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Matawa First Nations Host Community Sessions to Develop 20yr Regional Tourism Strategic Plan

Matawa First Nations Host Community Sessions to Develop 20yr Regional Tourism Strategic Plan

THUNDER BAY, ON – Matawa’s Economic Development Unit today hosted a Tourism Strategy Meeting and Off Reserve Community Session to hear views and opinions on a Regional Tourism Strategic Plan. Over the past few months, input has also been received through a series of workshops in all the [Read more]

Nakina Northern Store Set to Close

Nakina Northern Store Set to Close

NAKINA, ON – Shoppers in Nakina will soon face longer travel times to get groceries. On March 31st, 2018 the North West Company will close the Northern Store in their community. “This location is no longer sustainable and as a result we made the difficult decision to close our Northern Nakina [Read more]

Lakehead University Bell Let’s Talk Basketball Game Night Feb.2

Lakehead University Bell Let’s Talk Basketball Game Night Feb.2

Lakehead University Participates in Bell Let’s Talk Day THUNDER BAY, ON – Lakehead University’s Student Health and Counselling Centre partnered with Thunderwolves athletes and Wolfie for Bell Let’s Talk Day on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Several stations were outside [Read more]

Providing More Support for Indigenous Youth

Providing More Support for Indigenous Youth

Fort William First Nation to Host Ontario’s Indigenous Youth and Community Wellness Secretariat Ontario and First Nations leadership marked a significant milestone today, with the opening of a new office in Fort William First Nation to support Indigenous youth in their community–the first [Read more]

First Nations Communities to Train and Build a Skilled Workforce

First Nations Communities to Train and Build a Skilled Workforce

Ontario Investing in Job Training for Thunder Bay Area First Nations Ontario is investing in job training and economic development opportunities for Indigenous people in the Thunder Bay area. Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation David Zimmer visited Fort William First Nation to [Read more]

Demographics and Gold Prices Play Role in Thunder Bay Air Traffic

Demographics and Gold Prices Play Role in Thunder Bay Air Traffic

As Thunder Bay’s International Airport (TBIA) reports on record passenger numbers in 2017, Northern Policy Institute’s latest commentary, “Taking Off: Factors Impacting Thunder Bay’s Air Traffic”, reveals several indicators that correlate with flight demand in recent years. Author [Read more]

Driving traffic to Northern Ontario Tourism Attractions

Driving traffic to Northern Ontario Tourism Attractions

Enhanced directional signage helps visitors find their way in Northern Ontario with an investment of more than $390,000 by the Government of Canada SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Between 20 to 30 communities in Northern Ontario will benefit from a coordinated program designed to help travelers in their [Read more]

4 Advocacy Groups Continue Efforts For Passenger Rail Service to Northeastern Ontario

4 Advocacy Groups Continue Efforts For Passenger Rail Service to Northeastern Ontario

The Northeastern Ontario Rail Network (NEORN) is delighted that the government has announced that bus service will be improved in Northern Ontario. However, reinstatement of passenger rail should also be a priority. An integrated transportation system means a truly multi-modal strategy, where [Read more]

Ontario Supporting Northern Film and Television Industry

Ontario Supporting Northern Film and Television Industry

Province Strengthening the Economy and Creating Jobs in the North Ontario is investing in Northeastern Ontario’s television and film production sector, creating jobs in the region and revenue for local businesses supporting film crews during production. Glenn Thibeault, MPP for Sudbury, made [Read more]

FONOM Pleased Ontario Government Investing in Transportation Services

FONOM Pleased Ontario Government Investing in Transportation Services

KIRKLAND LAKE, ON – The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) commends the provincial government’s announcement to improve transportation services within and between communities across the North. The announcement to enhance bus services and implement the Community [Read more]

Ontario Government Expanding Bus Service Across the North

Ontario Government Expanding Bus Service Across the North

Province Increasing Travel Options in Underserved Areas Ontario is making it easier and more convenient for people to get where they need to go by improving transportation services within and between communities across Northern Ontario. Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines, [Read more]

Home-grown Innovation Will Lead to Improved Health in Northern Ontario Communities

Home-grown Innovation Will Lead to Improved Health in Northern Ontario Communities

Government of Canada invests $1 million to develop remote sensing technologies to help monitor environmental impacts on human health THUNDER BAY, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor) – Northern Ontario families will benefit from improved detection of [Read more]

16 Days of Activism: Society Becoming More Aware of Violence Against Women

16 Days of Activism: Society Becoming More Aware of Violence Against Women

– November 25th of this year marks the beginning of 16 days of activism denouncing violence against women. It is an opportunity to raise awareness of this situation that many women are still living with today. Women continue to be victims of violence simply because they are women. In Canada, [Read more]

Ontario Government Increases Financial Support to Communities

Ontario Government Increases Financial Support to Communities

KIRKLAND LAKE, ON – The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) is pleased with the provincial government’s announcement on November 20, 2017 to increase the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) by $5 million for 2018 to a total of $510 million in funding for 389 [Read more]

Forestry Coalition Asks Government to Support Sector

Forestry Coalition Asks Government to Support Sector

Leaders Say Policy Must Consider Climate Change, Cumulative, and Socio-Economic Impacts A coalition of municipal and Indigenous leaders, chambers of commerce, unions, and forest professionals are coming to Queen’s Park on Wednesday, November 22nd to dispel misinformation about Ontario’s forest [Read more]

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