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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 [Read more]

Weather Warnings Across the Area

Weather Warnings Across the Area

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW WARNINGS FOR YOUR COMMUNITY Flash freeze warning in effect for: Chapleau – Missinaibi Lake Gogama – Foleyet Temperatures are forecast to fall rapidly. Ponding water, slush, and any falling precipitation will freeze as the temperature drops. Mild and rainy [Read more]

$5,500 in Fines for an Illegal Moose Hunt

$5,500 in Fines for an Illegal Moose Hunt

A Wawa man has been fined a total of $5,500 for moose hunting offences. Richard Watson pleaded guilty and was fined $1,500 for being a party to the offence of discharging a firearm from a motor boat and $4,000 for hunting a cow moose without a licence. Court heard that in October 2015, Watson, [Read more]

Snow Squall Warning in Effect

Snow squall warning in effect for Chapleau – Missinaibi Lake Lake effect snow squalls continue to affect areas near the eastern shores of Lake Superior today. Very poor visibilities have been reported due to heavy snow and blowing snow. The most intense activity continues to affect areas [Read more]

Blind River & Elliot Lake Participation In NWMO Site Selection Ends

Blind River & Elliot Lake Participation In NWMO Site Selection Ends

NWMO provides funding to recognize leadership in advancing Canada’s Plan TORONTO, ON – The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) will focus efforts on fewer areas in the site selection process for a deep geological repository for used nuclear fuel. The area around Blind River and Elliot [Read more]

Home-grown Innovation Will Lead to Improved Health in Northern Ontario Communities

Home-grown Innovation Will Lead to Improved Health in Northern Ontario Communities

Government of Canada invests $1 million to develop remote sensing technologies to help monitor environmental impacts on human health THUNDER BAY, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor) – Northern Ontario families will benefit from improved detection of [Read more]

Progress Addressing Environmental Issues in Thunder Bay Harbour

Progress Addressing Environmental Issues in Thunder Bay Harbour

Research Shows “Unimpaired” Status for Phytoplankton & Zooplankton Populations Organizations involved in the Thunder Bay harbour cleanup, or Remedial Action Plan (RAP), are recommending that “Degradation of Phytoplankton and Zooplankton Populations” be removed from the list of [Read more]

Multinational Consortium Yields to Public Pressure on Nuclear Dump Plan

From Concerned Citizens of Renfrew County and Area OTTAWA, ON – The multinational consortium running Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) and managing Canada’s federally-owned radioactive waste announced on Thursday (October 26th) that it will remove intermediate-level waste, which [Read more]

Barrick Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Barrick Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index

All amounts expressed in U.S. dollars TORONTO, ON — Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX)(TSX:ABX) (Barrick or the “Company”) announced Tuesday (September 12, 2017) that the Company has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the 10th consecutive year. The Company [Read more]

Northern First Nations Leadership clarify involvement in Infrastructure Development following Province’s Ring of Fire Announcement.

Northern First Nations Leadership clarify involvement in Infrastructure Development following Province’s Ring of Fire Announcement.

THUNDER BAY, ON – Leaders from Webequie and Nibinamik First Nations are clarifying their position for community members and neighbouring communities today following the recent announcement by the Province of Ontario with Premier Kathleen Wynne. The two participating First Nations have signed [Read more]

Four U.S. Residents Fined $1,300 for Angling Offences on Lake Nipigon

Four U.S. Residents Fined $1,300 for Angling Offences on Lake Nipigon

Four U.S. residents have been fined a total of $1,300 for angling offences on Lake Nipigon. Cory Merschman of Numidia, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty and was fined $250 for angling with a barbed hook. His fishing gear was forfeited to the Crown. Daryl Weispfennig of Chanhassen, Minnesota, pleaded [Read more]

Ontario Continuing Fight Against Invasive Species

Ontario Continuing Fight Against Invasive Species

Province Working With Partners to Create Awareness of Invasive Species and Protect the Environment Ontario continues to combat invasive plants and animals in order to protect the environment and allow people across the province to continue to enjoy rivers, lakes, parks and other green spaces. [Read more]

$4,000 in Fines for Illegal Moose Hunt

$4,000 in Fines for Illegal Moose Hunt

Two Thunder Bay area residents were fined a total of $4,000 for moose hunting offences. Theodore Aho of Thunder Bay pleaded guilty and was fined $1,500 for hunting calf moose during the closed season and $1,500 for abandoning the moose and allowing it to spoil.  He also received a one-year hunting [Read more]

Commercial Recycling Pickup Coming to Terrace Bay

Commercial Recycling Pickup Coming to Terrace Bay

TERRACE BAY, ON – Ignited by feedback from local businesses and fanned on by Council’s strategic focus on green initiatives, the Township of Terrace Bay is announcing its 1st trial run for commercial recycling pickup. Beginning this month (July) until the end of the year, business curbside [Read more]

MNRF Three-Day Enforcement Blitz On Lake Nipigon

MNRF Three-Day Enforcement Blitz On Lake Nipigon

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry laid 14 charges and issued 8 warnings during a three-day enforcement blitz on Lake Nipigon, Ontario. From June 19 to 21, 2017, conservation officers from Nipigon enforcement unit checked 106 resident and non-resident anglers. Officers checked for [Read more]

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