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Ontario Investing $1.6 Million in Sports Centre for At-Risk Youth

Ontario Investing $1.6 Million in Sports Centre for At-Risk Youth

Innovative MLSE LaunchPad Will Help Young People Reach Their Full Potential Ontario is investing $1.6 million over four years in a new facility — the first of its kind in North America — that will combine sport, education and research to help at-risk youth build a brighter future.

Government of Canada Investment Supports Jobs, Growth and a Strong Economy

Government of Canada Investment Supports Jobs, Growth and a Strong Economy

Government of Canada Investment Supports Jobs, Growth and a Strong Economy in the Fort Frances and Rainy River Regions FORT FRANCES, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Rainy River, on behalf of

“Pay equity gap shows how much remains undone” says Hughes

“Pay equity gap shows how much remains undone” says Hughes

There is no denying the trajectory of women’s rights in western society has been that of a steady rise in fortune. The suffrage movement is often seen as a starting point and it has been 99 years since the right to vote was granted to women across Canada – Manitoba preceded that by two

First Nations

Convictions and Fines Upheld Re: Hunting in Algonquin Park

Convictions and Fines Upheld Re: Hunting in Algonquin Park
A Pembroke man’s convictions and fines of $500 for illegally hunting in Algonquin Provincial Park have been upheld. Grant Tysick was convicted and fined $350 for unlawfully hunting in a provincial park and $150 for operating a motor vehicle in a provincial park without a park permit. Court heard [Read more]

Ceremonial Meeting of Batchewana and Missanabie Cree First Nations

Ceremonial Meeting of Batchewana and Missanabie Cree First Nations
SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Representatives of Batchewana First Nation of Ojibways and Missanabie Cree First Nation gathered in Baawating (Sault Ste. Marie) on Thursday, January 14th, 2016. Political discussions were focused on how the two nations will continue relationship building to create a [Read more]

EDUCATION/School News

Ontario Investing $1.6 Million in Sports Centre for At-Risk Youth

Ontario Investing $1.6 Million in Sports Centre for At-Risk Youth

Innovative MLSE LaunchPad Will Help Young People Reach Their Full Potential Ontario is investing $1.6 million over four years in a new facility — the first of its kind in North America — [Read more]

Cold Weather Keeping Students Indoors During Recess

Cold Weather Keeping Students Indoors During Recess

MANITOUWADGE, ON – For the past few weeks Manitouwadge Public School students have been  honing their skills in chess and are well on their way to becoming the next Welhelm Steinitz or Judit [Read more]

Fun AND Learning At MPS

Fun AND Learning At MPS

MANITOUWADGE, ON – Learning is fun!  Manitouwadge Public School is a great place for your child to learn – both academically and socially.   Recently our Student Council organized a [Read more]

March Break Theatre Week

Learning theatre techniques while having tons of fun! SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Announcing the newest business in Sault Ste. Marie!  Drama King specializes in theatre, acting, and performance [Read more]

White River/Dubreuilville

“Pay equity gap shows how much remains undone” says Hughes

“Pay equity gap shows how much remains undone” says Hughes

There is no denying the trajectory of women’s rights in western society has been that of a steady rise in fortune. The suffrage movement is often seen as a starting point and it has been 99 years since the right to vote was granted to women across Canada – Manitoba [Read more]

Dorion/Nipigon/Red Rock Twp

Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement

Special weather statement in effect for: Nipigon – Rossport Schreiber – Marathon  Pukaskwa Park – Wawa Snow has reached the Lakehead area near Thunder Bay and will continue to spread quickly east to remaining regions tonight as a strong Alberta Clipper approaches from the west. A significant snowfall is expected across the regions, with total [Read more]

Manitouwadge/Marathon

“Pay equity gap shows how much remains undone” says Hughes

“Pay equity gap shows how much remains undone” says Hughes

There is no denying the trajectory of women’s rights in western society has been that of a steady rise in fortune. The suffrage movement is often seen as a starting point and it has been 99 years since the right to vote was granted to women across Canada – Manitoba preceded that by two years [Read more]

Extreme Weather Alerts

Extreme Weather Alerts

SCROLL DOWN For Warnings For Other Areas WARNINGS 1:29 AM EST Friday 12 February 2016 Extreme Cold Warning in effect for: Armstrong – Auden – Wabakimi Park Beardmore – Jellicoe – Macdiarmid Gull Bay – Black Sturgeon Lake Geraldton – Longlac – Caramat Manitouwadge – Hornepayne Nakina – Aroland [Read more]

Marathon OPP : Tax Fraud Prevention

Marathon OPP : Tax Fraud Prevention

MARATHON, ON –On February 11, 2016 Members of the Marathon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated a Tax Fraud report that has become a common complaint in the Town of Marathon. The fraud is that a telephone call or email is received from a fraudster identifying that they are calling from the Canada [Read more]

Manitouwadge Citizen of the Year

Manitouwadge Citizen of the Year

MANITOUWADGE, ON – Township of Manitouwadge Community Services Department has made some quick changes to their Frosty Days schedule this weekend due to severe weather forecast for the weekend. Having originally posted that the 2015 Citizen of the Year would be announced at an event at the Kiwissa Ski Centre Sunday there was a surprise [Read more]

Cold Weather Keeping Students Indoors During Recess

Cold Weather Keeping Students Indoors During Recess

MANITOUWADGE, ON – For the past few weeks Manitouwadge Public School students have been  honing their skills in chess and are well on their way to becoming the next Welhelm Steinitz or Judit Polger! It’s pleasing to see today’s young people enjoying this age old game of concentration, skill and  dexterity as they take on fellow [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider : New Releases in Marathon & Manitouwadge, Trailers & MORE

#CrossoverInsider : New Releases in Marathon & Manitouwadge, Trailers & MORE

Bond is back! Perhaps one of the better known movie franchises of all time, 007 has been going strong since 1962 when Sean Connery played the now iconic character – James Bond. A total of eight actors have played the role currently being held by Daniel Craig. We were first introduced to Craig as Bond [Read more]

Marathon Driver Charged with Possession of Marihuana

Marathon Driver Charged with Possession of Marihuana

WAWA, ON – On Thursday February 4, 2016 members of the Superior East Wawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting radar patrols on Highway 17 in the Township of Vasiloff when they observed a motor vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. The driver was stopped for a traffic violation and [Read more]

Greenstone

Extreme Weather Alerts

Extreme Weather Alerts

SCROLL DOWN For Warnings For Other Areas WARNINGS 1:29 AM EST Friday 12 February 2016 Extreme Cold Warning in effect for: Armstrong – Auden – Wabakimi Park Beardmore – Jellicoe – Macdiarmid Gull Bay – Black Sturgeon Lake Geraldton – Longlac – Caramat Manitouwadge – Hornepayne Nakina – Aroland – Pagwa Fraserdale [Read more]

Crime of the Week : Greenstone Break & Enter

Crime of the Week : Greenstone Break & Enter

Crime Stoppers and the Ontario Provincial Police are asking for your help in solving a Break and Enter that occurred between January 7th and January 11th 2016 in Longlac. A home on Court Street in Longlac was broken into sometime between January 7th and January 11th 2016.  Culprits broke a bathroom window and gained access [Read more]

#ThrowbackThursday

#ThrowbackThursday

This #ThrowbackThursday photo. of a Greenstone region Grade 2 class from 1946, was shared by author and historian Edgar J. Lavoie, @WhiskyJackPub. Edgar tweeted the photo with a link to the Greenstone History Facebook page for those curious to see more great historical photos from the region. Share your #ThrowbackThursday photos or videos via our Facebook page or by [Read more]

OPP Respond to Collision on Highway 11/17 and John St.

OPP Respond to Collision on Highway 11/17 and John St.

THUNDER BAY, ON – Earlier today, January 18, 2016 at approximately 12:39 pm, Officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 11/17 and John Street. Thunder Bay Fire Department and Superior North EMS also attended the scene. A tractor trailer unit [Read more]

Superior-Greenstone DSB Welcomes Kindergarten Registration

Superior-Greenstone DSB Welcomes Kindergarten Registration

MARATHON, ON – Schools in the Superior-Greenstone District School Board are actively accepting registrations for students who will be starting Kindergarten this September. At this school board, the formal registration process marks the beginning of the Transition to School program for children and families. The school board recognizes the importance of supporting [Read more]

Law Enforcement

Marathon OPP : Tax Fraud Prevention

Marathon OPP : Tax Fraud Prevention

MARATHON, ON –On February 11, 2016 Members of the Marathon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated a Tax Fraud report that has become a common complaint in the Town of Marathon. The fraud is that a telephone call or email is received from a fraudster identifying that they are calling from the Canada [Read more]

$2,700 in Fines and Hunting Suspensions for Illegal Party Hunting

$2,700 in Fines and Hunting Suspensions for Illegal Party Hunting

Jack G. Heimbecker of Paris pleaded guilty and was fined $900 for unlawfully attaching a seal to game wildlife killed by another person. He received a one-year hunting suspension.Two southern Ontario men have been fined a total of $2,700 and each given a one-year hunting suspension for party hunting offences. Terry W. Charlton of Guelph [Read more]

$2,000 in Fines for Crown Land Offences

$2,000 in Fines for Crown Land Offences

Patrick Sanders was found guilty in a trial in absentia and was fined $1,500 and $500 for exceeding the limit of 21 days allowed for camping on Crown land and for dumping garbage on Crown land respectively.An Atikokan man has been fined a total of $2,000 for Crown land offences under the Public Lands Act. [Read more]

Police Respond to Unwanted Person Call in Wawa

Police Respond to Unwanted Person Call in Wawa

WAWA, ON – On Tuesday February 9, 2016 members of the Superior East Wawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an unwanted person call at a local Wawa address. At the scene officers noted that the unwanted female party had been consuming alcohol and was displaying signs of intoxication. As a result [Read more]

Marathon Driver Charged with Possession of Marihuana

Marathon Driver Charged with Possession of Marihuana

WAWA, ON – On Thursday February 4, 2016 members of the Superior East Wawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting radar patrols on Highway 17 in the Township of Vasiloff when they observed a motor vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. The driver was stopped for a traffic violation and [Read more]

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