Northern Ontario Headlines

UPDATE #2 : Nipigon OPP Search for Missing Snowmobilers

UPDATE #2 : Nipigon OPP Search for Missing Snowmobilers

2nd Male Located NIPIGON, ON – On February 17, 2017 at 4:11pm, the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were contacted regarding two missing males from Rocky Bay First Nation. The two males, identified as 51-year-old Gerald THOMPSON and 45-year-old Nathaniel THOMPSON from

Highway 17 CLOSED Between Wawa and White River

Highway 17 CLOSED Between Wawa and White River

WAWA, ON –  The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Wawa Detachment are advising motorist that due to local heavy rainfall a section of Highway 17 approximately 15 kilometers North of Wawa has been washed out, as a result the Highway between Wawa and White River will remain

UPDATE: Nipigon OPP Search for Missing Snowmobilers

UPDATE: Nipigon OPP Search for Missing Snowmobilers

One Male Located NIPIGON, ON – On February 17, 2017 at 4:11pm, the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were contacted regarding two missing males from Rocky Bay First Nation. The two males, identified as 51-year-old Gerald THOMPSON and 45-year-old Nathaniel THOMPSON

First Nations

Grassy Narrows Welcomes Wynne’s Clean-up Promise Calling For Swift Results

Grassy Narrows Welcomes Wynne’s Clean-up Promise Calling For Swift Results
Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister is responding today to a new commitment made on Friday by Premier Wynne to clean the English-Wabigoon River.  The river has been highly contaminated since 1962 when a paper company in Dryden began dumping 9,000 kg of untreated mercury waste into the river [Read more]

NAPS Drug Investigation Charges Two in Moose Cree First Nation

NAPS Drug Investigation Charges Two in Moose Cree First Nation
MOOSE FACTORY, ON –  On February 12, 2017, Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) Moose Factory Detachment members, along with the NAPS Drug Unit and NAPS Emergency Response Team, executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at a residence located in Moose Cree First [Read more]

EDUCATION/School News

IMPORTANT Bus Notice for Terrace Bay/Schreiber

IMPORTANT Bus Notice for Terrace Bay/Schreiber

From East of Thunder Bay Transportation Consortium Bus Routing Information Terrace Bay and Schreiber – Friday February 10th, at 9:50 am, Weather is getting bad and forecasts for Terrace Bay and [Read more]

Carol Hughes Calls for Action on Equality for First Nations Children

Carol Hughes Calls for Action on Equality for First Nations Children

BLIND RIVER, ON – Four days before the historic Have a Heart Day on Parliament Hill, Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes will be hosting a screening of the film, ‘Hi-Ho Mistahey’ and [Read more]

Have a Heart-to-Heart with your Medical School!

Have a Heart-to-Heart with your Medical School!

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) invites all community members to have a heart-to-heart with the medical school made in the North, for the North. The “I ❤ NOSM” Open House [Read more]

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]

Dorion/Nipigon/Red Rock Twp

UPDATE #2 : Nipigon OPP Search for Missing Snowmobilers

UPDATE #2 : Nipigon OPP Search for Missing Snowmobilers

2nd Male Located NIPIGON, ON – On February 17, 2017 at 4:11pm, the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were contacted regarding two missing males from Rocky Bay First Nation. The two males, identified as 51-year-old Gerald THOMPSON and 45-year-old Nathaniel THOMPSON from Rocky Bay First Nation were last seen on Lake Nipigon [Read more]

White River/Dubreuilville

Grand Opening of MPP Michael Mantha’s New Constituency Office

Grand Opening of MPP Michael Mantha’s New Constituency Office

ELLIOT LAKE, ON – MPP Michael Mantha is pleased to announce the grand opening of his new constituency office in Elliot Lake at 18 Mary Walk in the Lower Plaza. Formerly located in the Civic Centre, the new office is conveniently located in the downtown area within [Read more]

Manitouwadge/Marathon

#CrossoverInsider : This week’s Newly Released Movies/Games & How2 #Win a #MovieNight Gift Basket

#CrossoverInsider : This week’s Newly Released Movies/Games & How2 #Win a #MovieNight Gift Basket

Over the past few years, Denis Villeneuve has slowly been gaining a reputation for one of Hollywood’s top directors. The native of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec first gained notoriety for his 2009 film “Polytechnique” (about the Montreal school shooting). His 2010 film “Incendies” was nominated for an Academy Award. In spite of their accolades, [Read more]

Grand Opening of MPP Michael Mantha’s New Constituency Office

Grand Opening of MPP Michael Mantha’s New Constituency Office

ELLIOT LAKE, ON – MPP Michael Mantha is pleased to announce the grand opening of his new constituency office in Elliot Lake at 18 Mary Walk in the Lower Plaza. Formerly located in the Civic Centre, the new office is conveniently located in the downtown area within close proximity to transit routes, offices and retail [Read more]

Memory Clinics Expanded to Underserviced Areas Including Schreiber and Manitouwadge

Memory Clinics Expanded to Underserviced Areas Including Schreiber and Manitouwadge

New ARTIC project helps patients living with dementia receive care, closer to home TORONTO, ON – A model that allows family doctors to care directly for patients with memory problems associated with dementia and other conditions is being expanded to 17 clinics in rural, remote and underserviced communities across the province. Expansion of the [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider: New Movie Releases in Marathon & Manitouwadge (Trailers), New Videogame & More In-Store!

#CrossoverInsider: New Movie Releases in Marathon & Manitouwadge (Trailers), New Videogame & More In-Store!

Dan Brown’s bestselling novel “The Da Vinci Code” was adapted for the big screen and released in theatres in 2006. The film would go on to gross a mind boggling 758 million dollars which naturally lead the way to part 2 of the book trilogy, “Angels and Demons”, to release in theatres in 2009. Fast [Read more]

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]

Greenstone

Greenstone OPP Push for Change Event a Success: Fundraising Continues

Greenstone OPP Push for Change Event a Success: Fundraising Continues

GREENSTONE, ON – On March 8, 2017, a former homeless youth and current entrepreneur, Joe Roberts will be pushing a shopping cart, (a symbol of chronic homelessness) through Nipigon, Ontario. The Push for Change is a 9000 km, 517 day trek across Canada to raise awareness and funds for ending youth homelessness. Greenstone OPP Community [Read more]

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]

Law Enforcement

UPDATE #2 : Nipigon OPP Search for Missing Snowmobilers

UPDATE #2 : Nipigon OPP Search for Missing Snowmobilers

2nd Male Located NIPIGON, ON – On February 17, 2017 at 4:11pm, the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were contacted regarding two missing males from Rocky Bay First Nation. The two males, identified as 51-year-old Gerald THOMPSON and 45-year-old Nathaniel THOMPSON from Rocky Bay First Nation were last seen on Lake Nipigon [Read more]

UPDATE: Nipigon OPP Search for Missing Snowmobilers

UPDATE: Nipigon OPP Search for Missing Snowmobilers

One Male Located NIPIGON, ON – On February 17, 2017 at 4:11pm, the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were contacted regarding two missing males from Rocky Bay First Nation. The two males, identified as 51-year-old Gerald THOMPSON and 45-year-old Nathaniel THOMPSON from Rocky Bay First Nation were last seen on Lake Nipigon on [Read more]

NAPS Drug Investigation Charges Two in Moose Cree First Nation

NAPS Drug Investigation Charges Two in Moose Cree First Nation

MOOSE FACTORY, ON –  On February 12, 2017, Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) Moose Factory Detachment members, along with the NAPS Drug Unit and NAPS Emergency Response Team, executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at a residence located in Moose Cree First Nation. As a result of the search, police [Read more]

Wawa OPP : Snowmobile Safety Top Concern

Wawa OPP : Snowmobile Safety Top Concern

WAWA, ON – Six recent snowmobile deaths (13 this winter) have led the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) to strongly urge snowmobilers to stop taking unnecessary risks while riding. The latest series of incidents brings to 13 the number of snowmobile fatalities this winter, compared to eight deaths [Read more]

Nipigon Break and Enter Investigation Leads to Firearms Charges

Nipigon Break and Enter Investigation Leads to Firearms Charges

SCHREIBER, ON – On February 2, 2017 at approximately 5:07 p.m. members of the Schreiber Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a report of a break and enter of a residence in the Town of Schreiber. Upon their arrival officers observed numerous improperly stored and loaded firearms including one loaded prohibited firearm, [Read more]

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