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“Teaching Our Young” Theme For Batchewana’s 2014 Traditional Powwow

“Teaching Our Young” Theme For Batchewana’s 2014 Traditional Powwow

BATCHEWANA, ON – Batchewana First Nation is thrilled to announce this years Powwow themed, “Abinoojiiyag Gekinoo’Amawindwaa” (teaching our young). This spectacular event will take place at the Rankin Powwow grounds located at, 142 Gran street. Beginning on Saturday August 30th, the master of ceremony, Joel Syrette will initiate two grand entries the first at 1:00pm

Goldie Oldies Donated: Greenstone Historical Society Acquires Photos

Goldie Oldies Donated: Greenstone Historical Society Acquires Photos

By Edgar J. Lavoie for Greenstone Historical Society GREENSTONE, ON –  Remember when the Times Star sold for 5 cents? Few people in Greenstone can, but in 1946, when the Goldie brothers and Hendry acquired the The Times-Star newspaper, that was the price! Gordon and Douglas Goldie and George Hendry bought the paper from Walter Brebner.  On July 21,  the

Northern Ontario Drivers Get Studded Tire Extension

Northern Ontario Drivers Get Studded Tire Extension

Ontario Government Committed to Keeping Drivers Safe Drivers who live in northern Ontario can now put on studded tires earlier and keep them on longer, providing motorists with more options to stay safe during severe or extended winter weather. Northern Ontario residents can now use studded tires from Sept. 1 to May 31. Previously, studded tires

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Période des pneus à crampons prolongée pour conducteurs du nord de l’Ontario

Période des pneus à crampons prolongée pour conducteurs du nord de l’Ontario

Le gouvernement de l’Ontario s’engage à l’égard de la sécurité des conducteurs Les conducteurs qui vivent dans le nord de l’Ontario pourront désormais mettre leurs pneus à cramponsplus tôt et les conserver plus longtemps, ce qui fournira aux automobilistes davantage d’options pour conduire en toute sécurité durant les longues périodes hivernales.Les [Read more]

First Nations

“Teaching Our Young” Theme For Batchewana’s 2014 Traditional Powwow

“Teaching Our Young” Theme For Batchewana’s 2014 Traditional Powwow
BATCHEWANA, ON – Batchewana First Nation is thrilled to announce this years Powwow themed, “Abinoojiiyag Gekinoo’Amawindwaa” (teaching our young). This spectacular event will take place at the Rankin Powwow grounds located at, 142 Gran street. Beginning on Saturday August 30th, the master of ceremony, Joel Syrette will initiate two grand entries the first at [Read more]

First Nation Begins Land Use Planning Process

First Nation Begins Land Use Planning Process
Webequie and Ontario Working Together on a Community-Based Land Use Plan Webequie First Nation has become the fourth community in the Ring of Fire area to reach an agreement with Ontario to work together on a community-based land use plan. “We’re looking forward to working in partnership with the Ontario government on land use planning [Read more]

2014 Crocker Lake Family Fish Derby Highlights

Manitouwadge/Marathon

Sun Shines For Young Entrepreneurs’ Market Day in Manitouwadge

Sun Shines For Young Entrepreneurs’ Market Day in Manitouwadge

MANITOUWADGE, ON – Friday, August 22nd, 2014 a week of hard work, learning and plenty of fun culminated for 13 young entrepreneurs, 9 to 12yrs old,  in a very successful Market Day held at the Municipal Office Parking Lot. Among the new business owners were youth from Manitouwadge, Terrace Bay and even Sault Ste. Marie, [Read more]

Will Manitouwadge’s Entertainment Series Return?

Will Manitouwadge’s Entertainment Series Return?

A number of Manitouwadge residents have been asking me about this year’s  Nite on the Town Entertainment Series (NOTES) and I feel that I should let everyone know what is going on. The series for this year is not operating as it has in the past.  We have no grants to cover expenses but we [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider : New DVD/BLU-RAYs in Marathon/Manitouwadge, New Gaming + What’s In-Store?

#CrossoverInsider : New DVD/BLU-RAYs in Marathon/Manitouwadge, New Gaming + What’s In-Store?

WEEKLY INSIDER After pairing up for 50 First Dates and The Wedding Singer, Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore have reunited in Blended- a hilarious family friendly comedy about two families who inadvertently embark on the same African vacation at the very same resort! Blended headlines a strong week which features a grand total of ten [Read more]

Mantha’s News from the Park : Municipalities Attend AMO Conference

Mantha’s News from the Park : Municipalities Attend AMO Conference

This week the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) held their annual conference in London Ontario. Through AMO, Ontario’s 444 municipalities are able to work together on shared interests and concerns and enhance municipal government. I had the opportunity to attend many of the briefings with several municipalities across [Read more]

August 20 Motor Vehicle Collision Closes Highway 17 Near Marathon

August 20 Motor Vehicle Collision Closes Highway 17 Near Marathon

MARATHON, ON – August 20, 2014 Highway 17, approximately 3km West of Penninsula Road (Marathon turn-off), was closed for several hours following a motor vehicle collision involving a pick-up truck and a transport. Drivers waited patiently, many taking the opportunity to get out and stretch or allow pets or children to get some fresh air, [Read more]

MPP Michael Mantha On Re-Opening Of Industrial Road

MPP Michael Mantha On Re-Opening Of Industrial Road

Community efforts pay off as Caramat Road reopens: NDP ELLIOT LAKE, ON - Algoma-Manitoulin NDP MPP Michael Mantha is pleased to see Caramat Road reopen after months of delays and closure cutting off the heavily used route between Manitouwadge and Caramat in Northern Ontario. “I have been working closely with the Mayors and council of these [Read more]

#CrossoverInsider New Releases in Marathon/Manitouwadge + Trailers & Diablo 3

#CrossoverInsider New Releases in Marathon/Manitouwadge + Trailers & Diablo 3

WEEKLY INSIDER Very few superheroes have enjoyed the longevity and popularity of Spider-Man. After being bitten by a scientifically altered spider, Peter Parker went from being a normal guy to swinging from skyscrapers and saving lives- and “Spider Man” was born. All these years later, Spider Man is still as relevant as ever. Amazing Spider [Read more]

Greenstone

Goldie Oldies Donated: Greenstone Historical Society Acquires Photos

Goldie Oldies Donated: Greenstone Historical Society Acquires Photos

By Edgar J. Lavoie for Greenstone Historical Society GREENSTONE, ON –  Remember when the Times Star sold for 5 cents? Few people in Greenstone can, but in 1946, when the Goldie brothers and Hendry acquired the The Times-Star newspaper, that was the price! Gordon and Douglas Goldie and George Hendry bought the paper from Walter Brebner.  On July 21,  the [Read more]

New Fictional Thriller Set In Geraldton

New Fictional Thriller Set In Geraldton

Kennet Forbes back in Greenstone “I couldn’t put it down!” That’s what every writer of a thriller wants to hear and it’s what many Greenstone residents are saying who have read the latest Kennet Forbes mystery by local author, Edgar J. Lavoie. July 18th, WhiskyJack Publishing officially announced the publication of Geraldton Back Doors as [Read more]

MPP Michael Mantha On Re-Opening Of Industrial Road

MPP Michael Mantha On Re-Opening Of Industrial Road

Community efforts pay off as Caramat Road reopens: NDP ELLIOT LAKE, ON - Algoma-Manitoulin NDP MPP Michael Mantha is pleased to see Caramat Road reopen after months of delays and closure cutting off the heavily used route between Manitouwadge and Caramat in Northern Ontario. “I have been working closely with the Mayors and council of these [Read more]

Superior-Greenstone DSB Appoints New Aboriginal Education Leader

Superior-Greenstone DSB Appoints New Aboriginal Education Leader

MARATHON, ON – The Superior-Greenstone District School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Stargratt to the position of Aboriginal Education Leader. The Aboriginal Lead will be responsible for sustaining the critical activities established in the first six years of the Ontario First Nation, Metis and Inuit Policy Framework and will support [Read more]

Break and Enter In Geraldton

Break and Enter In Geraldton

GERALDTON, ON – August 11, 2014 the Greenstone Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a residential break and enter in the area of Fourth Avenue Southeast in Geraldton. The investigation into this offence is ongoing at this time. Police are asking the public for their assistance in solving this crime. If [Read more]

EDUCATION/School News

Lakehead’s Fall Orientation helps students make transition to university

Lakehead’s Fall Orientation helps students make transition to university

THUNDER BAY, ON – Action-packed, informative and fun experiences await students participating in Lakehead University’s Fall Orientation. Thunderwolves Howl! 2014, which will be from Thursday, Sept. 4 until Wednesday, Sept. 10, is focused on helping students make a successful transition to Lakehead University. [Read more]

NOSM Engages Communities in Strategic Planning – Here’s Your Turn

NOSM Engages Communities in Strategic Planning – Here’s Your Turn

Together, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and the people and communities of Northern Ontario are creating a Strategic Plan for the School for the years 2015-2020. From May to September 2014, NOSM’s Dean and CEO Dr. Roger Strasser, Associate Dean of Community Engagement and Senior Associate Dean at [Read more]

Sun Shines For Young Entrepreneurs’ Market Day in Manitouwadge

Sun Shines For Young Entrepreneurs’ Market Day in Manitouwadge

MANITOUWADGE, ON – Friday, August 22nd, 2014 a week of hard work, learning and plenty of fun culminated for 13 young entrepreneurs, 9 to 12yrs old,  in a very successful Market Day held at the Municipal Office Parking Lot. Among the new business owners were youth from Manitouwadge, Terrace Bay and even Sault [Read more]

FEDNOR INVESTS $1.25 MILLION DOLLARS IN EXPANSION OF SCIENCE NORTH’S DYNAMIC EARTH

FEDNOR INVESTS $1.25 MILLION DOLLARS IN EXPANSION OF SCIENCE NORTH’S DYNAMIC EARTH

SUPPORT OF NORTHERN ONTARIO TOURISM SUDBURY, ON – The Government of Canada, through the Federal Economic Development Initiative in Northern Ontario (FedNor) is investing in the expansion of Dynamic Earth, a major tourist attraction and tourism driver for the North. The project will also benefit six other Northern Ontario [Read more]

Superior-Greenstone DSB Appoints New Aboriginal Education Leader

Superior-Greenstone DSB Appoints New Aboriginal Education Leader

MARATHON, ON – The Superior-Greenstone District School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Stargratt to the position of Aboriginal Education Leader. The Aboriginal Lead will be responsible for sustaining the critical activities established in the first six years of the Ontario First Nation, Metis and [Read more]

Law Enforcement

Northern Ontario Drivers Get Studded Tire Extension

Northern Ontario Drivers Get Studded Tire Extension

Ontario Government Committed to Keeping Drivers Safe Drivers who live in northern Ontario can now put on studded tires earlier and keep them on longer, providing motorists with more options to stay safe during severe or extended winter weather. Northern Ontario residents can now use studded tires from Sept. 1 to May 31. Previously, studded tires [Read more]

OPP Issue Public Safety Notification RE: High Risk Offender (incl. photo)

OPP Issue Public Safety Notification RE: High Risk Offender (incl. photo)

KIRKLAND LAKE, ON – The Kirkland Lake Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is asking for the public’s help in locating Daniel KIRKEY.  An arrest warrant has been issued after he failed to comply with a Recognizance of Bail.  KIRKEY, 55 years old, has 16 criminal convictions, including five (5) for sexual assault with a weapon.  His last [Read more]

August 20 Motor Vehicle Collision Closes Highway 17 Near Marathon

August 20 Motor Vehicle Collision Closes Highway 17 Near Marathon

MARATHON, ON – August 20, 2014 Highway 17, approximately 3km West of Penninsula Road (Marathon turn-off), was closed for several hours following a motor vehicle collision involving a pick-up truck and a transport. Drivers waited patiently, many taking the opportunity to get out and stretch or allow pets or children to get some fresh air, [Read more]

CHAPLEAU OPP CHARGE SUDBURY MALE WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT

CHAPLEAU OPP CHARGE SUDBURY MALE WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT

CHAPLEAU, ON – August 11, 2014 the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Chapleau Detachment officers responded to a sexual assault complaint. The complainant reported being sexually assaulted by a male while working at a local establishment. OPP located the male and arrested 40 -year-old Jason Courtemanche of Sudbury Ontario. The accused stands charged with [Read more]

Man In Critical Condition Following Dispute With Neighbour : SIU Invoke Mandate

Man In Critical Condition Following Dispute With Neighbour : SIU Invoke Mandate

CHAPLEAU, ON – On August 24, 2014 at approximately 1:40 a.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Detachment responded to a neighbour dispute on Devonshire in Chapleau, Ontario. While the officers were outside the building speaking with an involved male who was on a second floor balcony, they observed him fall approximately six [Read more]

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