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NOWW Celebrates Local Literary Talent at LitFest

NOWW Celebrates Local Literary Talent at LitFest

Submitted by Don ParsonsNOWW, Administrator THUNDER BAY, ON – Local literary talent was celebrated during an evening to honour of the written word that included a reminder of the importance of storytelling from an internationally best-selling author.  The Northwestern Ontario Writers [Read more]

Northern Health Units Collaborate To Work On Climate Change

Northern Health Units Collaborate To Work On Climate Change

The 7 public health units in Northern Ontario will be working together on climate change and health vulnerability and adaptation reports over the next 2 years with funding support from Health Canada. Climate change is a threat to human health around the world. The changing environment resulting [Read more]

Vehicular Collision Near Terrace Bay

Vehicular Collision Near Terrace Bay

TERRACE BAY, ON – East bound, outside, lane of Highway 17 near Terrace Bay has been re-opened following a collision described by police as being approx 8 km west of Prairie River.  Unconfirmed sources report that the collision involved 2 vehicles; a transport and a car. Ontario Provincial [Read more]

Cut to Northern Libraries – Vital Resources

Cut to Northern Libraries – Vital Resources

QUEEN’S PARK, ON – NDP Deputy Leader, John Vanthof, issued the following statement following news that the Ford Conservatives are cutting funding for the Ontario Library Service-North by 50 per cent: “After cutting education, health care and the public services Northern families depend on, [Read more]

Inquest into the Deaths of Henry Meekis and Harold McDonald Announced

Dr. David Cameron, Regional Supervising Coroner for Inquests, announced today that an inquest will be held into the deaths of Henry Meekis and Harold McDonald. Mr. Meekis, 58, died on December 23, 2012, and Mr. McDonald, 52, died on January 6, 2013, in separate incidents when their grooming [Read more]

Statement from MPP Michael Gravelle Re: 2019 Ontario Budget

Statement from MPP Michael Gravelle Re: 2019 Ontario Budget

Doug Ford is making deep cuts to the programs and services that matter most to Ontario families.  The Ford government inherited one of the top economies in the world. An economy that led the G7 in jobs and growth for 5 years, with the lowest unemployment rate in decades. Instead, he has [Read more]

Author Karen Connelly to host reading and workshop

Author Karen Connelly to host reading and workshop

Thunder Bay, ON –The Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop is pleased to present two events with international award-winning author Karen Connelly. The author of 12 books of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, including The Lizard Cage, Connelly will be reading from her [Read more]

Snowmobilers Rescued By Helicopter

Snowmobilers Rescued By Helicopter

THUNDER BAY, ON – On February 17, 2019 at approximately 12:01 p.m., officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a male and female who were stranded on Moose Lake. Due to the deteriorating ice conditions, a rescue by MSV was not [Read more]

Lakehead U Researcher Receiving $100K to Examine PTSI in Thunder Bay Firefighters

Lakehead U Researcher Receiving $100K to Examine PTSI in Thunder Bay Firefighters

THUNDER BAY, ON – Lakehead University’s Dr. Kathryn Sinden is receiving $100,534 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for a study that will assist firefighters who experience post-traumatic stress injury while on the job in Thunder Bay. Dr. Sinden, assistant professor in [Read more]

OPP Closing Highway 11 West of Hearst to Nipigon

OPP Closing Highway 11 West of Hearst to Nipigon

HEARST, ON – On January 25, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be closing Highway 11 at Highway 631, for public safety, while a trailer containing dangerous goods is being removed from the scene of a collision. The Highway is being closed from [Read more]

Gov’t Must Do More to Stop Preventable Deaths in First Nations Communities

Gov’t Must Do More to Stop Preventable Deaths in First Nations Communities

QUEEN’S PARK, ON — Sol Mamakwa, Ontario NDP critic for Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, released the following statement: “Too many First Nations know the heartbreak felt by Brody Meekis’ family, who lost their beloved boy to a strep infection — an entirely preventable [Read more]

Body Found North of 11-17 Junction : Death Ruled Homicide

Body Found North of 11-17 Junction : Death Ruled Homicide

-UPDATE #1- OPP INVESTIGATE SUSPICIOUS DEATH THUNDER BAY, ON – The Thunder Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating a death where foul play is suspected. On January 13, 2019, police received information that a body was located on the shoulder of Highway 527 just north [Read more]

Northern Policy Institute Seeking Students to Work Across the North This Summer

Northern Policy Institute Seeking Students to Work Across the North This Summer

Do you want to gain experience and make a difference in Northern Ontario? For the sixth year in a row, Northern Policy Institute is looking for students to join our team this summer. Experience North, Northern Policy Institute’s summer placement program, builds capacity through experience as [Read more]

Matawa Chiefs Council Issue Statement on Excessive Use Of Force on Matawa Education and Care Centre Student

Matawa Chiefs Council Issue Statement on Excessive Use Of Force on Matawa Education and Care Centre Student

THUNDER BAY, ON – Responding to an incident caught on video that occurred on Saturday, December 1st that appeared to show a female Uniform Patrol Officer of the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) striking a student of the Matawa Education and Care Centre while restrained in a Superior North [Read more]

Greenstone OPP 10th Annual Stuff-A-Cruiser Event a Success

Greenstone OPP 10th Annual Stuff-A-Cruiser Event a Success

GERALDTON, ON – On Saturday, December 1, 2018, officers from the Greenstone Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in conjunction with the Superior North Emergency Medical Service hosted their annual “Stuff-a-Cruiser” event in Geraldton and Longlac, Ontario. The [Read more]

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