By Eric Shih
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Thunder Bay Source

The mayor of Sioux Lookout is still cautiously optimistic after meeting with the Solicitor General about policing costs. The municipalities of Sioux Lookout, Kenora and Pickle Lake formed a coalition last year to collectively discuss reducing policing costs, claiming that the three communities paid disproportionately high rates for policing services. […]

By Shari Narine
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Windspeaker.com

Ground-penetrating radar work continues at Indian residential school sites across the country and more undocumented graves are being uncovered. “Undocumented” means the search is on for records that government and churches created, and in some cases destroyed, and are kept in a variety of archives and depositories and controlled by […]

Press release

(Rainy River, ON) – An officer of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) recovered a stolen vehicle while conducting traffic enforcement. On January 24, 2022 an officer of the Rainy River District OPP was conducting general traffic enforcement on Highway 71 in the Township of Chapple. The officer […]

By Susan Jose
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
New Canadian Media

Public libraries across the country are working with local settlement agencies to help newcomers integrate into Canada. From information on settlement-related topics such as housing and employment to English and French-language programs and networking events, libraries are stocked with resources immigrants can access to learn about their new communities.    […]

Press release

(Kenora, ON) – On January 24, 2023, Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau with assistance of the Kenora, Fort Frances, Sioux Lookout and Red Lake Community Street Crime Units, the Treaty Three Police Service and the OPP Canine Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act […]

By Elisa Nguyen
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
enguyen@fortfrances.com

Foster care is a way of providing a temporary home for a child who is unable to live with their family. To deliver the services needed, Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services (KRRCFS) is looking for more foster families willing to provide a home and the critical support needed […]

Staff

Grand Council Treaty #3, Territorial Planning Unit has launched a one-stop tool for members, with the launch of the Treaty #3 Geoportal. The Geoportal is an interactive tool for data storage and sharing across the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty #3. The Geoportal allows Treaty #3 communities and organizations a secure […]

By Elisa Nguyen
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
enguyen@fortfrances.com

The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) program has been extended to 2024 to surrounding communities outside Thunder Bay. The program will stop onboarding new employers by this November, unless the program is once again extended, said Stacey Platt, workforce development officer from the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission […]

By Eric Shih
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Thunder Bay Source

A new way of learning Anishinaabemowin is rolling out to schools across the Northwest. The new web and app-based language learning platform was developed in partnership by the Seven Generations Education Institute, the Rainy River District School Board, and SayITFirst, a company which uses technology and community participation to facilitate […]

By Sandi Krasowski
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Chronicle Journal

THUNDER BAY, ONT. — The Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) made a deputation to city council seeking approval for a $500,000 city investment toward a veterinary program at Lakehead University. The group cites a critical shortage of veterinarians in their request. Being a subsidiary of the city, they […]

Press release

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A two-day joint Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Blitz in the City of Thunder has resulted in numerous charges being laid. On Wednesday, January 18, 2023, and Thursday, January 19, 2023, members of the Thunder Bay OPP Detachment and the OPP North West Region Traffic Incident Management Enforcement […]

Earlier this week, the Kaatagoging Survivor’s group of the St. Mary’s Indian Residential School near Kenora announced its preliminary findings of 171 anomalies suggesting potential grave sites at the school site. Treaty #3 people from all cultural backgrounds have been processing the news, and thoughts are with the surviving families, […]