‘Northern Ontario Tourism’ Information

Government of Canada Invests to Improve Community Infrastructure in Thunder Bay

Government of Canada Invests to Improve Community Infrastructure in Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY, ON – FedNor – The Government of Canada is investing $246,500 to support infrastructure improvements and help increase accessibility at three community assets in the Thunder Bay region. This FedNor investment will support three strategic initiatives led the City of Thunder Bay, [Read more]

Government Invests $100,000 to Revitalize Thunder Bay’s Columbus Centre

Government Invests $100,000 to Revitalize Thunder Bay’s Columbus Centre

THUNDER BAY, ON  –  FedNor – The Government of Canada is investing $100,000 to complete vital infrastructure upgrades to the aquatics facility at the Fort William Columbus Centre in Thunder Bay. Operated by the local Knights of Columbus who invest more than 30,000 volunteer hours [Read more]

Plane Lands on Highway 129

Plane Lands on Highway 129

No Injuries Chapleau, ON – On April 12, 2017 at approximately 8:20 pm Superior East (Chapleau) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an emergency landing of a small Ultra-light plane on Highway 129, twenty seven kilometers south of the town of Chapleau. There was no [Read more]

Walleye Spawning Beds To Be Improved Using Environmental Penalties Fund

UPDATE: Ontario Community Environment Fund (OCEF) Watersheds Canada has been awarded an OCEF grant of over $960 from funds collected from environmental penalties. The organization will use the funds to improve two existing walleye spawning beds on Twin Sisters Lake by first making an assessment of [Read more]

MTO Notice: Scheduled Traffic Delays Highway 11/17 Nipigon River Bridge

MTO Notice: Scheduled Traffic Delays Highway 11/17 Nipigon River Bridge

THUNDER BAY, ON  — The Ministry of Transportation wishes to advise that motorists can expect short-term traffic delays due to ongoing construction at the Nipigon River Bridge on Highway 11/17 on Monday, March 27 and Tuesday, March 28 between 9am and 8pm. We apologize for the inconvenience and [Read more]

Hunting Celebrity Returns to Promote Hometown on Wild TV

Hunting Celebrity Returns to Promote Hometown on Wild TV

Amanda Lynn Mayhew hunts the way she was raised to by her family in Northern Ontario: without the use of game farms and outfitters. Every hunt is a challenge and adventure,  and she does it on her own, hunting on land she has hunted since she was a child. Amanda Lynn takes advantage of each [Read more]

Plane Crash In Marathon Area

Plane Crash In Marathon Area

MARATHON, ON – On Wednesday, March 16, 2017 at approximately 12:40 pm, Marathon and Manitouwadge members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were advised of a plane crash that happened on Tuesday, March 15, 2017 at 11:38 pm approximately 60 km East of Marathon. The crash site was located [Read more]

American Fined for Costs of Northern Ontario Forest Fire Supression

American Fined for Costs of Northern Ontario Forest Fire Supression

$4,027 Fine and Costs of Forest Fire Suppression A Minnesota man has been fined and ordered to pay forest fire suppression costs under the Forest Fires Prevention Act. Timothy Brown of St. Paul was fined $500 for starting a fire without a permit. He was also ordered to pay $3,527 for the cost of [Read more]

OPP Investigate Snowmobile Collision on O.F.S.C. ‘D’ Trail

OPP Investigate Snowmobile Collision on O.F.S.C. ‘D’ Trail

WAWA, ON – On Saturday March 4, 2017 at approximately 5:30 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Chapleau Detachment were called to a collision involving a snowmobile on the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (O.F.S.C) “D” trail located approximately [Read more]

Snow Day in Dubreuiville from @TheGroomerGuy

Snow Day in Dubreuiville from @TheGroomerGuy

Luc Levesque, better known as The Groomer Guy for his years of service as a snowmobile operator and executive member of the Alouettes Snowmobile Club, shares a look at recent snowfall in Dubreuilville. As Levesque mentions in the description of his YouTube video, the snow (enjoyed across the [Read more]

Vote on a Name for Science North’s New Animal Embassador

Vote on a Name for Science North’s New Animal Embassador

SUDBURY,ON  – A new young beaver, now calls Science North home. The beaver was born June 9, 2016 at the Zoo Sauvage de St-Félicien in St-Félicien, Quebec. The Zoo Sauvage is home to over 75 species of animals from around the world, and is highly focused on species found in Canada, like the [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 [Read more]

$2,000 in Fines for Fishing Offences

$2,000 in Fines for Fishing Offences

Two United States residents have been fined a total of $2,000 for fishing offences. Steven Cody of Hudson, Wisconsin, and James Kerr of Boston, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty and were each fined $1,000 for having an over-limit of walleye. Court heard that on August 23, 2016, Ministry of Natural [Read more]

Weather Alerts : Chapleau – Gogama

Weather Alerts : Chapleau – Gogama

5:30 AM EST Tuesday 07 February 2017 Snowfall warning in effect for: Chapleau – Missinaibi Lake Gogama – Foleyet Significant snowfall expected today and tonight. Snow, at times heavy, will start over regions east of Lake Superior this morning, and then spread to regions near the Quebec [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, [Read more]

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