Northern Ontario

Timmins to improve public transit with Federal and Provincial funding

Timmins received funding in an announcement yesterday for improvements to their public transit infrastructure. Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Dave Smith, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Indigenous Affairs and Member of Provincial Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha ...

Read More »

Ontario Reaches Agreement with Flying Post First Nation on Historic Land Claim

trillium

The Ontario government announced today the final settlement of a 115 year old land claim that addresses the shortfall of land received by Flying Post First Nation, as part of the James Bay Treaty (Treaty #9) that was originally signed in 1905. The $14.1 million settlement will contribute to the future economic prosperity of the First Nation. “I’m pleased that ...

Read More »

L’Ontario s’entend avec la Première Nation Flying Post à propos d’une revendication territoriale historique

trillium

Le gouvernement de l’Ontario a annoncé aujourd’hui le règlement définitif d’une revendication territoriale qui remontait à plus de 115 ans et traitait de la cession insuffisante de terres à la Première Nation Flying Post dans le Traité de la Baie James (Traité no9) signé à l’origine en 1905. Les 14,1 millions de dollars octroyés à titre de règlement contribueront à ...

Read More »

Lake Superior Water levels to remain high through the summer

Basin conditions were generally near average or drier than average in June, around both Lake Superior and Lake Michigan-Huron. As a result, water levels did not rise as much as they typically do in June. Nonetheless, water levels are expected to remain high over at least the next few months and further record-highs are possible if wet conditions return. Furthermore, ...

Read More »

Nipigon OPP – Truck reported Stolen, found Burned

On June 21, 2020 at approximately 1:00 p.m., officers from the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a vehicle stolen from a residence in the town of Nipigon. The vehicle is described as a 2019 white Chevrolet Silverado Trail Boss, four wheel drive, crew cab (4 doors), with black wheels. The vehicle was last observed ...

Read More »

Inquest into the Death of Daniel Legarde Announced

Dr. Michael Wilson, Regional Supervising Coroner for North Region, Thunder Bay Office, announced today that an inquest will be held into the death of Daniel Legarde. Mr. Legarde, 45, died on November 26, 2016, at the Nipigon District Memorial Hospital after a gunshot injury he sustained in an encounter with the Ontario Provincial Police. An inquest is mandatory under the ...

Read More »

Annonce d’une enquête sur le décès de Daniel Legarde

Le docteur Michael Wilson, coroner régional principal pour la région du Nord, bureau de Thunder Bay, a annoncé aujourd’hui qu’une enquête sera tenue sur le décès de Daniel Legarde. M. Legarde est décédé le 26 novembre 2016, à l’âge de 45 ans, à l’Hôpital Memorial du district de Nipigon, des suites d’une blessure par balle subie lors d’une interaction avec ...

Read More »

NPI Gets People to Come (or Stay) North

Northern Policy Institute’s (NPI) focus last year was all about population growth in Ontario’s Northern Regions. From Matchmakers helping build connections for potential new arrivals in our communities, to analyzing data to inform and shape the new federal rural and northern immigration pilot, and through ongoing capacity building with our Experience North program. In collaboration with others, NPI is helping northerners and new arrivals to ...

Read More »

L’IPN incite les gens à venir (ou à rester) dans le Nord

L’année dernière, l’Institut des politiques du Nord (IPN) s’est concentré sur la croissance de la population dans les régions du nord de l’Ontario. Des intermédiaires pour aider à créer des liens pour les nouveaux arrivants potentiels dans nos communautés, à l’analyse des données pour informer et façonner le nouveau programme pilote d’immigration dans les communautés rurales et du Nord, en ...

Read More »

*NOWW to host LitFest online to announce and celebrate writing contest winners*

The Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop believes all writers should be celebrated for their hard work and dedication to the craft and even though we cannot gather in the traditional sense, there’s still reasons to celebrate. Earlier this year, NOWW launched its 22nd Annual Writers and winners are normally announced during the LitFest Gala. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, NOWW is ...

Read More »

Highway 17 – OPEN (West of Thunder Bay)

At 10:30ish the highway was reopened.   May 13, 2020 at 17:25 – On May 13, 2020 at approximately 1:22 pm officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a bush fire by Ivar Road (West of Shabaqua).   Highway 11 and Highway 17 were closed as the smoke caused a traffic hazard. Highway 11 has ...

Read More »

Manitoulin OPP investigate double drowning deaths

On May 9, 2020 at approximately 2:15 p.m., officers from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the Billings Fire Department responded to a report of a deceased person floating near the shore of Mudge Bay near Old Mill Road in Kagawong.   Officers located a second deceased person near the first. The investigation revealed ...

Read More »

The Future of Jobs – Continuation

Following the release of Assessing Labour Market Shortages in the City of Thunder Bay, Northern Policy Institute (NPI) is releasing four more briefing notes to provide insight into current and potential future labour market shortages in the Northeast cities of Greater Sudbury, Timmins, North Bay and Sault Ste. Marie.   “Northern Ontario is ageing,” said author Alex Ross, former Senior ...

Read More »

COVID-19: A Northern Helping Hand

Across the globe, social networks have rallied together to overcome the grievances caused by COVID-19. This briefing note outlines some of the initiatives Northern Ontario communities and individuals have done to offer help during this pandemic. In times of trouble, each other is what we rely on. Here are some organizations that have done tremendous work already: *   Sudbury’s Warriors ...

Read More »

Ontario Providing Relief for Remote Northern Property Taxpayers During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario government is deferring $15 million in property taxes for people and businesses in parts of Northern Ontario located outside of municipal boundaries. This tax deferral builds on the $10 billion in cash flow supports made available to people and businesses as part of Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19. “Our government is taking action ...

Read More »