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“As sure as the Lord is above, I don’t want to leave” Says Teary-eyed Cresswell

“As sure as the Lord is above, I don’t want to leave” Says Teary-eyed Cresswell

MARATHON, ON- Wednesday, May 22nd, well known CFNO-fm Morning Show Host, Al Cresswell, was in attendance at the Marthon District Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Evening with Michael” supper in honour of Thunder Bay – Superior North MPP and Minister of Northern Development and [Read more]

“Accounts receivable are not very important to this government” says Hughes

“Accounts receivable are not very important to this government” says Hughes

Anyone in business knows that when money doesn’t come in the venture won’t last long.  This critical point seems to escape the minds of Conservatives who have allowed uncollected tax to balloon under their watch.  It is hurting Canada and punishing those who play by the rules. Since the [Read more]

Manitouwadge Council Discusses Need for Clearly Defined Rates For Rentals/Services in Regards to Non-Profit Orgs (incl. Full Council Video)

Manitouwadge Council Discusses Need for Clearly Defined Rates For Rentals/Services in Regards to Non-Profit Orgs (incl. Full Council Video)

MANITOUWADGE, ON – Regular meeting of Manitouwadge Town Council May 8th, 2013 Mayor John MacEachern and all councillors were in attendance as was Town Clerk Cecile Kerster. Included reports to council from the Public Works Manager Omer Collin and Director of Community Services Paula [Read more]

Mantha’s Notes From the Park

Mantha’s Notes From the Park

I was pleased to receive news early this week that 2013 Chi-Cheemaun Ferry service will begin on Friday, May 17, with the 8:50 am scheduled departure from Tobermory. This is a big win for our communities as the Chi-Cheemaun not only provides an essential transportation link for travel, but also [Read more]

MPP Michael Mantha Questions MOL RE: Responsibility in Algo Mall Collapse (Video)

MPP Michael Mantha Questions MOL RE: Responsibility in Algo Mall Collapse (Video)

QUEEN’S PARK, ON – Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha questions the Minister of Labour regarding responsibility for the Algo Mall Collapse and inquiry that has followed. [Read more]

Statement by Minister Zimmer on the passing of Elijah Harper

Statement by Minister Zimmer on the passing of Elijah Harper

David Zimmer, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, issued the following statement today on the passing of Elijah Harper: “I am saddened to learn of the passing of Elijah Harper. Elijah Harper dedicated his life to public service and advancing First Nations issues — first as band Chief for [Read more]

“Even friends with deep pockets can’t remove the stink of entitlement” Says Hughes

“Even friends with deep pockets can’t remove the stink of entitlement” Says Hughes

“We must clean up corruption and lift the veils of secrecy that allow it to flourish.  We must do nothing less than replace the culture of entitlement with the culture of accountability.” That was Stephen Harper’s opinion only one year before he became Prime Minister.  Much has changed [Read more]

DUBREUILVILLE Agenda May 16 mai Ordre du Jour

DUBREUILVILLE Agenda May 16 mai Ordre du Jour

Séance régulière du conseil qui aura lieu à 18 h 30, le 16 mai 2013 Regular Council meeting scheduled for  May 16, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. 1.    OUVERTURE /CALL TO ORDER  2.    PRÉSENCE/ ROLL CALL  In attendance Absent With Notice Without Notice Mayor Louise Perrier Councillor Roger Lord [Read more]

Application To CRTC To Move CFNO-fm Radio (Comment Period Extended)

Application To CRTC To Move CFNO-fm Radio (Comment Period Extended)

An application to the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) by Dougall Media’s General Manager, Don Caron, to move CFNO-fm Radio Station’s office from its current location in Marathon Ontario, to Thunder Bay Ontario, has been met with much concern by many [Read more]

Changes to Ontario’s Cabinet

Changes to Ontario’s Cabinet

Ontario Government Announces Ministers Milloy and Sousa to Take on New Responsibilities Premier Kathleen Wynne today announced changes to her cabinet and government following the resignation of Harinder Takhar due to medical issues. He will continue to serve as Member of Provincial Parliament for [Read more]

Mantha’s Notes from the Park: BUDGET 2013

Mantha’s Notes from the Park: BUDGET 2013

When Ontarians elected a minority government in 2011 they sent a clear message they want their politicians to get results. It’s why New Democrats were crystal clear when we put forward our proposals for this budget. Ontarians deserve some real, achievable change. They want some confidence that [Read more]

“Catch phrases can catch up with you” MP Carol Hughes

“Catch phrases can catch up with you” MP Carol Hughes

The Auditor General gave the Conservative government a $3.1 billion dollar black eye this week when he revealed that amount of money is missing in action from Canada’s anti-terrorism efforts. Stephen Harper says this is just ‘an issue of lack of clarity,’ but for a party that rode into Ottawa [Read more]

UPDATED: Manitouwadge Volunteers Honoured with June Callwood Awards

UPDATED: Manitouwadge Volunteers Honoured with June Callwood Awards

With the exception of photos described otherwise, all photos are courtesy (and Copyright) Chistina Gapic Photography. Ontario Government Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers Ontario recently honoured twelve people and seven organizations with a June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award, for their [Read more]

Premier makes rural and northern funding announcement 100 km from Toronto

From office of: Tamara Johnson, Ontario PC candidate from Thunder Bay Superior North Liberals are out-of-touch with Northern Ontario THUNDER BAY, ON –  Friday, Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne travelled all the way to Barrie – just 100 km from Toronto – to announce a plan to create a [Read more]

Federal Liberal Riding Associations congratulates Gravelle and Mauro for saving the ELA

Federal Liberal Riding Associations congratulates Gravelle and Mauro for saving the ELA

Vince Mirabelli, president of the Thunder Bay – Superior North Federal Liberal Riding Association congratulates MPP Michael Gravelle and MPP Bill Mauro for their involvement in securing provincial support for the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA).    “This was an issue that many people in the [Read more]

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