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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]

MPP Mantha calls on Premier Wynne to Ignite the #RingOfFire (Video)

MPP Mantha calls on Premier Wynne to Ignite the #RingOfFire (Video)

QUEEN’s PARK, ON – After listening to serious concerns raised at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference, which brings together the mining and finance industry, Ontario NDP critic for Northern Development and Mines Michael Mantha again demanded that Premier [Read more]

“OffshoreTax Havens and Loopholes Are Holding Us Back” says Hughes

“OffshoreTax Havens and Loopholes Are Holding Us Back” says Hughes

A recent documentary by the investigative television program, the Fifth Estate, sheds new light on the KPMG  scandal that helped wealthy Canadians use an offshore tax haven to hide money from Revenue Canada.  It shows how clients used a shell company on the Isle of Mann along with tax exemptions [Read more]

Copper Lake Acquires Four Gold Properties in NW Ontario

Copper Lake Acquires Four Gold Properties in NW Ontario

TORONTO, ON – (Marketwired) – Copper Lake Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:CPL)(FRANKFURT:W0I) (“Copper Lake” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has entered into a mineral property option agreement to acquire up to 100% of four separate properties made up of [Read more]

Hydro bills put community centres at risk

Hydro bills put community centres at risk

ECHO BAY, ON – On Saturday, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath joined the leadership of Echo Bay, Desbarats, Bruce Mines, Hilton Beach and the Township of St. Joseph to speak out about skyrocketing hydro bills – which are putting their community hubs at risk. “The Johnson Township Community Centre [Read more]

FONOM Commends the Provincial Government for Addressing Electricity Costs

FONOM Commends the Provincial Government for Addressing Electricity Costs

KAPUSKASING, ON – The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) would like to commend the Minister of Energy, Glenn Thibeault and the provincial government for announcing today that they will lower electricity bills by 25 percent on average this summer for all residential [Read more]

QP Press Conference RE: Toxic Dumping Site

QP Press Conference RE: Toxic Dumping Site

Is the Dryden mill site still leaking toxic mercury upstream from Grassy Narrows? Strong new scientific evidence indicates yes.  Fresh river sediment downstream from mill is 130x above normal. TORONTO, ON – A new scientific report will be released today presenting “strong evidence” that one [Read more]

Coping With Emotions When Investing @KimInglis

Coping With Emotions When Investing @KimInglis

The average investor underperforms virtually all other traditional asset classes, even when inflation increases are included. J.P. Morgan, comparing 20-year annualized returns by asset class, found the average investor rings in at 2.1% compared to the S&P 500 Index at 8.2%.  This [Read more]

Ontario Minister Natural Resources and Forestry Letter to Federal Minister of Natural Resources

Ontario Minister Natural Resources and Forestry Letter to Federal Minister of Natural Resources

Dear Minister Carr: Subject: Softwood Lumber Dispute I write to you today regarding the current litigation over softwood lumber trade between Canada and the United States (U.S.). The U.S. has initiated investigations into the Canadian Forestry industry that will likely lead to them imposing [Read more]

Call for Nominations : New Advisory Committee on Homelessness Partnering Strategy

Last week, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, announced a call for nominations for an Advisory Committee of experts and stakeholders in the field of homelessness to support the renewal of Employment and Social Development Canada’s (ESDC) [Read more]

FONOM Attends Rural Ontario Municipal Association Conference

FONOM Attends Rural Ontario Municipal Association Conference

KAPUSKASING, ON – The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) attended the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Conference, which was held as a standalone conference, the first in many years, on January 29-31, 2017 in Toronto. FONOM met with members of the Provincial [Read more]

Ministry Seeks Public’s Help in Case of Abandoned Nets in Lake Superior

Ministry Seeks Public’s Help in Case of Abandoned Nets in Lake Superior

On January 19, 2017, conservation officers with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry responded to a report of gill nets set in the vicinity of the Montreal River in Lake Superior. Officers located and removed gill nets which contained hundreds of rotting walleye, whitefish, lake trout, [Read more]

Canada Summer Jobs 2017: Deadline to Apply Extended

Canada Summer Jobs 2017: Deadline to Apply Extended

Deadline to apply extended for Canada Summer Jobs funding has been extended to February 3rd, 2017! Are you a small business owner or running a not-for-profit? Do you need some extra boots on the ground during the summer of 2017 – Canada’s 150th anniversary year? Why not join thousands of other [Read more]

Nipigon & Greenstone Among Communities Benefiting from Provincial Investments

Local Grants will support projects across Region January 17, 2017 Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and MPP for Thunder Bay-Superior North and Bill Mauro, Minister of Municipal Affairs and MPP for Thunder Bay Atikokan, announced that four local non-profit and charitable [Read more]

Energy Costs Continue to be a Concern Across the North

Energy Costs Continue to be a Concern Across the North

KAPUSKASING, ON – The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) continues to be concerned about the impacts of energy costs on the Northern Ontario economy. The issue was heavily discussed at the recent meeting of the Board of Directors’ on January 12, 2017 in North Bay. Whether [Read more]

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