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NES Mayors Group Receives Funding For NOHFC Internship

NES Mayors Group Receives Funding For NOHFC Internship

From: NESMG In May of 2014, the Northeastern Superior Mayors Group hired Meagan Roberts through the Northern Ontario Heritage Internship program. Miss Roberts, who has a background in environmental law, will be assisting the Group in many areas including meeting logistics, research, social media [Read more]

Building a Stronger Postsecondary Education System

Building a Stronger Postsecondary Education System

Strategic Mandate Agreements Highlight Strengths of Colleges, Universities Ontario is moving forward with the transformation of its postsecondary education system by helping institutions build on their individual strengths, ensuring students continue to have access to innovative and affordable [Read more]

Industrial Road Officially Re-Open Connecting Manitouwadge & Greenstone

Ontario Reaches Deal with NFMC to Take Over Road Maintenance THUNDER BAY, ON – Today, MPP Michael Gravelle was pleased to announce that after several months of hard work and strong advocacy, Caramat Road will once again be open to public traffic as of tomorrow, Friday August 8, 2014. The [Read more]

Improving Highway Infrastructure in Northwestern Ontario

Improving Highway Infrastructure in Northwestern Ontario

Ontario Government Strengthening Northern Economy, Creating Jobs Ontario is creating 395 jobs and improving vital highway infrastructure in northwestern Ontario with key investments under the Northern Highways Program. “Local residents, visitors and industries benefit from the expansion and [Read more]

MP Carol Hughes “Protecting Great Lakes from Invasive Carp”

MP Carol Hughes “Protecting Great Lakes from Invasive Carp”

NDP PROPOSE TOUGH MEASURES TO PROTECT GREAT LAKES FROM INVASIVE CARP ELLIOT LAKE, ON – The potential devastation of biodiversity in the Great Lakes from invasive Asian carp requires a multi-prong approach that includes strong regulatory measures according to New Democrat MPs who plan to [Read more]

Ontario Helping Thunder Bay Become a Centre for Advanced Medical Research

Ontario Helping Thunder Bay Become a Centre for Advanced Medical Research

Creating Jobs, Strengthening Health Care in Northern Ontario THUNDER BAY, ON – Premier Kathleen Wynne visited the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute today, where she announced that the government will help it expand its patient-centred health care research and create 29 new jobs. “Our [Read more]

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

Friday (July 25, 2014) the Liberal budget passed and the legislature has risen until the fall. New Democrats are calling for the Auditor General to do an independent report on the fiscal plan and set the record straight. The Auditor needs to do the same report that was done in 2007 and 2011. The [Read more]

FONOM Concern RE: Sale of Ontera

FONOM Concern RE: Sale of Ontera

The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) wishes to express its concern regarding the sale of Ontera, the telecommunications division of the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC). FONOM, along with other stakeholders are fearful of the negative effects on employment, [Read more]

Charities feeling the pinch for opposing government policies says Hughes

Charities feeling the pinch for opposing government policies says Hughes

For years New Democrats have called for the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to be used to catch tax cheats who use offshore accounts to avoid their responsibility to Canada.   Money spent in this way always results in a larger amount coming back to our national coffers.   While catching tax cheats [Read more]

PIC RIVER ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT IN PUKASKWA NATIONAL PARK

PIC RIVER ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT IN PUKASKWA NATIONAL PARK

PIC RIVER FIRST NATION, ON – The Ojibway of the Pic River First Nation announced July 16, they expect full support from Pukaskwa National Park in regards to their submission of a proposal to the federal government for a 25-30 MW generating station at Chigamiwinigum Falls.   “We believe [Read more]

Dubreuilville Council Agenda / Ordre du Jour 07.17.14

Dubreuilville Council Agenda / Ordre du Jour 07.17.14

ORDRE DU JOUR / Agenda Séance régulière du conseil qui aura lieu à 18 h 30, le 17 juillet 2014 Regular Council meeting scheduled for July 17, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. 1.    OUVERTURE / CALL TO ORDER 2.    PRÉSENCE / ROLL CALL 3.    APPEL ET DÉCLARATION D’INTÉRÊT PÉCUNIAIRE / [Read more]

Property Purchase by the Township of Terrace Bay

Property Purchase by the Township of Terrace Bay

TERRACE BAY, ON – Mayor and Council of the Township of Terrace Bay are proud to announce the purchase of a substantial amount of land in our community by the municipality. Over the past two years council, administration and legal counsel have been working hard to secure key pieces of land [Read more]

“Is CPP disability turning into a tax grab?” MP Carol Hughes

“Is CPP disability turning into a tax grab?” MP Carol Hughes

People who had been denied federal disability benefits were thrown a curve ball as new rules have stripped them of their right to have an appeal in person.   Where in the past individuals were able to meet face to face with an adjudicator, they will no longer be legally entitled to this method of [Read more]

Gas prices are just ridiculous

Gas prices are just ridiculous

Gas prices are just ridiculous It is fitting that gas prices jumped considerably at the same time as the Harper government gave a conditional green light to the Northern Gateway pipeline project. Those two events highlight just how far off course our oil and gas policies have strayed from consumer [Read more]

Terrace Bay Talks Recycling

Terrace Bay Talks Recycling

TERRACE BAY, ON – The Township of Terrace Bay held a public forum June 17th to discuss changes to its garbage collection as well as the introduction of a recycling program.  Approximately 80 people were in attendance to listen and ask questions of municipal staff and council.  Mayor Jody [Read more]

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