Northern Ontario

Ontario Enhancing and Expanding Blue Box Program

Following extensive consultations, the Ontario government is improving blue box recycling by expanding service to more communities, standardizing the list of materials that can be recycled across the province and saving municipalities money by making producers of products and packaging fully responsible for the cost and operation of the program. “Producers and municipalities have been advocating for an enhanced, producer-led ...

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Programme ontarien d’amélioration et d’expansion de la boîte bleue

Après une vaste consultation, le gouvernement de l’Ontario améliore le programme des boîtes bleues en l’élargissant à plus de collectivités, en normalisant les types de déchets qui peuvent être recyclés dans toute la province et en rendant les fabricants de produits et d’emballages entièrement responsables des coûts et de la gestion du programme pour aider les municipalités à réduire leurs ...

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Nipigon OPP seize Vehicle & Drugs after arrest of occupants

On 28 May 2021 at 3:50 pm, members of the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped an eastbound vehicle. Investigation with assistance from the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) and the Northwest Region Canine Unit, led to the arrest of the driver for drug offences. A search of the vehicle incident to the arrest ...

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Un projet pilote pourrait aboutir à l’établissement d’une grande usine de produits chimiques à base de lithium dans le Nord de l’Ontario

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario investit 363 000 $ dans Frontier Lithium pour aider la petite société minière émergente du Grand Sudbury à démontrer son nouveau procédé innovateur d’extraction du lithium. Cet investissement appuiera les emplois et les débouchés dans le secteur minier, encouragera le développement économique dans le Nord et mettra en évidence le potentiel élevé d’exploitation des minéraux de ...

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Pilot project could lead to future large-scale lithium chemical plant in northern Ontario

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The Ontario government is investing $363,000 in Frontier Lithium to help the emerging Greater Sudbury-based junior mining company demonstrate its new innovative extraction process for lithium. This investment will support jobs and opportunities in the mining sector, promote economic development in the north and highlight Ontario’s high mineral development potential. “We are investing in innovative mining and refining technology developed ...

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Transport Fire Closes Highway 17/11 West of Nipigon for several hours today

On Friday May 21, 2021 at approximately 11:20 am, officers of the Nipigon detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a commercial motor vehicle fire near Golf Course Road west of Nipigon on Highway 11-17. Initial investigation revealed that the trailer of the commercial motor vehicle had caught fire while eastbound on Highway 11-17. The driver ...

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Marathon OPP – Thunder Bay Driver arrested after Spike Belt Deployment

On Tuesday May 17, 2021 at approximately 3:15pm the White River Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a blue Chevy Cruse travelling westbound on Highway 17, Township of White River, at a very high rate of speed. A traffic stop was initiated west of White River. The vehicle failed to stop, accelerated, and continued westbound on Highway 17. Due to public ...

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FONOM holds board meeting virtually – Ready for Annual Conference May 18th

The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) met for the third time this year on Friday, May 14, 2021, by ZOOM. The Board discussed many of the issues and challenges facing their 110 members. Since the COVID19 Pandemic caused the cancellation of FONOM’s Annual Conference in 2020, the FONOM Board is excited that on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, they will ...

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Dryden OPP – Have you seen Evaleen?

Members of the Dryden Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are seeking assistance from the public in locating a 47-year-old missing female. Evaleen Bonnie ATLOOKAN (47yrs old) was last seen on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 0100hrs on Upper Falls Road in the Town of Wabigoon.  ATLOOKAN is described as an indigenous female 5’3″ 191lbs, brown eyes and possibly ...

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NDP Leader pushes Trudeau to help fight for Laurentian University

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh continued to call on Justin Trudeau’s Liberals to immediately take action to help Laurentian University, their staff, students and the wider community. The University that has given generations of francophones, Indigenous and working-class youth access to quality education is being ripped apart and it will have devastating impacts in Northern Ontario. “People in Northern Ontario depend ...

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Loss of midwife program a blow to the north: Hughes

Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes says the loss of the midwife program at Laurentian University is a blow to the north that will increase health care costs and send students away from the region. Hughes raised the issue in the House of Commons after Laurentian slashed the midwife program under the auspices of the federal Companies Creditor Arrangement Act (CCAA) earlier ...

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La perte d’un programme de sage-femme un coup dur pour le Nord: Hughes

La députée d’Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, Carol Hughes, affirme que la perte du programme de sages-femmes à l’Université Laurentienne est un coup dur pour le Nord qui augmentera les coûts des soins de santé et éloignera les étudiants de la région. Hughes a soulevé la question à la Chambre des communes après que la Laurentienne ait sabré dans le programme des sages-femmes sous ...

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EACOM Timber invests in Elk Lake Sawmill with New Continuous Dry Kiln

EACOM Timber Corporation is pleased to announce an investment of $8.9M to equip its Elk Lake sawmill with a new, state-of-the art continuous dry kiln (CDK). Expected to be fully operational by early fall, the CDK will allow for continuous drying of lumber, reducing production bottlenecks and energy consumption. This will be the second such installation for EACOM, the first ...

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Heavy Rain – Manitouwadge – Hornepayne

Special weather statement in effect for: Geraldton – Longlac – Caramat Manitouwadge – Hornepayne Rain, at times heavy, is expected today through Thursday for Manitouwadge & Hornepayne. A slow-moving area of low pressure over the central United States will bring an extended period of rain to parts of northern Ontario. Because the ground is still frozen, there may be more ...

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