By Sandi Krasowski
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Chronicle Journal

THUNDER BAY, ONT. — The Prairie provinces experienced their third-largest grain crop in history last year, yet despite this volume, there wasn’t expected to be enough shipments to catch up at the Thunder Bay port from shipments lost at the beginning of 2022. “Grain is the biggest commodity that we […]

(RAINY RIVER, ON) – Members of the Rainy River District of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 180 occurrences between Monday December 26, 2022, and Sunday, January 1, 2023, including: Over the past week, Rainy River District OPP laid 15 charges under the Criminal Code and 11 under the Highway […]

By Matteo Cimellaro,
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Canada's National Observer

The first National Ribbon Skirt Day will become a reality one year after Isabella Kulak was shamed for wearing her ribbon skirt to her Saskatchewan school. Bill S-219, An Act Respecting a National Ribbon Skirt Day, received royal assent last week and is now enshrined in law, according to a […]

By Rochelle Baker
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Canada's National Observer

University of British Columbia engineers are working to help clear up the acoustic smog that hinders endangered orcas’ ability to gather information vital to their survival.  Chronic underwater noise from shipping can drown out sounds marine mammals — such as the southern resident killer whales — use and rely on […]

By Rochelle Baker
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Canada's National Observer

Canada’s awaited ban on some single-use plastics products launched Tuesday just in time for Christmas, a holiday typically tied to a surge in plastics waste.  Ottawa is phasing out six harmful single-use plastic items, which will reduce the flow of microplastics into the marine environment, said Juan José Alava, a […]

Know the dangers of ice Ice Factors Many factors affect ice thickness including type of water, location, the time of year and other environmental factors such as: Ice Colour Minimum ice thickness should be: Remember – thickness is only one consideration while enjoying activities on ice, and the minimum thicknesses […]

Press release

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – A mild start to the winter season combined with heavy snowfall is making ice conditions in the Region treacherous. The Rainy River District Detachment wants to remind the public that the ice conditions this winter are inconsistent and could be dangerous.   Travelling on unsafe ice, […]

Staff

The federal government aims to double the number of women-owned businesses by 2025. To support that goal, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Superior North was joined by Marcus Powlowski, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Rainy River, […]

(RAINY RIVER, ON) – Members of the Rainy River District of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 216 occurrences between Monday, December 12, 2022, and Sunday, December 18, 2022, including: Over the past week, Rainy River District OPP laid 19 charges under the Criminal Code and 13 under the Highway […]

Press release

(Thunder Bay, ON) The Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Thunder Bay Fire Services (TBFS), Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) as well as Superior North Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were dispatched to a multiple vehicle collision on Highway 11-17 between John Street and Oliver Road on the […]

Police Briefs (KENORA, ON) – Members of the Kenora Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), attended a two-motor vehicle collision (MVC) at Clearwater Bay on Highway 17A. At 12:00 p.m. on Friday December 9, 2022, the OPP were dispatched to a head on MVC on Highway 17A at Clearwater Bay between a […]