Northern Ontario Headlines

Ontario Celebrates Second Annual Christmas Tree Day

Ontario Celebrates Second Annual Christmas Tree Day

Province Encouraging People to Support Local Tree Farms This Christmas Ontario is celebrating the first anniversary of its official Christmas Tree Day and the hardworking farmers that help people across the province deck the halls with local trees and greenery each year. December 2, Minister of

NDP Election Bribery Bill Passes Second Vote

NDP Election Bribery Bill Passes Second Vote

More Questions Raised For Liberals QUEEN’S PARK, ON – NDP House Leader Gilles Bisson says successful second reading of his Putting Voters First Act puts the governing Wynne Liberals between a rock and a hard place. The Act, which would make it illegal to “apply for, accept or agree to

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

New Democrats have been declaring for well over ten years that, as Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet, “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” It doesn’t take a political science degree to know this and recognize that the pungency of this aroma has increased month after month and year after

First Nations

Ontario Working Towards Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

Ontario Working Towards Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples
New Elders Council and Gladue Summit Contributing to a More Responsive Justice System Ontario has established a new Elders Council that will provide advice to the Attorney General to make the justice system more responsive to the needs of Indigenous people and support the reclamation of Indigenous [Read more]

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission and Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs Sign Agreement

HAZELTON, BC – Marketwired- TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) today announced that its Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project (PRGT) has signed a project agreement with 12 hereditary chiefs of the Gitxsan Nation. The hereditary chiefs each represent a Wilp (house [Read more]

EDUCATION/School News

OLOL Girls Volleyball Dominate in Marathon

OLOL Girls Volleyball Dominate in Marathon

Thanks to parent Rick Lafreniere for submitting photos/info regarding the tournament. In Marathon today  (Nov.2016) with local parents watching the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School boys and [Read more]

À l’école Saint-Joseph, on bouffe pour une bonne cause !

À l’école Saint-Joseph, on bouffe pour une bonne cause !

WAWA, ON – Le projet de bien manger pour appuyer une bonne cause a connu un grand succès à l’école Saint-Joseph. Cette année, l’école a choisi d’aider le Christmas Hamper Fund [Read more]

SGDSB Codes Week 1 Winners – Schreiber Public

SGDSB Codes Week 1 Winners – Schreiber Public

SCHREIBER, ON – Schreiber Public School Students in Mrs. Buchan’s 6-7-8 class  and Mrs. Scott’s 3-4-5 class  were the winners of our #SGDSBCODES week one challenge! Staff across [Read more]

Merci Michel ! Une retraite bien méritée!

Merci Michel ! Une retraite bien méritée!

CHAPLEAU, ON – Après plus de 36 années de service comme concierge au sein de l’école Sacré-Cœur, Michel Morin prend sa retraite aujourd’hui – le 30 novembre 2016. Nous lui [Read more]

Dorion/Nipigon/Red Rock Twp

Nipigon OPP Seize Contraband Tobacco

Nipigon OPP Seize Contraband Tobacco

NIPIGON, ON – On November 2, 2016 at approximately 11:40 am, members of the Schreiber Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on Highway 17. An investigation revealed he was transporting a quantity of unmarked cigarettes. A search of the vehicle revealed approximately 100,000 illegal cigarettes, with an approximate street value [Read more]

Manitouwadge/Marathon

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

New Democrats have been declaring for well over ten years that, as Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet, “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” It doesn’t take a political science degree to know this and recognize that the pungency of this aroma has increased month after month and year after year under Liberal Government. And [Read more]

OLOL Girls Volleyball Dominate in Marathon

OLOL Girls Volleyball Dominate in Marathon

Thanks to parent Rick Lafreniere for submitting photos/info regarding the tournament. In Marathon today  (Nov.2016) with local parents watching the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School boys and girls volleyball teams take a run at winning the 2016 Margaret Twomey Public School (MTPS) tournament held in Marathon. The school itself was beautiful [Read more]

OPP Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision South of Manitouwadge

OPP Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision South of Manitouwadge

MANITOUWADGE, ON – On December 2, 2016 at approximately 5:15pm officers from the Manitouwadge/Marathon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a two vehicle collision involving two pickup trucks on Highway 614 approximately 16 km south of Manitouwadge. Police and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) attended the [Read more]

UPDATE : 614 Closed – Detours Available

UPDATE : 614 Closed – Detours Available

MANITOUWADGE, ON – Hwy 614 in Manitouwadge has now reopened. Cleanup of the MVC is complete. _____________________________ 12.02.16 MANITOUWADGE, ON – Highway 614 is currently closed due to a collision, approx. 16 km’s south of Manitouwadge. A detour has been set up using Lampson , Twist and Camp 70 roads.    [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider : New Release Movies & Games, EPIC Christmas Gifting List & More!

#CrossoverInsider : New Release Movies & Games, EPIC Christmas Gifting List & More!

It seems hard to fathom that in less than 30 days Christmas will have come and gone. In addition to the new releases each week, we’ve been quite busy filling our shelves with all of kinds of great gift ideas for everyone and anyone in the family! Focusing back now on new movies, this week [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider : New Release Trailers, December Sneak Peek, Win In-Store

#CrossoverInsider : New Release Trailers, December Sneak Peek, Win In-Store

Imagine being in your twenties, working a job that you hate and finding out that your girlfriend is unexpectedly pregnant with your first child. How will you support this child? Will things ever get better? These are just a couple of the questions facing young David Packouz in this week’s headline new release- War Dogs. [Read more]

OPP Seek Public Assistance In Locating Missing Male

OPP Seek Public Assistance In Locating Missing Male

OPP Seek Public Assistance In Locating Missing Male WAWA, ON – On Friday November 18, 2016 at approximately 3:57 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Wawa Detachment responded to a report of a missing male from the Dubreuilville Ontario area. OPP investigation has so far revealed that Brendon ZOTTER, a 26 year [Read more]

Greenstone

UPDATE:  Longlac Mischief Spree – Third Youth Charged

UPDATE: Longlac Mischief Spree – Third Youth Charged

GREENSTONE, ON– The continuing investigation of the Greenstone Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) into a string of tire slashings that occurred in Longlac, Ontario on the night of November 5, 2016 has resulted in further charges.  Two 14 year old female youths were arrested on November 16, 2016. One of the youths was [Read more]

UPDATE OPP Investigate Vehicle Collision East of Longlac

UPDATE OPP Investigate Vehicle Collision East of Longlac

Driver Deceased GREENSTONE, ON – November 16, 2016 at approximately 10:30am officers from the Greenstone Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a two vehicle collision involving an SUV and a tractor trailer unit on Highway 11 approximately 65 km east of Longlac at North Pagwachuan River. Highway 11 west of [Read more]

Greenstone Road Closure for Rail Maintenance

Greenstone Road Closure for Rail Maintenance

GREENSTONE, ON – Due to railway maintenance Picnic Point Road crossing in Longlac, Ontario, will be closed on Monday, November 21st, 2016, from approximately 7:00 am to 6:00 pm or as work requires. For the Longlac road closure please use Blueberry Road located off Highway 11 Just East of Longlac, Ontario. Please do not call [Read more]

OPP Food Drive to Support Greenstone Harvest Centre

OPP Food Drive to Support Greenstone Harvest Centre

8th Annual Stuff-a-Cruiser GREENSTONE, ON – Saturday, December 10, 2016, officers from the Greenstone Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) as well as members of the Superior North Emergency Medical Service (SNEMS) will be collecting food and other items in support of the Greenstone Harvest Centre, the local food bank which provides support to [Read more]

Greenstone Firearms Stolen From Truck: Police Seek Information

Greenstone Firearms Stolen From Truck: Police Seek Information

GREENSTONE, ON –  Greenstone OPP are currently investigating the theft of a 12 gauge shotgun and a 30-06 rifle from a pickup truck.  On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016, Greenstone were contacted by the vehicle owner.  Police learned that the vehicle had been parked on Fourth Avenue SW in Geraldton, Ontario at approximately 6:00 pm on [Read more]

Law Enforcement

NDP Election Bribery Bill Passes Second Vote

NDP Election Bribery Bill Passes Second Vote

More Questions Raised For Liberals QUEEN’S PARK, ON – NDP House Leader Gilles Bisson says successful second reading of his Putting Voters First Act puts the governing Wynne Liberals between a rock and a hard place. The Act, which would make it illegal to “apply for, accept or agree to accept” a bribe in return [Read more]

Wawa OPP : Traffic Delays Possible Monday Dec. 5

Wawa OPP : Traffic Delays Possible Monday Dec. 5

OPP Advise Motorists to Prepare and Be Patient WAWA, ON – The Superior East Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is warning area motorists to be aware of potential traffic delays during their travels on Highway 17 near the Pinewood Drive entrance south of the town of Wawa, Monday, December 5, 2016 between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and [Read more]

OPP Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision South of Manitouwadge

OPP Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision South of Manitouwadge

MANITOUWADGE, ON – On December 2, 2016 at approximately 5:15pm officers from the Manitouwadge/Marathon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a two vehicle collision involving two pickup trucks on Highway 614 approximately 16 km south of Manitouwadge. Police and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) attended the scene and determined that a [Read more]

Wawa Man Charged with Drug Offences

Wawa Man Charged with Drug Offences

WAWA, ON – On Wednesday November 30, 2016 at approximately 3:10 pm members of the   Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Wawa Detachment along with the assistance of members of the Emergency Response Team (ERT), members of the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) from South Porcupine, members of the Provincial Operations Intelligence Bureau (POIB) Sault [Read more]

Ontario Working Towards Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

Ontario Working Towards Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

New Elders Council and Gladue Summit Contributing to a More Responsive Justice System Ontario has established a new Elders Council that will provide advice to the Attorney General to make the justice system more responsive to the needs of Indigenous people and support the reclamation of Indigenous legal systems. The new council reflects a commitment [Read more]

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