Northern Ontario’s newest hydro-electric power source was celebrated Thursday with the opening of the Peter Sutherland Sr. Generating Station which is located on the Abitibi River near New Post Creek, roughly 75 kilometres north of Smooth Rock Falls.
The formal investigation into the fatal crash of an air ambulance helicopter in Moosonee three years ago, has concluded the pilots should have had more training for the nighttime and instrument flying conditions often required in Northern Ontario.
It is possible the wheels might finally be rolling for the Ring of Fire project, at least from the point of view of KWG resources Inc.
An air search is underway west of Timmins for a helicopter that has not been seen since it took off from the Horwood Lake area Tuesday night.
Lobbying by Northeastern Ontario municipal leaders has paid off with a favourable decision.
Senior Timmins city councillor Mike Doody was elected Friday as the new president of the Northeastern Ontario Municipal Association (NEOMA).
The mayor of Hearst is asking other municipalities around Northeastern Ontario to send a common message to Queen’s Park that some action is needed to deal with the increasing number of highway closures, especially on Highway 11.
Mushkegowuk Grand Chief Lawrence Martin says the chiefs and Elders who gathered in Kashechewan last week agreed to the idea of taking over Ontario Northland Railway and extending rail service to the Ring of Fire.
The much vaunted Ring Of Fire mining development is bogged down in bureaucratic studies along with bickering over where to build a new road, or rail link, to what is clearly the newest, richest and most promising mining development in Ontario so far this century.
Collège Boréal is looking to entice young people from across Northeastern Ontario in a bid to expand the enrolment at the Timmins campus.
Several well known Northerner leaders were united in their representations this week to the Ontario Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs.