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Matawa Chiefs Council statement of OIPRD - Thursday, December 13, 2018

Matawa Chiefs Council statement of OIPRD Systemic Review Report  Report

Matawa Chief Council Statement on OIPRD Report  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, Ontario  —  December 13, 2018  (LSN)  Responding to the release of the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) report ‘Broken Trust – Indigenous People and the Thunder Bay Police Service’ and having met with the Thunder Bay Police Services (TBPS) Chief Sylvie Hauth on December 12, 2018 —the Matawa Chiefs Council offered the following statement:

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ONWA views OIPRD Review of TBPS as an opportunity - Wednesday, December 12, 2018

ONWA views OIPRD Review of TBPS
as an opportunity to build trust

Ontario Native Women’s Association   Lake Superior News

THUNDER BAY, Ontario  —  December 12, 2018  (LSN)  The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is committed to working with Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) to ensure the recommendations of the Broken Trust report, released today, are fully implemented. The report acknowledges something we already know - Indigenous women and girls confront racism every day and that racism ends in violence and injustice.

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Rainy River First Nations on OIPRD Report - Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Rainy River First Nations on OIPRD Report

Raining River First Nation Manitou Rapids
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THUNDER BAY, Ontario  —  December 12, 2018  (LSN)   Chief Robin McGinnis, Rainy River First Nations – “Rainy River First Nations is committed to supporting each and every family in our communities. What the DeBungee family has been put through by the TBPS is unforgiveable. The findings by the Director that there is overwhelming evidence of racism at the Thunder Bay Police Service vindicates this long battle. We look forward to hearing the leadership of the service provide the acknowledgments of the existence of racism that the Director has recommended. We would like to go forward in a good way, but that can only be done if the leadership of the Thunder Bay Police Service, both the Chief and the Board, admit the existence of racism against our people and a commitment to fix it.”

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Statement from the Thunder Bay Police Service - Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Statement from the Thunder Bay Police Service Independent Police Review Director’s (OIPRD) systemic review 
Independent Police Review Director’s (OIPRD) systemic review Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, Ontario  —  December 12, 2018  (LSN)  Following the release of the Office of the Independent Police Review Director’s (OIPRD) systemic review, the Thunder Bay Police Service is formally acknowledging that it must address the systemic racism, barriers and biases that exist within its service.

This acknowledgement is an important step, as highlighted by the OIPRD report, in the service’s ongoing efforts to build trust with the Indigenous community. The report and its recommendations will be carefully and thoroughly reviewed in the coming days.

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questions safety of First Nation citizens in Thunder Bay - Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Anishinabek Nation leader questions safety of First Nation citizens in Thunder Bay

Regional Deputy Grand Council Chief Ed Wawia  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, Ontario  —  December 11, 2018  (LSN)  Regional Deputy Grand Council Chief Ed Wawia in response to the recent video depicting a female Thunder Bay Police Service police officer slapping an impaired youth while being detained on a stretcher:

As the Regional Deputy Grand Council Chief representing the Northern Superior chiefs in the Robinson Superior Treaty territory, we have a significant number of our Anishinaabe citizens who call Thunder Bay their home, whether permanently or temporarily.

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NAN, Mayor offers Condolences - Monday, December 10, 2018

NAN, Mayor offers Condolences and Support to Community
 

Braiden Jacob  of Webequie First Nation    Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   December 10, 2018  (LSN)  Mayor Bill Mauro, on behalf of City Council and the citizens of Thunder Bay, offers condolences to the family of Braiden Jacob and the community of Webequie First Nation:

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, expressed heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Braiden Jacob and the community of Webequie First Nation:

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SUDDEN DEATH INVESTIGATION Chapples Park - Sunday, December 9, 2018

SUDDEN DEATH INVESTIGATION Chapples Park

Thunder Bay Police  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - December 9, 2018  (LSN) The Thunder Bay Police Service is investigating a sudden death in the Chapples Park area.

Officers were dispatched to the park just after 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 after a passerby saw what they believed might be a body.

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PublicSafety

Cook County Adds Ropes Rescue - Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Cook County Adds Ropes Rescue to Emergency Response Roster

Luten Fire Department Cook County Rope Rescue  Lake Superior News
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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  - December 11, 2018  (LSN)  Cook County is pleased to announce the addition of a High Angle/Swift Current Ropes Rescue Team to its emergency response capacity. An initiative of the Lutsen Fire Department, Cook County Emergency Management and Cook County Search & Rescue, eight inaugural members were trained over the course of two full weekends at the end of October.

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Sports

STAAL FOUNDATION OPEN ENDS IN THUNDER BAY - Tuesday, December 11, 2018

STAAL FOUNDATION OPEN ENDS RUN IN THUNDER BAY

Staal Opens ends in Thunder Bay   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   December 11, 2018   (LSNStaal Foundation Open organizers, the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada and the Staal Family decided earlier this week to discontinue the Staal Foundation Open, beginning in 2019.

Since 2014, the Staal Foundation Open has beenthe highlight of the summer for Northwestern Ontario residents, and the tournament has raised over $1 million for local charities while making a significant economic impact in the region.

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Health

Public Health and Human Services Workers Recognized - Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Public Health and Human Services Workers Recognized
in Governor’s Proclamation

Cook County,State Health and Human Services Worker Day Lake Superior News
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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  -  December 11, 2018  (LSN)   Cook County, along with communities across the State, are recognizing County, City, Tribal, and State Health and Human Services Worker Day in Minnesota on Wednesday, Dec. 11, following a proclamation by Governor Mark Dayton.

  

Cook County employs 26 people in the Public Health & Human Services Department who deliver and connect residents to supportive services,

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Cannabis Retail Stores in the Thunder Bay - Sunday, December 9, 2018

Thunder Bay Drug Strategy
Survey Polls Residents
about Cannabis Retail Stores in the City

Thunder Bay Drug Strategy Committee  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - December 9.   (LSN)  The City of Thunder Bay Drug Strategy Committee made up of over 30 health agencies and community groups invites residents to share their input through an online survey about the future of cannabis retail in the City and whether or not allowing bricks-and-mortar stores would receive support from the community.

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Crime

Thunder Bay's 8th Homicide Victim - Thursday, December 13, 2018

 17-year-old Braiden Jacob
Thunder Bay's 8th  Homicide Victim

 17-year-old Braiden Jacobas Thunder Bay's 8th  homicide
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - December 13, 2018 -  (LSN) Thunder Bay Police Service is investigating the death of 17-year-old Braiden JACOB as a homicide.

Officers were dispatched to the southern portion of Chapples Park shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 after a passerby saw what they believed might be a body.

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DRUG WARRANT EXECUTED IN LAKE HELEN FIRST NATION - Thursday, December 13, 2018

DRUG WARRANT EXECUTED IN LAKE HELEN FIRST NATION

OPP Thunder Bay  FOUR ARRESTED AT MUNRO MOTEL Lake Superior News
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LAKE HELEN FIRST NATION, ONTARIO  - December13, 2018  (LSN)   - On December 11, 2018, members of the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with officers from the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau and Community Street Crime Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act warrant at a residence in Lake Helen First Nation, Ontario.

As a result of the search, police seized a quantity of suspected crack cocaine, digital scales, Canadian currency and firearms.

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Arts

TBSO Receives Grants - Thursday, December 6, 2018

TBSO Receives Grants through
Thunder Bay Community Foundation

President Linda Penner  TBSO  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   - November 6, 2018  (LSN)  Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra (TBSO) President Linda Penner and Director Mary Anne Cooper received two grants totalling $7,000 through the Thunder Bay Community Foundation to support greater accessibility to classical music.

The first grant will fund TBSO’s Family Connects Project as a part of the orchestra’s Family concert series. The grant will support special 45-minute pre-concert performances for children with disabilities and their families.

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Great Lake Shipping

Port of Thunder Bay Report November - Thursday, December 6, 2018

OCEAN VESSEL TRAFFIC BOOSTING CARGO VOLUMES AS SEASON-END NEARS

Saltie MV Happy River departing the Port of Thunder Bay  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - November 6, 2018  (LSN) The Port of Thunder Bay had very high ocean vessel traffic in the month of November, a trend that is continuing in December and making for a strong end to the shipping season.  Twenty ocean vessels – commonly referred to as ‘salties’ – called the Port in November to load or unload with internationally-trading cargo.  This is the highest number of salties to visit the Port in any single month since 2015.

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Economy

TruNorth Chaga production facility Sault Ste Marie - Sunday, December 9, 2018

TruNorth Chaga production facility Sault Ste Marie

TruNorth Chaga  Lake Superior News
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SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  - December 9, 2018  (LSN)

Did you know: chaga mushroom powder is used by millions of people worldwide for its health and wellness benefits? Did you also know: local entrepreneur Cody McElrea recently opened a production facility to manufacture and sell the product around the globe?

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UM-Dearborn’s iLabs’ eCities research recognizes Sault Ste. Marie - Sunday, December 9, 2018

UM-Dearborn’s iLabs’ eCities research recognizes
Sault Ste. Marie

Soo Michigan wins UM-Dearborn’s iLabs’ eCities   Lake Superior News
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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan  December 9, 2018  (LSN)   –  Sault Ste. Marie is one of four communities across the state of Michigan to have been identified for the strategies they employ to foster entrepreneurial growth and economic development, according to the annual eCities study. The study, conducted by iLabs, University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research, identified the cities of Charlevoix, Hillsdale, Marquette and Sault Ste. Marie as 2018 eCities Honored Communities for their successes and efforts in contributing to Michigan’s growth.

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Lake Superior Circle Tour Events

January is Dogsledding Month i - Wednesday, November 28, 2018

January is Dogsledding Month in Cook County
Gunflint Mail and John Beargrease

Gunflint-Mail Run 2015 Erin Altemus and team  Lake Superior News
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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  -  November 28, 2018   (LSN) January is a time for residents and visitors to celebrate modern-day mushers and their canine athlete companions at the Gunflint Mail Run Sled Dog Race Saturday, Jan. 5 – Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 and the 35th running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Sunday, Jan. 27 – Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. 

 

“We encourage visitors to come and watch the dog sled races,” says, Linda Jurek, executive director for Visit Cook County. 

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Norpine Fat Bike Classic - Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Third annual Norpine Fat Bike Classic in Lutsen

Norpine Fat Bike Classic Lutsen   Lake Superior News
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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  -  November 19, 2018   (LSN)  That riding a bicycle on the North Shore in winter is a thing.  On Saturday, Jan. 5, visitors can ride or enjoy watching a premier winter cycling event at the third annual Norpine Fat Bike Classic in Lutsen, Minn.  Riders will make their way on a long 24-mile course or a shorter 16-mile course through Cook County’s wilderness landscape on the North Coast of Lake Superior on established Norpine cross-country ski trails.

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Sault Ste. Marie hosting major snowmobile race - Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Sault Ste. Marie hosting major snowmobile race

Sault Ste. Marie is hosting  Rivercity Motorsports 250   Lake Superior Newsw
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Sault Ste. Marie, ON (November 11, 2018) – Start your engines! Sault Ste. Marie is hosting a major international snowmobile race this winter. The Rivercity Motorsports 250 is taking place March 1 and 2 at Runway Park on Airport Road. It will be a final points competition for the Midwest International Racing Association (MIRA) and is expected to be the circuit’s biggest race of the season.

 

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Outdoor Tourism

Opinion

Canada’s free ride on U.S. drug development may end soon - Sunday, December 9, 2018

Canada’s free ride on U.S. drug development may end soon

Free Drug Merry Go Round Might soon End Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion   Fraser Institute

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  December 9, 2018  (LSN)  In October, the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump outlined a plan that, if implemented, would substantially lower the amount the U.S. government will pay drug-makers for certain pharmaceuticals covered by its Medicare plan.

Though limited in scope, Trump’s changes are a clear step toward controlling domestic drug prices while taking a swipe at what he calls “foreign freeloaders”

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Money To Anti-Oil Sands Tides Canada - Sunday, December 2, 2018

 Trudeau Government Giving More Taxpayer Money
To Anti-Oil Sands Tides Canada


LSN_Opinion   Spencer Fernando

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA -  December 2 2018  (LSN)  The Trudeau government is doing the dirty work for foreign billionaires trying to take down the Canadian oil industry. In an act of total disloyalty, the Trudeau government is giving more money to the anti-oil sands Tides Canada, even as the Canadian oil industry faces a devastating crisis.

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