From the Government of Ontario
Press release

TORONTO — Yesterday, the government released the 2023–24 Third Quarter Finances, to provide an update on Ontario’s economic and fiscal outlook since the release of the 2023 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review (also referred to as the Fall Economic Statement, or FES). While inflation-related pressure has eased slightly across […]

Sandi Krasowski
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Chronicle-Journal

High interest rates, housing costs and inflation continue to cause gloom in Ontario’s economic outlook, according to the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s eighth annual Ontario Economic Report. Daniel Tisch, president and chief executive officer of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, said rising costs of living and doing business have driven […]

By Mike Stimpson
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Thunder Bay Source

THUNDER BAY – Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) chiefs declared a “winter roads state of emergency” in the concluding statement for their 2024 Chiefs Winter Assembly. The communique, released Thursday at the end of the three-day summit, also declared a “health state of emergency.” The mild winter has given Ontario’s northern […]

By Dave Baxter
Local Journalism Initiative
Reporter
Winnipeg Sun

First Nations leaders are applauding last week’s Supreme Court decision that affirms Indigenous nations should have jurisdiction over child and family services (CFS) laws and policies in their communities. “The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) recognizes that this decision is positive for First Nations who are developing laws under this […]

By Sandi Krasowski
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Chronicle-Journal

Recent seismic activity in Northwestern Ontario around the Township of Ignace has not yet raised red flags for the proposed nuclear waste repository site. According to Earthquakes Canada, a 1.2 magnitude earthquake occurred 39 kilometres from Ignace near White Otter Lake. on Jan. 25 at 5:12 a.m. Two more smaller […]

By Sandi Krasowski
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Chronicle-Journal

Two Thunder Bay businesses are now able to expand their operations and reach new clients thanks to more than $500,000 in funding from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario (FedNor). Venshore Mechanical received a portion of $368,201 to expand and upgrade their facility and purchase leading-edge equipment, including […]

By Jacqueline St. Pierre
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Manitoulin Expositor

Public Health Sudbury and Districts released their detailed report, Honouring Voices, Embracing Perspectives, Moving Forward: A Summary Report on the Greater Sudbury Summit on Toxic Drugs. Starting from 2016, Canadians have grappled with a progressively uncertain and hazardous drug supply, leading to 38,514 apparent opioid toxicity deaths recorded between January […]

From the OPP
Press release

(FORT FRANCES,ON) – Springtime means tax season; it also means the scammers are also ramping up their season to scam innocent individuals out of their money or their personal information. Tax scams are one of the most reported scams to police and the Canadian anti fraud center. Scammer claims to […]

From the OPP
Press release

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – On February 7, 2024, shortly before 9:00 p.m., a member of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) while on general patrol on Mill Road in the town of Fort Frances, performed a traffic stop on a vehicle for a Highway Traffic Act infraction. Through […]

By Ken Kellar
Staff writer
kkellar@fortfrances.com

The Ontario Government is helping everyone in the province to stay connected to the internet by providing funding to local libraries. In a press release dated Tuesday, February 6, 2024, the government revealed $582,000 in investments for Ontario public libraries this year through the Internet Connectivity Grant program, which will […]

By J.P. Antonacci
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Hamilton Spectator

Marsha Skrypuch has achieved international success as a children’s author for the same reason her books are banned in Russia — she tells the truth. Every detail in the Brantford-born author’s roughly 25 children’s books and young adult novels is backed by historical fact. “Children’s authors have an unspoken agreement with […]