Northern Ontario Headlines

#CrossoverInsider : New Releases, Trailers and VSD RETURNS!

#CrossoverInsider : New Releases, Trailers and VSD RETURNS!

As the first day of fall officially greeted us on September 22nd, a fantastic summer filled with warm weather officially wrapped up. The fall season generally means cooler weather- which in turn means movie weather! With that in mind, this week is jam packed with new releases that should appeal to

Did Gov’t Know of Nipigon River Bridge Structural Problems Prior to It’s Opening? (Video)

Did Gov’t Know of Nipigon River Bridge Structural Problems Prior to It’s Opening? (Video)

Wynne government risked public safety by opening Nipigon River bridge despite knowing it had structural problems: NDP QUEEN’s PARK, ON – Today during Question Period, Michael Mantha, NDP northern development critic, and MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin, demanded answers from the Wynne government

-UPDATE- Marathon OPP Search for Missing Man

-UPDATE- Marathon OPP Search for Missing Man

  Male Located MARATHON, ON – On September 26, 2016 at approximately 12:49am Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was contacted regarding a missing 67-year–old male from Marathon identified as Greg WITZELL. The male had left his hunt camp, located 20 kms up the North Regan Road the

First Nations

Lakehead University appoints first Chair on Truth and Reconciliation

Lakehead University appoints first Chair on Truth and Reconciliation
THUNDER BAY, ON – Lakehead University’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Brian Stevenson, has appointed Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux as the University’s Chair on Truth and Reconciliation. This historic appointment takes effect immediately. Since July 2013, Dr. Wesley-Esquimaux has [Read more]

Wynne Liberals ignoring environmental disaster in Gogama (video)

Wynne Liberals ignoring environmental disaster in Gogama (video)
QUEEN’S PARK, ON – Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas called on the Wynne government to stop ignoring the ongoing environmental disaster in Gogama and order CN to remove all of the oil from the water.  “The people of Mattagami First Nation and Gogama were promised that their natural environment [Read more]

EDUCATION/School News

Nine New Members Appointed to NOSM Board of Directors

Nine New Members Appointed to NOSM Board of Directors

Outgoing Members Thanked for Outstanding Service Using a combination of web and teleconference connectivity across Northern Ontario, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held its Annual [Read more]

Franco-Ontarian Pride Celebrated at École Saint-Joseph in Blind River

Franco-Ontarian Pride Celebrated at École Saint-Joseph in Blind River

BLIND RIVER, ON – September 23 as part of Franco-Ontarian Day celebration, École Saint-Joseph presented a special gift to two outstanding community organizations. Honoured were the Ontario [Read more]

Lakehead’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law Graduates Called to the Bar

Lakehead’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law Graduates Called to the Bar

THUNDER BAY, ON – Thirty-six graduates from Lakehead University’s inaugural Bora Laskin Faculty of Law class were called to the Bar on Friday, Sept. 23. “This Call to the Bar was [Read more]

Lakehead University appoints first Chair on Truth and Reconciliation

Lakehead University appoints first Chair on Truth and Reconciliation

THUNDER BAY, ON – Lakehead University’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Brian Stevenson, has appointed Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux as the University’s Chair on Truth and [Read more]

Dorion/Nipigon/Red Rock Twp

Did Gov’t Know of Nipigon River Bridge Structural Problems Prior to It’s Opening? (Video)

Did Gov’t Know of Nipigon River Bridge Structural Problems Prior to It’s Opening? (Video)

Wynne government risked public safety by opening Nipigon River bridge despite knowing it had structural problems: NDP QUEEN’s PARK, ON – Today during Question Period, Michael Mantha, NDP northern development critic, and MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin, demanded answers from the Wynne government about why it endangered public safety by allowing the Nipigon bridge to open despite [Read more]

Manitouwadge/Marathon

#CrossoverInsider : New Releases, Trailers and VSD RETURNS!

#CrossoverInsider : New Releases, Trailers and VSD RETURNS!

As the first day of fall officially greeted us on September 22nd, a fantastic summer filled with warm weather officially wrapped up. The fall season generally means cooler weather- which in turn means movie weather! With that in mind, this week is jam packed with new releases that should appeal to a broad audience. Dwayne [Read more]

-UPDATE- Marathon OPP Search for Missing Man

-UPDATE- Marathon OPP Search for Missing Man

  Male Located MARATHON, ON – On September 26, 2016 at approximately 12:49am Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was contacted regarding a missing 67-year–old male from Marathon identified as Greg WITZELL. The male had left his hunt camp, located 20 kms up the North Regan Road the afternoon of September 25, 2016 on his ATV and [Read more]

Marathon OPP Search For Missing Hunter

Marathon OPP Search For Missing Hunter

MARATHON, ON – On September 26, 2016 at approximately 12:49am Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was contacted regarding a missing 67-year–old male from Marathon identified as Greg WITZELL. The male had left his hunt camp, located 20 kms up the North Regan Road the afternoon of September 25, 2016 on his ATV and had not returned [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider : #New Releases, Community Events + MORE!

#CrossoverInsider : #New Releases, Community Events + MORE!

A pair of sequels, each with much anticipation, make their debut on DVD and Blu-Ray this week. Back in 2014, we were introduced to Mac and Kelly, new parents who moved to a quiet neighborhood to peacefully raise their daughter- until Teddy Sanders and his fraternity move in next door. The college boys and the [Read more]

Glimpse Into Changing NWMO Plans at Conference Attended by Regional Representatives

Glimpse Into Changing NWMO Plans at Conference Attended by Regional Representatives

by Brennain Lloyd, Northwatch OTTAWA, ON – For north of Superior communities involved in the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s “Learn More” program, revisions to the design and layout of the NWMO’s nuclear waste burial plans might mean it’s more a case of “learn again” as the NWMO rolls out a substantially revised [Read more]

Mantha’s News from the Park

Mantha’s News from the Park

It’s time to brush the dust from my shoes gathered at all of the festivals, pow wows events, celebrations and meetings that I attended over the summer and head back to the Legislature. After all the conversations and meetings I had with many constituents this summer, clearly there is a lot of work to be [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider: New Releases, $100 Cash Winner, Trailers, Videogames & MORE!

#CrossoverInsider: New Releases, $100 Cash Winner, Trailers, Videogames & MORE!

Captain America is back- and this time he has a new foe in a former ally. Just a couple of months ago, superhero fans were thrown for a loop when Batman and Superman, two formidable heroes, were pitted against each other in the epic battle “Batman vs Superman”. The trend continues this week in Captain [Read more]

Greenstone

Greenstone Man Found Dead – Foul Play Not Suspected

Greenstone Man Found Dead – Foul Play Not Suspected

PAGWA, ON – On September 15, 2016, at approximately 12:08 a.m., the James Bay Detachments Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was advised of a missing male in the Village of Pagwa, Ontario. The OPP North East Region Emergency Response Team (ERT), the OPP North East Region Canine, the OPP Helicopter, the OPP Forensic Identification and Photographic [Read more]

Greenstone OPP Respond to Nuisance Bear Calls

Greenstone OPP Respond to Nuisance Bear Calls

  GREENSTONE, ON – Greenstone Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) and the Municipality of Greenstone are making efforts to trap bears that have been a nuisance in the town area.  Greenstone OPP, along with many other OPP detachments in the North West [Read more]

Ontario Supporting Critical Municipal and First Nation Infrastructure Projects

Ontario Supporting Critical Municipal and First Nation Infrastructure Projects

Ontario Supporting Critical Municipal and First Nation Infrastructure Projects Projects Will Help Grow Local Economies and Create Jobs Ontario and the federal government are investing over $88 million in 35 municipal and First Nation projects to build and repair critical infrastructure, help create jobs, and spur economic growth across the province through the Small [Read more]

Greenstone Theft of Motor Vehicles in Longlac

Greenstone Theft of Motor Vehicles in Longlac

GREENSTONE, ON – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Greenstone Detachment is investigating the theft of three tractor trailer units on the 6th of August, 2016, between 5:30pm and 7:00am on the property located at 1000 Picnic Point Road in the Municipality of Greenstone ward of Longlac. All three tractor trailer units were recovered during the [Read more]

Reading Club Fun Across Region and Olympic Spirit in Red Rock

Reading Club Fun Across Region and Olympic Spirit in Red Rock

RED ROCK, ON – The Red Rock Public Library (RRPL) is among the approximately 2000 public libraries across Canada responsible for delivering the national, bilingual TD Summer Reading Club program, led by Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada. As the name suggests, the program is possible with sponsorship generously provided by TD [Read more]

Law Enforcement

-UPDATE- Marathon OPP Search for Missing Man

-UPDATE- Marathon OPP Search for Missing Man

  Male Located MARATHON, ON – On September 26, 2016 at approximately 12:49am Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was contacted regarding a missing 67-year–old male from Marathon identified as Greg WITZELL. The male had left his hunt camp, located 20 kms up the North Regan Road the afternoon of September 25, 2016 on his ATV and [Read more]

New Commander for OPP North West Region

New Commander for OPP North West Region

THUNDER BAY, ON – Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superintendent Mark Pritchard, former Commander of the Aboriginal Policing Bureau at OPP General Headquarters, has been promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendent and named Commander of OPP North West Region. Chief Superintendent Pritchard fills the vacancy created by the retirement of the former Regional Commander, Darrell Smiley. [Read more]

Marathon OPP Search For Missing Hunter

Marathon OPP Search For Missing Hunter

MARATHON, ON – On September 26, 2016 at approximately 12:49am Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was contacted regarding a missing 67-year–old male from Marathon identified as Greg WITZELL. The male had left his hunt camp, located 20 kms up the North Regan Road the afternoon of September 25, 2016 on his ATV and had not returned [Read more]

TBay District Crime Stoppers – Crime of the Week – Theft (Nipigon)

  THUNDER BAY, ON – Thunder Bay District Crime Stoppers and the Ontario Provincial Police are asking for your help in solving a theft that occurred between September 9th and September 18th 2016 near McIntyre Bay of Lake Nipigon. Thieves attended Ferguson Creek and removed two brand new Lund boats with motors that were being [Read more]

Wawa OPP Charge Local Man with Threatening

Wawa OPP Charge Local Man with Threatening

WAWA, ON – On Saturday September 17, 2016 at approximately 2:30 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Wawa Detachment responded to a dispute between a male and female at a local Wawa residence. At the scene police spoke to all involved parties. As a result of this investigation police arrested and [Read more]

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