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SUPERIOR EAST OPP : Dubreuilville Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day Info

SUPERIOR EAST OPP : Dubreuilville Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day Info

Police Urge Area Residents to Dispose of Unused Prescription Medications **For details regarding Drop-Off Days in WAWA & GREENSTONE, click here. WAWA, ON – Prescription Drug Drop-off Day is an important public safety initiative to encourage Ontario residents to dispose of old and unused prescription medication in a secure, environmentally-friendly manner. The Superior East Wawa Detachment

News from the Park : Highway Maintenance & Hydro Sell-Off

News from the Park : Highway Maintenance & Hydro Sell-Off

This week the Auditor General released her report on Winter Highway Maintenance.  The report said that the contracting out of highway maintenance services has led to a drastic decrease in services leaving roads unsalted and snow uncleared in the winter. My colleague and NDP Transportation Critic Wayne Gates demanded an apology from the government regarding

Manitouwadge Entertainment Series Owing $5,100 for 2013 Performance

Manitouwadge Entertainment Series Owing $5,100 for 2013 Performance

Night on the Town Entertainment, a not for profit organization, provided Manitouwadge residents with five concerts a year for the past several years.  Over these years we have been able to pay for this entertainment through donations, government grants, and ticket sales.  In 2013 we ran into trouble as the number of attendees to our

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À l’abordage de l’école Saint-Joseph à Wawa

À l’abordage de l’école Saint-Joseph à Wawa

WAWA, ON – Vous connaissez le pirate Barbebouc? Les amis de la maternelle de l’école Saint-Joseph (Wawa) le connaissent bien puisqu’il les envoie à chaque jour sur une chasse aux trésors. Barbebouc laisse des indices et voilà la chasse commence. Que de beaux trésors nos jeunes amis ont trouvé éparpillés un peu partout dans l’école! Et [Read more]

Récolte du sirop de bouleau à Wawa

Récolte du sirop de bouleau à Wawa

WAWA, ON - Les élèves de l’école secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) cultivent de la sève (eau) de bouleau. Par cette activité, chaque élève est responsable de 2-3 arbres qu’ils ont choisis et percés. Ils vérifient leur récolte. On espère commencer à bouillir l’eau de bouleau durant la semaine de 20 avril afin de la transformer en [Read more]

First Nations

Poplar Hill and Kashechewan First Nations sign with North Star Air & Cargo North

Poplar Hill and Kashechewan First Nations sign with North Star Air & Cargo North
Vital link in their overall strategic plan to self-sufficiency THUNDER BAY, ON – Poplar Hill First Nation and Kashechewan First Nation announced today that they have signed a strategic business agreement with North Star Air and its affiliate Cargo North. Poplar Hill and Kashechewan have now joined with the other partners that include Muskrat Dam, Sachigo [Read more]

First Nations Rally in Pic Mobert Against Nuclear Waste

First Nations Rally in Pic Mobert Against Nuclear Waste
PIC MOBERT FIRST NATION – “Today I had the honour and privilege to speak at a rally with a number of great speakers, leaders and community activists. The message was: NO TO NUCLEAR WASTE in their treaty, traditional lands,” stated Serpent River Chief Isadore Day. “As First Nations, we do need [Read more]

Dorion/Nipigon/Red Rock Twp

OSSTF Recognizes Educational Support Staff Workers

OSSTF Recognizes Educational Support Staff Workers

RED ROCK, ON – On May 6, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation in District 6B – Superior North joins with others across Ontario to celebrate the contribution of educational support staff workers to the education of Superior North students as part of Education Week, said Bernard (Buzz) Grebenc, District President. “OSSTF founded the first [Read more]

Manitouwadge/Marathon

Manitouwadge Entertainment Series Owing $5,100 for 2013 Performance

Manitouwadge Entertainment Series Owing $5,100 for 2013 Performance

Night on the Town Entertainment, a not for profit organization, provided Manitouwadge residents with five concerts a year for the past several years.  Over these years we have been able to pay for this entertainment through donations, government grants, and ticket sales.  In 2013 we ran into trouble as the number of attendees to our [Read more]

MPS Students Hold Their Own Among Adults At Regular Board Meeting

MPS Students Hold Their Own Among Adults At Regular Board Meeting

MANITOUWADGE, ON – Recently the Superior Greenstone District School Board held its regular Board meeting locally at the Manitouwadge High School.  We were proud to have had two of our young students take an active part in the meeting by presenting an update on the happenings at MPS. The young representatives portrayed the confidence that [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider : Trailers for New DVD/Blu-Rays in Marathon/Manitouwadge

#CrossoverInsider : Trailers for New DVD/Blu-Rays in Marathon/Manitouwadge

WEEKLY WRAP-UP In 1956, a British cameraman by the name of Michael Bond thought up the idea for Paddington after buying a small toy bear that he felt sorry for as it sat on the store shelf. Living near Paddington Station in England, Bond decided to name the bear Paddington and soon after began writing [Read more]

Pathlight : Mothers, Gems of the World

Pathlight : Mothers, Gems of the World

Mother’s Day is coming up soon and many people are planning how to honor their mother on this special day. Flower and gift shops find this a profitable season, as do jewelry stores. It seems that for many people an excellent way to show Mom how much she means to us is to give her [Read more]

MPS Students Lend Their Muscle

MPS Students Lend Their Muscle

MANITOUWADGE, ON – For many years, Manitouwadge Public School has been proud to be the drop off site for the Diabetes Clothesline group.  This earth-friendly fundraiser has provided some very worthwhile and much appreciated educational resources for our students.  Our junior and intermediate students have always enjoyed providing the [Read more]

Wawa Welcomes Region’s Schools for Franco-Nord-Ouest Chess Tournament

Wawa Welcomes Region’s Schools for Franco-Nord-Ouest Chess Tournament

WAWA, ON – Some 150 young chess masters will meet in Wawa on Wednesday, April 22, 2014 for the 2nd Franco-Nord-Ouest Chess Tournament. The competition, hosted by Wawa’s École Saint-Joseph, will attract francophone students from the following Northwestern Ontario French Catholic and Public schools: École Saint-Joseph and École [Read more]

You’re Invited! 2015 Share the Care Walk & BBQ

You’re Invited! 2015 Share the Care Walk & BBQ

MANITOUWADGE, ON – It’s almost that time again, the Manitouwadge Cancer Assistance Group’s annual Share the Care 5km Walk & BBQ are a sure sign that Spring is here. This year the walk is May 9th from 11am to 1pm, beginning once again from the Rec Centre parking lot the full route is to Geco [Read more]

Greenstone

OPP Supports Disposal of Unused Prescriptions : Wawa & Greenstone Drop-Off Info

OPP Supports Disposal of Unused Prescriptions : Wawa & Greenstone Drop-Off Info

May 9th is Prescription Drug Drop Off Day ORILLIA, ON – Prescription medications can be misused in ways not intended by the physician who prescribes them. In an effort to help keep drugs out of the wrong hands, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be supporting the Prescription Drug Drop Off Day by participating in the [Read more]

Property Crimes in Greenstone

Property Crimes in Greenstone

GREENSTONE, ON – The Greenstone Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind community members to lock their vehicle and residence to ensure their belongings are not stolen. In the last five days there has been an increase in thefts and break and enters reported to police, particularly in the Longlac Ward area. Police are actively [Read more]

Dashboard Camera Assists Police With Careless Charge

Dashboard Camera Assists Police With Careless Charge

GREENSTONE, ON – April 28, 2015 the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Greenstone Detachment received a report of a Fail to Remain Motor Vehicle Collision (MVC) on Highway 11 at the intersection of Highway 11 and Road 801 in the Municipality of Greenstone. The driver of the other involved Commercial Motor Vehicle had a dashboard camera installed [Read more]

Total of $6,000 in Fines for Hunting and Fishing Violations at Remote Camp

Total of $6,000 in Fines for Hunting and Fishing Violations at Remote Camp

Four Wisconsin men have been fined a total of $6,000 for hunting and fishing offences. Richard Lisowe of Plymouth, Matthew Hoekstra of Suamico, Jonathan Hoekstra of Kohler and Brian Boll of New Holstein pleaded guilty and were each fined $1,250 for hunting moose without a licence. Lisowe was also fined $1,000 for catching and retaining [Read more]

Greenstone Road Closure Advisory

Greenstone Road Closure Advisory

Greenstone Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise of the following Road Closure: Highway:  Hwy #11 Location:  Hwy #11at Picnic Point Brief Description of Event:  Road closed due to weather and request from North Bay Detachment Estimated duration of Road Advisory: Unknown OntarioNewsNorth.com will share details/updates as these are received from the O.P.P. [Read more]

EDUCATION/School News

À l’abordage de l’école Saint-Joseph à Wawa

À l’abordage de l’école Saint-Joseph à Wawa

WAWA, ON – Vous connaissez le pirate Barbebouc? Les amis de la maternelle de l’école Saint-Joseph (Wawa) le connaissent bien puisqu’il les envoie à chaque jour sur une chasse aux trésors. Barbebouc laisse des indices et voilà la chasse commence. Que de beaux trésors nos jeunes amis ont trouvé [Read more]

OSSTF Recognizes Educational Support Staff Workers

OSSTF Recognizes Educational Support Staff Workers

RED ROCK, ON – On May 6, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation in District 6B – Superior North joins with others across Ontario to celebrate the contribution of educational support staff workers to the education of Superior North students as part of Education Week, said Bernard (Buzz) Grebenc, District [Read more]

MPS Students Hold Their Own Among Adults At Regular Board Meeting

MPS Students Hold Their Own Among Adults At Regular Board Meeting

MANITOUWADGE, ON – Recently the Superior Greenstone District School Board held its regular Board meeting locally at the Manitouwadge High School.  We were proud to have had two of our young students take an active part in the meeting by presenting an update on the happenings at MPS. The young [Read more]

MPS Students Lend Their Muscle

MPS Students Lend Their Muscle

MANITOUWADGE, ON – For many years, Manitouwadge Public School has been proud to be the drop off site for the Diabetes Clothesline group.  This earth-friendly fundraiser has provided some very worthwhile and much appreciated educational resources for our students.  Our junior and intermediate students have always [Read more]

Terrace Bay & Schreiber Catholic Schools Rock the House

Terrace Bay & Schreiber Catholic Schools Rock the House

TERRACE BAY, ON – Wednesday, April 8th, the Grade 5 – 8 students of Holy Angels, St. Martin, and Ecole Franco Terrace, took part in a fun filled day of curling at the Terrace Bay Curling Club.  Students got the opportunity to practice their skills before taking part in a mini bonspiel.  All the students had [Read more]

Law Enforcement

SUPERIOR EAST OPP : Dubreuilville Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day Info

SUPERIOR EAST OPP : Dubreuilville Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day Info

Police Urge Area Residents to Dispose of Unused Prescription Medications **For details regarding Drop-Off Days in WAWA & GREENSTONE, click here. WAWA, ON – Prescription Drug Drop-off Day is an important public safety initiative to encourage Ontario residents to dispose of old and unused prescription medication in a secure, environmentally-friendly manner. The Superior East Wawa Detachment [Read more]

OPP Supports Disposal of Unused Prescriptions : Wawa & Greenstone Drop-Off Info

OPP Supports Disposal of Unused Prescriptions : Wawa & Greenstone Drop-Off Info

May 9th is Prescription Drug Drop Off Day ORILLIA, ON – Prescription medications can be misused in ways not intended by the physician who prescribes them. In an effort to help keep drugs out of the wrong hands, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be supporting the Prescription Drug Drop Off Day by participating in the [Read more]

Kashechewan Man Charged With Assault Cause Bodily Harm

Kashechewan Man Charged With Assault Cause Bodily Harm

WAWA, ON – On Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at approximately 1:10 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Wawa Detachment responded to a local business regarding a disturbance. At the scene police spoke to three individuals who had sustained serious injuries from an altercation. The victims were all transported to the local hospital [Read more]

Property Crimes in Greenstone

Property Crimes in Greenstone

GREENSTONE, ON – The Greenstone Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind community members to lock their vehicle and residence to ensure their belongings are not stolen. In the last five days there has been an increase in thefts and break and enters reported to police, particularly in the Longlac Ward area. Police are actively [Read more]

Dashboard Camera Assists Police With Careless Charge

Dashboard Camera Assists Police With Careless Charge

GREENSTONE, ON – April 28, 2015 the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Greenstone Detachment received a report of a Fail to Remain Motor Vehicle Collision (MVC) on Highway 11 at the intersection of Highway 11 and Road 801 in the Municipality of Greenstone. The driver of the other involved Commercial Motor Vehicle had a dashboard camera installed [Read more]

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