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Manitouwadge Citizen of the Year

Manitouwadge Citizen of the Year

MANITOUWADGE, ON – February 16th, during the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Frosty Days Winter Carnival at the Kiwissa Ski Centre, Director of Community Services Shawna Patterson read a nomination letter (video below), describing the qualities and volunteerism of Citizen of the Year Charles

Collision Results in Charge for Wawa Woman

Collision Results in Charge for Wawa Woman

WAWA, ON – On Thursday February 22, 2018, at approximately 5:10 p.m., officers from the Superior East (Wawa) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision in the town of Wawa Ontario. After speaking to the female driver, officers detected an odour

Frosty Days 2018 Opening Ceremonies

Frosty Days 2018 Opening Ceremonies

MANITOUWADGE, ON – Friday, February 16th the Township of Manitouwadge annual Frosty Days Winter Carnival weekend opening ceremonies were held at the Kiwissa Ski Centre.  Manitouwadge Recreation Director Shawna Patterson welcomed those in attendance before announcing the 2018 Citizen of the

Indigenous Affairs

Partnership Between Province and Indigenous Communities Key to Efforts

Partnership Between Province and Indigenous Communities Key to Efforts
Ontario and Indigenous partners are working together to improve access to care and increase the involvement of Indigenous communities in developing and delivering their health services. This includes direct funding for communities to enhance access to care, funding for services as well as training [Read more]

Matawa First Nations Host Community Sessions to Develop 20yr Regional Tourism Strategic Plan

Matawa First Nations Host Community Sessions to Develop 20yr Regional Tourism Strategic Plan
THUNDER BAY, ON – Matawa’s Economic Development Unit today hosted a Tourism Strategy Meeting and Off Reserve Community Session to hear views and opinions on a Regional Tourism Strategic Plan. Over the past few months, input has also been received through a series of workshops in all the [Read more]

EDUCATION/School News

Ontario Improving High-Speed Internet Access for 250,000+ Students

Ontario Improving High-Speed Internet Access for 250,000+ Students

Province Enabling Faster Access to High-Quality Online Learning Resources Ontario is connecting over 250,000 students at approximately 850 schools with high-speed internet as part of a commitment to [Read more]

Lakehead University Bell Let’s Talk Basketball Game Night Feb.2

Lakehead University Bell Let’s Talk Basketball Game Night Feb.2

Lakehead University Participates in Bell Let’s Talk Day THUNDER BAY, ON – Lakehead University’s Student Health and Counselling Centre partnered with Thunderwolves athletes and [Read more]

Faire rayonner les conseils scolaires laïcs francophones

Faire rayonner les conseils scolaires laïcs francophones

TORONTO, ON  – Lors de leur assemblée générale annuelle du 27 janvier 2018, les conseillers scolaires de l’ACÉPO ont réitéré leur confiance en Denis Chartrand et Jean-François [Read more]

HSCDSB Trustees Meet New Education Minister

HSCDSB Trustees Meet New Education Minister

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Trustees of the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB), along with the Director of Education, were honoured to be involved in the first official event [Read more]

Dorion/Nipigon/Red Rock Twp

First Nations Communities to Train and Build a Skilled Workforce

First Nations Communities to Train and Build a Skilled Workforce

Ontario Investing in Job Training for Thunder Bay Area First Nations Ontario is investing in job training and economic development opportunities for Indigenous people in the Thunder Bay area. Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation David Zimmer visited Fort William First Nation to announce that the province is supporting a job training initiative for Indigenous people with SuperCom [Read more]

Manitouwadge/Marathon

Manitouwadge Citizen of the Year

Manitouwadge Citizen of the Year

MANITOUWADGE, ON – February 16th, during the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Frosty Days Winter Carnival at the Kiwissa Ski Centre, Director of Community Services Shawna Patterson read a nomination letter (video below), describing the qualities and volunteerism of Citizen of the Year Charles Newton.  Newton was subsequently presented with a [Read more]

Frosty Days 2018 Opening Ceremonies

Frosty Days 2018 Opening Ceremonies

MANITOUWADGE, ON – Friday, February 16th the Township of Manitouwadge annual Frosty Days Winter Carnival weekend opening ceremonies were held at the Kiwissa Ski Centre.  Manitouwadge Recreation Director Shawna Patterson welcomed those in attendance before announcing the 2018 Citizen of the Year (article/photos to come) and introducing the [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider: This Week’s New Release Trailers, New Videogame Release & How to WIN $50*

#CrossoverInsider: This Week’s New Release Trailers, New Videogame Release & How to WIN $50*

Back in 2015 Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg hit the screen in a comedy about a father and a step-father dueling for the attention of their two children. Daddy’s Home became an instant comedic hit grossing a whopping 242.8 million dollars at the North American box office. The fact that Wahlberg and Ferrell shared undeniable [Read more]

Marathon OPP Drug Investigation: 9th Male Arrested and Charged

Marathon OPP Drug Investigation: 9th Male Arrested and Charged

MARATHON, ON – On February 1, 2018, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) with the assistance of the Provincial Operations Intelligence Bureau (POIB), the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Emergency Response Team (ERT), K-9, members of the Marathon OPP Detachment, Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service [Read more]

Crossover Insider: Stamp Card Winner and This Week’s New Releases (w/trailers)

Crossover Insider: Stamp Card Winner and This Week’s New Releases (w/trailers)

Treacher Collins syndrome is defined as a genetic disorder characterized by deformities of the ears, eyes, cheekbones, and chin. It is not curable but may be treated with reconstructive surgery. Needless to say, the people who suffer from this condition look much different than you or me and, as a result, may be subjected to [Read more]

Get Active Cross-Country Skiing Kicks-Off

Get Active Cross-Country Skiing Kicks-Off

  MANITOUWADGE, ON – Februrary 10th, a small group of youth (12yrs of age and up) and adults, led by Northern Trails Ski Club volunteer Debbie Aurola, enjoyed a morning of cross-country skiing as part of the Get Active Program. Conditions were great, the trails well-groomed, though perhaps the temperatures were a little colder than idea [Read more]

UPDATE: Manitouwadge Recreation Centre

MANITOUWADGE, ON – The Township of Manitouwadge has announced that the Community (recreation) Centre resumes regular hours of operation Thursday, February 8, 2018 however, Fitness Centre 24/7 access will be restricted until further notice. Fitness Centre members may use the facility during the Community Centre’s regular operating [Read more]

Greenstone

Ontario Expanding Hospice in Geraldton

Ontario Expanding Hospice in Geraldton

More Patients and Families in the Geraldton Area to receive compassionate palliative care closer to home Ontario is partnering with local communities to add 1 new hospice bed to the Geraldton District Hospital that will provide patients and families in Geraldton with better access to compassionate palliative and end-of-life care, closer to home. Once the [Read more]

Nakina Northern Store Set to Close

Nakina Northern Store Set to Close

NAKINA, ON – Shoppers in Nakina will soon face longer travel times to get groceries. On March 31st, 2018 the North West Company will close the Northern Store in their community. “This location is no longer sustainable and as a result we made the difficult decision to close our Northern Nakina store. We appreciate the hard [Read more]

Greenstone Woman Faces Multiple Drug Charges After Alleged Break & Enter

Greenstone Woman Faces Multiple Drug Charges After Alleged Break & Enter

GREENSTONE, ON – On January 16, 2018, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Greenstone Detachment, responded to a report of break and enter in progress on Kenogami Road in Longlac, Ontario. Following from this investigation a search warrant had been executed at the residence and age 28 of Longlac, Ontario, was had charged with: Possession [Read more]

Greenstone Woman Arrested On Drug Charges

Greenstone Woman Arrested On Drug Charges

GREENSTONE, ON – On January 16, 2018, at 12:56 pm, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Greenstone Detachment, responded to a report of a residential break and enter in progress on Kenogami Road in Longlac, Ontario. Police arrived at the scene and detained four people found within the residence. One of these parties was [Read more]

UPDATE:  Closed Road Advisory

UPDATE: Closed Road Advisory

From @511ONNorthwestern 7:51am Jan 12, 2018 Hwy11 EB at Picnic Point Rd, lane is reopened. From @OPP_NWR Hwy 11 Now Open from #Longlac through to #Hearst, slow down. #DriveSafe and #PlanAhead _______________________________ Greenstone Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise of the following Road Closure: Highway: 11 Location: Longlac to Hearst Brief [Read more]

Law Enforcement

Collision Results in Charge for Wawa Woman

Collision Results in Charge for Wawa Woman

WAWA, ON – On Thursday February 22, 2018, at approximately 5:10 p.m., officers from the Superior East (Wawa) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision in the town of Wawa Ontario. After speaking to the female driver, officers detected an odour of alcohol on her breath. As a result [Read more]

Marathon OPP Drug Investigation: 9th Male Arrested and Charged

Marathon OPP Drug Investigation: 9th Male Arrested and Charged

MARATHON, ON – On February 1, 2018, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) with the assistance of the Provincial Operations Intelligence Bureau (POIB), the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Emergency Response Team (ERT), K-9, members of the Marathon OPP Detachment, Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS), and Anishinabek Police Service (APS) had charged 9 [Read more]

Public Assistance to Identify Suspect of Theft & Fraud (Video)

Public Assistance to Identify Suspect of Theft & Fraud (Video)

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Crime Stoppers and the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service are asking for your assistance in identifying a suspect in a theft and fraud. In the early morning of the 30th of January 2018 an unidentified individual stole a purse that contained a credit card. An unidentified female attended at the [Read more]

Female Charged for Refusing to Provide Breath Sample

Female Charged for Refusing to Provide Breath Sample

MARATHON, ON – On February 7, 2018 at approximately 3:35 a.m. officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment were on general patrol in the Town of Marathon. Officers observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and a traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle. When the officers approached the vehicle they [Read more]

Wawa Police Seize Suspected Heroin

Wawa Police Seize Suspected Heroin

Disturbance Call Results in Drug Charge for Wawa Woman WAWA, ON – On Friday February 2, 2018 at approximately 6:00 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Wawa) Detachment responded to a Wawa address regarding a disturbance call. While at the scene police observed and seized a quantity of what it is [Read more]

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