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Statement By Minister Of Finance On 2013 Federal Budget

March 21st, Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, released the following statement on the 2013 Federal Budget: “We were looking for action on four key areas of importance to the people of Ontario – the closing of corporate tax loopholes, combating the underground economy, skills and [Read more]

MPP Gravelle and MPP Mauro champion pre-budget consultation in the Northwest

MPP Gravelle and MPP Mauro champion pre-budget consultation in the Northwest

The provincial Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs will be traveling to Thunder Bay on April 3rd. The committee has been traveling across the province listening to the budget submissions of Ontarians and recently announced it would add a stop in Thunder Bay. Through the subcommittee [Read more]

Manitouwadge Municipal Office Closed Tomorrow

Manitouwadge Municipal Office Closed Tomorrow

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT (Published courtesy OntarioNewsNorth.com) MANITOUWADGE, ON – Citizens are advised that the Manitouwadge Municipal Office will be closed the afternoon of March 19th, 2013 starting at 12:30pm as there will be no water available to the building due to a repair on Agawa [Read more]

“The promise of the internet rings hollow without a connection” Says Hughes

“The promise of the internet rings hollow without a connection” Says Hughes

Recently, I spent time meeting with constituents in the Northwest corner of Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing.  A constant theme in too many locations throughout the constituency is the lack of reasonable internet access.   For businesses, students, and individuals the high-speed internet gap is [Read more]

Agenda du conseil de Dubreuilville Council Agenda — March 14 mars, 2013

Agenda du conseil de Dubreuilville Council Agenda — March 14 mars, 2013

Agenda Séance régulière du conseil qui aura lieu à 18 h 30, le 14 mars 2013 Regular Council meeting scheduled for March 14, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. 1.    OUVERTURE / CALL TO ORDER 2.    PRÉSENCE / ROLL CALL  In attendance Absent With Notice Without Notice Mayor Louise Perrier Councillor [Read more]

Township of Manitouwadge Council Agenda

MANITOUWADGE, ON – Town Council Agenda for the regular meeting of March13th, 2013. CLICK HERE OntarioNewsNorth.com will be in attendance to record the meeting and have it available on our English youtube channel at www.Youtube.com/KarinaHunter as soon as possible. Visit the channel to [Read more]

NOTES FROM THE PARK: Mantha looking forward to answers in Elliot Lake inquiry

NOTES FROM THE PARK: Mantha looking forward to answers in Elliot Lake inquiry

QUEEN’S PARK, ON – NDP Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha said he’s pleased the public inquiry into the roof collapse of the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake has begun and hopes the community will finally get some answers.   “The people of Elliot Lake are strong and resilient, and [Read more]

Entrevue: Député Provincial Michael Mantha – Heures réduites au kioskes ServiceOntario du Nord & Discours du trône

Entrevue: Député Provincial Michael Mantha – Heures réduites au kioskes ServiceOntario du Nord & Discours du trône

TORONTO, ON – Le 27 février, 2013, Michael Mantha, Député provincial d’Algoma-Manitoulin, nous parle de ses concernes vis à vis la réduction d’heures d’opération au kioske de ServiceOntario au Nord de l’Ontario. On entends aussi de M. Mantha par rapport au [Read more]

Interview with Town of Marathon Council Applicant Dustin Pascoe

Interview with Town of Marathon Council Applicant Dustin Pascoe

MARATHON, ON – Following the resignation of Roger Souckey from Marathon’s Town Council in January, Council opted to appoint a replacement and advertised for applicants. Two applicants, Dustin Pascoe and Kim Ransom, filed the appropriate forms and have been deemed eligible to be considered [Read more]

VIA RAIL BUDGET TO BE SLASHED IN HALF

VIA RAIL BUDGET TO BE SLASHED IN HALF

Estimates introduced in House of Commons show 62% reduction from 2011-2012 OTTAWA, ON — Budget Estimates tabled in Parliament by the Harper Government show a drastic budget reduction in the country’s passenger rail operator, cuts that will inevitably impact passenger rail service coast to [Read more]

Northern Highway Project to Include Innovative Design For Nipigon River Bridge

Northern Highway Project to Include Innovative Design For Nipigon River Bridge

New Ontario Government Creating Jobs, Building a Stronger Northern Economy The construction of a new cable-stayed bridge along the Highway 11-17 expansion east of Thunder Bay will make travel easier and safer for families and businesses while strengthening tourism and the economy in the north. This [Read more]

FONOM Executive Holds ‘Full and Frank, Candid’ Meetings with Premier and Ministers

FONOM Executive Holds ‘Full and Frank, Candid’ Meetings with Premier and Ministers

Alan Spacek, Mayor of Kapuskasing, and President of the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM), expressed his satisfaction with a high level meeting held with Premier Kathleen Wynne and Cabinet Members Zimmer, Orazetti, Gravelle, Jeffrey, Murray and Parliamentary Assistant to the [Read more]

UPDATED w/Video—MPP Mike Mantha Tells Legislature “Northerners Don’t Expect More But Certainly Won’t Settle For Any Less”

UPDATED w/Video—MPP Mike Mantha Tells Legislature “Northerners Don’t Expect More But Certainly Won’t Settle For Any Less”

Article below Originally published Feb.26, 2013 QUEEN’S PARK, ON – Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha made the following statement in the legislature today after the government made further cuts to ServiceOntario hours and jobs in the community and throughout the North. [Read more]

Marathon Delegation Meeting With Ministers At 2013 OGRA/ROMA Conference

Marathon Delegation Meeting With Ministers At 2013 OGRA/ROMA Conference

TORONTO, ON – This week, a delegation from the Town of Marathon, including Mayor Rick Dumas, Councillor Terry Fox, Works & Operations Manager Brian Hyshka  and CAO Brian Tocheri, are attending the 2013 ROMA/OGRA (Rural Ontario Municipal Association /Ontario Good Roads Association) [Read more]

Regular Meeting of Marathon Council Cancelled

Regular Meeting of Marathon Council Cancelled

MARATHON, ON – Please note that due to lack of quorum, the Council Meeting that was scheduled for February 25, 2013, has been cancelled. The next Regular Meeting of Council is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., Monday, March 11, 2013, in Council Chambers (4 Hemlo Drive). RELATED LINKS Marathon’s [Read more]

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