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Federal Gov’t Helps Meet Northwestern Ontario Labour Market Needs

Federal Gov’t Helps Meet Northwestern Ontario Labour Market Needs

THUNDER BAY, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor) – April 29, 2016, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Superior North, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development,

FedNor $1.6M Regional Funding Announcement Made In Wawa

FedNor $1.6M Regional Funding Announcement Made In Wawa

Investment Supports Business Development and Growth in the Superior East Region WAWA, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor) – APRIL 28, 2016, Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of

Marathon Community Wellness Challenge : Walk the Shores of Lake Superior

Marathon Community Wellness Challenge : Walk the Shores of Lake Superior

MARATHON, ON – May 2nd, the Marathon area communities will begin our seven week Community Challenge to increase our levels of daily physical activity. There has been a tremendous response from area residents with 48 teams (over 375 participants) participating, which makes up over 10% of our

First Nations

#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 [Read more]

New Environmental Group to Meet Next Week

New Environmental Group to Meet Next Week
A new environmental group for the Nipigon/Red Rock/Lake Helen/Rocky Bay area will be meeting at 7 p.m. on May 3rd at the Lake Helen Community Centre. The meeting will focus on Great Lakes microplastics, especially the small plastic “nurdles”, or beads, which have been washing up on [Read more]

EDUCATION/School News

Northern Ontario Colleges Are No.1

Northern Ontario Colleges Are No.1

TORONTO, ON – Key Performance Indicators (KPI) have been released from Colleges Ontario and the six Northern Ontario colleges have some of the highest rankings in the province. “The results [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 [Read more]

Maquette de l’histoire de la Première Guerre mondiale

Maquette de l’histoire de la Première Guerre mondiale

WAWA, ON – En faisant ses élèves reproduire l’histoire sur maquette, M. Mario Taillefer, enseignant d’histoire à l’École secondaire Saint-Joseph, a permis à ses élèves de mieux [Read more]

“Occupations Day” at MPS

“Occupations Day” at MPS

MANITOUWADGE, ON – This past Tuesday, the hallways and classrooms at Manitouwadge Public School (MPS) were filled with students representing doctors, dentists, ballerinas, construction [Read more]

Dorion/Nipigon/Red Rock Twp

Nurdles in Nipigon Bay: Local Microplastics Concern (Videos)

Nurdles in Nipigon Bay: Local Microplastics Concern (Videos)

CLICK ON VIDEO (above) TO WATCH (scroll past article for Part 2 of video below) What’s a nurdle? Glad you asked. Nurdles are a pre-production plastic pellet about 1 to 5mm in diameter, and they’re on the North Shore’s doorstep. The InfoSuperior Team learned of nurdles washing up on Lake Superior’s North Shore  from a [Read more]

Terrace Bay/Schreiber/ Rossport

Nurdles in Nipigon Bay: Local Microplastics Concern (Videos)

Nurdles in Nipigon Bay: Local Microplastics Concern (Videos)

CLICK ON VIDEO (above) TO WATCH (scroll past article for Part 2 of video below) What’s a nurdle? Glad you asked. Nurdles are a pre-production plastic pellet about 1 to 5mm in diameter, and they’re on the North Shore’s doorstep. The InfoSuperior Team learned of nurdles [Read more]

Manitouwadge/Marathon

Marathon Community Wellness Challenge : Walk the Shores of Lake Superior

Marathon Community Wellness Challenge : Walk the Shores of Lake Superior

MARATHON, ON – May 2nd, the Marathon area communities will begin our seven week Community Challenge to increase our levels of daily physical activity. There has been a tremendous response from area residents with 48 teams (over 375 participants) participating, which makes up over 10% of our population! The challenge is for each participant [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider : This Week’s #NewReleases & Trailers

#CrossoverInsider : This Week’s #NewReleases & Trailers

Kevin Hart has been a busy man over the last couple of years. Since 2014, the diminutive comedian has appeared in ten movies while also performing his stand up comedy routine across the world. In 2014, Hart starred alongside Ice Cube in “Ride Along”, a comedy portraying him as a hapless security guard desperately trying [Read more]

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

This week at Queen’s Park it became clear to families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder that Liberals have been ignoring expert advice not to abandon children with autism. The Wynne government is taking away essential treatment for children with autism, after a warning from experts today who said that would violate the code of [Read more]

“Occupations Day” at MPS

“Occupations Day” at MPS

MANITOUWADGE, ON – This past Tuesday, the hallways and classrooms at Manitouwadge Public School (MPS) were filled with students representing doctors, dentists, ballerinas, construction workers, scientists,  policemen and a multitude of other professionals.   The staff had to be on their best behavior as a young policewoman was [Read more]

Families of Children with ASD Fill Ontario Legistlature

Families of Children with ASD Fill Ontario Legistlature

It has been an emotional week at Queen’s Park with families and concerned Ontarians descending on the legislature to condemn the Liberal government’s many reckless actions. This past Tuesday, families of children with Autism Spectrum disorder filled the legislature during question period. New Democrats continued to press the Liberal government [Read more]

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

This past week, the NDP has been holding the Liberal government’s feet to the fire on a number of issues. After promising better costs for seniors, it become clear that the Liberal government’s budget would nearly double the deductible on prescriptions for seniors and cause higher co-payments each time they fill a prescription. My colleagues [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider This Week’s New Release Trailers, Videogames & More!

#CrossoverInsider This Week’s New Release Trailers, Videogames & More!

Movie lovers will be delighted to learn that some of the biggest movies of the year, actually some of the biggest movies ever, will be releasing over the next few weeks. Not a day goes by where we don’t get asked about “The Revenant”, the big budget adventure film which landed Leonardo DiCraprio his first [Read more]

Greenstone

#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]

Benton Stakes Iron Duke Gold Project in Sturgeon Lake Greenstone Belt

Benton Stakes Iron Duke Gold Project in Sturgeon Lake Greenstone Belt

THUNDER BAY, ON-Marketwired – Benton Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BEX) (“Benton” or “the Company”) would like to announce that the Company has acquired a 100% interest through staking in the Iron Duke gold project located 20km east of the past producing Mattabi/Sturgeon Lake base metal deposits and 30km south of the past producing St. Anthony [Read more]

Safety Tips When Walking on the Streets

Safety Tips When Walking on the Streets

From the Editor: Days are getting longer, temperatures are rising (or trying to) and naturally, this results in larger numbers of Northern Ontario residents taking advantage of getting regular exercise outdoors. In my community, Manitouwadge, I’ve definitely notice a rise in the numbers of people I see out walking in recent weeks – in spite of [Read more]

Longlac, Dubreuilville & Marathon Among CSPGNO Tour Communities

Longlac, Dubreuilville & Marathon Among CSPGNO Tour Communities

​Tournée HAUT et FORT Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario (CSPGNO) has launched a new tour in its secondary schools: “La tournée HAUT et FORT”. The aim of this tour is to raise awareness about the various challenges faced by members of the LGBT+ community and to foster an atmosphere of inclusiveness, tolerance [Read more]

Historic Headframe to be Sold & Demolished

Historic Headframe to be Sold & Demolished

GREENSTONE, ON – The regular meeting of Greenstone Municipal Council will consider the following motion on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, starting at 6:30 p.m.: “THAT By-Law16-22, being a By-law to enter into an Option to Purchase Agreement between the Corporation of the Municipality of Greenstone and Greenstone Gold Mines GP Inc. for the Headframe be [Read more]

Law Enforcement

NAPS’ Response to Attawapiskat State of Emergency

NAPS’ Response to Attawapiskat State of Emergency

ATTAWAPISKAT, ON – Since the declaration of emergency by the Attawapiskat First Nation, the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) has and continues to respond to calls of emergency in addition to regular calls for service. Mental Health calls for service are being addressed with appropriate police response in conjunction with medical services. NAPS has deployed additional [Read more]

Superior East Wawa OPP Seek Public Assistance Solving Theft

Superior East Wawa OPP Seek Public Assistance Solving Theft

WAWA, ON – On Thursday April 14, 2016 at approximately 5:38 pm officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Wawa Detachment were advised of a theft. The incident took place at a local Wawa business. Taken was a red Road Vault 450 litres fuel tank model # 264611 and a 12v heavy duty [Read more]

NDP : Did Liberal Cabinet fundraising break the law?

NDP : Did Liberal Cabinet fundraising break the law?

QUEEN’S PARK, ON  – Ontario New Democrat Deputy Leader Jagmeet Singh, (MPP, Bramalea-Gore-Malton) says Kathleen Wynne’s system of requiring Cabinet Ministers to use their ministerial portfolios in a fundraising quota scheme may have broken Ontario’s integrity laws. Singh has requested that Ontario’s Integrity Commissioner investigate a fundraiser held by Ontario’s Ministers of Finance and Energy [Read more]

$8,250 in Fines for Hunting Offences

$8,250 in Fines for Hunting Offences

  Two Thunder Bay residents have been fined a total of $8,250 for hunting deer without a licence and careless hunting. Joseph M. Doerflinger and Darragh M. Stezenko both pleaded guilty to discharging a firearm down, from or across a public road. Additionally, Doerflinger pleaded guilty to trespassing to hunt.  Doerflinger was fined $6,000 and [Read more]

Infant Death Investigation in Eabametoong First Nation

Infant Death Investigation in Eabametoong First Nation

THUNDER BAY, ON – In OPP jurisdiction, the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) is mandated to provide Major Case Management and oversight in all death investigations of children 5 years of age and under. On March 13, 2016, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was requested to assist Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) in relation to the death of [Read more]

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