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FONOM Attends Northern Leaders’ Dialogue

FONOM Attends Northern Leaders’ Dialogue

KAPUSKASING, ON – The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) attended the Northern Leaders’ Dialogue in Sault Ste. Marie along with other municipal and Aboriginal leaders to discuss issues affecting the north as well as the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario. The meeting of [Read more]

Polar Bear From Parliament?

Polar Bear From Parliament?

BLIND RIVER, ON – Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha was busy visiting Winter Carnivals in communities across his riding this month.  Among those he attended was the 46th Annual Blind River Winter Carnival 2015 where Mantha chose to share his enthusiasm and show his support by [Read more]

No principle and no shame

No principle and no shame

Canadians were scratching their heads on Monday trying to make sense of the way that Eve Adams was welcomed with open arms into the Liberal caucus.   What might seem like a real coup at first blush – poaching a member from the ruling Conservatives – looks more like an act of desperation under [Read more]

26 Ontarians Named to Province’s Highest Honour (Ceremony Video)

26 Ontarians Named to Province’s Highest Honour (Ceremony Video)

QUEEN’S PARK, ON – Tuesday, February 3, 2015, Internationally celebrated writer and lecturer John Ralston Saul, social justice advocate Barbara MacQuarrie, and former Executive Director of the Canadian branch of Doctors Without Borders Marilyn McHarg were among 26 extraordinary [Read more]

Conseil Municipal de Dubreuilville Town Council – 02-12-15

Conseil Municipal de Dubreuilville Town Council – 02-12-15

ORDRE DU JOUR / Agenda Séance régulière du conseil qui aura lieu à 18 h 30, le 11 février 2015 Regular Council meeting scheduled for February 11, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. OUVERTURE / CALL TO ORDER PRÉSENCE / ROLL CALL  APPEL ET DÉCLARATION D’INTÉRÊT PÉCUNIAIRE / DECLARATION OF CONFLICT [Read more]

Anti-terrorism legislation too important to be rushed

Anti-terrorism legislation too important to be rushed

I saw an interesting editorial cartoon where workmen are dismantling a house to build a fence.  The fence is labelled security and the house is labelled privacy.  It cuts to the heart of the debate on new anti-terrorism legislation that is being rushed through parliament as the Conservatives [Read more]

Batchewana First Nation Election Results

Batchewana First Nation Election Results

Batchewana First Nation, ON – On December 2, 3014 a polling notice was issued notifying the Batchewana First Nation’s Band Members of the 2015 election. Candidates began their campaigning, which included a submission in the First Nation’s Special Election Newsletter stating individual [Read more]

FONOM Recognizes the Support of FedNor in the North

FONOM Recognizes the Support of FedNor in the North

KAPUSKASING, ON – The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) recognizes the investments in northern Ontario communities by FedNor. The Northern Policy Institute (NPI) in partnership with the Mowat Centre and the Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity recently developed a [Read more]

2015 Thunder Bay District Board of Health Elections

2015 Thunder Bay District Board of Health Elections

THUNDER BAY, ON – The chair, vice chair and executive committee members of the Board of Health were elected today during the Board of Health’s Annual Meeting held at the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. Norm Gale, City of Thunder Bay Appointee, was re-elected as chair. Joe Virdiramo, of [Read more]

The price of inequality

The price of inequality

An Oxfam report this week showed that one percent of the world’s population will control half of the world’s wealth by 2016.  It also explained how the world’s richest 80 individuals have as much wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion people combined.  While this may sound inevitable, given [Read more]

Budgeting for lower oil prices is a tall order in Conservative circles

Budgeting for lower oil prices is a tall order in Conservative circles

We are often told not to put all our eggs in one basket and not to count our chickens until they hatch.  Someone should have reminded the federal government about those poultry related maxims as they set out to spend a surplus based on assumptions which included oil trading at a high price.  Now [Read more]

Meet the new boss.  Same as the old boss?

Meet the new boss.  Same as the old boss?

The Prime Minster replaced the embattled Minister of Veteran’s Affairs this week in a move that many feel was both inevitable and overdue.  After years of gaffes, bad press, and general distrust the relationship between Canada’s veterans and Stephen Harper’s government was at an all-time low [Read more]

National and International News Highlights of 2014 (Video)

CBC’s The National  takes a look back at the top news stories of 2014. [Read more]

Dubreuilville’s Concerns To MNRF Re:Forest Management Plan – UNANSWERED?

Dubreuilville’s Concerns To MNRF Re:Forest Management Plan – UNANSWERED?

DUBREUILVILLE, ON – The Township of Dubreuilville has chosen to share letters it, and the Local Citizens Committee (LCC), sent to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Bill Mauro.  The township seems quite frustrated as the 2nd sentence in the most recent letter of December 19 (see [Read more]

MNRF and MNDM Hear Concerns from Northern Mayors

MNRF and MNDM Hear Concerns from Northern Mayors

TORONTO, ON – Following the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities’ concerns regarding Bill 52 and Greenpeace Canada’s fabricated attacks on Northern Ontario’s forestry sector , Provincial Ministers Bill Mauro and Michael Gravelle met in Toronto with Kapuskasing Mayor Spacek, [Read more]

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