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FREE Winter activities for Kids AND Adults in Northern Ontario

FREE Winter activities for Kids AND Adults in Northern Ontario

Happy Winter! In Northern Ontario, winter can be cold and hard to manage (snow ,ice, etc.). But it can also be VERY fun! Here’s some ideas for activities for all ages , whether you are still a kid or just a kid at heart! Outdoors If  you don’t have time or enough snow to build

Canada Summer Jobs 2017: Deadline to Apply Extended

Canada Summer Jobs 2017: Deadline to Apply Extended

Deadline to apply extended for Canada Summer Jobs funding has been extended to February 3rd, 2017! Are you a small business owner or running a not-for-profit? Do you need some extra boots on the ground during the summer of 2017 – Canada’s 150th anniversary year? Why not join thousands of other

Nipigon & Greenstone Among Communities Benefiting from Provincial Investments

Local Grants will support projects across Region January 17, 2017 Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and MPP for Thunder Bay-Superior North and Bill Mauro, Minister of Municipal Affairs and MPP for Thunder Bay Atikokan, announced that four local non-profit and charitable

First Nations

Restored Shoreline on Long Lake #58 First Nation

Restored Shoreline on Long Lake #58 First Nation
From: Ontario Power Generation After more than a decade of collaboration between OPG and the Long Lake #58 First Nation, the three-year project to remediate the community’s shoreline in northwestern Ontario has been completed. The restoration has been a long time coming for Long Lake #58 [Read more]

NDP statement on Wapekeka suicides

ELLIOT LAKE, ON – NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Critic Michael Mantha, the MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin, issued the following statement regarding the recent deaths of two girls from Wapekeka First Nation. “I am deeply saddened to hear about the tragic deaths of two 12-year-old girls [Read more]

EDUCATION/School News

MP Visits Schreiber School

MP Visits Schreiber School

SCHREIBER, ON – On her recent visit around the region, Minister Patty Hajdu stopped by Holy Angels School to speak with students and staff, and answer questions about her role as Minister of [Read more]

Local Volunteers Bring G.Y.M. Program to Nipigon Elementary School

Growing Young Movers starting at Saint Edward Catholic School Growing Young Movers (G.Y.M.) will teach personal and social responsibility while creating a positive learning space in the gymnasium at [Read more]

Getting Techy @Nakina Public School

Getting Techy @Nakina Public School

GREENSTONE, ON – Students at Nakina Public School have been working with some exciting new classroom technology over the past couple of months.  They have been diving into some new learning [Read more]

Rencontre intergénérationnelle à l’hôpital Lady Dunn

Rencontre intergénérationnelle à l’hôpital Lady Dunn

WAWA, ON – Dans un esprit de fête familiale,  les élèves de la 7e et 8e année de l’école Saint-Joseph de Wawa se sont rendus à l’hôpital Lady Dunn pour une visite mémorable avec [Read more]

Dorion/Nipigon/Red Rock Twp

Nipigon & Greenstone Among Communities Benefiting from Provincial Investments

Local Grants will support projects across Region January 17, 2017 Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and MPP for Thunder Bay-Superior North and Bill Mauro, Minister of Municipal Affairs and MPP for Thunder Bay Atikokan, announced that four local non-profit and charitable organizations will receive a total of $188,500 through the Ontario Trillium [Read more]

White River/Dubreuilville

Celebrating the life of Patrice Cormier

Celebrating the life of Patrice Cormier

Patrice CORMIER – Pat would like to let you know that his work here is done.  On Tuesday, January 17, 2017 he received a call, a sort of an offer you can’t refuse, for an appointment from which he will not be returning.  This assignment comes with a huge sign-on [Read more]

Manitouwadge/Marathon

Celebrating the life of Patrice Cormier

Celebrating the life of Patrice Cormier

Patrice CORMIER – Pat would like to let you know that his work here is done.  On Tuesday, January 17, 2017 he received a call, a sort of an offer you can’t refuse, for an appointment from which he will not be returning.  This assignment comes with a huge sign-on bonus, a reunion with family [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider : This week’s New Releases in Marathon & Manitouwadge[trailers] + $50 Gift Card WINNER

#CrossoverInsider : This week’s New Releases in Marathon & Manitouwadge[trailers] + $50 Gift Card WINNER

ONJanuary has been an exciting month for new releases and this week continues that trend. A twist filled thriller, a hilarious action comedy, a spooky possession story, and a new animated adventure all release this week making it quite a diversified slate of new titles sure to please every member of the family. There are [Read more]

NDP statement on Wapekeka suicides

ELLIOT LAKE, ON – NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Critic Michael Mantha, the MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin, issued the following statement regarding the recent deaths of two girls from Wapekeka First Nation. “I am deeply saddened to hear about the tragic deaths of two 12-year-old girls from Wapekeka First Nation. My colleagues and I [Read more]

New requirements for Ontario mines January 1, 2017

New requirements for Ontario mines January 1, 2017

Changes to mining health and safety regulations SUDBURY, ON–As of January 1, 2017, amendments to Regulation 854 Mines and Mining Plants of the Occupational Health and Safety Act became law. The regulatory changes relate to risk assessments, water and traffic management programs, and recording of seismic events. It’s up to Ontario employers [Read more]

Manitouwadge Mourns Denis Duguay

Manitouwadge Mourns Denis Duguay

Denis Duguay passed away peacefully at the Manitouwadge General Hospital with his son by his side on Thursday January 12, 2016 at the age of 65 years. Loving father of Derek and René Duguay. Proud grandfather of Zachary and Damon. Dear son of Rita and the late Raymond Duguay. Dear brother of Clovis (Michelle), Edward, [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider : Golden Globes Wrap, New Movie Releases, Stamp Card Winner +MORE!

#CrossoverInsider : Golden Globes Wrap, New Movie Releases, Stamp Card Winner +MORE!

Since opening our doors on December 1st, 2010, one of the most popular actors with our customers seems to be Mark Wahlberg. His movies never fail to perform- including our number 1 rental of all time- Contraband. This week, Wahlberg is back in an incredible true story about an oil rig disaster. This week is [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider : NEW Year’s New Release Trailers, December Stamp Card Winner

#CrossoverInsider : NEW Year’s New Release Trailers, December Stamp Card Winner

Here’s hoping that everyone had a safe and happy New Year as well as an enjoyable Holiday season! For most, the break is now over and it’s back to work- or school. There were a number of great new movies to keep the movie lover occupied over the holidays, and this trend will continue in [Read more]

Greenstone

Nipigon & Greenstone Among Communities Benefiting from Provincial Investments

Local Grants will support projects across Region January 17, 2017 Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and MPP for Thunder Bay-Superior North and Bill Mauro, Minister of Municipal Affairs and MPP for Thunder Bay Atikokan, announced that four local non-profit and charitable organizations will receive a total of $188,500 through the Ontario Trillium [Read more]

Restored Shoreline on Long Lake #58 First Nation

Restored Shoreline on Long Lake #58 First Nation

From: Ontario Power Generation After more than a decade of collaboration between OPG and the Long Lake #58 First Nation, the three-year project to remediate the community’s shoreline in northwestern Ontario has been completed. The restoration has been a long time coming for Long Lake #58 residents who, since 1905, have lived on the same [Read more]

Getting Techy @Nakina Public School

Getting Techy @Nakina Public School

GREENSTONE, ON – Students at Nakina Public School have been working with some exciting new classroom technology over the past couple of months.  They have been diving into some new learning around coding and programming with the school’s brand new set of 4 Sphero SPRKs!  Ms Evoy’s grade 4/5/6/7 class has loved being able to use [Read more]

American Angler Fined for Exceeding Fish Limit

Fined $5,000 for Over-limit of Fish A Louisiana man has been fined $5,000 for a fishing offence. Charles Ward of Monterey, Louisiana, pleaded guilty and was fined $5,000 for possessing an over-limit of fish. He also received a one-year fishing licence suspension. Court heard that on August 24, 2016, conservation officers contacted Ward at a [Read more]

Alerts for: Greenstone – Manitouwadge – Hornepayne

Alerts for: Greenstone – Manitouwadge – Hornepayne

12:13 AM EST Wednesday 04 January 2017 Special weather statement in effect for: Geraldton – Longlac – Caramat Manitouwadge – Hornepayne Nakina – Aroland – Pagwa Armstrong – Auden – Wabakimi Park Beardmore – Jellicoe – Macdiarmid Snow will continue tonight. Further snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 centimetres are expected by [Read more]

Law Enforcement

Chapleau Male Charged with Criminal Offence

Chapleau Male Charged with Criminal Offence

WAWA, ON – On Thursday January 5, 2017 at approximately 4:20 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Chapleau Detachment responded to a Break and Enter incident to a residence located on Golf Course Road in Chapleau Ontario. As a result of an extensive investigation officers were able to make an arrest [Read more]

American Angler Fined for Exceeding Fish Limit

Fined $5,000 for Over-limit of Fish A Louisiana man has been fined $5,000 for a fishing offence. Charles Ward of Monterey, Louisiana, pleaded guilty and was fined $5,000 for possessing an over-limit of fish. He also received a one-year fishing licence suspension. Court heard that on August 24, 2016, conservation officers contacted Ward at a [Read more]

Total of $1,100 in Fines for Fishing and Boating Violations

Total of $1,100 in Fines for Fishing and Boating Violations

A Beardmore man has been fined a total of $1,100 for fishing and boating offences. Benjamin MacAdam pleaded guilty and was fined $500 for fishing without a licence, and $600 for operating a vessel without personal life-saving and vessel safety equipment on board. MacAdam is also prohibited from obtaining or possessing a fishing licence of [Read more]

New requirements for Ontario mines January 1, 2017

New requirements for Ontario mines January 1, 2017

Changes to mining health and safety regulations SUDBURY, ON–As of January 1, 2017, amendments to Regulation 854 Mines and Mining Plants of the Occupational Health and Safety Act became law. The regulatory changes relate to risk assessments, water and traffic management programs, and recording of seismic events. It’s up to Ontario employers to ensure they [Read more]

Thunder Bay OPP Locate Stranded Family on Dorion Cut Off Road

Thunder Bay OPP Locate Stranded Family on Dorion Cut Off Road

Thunder Bay OPP Locate Stranded Family on Dorion Cut Off Road THUNDER BAY, ON – January 1, 2017, at approximately 6:40 pm officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call for police assistance. A family, (two adults and two children), were travelling east bound, to Ottawa, on Highway 11/17 [Read more]

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