Northern Ontario

Reinstating Passenger Rail Service between Timmins and Toronto

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The Ontario government is investing $75 million to bring passenger rail service back to Northeastern Ontario, restoring a key transportation option that was previously cancelled in 2012. Service will be reinstated between Timmins and Toronto, helping to connect Northern Ontario as the government invests in unlocking the full economic potential of northern industries, resources and minerals. “The previous government chose ...

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Confederation College Receives $681,000 to Train Energy Advisors

the Government of Canada announced that Confederation College will receive $681,000 to help recruit, train and mentor new energy advisors for northern Ontario.   The federal investment will support the delivery of a new energy advisor training program at the College, in partnership with the Canadian Institute for Energy Training, to prepare up to 75 candidates to pass the exams ...

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Northwest OPP – 31% Increase Year-Over-Year with 429 Incidents Reported

2021 was the highest year on record for sexual assaults reported to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in North West Region. From January 1 to December 31, 2021, approximately 429 sexual assaults were reported. This is a 31% increase from 2020, with 327 incidents having been reported that year. Broken down by the detachment that investigated these incidents, this includes: ...

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NIpigon OPP – Investigation continues into Fatal Collision

On April 4, 2022 at approximately 6:15 pm officers from the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 11, in the Municipality of Greenstone. Initial investigation indicates two Sport Utility Vehicles collided head on. Two individuals were pronounced deceased at the scene and a third party was taken to the Thunder Bay ...

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Canada and Ontario Support the Lac Seul First Nation Residential School Research Initiative

The locating of unmarked graves at former Indian Residential School sites across Canada is a tragic reminder of the abuse Indigenous children suffered in these institutions. The governments of Canada and Ontario are working with Survivors, affected families, communities and Indigenous leaders as part of efforts to address historical wrongs and the lasting physical, emotional, mental and spiritual harms related ...

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Ontario Strengthening Economic Development in Hearst

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The Ontario government is providing $683,129 through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) to six economic development projects in Hearst. The funding will be used to establish new businesses, purchase equipment, and upgrade facilities. This investment will help build a stronger Ontario by creating good-paying jobs, expanding business operations, supporting critical infrastructure and improving quality of life in the North. ...

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L’Ontario renforce le développement économique à Hearst

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario accorde par l’entremise de la Société de gestion du Fonds du patrimoine du Nord de l’Ontario (SGFPNO) 683 129 $ à l’appui de six projets de développement économique à Hearst. Le financement servira à établir de nouvelles entreprises, à acheter de l’équipement et à moderniser des installations. Cet investissement aidera à renforcer l’Ontario en créant des emplois bien rémunérés, en ...

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L’Ontario investit dans des expériences mettant en vedette l’exploitation minière moderne et les minéraux critiques à l’échelle du Nord de l’Ontario

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario accorde 1,5 million de dollars par l’entremise de la Société de gestion du Fonds du patrimoine du Nord de l’Ontario (SGFPNO) pour aider Science Nord à faire participer le public à de nouvelles expériences qui mettent en vedette le secteur minier moderne novateur de l’Ontario. Cet investissement permettra de bâtir un Ontario plus fort en aidant ...

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Ontario Investing in Modern Mining and Critical Mineral Experiences Across Northern Ontario

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The Ontario government is providing $1.5 million through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) to support Science North in engaging audiences in new and memorable experiences highlighting Ontario’s innovative and modern mining sector. This investment will build a stronger Ontario by helping to create jobs, expand business operations, improve quality of life and grow the tourism industry in the region. ...

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Thunder Bay OPP – 49 charges laid in 3 days at Sistonen’s Corner

Between March 25th and March 27th, 2022, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Traffic Incident Management Enforcement Unit (TIME) and the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) conducted a traffic Initiative in and around the junction of Hwy. 102 and Hwy. 11/17 commonly known as Sistonen’s Corner.   This initiative was brought as part of an ...

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Nipigon OPP – House fire being investigated

On March 18, 2022 at approximately 11:00 am officers from the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Red Rock Fire Department responded to a structural house fire, on Red Rock Road #4, in the Township of Red Rock. The Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office is assisting and the scene is being held pending investigation. No injuries were ...

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Hwy 11 (Smooth Rock Falls – Hwy 655) – CLOSED

Hwy 11 between Smooth Rock Falls and Highway 655 is closed at this time due to a motor vehicle collision between two commercial motor vehicles. OPP advise that there is no detour available, and that the highway will be closed for an undetermined amount of time. Social media posts say that the road is extremely icy. For travellers on Highway ...

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East Algoma OPP – SSM Man is 5th Impaired Driver Charged

On March 15, 2022, shortly after 9:30 p.m., members from East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Concession Road 5 in Plummer Additional Township.   Police arrived on scene a short time later and observed a car stuck in a snowbank with the driver standing beside the vehicle. As the driver of ...

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Thunder Bay OPP – Charges laid after collision at Sistonen’s Corner

On March 14, 2022, at 6:50 pm, members of the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision on Highway 11-17 at Hwy 102, also known as Sistonen’s Corner. Investigation revealed that a Tractor-Trailer Unit southbound on Hwy 102 failed to stop at the stop sign and struck a westbound ...

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Ontario Expanding Addictions Services in Thunder Bay

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The Ontario government is investing over $3.8 million through the new Addictions Recovery Fund to immediately enhance access to addictions treatment supports in Thunder Bay. This funding will be provided to St. Joseph’s Care Group and Dilico Anishinabek Family Care to expand access to a total of 34 new addictions treatment beds and help hundreds of Ontarians in Thunder Bay ...

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