Northern Ontario Headlines

Barrick Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Barrick Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index

All amounts expressed in U.S. dollars TORONTO, ON — Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX)(TSX:ABX) (Barrick or the “Company”) announced Tuesday (September 12, 2017) that the Company has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the 10th consecutive year. The Company

Chapleau OPP Charge Oshawa Man with Drug Offence

Chapleau OPP Charge Oshawa Man with Drug Offence

WAWA, ON – On Monday September 11 2017, at approximately 5:50 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Chapleau Detachment had occasion to stop a motor vehicle travelling on Highway 129 in the Nimitz Township District of Sudbury for a traffic violation. During the stop

Future of Species at Risk Policy a Question of Credibility

Future of Species at Risk Policy a Question of Credibility

Ontario Forestry Coalition Says Fact-Based Arguments Should Trump Emotional Rhetoric KAPUSKASING, ON – A coalition of municipal leaders, chambers of commerce, unions, and the forest sector are raising alarm bells that draft provincial species at risk policy will jeopardize jobs in northern and

Indigenous Affairs

Northern First Nations Leadership clarify involvement in Infrastructure Development following Province’s Ring of Fire Announcement.

Northern First Nations Leadership clarify involvement in Infrastructure Development following Province’s Ring of Fire Announcement.
THUNDER BAY, ON – Leaders from Webequie and Nibinamik First Nations are clarifying their position for community members and neighbouring communities today following the recent announcement by the Province of Ontario with Premier Kathleen Wynne. The two participating First Nations have signed [Read more]

Ontario and Anishinabek Nation Sign Historic Education Agreement

Ontario and Anishinabek Nation Sign Historic Education Agreement
Province Working in Partnership with First Nations to Support Student Achievement An historic education agreement will support the achievement and well-being of Anishinabek students through enhanced collaboration between the participating First Nations and the Government of Ontario. Mitzie Hunter, [Read more]

EDUCATION/School News

Superior-Greenstone District School Board and Child Care Funding Update

Superior-Greenstone District School Board and Child Care Funding Update

MARATHON, ON – Child care programs are a key component of the Superior-Greenstone District School Board’s vision for a seamless and integrated system of programs and services. Following a funding [Read more]

New and Improved Schools Opening Across Ontario this Fall

New and Improved Schools Opening Across Ontario this Fall

54 Major Renovations, Additions and New Schools Will Support Student Learning Students across Ontario will be returning to class in new and improved learning spaces, with more than 50 new and [Read more]

Lakehead’s Fall Orientation helps students transition to university

Lakehead’s Fall Orientation helps students transition to university

THUNDER BAY, ON – It’s not too late to apply to Lakehead University – applications will be accepted for most programs until the first week of September. If you are accepted, the [Read more]

School Bus Safety Programs for 1st-Time Riders Across Northshore

School Bus Safety Programs for 1st-Time Riders Across Northshore

Bus Routing Information for students from ALL SCHOOL BOARDS in listed communities 2017-18 First Rider program The East of Thunder Bay Transportation Consortium will once again be holding its 2017 [Read more]

Dorion/Nipigon/Red Rock Twp

Nipigon OPP Abduction Attempt Investigation

Nipigon OPP Abduction Attempt Investigation

NIPIGON, ON – Members of the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are requesting assistance to help identify a suspect involved in an attempted abduction.  On Friday, September 1, 2017 at approximately 10:00pm, an unknown male grabbed a 9 year old in the Newton Street area in the town of Nipigon. The child was safely able to [Read more]

Manitouwadge/Marathon

Barrick Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Barrick Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index

All amounts expressed in U.S. dollars TORONTO, ON — Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX)(TSX:ABX) (Barrick or the “Company”) announced Tuesday (September 12, 2017) that the Company has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the 10th consecutive year. The Company was also included in the Dow Jones Sustainability [Read more]

Marathon OPP: Fatal Collision Highway 17

Marathon OPP: Fatal Collision Highway 17

MARATHON, ON – On September 7, 2017 at approximately 5:50 p.m. members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision (MVC) at the junction of Peninsula Road (Highway 626) and Highway 17, Marathon Township. A Tractor Trailer (TT) was traveling eastbound on Highway 17 passing two other TT’s that [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider – New Release Trailers, New Videogame, $50 GC Winner!

#CrossoverInsider – New Release Trailers, New Videogame, $50 GC Winner!

The bond between people and their dogs is only understandable to those who have dogs. A dog becomes a part of the family. Sometimes your dog might be your best friend. Earlier this year, viewers were introduced to the life of canines through the eyes on the dog itself. “A Dog’s Purpose” has been a [Read more]

Superior-Greenstone District School Board and Child Care Funding Update

Superior-Greenstone District School Board and Child Care Funding Update

MARATHON, ON – Child care programs are a key component of the Superior-Greenstone District School Board’s vision for a seamless and integrated system of programs and services. Following a funding announcement in February that would see the Geraldton Child Care and Best Start Center relocated in the B.A. Parker/Geraldton Composite High School [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider: This Week’s New Movie & Video Game Releases + Trailers

#CrossoverInsider: This Week’s New Movie & Video Game Releases + Trailers

Back in the early 90’s, a team of “easy on the eye” lifeguards took TV viewing audiences by storm. The somewhat cheesy “Baywatch” told the story of Mitch, Stephanie, CJ and crew as they protected their crowded recreational beach from a number of potential dangers. The show, which ran for 11 seasons, would also turn [Read more]

School Bus Safety Programs for 1st-Time Riders Across Northshore

School Bus Safety Programs for 1st-Time Riders Across Northshore

Bus Routing Information for students from ALL SCHOOL BOARDS in listed communities 2017-18 First Rider program The East of Thunder Bay Transportation Consortium will once again be holding its 2017 first rider program for all new JK students in the following areas: Geraldton/Longlac area: Nakina: St. Brigid Catholic School, Wednesday August 30th, [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider: This Week’s New Release Trailers AND Newly Released Videogame

#CrossoverInsider: This Week’s New Release Trailers AND Newly Released Videogame

Back in 2014, movie audiences were introduced to a rag tag group of intergalactic criminals who were forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. It didn’t take long for the loveable criminals to become household names as Peter Quill, Groot, Drax and crew blast into theatres at [Read more]

Greenstone

Future of Species at Risk Policy a Question of Credibility

Future of Species at Risk Policy a Question of Credibility

Ontario Forestry Coalition Says Fact-Based Arguments Should Trump Emotional Rhetoric KAPUSKASING, ON – A coalition of municipal leaders, chambers of commerce, unions, and the forest sector are raising alarm bells that draft provincial species at risk policy will jeopardize jobs in northern and rural Ontario. The Ontario Forestry Coalition had repeatedly requested that [Read more]

Primary Forest Resource Road to be Closed (Fermeture de route)

Primary Forest Resource Road to be Closed (Fermeture de route)

Version française ci-dessous The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry advises that a section of a primary forest resource road south of Longlac and north of Terrace Bay, in Nipigon District, will be closed for bridge repairs. A portion of Catlonite Road will be barricaded while repairs are underway. Road access through the site will [Read more]

Greenstone Man Charged with Impaired Driving

Greenstone Man Charged with Impaired Driving

GREENSTONE, ON – On September 5, 2017, at 5:25 pm, Greenstone Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call reporting a male who was believed to be intoxicated diving off from the Fresh Mart grocery store located in Longlac, Ontario. The driver was located and failed a roadside screening with an approved screening device (ASD). Subsequently, [Read more]

$6,000 in Fines for Shooting Trophy Bear at Dump  $6,000 in Fines for Shooting Trophy Bear at Dump

$6,000 in Fines for Shooting Trophy Bear at Dump $6,000 in Fines for Shooting Trophy Bear at Dump

A Longlac man has been fined $6,000 under the Fish and Wildlife Act and Regulations for offences committed hunting a black bear. Michael A. Gauthier was convicted after a trial and fined $5,000 for hunting black bear within 400 metres of a waste disposal site. He was also fined $1,000 for possessing wildlife illegally taken.  [Read more]

Superior-Greenstone District School Board and Child Care Funding Update

Superior-Greenstone District School Board and Child Care Funding Update

MARATHON, ON – Child care programs are a key component of the Superior-Greenstone District School Board’s vision for a seamless and integrated system of programs and services. Following a funding announcement in February that would see the Geraldton Child Care and Best Start Center relocated in the B.A. Parker/Geraldton Composite High School complex, the school [Read more]

Law Enforcement

Chapleau OPP Charge Oshawa Man with Drug Offence

Chapleau OPP Charge Oshawa Man with Drug Offence

WAWA, ON – On Monday September 11 2017, at approximately 5:50 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Chapleau Detachment had occasion to stop a motor vehicle travelling on Highway 129 in the Nimitz Township District of Sudbury for a traffic violation. During the stop police located a small quantity of Marihuana. As [Read more]

OPP Officer Charged

OPP Officer Charged

SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON – On September 8, 2017, investigators with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Professional Standards Bureau and the North West Region Crime Unit charged an OPP officer as a result of an investigation into an incident that occurred while the member was off duty. The provincial constable, a 10 year veteran, assigned to the [Read more]

OPP Charge Hornepayne Man with Drug Offence

OPP Charge Hornepayne Man with Drug Offence

WAWA, ON – On Saturday September 9, 2017, at approximately 11:30 am members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Hornepayne Detachment had occasion to investigate and interview a local Hornepayne male. During the investigation police located a quantity of marihuana. As a result a man  aged 22 of Hornepayne, Ontario was [Read more]

Greenstone Man Charged with Impaired Driving

Greenstone Man Charged with Impaired Driving

GREENSTONE, ON – On September 5, 2017, at 5:25 pm, Greenstone Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call reporting a male who was believed to be intoxicated diving off from the Fresh Mart grocery store located in Longlac, Ontario. The driver was located and failed a roadside screening with an approved screening device (ASD). Subsequently, [Read more]

Marathon OPP: Fatal Collision Highway 17

Marathon OPP: Fatal Collision Highway 17

MARATHON, ON – On September 7, 2017 at approximately 5:50 p.m. members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision (MVC) at the junction of Peninsula Road (Highway 626) and Highway 17, Marathon Township. A Tractor Trailer (TT) was traveling eastbound on Highway 17 passing two other TT’s that were also [Read more]

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