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Terrace Bay’s New Town Council Sworn In

Terrace Bay’s New Town Council Sworn In

TERRACE BAY, ON – The Township of Terrace Bay’s new Town Council was officially sworn-in December 1st, 2014 prior to their first regular meeting.  Members of the public came out to congratulate them and each Councillor said a few words about what they were looking forward to for their [Read more]

Innovative Local Food Project Growing in Northwestern Ontario

Innovative Local Food Project Growing in Northwestern Ontario

Ontario Supports Local Food Ideas The province is helping grow awareness and demand for local food in Northwestern Ontario. A recipient in the Kenora District received funding from Ontario’s Local Food Fund to support innovative local food projects that increase demand and sales of Ontario [Read more]

New Team of Trustees for CSCNO

New Team of Trustees for CSCNO

Experience and commitment: new team of Nouvel-Ontario school trustees begin mandate SUDBURY, ON – During its annual organizational session held on Friday December 5, the newly elected team of Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) school board trustees was officially sworn in, [Read more]

“HO-HO-HOld the home heating HST” says MPP Michael Mantha

“HO-HO-HOld the home heating HST” says MPP Michael Mantha

QUEEN’S PARK, ON – In light of a damning Auditor-General report that shows the government misspent almost $2-billion on the failed smart meter program, now,  more than ever, Ontarians need relief from the growing costs of heating their homes, said NDP Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha. [Read more]

Building Ontario Up

Building Ontario Up

Government Passed Nine of Its Bills During Current Session The current sitting of the Ontario legislature wrapped up today, with the government making significant progress on implementing its four-part plan for Ontario. Since the session began in July, the government passed nine bills to improve [Read more]

MP Bruce Hyer Continues The #Nuclear Waste Debate

MP Bruce Hyer Continues The #Nuclear Waste Debate

NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO – The video below is Part 2 of OntarioNewsNorth.com’s conversation with Thunder Bay-Superior North MP and Green Party Deputy-Leader Bruce Hyer on the final evening of his Northwestern Ontario visit in November.   Hyer travelled the region hosting Town Hall [Read more]

Potential Arena Rental Rate Increases Causing Concern Among Manitouwadge Residents

Potential Arena Rental Rate Increases Causing Concern Among Manitouwadge Residents

MANITOUWADGE, ON – A plea has been posted on several Facebook groups relating to Manitouwadge regarding the community ‘s only indoor arena (and only public skating surface).  A local resident is concerned with a rate increase allegedly being considered by Town Council at [Read more]

FONOM Alleges Greenpeace Is Encouraging False Information

FONOM Alleges Greenpeace Is Encouraging False Information

Hypocrisy in Action: Greenpeace Encouraging False Information Attack  Large eNGO attacking economic driver of northern communities with false information campaign allege  The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities is condemning Greenpeace Canada’s attempt to use false information to [Read more]

Maintain First Nations Health Research As A Priority says Hughes

Maintain First Nations Health Research As A Priority says Hughes

OTTAWA, ON – Minimal interaction between the Aboriginal health research community and senior leadership at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is undermining a decade of achievement and future advancement in aboriginal health research, according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, [Read more]

MP Carol Hughes Demands A More Well-Connected Canada

MP Carol Hughes Demands A More Well-Connected Canada

“Broadband access should be getting better instead of being threatened” says Hughes Rural Canadians concerned about the government’s failure to improve broadband internet in those parts of the country can add the potential negative impacts of an Industry Canada proposal that will [Read more]

Superior-Greenstone DSB Holds Inaugural Board Meeting

Superior-Greenstone DSB Holds Inaugural Board Meeting

MARATHON, ON – The Superior-Greenstone District School Board held its Inaugural Board Meeting on Friday, December 5 where several new Board members were welcomed. The municipal elections held last October, resulted in the three new Board members including Tara Pitre representing [Read more]

Mantha’s News From the Park : Mill Closure, Job Losses & Money Mart

Mantha’s News From the Park : Mill Closure, Job Losses & Money Mart

Today (December 5th), the Statistics Canada Stats numbers were released. They are showing 34,000 people have lost their jobs, clearly this is just more evidence that the Liberals have failed to address the province’s jobs crisis and their austerity budget will only make matters worse. These [Read more]

Taking Action Against Sexual Violence and Harassment

Taking Action Against Sexual Violence and Harassment

Premier Kathleen Wynne Announces Initiatives to Raise Awareness, Enhance Prevention and Support Victims of Sexual Violence and Harassment Premier Kathleen Wynne today announced a package of initiatives to raise awareness of sexual violence and harassment, enhance prevention initiatives to combat [Read more]

Revise Anti-SLAPP Bill to Address Northern Ontario Concerns

Revise Anti-SLAPP Bill to Address Northern Ontario Concerns

NORTHERN ONTARIO – Northern Ontario Municipal leaders are expressing concerns that the Government of Ontario has moved forward with re-introduction of its anti-SLAPP legislation without proper consultations with industry, municipalities, and others who will be impacted by the proposed [Read more]

Promoting Well-Being at School

Promoting Well-Being at School

Ontario Supports Program to Encourage Children and Youth to Get More Daily Physical Activity Premier Kathleen Wynne announced today a partnership with ACTIVE AT SCHOOL and the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (Ophea) to get children more active every day. ACTIVE AT SCHOOL will be [Read more]

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