Northern Ontario

Landmark Funding Announced for Canada’s Largest First Nations Led Infrastructure Project

Mar 22, 2018 @ 19:55 One of the most ambitious and transformative infrastructure projects in Canada’s history got the green light today with the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario announcing funding for the Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Line Project (“the Project”) in the aggregate amount of $1.6 billion.  The funding framework allows for a viable transmission business with ...

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Government of Canada investing in First Nations partnership for Ontario’s East-West Transmission Line Project

Mar 19, 2018 @ 10:12 The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, has announced funding to support the participation of Supercom Industries Limited Partnership (Supercom) in the Province of Ontario’s East-West Transmission Line Project. Supercom is wholly owned by Fort William, Pays Plat, Michipicoten, Pic Mobert, Ojibways of the Pic River and Red Rock First Nations. The construction of ...

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Minister Gravelle Rebuts Ford’s Comments on Northern Ontario Today

Mar 16, 2018 @ 19:26 At a time when Ontarians need a government that chooses to invest in our hospitals, mental health, long-term care and child care, Doug Ford and the Conservatives are instead only offering an agenda filled with massive cuts to hospitals, schools and other important public services. Doug Ford wants to rollback the $15 minimum wage, and ...

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Ontario PCs will be a strong voice for the North: Ford

Mar 16, 2018 @ 16:40 This morning, in his first call with Northern media since becoming Ontario PC Leader, Doug Ford reiterated his commitment to being a strong voice for the North. “There is nowhere I love visiting more than the North. But under Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals, the North has been ignored,” said Ford. “Families in Northern Ontario ...

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Ontario Northland to be Featured on Discovery

Ontario Northland is featured alongside Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway in Discovery’s new original Canadian series “Rocky Mountain Railroad”. The all-new, eight-part series premieres Monday, March 5th at 10pm ET on Discovery and will tell the stories of railroad crews battling tough winter weather and rough terrain to keep Canada’s critical freight and passenger trains moving. “We’re excited for the series ...

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Names Released in triple homicide / suicide incident

Feb 27, 2018 @ 08:35 The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Almaguin Highlands Detachment continues to investigate a triple homicide / suicide incident that occurred on Starratt Road in Ryerson Township, Ontario. The victims formed three generations of the same family and all resided at the location where they were murdered. They have been identified as: Raija TURANEN, 88 years old; Ulla ...

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Kenora OPP – Hwy 17 Closed due to Fatal Collision (UPDATE 17:08)

Feb 23, 2018 @ 17:08 Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with the assistance of Technical Traffic Collison Investigators (TTCI), Forensic Identification Units (FISU) and the OPP Highway Safety Division (HSD) are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway 17. On Friday, February 23, 2018 at approximately 8:30 a.m, the Kenora OPP was ...

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Gélinas says patient kept in hospital bathroom for 13 days

Feb 22, 2018 @ 10:56   NDP Health critic and Nickel Belt MPP, France Gélinas, asked in question period Wednesday why Leo, a Sudbury man in his early seventies, was forced to spend 13 days in a hospital bathroom after being admitted for a painful back injury.     Photos of Leo’s show a small bathroom, with the head of ...

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NDP pushes Liberal government for details on Carillion Canada Agreement

  Yesterday, February 21st, 2018l  Wayne Gates, Transportation Critic and NDP MPP for Niagara Falls, continued to press the Liberal government to release details on the future of Carillion Canada’s operations for winter road maintenance in the province.   “Last month, the Minister of Transportation said that a new arrangement exists with Carillion Canada to keep the roads plowed this ...

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Marathon OPP Arrest 9th Person in Trafficking Bust

Feb 19, 2018 @ 09:45 On February 1, 2018, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) with the assistance of the Provincial Operations Intelligence Bureau (POIB), the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Emergency Response Team (ERT), K-9, members of the Marathon OPP Detachment, Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS), and Anishinabek Police Service (APS) had charged 9 individuals with ...

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Chiefs issue statement on Fort Albany Members who died after altercations with Timmins Police Service

Feb 9, 2018 @ 08:02 Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, Mushkegowuk Council Grand Chief Jonathan Solomon, and Fort Albany First Nation Chief Andrew Solomon have issued the following statement regarding two Fort Albany members who have died following altercations with Timmins Police Service over the past few days: “We are shocked that two Fort Albany members have ...

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