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USW Local Union 2251 Members Vote 98% in favour of Strike Mandate

On February 23rd, 2017, the membership of USW Local Union 2251were presented with a synopsis of what has transpired between the Negotiating Committee, a bidder and the employer. The Membership of United Steelworkers Local Union 2251 voted to give a Strike Mandate to the Negotiating Committee from 5:00 am until 8:30 pm today at the Marconi Hall. The members’ have ...

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Countdown Starts Now(w)!

Mar 1, 2017 @ 08:44 Call it a mini National Writing Month (TBayWriMo?), call it a 30-day warning, call it whatever you like – just don’t call in too late! Today officially marks the last month of the NOWW 19th Annual Writing Contest. Online submissions are due by 11:59 pm Thunder Bay time (Eastern) on March 31, 2017. “We’ve had ...

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OPP – No Explosive Device Located in the Elliot Lake Secondary School

Feb 28, 2017 @ 18:37 On February 27, 2017, shortly before 8:00 a.m. members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a threatening phone call complaint at the Elliot Lake Secondary School (ELSS) located at 303 Mississauga Avenue. The caller indicated that there was an explosive device in the school. The OPP Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU), the ...

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NDP statement on Grassy Narrows mercury contamination

Feb 28, 2017 @ 16:17 NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Critic Michael Mantha and NDP Environment and Climate Change Critic Peter Tabuns issued the following statement in response to new information suggesting that mercury is continuing to find its way into the English-Wabigoon River:   “It’s quite troubling to hear that mercury continues to leech into the English-Wabigoon River system. ...

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Ontario Investing in First Nation Communities in the Manitoulin Island Area

Feb 27, 2017 @ 10:26 Ontario is helping to support local economic growth, culture, tourism and infrastructure development for First Nation communities on Manitoulin Island and the surrounding area. Through the Aboriginal Community Capital Grants Program (ACCGP) and the Aboriginal Economic Development Fund (AEDF) the province is investing in:  Architectural drawings for an elders and youth centre for Sheguiandah First Nation on Manitoulin Island ...

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East Algoma OPP Responding to Explosive Device at Elliot Lake Secondary School

The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently responding to a threatening phone call complaint that was received at around 7:45 a.m. at the Elliot Lake Secondary School (ELSS) located at 303 Mississauga Avenue. The caller indicated that there was an explosive device in the school.   The OPP Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU) and the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) ...

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Chapleau Pike Ice Fishing Derby Results

The Rotary Club of Chapleau held it’s 20th Annual Chapleau Pike Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday, February 11th. This was a sold out event, going on sale November 24th, 2016 and gone by January 24th, 2017. They offered a  2017 Red 4 door 4×4 Dodge Ram draw prize,  and 10 special early bird prizes, and a draw for a one week fly ...

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OPP Release names of Family members killed east of Chapleau

Feb 24, 2017 @ 11:31 On February 23, 2017 at 10:25 a.m., members from the South Porcupine Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a motor vehicle collision involving a sport utility vehicle (SUV) and a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) on Highway 101, approximately 70 kilometers west of Timmins.   The collision claimed the lives of all four people in ...

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GoFundMe Campaign Launched to aid Family

Feb 24, 2017 @ 08:56 Yesterday, February 23rd, a tragic collision on Highway 101 east of Chapleau claimed the lives of four people. The surviving spouse, Jeff Nakogee and daughter, Paris, have lost spouse and mother, Aynsley MacLeod who was six months pregnant; two sons/brothers Jamaal Nakogee and Kruz Nakogee, and mother-in-law/grandmother Paulette MacLeod. A GoFundMe campaign has been launched in ...

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Project Silkstone 18 people with 81 offences in Hwy 401 Corridor Drugs & Illegal Firearms Trafficking

Feb 23, 2017 @ 10:17 Several Ontario and Quebec residents face numerous charges following a multi-jurisdiction investigation into illegal firearms and the trafficking of illegal drugs in Ontario, Québec, and the United States.   Project SILKSTONE began as a high-level Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) investigation targeting multiple criminal groups involved in trafficking illegal drugs and guns along the Highway ...

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