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Civic Holiday is well worth celebrating

Civic Holiday is well worth celebrating

Though a lot of people associate the Civic Holiday with another day away from work, it’s come to be so much more than that. Celebrated the first Monday in August, the Civic Holiday is notorious for summer gatherings, picnics, and BBQ’s. And with right reason. This day is to recognize and

Ontario Invests in Small Businesses in the Northeast

Ontario Invests in Small Businesses in the Northeast

Province Supporting Job Creation, Growing Regional Economy Ontario is supporting business development in the Northeast by helping local companies expand operations and increase revenues. With an investment of nearly $1 million through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), the

Letter to the Editor : Gov’t Incompetence with ACR Train

Letter to the Editor : Gov’t Incompetence with ACR Train

Share your opinions by mailing Letters to the Editor to Editor@OntarioNewsNorth.com. *Please see below or CLICK HERE for important information regarding terms of publication, necessary info and disclaimer regarding Letters to the Editor content. The views and opinions expressed in Letters to the

First Nations

Joint Statement RE: Mercury Poisoning of Grassy Narrows First Nation

Joint Statement RE: Mercury Poisoning of Grassy Narrows First Nation
Ontario NDP Environment Critic Indigenous Affairs CriticJoint Statement by Peter Tabuns,  France Gélinas, and MPP for Kenora-Rainy River Sarah Campbell QUEEN’s PARK, ON  – “In light of the latest revelations that the federal government has been holding on to thirty year-old data that [Read more]

Hughes on Mistakes Made by Gov’t Re: Algoma Passenger Train

Hughes on Mistakes Made by Gov’t Re: Algoma Passenger Train
Liberals Happy to Repeat Conservative’s Mistake on Algoma Passenger Train: Hughes SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Despite the fact that the Algoma Passenger train is a proven boon to the Northern Ontario economy, the Liberal government is content to live with their predecessor’s mistakes, says [Read more]

Canada’s Minister of Status of Women : Firsts and Priorities

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EDUCATION/School News

Young Ontarians Set Volunteer Record

Young Ontarians Set Volunteer Record

Province Celebrates Outstanding ChangeTheWorld Campaign More than 67,000 young Ontarians participated in the 2016 ChangeTheWorld – Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge – setting a new [Read more]

Native Child and Family Services Program Earns Approval as Social Service Worker Equivalent

Native Child and Family Services Program Earns Approval as Social Service Worker Equivalent

THUNDER BAY, ON – The Native Child and Family Services program at Confederation College has earned approval as a program equivalent to a Social Service Worker program. This approval was issued by [Read more]

NOSM Hosting MD Program Information Session

NOSM Hosting MD Program Information Session

NOSM to Host an MD Program Information Session The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) will be hosting an information session for individuals interested in applying to the MD Program. Learn [Read more]

OLOL Welcomes New Principal

OLOL Welcomes New Principal

MANITOUWADGE, ON – The Superior North Catholic District School Board (SNCDSB) has announced that Daniel Stargratt has accepted the position of Principal at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic [Read more]

Terrace Bay/Schreiber/ Rossport

North Shore Singers Support Conductor Gerry Price Battling Cancer

North Shore Singers Support Conductor Gerry Price Battling Cancer

TERRACE BAY/SCHREIBER, ON – The North Shore Singers (NSS), which has included the talents of residents from Marathon, Terrace Bay, Schreiber and Rossport, delighted audiences across the Northshore and Greenstone at their concerts from 2007 to 2014 . Unfortunately [Read more]

Dorion/Nipigon/Red Rock Twp

Red Rock Celebrates

Red Rock Celebrates

RED ROCK, ON – Red Rock’s 2016 Canada Day celebrations was a huge success. The festivities were held at the beautiful Red Rock Marina waterfront. The day started with a delicious brunch hosted by the Red Rock Royal Canadian Legion. The afternoon events began at 3:00 with the 2nd Annual Canada Day Fun Run. The [Read more]

White River/Dubreuilville

Civic Holiday is well worth celebrating

Civic Holiday is well worth celebrating

Though a lot of people associate the Civic Holiday with another day away from work, it’s come to be so much more than that. Celebrated the first Monday in August, the Civic Holiday is notorious for summer gatherings, picnics, and BBQ’s. And with right reason. This day [Read more]

Manitouwadge/Marathon

Anonymous Resident Donates 50/50 Winnings

Anonymous Resident Donates 50/50 Winnings

Fundraising for New Cardiac Monitoring System Under Way MANITOUWADGE, ON – On Canada Day, the Manitouwadge Hospital Auxiliary drew the ticket for their annual 50/50 fundraiser. And the winner is… Well that is where things took a bit of a twist.  The winner is a mystery because of how the ticket was sold.  Linda was at her [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider : #NewReleases in Marathon/Manitouwadge This Week

#CrossoverInsider : #NewReleases in Marathon/Manitouwadge This Week

Superhero movies seem to be the big rage these days. While notable characters such as Spider-Man, Superman, Batman and Iron Man have been appearing on screen for many years, it wasn’t until more recently when large collaborations of superheroes began appearing together. The Avengers series tested this formula and it the fans responded by [Read more]

ATV Fun in Manitouwadge

ATV Fun in Manitouwadge

MANITOUWADGE, ON – Saturday, July 16 Manitouwadge’s 2nd Annual ATV Jamboree saw off road enthusiasts gather to face the challenge of approximately 175km of off-road trail excitement.  The weather was ideal, sunny, warm and dry. Registered participants, event organizers and volunteers enjoyed suppers Friday in the basement of Our [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider : New Release Trailers + Coffee at Crossover?

#CrossoverInsider : New Release Trailers + Coffee at Crossover?

When “Heaven is For Real” released in 2014, it seemingly brought to the forefront a movie audience that often gets overlooked- the religious crowd. With a box office tally of well over 100 million dollars, “Heaven is For Real” proved that this demographic was indeed hungry for more content leading to the release of a [Read more]

Exploring Public Transportation in Northern Ontario – Share Your Input

Exploring Public Transportation in Northern Ontario – Share Your Input

Winter, summer, spring and fall, one of the most common topics for calls and letters my office receives is in regard to transportation concerns. This isn’t surprising given that so many of us have to travel often for business, recreation, medical and other reasons. People contact me to express concerns about winter maintenance, road maintenance, [Read more]

Federal Investment Supports Recreation Infrastructure Improvements in Marathon

Federal Investment Supports Recreation Infrastructure Improvements in Marathon

MARATHON, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor) – The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Superior North, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for [Read more]

MP Patty Hajdu visits Marathon, Manitouwadge, and Pic River

MP Patty Hajdu visits Marathon, Manitouwadge, and Pic River

*Edited from provided release MARATHON, ON – The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North travels the North Shore this week to visit Marathon, Manitouwadge, and Pic River. MP Hajdu spent the day in Manitouwadge today, meeting with Mayor Major and visiting with businesses and residents in the downtown core. [Read more]

Greenstone

Funding Pumping Station Upgrades in Greenstone

Funding Pumping Station Upgrades in Greenstone

Province Creating Jobs, Building Up Critical Infrastructure in Small, Rural and Northern Communities Ontario is providing the Municipality of Greenstone with up to $990,000 to upgrade the wastewater system at Picnic Point Pumping Station through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund– one of 59 approved projects across the province that will receive new funding. [Read more]

Manitouwadge OPP Seeking Assistance from Public

Manitouwadge OPP Seeking Assistance from Public

MARATHON, ON – The Manitouwadge Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a male that was last seen on Mair Camp Road, near Caramat, Ontario. The OPP is attempting to locate and identify this male who got off the train near the town of Caramat on July 2, [Read more]

Native Child and Family Services Program Earns Approval as Social Service Worker Equivalent

Native Child and Family Services Program Earns Approval as Social Service Worker Equivalent

THUNDER BAY, ON – The Native Child and Family Services program at Confederation College has earned approval as a program equivalent to a Social Service Worker program. This approval was issued by the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers after a comprehensive review process and means graduates from 2015 and 2016, and [Read more]

Ontario NDP Transportation Critic RE: Nipigon Bridge report

Ontario NDP Transportation Critic RE: Nipigon Bridge report

“The Nipigon Bridge failed seven months ago, in January. The Ministry has two reports on what went wrong. People deserve to know what is in those reports, and what’s being done to fix the problems so this doesn’t happen again, and won’t happen elsewhere. Ontarians shouldn’t have to wait until next fall to learn why [Read more]

New Detachment Commander for Greenstone OPP

New Detachment Commander for Greenstone OPP

GREENSTONE, ON–  Superintendent Darrell Smiley, Regional Commander of the North West Region Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the communities of Greenstone, are pleased to announce that Staff Sergeant Al Gordon has taken up his position as the new Detachment Commander of Greenstone OPP. Staff Sergeant Al Gordon, formerly of Elgin Detachment, began his career in [Read more]

Law Enforcement

White RIver Male Charged with Assault

White RIver Male Charged with Assault

WAWA, ON – On Friday July 08, 2016 at approximately 2:00 am members of the Superior East White River Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a White River address regarding an assault. Investigation revealed that a male had entered the residence and once inside assaulted another male. As a result of this [Read more]

Hornepayne Man Charged with Breaching Conditions

Hornepayne Man Charged with Breaching Conditions

HORNEPAYNE, ON – On Tuesday July 12, 2016 at approximately 10:10 pm members of the Superior East Hornepayne Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a Hornepayne residence regarding a male breaching his conditions. Investigation revealed that the male had been convicted in Hornepayne Criminal Court in March of 2016 and was placed [Read more]

OPP Seek Public Assistance in Solving a Break and Enter

OPP Seek Public Assistance in Solving a Break and Enter

CHAPLEAU, ON – On Sunday July 10, 2016 at approximately 10:10 pm officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Chapleau Detachment were advised of a Break and Enter and mischief incident which had taken place at a Sultan residence. Investigation revealed tha the suspect gained entry to the residence by braking a front [Read more]

Safety of Communities a Priority for NAPS Chair and Chief

Safety of Communities a Priority for NAPS Chair and Chief

THUNDER BAY, ON – Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) Board Chair Mike Metatawabin and NAPS Chief of Police Terry Armstrong react to today’s news that NAPS Officers voted to go on strike. While NAPS officers are not currently on strike, within approximately 3-4 weeks, NAPS officers may be in a legal position to strike. NAPS Chair Mike Metatawabin [Read more]

Single Vehicle Rollover Results in Multiple Injuries

Single Vehicle Rollover Results in Multiple Injuries

WAWA, ON – Sunday July 10, 2016 at approximately 2:40 pm, members of the Superior East Wawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a single motor vehicle rollover on Highway 17 near the Crescent Lake in the Peever Township. Officers attended the scene and confirmed there were multiple injuries to the [Read more]

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