Northern Ontario

Sault College Experiences an Increase in Enrolment

Sep 19, 2017 @ 08:12 Excitement has filled the air at Sault College as we welcomed more than 2,350 new and returning post-secondary students for the fall semester! With an overall growth in enrolment of just over three percent from last year, Sault College is home to students from our community, our province and across the globe! Combining our post-secondary ...

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The Future of Species at Risk Policy is a Question of Credibility

A coalition of municipal leaders, chambers of commerce, unions, and the forest sector are raising alarm bells that draft provincial species at risk policy will jeopardize jobs in northern and rural Ontario. The Ontario Forestry Coalition had repeatedly requested that the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) consult with municipalities, Indigenous communities, and industry leaders to address the impact ...

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Provincial Government Proposing to Create New Ridings in Northern Ontario

Ontario is taking steps to create additional ridings in Northern Ontario to improve representation and ensure that people across the North have a stronger voice in the provincial legislature. Yesterday, September 12, 2017, the government introduced legislation that would, if passed, create the ridings of Kiiwetinoong, Mushkegowuk, Timmins, and Kenora-Rainy River. If passed, these reforms would result in a total ...

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Marathon Woman killed in Collison

On September 7, 2017 at approximately 5:50 p.m. members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision (MVC) at the junction of Peninsula Road (Highway 626) and Highway 17, Marathon Township. A tractor trailer (TT) was traveling eastbound on Highway 17 passing two other TT’s that were also eastbound in the turning lane to turn ...

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Warren & Sudbury OPP investigate early morning fatal collision

On September 6, 2017 at 12:36 a.m., members of the Warren and Sudbury Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), West Nipissing Fire Department and the West Nipissing Emergency Medical Services (EMS), responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 17, Verner. Investigation has revealed that an eastbound tractor trailer and a westbound vehicle collided head on. The driver of the vehicle was ...

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Detour Gold Accepts Responsibility for Employee’s Death

Sep 6, 2017 @ 10:37 Detour Gold Corporation reports that it entered a plea of guilty to one count of criminal negligence causing death in connection with the fatality that occurred at the Detour Lake mine site in June 2015. A sentencing hearing took place on August 30 and 31, 2017 in Cochrane, Ontario. In entering a plea of guilty, ...

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UPDATE – Residential Fire in Mattawa Claims two Lives

Sep 5, 2017 @ 16:56 The Mattawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), OPP Forensic Investigation Services (FIS), the North Bay Crime Unit and the Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) have concluded their investigations into a fatal house fire in Mattawa from September 2, 2017. No foul play is suspected. The deceased persons have been identified as Billy KING, ...

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Fatal Collision on French River Bridge close highway for Eight Hours

  On Friday, September 1, 2017 at 3:03 p.m., members of the Sudbury and Noelville detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the French River Fire Department and the Sudbury District Emergency Medical Services (EMS), responded to a motor vehicle collision on the French River Bridge on Highway 69 in the Municipality of the French River. Investigation revealed that a passenger car ...

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Kenora OPP Investigate Serious Collision on Highway 17A

Aug 30, 2017 @ 20:06 At 7:51 Kenora OPP advised that Hwy 17A between Jones Road and Airport Road is open to one lane, alternating traffic. Aug 30, 2017 @ 19:38 Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police, with assistance from Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) and the Kenora Forensic Identification Unit (FISU) are on the scene ...

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Interested in Becoming a Candidate for the Northern Ontario Party?

The Northern Ontario Party will be busy over the next month with a Leadership tour across the North and several information sessions being hosted by the Riding Associations. Also the NOP and its members will finish filling vacant executive board positions through an election process that will occur by mid- September. During the month of September, the NOP is putting ...

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Tips to keep your kids safe

The Kirkland Lake Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) reminds parents that they have an important role to play in ensuring their children’s safety with strangers. The obvious conversation that parents should have with their children is to teach them stranger danger. Strangers don’t always have a rough appearance and can appear to be perfectly normal. Here are some important tips for ...

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Tenaris Receives $2 million in Tenaris Algoma Tubes’ modernization project in Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)

Ontario is securing jobs in Sault Ste. Marie by supporting upgrades to the Tenaris Algoma Tubes seamless pipe mill. Glenn Thibeault, MPP for Sudbury, made the announcement yesterday in Sault Ste. Marie on behalf of Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines at Tenaris Algoma Tubes. The province’s investment in plant upgrades will help to lower operating costs and improve ...

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Patrick Brown demande de prendre des mesures dans le nord

Aug 25, 2017 @ 11:05 Pendant la réunion annuelle du caucus des progressistes-conservateurs  (PC) de l’Ontario à Timmins, le chef du Parti PC de l’Ontario, Patrick Brown, a annoncé des mesures importantes pour améliorer la vie des familles et des travailleurs du Nord de l’Ontario sur des questions qui ont été ignorées par les libéraux de Kathleen Wynne.   « Soyons clair: le ...

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Patrick Brown Calls for Taking Action in the North

Aug 25, 2017 @ 10:56 During the Ontario PC caucus retreat in Timmins, Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown announced important steps to improve the lives of families and workers in Northern Ontario on matters that have been ignored by the Wynne Liberals.   “Let’s face it: Northern Ontario has been ignored by the Wynne Liberals for far too long. They ...

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MacDonald Mines Exporation is encouraged by Province’s Announcement to Fund Ring of Fire Road

MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd. is encouraged by the announcement made on August 21, 2017 by Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Chiefs of Marten Falls, Webequie and Nibinamik First Nations, which formally committed provincial funding to two First Nations road proposals that will provide community and industrial access to the Ring of Fire Mining District. Quentin Yarie, MacDonald’s President and CEO ...

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