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Forestry Coalition Asks Government to Support Sector

Forestry Coalition Asks Government to Support Sector

Leaders Say Policy Must Consider Climate Change, Cumulative, and Socio-Economic Impacts A coalition of municipal and Indigenous leaders, chambers of commerce, unions, and forest professionals are coming to Queen’s Park on Wednesday, November 22nd to dispel misinformation about Ontario’s forest [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]

MP Congratulates CMIC and CEMI on ‘Innovation Superclusters Initiative’

MP Congratulates CMIC and CEMI on ‘Innovation Superclusters Initiative’

MP Marc Serré congratulates CMIC and CEMI for their ‘Innovation Superclusters Initiative’ (ISI) submission, selected as one of the 9 finalist by Innovation Canada to submit a final application; if successful will access a piece of the $950 million of funding over five years. NICKEL [Read more]

North Superior Workforce Planning Board 20th Anniversary Celebration

North Superior Workforce Planning Board 20th Anniversary Celebration

THUNDER BAY, ON – The North Superior Workforce Planning Board (NSWPB) has been providing insight into the local and regional labour market for the past twenty years. This evening past and present board members, staff and community stakeholders will be gathering together to recognize and [Read more]

Barrick Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Barrick Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index

All amounts expressed in U.S. dollars TORONTO, ON — Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX)(TSX:ABX) (Barrick or the “Company”) announced Tuesday (September 12, 2017) that the Company has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the 10th consecutive year. The Company [Read more]

Government Proposing to Create New Ridings in Northern Ontario

Government Proposing to Create New Ridings in Northern Ontario

Ontario Strengthening Representation for People in the North Ontario is taking steps to create additional ridings in Northern Ontario to improve representation and ensure that people across the North have a stronger voice in the provincial legislature. Today the government introduced legislation [Read more]

Ontario Releases 2016-17 Public Accounts

Ontario Releases 2016-17 Public Accounts

Province Balancing the Budget This Year, Helping Families Get Ahead Today the province released the Public Accounts of Ontario, showing that Ontario’s deficit for last year was $991 million–$3.3 billion lower than projected in the 2016 Budget and $0.5 billion lower than the interim [Read more]

Northern First Nations Leadership clarify involvement in Infrastructure Development following Province’s Ring of Fire Announcement.

Northern First Nations Leadership clarify involvement in Infrastructure Development following Province’s Ring of Fire Announcement.

THUNDER BAY, ON – Leaders from Webequie and Nibinamik First Nations are clarifying their position for community members and neighbouring communities today following the recent announcement by the Province of Ontario with Premier Kathleen Wynne. The two participating First Nations have signed [Read more]

MP Serré : Ring of Fire announcement will strengthen CLEER “supercluster” submission

MP Serré : Ring of Fire announcement will strengthen CLEER “supercluster” submission

MP Marc Serré elated with Ring of Fire Announcement as it will strengthen the CLEER “supercluster” submission which will benefit all of Northern Ontario NICKEL BELT, ON – Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, issued the following statement in response to recent news that the [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]

NDP: OLG Privatization Will Hurt Ontario Services

NDP: OLG Privatization Will Hurt Ontario Services

As the Wynne Liberals hand over the OLG’s GTA locations today, to B.C-based Great Canadian Gaming Corp. and Toronto-based Brookfield Business Partners, the NDP is raising concerns over the effects of privatization — and the billions of dollars that will be going into B.C. bank accounts [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]

Government of Canada Invests $15,000 to Dubreuilville Summer Festivals

Government of Canada Invests $15,000 to Dubreuilville Summer Festivals

$15,000 from the Government of Canada will support the Township of Dubreuilville’s efforts to expand its summer festival and national Strongman Challenge DUBREUILVILLE, ON – FedNor – The Government of Canada is investing $15,000 to enable the Township of Dubreuilville to grow its [Read more]

Government Can Easily Fix Regulatory Roadblock for Credit Unions (français inclu)

Government Can Easily Fix Regulatory Roadblock for Credit Unions (français inclu)

(Version française ci-dessous) Last month an advisory from the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) placed onerous conditions on credit unions and seemed to be doing favours for Canada’s big banks in the process. The edict, which was slipped through on June 30th when [Read more]

UPDATE : Somber 3rd Anniversary of Suspension of Algoma’s Passenger Train

UPDATE : Somber 3rd Anniversary of Suspension of Algoma’s Passenger Train

UPDATE  (July 10,2017) : Due to scheduling conflicts, the media event in Sault Ste. Marie on July 12 will be postponed; however, the Hearst Media Event on July 14 is still happening. We will inform you of a new date as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience. [Read more]

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