 8 years is seeking to become the next chief of his community. Kwissiwa says, “the strength and unity among our people will be what I rely on as the elected ...

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Northern Policy Institute Welcome’s New Board Chair and Directors

Florence MacLean, one of the original Directors of Northern Policy Institute (NPI) and the CAO of the Township of Manitouwadge is taking over as Chair of the Board at NPI. MacLean rejoined the NPI Board in 2019 after having stepped down to accept a position with the federal government. She will be taking over from Pierre Bélanger who is moving ...

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Marathon OPP – Transport Driver charged with Dangerous Operation Causing Death in February 2021 collision

On Saturday, February 13, 2021, approximately 07:21 pm, officers of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision (MVC), involving a pickup truck and tractor-trailer unit (TTU) on Highway 17, approximately 30km west of Marathon near the Little Pic River Bridge. Officers arrived on the scene to find a blue TTU in ...

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Grassy Narrows takes legal action against mining exploration

Yesterday Grassy Narrows First Nation launched a legal action against Ontario for issuing nine mining exploration permits which authorize companies to drill for gold on Grassy Narrows Territory. The legal action asks the court to cancel the permits which Ontario issued without consulting Grassy Narrows, and without their consent. Grassy Narrows asserts that the permits violate both Grassy Narrows’ Indigenous ...

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Manitouwadge Fire Department – All on Leave of Absence – UPDATE

Nov 11, 2021 at 06:58 Media release of November 10, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. The Township of Manitouwadge has been advised that the Manitouwadge Fire Department has returned to active duty in advance of a special Council Meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. this evening. Mayor John MacEachern states, “We have agreed to meet with members of the Fire Department to ...

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Crime Prevention Week: “Safer Communities, Stronger Ontario”

The week of November 7-13, 2021 has been designated as Crime Prevention Week in Ontario. In partnership with the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Solicitor General and OACP the Kirkland Lake Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will place emphasis on crime prevention, community safety and well-being. This year’s theme for Crime Prevention Week is: “Safer Communities, Stronger Ontario”. We are fortunate ...

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Des collectivités plus sûres pour un Ontario plus fort

Alors que l’Ontario souligne la Semaine de la prévention du crime, le gouvernement demande aux Ontariens et Ontariennes de se mobiliser dans leur collectivité en prenant quelques mesures simples pour assurer leur propre sécurité et empêcher la criminalité tout au long de l’année. La Semaine de la prévention du crime, qui se déroule du 7 au 13 novembre, est un ...

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L’Ontario nomme un nouveau président et un nouveau vice-président de la Commission de transport Ontario Northland

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario a nommé le leader communautaire Alan Spacek au poste de président de la Commission de transport Ontario Northland (CTON) et Robert J. (« RJ ») Falconi au poste de vice-président. Ces nominations sont entrées en vigueur le 28 octobre 2021. « Grâce à leur grande expérience et à leur connaissance du Nord de l’Ontario, Alan Spacek ...

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Ontario Appoints New Chair and Vice-Chair of Ontario Northland Transportation Commission

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The Ontario government has appointed community leader Alan Spacek as Chair of the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) and Robert J. (“RJ”) Falconi as Vice-Chair. The appointments took effect October 28, 2021. “With their extensive experience and knowledge of Northern Ontario, Alan Spacek and RJ Falconi will play an integral role in modernizing the ONTC,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of ...

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