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Statement From OPP Commissioner RE: Elliot Lake Inquiry Report

Statement From OPP Commissioner RE: Elliot Lake Inquiry Report

ORILLIA, ON – Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Commissioner J.V.N. (Vince) HAWKES is releasing the following statement in response to the recommendations from the Commission of Inquiry looking into the roof collapse at the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake and the ensuing emergency response: “Our sympathies go out to the families of the two victims who

MPP Michael Mantha RE: Elliot Lake Inquiry Report

MPP Michael Mantha RE: Elliot Lake Inquiry Report

CLICK HERE to read the Commissioner’s Inquiry Report (will open in new window/tab) “I’d like to thank Commissioner Bélanger, and those who worked on the commission for their hard work and dedication. “Commissioner Bélanger’s thoughtful and exhaustive report on the collapse of the Algo Centre mall reminds us of the lives that were lost, their

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La province accroît les mesures de préparation à la maladie à virus Ebola

La province accroît les mesures de préparation à la maladie à virus Ebola

L’Ontario applique des mesures supplémentaires pour protéger le public et les travailleurs de la santé L’Ontario prend des mesures pour accroître son état de préparation afin de contenir et de traiter tout cas éventuel d’Ebola sur son territoire. Ces mesures protégeront davantage la sécurité de toute la population ontarienne, y compris les [Read more]

La sécurité à la chasse est une priorité

La sécurité à la chasse est une priorité

Le Ministère rappelle aux chasseurs de l’Ontario que la sécurité doit être leur plus grande priorité alors qu’ils entrent dans les forêts cet automne pour chasser. Les chasseurs peuvent faire un certain nombre de choses pour se protéger et protéger les personnes qui les entourent. Voici certains conseils de sécurité que les chasseurs doivent garder [Read more]

First Nations

PATHLIGHT: The Riches of Autumn by Annie Wenger-Nabigon

PATHLIGHT: The Riches of Autumn by Annie Wenger-Nabigon
 Author of Pathlight; Annie Wenger-Nabigon, MSW, RSW is originally from the U.S., earning her Canadian Citizenship in 2013. Annie & her Husband live in Pic River First Nation. Annie Wenger-Nabigon, MSW, RSW has been a cinical social worker since 1979 working in mental health, family therapy, and addictions services. She is a doctoral candidate at Laurentian [Read more]

UPDATE: Highway 17 at Pays Plat Hill

UPDATE: Highway 17 at Pays Plat Hill
NORTHWESTERN, ON –  Highway 17 at Pays Plat Hill – Now re-opened.  Highway 17 at Pays Plat Hill is now re-opened to traffic in both directions. Highway was closed for approximately three hours. ________________________________ NORTHWESTERN, ON – Highway 17 is closed to traffic in both directions due to a collision at Pays Plat Hill (Mile [Read more]

Manitouwadge/Marathon

Hab Fans Cheering: Blackouts Lifted In Most Northern Ont. Locals

Hab Fans Cheering: Blackouts Lifted In Most Northern Ont. Locals

OTTAWA, ON – The traditional northern fan-base for the Montreal Canadiens are breathing a sigh of relief now that the team’s French language regional broadcasts will be available in the area. As Ginette Reno sang the anthem for the Habs home opener, news was spreading through the north that Eastlink will offer a French language [Read more]

Mantha’s News from the Park : Public Assets Sales Referendum & Hunting Season

Mantha’s News from the Park : Public Assets Sales Referendum & Hunting Season

Today New Democrats announced they would call for a referendum to approve sale of public assets in the upcoming legislative session. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath put the Liberals on notice that any sale of OLG, LCBO, Hydro One or OPG will have to be put to a referendum.  We believe our public assets don’t belong [Read more]

RE: Operation Guardian Emergency Response Excercise In Marathon

RE: Operation Guardian Emergency Response Excercise In Marathon

FROM THE EDITOR: Marathon High School students participated in an overnight emergency preparedness excercise this past May; click here for the article, photos and organizer and participant interviews from the event. MARATHON, ON – The emergency services in your community recognize the value in ensuring we are prepared for all types of [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider Customers Could Win a Kobo E-Reader + New Releases & Trailers

#CrossoverInsider Customers Could Win a Kobo E-Reader + New Releases & Trailers

INSIDER REVIEW Here’s hoping that everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving! Now that the big feast is out of the way (with plenty of leftovers to follow), it’s time to put your feet up and treat yourself to a relaxing movie night. Perhaps one of this week’s new releases may be of interest. There are [Read more]

MPS Parents : Important Dates In October

MPS Parents : Important Dates In October

Manitouwadge Public School reminds parents and students to take note of the following dates. October 7th  - Bus Safety Presentation Representatives from the OPP and Trottier Bus Lines will be doing a bus safety presentation to all of our students in the morning. October 13th  - Thanksgiving Day There will be no classes at MPS [Read more]

“Whatever happened to accountability?” Asks Hughes

“Whatever happened to accountability?” Asks Hughes

If you remember the events that brought about the 2006 federal election then you will recall the Conservatives got elected on the issue of accountability.  They used the sponsorship scandal as a weapon and promised Canadians they would usher in a new age of transparency and openness.  This must have been said with fingers firmly [Read more]

MPS Senior Students Learn About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

MPS Senior Students Learn About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

MANITOUWADGE, ON – Recently, Manitouwadge Public School Grade 7/8 students in were provided with a wealth of information about a very preventable, and concerning, medical problem – FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder).  Presenters Kristie LaChance and Shirley Desjardins  shone light on the importance of refraining from alcohol [Read more]

Greenstone

MNO signs General Relationship Agreement with Municipality of Greenstone

MNO signs General Relationship Agreement with Municipality of Greenstone

September 25, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) and the Municipality of Greenstone signed a General Relationship Agreement which will govern their interactions going forward.  The agreement was signed in Thunder Bay by MNO President Gary Lipinski and Mayor Renald Y. Beaulieu of the Municipality of Greenstone. Created in 2001, the Municipality of Greenstone is [Read more]

Crimestoppers : Crime of the Week + Halloween Fundraiser

Crimestoppers : Crime of the Week + Halloween Fundraiser

Crime Stoppers and the OPP are asking for your help in solving a Break & Enter that occurred in in the Town of Longlac. Sometime between 1:00 am and 9:00 am on September 9th 2014 someone broke into a fully enclosed gazebo on Bayview Street while the home owners were inside their residence.  The culprits [Read more]

CSPGNO Students To Celebrate Franco-Ontarian Day

CSPGNO Students To Celebrate Franco-Ontarian Day

SUDBURY, ON – Over 2,300 students all across Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario (CSPGNO) will celebrate Franco-Ontarian Day on September 25th. Many activities are planned in CSPGNO’s elementary and secondary schools throughout its territory. A festive march through the community, launching balloons, a “tintamarre” noisefest in Marathon, songs, [Read more]

Francophones to Celebrate This Thursday

Francophones to Celebrate This Thursday

Sept. 25th / Franco-Ontarian Day in Northwestern Ontario THUNDER BAY, ON – AFNOO (Association of Francophones of Northwestern Ontario) is pleased to invite you to join Franco-Ontarian Day celebrations taking place in your community, September 25th across Northwestern Ontario. Everyone is welcome! Whether you are of francophone heritage or not, put on some green [Read more]

FEATURE FILM SHOOTS IN GERALDTON

FEATURE FILM SHOOTS IN GERALDTON

“Coconut Hero” comes to town by Edgar J. Lavoie  “It’s pretty cool to be here!” A lot of people in Geraldton were saying that, or thinking that, when “Hollywood” came to town.  On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday,  a professional film crew was making a movie.  For close to twelve hours on Wednesday, vehicular traffic ceased [Read more]

EDUCATION/School News

Ontario Parks 15th Year Recognizing Summer Student Excellence

Ontario Parks 15th Year Recognizing Summer Student Excellence

Ontario is providing support to student employees for demonstrating excellent performance while working in Ontario Parks. Now in its 15th year, the Ontario Parks Partners Bursary Awards recognize summer students each year for their commitment to great work, unparalleled service, and leadership in natural resources [Read more]

RE: Operation Guardian Emergency Response Excercise In Marathon

RE: Operation Guardian Emergency Response Excercise In Marathon

FROM THE EDITOR: Marathon High School students participated in an overnight emergency preparedness excercise this past May; click here for the article, photos and organizer and participant interviews from the event. MARATHON, ON – The emergency services in your community recognize the value in ensuring we are prepared [Read more]

HSCDSB’s EQAO Results Improve in 8 of 9 Categories

HSCDSB’s EQAO Results Improve in 8 of 9 Categories

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – The Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB) is pleased to announce that results for Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) testing scores improved in eight of the nine categories for the 2013-14 school year. Results from the Grade 9 mathematics testing showed a [Read more]

Superior North Catholic DSB Announces Student Summit Feat.Google

Superior North Catholic DSB Announces Student Summit Feat.Google

SCHREIBER, ON – Superior North Catholic District School Board is happy to announce that on October 16, it will be hosting a Student Summit featuring Google. A number of students from SNCDSB schools will be invited to attend this all-day event, facilitated by the Ed Tech Team. This is the FIRST EVER student summit! [Read more]

Lakehead U’s Board of Governors’ New Chair Murray Walberg Begins Term

Lakehead U’s Board of Governors’ New Chair Murray Walberg Begins Term

THUNDER BAY/ ORILLIA, ON – Lakehead University’s Board of Governors welcomed its new Chair and Vice-Chair, as well as one new member, at its October 3, 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM also marked the final year of service for several members of the Board.   The University’s Board of Governors [Read more]

Law Enforcement

SUSPICIOUS DEATH INVESTIGATION – MOOSONEE

SUSPICIOUS DEATH INVESTIGATION – MOOSONEE

MOOSONEE, ON – The Moosonee Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the James Bay Crime Unit, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch Detective Inspector Martin Graham, are currently investigating the death of a female.   Members of the Moosonee OPP Detachment and Moosonee Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to an unresponsive female with obvious [Read more]

UPDATE: Highway 17 at Pays Plat Hill

UPDATE: Highway 17 at Pays Plat Hill

NORTHWESTERN, ON –  Highway 17 at Pays Plat Hill – Now re-opened.  Highway 17 at Pays Plat Hill is now re-opened to traffic in both directions. Highway was closed for approximately three hours. ________________________________ NORTHWESTERN, ON – Highway 17 is closed to traffic in both directions due to a collision at Pays Plat Hill (Mile [Read more]

RE: Operation Guardian Emergency Response Excercise In Marathon

RE: Operation Guardian Emergency Response Excercise In Marathon

FROM THE EDITOR: Marathon High School students participated in an overnight emergency preparedness excercise this past May; click here for the article, photos and organizer and participant interviews from the event. MARATHON, ON – The emergency services in your community recognize the value in ensuring we are prepared for all types of emergencies. Equally as important [Read more]

Total of $2,900 in Fines for Big Game Hunting Violations

Total of $2,900 in Fines for Big Game Hunting Violations

Three southern Ontario men have been fined a total of $2,900 for moose and bear hunting offences in the New Liskeard area. Tyler Rasenberg, of Woodville, pleaded guilty to four hunting-related offences. He was fined $400 for hunting a bull moose without a licence, $550 for abandoning a bull moose and allowing it to spoil, [Read more]

Total of $1,000 in Fines for Leaving Garbage on Ice

Total of $1,000 in Fines for Leaving Garbage on Ice

Three Temiskaming Shores area men have been fined a total of $1,000 for leaving garbage on the ice of an area lake. Justin Dallaire, Jordan Sterling and Samuel Runnalls pleaded guilty to depositing material on to ice covering public land, contrary to the Public Lands Act. Dallaire was fined $500 while Sterling and Runnalls were [Read more]

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