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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]

Joint statement by Patty Hajdu and Don Rusnak on Softwood Lumber

Joint statement by Patty Hajdu and Don Rusnak on Softwood Lumber

Thunder Bay, ON – The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North, and Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Rainy River, today issued the following statement following the imposition by the U.S. Department of Commerce of duties on imports of certain [Read more]

Minister Kathryn McGarry Re: Softwood Lumber Dispute

Minister Kathryn McGarry Re: Softwood Lumber Dispute

Statement from MPP Kathryn McGarry; “Our government fully supports our forestry sector and the critical role it plays in the success of the provincial economy. Generating over $15.5 billion in revenues and supporting approximately 172,000 direct and indirect jobs, the sector is a significant [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]

Ontario Premier Announces Basic Income Pilot

Ontario Premier Announces Basic Income Pilot

Giving More People an Opportunity to Get Ahead and Stay Ahead Ontario Basic Income Pilot to Launch in Thunder Bay, Hamilton and Lindsay Ontario is launching a pilot project to assess whether a basic income can better support vulnerable workers, improve health and education outcomes for people on [Read more]

Live Stream of Announcement from Premier Wynne

Live Stream of Announcement from Premier Wynne

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, along with Minister of Community and Social Services Helena Jaczek and Minister of Housing / Ministry Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy Chris Ballard, will be making an announcement later this morning (Monday, April 24th at 9 am) which will be live [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]

Goldcorp Donates $10,000 to Save SOS Program

Goldcorp Donates $10,000 to Save SOS Program

THUNDER BAY, ON –  Goldcorp Musselwhite Mine presented Shelter House Executive Director, Gary Mack, with a $10,000 cheque today for the Street Outreach Services program. Goldcorp Musselwhite Mine opened their new office earlier this week in Thunder Bay and are committed to making a positive [Read more]

Minister Hajdu meets with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni

Minister Hajdu meets with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni

OTTAWA, ON – Today, Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour and M.P. for Thunder Bay-Superior North met with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa. Minister Hajdu and Prime Minister Gentiloni discussed the [Read more]

Manitou Gold Announces Executive Appointment

Manitou Gold Announces Executive Appointment

Version française ci-dessou SUDBURY, ON – Manitou Gold Inc. (TSX-V: MTU) (the “Company” or “Manitou”) today announced the appointment of Mr. Pat Dubreuil to the position of President of the Company. Mr. Dubreuil, MBA, is an entrepreneur with expertise in the natural resources sector [Read more]

New Community Labour Market Series Report focuses on Schreiber

New Community Labour Market Series Report focuses on Schreiber

Know your community to grow your community. North Superior Workforce Planning Board – Your Local Employment Planning Council and Northern Policy Institute have teamed up to provide communities with greater access to labour market information at the very local level. The Community Labour Market [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]

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]

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