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Matawa First Nations Host Community Sessions to Develop 20yr Regional Tourism Strategic Plan

Matawa First Nations Host Community Sessions to Develop 20yr Regional Tourism Strategic Plan

THUNDER BAY, ON – Matawa’s Economic Development Unit today hosted a Tourism Strategy Meeting and Off Reserve Community Session to hear views and opinions on a Regional Tourism Strategic Plan. Over the past few months, input has also been received through a series of workshops in all the [Read more]

Ammonia Leak Closes Manitouwadge Recreation Centre

Ammonia Leak Closes Manitouwadge Recreation Centre

MANITOUWADGE, ON – An ammonia leak at the Manitouwadge Recreation (community) Centre has led to the township closing the facility to the public and sharing that: “For the safety of the public and our staff, will remain closed to everyone until further notice. We continue to work to [Read more]

Demographics and Gold Prices Play Role in Thunder Bay Air Traffic

Demographics and Gold Prices Play Role in Thunder Bay Air Traffic

As Thunder Bay’s International Airport (TBIA) reports on record passenger numbers in 2017, Northern Policy Institute’s latest commentary, “Taking Off: Factors Impacting Thunder Bay’s Air Traffic”, reveals several indicators that correlate with flight demand in recent years. Author [Read more]

Projects Promoting Francophone Culture in Chapleau and Hearst Receive Support from Province

Projects Promoting Francophone Culture in Chapleau and Hearst Receive Support from Province

Community Grant Program Funding Projects Across the Province Ontario is investing in francophone communities across the province to promote francophone culture and encourage greater community engagement. Marie-France Lalonde, Minister of Francophone Affairs made the announcement yesterday at the [Read more]

Ontario Northland Service to Wawa

Ontario Northland Service to Wawa

This is the Wednesday, January 17, 2018, Ontario Northland bus at 3:06 p.m. Ontario Northland began providing service to more communities in Northern Ontario on Monday. [Read more]

Driving traffic to Northern Ontario Tourism Attractions

Driving traffic to Northern Ontario Tourism Attractions

Enhanced directional signage helps visitors find their way in Northern Ontario with an investment of more than $390,000 by the Government of Canada SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Between 20 to 30 communities in Northern Ontario will benefit from a coordinated program designed to help travelers in their [Read more]

4 Advocacy Groups Continue Efforts For Passenger Rail Service to Northeastern Ontario

4 Advocacy Groups Continue Efforts For Passenger Rail Service to Northeastern Ontario

The Northeastern Ontario Rail Network (NEORN) is delighted that the government has announced that bus service will be improved in Northern Ontario. However, reinstatement of passenger rail should also be a priority. An integrated transportation system means a truly multi-modal strategy, where [Read more]

FONOM Pleased Ontario Government Investing in Transportation Services

FONOM Pleased Ontario Government Investing in Transportation Services

KIRKLAND LAKE, ON – The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) commends the provincial government’s announcement to improve transportation services within and between communities across the North. The announcement to enhance bus services and implement the Community [Read more]

Ontario Government Expanding Bus Service Across the North

Ontario Government Expanding Bus Service Across the North

Province Increasing Travel Options in Underserved Areas Ontario is making it easier and more convenient for people to get where they need to go by improving transportation services within and between communities across Northern Ontario. Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines, [Read more]

Launch of New Citizens’ Rail Passenger Advocacy Campaign

Launch of New Citizens’ Rail Passenger Advocacy Campaign

Press release from: All Aboard Northern Ontario New group escalates push to revive Northlander and improve other Northern Ontario passenger trains and feeder buses NORTH BAY, ON – All Aboard Northern Ontario, a new grassroots advocacy group, today launched its campaign for the restoration of the [Read more]

Primary Forest Resource Road to be Closed (Fermeture de route)

Primary Forest Resource Road to be Closed (Fermeture de route)

Version française ci-dessous The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry advises that a section of a primary forest resource road south of Longlac and north of Terrace Bay, in Nipigon District, will be closed for bridge repairs. A portion of Catlonite Road will be barricaded while repairs are [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]

Could VIA Plans Spark Renaissance for Passenger Rail? (Version française inclu)

Could VIA Plans Spark Renaissance for Passenger Rail? (Version française inclu)

Via Rail’s proposal to create a dedicated passenger rail line from Windsor to Quebec City is encouraging for proponents of passenger rail.  For those looking to bring back services in Ontario’s north, the encouragement is tempered with some disappointment. That’s because, although the idea [Read more]

Brutal Treatment by CN Damaging VIA’s Canadian Across Canada

Brutal Treatment by CN Damaging VIA’s Canadian Across Canada

TORONTO, ON – During a summer when more Canadians and international travellers than ever are riding VIA Rail’s transcontinental train, the Canadian, CN is trashing the schedule and the reputation of what is regarded as the world’s finest long-distance passenger train. “The delays CN is [Read more]

2017 “Dub Wild Run” Obstacle Race (video)

2017 “Dub Wild Run” Obstacle Race (video)

Video of the 2017 “Dub Wild Run” Obstacle race in Dubreuilville Ontario. This is an annual event. 2017 was our 3rd year. The 2018 event will be held Saturday July 28th. RELATED LINKS Subscribe to Luc Levesque’s YouTube channel for more videos of sports/events on Dubreuilville [Read more]

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