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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]

Ontario Stands with Forestry Workers and Businesses in Face of Unfair Duties

Ontario Stands with Forestry Workers and Businesses in Face of Unfair Duties

Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Kathryn McGarry issued the following statement responding to the announcement of new duties on Canadian softwood lumber exports to the U.S.: “The Ontario government will continue to stand alongside forestry workers and [Read more]

NDP Statement on English-Wabigoon River Clean-up

NDP Statement on English-Wabigoon River Clean-up

ELLIOT LAKE, ON – NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Critic Michael Mantha issued the following statement regarding recently-announced funding for the cleanup of mercury contamination in the English-Wabigoon River: “After forty years and of living with the toxic legacy of the [Read more]

Kids and Cops Free Fishing Event at White Lake Provincial Park

Kids and Cops Free Fishing Event at White Lake Provincial Park

  MARATHON, ON –  Children are getting their fishing gear ready for the Kids Fishing Derby, July 8. The event will begin at 10am and wrap up at 2 pm at White Lake Provincial Park.  The event is free, however participants must pay for a day entry to the park at $11.25 (taxes included). [Read more]

Co-Enforcement Initiative Protecting Our Natural Resources

Co-Enforcement Initiative Protecting Our Natural Resources

Ministry Seeks the Public’s Help in Case of Abandoned Nets in Whitefish Bay The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Batchewana First Nation (BFN) is seeking the public’s help in identifying the individual or individuals responsible for abandoning gill nets in Whitefish Bay on Lake [Read more]

Fined $10,000 for Moose Hunting Offences

Fined $10,000 for Moose Hunting Offences

Jeremy Halvorsen of Eldorado pleaded guilty and was fined $3,500 for hunting a cow moose without a licence and $3,500 for hunting a bull moose without a licence. Three Ontario men have been fined a total of $10,000 for moose hunting offences. Ryan Cane and Jamie De Long of Cobourg, both pleaded [Read more]

Kenogami Road – Public Consultation

Kenogami Road – Public Consultation

PUBLIC CONSULTATION SESSION FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF KENOGAMI ROAD TERRACE BAY, ON – The Township of Terrace Bay invites residents to attend the Public Consultation Session for proposed Reconstruction of Kenogami Road Project on Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 4pm to 7pm.  This info session will [Read more]

Ontario Standing Up for Forestry Sector and Northern Communities

Ontario Standing Up for Forestry Sector and Northern Communities

Province Introducing New Measures to Protect Good Jobs Premier Kathleen Wynne is standing with Ontario’s forest products workers and the communities that rely on this important sector. The Premier, along with Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Kathryn McGarry, is taking action to [Read more]

Shelter House Launches #ProjectChange Celebrating #EarthDay & Engaging Residents

Shelter House Launches #ProjectChange Celebrating #EarthDay & Engaging Residents

THUNDER BAY, ON – Today, Shelter House celebrated Earth Day with the launch of a new campaign #ProjectChange which aims at empowering and engaging residents throughout the year. This campaign furthers Shelter House’s plan towards engaging residents and providing opportunities for growth [Read more]

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