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Northshore & Greenstone Schools Compete in SkillsOntario Carboard Boat Races (full results)

Northshore & Greenstone Schools Compete in SkillsOntario Carboard Boat Races (full results)

MARATHON, ON – October 21st, elementary students, representing schools from across the Northshore and Greenstone, gathered at the Marathon Port Hole pool to compete in SkillsOntario 2014-15 Cardboard Boat races, above are the results. Congratulations to all those who competed showing great sportsmanship, determination and team work! From: Skills Ontario (below)  The whistle blows and

St. Martin Students Compete in Marathon SkillsCanada Event

St. Martin Students Compete in Marathon SkillsCanada Event

Skills Ontario Cardboard Boat Races MARATHON, ON – Students from St. Martin School put their designs into action recently creating scale models of the cardboard boat they entered in the cardboard boat race and weight challenge in Marathon on Tuesday, October 21st. Through this initiative the students have put a number

Pink Day at St. Martin School

Pink Day at St. Martin School

TERRACE BAY, ON – Student Council chose October 21st for Pink Day to demonstrate their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. The students were encouraged to wear pink and to make a small donation towards Breast Cancer research.  The school was filled with a

CP Holiday Train 2014 Northshore Schedule

CP Holiday Train 2014 Northshore Schedule

The CP Holiday Train is North America’s longest rolling food bank fundraiser and since it started in 1999​, the program has raised close to $9.5 million and 3.3 million pounds of food.  Over the three weeks of the program, musicians will play more than 150 concerts from a boxcar turned into a travelling stage.  The concerts are free, but attendees

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Déclaration de la première ministre de l’Ontario sur les élections municipales

Déclaration de la première ministre de l’Ontario sur les élections municipales

Kathleen Wynne, première ministre de l’Ontario, a rendu publique la déclaration suivante à propos des élections municipales qui se sont déroulées aujourd’hui dans l’ensemble de la province : « Aujourd’hui, la population de l’ensemble de l’Ontario s’est rassemblée pour élire ses leaders municipaux et ses conseillers scolaires. Tous comptes faits, [Read more]

Appuyer les métiers spécialisés en Ontario

L’Ontario nomme un examinateur des questions relatives à l’Ordre des métiers de l’Ontario L’Ontario confie aujourd’hui à Tony Dean, ancien secrétaire du Conseil des ministres et chef de la fonction publique de l’Ontario, la charge d’examiner des aspects clés du système des métiers spécialisés de l’Ontario qui relèvent du [Read more]

First Nations

Preparing Remote First Nation Communities for Grid Connection

Ontario Launches Remote Electrification Readiness Program Ontario is helping to prepare remote First Nation communities in northwestern Ontario for future connection to the province’s electricity grid. The Remote Electrification Readiness Program will support the development of community readiness plans. These plans will help eligible communities identify [Read more]

VTA AGM in Marathon & Official Trail Re-Opening & Interview w/President (Videos)

VTA AGM in Marathon & Official Trail Re-Opening & Interview w/President (Videos)
MARATHON, ON – Last weekend (Oct.17-19) members of the the Voyageur Trail Association executive gathered for their Annual General Meeting and a full weekend of events including the official re-opening of the Marathon to Pic River trail, several hikes, presentations by guest speakers and more.  The weekend was hosted by the Marathon EDC with presentations [Read more]

Dorion/Nipigon/Red Rock Twp

CP Holiday Train 2014 Northshore Schedule

CP Holiday Train 2014 Northshore Schedule

The CP Holiday Train is North America’s longest rolling food bank fundraiser and since it started in 1999​, the program has raised close to $9.5 million and 3.3 million pounds of food.  Over the three weeks of the program, musicians will play more than 150 concerts from a boxcar turned into a travelling stage.  The concerts are free, but attendees [Read more]

Manitouwadge/Marathon

Northshore & Greenstone Schools Compete in SkillsOntario Carboard Boat Races (full results)

Northshore & Greenstone Schools Compete in SkillsOntario Carboard Boat Races (full results)

MARATHON, ON – October 21st, elementary students, representing schools from across the Northshore and Greenstone, gathered at the Marathon Port Hole pool to compete in SkillsOntario 2014-15 Cardboard Boat races, above are the results. Congratulations to all those who competed showing great sportsmanship, determination and team work! From: [Read more]

St. Martin Students Compete in Marathon SkillsCanada Event

St. Martin Students Compete in Marathon SkillsCanada Event

Skills Ontario Cardboard Boat Races MARATHON, ON – Students from St. Martin School put their designs into action recently creating scale models of the cardboard boat they entered in the cardboard boat race and weight challenge in Marathon on Tuesday, October 21st. Through this initiative the students have put a number [Read more]

CP Holiday Train 2014 Northshore Schedule

CP Holiday Train 2014 Northshore Schedule

The CP Holiday Train is North America’s longest rolling food bank fundraiser and since it started in 1999​, the program has raised close to $9.5 million and 3.3 million pounds of food.  Over the three weeks of the program, musicians will play more than 150 concerts from a boxcar turned into a travelling stage.  The concerts are [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider : New Movie Releases, Trailers and Gaming News

#CrossoverInsider : New Movie Releases, Trailers and Gaming News

TYLER’S WEEKLY REVIEW Halloween season always brings about a few more than usual scary movies.  In a busy week that features ten total new releases, the headliner is indeed of the horror genre- “Deliver Us From Evil” starring Eric Bana. Mixed in with this week’s new releases is a nice variety that includes some laughs, [Read more]

Marathon Re-elects Their Council Team +1

Marathon Re-elects Their Council Team +1

MARATHON, ON – Marathon’s unofficial results have been posted and it seems residents have been pleased with the work being done as, joining Mayor Dumas who was once again acclaimed Mayor, the council table will remain quite familiar with the incumbents all being re-elected.  The only one new face at the table, Chantal Gingras, did [Read more]

Manitouwadge Has A New Mayor

Manitouwadge Has A New Mayor

MANITOUWADGE, ON – The unofficial results are in and a new Mayor has been elected. Voting numbers were quite low, in a community of approximately 1800 residents, only 692 people cast their votes to choose the new mayor.With a difference of only 58 votes Andy Major came out on top to serve as Mayor along [Read more]

Wolverines Fight Hard; Stingers Face Off Against Lakers This Week

Wolverines Fight Hard; Stingers Face Off Against Lakers This Week

NO QUIT IN JR. GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM MANITOUWADGE, ON – Only 5 players, but the Manitouwadge Junior Girls team did not give up. It would have been easy to say I don’t want to do this anymore, but the Manitouwadge High School Wolverines’ Junior Girls basketball team did just the opposite. They all practiced every day at [Read more]

Greenstone

Preparing Remote First Nation Communities for Grid Connection

Ontario Launches Remote Electrification Readiness Program Ontario is helping to prepare remote First Nation communities in northwestern Ontario for future connection to the province’s electricity grid. The Remote Electrification Readiness Program will support the development of community readiness plans. These plans will help eligible communities identify [Read more]

Superior-Greenstone DSB High Schools Among Those Registered for #StudentVote

Superior-Greenstone DSB High Schools Among Those Registered for #StudentVote

100,000 underage students to cast ballots in Ontario civic elections TORONTO, ON /CNW/ – Ontario schools add democracy to the curriculum, as more than one hundred thousand students take part in the Student Vote municipal and school board elections. Today and tomorrow, students are taking on the roles of returning officers, poll clerks and scrutineers; and [Read more]

Thunder Bay District Crime Stoppers : Greenstone B&E

Thunder Bay District Crime Stoppers : Greenstone B&E

Crime of the Week : Break & Enter Crime Stoppers and the OPP are asking for your help in solving a Break & Enter that occurred at an MNR Fire Base located approximately 200km Northwest of Geraldton. Sometime between August 26th and September 7th 2014 an unknown suspect(s) entered onto the MNR Ogoki Forward Attack Base property [Read more]

Reader Photo Submissions – Nakina’s Twin Lakes area

Reader Photo Submissions – Nakina’s Twin Lakes area

This beautiful photo was taken by Mark (@algonquinpp) who describes himself on Twitter as: #CanoeTripper, #Photographer, Beekeeper, #Explorer and #OutdoorJunkie! Originally from the Greenstone region Mark now lives in the Ottawa area though his heart still seems well connected to Northern Ontario! [Read more]

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]

EDUCATION/School News

Northshore & Greenstone Schools Compete in SkillsOntario Carboard Boat Races (full results)

Northshore & Greenstone Schools Compete in SkillsOntario Carboard Boat Races (full results)

MARATHON, ON – October 21st, elementary students, representing schools from across the Northshore and Greenstone, gathered at the Marathon Port Hole pool to compete in SkillsOntario 2014-15 Cardboard Boat races, above are the results. Congratulations to all those who competed showing great sportsmanship, [Read more]

St. Martin Students Compete in Marathon SkillsCanada Event

St. Martin Students Compete in Marathon SkillsCanada Event

Skills Ontario Cardboard Boat Races MARATHON, ON – Students from St. Martin School put their designs into action recently creating scale models of the cardboard boat they entered in the cardboard boat race and weight challenge in Marathon on Tuesday, October 21st. Through this initiative the students have put a [Read more]

Pink Day at St. Martin School

Pink Day at St. Martin School

TERRACE BAY, ON – Student Council chose October 21st for Pink Day to demonstrate their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. The students were encouraged to wear pink and to make a small donation towards Breast Cancer research.  The school was [Read more]

Supporting Skilled Trades in Ontario

Supporting Skilled Trades in Ontario

Ontario Appoints Reviewer for the Ontario College of Trades Ontario is appointing former Secretary of Cabinet and Head of the Ontario Public Service, Tony Dean, to review key areas of Ontario’s skilled trades system that fall within the mandate of the Ontario College of Trades. Mr. Dean will build on the [Read more]

HSCDSB X-Country Run – Wawa Team Receives Friends of Environment Award

HSCDSB X-Country Run – Wawa Team Receives Friends of Environment Award

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – The St. Paul Patriots captured the aggregate title in a historic Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB) Elementary Cross Country Championship. The Patriots, on the strength of winning the girls division, claimed the title in the first ever meet held at the HSCDSB’s St. Kateri [Read more]

Law Enforcement

Nipigon OPP Charge Male With Attempt Murder

Nipigon OPP Charge Male With Attempt Murder

NIPIGON, ON –Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Nipigon Detachment, with the assistance of the North West Region Crime Unit are investigating a domestic incident involving a 17-year-old victim.  The incident occurred during the evening hours on October 23, 2014 at a residence in the Town of Nipigon where the victim was repeatedly assaulted.  The [Read more]

SSM/Algoma Crime Of The Week – Help Identify Thief (Incl.Video)

SSM/Algoma Crime Of The Week – Help Identify Thief (Incl.Video)

FROM: SSM & Algoma Crime Stoppers SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There have been numerous thefts in downtown Sault Ste. Marie in the past few months. Crime Stoppers and the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service need your help to solve these crimes. One of the many incidents occurred at Wal-Mart on Sunday October 5th, 2014 [Read more]

UPDATE – SUSPICIOUS DEATH INVESTIGATION

UPDATE – SUSPICIOUS DEATH INVESTIGATION

MOOSONEE, ON – The Moosonee Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the James Bay Crime Unit, under the direction of OPP Criminal Investigation Branch Detective Inspector Martin Graham, have concluded their investigation into the death of Angel MATTHEWS (27 years) of Moosonee.  Ms. MATTHEWS’ death is no longer deemed as suspicious and [Read more]

Thunder Bay District Crime Stoppers : Greenstone B&E

Thunder Bay District Crime Stoppers : Greenstone B&E

Crime of the Week : Break & Enter Crime Stoppers and the OPP are asking for your help in solving a Break & Enter that occurred at an MNR Fire Base located approximately 200km Northwest of Geraldton. Sometime between August 26th and September 7th 2014 an unknown suspect(s) entered onto the MNR Ogoki Forward Attack Base property [Read more]

Province Introducing New Legislation to Make Ontario’s Roads Safer

Province Introducing New Legislation to Make Ontario’s Roads Safer

Improving Road Safety Ontario is introducing legislation that, if passed, would help keep the province’s roads among the safest in North America by reducing collisions, injuries and fatalities. If passed, the proposed legislation and supporting amendments to the Highway Traffic Act will make highways and roads safer by: Increasing fines for distracted driving from its [Read more]

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