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OPP find body of missing swimmer on Lake of the Woods

2014-07-08 at 11:28

The OPP’s  underwater search and rescue unit has recovered the body of a swimmer who went missing shortly after Saturday night near bigelow island on Lake of the Woods. The man was swimming at 9 p.m. near a cottage. The man dove into the water and did not resurface. Police were...

Opposition ends Greenstone plans for waterfront hotel

GREENSTONE, Ont. -- The year-and-a-half planning of a waterfront hotel in Geraldton has come to an abrupt end. At a recent town council meeting, a motion that would have re-zoned parkland to allow for the commercial development was defeated, which put a halt to the waterfront development. ...

Health powerplay

Health powerplay

2014-06-26 at 11:53

THUNDER BAY -- The regional hospital is looking to produce some of its own power. The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre's board approved an engineering study for a cogeneration plant so the hospital can produce a portion of its electricity and heat, which will reduce its reliance on...

Highway still closed

Highway still closed

2014-06-25 at 14:50

NIPIGON, Ont. — A section of Highway 17 remains closed but could be opened by Thursday, according to Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation. The highway was completely closed at the Jackfish River Bridge Tuesday, about 13 kilometres east of Nipigon, due to emergency bridge repairs. The...

Waiting for Ontario

Waiting for Ontario

2014-06-18 at 16:46

THUNDER BAY -- The future of the Ring of Fire is in the air until the Ontario government returns to the legislature on July 2. "We're all waiting to hear what the cabinet may be," said John Mason, project manager of mining services for the Community Economic Development Commission,...

TRAFFIC: Highway 11 washed out near Fort Frances

2014-06-12 at 11:24

FORT FRANCES, Ont. -- A section of Highway 11 has been washed out. Officials with the Rainy River detachment of the OPP say a section of the highway just west of Van Drunen Road in LaVelle Township washed out at about 9 a.m. Thursday. Both lanes of the highway have been completely washed...

Atikokan man assaulted with hammer: OPP

ATIKOKAN, Ont. -- A 40 year old man from this small Northwestern Ontario town has been charged with assault. On  Tuesday, May 20,  OPP officers were called to a report of two men in a physical altercation outside a Gorrie Street home. An investigation revealed that the accused had assaulted...

Area First Nation plans protest over nuclear waste storage talks

RED ROCK, Ont. -- Red Rock First Nations is  planning a protest for next month over ongoing talks of nuclear waste storage within the region.  Chief Pierre Pelletier says traffic on the trans-Canada highway junction near the Nipigon River Bridge will be slowed down on June 20 as his members...

TRAFFIC: Section of Highway 17 near Wawa closed due to culvert replacement

2014-05-27 at NOON

WAWA, Ont. -- Hitting the road from Thunder Bay to southern Ontario in the next few days? You may want to plan your route carefully. Highway 17 south of Wawa has been closed, starting at about noon Tuesday, for an emergency culvert replacement. The stretch of highway may remain closed...

Firefighting resources shipped to Northern Saskatchewan

2014-05-27 at 10:10

THUNDER BAY -- Firefighting resources are being shipped from Ontario to Northern Saskatchewan. The resource transfer is a response to Ontario’s slower-than-typical start to the forest fire season. Meanwhile, Northern Saskatchewan has its hands full with the early days of their forest fire season....

Candidates sound off on combining Northern Development with Natural Resources

2014-05-22 at 15:24

THUNDER BAY -- Michael Gravelle does not want to see the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines rolled into the Ministry of Natural Resources. But that’s precisely what will happen if the Progressive Conservatives under Tim Hudak are elected to office on June 12, the Liberal candidate in...

OPP seek public’s help in locating missing 15-year-old girl

OPP seek public’s help in locating missing 15-year-old girl

2014-05-20 at 14:45

FORT FRANCES, Ont. -- The OPP hopes the public can help them locate a missing Fort Frances girl. The Rainy River District Detachment of the provincial police force is looking for Mariah Wilson, 15, of Fort Frances. The young girl was last seen on Armit Avenue in Fort Frances on the morning of May...

OPP reports no fatalities on regional roadways during long weekend

2014-05-20 at 14:31

ORILLIA, Ont. - The OPP reported two highway fatalities over the long weekend, however, this region appeared to have a fatality free holliday. Information from the OPP headquarters in Orillia, Ont., confirms that two people died over the Victoria Day long weekend on OPP-patrolled roads. One...

Honouring a son

Honouring a son

2014-05-16 at 13:16

THUNDER BAY –  For Stan Beardy, honouring the memory of his late son a decade after his tragic death is a vital cause. With help from Lakehead University, Ontario Regional Chief Beardy and his family created the Daniel Beardy Award in 2012 to help students achieve their post-secondary...

Province granted leave to intervene in Ring of Fire dispute

Ring of Fire -- Ontario has been granted leave to intervene in a major mining dispute, but only on questions of law.  The conflict is between Cliffs Natural Resources and KWG Resources over the granting of an easement.  Cliffs lost a ruling last year, essentially preventing the company...

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