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“Where will a balanced budget come from?” asks MP Carol Hughes

“Where will a balanced budget come from?” asks MP Carol Hughes

As oil prices slump and take the Canadian dollar along for the ride the question of how budget projections that predicted a modest surplus can be maintained is the flavour of the month in Ottawa. Despite negative indicators the government is holding firm to its projections, but has also moved the budget deep into the

Family Literacy Day at MPS

Family Literacy Day at MPS

MANITOUWADGE, ON – January 27th was designated as Family Literacy Day so the students and staff at Manitouwadge Public School once again jumped at the opportunity to show off just how much fun reading can be!  The students met in the library and were organized into groups of ‘young’ and ‘old’.  As in the past

Letter to the Editor: Seeking MHS Graduates

Letter to the Editor: Seeking MHS Graduates

Manitouwadge High School Graduates: Where Are They Now? My name is Caroline Goulding and I need your help!  I’ve been working at the high school for 26 years and have had the pleasure of seeing a great number of students graduate and move on to realize their dream.  Some reached their goal in one straight

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Comment le gouvernement atteindra-t-il l’équilibre budgétaire?

Comment le gouvernement atteindra-t-il l’équilibre budgétaire?

Les prix du pétrole baissant et entraînant avec eux la chute du dollar canadien, on se demande comment le gouvernement va pouvoir continuer de tabler sur un modeste excédent budgétaire. Malgré les indicateurs négatifs, il s’en tient à ses prévisions même s’il a repoussé le dépôt du budget vers la fin de la session parlementaire, [Read more]

Un choix de carrière savoureux!

Un choix de carrière savoureux!

WAWA, ON – Brijette Gauthier, une ancienne élève de l’École secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa), a choisi la carrière de chocolatière! Lors de ses études au secondaire, Brijette a développé ses aptitudes en cuisine en suivant les deux cours de nutrition et les deux cours d’hôtellerie et tourisme avec l’enseignante Mme Annette Lytwenko. Sa passion [Read more]

Kids’ Stuff : Where do 2L Bottles Come from?

First Nations

RESOLVED – Barricaded Person Incident in Neskantaga First Nation

RESOLVED – Barricaded Person Incident in Neskantaga First Nation
LANSDOWNE HOUSE, ON –  Wednesday, January 13, 2015, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) in Neskantaga First Nation received a call to check up on a person. Upon police approach to the subject’s residence the police heard what they suspected was a gun shot.  The area was safely evacuated.   Members of the Ontario [Read more]

Barricaded Person Incident Under Investigation In Neskantaga First Nation

Barricaded Person Incident Under Investigation In Neskantaga First Nation
LANSDOWNE HOUSE, ON – Tuesday, January 13, 2015, in the First Nation community of Neskantaga, Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) began an investigation into an incident of a barricaded person within a residence. Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at approximately 12:30 a.m., Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Neskantaga Detachment received a report of an intoxicated person [Read more]

Dorion/Nipigon/Red Rock Twp

2015 Thunder Bay District Board of Health Elections

2015 Thunder Bay District Board of Health Elections

THUNDER BAY, ON – The chair, vice chair and executive committee members of the Board of Health were elected today during the Board of Health’s Annual Meeting held at the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. Norm Gale, City of Thunder Bay Appointee, was re-elected as chair. Joe Virdiramo, of the City of Thunder Bay, was re-elected in [Read more]

Manitouwadge/Marathon

Family Literacy Day at MPS

Family Literacy Day at MPS

MANITOUWADGE, ON – January 27th was designated as Family Literacy Day so the students and staff at Manitouwadge Public School once again jumped at the opportunity to show off just how much fun reading can be!  The students met in the library and were organized into groups of ‘young’ and ‘old’.  As in the past [Read more]

Letter to the Editor: Seeking MHS Graduates

Letter to the Editor: Seeking MHS Graduates

Manitouwadge High School Graduates: Where Are They Now? My name is Caroline Goulding and I need your help!  I’ve been working at the high school for 26 years and have had the pleasure of seeing a great number of students graduate and move on to realize their dream.  Some reached their goal in one straight [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider : New Releases, Trailers, WIN BIG: SPECIAL CONTEST & Gaming News

#CrossoverInsider : New Releases, Trailers, WIN BIG: SPECIAL CONTEST & Gaming News

WEEKLY REVIEW Is it just me, or is there a serious shortage of quality war movies these days? War movies typically offer viewers loads of action, as well as historical lessons that are relevant even in today’s society as many brave men and women continue to fight for our freedom. Not surprisingly, people started talking [Read more]

Hospice Northwest Volunteers Enhancing Quality of Life in Manitouwadge (incl.video)

Hospice Northwest Volunteers Enhancing Quality of Life in Manitouwadge (incl.video)

MANITOUWADGE, ON – As of January 1st, 2015, the Hospice Northwest – Manitouwadge program is up and running, ready to match it’s volunteers with clients.  The program is being hosted by the Manitouwadge Family Health Team with Program Coordinators Treena Roberts and Amanda Warford working diligently since last September; [Read more]

Preview of February’s Frosty Days Events

Preview of February’s Frosty Days Events

MANITOUWADGE, ON – Community Programmer Shawna Patterson has released the current list of 2015 Frosty Days events (there could still be events added as there are several weeks remaining – if there’s an event you’d like to host, contact Patterson at the township). CLICK for schedule PDF: FrostyDaysEvents2015 [Read more]

2015 Thunder Bay District Board of Health Elections

2015 Thunder Bay District Board of Health Elections

THUNDER BAY, ON – The chair, vice chair and executive committee members of the Board of Health were elected today during the Board of Health’s Annual Meeting held at the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. Norm Gale, City of Thunder Bay Appointee, was re-elected as chair. Joe Virdiramo, of the City of Thunder Bay, was re-elected in [Read more]

The price of inequality

The price of inequality

An Oxfam report this week showed that one percent of the world’s population will control half of the world’s wealth by 2016.  It also explained how the world’s richest 80 individuals have as much wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion people combined.  While this may sound inevitable, given other reports in recent years, it is [Read more]

Greenstone

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Letter to MPs/MPPs RE: Public Input on #EnergyEast

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Letter to MPs/MPPs RE: Public Input on #EnergyEast

OPEN LETTER TO SELECTED ONTARIO MPs and MLAs 26 January 2015 The Ontario Energy Board is inviting public input on the Energy East pipeline proposal. The two documents cited below have been forwarded to the Board. One document (Report on Public Meeting by Ontario Energy Board on Energy East Pipeline Proposal ‐ Valhalla Inn, Thunder [Read more]

Longlac Resident Fined $2,000: Illegal Shooting on Cottage Road

Longlac Resident Fined $2,000: Illegal Shooting on Cottage Road

A Longlac resident has been fined $2,000 for careless hunting. Arlene Aird pleaded guilty to careless hunting and was fined $2,000 after shooting a deer on a cottage road. Aird is not allowed to hunt in Ontario for one year and must successfully complete the Ontario Hunter Education Course before being allowed to hunt in [Read more]

WHAT IF A CRUDE OIL PIPELINE RUPTURED IN BEARDMORE?

WHAT IF A CRUDE OIL PIPELINE RUPTURED IN BEARDMORE?

 .  The Ontario Energy Board has been charged with making a recommendation to the Minister of Energy on [Read more]

2015 Thunder Bay District Board of Health Elections

2015 Thunder Bay District Board of Health Elections

THUNDER BAY, ON – The chair, vice chair and executive committee members of the Board of Health were elected today during the Board of Health’s Annual Meeting held at the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. Norm Gale, City of Thunder Bay Appointee, was re-elected as chair. Joe Virdiramo, of the City of Thunder Bay, was re-elected in [Read more]

SNCDSB Director Announvces Retirement

SNCDSB Director Announvces Retirement

TERRACE BAY, ON – It is with considerable regret that the Superior North Catholic District School Board’s Board of Trustees have accepted Valerie Pichette’s notice of retirement as Director of Education and Secretary-Treasurer for the Superior North Catholic DSB. She has been the Director of Education with the board for the past six years and will be [Read more]

EDUCATION/School News

Un choix de carrière savoureux!

Un choix de carrière savoureux!

WAWA, ON – Brijette Gauthier, une ancienne élève de l’École secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa), a choisi la carrière de chocolatière! Lors de ses études au secondaire, Brijette a développé ses aptitudes en cuisine en suivant les deux cours de nutrition et les deux cours d’hôtellerie et tourisme avec [Read more]

Family Literacy Day at MPS

Family Literacy Day at MPS

MANITOUWADGE, ON – January 27th was designated as Family Literacy Day so the students and staff at Manitouwadge Public School once again jumped at the opportunity to show off just how much fun reading can be!  The students met in the library and were organized into groups of ‘young’ and ‘old’.  As in the [Read more]

Letter to the Editor: Seeking MHS Graduates

Letter to the Editor: Seeking MHS Graduates

Manitouwadge High School Graduates: Where Are They Now? My name is Caroline Goulding and I need your help!  I’ve been working at the high school for 26 years and have had the pleasure of seeing a great number of students graduate and move on to realize their dream.  Some reached their goal in one straight [Read more]

Appui du Club Lion De Dubreuilville fort apprécié

Appui du Club Lion De Dubreuilville fort apprécié

DUBREUILVILLE, ON – Les élèves et le personnel de l’école St-Joseph de Dubreuilville remercient vivement le Club Lion de Dubreuilville pour leur générosité envers les élèves. Le Club a contribué la somme de 600$ envers le programme de lecture de l’école ainsi que le voyage éducatif de fin [Read more]

Promoting Physical Activity at MPS

Promoting Physical Activity at MPS

MANITOUWADGE, ON - Physical activity is crucial during a child’s growing up years for good health in the present, and to promote an active lifestyle in the future.  These are just 2 of the reasons Manitouwadge Public School (MPS) promotes activities in and out of the classroom, encouraging students to find physical [Read more]

Law Enforcement

Longlac Resident Fined $2,000: Illegal Shooting on Cottage Road

Longlac Resident Fined $2,000: Illegal Shooting on Cottage Road

A Longlac resident has been fined $2,000 for careless hunting. Arlene Aird pleaded guilty to careless hunting and was fined $2,000 after shooting a deer on a cottage road. Aird is not allowed to hunt in Ontario for one year and must successfully complete the Ontario Hunter Education Course before being allowed to hunt in [Read more]

UPDATE-  OPP Search For Missing Male – Identification Confirmed

UPDATE- OPP Search For Missing Male – Identification Confirmed

THUNDER BAY, ON – Tuesday, January 20, 2015 officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a request from Brandon Police Service (Manitoba) to assist in locating a male that went missing from the Brandon area. Officers located a vehicle belonging to the male along the Silver Falls Road near [Read more]

MALE BODY LOCATED AND RECOVERED IN KAMINISTIQUIA RIVER

MALE BODY LOCATED AND RECOVERED IN KAMINISTIQUIA RIVER

Original release published via Facebook (beyond Northshore/Greenstone) THUNDER BAY, ON – Tuesday, January 20, 2015 officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a request from Brandon Police Service (Manitoba) to assist in locating a male that went missing from the Brandon area. Officers located a vehicle belonging to the [Read more]

$750 Fine for Trespassing to Hunt

$750 Fine for Trespassing to Hunt

A Thunder Bay man has been fined $750 for trespassing to hunt. Eric Scocchia pleaded guilty and was fined $750 for trespassing for the purpose of hunting. Court heard that on October 11, 2014, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry conservation officers responded to a trespass complaint involving a deer shot on private property without [Read more]

RESOLVED – Barricaded Person Incident in Neskantaga First Nation

RESOLVED – Barricaded Person Incident in Neskantaga First Nation

LANSDOWNE HOUSE, ON –  Wednesday, January 13, 2015, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) in Neskantaga First Nation received a call to check up on a person. Upon police approach to the subject’s residence the police heard what they suspected was a gun shot.  The area was safely evacuated.   Members of the Ontario [Read more]

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