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“Government didn’t change enough for some veterans” MP Carol Hughes

“Government didn’t change enough for some veterans” MP Carol Hughes

During Stephen Harper’s ten year run, the battles between veterans and his government were well documented.   His government wrapped itself in the flag, claimed to support our troops, but also fought veterans in court.  Maybe that’s what garnered more bad press for Harper than his Liberal

Valhalla Inn Outbreak Investigation Update

Valhalla Inn Outbreak Investigation Update

THUNDER BAY, ON – After an investigation into the cause of the outbreak at the Valhalla Inn on May 14, laboratory tests confirmed the presence of norovirus. Norovirus causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. The virus is usually spread through food or water, contaminated as a result of

OPP Seek Public Assistance In Solving A Mischief

OPP Seek Public Assistance In Solving A Mischief

CHAPLEAU, ON – On Saturday May 14, 2016 at approximately 5:15 pm officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Chapleau Detachment were advised of a Mischief incident to an aluminum fuel storage tank which was located on Island lake road in the Moggy Township. The incident

First Nations

Ontario Launches $222 Million First Nations Health Action Plan

Ontario Launches $222 Million First Nations Health Action Plan
Province Supporting Indigenous Health Care Ontario is investing nearly $222 million over the next three years to ensure Indigenous people have access to more culturally appropriate care and improved outcomes, focusing on the North where there are significant gaps in health services. This investment [Read more]

Federal Investment Supports Green Energy Solutions in Remote First Nations

Federal Investment Supports Green Energy Solutions in Remote First Nations
THUNDER BAY, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor) – The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, today announced an investment of $2,715,000 to create a renewable-energy [Read more]

EDUCATION/School News

Grade 7 & 8 Students Participate In Skills Canada Trades Event

Grade 7 & 8 Students Participate In Skills Canada Trades Event

MANITOUWADGE, ON – Last week Manitouwadge Public School Grade 7 and 8 students were treated to an amazing adventure at the Skills Canada Trades event in Marathon.  The students saw, and had [Read more]

High School Students Receive Conditional Offers

High School Students Receive Conditional Offers

THUNDER BAY, ON – Confederation College celebrated 43 grade 11 students today by awarding them with conditional offers of acceptance through its unique Confederation Bound: Early Acceptance [Read more]

Lake Superior High School Gets Googley!

Lake Superior High School Gets Googley!

Superior-Greenstone District School Board’s first Google Apps for Education Day was hosted  at Lake Superior High School on May 17th. The LSHS Google Day was made possible from funding provided by [Read more]

NOSM’s Summer Camp Application Deadline Extended to Friday

NOSM’s Summer Camp Application Deadline Extended to Friday

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) maintains a commitment to providing information to rural, remote, Indigenous, and Francophone youth about health careers.  This year NOSM will host [Read more]

Dorion/Nipigon/Red Rock Twp

21st Century Opportunities in Superior-Greenstone DSB

21st Century Opportunities in Superior-Greenstone DSB

Superior-Greenstone District School Board was recently host to Microsoft Education as they prepared to roll out Office 365 to our leadership team. Office 365 is also available to all learners in the Board. The O365 tools will provide all our learners with tools to demonstrate their learning, and increase opportunities for collaboration and communication. Superior-Greenstone [Read more]

Manitouwadge/Marathon

Grade 7 & 8 Students Participate In Skills Canada Trades Event

Grade 7 & 8 Students Participate In Skills Canada Trades Event

MANITOUWADGE, ON – Last week Manitouwadge Public School Grade 7 and 8 students were treated to an amazing adventure at the Skills Canada Trades event in Marathon.  The students saw, and had hands-on experience with, many of the different employment opportunities that are available to them as they plan their future careers.     [Read more]

Marathon OPP : Improper Disposal of Waste

Marathon OPP : Improper Disposal of Waste

MARATHON, ON – Over the past few weeks of May, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment has received several reports of discarded garbage. This garbage is being dumped in areas not allocated for waste disposal. The OPP are currently investigating several of these sites and charges are pending. Some these charges can include [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider : This Week’s New Releases/Trailers, Loyalty Card & More

#CrossoverInsider : This Week’s New Releases/Trailers, Loyalty Card & More

Rebel Wilson became a household name in 2012 when she starred as “Fat Amy” in the musical comedy “Pitch Perfect”. Since that time, the 36 year old Australian has had a number of scene stealing roles in various movies- including a reprising of her Fat Amy character in Pitch Perfect 2. This week, her comedic [Read more]

#Highway17 White River to Marathon — UPDATE

#Highway17 White River to Marathon — UPDATE

Ontario Provincial Police News PCC Thunder Bay   NORTHWESTERN, ON – Highway 17 Peninsula Road (Marathon) to White River is open (from @511ONNorthwest at 10:55pm 05-23-16) __________________ NORTHWESTERN, ON – Highway 17 Rous Lake; Highway 17 is closed from Peninsula Road (Marathon) to White River due to forest fire and smoke. [Read more]

Marathon OPP : Use of Off Road Vehicles on Roadways

Marathon OPP : Use of Off Road Vehicles on Roadways

MARATHON, ON – Due to the increase number of All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) and Off Road Vehicles/Side by Sides (ORV) at this time of year, Members of the Marathon/Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding ATV/ORV operators of the requirements to operate these in Ontario. The OPP are also asking the public to partner with [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider : This Week’s New Releases & Trailers + New Videogame Relased

#CrossoverInsider : This Week’s New Releases & Trailers + New Videogame Relased

Few actors have the enjoyed the career longevity and success as Robert De Niro. With 109 credits to his name spanning from 1965 to 2016, De Niro has proven to be a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. In 1974, he won his first Academy Award for his supporting role in “The Godfather Part [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider : New Release Trailers & Summaries; Loyalty Cards & Videogame New

#CrossoverInsider : New Release Trailers & Summaries; Loyalty Cards & Videogame New

Back in February, a superhero took the world by storm. It wasn’t Batman or Superman. It wasn’t Spider-Man either. This wasn’t your prototypical superhero- it was the foul-mouthed, burned-faced Deadpool. With Canadian Ryan Reynolds in the starring role, Deadpool smashed records with a 135 million dollar box office gross in its opening [Read more]

Greenstone

GREENSTONE Highway Condition Updates

GREENSTONE Highway Condition Updates

GREENSTONE, ON – James Bay (Kapuskasing) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise of the continued closure of Highway 11 between Hearst and Longlac due to a public safety concern created by forest fires along the highway.  Updates will be provided when available OntarioNewsNorth.com will share details and updates of the road advisory as [Read more]

911 Hang ups Tie-Up Officers

911 Hang ups Tie-Up Officers

GREENSTONE, ON – Have you ever thought about what happens when someone calls 911? This is something that very few citizens think of, yet it consumes a significant amount of resources for the police and other emergency services. When a person calls 911 an operator answers the phone and asks if the caller needs police, [Read more]

The Last Link Project

The Last Link Project

By Edgar J. Lavoie Completing the First Trans-Canada Highway in Ontario For 2018, a group of volunteers are organizing to commemorate an historic event that occurred in 1943. For the first time, a highway linked Eastern and Western Canada entirely on Canadian soil. In 1939, there was no highway link across Ontario between Quebec and [Read more]

Longlac’s Ben Gamache Voted to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

Longlac’s Ben Gamache Voted to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

Gamache and Belizario 1st Hockey Statesmen in 7yrs to Achieve Honour of Academic All District Team Hobart College hockey senior Ben Gamache (Longlac, Ontario) and junior Carl Belizario (Dorval, Quebec) were named to the 2016 Academic All-District 3 Men’s At-Large first team. Gamache and Belizario are the first hockey Statesmen to achieve this honor since Ryan [Read more]

#FalconsFlyNorth – A Cultural Learning Experience in Greenstone

#FalconsFlyNorth – A Cultural Learning Experience in Greenstone

Students from Toronto Catholic DSB Learn & Lead with Superior North Catholic DSB May 15-19, 2016 GERALDTON, ON – The Superior North Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce, in partnership with Toronto Catholic District School Board’s Adventure Learning Experiences Program, a collaborative effort that will bring secondary students from Toronto to the [Read more]

Law Enforcement

OPP Seek Public Assistance In Solving A Mischief

OPP Seek Public Assistance In Solving A Mischief

CHAPLEAU, ON – On Saturday May 14, 2016 at approximately 5:15 pm officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Chapleau Detachment were advised of a Mischief incident to an aluminum fuel storage tank which was located on Island lake road in the Moggy Township. The incident occurred sometime between Thursday October 15, 2015 [Read more]

Marathon OPP : Improper Disposal of Waste

Marathon OPP : Improper Disposal of Waste

MARATHON, ON – Over the past few weeks of May, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment has received several reports of discarded garbage. This garbage is being dumped in areas not allocated for waste disposal. The OPP are currently investigating several of these sites and charges are pending. Some these charges can include charges under [Read more]

#Highway17 White River to Marathon — UPDATE

#Highway17 White River to Marathon — UPDATE

Ontario Provincial Police News PCC Thunder Bay   NORTHWESTERN, ON – Highway 17 Peninsula Road (Marathon) to White River is open (from @511ONNorthwest at 10:55pm 05-23-16) __________________ NORTHWESTERN, ON – Highway 17 Rous Lake; Highway 17 is closed from Peninsula Road (Marathon) to White River due to forest fire and smoke. Reopening time unknown. __________________     [Read more]

GREENSTONE Highway Condition Updates

GREENSTONE Highway Condition Updates

GREENSTONE, ON – James Bay (Kapuskasing) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise of the continued closure of Highway 11 between Hearst and Longlac due to a public safety concern created by forest fires along the highway.  Updates will be provided when available OntarioNewsNorth.com will share details and updates of the road advisory as information is received [Read more]

OPP Searching For Missing Female At Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

OPP Searching For Missing Female At Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

THUNDER BAY, ON – On Thursday, May 19, 2016 at approximately, 10:20 pm, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were advised of a report of missing female at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. Dawn FORS, 55 years of age, from Thunder Bay ventured out onto the Thunder Bay Lookout Trail [Read more]

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