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Two Males Arrested for Defrauding the Town of Kapuskasing

Two Males Arrested for Defrauding the Town of Kapuskasing

KAPUSKASING, ON – On June 6, 2017, the James Bay Detachments Crime Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) commenced an investigation into allegations of fraud involving two males in the Town of Kapuskasing, Ontario. Police investigation revealed that between September 2014 and February [Read more]

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]

Premier Wynne in the U.S. on Behalf of Ontario Workers and Businesses

Premier Wynne in the U.S. on Behalf of Ontario Workers and Businesses

Premier Underscores Ontario’s Commitment to Free Trade and Partnership, Opposition to Buy American Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Washington, D.C., today to meet with U.S. leaders and advocate on behalf of Ontario workers and businesses for the importance of maintaining free trade with the [Read more]

Nakina Northern Store Set to Close

Nakina Northern Store Set to Close

NAKINA, ON – Shoppers in Nakina will soon face longer travel times to get groceries. On March 31st, 2018 the North West Company will close the Northern Store in their community. “This location is no longer sustainable and as a result we made the difficult decision to close our Northern Nakina [Read more]

First Nations Communities to Train and Build a Skilled Workforce

First Nations Communities to Train and Build a Skilled Workforce

Ontario Investing in Job Training for Thunder Bay Area First Nations Ontario is investing in job training and economic development opportunities for Indigenous people in the Thunder Bay area. Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation David Zimmer visited Fort William First Nation 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]

#CrossoverInsider: Much More Than Movies; Plus New Movie Releases & Trailers

#CrossoverInsider: Much More Than Movies; Plus New Movie Releases & Trailers

It seems that, like a fine wine, some actors only get better with age. Liam Neeson has soared in popularity in his 60’s with a number of wildly popular action flicks. The two lead actors in this week’s headline new release are both also in their 60’s, but no show signs of wanting to sit [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]

Ontario Supporting Northern Film and Television Industry

Ontario Supporting Northern Film and Television Industry

Province Strengthening the Economy and Creating Jobs in the North Ontario is investing in Northeastern Ontario’s television and film production sector, creating jobs in the region and revenue for local businesses supporting film crews during production. Glenn Thibeault, MPP for Sudbury, made [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]

Progressive Partnership Model Revitalizes Hornepayne Forest Sector Businesses

Progressive Partnership Model Revitalizes Hornepayne Forest Sector Businesses

First Nations Take Ground-breaking Equity Position in Hornepayne Businesses HORNEPAYNE, ON – Unique as the North, a ground-breaking partnership points to a model for future resiliency across the North and beyond. The Missanabie Cree, the Chapleau Cree, and the Netamisakomik Anishinabek (Pic [Read more]

Canadian Gold Miner & Osisko Mining Team Up To Accelerate Gold Exploration Projects in Ontario

Canadian Gold Miner & Osisko Mining Team Up To Accelerate Gold Exploration Projects in Ontario

SUDBURY, ON – CNW – Canadian Gold Miner Corp. (“CGM” or the “Company”) and Transition Metals Corp. (a 40% owner of CGM; XTM – TSX.V, “Transition”) are pleased to announce that CGM has today concluded a transaction with Osisko Mining Inc. [Read more]

Ontario Government Increases Financial Support to Communities

Ontario Government Increases Financial Support to Communities

KIRKLAND LAKE, ON – The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) is pleased with the provincial government’s announcement on November 20, 2017 to increase the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) by $5 million for 2018 to a total of $510 million in funding for 389 [Read more]

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