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Northern Ontario Headlines

@Crossover Video This Week

@Crossover Video This Week

At the Academy Award celebrations a few weeks ago, the road trip drama “Green Book” took home some of the night’s most coveted prizes. Mahershala Ali was recognized for his riveting performance as the high maintenance, and somewhat eccentric musician Dr. Don Shirley. Peter Farrelly (best

Community Reeling from Tragic Loss of Couple (français inclus)

Community Reeling from Tragic Loss of Couple (français inclus)

KAPUSKASING, ON – The search for the helicopter carrying Jody and Nicole Blais ended in tragedy yesterday when the crash site was located in a wooded area west of Timmins. The tragedy has united Kapuskasing and area residents in grief according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes

Superior East OPP Charge Male with Impaired

Superior East OPP Charge Male with Impaired

WAWA, ON – On March 12, 2019, at approximately 12:30 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a 911 call regarding a possible impaired driver operating a pickup truck in Wawa, Ontario.  Officers located the vehicle on Mission Road in

EDUCATION/School News

Funding for Autism Supports in Schools Falls Woefully Short: @OntarioNDP

Funding for Autism Supports in Schools Falls Woefully Short: @OntarioNDP

QUEEN’S PARK, ON — Marit Stiles, Ontario NDP Education critic, said the Ford Conservatives’ announcement today falls woefully short of what will be needed as cuts to autism services send an [Read more]

Apply for the Sarah Beth Therien Memorial Scholarship

Apply for the Sarah Beth Therien Memorial Scholarship

Competition period opens for this year’s Sarah Beth Therien Memorial Scholarship. Are you a young person striving to make the world a safer place? Then why not apply for the Sarah Beth Therien [Read more]

Espanola Catholic Schools Project (Video)

Espanola Catholic Schools Project (Video)

ESPANOLA, ON – A look at some of the work underway at the site of the new Sacred Heart Catholic School in Espanola. The Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board is working with the Conseil [Read more]

Manitouwadge/Marathon

@Crossover Video This Week

@Crossover Video This Week

At the Academy Award celebrations a few weeks ago, the road trip drama “Green Book” took home some of the night’s most coveted prizes. Mahershala Ali was recognized for his riveting performance as the high maintenance, and somewhat eccentric musician Dr. Don Shirley. [Read more]

Terrace Bay/Schreiber/ Rossport

Exploding Fruit in Schreiber

Exploding Fruit in Schreiber

SCHREIBER, ON – Ms. Elsa Figliomeni led the Gr. 1/2 & 3/4 students, and the Gr. 5/6’s & Kindergarten students in a wonderfully messy science experiment in our renovated Learning Commons/Library. The students made their predictions about which fruit would [Read more]

Dorion/Nipigon/Red Rock Twp

Nipigon Invites You To Icefest

Nipigon Invites You To Icefest

Join us for the 2019 Nipigon Ice Fest! Canada’s longest running, premiere ice climbing festival offers clinics including Beginners, Intermediate, & Mixed climbing! After a great day of climbing, warm up with the locals at a casual “summit” and get inspired with presentations by outdoor adventurers and climbing enthusiasts. Enjoy a beverage, discuss Sunday’s climbing [Read more]

Chapleau/Wawa/White River/Dubreuilville/Hornepayne

Community Reeling from Tragic Loss of Couple (français inclus)

Community Reeling from Tragic Loss of Couple (français inclus)

KAPUSKASING, ON – The search for the helicopter carrying Jody and Nicole Blais ended in tragedy yesterday when the crash site was located in a wooded area west of Timmins. The tragedy has united Kapuskasing and area residents in grief according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes and Mushkegowuk-James Bay MPP, Guy Bourgouin. “We share in the [Read more]

Superior East OPP Charge Male with Impaired

Superior East OPP Charge Male with Impaired

WAWA, ON – On March 12, 2019, at approximately 12:30 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a 911 call regarding a possible impaired driver operating a pickup truck in Wawa, Ontario.  Officers located the vehicle on Mission Road in Wawa, Ontario, and performed a traffic stop. While speaking [Read more]

Espanola Catholic Schools Project (Video)

Espanola Catholic Schools Project (Video)

ESPANOLA, ON – A look at some of the work underway at the site of the new Sacred Heart Catholic School in Espanola. The Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board is working with the Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario on a multi-million dollar project that will see two schools built on the same site. During winter [Read more]

Greenstone

Geraldton District Hospital: Outbreak Over

Geraldton District Hospital: Outbreak Over

The Enteric Outbreak that identified Norovirus on the Acute care side of Geraldton District Memorial Hospital was declared over February 16, 2019 at 10:00am.  All restrictions have been lifted. The Health Unit is urging people to refrain from visiting hospitals and long-term care facilities when feeling unwell to avoid spreading infections to those most [Read more]

OPP Closing Highway 11 West of Hearst to Nipigon

OPP Closing Highway 11 West of Hearst to Nipigon

HEARST, ON – On January 25, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be closing Highway 11 at Highway 631, for public safety, while a trailer containing dangerous goods is being removed from the scene of a collision. The Highway is being closed from Highway 631 to the Town of [Read more]

Greenstone OPP Investigate Armed Robery

Greenstone OPP Investigate Armed Robery

GREENSTONE, ON – On the 23 of January 2010 at 12:29 am members of the Greenstone Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment received a report of an armed robbery from a local taxi company in Longlac, ON. The driver was flagged down on Otter Road by a subject wearing blue coveralls and a clown mask. The subject produced a [Read more]

Indigenous Affairs

Batchewana First Nation Leadership Evict Local Businessman for Hate Speech

Batchewana First Nation Leadership Evict Local Businessman for Hate Speech

Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Last week it was discovered through a number of media outlets that local businessman Dave Selvers has been promoting hate speech towards Woman, Native Americans, Muslims, and LGBTQ persons through social media and blog posts. “This type of language is not only controversial and offensive but it is a danger [Read more]

Prodigy Gold and Batchewana First Nation Sign Agreement in Support of Magino Mine Project

Prodigy Gold and Batchewana First Nation Sign Agreement in Support of Magino Mine Project

Toronto, ON – A signing ceremony is being held today in Toronto to commemorate the Magino Gold minding project in Northwestern Ontario. Prodigy Gold (“Prodigy” a wholly owned subsidiarity of Argonaut Gold), as represented by the President and Chief Executive Officer Pete Dougherty, and the Batchewana First Nation (“BFN”), as represented by Chief Dean Sayers [Read more]

Four Rivers Environmental Services Group of Matawa Co-Lead Water Stewardship Research Project

Four Rivers Environmental Services Group of Matawa Co-Lead Water Stewardship Research Project

THUNDER BAY, ON –  Four Rivers Environmental Services Group (Four Rivers) today, announced they will be working with the Matawa member First Nations on a national watershed research project as part of a first step in increasing capacity to actively steward over 300,000 square kilometres of watersheds within their traditional homelands (see map in Figure [Read more]