Northern Ontario

L’Ontario accroît les services de lutte contre les dépendances à Thunder Bay

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario investit plus de 3,8 millions de dollars dans le cadre du nouveau Fonds pour les services de lutte contre les dépendances afin d’améliorer immédiatement l’accès aux services de traitement des toxicomanies à Thunder Bay. Ces fonds seront versés au St. Joseph’s Care Group et au Dilico Anishinabek Family Care pour élargir l’accès à un total de ...

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Husky the Muskie to Make a Bigger Splash in Kenora

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The Ontario government is providing $493,077 through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) to the City of Kenora to restore Husky the Muskie and refurbish McLeod Park, which include repairs, accessibility upgrades and new attractions. This investment will build a stronger Ontario by revitalizing the harbourfront area, helping attract tourists and boosting economic growth in the Northwest. “Kenora has ...

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Nipigon OPP – Charges laid after shots fired at OPP officers

Two individuals face charges after shots were fired at members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) near Thunder Bay. On March 8, 2022, Nipigon OPP members had been searching for an individual, considered armed and dangerous, in connection with an earlier incident in the City of Thunder Bay. While officers were checking vehicles on Highway 11-17 at Davis Road, in ...

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Proof of Vaccinations Required for Remaining TBSO Concerts

The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra is gearing up for their return to in-person concerts starting next week. Out of an abundance of caution to the health and safety of its patrons, musicians, and volunteers, the TBSO is requiring proof of vaccinations to attend these concerts.   “We are glad to see capacity limits being lifted in the province”, says TBSO ...

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Canada’s first independent medical university proclaimed: NOSM University

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) becomes NOSM University—the first independent medical university in Canada—effective April 1, 2022. “This is a profound and historic moment for the NOSM community, and its impact will be felt across Northern Ontario and beyond,” says Dr. Sarita Verma, President, Vice Chancellor and Dean of NOSM University. “We are grateful to Minister Dunlop and ...

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario investit dans Battery Materials Park près de Cobalt

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario investit 250 000 $ pour soutenir le développement de deux nouvelles lignes de production au futur parc de matériaux pour batteries de l’Electra Battery Materials Corporation, près de Cobalt. Les deux nouvelles lignes de production de batteries seraient les premières du genre en Ontario et joueraient un rôle clé pour répondre à la demande de minéraux critiques qui ...

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Ontario Government investing in Battery Materials Park near Cobalt

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The Ontario government is investing $250,000 to support the development of two new battery production lines at the Electra Battery Materials Corporation’s future Battery Materials Park near Cobalt. The new production lines would be the first of their kind in Ontario and play a key part in supplying the demand for critical minerals that support the electric vehicle (EV) supply ...

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The Slaight Family Foundation donates $1 million for Scholarship to Northern Ontario School of Medicine

The Slaight Family Foundation is donating $1 million to support 40 Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) women medical students attending the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and who live in Northern Ontario. The donation will establish a first-of-its-kind entrance scholarship to both increase the number of BIPOC women physicians—including transgender and non-binary people—in Northern Ontario and contribute ...

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Tickets on Sale for TBSO Concerts Starting March 11, 2022

On March 11th, the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra musicians will return to in-person concerts. Tickets are currently available on their website.   TBSO’s Hilldale Concert Series will continue, starting with Schubert & Farrenc, featuring guest conductor Evan Mitchell, a brilliant and profound piece by William Grant Still, and timeless Symphonies by both Schubert and Farrenc.   The remainder of the ...

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Wataynikaneyap Power reports that a worker was found deceased

It is with great sadness that Wataynikaneyap Power reports that a worker involved in the construction of the Wataynikaneyap Power Project was found deceased approximately 390 km north of Pickle Lake, Ontario yesterday evening. The family has been notified. “On behalf of the People, our partners, and the leadership, I offer our deepest condolences to the family,” said Margaret Kenequanash, ...

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Nipigon OPP – Stolen Vehicle found, Driver Arrested

On Thursday, January 20th, 2022 members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Nipigon detachment were advised of a report of a vehicle that had left a Thunder Bay business without paying for gas. Investigation determined the vehicle, a 2019 Ford F150 truck, had been stolen from Moosomin, SK. At approximately 11:11 am the vehicle was observed eastbound on Highway 11-17, ...

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Le NPD se joint à la communauté de Bearskin Lake pour réclamer une aide fédérale accrue

Alors que les cas de COVID-19 augmentent, la Première Nation de Bearskin Lake est complètement débordée et a immédiatement besoin de l’aide des Forces armées canadiennes. Les leaders communautaires affirment ne plus pouvoir assurer la sécurité de la communauté, car plus de la moitié de la population est en isolement. Le député néo-démocrate Charlie Angus travaille avec la communauté et ...

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NDP joins Bearskin Lake in their call for more federal help

As COVID-19 cases rise, Bearskin Lake First Nation has been completely overwhelmed and now immediate help from the Canadian Armed Forces is needed. Community leaders say they are no longer able to keep the community safe as more than half of the population is in isolation. New Democrat MP Charlie Angus has been working with the community and says a ...

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Nipissing West OPP – Snowplow Safety

This winter, members from the Nipissing West Detachment of Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind drivers to stay back from working snowplows, trucks spreading sand/salt or anti-icing liquid with flashing blue lights. These vehicles travel slower than regular traffic and will be active on the highways before, during and after a snowfall or storm. Never pass a working ...

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