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Thunder Bay District Crimestoppers : Crime of the Week

Thunder Bay District Crimestoppers : Crime of the Week

Shuniah Break and Enter Crime Stoppers and the Ontario Provincial Police are asking for your help in solving a break and enter that occurred between May and July 2016 in Shuniah. A garage at a residence was broken into and a large Snap On rolling tool chest containing a substantial quantity of

New Driver Licence Fee Comes Into Effect September 1

New Driver Licence Fee Comes Into Effect September 1

Province Maintaining Transportation Infrastructure Driver licence fee increases come into effect this September to help maintain Ontario’s transportation infrastructure. Additional fees for reinstatements, replacements and commercial permits will follow effective January 1, 2017. As of

Ontario Investing to Improve Care in Thunder Bay Emergency Rooms

Ontario Investing to Improve Care in Thunder Bay Emergency Rooms

Province Funding 300,000 Dedicated Nursing Hours to Reduce Emergency Wait Times Ontario is providing more than $226,012 to help patients receive quicker access to care in hospital emergency rooms in City of Thunder Bay. The province will provide funding to 20 municipalities across Ontario for

First Nations

Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Set to Strike

Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Set to Strike
From: Public Service Alliance of Canada THUNDER BAY, ON – The Public Service Alliance of Canada’s (PSAC) negotiating team met with a conciliator to attempt to negotiate a fair agreement with the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) on August 24, 2016. Unfortunately, a deal could not be reached [Read more]

Exposing First Nations Students to Careers in Natural Resources

Exposing First Nations Students to Careers in Natural Resources
THUNDER BAY, ON – The First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program (FNNRYEP) has 48 participants learning about anthropology, geography, dendrology, sustainable energy sources, visual arts, engineering, entrepreneurship, aboriginal mentorship and more this week during a Science Camp [Read more]

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

MNRF Stewardship Youth Rangers’ Successful Summer!

MNRF Stewardship Youth Rangers’ Successful Summer!

In Fort Frances, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s (MNRF) Stewardship Youth Rangers (SYR) are wrapping up another successful summer! The program promotes rangers’ environmental education and, in turn, the rangers’ projects have a positive impact on [Read more]

Dorion/Nipigon/Red Rock Twp

MNRF Stewardship Youth Rangers’ Successful Summer!

MNRF Stewardship Youth Rangers’ Successful Summer!

In Fort Frances, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s (MNRF) Stewardship Youth Rangers (SYR) are wrapping up another successful summer! The program promotes rangers’ environmental education and, in turn, the rangers’ projects have a positive impact on their environment. The 2016 season is the fourth year for the SYR partnership program in the Fort [Read more]

White River/Dubreuilville

OPP Conducting Investigation Into Death From 1996

OPP Conducting Investigation Into Death From 1996

WAWA, ON – The North East Region Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Prevention and Investigation Unit, the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), the OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS), and the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Forensic Pathology [Read more]

Manitouwadge/Marathon

#CrossoverInsider: #NewReleases, New Videogames & WIN $100 In-Store

#CrossoverInsider: #NewReleases, New Videogames & WIN $100 In-Store

It may be surprising for some to learn that Snow White was first published in 1812- as a German fairytale by the Brothers Grimm. Over the past decades, the tale has been told over and over again in a number of different variations. The story has also inspired a number of spin-offs including “Snow White [Read more]

Young Entrepreneurs Prepare for Friday’s Market

Young Entrepreneurs Prepare for Friday’s Market

MANITOUWADGE, ON – It’s that time again when Manitouwadge shoppers are treated to new, creative, innovative and delicious products from the young entrepreneurs participating in the Biz Kids program. The program offered by the Township of Manitouwadge and organized/hosted by Community Programmer Shawna Patterson, the program welcomes [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider : #Win $100 Cash! plus Big New Releases & Trailers

#CrossoverInsider : #Win $100 Cash! plus Big New Releases & Trailers

When Angry Birds was released as an app way back in 2009, it seemingly took the world by storm. By 2014, the game had over 2 billion downloads- a stunning number to say the least. It is therefore no shock that the mobile app inspired a series of spin-offs including video games and merchandise. To [Read more]

Premier Wynne Announces Local Health Hub in Manitouwadge

Premier Wynne Announces Local Health Hub in Manitouwadge

MANITOUWADGE, ON – August 7th, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that Manitouwadge General Hospital has been selected as one of five sites in Ontario to integrate local health services under one structure serving the local residents. These changes will further align health services and programs to better serve residents of Manitouwadge. In [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider – Great Summer Movies, WIN $100, Videogaming & What’s In-Store

#CrossoverInsider – Great Summer Movies, WIN $100, Videogaming & What’s In-Store

The summer is certainly moving along at a brisk pace, but I think that we can all agree that we have been spoilt when it comes to the weather. The sun and warmth has seemingly been relentless- something that we have not experienced in quite some time. It is for those reasons that I am [Read more]

District Healthcare Facilities Receiving Provincial Funding

District Healthcare Facilities Receiving Provincial Funding

Investment Will Help 5 Healthcare Facilities Continue to Provide High-Quality Care Ontario is providing $175 million in 2016–17 to hospitals across the province — an increase of $50 million over last year’s funding — to keep them in a state of good repair so patients can continue to receive high-quality care in a safe and [Read more]

Matha’s News from the Park

Matha’s News from the Park

If you and your family are looking for something to do this summer, you need look no further than our own Algoma-Manitoulin backyard. There is always something to see, some new adventure to enjoy and lots of festivals and activities happening. I have enjoyed attending local farmers’ markets, art shows, music festivals, pow wows and [Read more]

Greenstone

Greenstone Theft of Motor Vehicles in Longlac

Greenstone Theft of Motor Vehicles in Longlac

GREENSTONE, ON – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Greenstone Detachment is investigating the theft of three tractor trailer units on the 6th of August, 2016, between 5:30pm and 7:00am on the property located at 1000 Picnic Point Road in the Municipality of Greenstone ward of Longlac. All three tractor trailer units were recovered during the [Read more]

Reading Club Fun Across Region and Olympic Spirit in Red Rock

Reading Club Fun Across Region and Olympic Spirit in Red Rock

RED ROCK, ON – The Red Rock Public Library (RRPL) is among the approximately 2000 public libraries across Canada responsible for delivering the national, bilingual TD Summer Reading Club program, led by Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada. As the name suggests, the program is possible with sponsorship generously provided by TD [Read more]

District Healthcare Facilities Receiving Provincial Funding

District Healthcare Facilities Receiving Provincial Funding

Investment Will Help 5 Healthcare Facilities Continue to Provide High-Quality Care Ontario is providing $175 million in 2016–17 to hospitals across the province — an increase of $50 million over last year’s funding — to keep them in a state of good repair so patients can continue to receive high-quality care in a safe and [Read more]

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]

Law Enforcement

Thunder Bay District Crimestoppers : Crime of the Week

Thunder Bay District Crimestoppers : Crime of the Week

Shuniah Break and Enter Crime Stoppers and the Ontario Provincial Police are asking for your help in solving a break and enter that occurred between May and July 2016 in Shuniah. A garage at a residence was broken into and a large Snap On rolling tool chest containing a substantial quantity of mechanics tools was stolen. [Read more]

New Driver Licence Fee Comes Into Effect September 1

New Driver Licence Fee Comes Into Effect September 1

Province Maintaining Transportation Infrastructure Driver licence fee increases come into effect this September to help maintain Ontario’s transportation infrastructure. Additional fees for reinstatements, replacements and commercial permits will follow effective January 1, 2017. As of September 1, 2016: The Driver’s Licence Original and Renewal Fee, including the driver licensing fee as part of the Enhanced [Read more]

Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Set to Strike

Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Set to Strike

From: Public Service Alliance of Canada THUNDER BAY, ON – The Public Service Alliance of Canada’s (PSAC) negotiating team met with a conciliator to attempt to negotiate a fair agreement with the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) on August 24, 2016. Unfortunately, a deal could not be reached and PSAC has now asked the Ontario Labour [Read more]

Greenstone Theft of Motor Vehicles in Longlac

Greenstone Theft of Motor Vehicles in Longlac

GREENSTONE, ON – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Greenstone Detachment is investigating the theft of three tractor trailer units on the 6th of August, 2016, between 5:30pm and 7:00am on the property located at 1000 Picnic Point Road in the Municipality of Greenstone ward of Longlac. All three tractor trailer units were recovered during the [Read more]

OPP Conducting Investigation Into Death From 1996

OPP Conducting Investigation Into Death From 1996

WAWA, ON – The North East Region Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Prevention and Investigation Unit, the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), the OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS), and the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS), are conducting an investigation into the death of a child that occurred in 1996. [Read more]

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