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Legislature appoints Financial Accountability Officer

Legislature appoints Financial Accountability Officer

QUEEN’S PARK, ON – NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is proud that members of the legislature unanimously appointed Stephen LeClair as Ontario’s first Financial Accountability Officer (FAO). “We’ve waited a long time for this moment, but I’m proud that we’ve finally appointed Ontario’s first Financial Accountability Officer,” said Horwath.  “After years of government scandal, people are

FONOM Meets with the Provincial Cabinet at ROMA/OGRA

FONOM Meets with the Provincial Cabinet at ROMA/OGRA

TORONTO, ON – February 23, 2015, the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) met with members of the Provincial Cabinet yesterday at the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA)/Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) Combined Conference in Toronto. FONOM was delighted and impressed with the number of government representatives that participated in the meeting which included the Minister

OPP Seeking Marine Student

OPP Seeking Marine Student

Applications accepted starting February 13 WAWA, ON – The Superior East Wawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be seeking applicants for the position of “Marine Assistant”. This opportunity is designed for students who are interested in a law enforcement career.  The purpose of this summer opportunity is to gain a working knowledge of

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Les élèves du jardin soignent des animaux à leur clinique vétérinaire

Les élèves du jardin soignent des animaux à leur clinique vétérinaire

WAWA, ON – Depuis quelques semaines, les élèves du jardin de l’école Saint-Joseph (Wawa) ont un centre très spécial. Ils ont travaillé fort pour construire une clinique vétérinaire! À chaque jour, les élèves apportent de la maison un animal en peluche qui ne se sent pas bien ou qui est blessé. À son arrivée au [Read more]

6 500 $ d’amendes pour chasses à l’ours illégales

6 500 $ d’amendes pour chasses à l’ours illégales

Deux hommes de la région de Shillington ont été condamnés à des amendes totalisant 6 500 $ pour diverses infractions en matière de chasse à l’ours. Martin Alford a plaidé coupable aux accusations d’avoir omis de fixer immédiatement son sceau sur un ours, possédé une espèce sauvage illégalement et abandonné la chair de trois ours. Il a [Read more]

Kids’ Stuff : Unboxing Recycled Paper Bead Kit

First Nations

Pathlight : What is the Most Important Work?

Pathlight :   What is the Most Important Work?
“Work is love made visible”. Kahlil Gibran Here in northern Ontario we are frozen in a snowy cold that makes getting out of the house a major work project. Some of us would prefer to stay in hibernation mode like our brothers and sisters the bears! Recently on a very bright sunny day I took [Read more]

Nipigon Bay Remedial Action Plan: Podcast & Public Meeting Info

Nipigon Bay Remedial Action Plan: Podcast & Public Meeting Info
THUNDER BAY, ON – Thunder Bay/Nipigon Bay Remedial Action Plan Coordinator Jim Bailey (Lakehead University) reminds interested Northwestern Ontario residents that the next Nipigon Bay Remedial Action Plan Public Advisory Committee meeting will be held: Wednesday, February 18th at 7pm Resource Centre (main community hall) Lake Helen First Nation There will be [Read more]

Dorion/Nipigon/Red Rock Twp

INFO Superior: Thunder Bay PAC Meeting

THUNDER BAY, ON – The Public Advisory Committee (PAC) to the Thunder Bay Remedial Action Plan, or harbour cleanup plan, will meet at  7 p.m. on March 11th at the Balmoral Street Centre on the Lakehead University campus (Room: HS 1029). The agenda and previous minutes will be published once available. RELATED LINKS Directions to the [Read more]

Manitouwadge/Marathon

Pathlight :   What is the Most Important Work?

Pathlight : What is the Most Important Work?

“Work is love made visible”. Kahlil Gibran Here in northern Ontario we are frozen in a snowy cold that makes getting out of the house a major work project. Some of us would prefer to stay in hibernation mode like our brothers and sisters the bears! Recently on a very bright sunny day I took [Read more]

News from the Park : Ornge, Gas Plants, Email Deletions & Sudbury Bribery Scandal

News from the Park : Ornge, Gas Plants, Email Deletions & Sudbury Bribery Scandal

QUEEN’S PARK, ON – The legislature returned this week to turmoil and scandals once again.  The present liberal government is embroiled in three separate OPP investigations for Ornge, Gas Plants email deletions, and the recent Sudbury bribery scandal. Thursday, minutes before question period Ontario’s Chief Elections Officer [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider : ‘And the Award goes to…’ Oscar Winners Available Now, New Release Trailers & MORE!

#CrossoverInsider : ‘And the Award goes to…’ Oscar Winners Available Now, New Release Trailers & MORE!

WEEKLY REVIEW I think it’s probably safe to say that we’ve all had a boss, at one time or another, that we haven’t been particularly fond of. What did we do about it? Or better yet, what could we do about it? Back in 2011, we were introduced to three bumbling friends who all found [Read more]

2015 Frosty Days Weekend Follow-up & Contest/Race Results

2015 Frosty Days Weekend Follow-up & Contest/Race Results

Submitted by Shawna Patterson, Twp Community Services Department MANITOUWADGE, ON – The Township of Manitouwadge Community Services Department along with the support and dedication of 10 groups and organizations in the community held the annual Frosty Days Winter Carnival the weekend of February 13th. With 20 events scheduled to run over the [Read more]

Fatal Collision on Highway 17 West of Marathon

Fatal Collision on Highway 17 West of Marathon

MARATHON ON – Friday February 20, 2015 approximately 06:50pm, officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment were advised of a motor vehicle collision involving three motor vehicles on Highway 17 approximately 15 km west of Marathon ON. A westbound motor vehicle lost control while attempting to round a curve, striking the [Read more]

Golden Day For Wolverines and Falcons

Golden Day For Wolverines and Falcons

Excellent competition- great sportsmanship and tremendous battles were part of an extremely well organized NSSSAA Finals at Ecole St. Joseph and Michipicoten High Schools in Wawa Wednesday (Feb.18.2015). In Junior Boys Basketball the Marathon High School Falcons thumped Hornepayne High School and beat the Manitouwadge High School Wolverines 44-35 [Read more]

Best Start Brings Fruity Fun To MPS

Best Start Brings Fruity Fun To MPS

Students cut and prepare the fruit. Photo MPS MANITOUWADGE, ON – MPS has always promoted healthy eating and this week our kindergarten class got a lesson with Kristie Lachance from the Best Start program.  Our little chefs enthusiastically cut fruit, poured juice, yogurt, and all kinds of other healthy, yummy ingredients.  Even the [Read more]

Greenstone

Longlac Students Stamp Out Bullying

Longlac Students Stamp Out Bullying

Submitted by Dean Burke LONGLAC, ON – The staff and students of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School stamped out bullying this week with the Pink Shirt Day celebrations held on Wednesday, February 25. A movie trailer about the impact bullying has on a school culture, created by Grade 7/8 students, was shown to the [Read more]

Residents Request Meeting with Rota on Energy East

Residents Request Meeting with Rota on Energy East

Submitted by Stop Energy East (North Bay) NORTH BAY, ON – Shocked by comments in support of the controversial Energy East project reportedly made by Liberal Finance critic Scott Brison during a visit to North Bay in support of Liberal candidate Anthony Rota, local critics of the project are requesting a meeting with Rota to brief him [Read more]

Greenstone Historical Group Growing Quickly

Greenstone Historical Group Growing Quickly

New Facebook Group Launched Celebrating History of Greenstone Region Two weeks ago, a new Facebook group was launched to promote and disseminate the history of Greenstone region.  It has since become a regional phenomenon. The social network known as Facebook has become a gathering place for people interested in the memories and histories of their [Read more]

-UPDATE- Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision East of Longlac

-UPDATE- Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision East of Longlac

Charges Laid GREENSTONE, ON – On December 6, 2014 at approximately 7:20pm, members of the Greenstone Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on Highway 11 approximately 78.5 kilometres east of Longlac.  Investigation determined that the collision involved an east bound passenger vehicle that crossed the centre [Read more]

Centerra Gold & Premier Gold To Jointly Advance Trans-Canada Property

Centerra Gold & Premier Gold To Jointly Advance Trans-Canada Property

All figures are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated. TORONTO, ON — Centerra Gold Inc. (“Centerra”) (TSX: CG) and Premier Gold Mines Limited (“Premier”) (TSX: PG) are pleased to announce that they have signed a definitive agreement to form a 50/50 partnership for the joint ownership and development of Premier’s Trans-Canada [Read more]

EDUCATION/School News

OPP Seeking Marine Student

OPP Seeking Marine Student

Applications accepted starting February 13 WAWA, ON – The Superior East Wawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be seeking applicants for the position of “Marine Assistant”. This opportunity is designed for students who are interested in a law enforcement career.  The purpose of this summer [Read more]

Grade 6 Student’s Song & Video Produced with Support From School

Grade 6 Student’s Song & Video Produced with Support From School

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – When it comes to taking a stand against bullying, Tianna Legacy is using her voice.  Literally. Legacy, a Grade 6 student at Holy Family Catholic Elementary School, has composed the music and lyrics to her recently recorded professional track, “Who We Are.”  The song, which features the [Read more]

Longlac Students Stamp Out Bullying

Longlac Students Stamp Out Bullying

Submitted by Dean Burke LONGLAC, ON – The staff and students of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School stamped out bullying this week with the Pink Shirt Day celebrations held on Wednesday, February 25. A movie trailer about the impact bullying has on a school culture, created by Grade 7/8 students, was shown to the [Read more]

Les élèves du jardin soignent des animaux à leur clinique vétérinaire

Les élèves du jardin soignent des animaux à leur clinique vétérinaire

WAWA, ON – Depuis quelques semaines, les élèves du jardin de l’école Saint-Joseph (Wawa) ont un centre très spécial. Ils ont travaillé fort pour construire une clinique vétérinaire! À chaque jour, les élèves apportent de la maison un animal en peluche qui ne se sent pas bien ou qui est blessé. À [Read more]

Family Literacy Day at Holy Angels

Family Literacy Day at Holy Angels

SCHREIBER, ON – January 27th, Holy Angels School celebrated Family Literacy Day, as a school. We spent the afternoon beginning with a read aloud by one of our favourite readers, Mrs. Chisholm.  She read “The Book with No Pictures”.  After reading together, all students and staff recommended books that [Read more]

Law Enforcement

OPP Seeking Marine Student

OPP Seeking Marine Student

Applications accepted starting February 13 WAWA, ON – The Superior East Wawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be seeking applicants for the position of “Marine Assistant”. This opportunity is designed for students who are interested in a law enforcement career.  The purpose of this summer opportunity is to gain a working knowledge of [Read more]

News from the Park : Ornge, Gas Plants, Email Deletions & Sudbury Bribery Scandal

News from the Park : Ornge, Gas Plants, Email Deletions & Sudbury Bribery Scandal

QUEEN’S PARK, ON – The legislature returned this week to turmoil and scandals once again.  The present liberal government is embroiled in three separate OPP investigations for Ornge, Gas Plants email deletions, and the recent Sudbury bribery scandal. Thursday, minutes before question period Ontario’s Chief Elections Officer released a report confirming what we already knew, that [Read more]

Impaired Driver Arrested And Charged

Impaired Driver Arrested And Charged

WAWA, ON – On the evening of February 21, 2015, officers from the Superior East Wawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint in the town of Wawa. At approximately 6:21 p.m., while patrolling on Ganley Street, officers observed a Jeep stuck in a snowbank. Investigation revealed the female driver had [Read more]

Fatal Collision on Highway 17 West of Marathon

Fatal Collision on Highway 17 West of Marathon

MARATHON ON – Friday February 20, 2015 approximately 06:50pm, officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment were advised of a motor vehicle collision involving three motor vehicles on Highway 17 approximately 15 km west of Marathon ON. A westbound motor vehicle lost control while attempting to round a curve, striking the guard rail. The [Read more]

$6,500 in Fines for Illegal Bear Hunts

$6,500 in Fines for Illegal Bear Hunts

Two Shillington-area men have been fined a total of $6,500 for bear hunting offences. Martin Alford pleaded guilty and was fined: $500 for failing to immediately attach his seal to a bear, $1,500 for unlawfully possessing wildlife, $2,500 for abandoning the flesh of three bears. He also received a suspended sentence for failing to complete [Read more]

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