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Taxing rainfall is not a solution - Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Taxing rainfall is not a solution to a revenue problem
Says Mayority Candidate Shane Judge

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  July 18, 2018  (LSN) City council thinks taxing rainfall is a solution to a revenue problem. I say this proposed new tax is no solution, it’s a symptom of a council that’s out of control.

 
          
I’m talking about the plan to create a new city tax on the rain that falls on your home or condo.

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CNrail Appeal of Swing Bridge - Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Hobbs Angry over CNrail Appeal of Swing Bridge

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - July 18, 2018  (LSN)   CN has provided the City of Thunder Bay notice that it intends to appeal the Court of Appeal’s decision ordering CN to repair and reopen the James Street bridge to all traffic, including cars and trucks.

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CANDIDATES FOR THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL - Monday, July 16, 2018

CANDIDATES FOR THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF
NISHNAWBE ASKI NATION ANNOUNCED

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO July 16, 2018  (LSN)   Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Chief Electoral Officer Jocelyn Formsma has received and verified the nominations for the following persons for the position of Grand Chief (1) and Deputy Grand Chief (3) for the 2018 election for the NAN Executive Council.

Chiefs from NAN’s 49 First Nation communities will vote on Wednesday, August 15 during the XXXVII Keewaywin Conference to be held August 14, 15 & 16, 2018 in the traditional territory of Chapleau Cree First Nation.

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Running Government Like a Business - Friday, July 13, 2018

Running Government Like a Business

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  July 13, 2018  (LSN)  Charles Marohn, one of America’s leading thinkers about municipal government and the President of Strong Towns, notes in a recent article that “the goal of a city isn’t to grow; that is sometimes a happy side effect, but it’s not the objective. The goal of a city is to endure. To survive. To be around tomorrow and the day after that.”

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Andy Wolf Candidate for Current River Ward - Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Andy Wolf Candidate for Current River Ward

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, July, 11 2018  (LSN) Andy Wolff and I’m running for Current River Ward Councillor.  

My opponent Andrew Foulds and I will agree on one thing.  We each have differing views on what a City Councillor’s role should be for the city.  I believe I am qualified to best serve the residents of Current River Ward. 

 

For too long, our City Council has given a free reign to administration.  When decisions are made, it’s City Administration that speaks to the media, rationalizing decisions made by our City Council. 

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Applications Accepted for Community Fund Support - Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Applications Now Being Accepted for Community Fund Support

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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA - July 3, 2018  (LSN)  Cook County Public Health & Human Services (PHHS) is accepting applications for programs and services that serve the community through the Public Health Community Fund.

In previous budget years, funding was granted by the Cook County Board of Commissioners to local service providers through the County’s “discretionary” or “non-mandated levy fund”. Approximately $130,000 in funding was granted in 2018, to entities that help support the mission of PHHS

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ORDER OF CANADA APPOINTEE EDMUND METATAWABIN - Tuesday, July 3, 2018

NAN HONOURS ORDER OF CANADA APPOINTEE EDMUND METATAWABIN

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - July 3, 2018  (LSN)  Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, congratulates Indian Residential School survivor and advocate Edmund Metatawabin, on his appointment as a Member of the Order of Canada:

“We congratulate Edmund for being named an appointee of the Member of the Order of Canada. Edmund is a strong advocate for survivors and has worked for years to uncover the abuse that took place at St. Anne’s.

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Rickford Appointment as Minister of Indigenous Affairs - Sunday, July 1, 2018

Native Organizations have Mixed Tone to Rickford Appointment as Minister of Indigenous Affairs

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TORONTO, ONTARIO - June 30, 2018  (LSN) The Regional Cheifs of Ontario and Nishnawbe Aski Nation, have taken a differant tone when it come to the Appointment as the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and Minister of Indigenous Affairs.

Both Media Releases are below:

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Doug Ford and Cabinet Sworn-in - Saturday, June 30, 2018

Doug Ford and Cabinet Sworn-in

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#LSN_News  Ontario Cabinet sworn-in

TORONTO, ONTARIO   —   June 30, 2018  (LSN) Doug Ford   joined thousands of people on the front steps of Ontario's legislature as Ontario's first ever Government for the People is sworn-in.

The new Government for the People was be sworn-in and affirmed in a public ceremony on the front steps of the Legislative Building at Queen's Park. 

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Thunder Bay Community Foundation awards - Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Thunder Bay Community Foundation awards $118,800 in Scholarships & Bursaries to 31 Graduating High School Students

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO – June 26, 2018  (LSN)  On Tuesday, June 19, 2018 the Thunder Bay Community Foundation (TBCF) hosted a Scholarship & Bursary Reception. A record high amount of $118,800 was awarded to 31 youth from Thunder Bay and the District of Thunder Bay including Geraldton, Marathon, Nipigon-Red Rock and Manitouwadge. The reception was filled with love, pride and joy for the many wonderful recipients from their loved ones; donors and friends of the Foundation; and the Board, Alumni and staff of the Thunder Bay Community Foundation. “We are overwhelmed with gratitude that our donors have been so generous and have allowed us to give out 17 awards to 31 youth”, said Bonnie Moore, Executive Director.

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NAN Elections 2018 - Monday, June 25, 2018

NAN ELECTION TO BE HELD AT XXXVII KEEWAYWIN CONFERENCE IN CHAPLEAU CREE FIRST NATION

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THUNDER BAY CHAPLEAU, ONTARIO  June 25, 2018  (LSN)   Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Chief Electoral Officer Jocelyn Formsma has announced official notice of the 2018 election for the NAN Executive Council.

Chiefs from NAN’s 49 First Nation communities will vote for members of the Executive Council (Grand Chief and three Deputy Grand Chiefs) on Wednesday August 15, 2018 during the XXXVII Keewaywin Conference to be held August 14, 15 & 16, 2018 in the traditional territory of Chapleau Cree First Nation.

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Mustapha El Kahil announces Running for Councillor Nothwood Ward - Monday, June 18, 2018

Mustapha El Kahil announces Running for Councillor Northwood Ward, Thunder Bay

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, June 13, 2018  (LSN) Mustapha El Kahil but most people call me ‘Mo.’ I am a 27 year-old Registered Nurse. I work in a long-term care home in the city of Thunder Bay. I have a genuine passion for caring for the elderly population in our community. I have spent the past five years working with the seniors in Thunder Bay.  I moved to this city in 2009, to work on my Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Lakehead University. While here, my family and I fell in love with Thunder Bay and the community. 


9 years ago, my family opened a small family establishment locally known as Kabab Village. 

We brought our family to yours through our menu, and have truly appreciated all the support from the people of Thunder Bay. 

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Law Enforcement Torch Run - Sunday, June 17, 2018

Cook County Welcomes Second Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

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COOK COUNTRY, MINNESOTA - June 117, 2018  (LSN)  On Monday June 18, Cook County will again welcome the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics for a second time! The Flame of Hope will start its journey into Cook County when US Customs & Border Protection Officers accept the beacon from Canadian Customs & Border Services Officers at the Grand Portage US Port of Entry.

 

Customs & Border Protection Officers and/or family members will carry the Flame of Hope from the Border up Mount Josephine and through the Village of Grand Portage. The Cook County Sheriff’s Office, along with County staff and partners, will deliver the Torch through the rest of the County to contribute to its journey on the North Shore Final Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

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Pullia Announces of Mayor - Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Frank Pullia announces running for Mayor of Thunder Bay

Frank Pullia Candidate for Mayor   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, June 13, 2018  (LSN)  I am pleased and proud to announce my candidacy for the Mayor of Thunder Bay in the 2018 municipal election.

As Councillor at Large, I have engaged extensively with our community and the general consensus is that the citizens are looking for a new direction for the future of Thunder Bay. A community that is environmentally sustainable, progressive and livable, and a great place to raise a family or retire. 

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Thunder Bay Archeologist Bill Ross - Saturday, June 9, 2018

Respected Thunder Bay Archeologist Bill Ross Recognized for Distinguished Service

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WINNIPEG, MANITOBA - June 9, 2018   (LSN)  Bill Ross, a well known and respected Thunder Bay based Archeologist, was recently recognized by The Canadian Archeology Association (CAA), who awarded him the prestigious 2018 Roscoe Wilmeth Award. The award was presented in Winnipeg on May 5 at the Annual Canadian Archeology Association Annual Meeting.
 

The Roscoe Wilmeth Award is presented to members who have a record of outstanding, long-term service to the Canadian Archeological Association and to Canadian Archaeology.

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Glen Hare new Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief - Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Glen Hare new Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief

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FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION (June 6, 2018)— Glen Hare has been elected as the new Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief by Anishinabek Nation Chiefs following a traditional stand-up election in Fort William First Nation.

“I’m looking forward to it,” says Grand Council Chief Hare. “I love what I do.”

Candidates Chief Shining Turtle and former Anishinabek Nation Deputy Grand Council Chief Glen Hare participated in a stand-up election today at Grand Council Assembly in Fort William First Nation. Anishinabek Nation Chiefs elected the new Grand Council Chief. Chief Shining Turtle had 10 votes to Glen Hare’s 30.

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Determination interim report - Sunday, June 3, 2018

DETERMINATION INTERIM REPORT RELEASED

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - June 3, 2018   (LSN)  Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) has released an interim report following an Indigenous-led summit held in Ottawa last week to explore moving beyond the Indian Act.

 

“It is clear that the only way to redress the harms done through the imposition of colonial top-down structures through the Indian Act is to empower communities to chart their own self-determined futures. To achieve this, there must be support for Indigenous communities to develop their own vision for what lies beyond the Indian Act,” said Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler. “We hope this report will be used as a roadmap by the Government of Canada and we look forward to moving forward on these recommendations.”

 

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Determination interim report - Sunday, June 3, 2018

DETERMINATION INTERIM REPORT RELEASED

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Construction Lutsen Bridge - Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Construction Season Begins with Lutsen Bridge

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LUTSEN, COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  - May 23, 2018  (LSN)  Cook County’s first construction project of this season is underway at Lutsen Mountains.  Work to replace the timber bridge just past the Eagle Ridge Check-in near the end of Highway (Hwy) 5, began this week.

Construction will occur Mondays through Fridays, and work will pause for the Lutsen 99er race, June 22-24. The new bridge will be wider for drivers and skiers, and features ornamental lighting and a decorative finish. Lutsen Mountains Corporation funded the architectural elements of the project.

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Judge Announces Running For Mayor of Thunder Bay - Sunday, May 13, 2018
Judge Announces Running For Mayor of Thunder Bay 

Shane Judge Announces Running for Mayor of Thunder Bay,  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO,  May 13, , 2018  (LSN) Four years ago, during the last election, I was concerned that city council was ignoring the warning signs: our industrial tax base had largely disappeared, our city’s population was shrinking and getting older. We were having trouble finding the money to look after our basic infrastructure.

Today, those problems have not gone away. In fact, things have gotten worse. Many of our larger companies have appealed their property assessments. We’ve lost millions more from our tax base.

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Kristen Oliver for Westfort Ward - Saturday, May 12, 2018
Campaign of Kristen Oliver for Westfort Ward Councillor

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - May 12, 2018  (LSN)  Kristen Oliver announced that she is joining the race for City Council of the Westfort Ward. The lifelong resident of Westfort, filed her nomination papers at City Hall today.

Oliver is the Executive Director of the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association (NOMA). She oversees the advocacy and lobbying efforts of NOMA and attributes this role as the main driver to seeking office on the municipal level.

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Emergency Services Conference - Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Cook County Emergency Services Conference

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COOK COUNTRY, GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA - April 25, 2018  (LSN)

The Cook County Emergency Services Conference will be taking place on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28. As part of the conference, many of Cook County’s emergency responders, including the Fire Departments, Search & Rescue and Law Enforcement, will be participating in field exercises in the City of Grand Marias. On Saturday, you may see a number of people down by the harbor near the East Bay at the Grand Marais Rec Park. These responders will be completing Cold Water Rescue Training through a variety of techniques and may be in the water with immersion suits.  Rotations of this exercise will take place at 10 am, 1 pm and 3 pm.

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Wynne & Fiddler signs Treaty Relationship - Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Wynne & Fiddler signs Treaty Relationship Agreement

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TORONTO, ONTARIO,  -  April 17, 2018  (LSN) Kathleen Wynne and Alvin Fiddler sign Treaty Relationship Agreement, which will build an understanding of the spirit and intent of the Treaty and ensure a common understanding of the direction we need to go in together to ensure prosperity for our communities.

Kathleen_Wynne signing the Treaty Relationship Agreement, which will build an understanding of the spirit and intent of the Treaty and ensure a common understanding of the direction we need to go in together to ensure prosperity for our communities.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler today marked the signing of a new agreement to strengthen the relationship between the province and Nishnawbe Aski Nation.

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Cell tower live Grand Portage - Saturday, April 14, 2018

T-Mobile Cell Service Live on Grand Portage Tower

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COOK COUNTRY, GRAND PORTAGE, MINNESOTA - April 13, 2018  (LSN) Cook County is pleased to announce T-Mobile 4G service is now available in the Grand Portage area. The addition of T-Mobile improves communication options for residents and visitors.

 

The provider is hosted on a County-owned and -managed tower on Grand Portage-owned land that is leased to the County for communication tower purposes through the Grand Portage Land Use Committee. 

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Gondola Evacuation Exercise at Lutsen - Monday, April 9, 2018

Gondola Evacuation Focus of Emergency Exercise at Lutsen
 

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LUTSEN, MINNESOTA  April 9, 2018   (LSN) On Saturday, April 7, Cook County Emergency Management, Lutsen Fire Department & EMS, and the Lutsen Mountains Ski Patrol welcomed the Minnesota Aviation Rescue Team (MART) to work through how the special helicopter rescue team could assist to get people out of the gondola cars in the event of an emergency. MART is a joint effort of the St. Paul Fire Department and the MN State Patrol and includes 21 highly trained aerial rescuers and five State Patrol helicopter pilots.

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UW-Superior Sarah Libbon - Monday, March 26, 2018

UW-Superior names 
ssociate University Relations Specialist

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Sarah Libbon  

SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN  – March 26, 2018  (LSN)  The University of Wisconsin-Superior has named Sarah Libbon its new Associate University Relations Specialist. Libbon will be a member of UW-Superior’s Office of Marketing and Communications.

“I am thrilled to have Sarah on our Marketing and Communications team,” said Jordan Milan, Director of Strategic Communications and Special Assistant to the Chancellor. “Sarah brings with her a wealth of knowledge and she will play a key role in our continuing efforts to share the stories that make UW-Superior such a special place.”

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March 20th  Committee of the Whole - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

March 20th  Committee of the Whole Meeting Highlights

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COOK COUNTRY, MINNESOTA - March 21, 2018 –(LSN) Following are highlights and key priorities covered at the Tuesday, March 20 Committee of the Whole Meeting:

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Cross River Bridge on North Gunflint Lake Road - Friday, March 16, 2018

Cross River Bridge on North Gunflint Lake Road Next Week closed for two days

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COOK COUNTRY, MINNESOTA - March 16, 2018 –(LSN)  Repairs to the Cross River Bridge on North Gunflint Lake Rd are expected to begin Wednesday, March 21 of next week. This is a cooperative project with MnDOT to repair this bridge in response to recent bridge inspection findings, and before the Walleye Fishing Opener in May.

The bridge needs to be closed for two days while crews stabilize its timber decking. Emergency services will be accommodated,

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March 13th  Committee of the Whole - Wednesday, March 14, 2018

March 13th  Committee of the Whole Meeting Highlights

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COOK COUNTRY, MINNESOTA - March 13, 2018 –(LSN) Following are highlights and key priorities covered at the Tuesday, March 13 Board of Commissioners Meeting:

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CANADIAN SCREEN AWARD ON BEHALF OF SECRET PATH PROJECT - Monday, March 12, 2018

GRAND CHIEF Alvin Fiddler ACCEPTS CANADIAN SCREEN AWARD ON BEHALF OF SECRET PATH PROJECT

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TORONTO, ONTARIO - March 12, 2018  (LSN)  Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler accepted the ‘Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program’ for Gord Downie’s Secret Path on behalf of producers Mike Downie and Stuart Coxe during the Canadian Screen Awards gala this evening.

“I am honoured to accept this award on behalf of the producers who’s vision and creativity helped my dear friend Gord shine much-needed light on this dark chapter of our shared history. Secret Path is a milestone on the path to reconciliation, and I thank the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television for recognizing the significance of this project

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Comuzzi Seeks PC Nomination for Thunder Bay-Atikokan - Monday, March 12, 2018

Moe Comuzzi Seeks PC Nomination for 
Thunder Bay-Atikokan

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THUNDER BAY, ONTAIRO -  March 12, 2018 (LSN)  Today Moe Comuzzi announced that she will seek the nomination for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario in the Thunder Bay-Atikokan Riding.

Comuzzi, who was born and raised in Thunder Bay and is a life-long resident of Northwestern Ontario, is entering the nomination race to give Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario and voters an experienced, competent candidate in the upcoming provincial election. 

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Comuzzi Seeks PC Nomination for Thunder Bay-Atikokan - Monday, March 12, 2018

Moe Comuzzi Seeks PC Nomination for 
Thunder Bay-Atikokan

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THUNDER BAY, ONTAIRO -  March 12, 2018 (LSN)  Today Moe Comuzzi announced that she will seek the nomination for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario in the Thunder Bay-Atikokan Riding.

Comuzzi, who was born and raised in Thunder Bay and is a life-long resident of Northwestern Ontario, is entering the nomination race to give Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario and voters an experienced, competent candidate in the upcoming provincial election. 

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Workshop Helps Contractors - Saturday, March 10, 2018

Workshop Helps Contractors
Secure Work and Mitigates Fire Risk
Ely and in Grand Marais

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March 9, 2018 – Cook County Firewise, along with other partners, is holding two workshops in northern Minnesota to help Forestry Contractors access contract work.

“We have a number of fuels reduction projects over the next several years and there is a need for more contractors to participate,” said Todd Armbruster, Firewise Coordinator. “This workshop will help existing and potential new contractors to learn about opportunities with multiple agencies."

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Slate Falls celebrates of New Water Treatment Plant - Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Slate Falls First Nation celebrates
opening of New Water Treatment Plant

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SLATE FALLS NATION, Ontario -  March 6, 2018  (LSN)  Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler joined Slate Falls Nation Chief Lorraine Crane and representatives of the federal and provincial governments to celebrate the opening of the community’s new water treatment plant today.  

 “Slate Falls has struggled for 12 years to secure this project that will finally provide safe, reliable supplies of drinking water and I acknowledge the determination of Chief and Council to make this project a reality,” said Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler. “This vital infrastructure investment has eliminated 11 drinking water advisories in NAN, and shows that the federal government is serious about fulfilling its commitment to end all water advisories in First Nation communities. We are pleased to celebrate this milestone and look for continued investments from the federal government for infrastructure projects to ensure that all First Nations in NAN territory have access to safe drinking water.” 

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Third-annual Camp Bong - Monday, March 5, 2018

UW-Superior, Bong Veterans Historical Center
partner for youth event

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#LSN_News  Camp Bong is a sleepover experience providing youth and adults the chance to meet with veterans, engage in a variety of learning experiences and visit areas of the Center normally off limits to the public.

SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN – March 5, 2018  (LSN)  The University of Wisconsin-Superior Center for Continuing Education and the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center are teaming for the third-annual Camp Bong.

Camp Bong is a sleepover experience at the Bong Veterans Historical Center providing youth and adults the chance to meet with veterans, engage in a variety of learning experiences and visit areas of the Center normally off limits to the public.

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Delays in PIns to vote for leadership - Saturday, March 3, 2018

Are PC Member from North being left out of voting for a leader?

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  March 3, 2018  (LSN)  Senior party source  confirmed on Saturday that the organization has extended the voting deadline, pushing it back from March 8 to noon on March 9. anounce by the Toronto Star.

“We’re urging the party to make sure that people get their PINs so that they can vote because it’s important that everyone, all members, have a chance to vote in this leadership,” Mulroney said at a Toronto event on Friday. “I am concerned about it.”

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Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler significant funding commitments in Budget - Wednesday, February 28, 2018

(NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler says
several significant funding commitments in Budget 2018

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARO  February 28, 2018   (LSN)   Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler says the Government of Canada has taken a meaningful step towards reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples with several significant funding commitments in Budget 2018.

“I am pleased with several aspects of this budget, especially the federal government’s long-awaited commitment to support Indigenous children in the child welfare system. We are disappointed that no new significant investments were made for housing, and specific details are needed on many of these allocations, but Budget 2018 contains significant investments to improve the well-being of our people and communities,” said Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler.

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Cook County Feb 27th - Wednesday, February 28, 2018

February 27th  Committee of the Whole Meeting Highlights

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#LSN_News  North Shore Ski and Run Club and the Superior Cycling Association

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  February 27, 2018 –   (LSN)   Following are highlights and key priorities covered at the Tuesday, Feb. 27 Board of Commissioners Meeting:

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Fire Needs You to Keep Fire Hydrants & Vents Clear  - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Every Second Counts: Fire Department Needs You to Keep Fire Hydrants & Vents Clear 

 

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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA -  February 27, 2018  (LSN)  

The Grand Marais Fire Department urges residents to keep snow and ice clear from fire hydrants, as well as exhaust vents for high efficiency furnaces and hot water heaters.

“Clearing the snow around a fire hydrant is an easy way for residents to lend a hand to improve community safety,” said Chief Ben Silence. “In the event of a fire, firefighters have to locate and shovel out fire hydrants before hooking up to them. During emergencies every second counts; when fire hydrants are clear of snow and ice it saves valuable time, which can also mean saving lives and property.”

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Cook County Utilities Scam Calls - Friday, February 23, 2018

Cook Country Sheriff’s Office
Getting Reports of Utilities Scam Calls

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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA -  February 23, 2018  (LSN)  The Sheriff’s Office is advising residents of a telephone scam occurring locally involving a voice reporting to be with the Grand Marais Public Utilities Commission (GM PUC). Reports to the Sheriff’s Office and state the that the caller says they are with GM PUC claiming the resident is behind payment, requiring them to make good on the bill by providing credit card information immediately or their power will be shut off within 15 minutes. If the recipient expresses doubt in the legitimacy of the call, the scammer tells them to check their Caller ID. Upon doing so, they will see that the number shown is indeed that of GM PUTIL/City Hall 218-387-1848 – a trick often used by telephone scammers.

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Cook County February 20 Committee of the Whole Meeting - Thursday, February 22, 2018

February 20th  Committee of the Whole Meeting Highlights

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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  February 21, 2018 –   (LSN)   Following are highlights and key priorities covered at the Tuesday, Feb 21 Committee of the Whole meeting. New in 2018, Committee of the Whole meetings are taking place at 5 pm on the third Tuesday of the month, rather than at 1 pm, and allows for public comment and question.

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Rickford supporting Mulroney in Leadership Race - Monday, February 19, 2018

Rickford Announces supporting 
Caroline Mulroney in Leadership Race

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#LSN_News #LSN_OntElection  Mulroney Rickford comming to Thunder Bay Tuesday

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, February 19, 2018   (LSN)  Creg Rickford, Kenora - Rainy River PC Candidate  is headed to Thunder Bay on Tuesday, February 20th, to join with others to meet and chat with Caroline Mulroney. I am proud to be supporting Caroline in her candidacy for leader of the Ontario PC party. I hope that as many party members as possible from across the great region of Northwestern Ontario will be able to join us tomorrow night at e Sleeping Giant Brewing Company

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Parks dumps Elliott for Brown - Saturday, February 17, 2018

Parks dumps Elliott for Brown

Christine Elliott, Derek Parks, Patrick Brown
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Christine Elliott    Derek Parks Thunder Bay Superior North  Patrick Brown

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO February 17, 2018  (LSN) Derek Parks, the Ontario PC Candidate for Thunder Bay Superior North announced Friday he is supporting Patrick Brown he was  supporting Christine Elliott, in the Ontario PC Leadership Race 

Back on February 8th  Parks announcmence his endorsement of Christine Elliott for leader of the Ontario PC Party. Derek Parks has also chosen to take a leave from the Ontario PC Executive,

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Brown removed from PC Caucus - Saturday, February 17, 2018

Brown removed from PC Caucus

Interim Leader Vic Fedeli  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News #LSN_OntElection  Interim Leader Vic Fedeli

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO February 17, 2018  (LSN) Interim Leader Vic Fedeli said in a media release “Shortly after becoming Interim Leader, I asked Patrick Brown to step aside from the PC Caucus. The legislature is set to resume sitting on Tuesday February 20TH

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TVO PC Leadership Debate - Friday, February 16, 2018

Watch the TVO PC  Leadership Debate

The Agenda with Steve Paikin 

TVO  PC Leadership Debate#LSN_News  Caroline Mulroney_  TVO PC Leadership Debate February 15, 2018

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  February 16, 2018  (LSN)  You have theopportuity to watch theTVO  PC Leadership Debate watch the 4 candidates present their views  

 

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February 13th  Regular Board - Thursday, February 15, 2018

February 13th  Regular Board of Commissioners Meeting Highlights

Cook County Board Meeting Feb 13, 2018   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA - February 13, 2018 –  (LSN)  Following are highlights and key priorities covered at the Tuesday, Feb. 13 Board of Commissioners Meeting:

Public Comment Period
1) Resident presented a letter encouraging more public comment in the Master Planning Process for the proposed City/County Sawtooth Bluffs Recreation Project development. The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission is facilitating a Master Planning Process in collaboration with Cook County Parks and Trails Commission and the City of Grand Marais. The primary considerations underlying the planning process for the 640 acres of public land which has been designated as an area of regional significance

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Chief Librarian Accepts Award - Monday, February 12, 2018

Chief Librarian Accepts Award at Provincial Conference  memorializes
 Miss Mary J.L. Black

John Pateman, CEO / Chief Librarian, Thunder Bay Public Library Ontario Library Association, Leslie Weir  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  John Pateman, Leslie Weir, President  Ontario Library Association

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  February 12, 2018  –(lLSN)   John Pateman, Chief Librarian, Thunder Bay Public Library, proudly accepted an award in honour of Miss Mary J.L. Black at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference, held in Toronto from January 31st through February 3rd.

The plaque memorializes Miss Black, who was the first female president of the Ontario Library Association in 1917.  The plaque is engraved with these words:  Miss Black was a fearless library leader of her time who introduced innovative approaches to library services and exerted significant influence in support of culture, education and the library profession beyond her own city.  Miss Black led a remarkable career as Chief Librarian, Fort William Public Library, now known as Thunder Bay Public Library, 1909 – 1937.

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EABAMETOONG MINING ACT CHALLENGE - Friday, February 9, 2018

NAN SUPPORTS EABAMETOONG MINING ACT CHALLENGE

EABAMETOONG FIRST NATION
#LSN_News 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   February 9, 2018  (LSN)   Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler has issued the following statement in support of Eabametoong First Nation’s provincial Mining Act challenge against the permits issuance in their territory: 

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Parks supports Elliott In leadership race - Thursday, February 8, 2018

 Derek Parks Supports Elliott in
PC Leadership Race
 

Christine Elliott   Derek Parks Thunder Bay-Superior North  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News #LSN_OntElection    Christine Elliott   Derek Parks

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   February 8, 2018  (LSN)   Derek Parks, the Ontario PC Candidate for Thunder Bay Superior North announced today his endorsement of Christine Elliott for leader of the Ontario PC Party. Derek Parks has also chosen to take a leave from the Ontario PC Executive, which is required to remain neutral during a leadership election, in order to throw his full support behind Christine Elliott. This week, Christine Elliott begins her tour of Northern Ontario with stops in Cochrane and Timmins on Friday. Additional stops will be announced soon.

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Ontario Leadership Race - Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Ontario PC Leadership Candidates on Twitter 

Ontario PC  Lake Superior News

This page is set up for people who want to read what the three leadship candidates have to say on Twitter

But either do not want to follow them or do not want to join Twitter.

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NWO Visionary Awards - Sunday, January 28, 2018

Top 20 Under 40 Young Professionals Recognized at the 2018 Northwestern Ontario Visionary Awards

NOVA  Top 20 Under 40  Lake Superior News
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Thunder Bay, ONTARO, January 28, 2018 –  Saturday evening, 20 of the brightest young stars from across the region were celebrated at the 4th bi-annual Northwestern Ontario Visionary Awards (NOVAs), a gala hosted by SHIFT Thunder Bay’s Young Professionals Network and held in Thunder Bay at the Victoria Inn to recognize young professionals in the region for their leadership, community engagement, business and professional achievement, volunteerism, civic pride, and mentorship.

“The quality of the nominees was extremely high this year,” tells SHIFT President Samantha Mihalus. “The top 20 were selected from a total of 79 nominees. It’s amazing and so inspiring to hear about how Northwestern Ontario young professionals are making a difference in their communities.”

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Online Survey Stormwater Management Financing - Thursday, January 25, 2018

Online Survey Seeks Residents’ Thoughts on Stormwater Management Financing

Thunder Bay Stormwater Financing  Lake Superior News
LSN_News   Online Survey

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  January 25, 2018   (LSN)  The Stormwater Financing study is being conducted in cooperation with the consulting firm AECOM, and will review and recommend a sustainable and fair funding source to support the City’s current stormwater management program and help achieve the future goals of the Stormwater Management Plan.

In 2016, City Council adopted the Stormwater Management Plan, outlining stormwater management goals and objectives for the next 20 years. Now, a Stormwater Financing Study is underway to investigate a sustainable and fair funding source to support the City’s current stormwater program and the implementation of the Stormwater Management Plan.

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January 23rd Regular Board of Commissioners Meeting - Tuesday, January 23, 2018

January 23rd Regular Board of Commissioners Meeting Highlights

David Eckel  receiving Award from Rachel Espe Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  David Eckel  receiving Award from Rachel Espe

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  January 23 2018 –   (LSN)  – Following are highlights and key priorities covered at the Tuesday, Jan. 23 Board of Commissioners Meeting:

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Stormwater Financing - Monday, January 22, 2018

Public Meeing on Stormwater Financing

Thunder Bay Stormwater Financing  Lake Superior News
LSN_News   Jan. 23, from 4 – 8 pm,  Italian Cultural Centre

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  January 22, 2018   (LSN)  The Stormwater Financing study is being conducted in cooperation with the consulting firm AECOM, and will review and recommend a sustainable and fair funding source to support the City’s current stormwater management program and help achieve the future goals of the Stormwater Management Plan.

“The City is committed to environmental stewardship and community sustainability,” said Aaron Ward – Project Engineer. “The City’s Stormwater Management Plan recognizes those commitments and will help guide the City’s stormwater management actions for the next 20 years.”

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Cook County Committee of the Whole - Saturday, January 20, 2018

January 16th Committee of the Whole Meeting Highlights

Cook County MN  January 16   Lake Superior Newxs
#LSN_News  

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  January 16 2018 –   (LSN)   Following are highlights and key priorities covered at the Tuesday, Jan 16 Committee of the Whole meeting. New in 2018, Committee of the Whole meetings are taking place at 5 pm on the third Tuesday of the month, rather than at 1 pm, and allows for public comment and question.

Several members of the public in attendance asked questions about Commissioner assignments and County Board procedures. Board Chair Ginny Storlie facilitated a conversational approach to these questions and a good discussion was had.

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Trudeau VISITS PIKANGIKUM - Friday, January 19, 2018

PRIME MINISTER Trudeau VISITS PIKANGIKUM FIRST NATION

Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler PM Justine Trudeau speaking   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News   Trudeau Visits  Pikangikum 

PIKANGIKUM FIRST NATION  January 19, 2018  (LSN)  Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Pikangikum First Nation Chief Dean Owen are pleased to welcome Prime Minster Justin Trudeau for a community visit to the remote Ojibway community today.

“This event has been eagerly anticipated, and I am very pleased that the Prime Minister has honoured the commitment he made last year to visit Chief Owen and the people of Pikangikum. This is the first time that a sitting Prime Minister has visited NAN territory, and we are honoured that the Prime Minister has come to see first-hand the many positive things that are happening in Pikangikum,” said Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler. “This is an historic day, and we hope this signals the beginning of a renewed Nation-to-Nation relationship between the people of Pikangikum and the Government of Canada.”

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Citizens of Exceptional Achievement - Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Nominations Open for 2018 Citizens of Exceptional Achievement

 Mayor Keith Hobbs; Councillor Linda Rydholm; Ollie Sawchuck, Chair, Official Recognition Committee; Dana Larrette, 2017 award recipient  Lake Superior News
LSN_News    Mayor Keith Hobbs; Councillor Linda Rydholm; Ollie Sawchuck, Chair, Official Recognition Committee; Dana Larrette, 2017 award recipient

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO = January 10, 2018 –  (LSN) Mayor Keith Hobbs, members of the Official Recognition Committee and past award recipients officially opened nominations for the 2018 Citizens of Exceptional Achievement Awards today at City Hall.

For over 40 years, these awards have honoured hard working volunteers, organizations and groups that are helping to create a neighbourhood and a  community where people feel a sense of belonging and responsibility to each other, and are active participants in its life.

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January 9 Board of Commissioners - Wednesday, January 10, 2018

January 9th Board of Commissioners Meeting Highlights

Gun Flint Trail Fire Department  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA January 9, 2018 –   (LSN)  Following are highlights and key priorities covered at the Tuesday, Jan. 9 Board of Commissioners Meeting:

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TBDSSAB Operation Budge - Monday, January 8, 2018

TBDSSAB Operation Budge 2018
​ $106.7 million 


District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board  Budget  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News   

THUNDER BAY, ONTARTIO  -  January 8, 2018 – (LSN)  The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board (TBDSSAB) approved the 2018 operating budget totaling $106.7 million. This represents a $7.1 million increase over the prior year’s budget of $99.6 million. This increase is due to additional financial assistance to Ontario Works (OW) clients, an increase in homelessness prevention activities, child care expansion, and the transfer of the EarlyON Child and Family Centres to TBDSSAB.  

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Kloosterhuis Chair TBDSSAB - Sunday, January 7, 2018

Lucy Kloosterhuis new Chair of TBDSSAB

Lucy Kloosterhuis new Chair of TBDSSAB  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News   Mark Figliomeni, Schreiber Vice-Chair

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - January 5, 2018 –  (LSN)  The Board of Directors of The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board (TBDSSAB) announces the appointment of Lucy Kloosterhuis as their new Chair. The appointment took place at the Board’s inaugural meeting held on January 4, 2018.

Lucy Kloosterhuis, Mayor of the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge returned to the Board of Directors in April 2017. She previously served a two year term ending December 2016. Kloosterhuis takes over from Robert Katajamaki,

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Cook County Substance Use Recovery Court - Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Substance Use Recovery Court Yields Success Stories in First Year

Cook County  Substance Use Recovery Court   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  #LSN_Health   Tom Young Judge M Cuzzo

COOK COUNTY,  GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA -  December 27, 2017  (LSN) On Tuesday, Dec. 26, the Cook County Substance Use Recovery Court (SURC or sometimes referred to as Drug or Recovery Court) was able to recognize its first two participants to “graduate” from SURC since it became official in January 2017.

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ISC Winner - Saturday, December 23, 2017

Winner Takes Home $17,357 Intercity Shopping Centre 50/50 Cash Draw

Intercity Shopping Centre 50/50 Cash Draw  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  Tal Augruso of Thunder Bay got an early Christmas gift today

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  --  December 23, 2017   (LSN)  Tal Augruso of Thunder Bay got an early Christmas gift today. This afternoon, at Intercity Shopping Centre, he was announced as the winner of $17,357 in this year’s sold-out Intercity Shopping Centre 50/50 Cash Draw (Ticket No. 01950). Altogether, 10,000 tickets were sold.

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Cell Service to Hovland - Thursday, December 21, 2017

County Welcomes Cell Service to Hovland Tower

Hovland Cell Tower    Lake Superior News
#LSN_News   T-Mobile  Verizon Cell Service 

Cook County, Hovland, Minnesota, December 21, 2017 (LSN)  Cook County is pleased to announce T-Mobile 4G service is now available in the Hovland area, hosted on a county-owned and managed tower.

“In addition to improving communication options for County residents and visitors, improved cell service provides better coverage for our public safety workers and improves County employees’ ability to work remotely (on-site) which cuts costs through efficiencies,” said Rowan Watkins, Radio Communication Analyst - Cook County MIS Department and Tower Project Manager.

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LU City Sign MOU - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Lakehead University and City of Thunder Bay sign MOU to pursue shared opportunities

LU and TBay sign MOU   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News    Thunder Bay  Mayor Hobbs, Dr. Brian Stevenson, Lakehead University’s President and Vice-Chancellor

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - December 20, 2017   (LSN)   Dr. Brian Stevenson, Lakehead University’s President and Vice-Chancellor, and Thunder Bay Mayor Keith Hobbs signed a memorandum of understanding today to pursue new collaboration opportunities that will build on mutual strengths and interests.

“The City of Thunder Bay and Lakehead University have a shared interest in making our city attractive to businesses, investors, highly skilled jobseekers, entrepreneurs and innovators, students and a diverse work force,” Mayor Hobbs said. “We will work together to foster dialogue, partnerships and economic development initiatives that build an innovative and prosperous City.”

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Game Experience of a Lifetime - Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Cook County Team Up with Vikings/Hotel Ivy to Give Employee Game Experience of a Lifetime

Cook County Employee at Viking Game   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  #LSN_Sports  Jennifer Rue, battling cancer a special trip to a Vikings Game on Sunday.

Cook County, Minnesota   ---  December 19, 2017 (LSN)  Through the generosity of the Minnesota Vikings and Hotel Ivy, Cook County Minnesota was able to provide one of its employee battling cancer a special trip to a Vikings Game on Sunday.

Jennifer Rue, a social worker employed as the Adult Mental Health Case Worker with Cook County Public Health & Human Services, has been battling brain cancer since March of this year. The severity of Jennifer’s illness has forced her to recently leave her job

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Students build Crossing guard huts - Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Hammarskjold & St Pat's Students 
Build Crossing Guard Huts

St Pat High School Crossing Guard Huts   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  St Pat's students with Cross Guard Huts they built

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - December 12, 2017   (LSN)  St. Patrick’s High School’s woodworking class built crossing guard huts and presented them to the City of Thunder Bay today.

The City approached St. Patrick’s High School and Hammarskjold High School with the idea of their students using the skills taught in woodworking classes to build new crossing guard huts for the community.

“Some of the students who built these huts may have used the crossing guard services during their elementary school days, and now they are helping to build huts for the current guards and students,

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2018 Cook County Budget Approved  - Tuesday, December 12, 2017

2018 Cook County Budget Approved 
17.5% increase

Cook Counry  Budget 2018  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  2018 Budge Cook County

Cook County, Minnesota -  December 12, 2017 – (LSN)  At today’s Board of Commissioner’s Meeting, the Board voted three to two to approve the 2018 County Budget as presented by the Budget Committee with a levy of $9,236,751, equaling a 17.5% levy increase from 2017.

Several members of the public attended to speak, both in favor and against, the proposed budget and the work of the Board during the public comment period. Comments from Commissioners conveyed support to finally having a balanced budget which positions Cook County to have sustainable budgets in the future, and meet the needs of our community and appropriate service levels while retaining qualified staff.

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911 State Wide - Tuesday, December 5, 2017

TEXT-TO-911 NOW AVAILABLE
 MINNESOTA STATEWIDE

Minnesota Text 911   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Now in Cook County 

ST. PAUL — In an emergency, dialing 911 is a call for help. But people with hearing loss or those who must remain quiet in a dangerous situation aren’t able to place a call safely or at all.  That’s why the Department of Public Safety Emergency Communication Networks (DPS-ECN) has worked with stakeholders around Minnesota to develop Text-to-911 on Minnesota’s Next Generation 911 (NG911) network. DPS-ECN announced today that Minnesotans are now able to use the service throughout the state. 

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MMIWG HEARINGS OPEN - Sunday, December 3, 2017

NAN ACKNOWLEDGES FAMILIES AS THUNDER BAY MMIWG HEARINGS OPEN 

NAN Lake Superior News
#LSN_News   Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum will acknowledge and support families

THUNDER BAY, ON:  December 3, 2017  (LSN)  Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum will acknowledge and support families participating in Thunder Bay hearings for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls during opening ceremonies in the traditional territory of Fort William First Nation this afternoon:

“On behalf of Nishnawbe Aski Nation I express support for all families participating in this National Inquiry, and recognize survivors and families within NAN territory and across Canada who have chosen not to participate.

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U.S. Coast Guard medevac - Friday, November 17, 2017

U.S. Coast Guard medevac from James R. Barker
to Marathon, Ontario

US Coast Guard Medevac        Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter

Maraton, Ontario  Traverse City, Michigan --  November 17, 2017   (LSN)  Coast Guard, Canadian partners medically evacuate man from vessel on Lake Superior

The U.S. Coast Guard received a call at about 4:15 a.m. from the merchant vessel James R. Barker requesting a medevac of a 53-year-old male crew member who was exhibiting symptoms of a medically urgent nature and was recommended by a U.S. Coast Guard flight surgeon to be evacuated to a trauma center.

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November 14th Board of Commissioners Meeting - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

November 14th Board of Commissioners Meeting Highlights

Cook Country Law Enforcement Center   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News    Law Enforcement Center

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  November 14th , 2017  (LSN)  Following are highlights and key priorities covered at the Tuesday, Nov. 14 Board of Commissioners Meeting:

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UW-Superior International Cooking Demo - Monday, November 13, 2017

UW-Superior annual International Cooking Demo

UW-Superior  Cooking Demo   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  at Pilgrim Lutheran Church

SUPERIOR, Wis. – University of Wisconsin-Superior students and faculty will prepare various international dishes at the annual World Student Association Cooking Demonstration event on Saturday, Nov. 18, starting at 1 p.m. at Pilgrim Lutheran Church.

With representation from 13 different countries with 15 recipes to try, the event will include demonstrations on how each dish is prepared as well as samples of each dish to eat.

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VETERANS EAGLE STAFF - Saturday, November 11, 2017

NAN TO UNVEIL VETERANS EAGLE STAFF
ON REMEMBRANCE DAY


NAN Eagle Staff  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News    newly-constructed Veterans Eagle Staff

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum will join with First Nation Elders, leaders and families to unveil the newly-constructed Veterans Eagle Staff at a ceremony Saturday prior to Remembrance Day on Mount Mckay,.

“We will be honoured to witness the blessing of the Veterans Eagle Staff this weekend before it is shared with the community on Remembrance Day. This has required a great deal of time, love and patience, and we thank all of the families and communities from across NAN territory who contributed to its construction,” said Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum. “This Eagle Staff honours our brave warriors who have come to the defence of Canada in World Wars and conflicts around the globe, and those who continue this proud tradition of defending Canada’s interests.”

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Fire Safety Must Be Top of Mind - Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Winter Home Heating and Fire Safety
Must Be Top of Mind

Colvill’s  Volunteer Fire Department  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News   Cook County has nine volunteer fire departments Colvill’s Pumper

Cook County, Grand Marais,  Minnesota     November 8, 2017   (LSN)  Nine Fire Departments  remind residents that Winter Home Heating and Fire Safety must be Top of Mind,  In the winter months, our heating, lighting, cooking, and holiday activities increase dramatically — and with them, the risk of residential fires. Deaths and injury can be reduced with proper understanding and safe use of heating equipment.

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UW-Superior class helps veterans - Monday, November 6, 2017

UW-Superior class helps veterans adjust
to civilian and academic life

Helping veterans Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  Transitions in Your Life: From Military to Campus Culture class

SUPERIOR, Wis. –  November 6, 2017  (LSN)  Setting foot on a college campus requires a great deal of adjustment for many students. Budgeting time for classes, studying, extracurricular activities and even just a few moments of rest and relaxation can be a stressful situation. The environment can be even tougher for student veterans.

While the process of regaining familiarity with civilian life can be difficult for some veterans, the additional demands of attending college – often while juggling fulltime jobs and family responsibilities – can make the task even more difficult.

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NAN CONGRAULATES AWARDS RECIPIENTS - Monday, November 6, 2017

NAN CONGRAULATES
 COMMUNITY SAFETY AWARDS RECIPIENTS

 NAN CONGRAULATES  SAFETY AWARDS RECIPIENTS
#LSN_News  Ardelle Sagutcheway of Eabametoong  Bear Clan Patrol Volunteers

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO:   November 6, 2017   (LSN)  NAN Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum congratulates recipients of the 2017 Mayor’s Community Safety Awards announced by the City of Thunder Bay this evening.

“I am pleased to congratulate all these deserving recipients who are contributing in many different ways to make this city a safer place,” said DGC Anna Betty Achneepineskum. “I am proud to see community member Ardelle Sagutcheway and her work creating a platform for our young people to share their experiences while living in the city. I am also pleased the Bear Clan Patrol and their volunteer members have been recognized for their contributions to community safety and we will continue to support these and other efforts to increase community safety.”

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Grace Place  - Monday, November 6, 2017

Grace Place 
Outstanding Community Project Award 

Grace Place Wins Award   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  Gace Place  Outstanding Community Project Award 

November 6, 2017 –  November 6, 2017  (LSN) Two individuals and four community projects were recognized this evening during the Seventh Annual Mayor’s Community Safety Awards ceremony for their work to make Thunder Bay a safer community.

“I wish to offer my sincerest congratulations and thanks to each of this year’s recipients,” said Mayor Keith Hobbs. “They are setting an example through their outstanding efforts to make our community safer and more welcoming for everyone. Since these Awards began in 2011, 39 deserving individuals and projects have been recognized for their hard work and dedication to making Thunder Bay a better and safer place for everyone.”

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Pumpkin Composting - Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Great Pumpkin Compost Collection

GREAT PUMPKIN COMPOST COLLECTION   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News   Pumpkin Parade at Hillcrest Park

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   November 1, 2017   (LSN)  New this year, residents are invited to join the 1st Annual Thunder Bay Pumpkin Parade at Hillcrest Park on Wednesday, November 1, from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Bring your jack-o-lanterns to share your creativity, or just come to check out all the pumpkins on display! Volunteers will have candles to light up your masterpiece. Pumpkins on display will join the Great Pumpkin Compost Collection after the event.

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Wisconsin-Superior Suspends Programs - Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Wisconsin University - Superior have suspended several academic programs

Wisconsin University  Superior   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News   Programs Suspended 

SUPERIOR, Wisconsin. –  Novermber 1, 2017   (LSN)  Leaders at the University of Wisconsin-Superior have suspended several academic programs in an effort to positively affect student success and position itself to continue to remain responsive to regional needs.  

New students will not be admitted into these programs at this time. Students who have currently declared these majors or minors will be assisted in completion in their program of study. Decisions were made based on program enrollment trends, credits to degree and other factors.

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Weathering Winter Cook County - Saturday, October 28, 2017

Weathering Winter –
Cook County Road Maintenance Operations

Cook County Roads   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  Department will do its best to keep the roads as clear and safe

COOK COUNTY,  GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA,  - October 27, 2017 – (LSN) With the advent of each Minnesota snow season comes the concern about access to school, work and business during snow and ice events. The safety and convenience of the traveling public is a key concern of the Cook County Highway Department. The goal of the Highway Department is to have all County roads passable within a reasonable amount of time after a snowfall has stopped, while taking economic resources and the safety of the public and plow operators into account.

While the Cook County Highway Department will do its best to keep the roads as clear and safe as possible within the constraints outlined in our Winter Road Maintenance Policy

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Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste - Thursday, October 26, 2017

Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Collection
Begins Next Week 

Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Collection  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  Curbside collection of organic

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - October 26, 2017 (LSN)  Curbside collection of organic leaf and yard waste collection will take place from Oct. 31 - Nov. 10 on regular recycling days.

Leaf and yard waste should be placed at the curb with recyclables on the regular recycling day, as indicated on the waste collection calendar with a leaf symbol. 

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Chippewa Park 102-year-old C.W. Parker Carousel - Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Chippewa Park 102-year-old C.W. Parker Carousel
An Evening with Lisa Parr, Carousel Restoration Expert

Chippewa Park 102-year-old C.W. Parker Carousel  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  “Our horses have travelled millions of miles over the past 102 years 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - October 24, 2017  (LSN)  Thunder Bay’s Chippewa Park is home to a 102-year-old C.W. Parker Carousel and is one of three of its kind left in the world.  After 102 years of thrilling young and old alike the Carousel is in desperate need of rehabilitation. 

“Our horses have travelled millions of miles over the past 102 years and as a result are tired” said Lorraine Lortie-Krawczuk, the President of The Friends of Chippewa Park, “and that is why we are embarking on a major project to restore this wonderful children’s asset so that it will be here for another century.”

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Commemoration of the Anchorage - Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Commemoration of the Anchorage Memorial at Marina Park 

Commemoration of the Anchorage Memorial at Marina Park  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News commemoration was part of the 80th anniversary reunion of HMCS Griffon, held October 21, 2017.

THUNDER BAY,  ONTAIROR  -  October 24, 2017  (:SN)  The Ship’s Company of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Griffon, the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps, the Navy League Corps along with local Veterans and their families rededicated the Anchorage Memorial at Marina Park on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. 

The “Anchorage” was erected as a memorial to the ships and sailors of the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Merchant Navy who served their country in the second wold war.  It was commissioned on June 1, 1987 at Marina Park and is dedicated to the men and women of the Royal Canadian Navy, Naval Veterans, Wrens and Merchant Navy who volunteered and served with honour and distinction for freedom and country in the Second World War.  It was erected by the Thunder Bay Naval Veterans with help of many friends “who care and remember”

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Cook Country Commissioners - Tuesday, October 24, 2017

October 24th Board of Commissioners Meeting Highlights

Cook Country Board of Commissioners   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  Commissioners received Legislative Updates

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  October 24, 2017  (LSN)  Following are highlights and key priorities covered at the Tuesday,  Oct 24, Board of Commissioners Meeting:

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2017 CP Holiday Train - Monday, October 23, 2017

CP HOLIDAY TRAIN  to visit community across Canada and the United States

CP Holiday Train     Lake Superior Neews
#LSN_News

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   October 23, 2017  (LSN)  Beginning in Montreal, Quebec, on November 25 and 26, 2017 respectively, two trains will make the festive journey, travelling through both the U.S. and Canada to bring holiday cheer to 182 communities along CP's network. Each event is completely free, with CP encouraging every attendee to open their cupboards or wallets to ease hunger needs in their community. Local food banks will be accepting donations at each stop to ensure those less fortunate can access adequate food this holiday season and year-round.

The CP Holiday Train program launched in 1999 and has since raised more than C$13 million and four million pounds of food for communities along CP's routes in Canada and the United States. Beginning in Montreal, Quebec, on November 25 and 26, 2017 respectively, two trains will make the festive journey, travelling through both the U.S. and Canada to bring holiday cheer to 182 communities along CP's network

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Road Closures  Culvert Work - Monday, October 23, 2017

Culvert Work to Cause Temporary Road Closures Mid-Week Cook County

Cook County  Road Closures   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  Road Closures  Culvert Work

GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA  October 23, 2017 (LSN)   Weather permitting, the Cook County Highway Department will be replacing two cross-culverts in the County on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Work is expected to take place as follows:

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Protecting the Rental Community - Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Protecting the Rental Community from Predatory Practices

Thunder Bay Public Library  Rent Panda   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News   Tenants, Renters, Landlords and community members

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - October 17, 2017(LSN)  Landlords, investors and concerned homeowners are invited to join a free workshop on October 30 at Waverly Library Auditorium from 6pm-8pm. The workshop will feature lawyer Mike Maher, certified financial planner Meghan Chomut and Rent Panda founder Richard Togman. They will discuss navigating new changes to the law, how to maximize your investment and how to find the perfect tenant.

Tenants, renters and community members are invited to join a free workshop on November 13 at Waverly Library Auditorium from 6pm-8pm. The workshop will feature Richard Atkinson from Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic and Richard Togman, founder of Rent Panda. They will share their knowledge on tenant’s rights, strategies to find a great home and how you should interview your landlord. 

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Crossover Activated - Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Third Pedestrian Crossover Activated  Simpson Street

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#LSN_News  Simpson Street and Ogden Street

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - October 17, 2017  (LSN) Thunder Bay’s third Pedestrian Crossover has been activated today at the intersection of Simpson Street and Ogden Street.  

Motorists and cyclists using Simpson Street must now stop when a pedestrian is waiting to cross and the crossover lights start flashing. Crossovers make it easy, safe and convenient for people to cross the street.

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Wa-Pik-Che-Wanoog bridge - Tuesday, October 17, 2017

New  Wa-Pik-Che-Wanoog bridge provides year around road access  to North Caribour Lake First Nation

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#LSN_News  Wa-Pik-Che-Wanoog bridge 

NORTH CARIBOU LAKE FIRST NATION: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler joined with North Caribou Lake First Nation Chief Dinah Kanate and community members to celebrate the opening of a bridge that will provide year-round access for the remote community.

“The completion of this project will end North Caribou Lake First Nation’s reliance on the unreliable unstable winter road network, and I congratulate Chief Kanate, Council and everyone involved in this milestone project,” said NAN Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler. “This bridge provides safer and easier access to the permanent road system, opening up vital transportation links that will help ease the high cost of living.”

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TBay employees United Way Kick off - Saturday, October 14, 2017

Municipal Division Employees Kick-Off United Way Campaign

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#LSN_News    United Way  

THUNDER BAY, ONTARTIO  - - October 13, 2017 –Employees of the City of Thunder Bay, Superior North EMS (SNEMS) and the Thunder Bay Public Library (TBPL) proudly kicked off their 2017 United Way Employee Campaign today at a luncheon at the West Arthur Community Centre. 

“I am delighted to see employees from across the Corporation come together to support the United Way and help launch our Annual Campaign,” said Kelly Robertson, General Manager – Community Services and Co-Chair of the Municipal Division United Way Campaign.

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Board of Commissioners Meeting - Thursday, October 12, 2017

October 10 Board of Commissioners Meeting Highlights

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#LSN_News   Loan for Trail Grooming Equipment

 COOK  COUNTY, MINNESOTA  -  October 12, 2017  (LSN)  Following are highlights and key priorities covered at the Tuesday, Oct 10 Board of Commissioners Meeting:

  • Loan for Trail Grooming Equipment
  • Tax Forfeit Land Sale to Grand Portage
  • Bonding & Capital Projects Review
  • Health Care Renewal 
  • Personnel Changes
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Hwy 7 Largely Completed - Saturday, October 7, 2017

Hwy 7 Largely Complete in Time for Fall Colors

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#LSN_News    Hwy 7 Largely Complete in Time for Fall Colors

COOK  COUNTY, MINNESOTA –  October 7, 2017   (LSN)  County Highway 7 received its stripes on Thursday and the major infrastructure project is now substantially complete. All that remains to be done are finishing touches such spraying the gravel shoulders to deter erosion and fixing a few remaining driveway washouts, which is good news for this weekend's leaf watchers.

Over $1.8 million in improvements were completed thanks to Cook County’s State-Aid Funds which are generated from a combination of state fuel taxes, license tab fees, and motor vehicle sales taxes,

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EMS Exemplary Service Medal - Friday, September 29, 2017

Local Paramedic  Chester Andraka receives the 2017 EMS Exemplary Service Medal

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#LSN_News  Honorary Lieutenant General Richard Rohmer present EMS Exemplary Service Medal

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  September 29, 2017  (LSN)  Superintendent Chester Andraka of the Superior North EMS has been awarded the Governor General’s EMS Exemplary Service Medal in recognition of career accomplishments.  The Governor General of Canada has approved Chester in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Paramedicine and his Community. The medal was presented by one of Canada’s most decorated citizens, Honorary Lieutenant General Richard Rohmer at a ceremony in Ottawa at the conclusion of the 2017 Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs (OAPC) Annual General Meeting.

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Upgrades for Blake Hall, Outdoor Skating Facility - Friday, September 29, 2017

Capital Grant Upgrades for Blake Hall, Outdoor Skating Facility

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#LSN_News  Mauro Cuts Cake for Upgrades for Blake Hall, Outdoor Skating Facility

NEEBING, ONTARIO  - September 29, 2017  (LSN)  the Municipality of Neebing welcomed members of the public to an Open House and ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the re-opening of Blake Community Hall after a summer of renovations. Local MPP Bill Mauro congratulated the Municipality and its team of volunteers on the work done with the $30,000 Ontario150 Community Capital Program grant made earlier this year.

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Book Nook Opens - Wednesday, September 27, 2017

GRAND OPENING - HILLTOP BOOK NOOK Waverley Library

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#LSN_News  Opening of Waverley Book Nook Diane Piovesana,  Frank Wilson, Diane, Frank

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  September 27 , 2017  (LSN)  The Friends of the
Thunder Bay Public Library celebrated the Grand Opening of the new Hilltop
Book Nook with a ribbon cutting Tuesday  at the Waverley Resource
Library.

The Hilltop Book Nook is located on the lower level of the Waverley Resource
Library, at 285 Red River Road. The Book Nook features shelves of used
material, including adult, teen and children’s books and CDs which have been
withdrawn from the library collection.

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Rotary Paul Harris Fellows - Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Thunder Bay (Port Arthur) Rotary Recognizes Seven Paul Harris Fellows
 

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#LSN_News  Port Arthur Rotary  Paul Harris Fellows

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  --  September 26, 2017  (LSN) The Port Arthur Rotary Club, at its regular meeting today, recognized five of their club members along with two local community members with Paul Harris Fellows. 

According to Port Arthur Rotary Club President Brenda Winter: “Donations to the Rotary Foundation change lives. We are proud as Rotarians to be part of an international organization that is dedicated to humanitarian projects both globally and locally.

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Sheriff Pat Eliasen Completes National Sheriffs’ Institute - Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sheriff Eliasen Complete National Sheriff's Institute's Program

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#LSN_News   Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen


COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA — September 23, 2017  (LSN)  Sheriff Pat Eliasen of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office completed participation in the 113th session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute (NSI) held in Aurora, Colorado, September 18-22, 2017.

The NSI is the only national executive development program designed for sheriffs. This no-cost program is co-sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA).       

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Northern Delights nine restaurants - Saturday, September 23, 2017

Northern Delights welcomes nine participating restaurants

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#LSN_News  Northern Delights nine participating restaurants

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - September 23, 2017   (LSN)  Starting September 26th – October 7, 2017 the ever-so-popluar Northern Delights Harvest is returning to  Thunder Bay’s Waterfront District to offer specially priced Prix Fixe menus.  This event is presented by a collective of downtown north-side restaurants, producers and suppliers and Tourism Thunder Bay.

Prix Fixe menus highlighting the best of Thunder Bay’s culinary delights will be priced at $25 and/or $35.

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Transit Survey - Tuesday, September 12, 2017

TBay Route Optimization Plan Underway Survey 

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#LSN_News   Transit Route Optimization Plan Underway Survey

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO September 12, 2017 – (LSN)  Residents are invited to get involved in the Thunder Bay Transit Route Optimization Plan which aims to make transit services more effective and efficient. Comments to improve transit services can be submitted by completing an online survey at http://tbtsurvey.fyi. The survey can also be accessed through the City’s website at thunderbay.ca/transit and will be open until Friday, Oct. 6. 

“As Thunder Bay changes, we want to ensure that its bus services respond to better serve our riders and the community,” said Brad Loroff, Manager – Transit Services. “The project will engage riders, frontline employees and the community as we look to improve the performance of the existing services while adding innovations, catering to our existing ridership and inviting new riders.”

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Northwestern Ontario Visionary Awards - Friday, September 8, 2017

Nominations Now Open for the 2018 Northwestern Ontario Visionary Awards:
Top 20 Under 40


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#LSN_News  SHIFT'S NOVAs Awards

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO September 8th, 2017, -  (LSN)   SHIFT: Thunder Bay’s Young Professionals Network announces today the 4th Bi-Annual Northwestern Ontario Visionary Awards (NOVAs). The gala event will take place on January 27th, 2018, at the Victoria Inn in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and celebrates Northwestern Ontario’s brightest young stars less than 40 years of age. Awards will be presented to recognize and honour the top 20 under 40 from Manitouwadge to Kenora. A diverse group of talented, accomplished, and very involved young leaders are chosen from nominations received.

“We’re looking for the most exceptional young professionals in Northwestern Ontario,” tells SHIFT President, Samantha Mihalus. “It is our vibrant youth that are investing in their communities, advancing their fields of work, and driving positive change on a monumental scale. The NOVAs are a way to recognize the contributions of the under forty demographic and send the message that their work matters and is valued. SHIFT works to create an environment that nurtures young professionals and encourages them to realize their potential.”

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SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO FWFN STUDENTS - Saturday, September 2, 2017

RBC FOUNDATION DONATES BACKPACKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO FWFN STUDENTS

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#LSN_News   RBC donates School Supplies To Fort William First Nation

FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION, ONTARIO  –  September 2, 2017    (LSN)  Fort William First Nation would like to acknowledge and extend their sincerest appreciation to the RBC Foundation’s Royal Eagles Back Pack Program for their generous donation for the 2017-2018 school year.  For the second year in a row, RBC has donated funds for the FWFN Education Department to purchase and distribute 300 backpacks, lunch kits and school supplies for the students on and off reserve from the community. 

“Fort William First Nation has a long standing working relationship with RBC.  On behalf of the families of the community, thank you for the extra support towards ensuring our children return back to school ready and equipped with the essentials that they need for a successful year.”  stated, Chief Peter Collins-FWFN. BC

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Cook County Budget Public Information Sessions - Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Cook County Budget Public Information Sessions Begin

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#LSN_News  Budget Sessions 

GRAND MARAIS,  COOK COUNTY MINNESOTA  - August 28, 2017 – (LSN) Cook County will begin a series of public information sessions this week as the Board of Commissioners move toward setting the preliminary levy on Sept. 19.

Meetings to give residents an update on the County’s financial position, 2018 Budget assumptions and an opportunity to ask questions are scheduled.

Setting the Budget is one of the most important decisions the Board of Commissioners makes. It directly impacts citizens through services and it’s a tool to realize the community’s goals. Each time you drive our roadways, a road is plowed, you call 911 or visit a library, community center or access child/family programs or the Courthouse, you are witnessing your tax dollars at work.

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Charge your Cellphone - Sunday, August 27, 2017

How to charge your Cellphone the right way


#LSN_News  Give those batteries long, healthy lives

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, August 27, 2017  -  (LSN)  We all have Cellphones or Laptops that need to be charged. Here is some great information from Popular Science Shallow discharges and recharges are better than full ones, Once a month, let the battery undergo a full discharge to about 5 percent

Without a battery, your expensive laptop or smartphone becomes a hunk of dead electronics. And these rechargeable powerhouses have a finite lifespan: Over time, they will start losing power faster and taking longer to charge.
To extend the battery's useful life for as long as possible, you need to take care of your device properly. That means adopting good charging habits and taking care with battery storage. Here's what you need to know.

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First Nations Clarify Infrastructure Development - Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Northern First Nations Leadership clarify involvement in Infrastructure Development following Province’s Ring of Fire Announcement

Ring of Fire Road
#LSN_News  First Nations Clarify Infrastructure Development

Thunder Bay, ONTARIO, August 22nd, 2017 - (LSN)  Leaders from Webequie and Nibinamik First Nations are clarifying their position for community members and neighbouring communities today following the recent announcement by the Province of Ontario with Premier Kathleen Wynne.

The two participating First Nations have signed a Joint Community Access Infrastructure Planning Agreement to collaborate on a specific study that could potentially bring a multi-purpose corridor to its communities and the Northern Ontario region. A multi-purpose corridor could connect the two communities to existing regional infrastructure and potential future developments.

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Grandview Lodge Student Education and Care Centre Mataw First Nation - Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Grandview Lodge Student Education and Care Centre Mataw First Nation

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#LSN_News   Grandview Lodge to be converted

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  August 22, 2017 – (LSN) City Council will be considering authorizing a Letter of Intent with Matawa First Nations Management at Committee of the Whole on August 28.

The report recommends that the City grant the former Grandview Lodge building and property to Matawa for the purpose of redeveloping it as a Student Education and Care Centre for high school students from Matawa First Nations.

Matawa First Nations Management is a tribal council with nine member Ojibway and Cree First Nations, including Aroland First Nation, Constance Lake First Nation, Eabametoong First Nation, Ginoogaming First Nation, Long Lake #58 First Nation, Marten Falls First Nation, Neskantaga First Nation, Nibinamik First Nation and Webequie First Nation.

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CREE FIRST NATION’S EMMA MORRISON, CROWNED MISS TEENAGE CANADA - Monday, August 14, 2017

Emma Morrison Miss Teenage Canada
LSN_News  Emma Morrison Miss Teenage Canada  with parents Roland & Alana Morrison

THUNDER BAY, ON:  August 14, 2017  (:SN) Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum, on behalf of the Executive Council, congratulates 17-year-old Chapleau Cree First Nation member Emma Morrison, who was crowned Miss Teenage Canada over the weekend

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KEEWAYWIN AWARDS RECOGNIZE ACCOMPLISHMENTS - Thursday, August 10, 2017

NAN KEEWAYWIN AWARDS
#LSN_News   KEEWAYWIN AWARDS

LAC SEUL FIRST NATION,  Ontario   August 10, 2017  (LSN) Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the NAN Executive Council, congratulates recipients of the 2017 Keewaywin Awards for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to our Nation.

“On behalf of the Chiefs and Councils of NAN I am honoured to congratulate this year’s award recipients for their outstanding achievements and commitment to improving the lives of others,” said NAN Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler. “Their accomplishments are the result of hard work and dedication, and the leadership they demonstrate on a daily basis is an inspiration to us all.”

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August Board of Commissioners Meeting - Thursday, August 10, 2017

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#LSN_News   August 8Board of Commissioners Meeting

GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA - August 10, 2017 – (LSN) Following are highlights and key priorities covered at the Tuesday, Aug 8 Board of Commissioners Meeting:

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City Hall Sounds - Saturday, August 5, 2017

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#LSN_News   City Hall Sounds

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - August 3, 2017 (LSN)  The City of Thunder Bay’s Crime Prevention Council announced the fifth annual edition of City Hall Sounds today, which will bring live entertainment, local food trucks, and community partner information booths to the South Core neighbourhood. 

“City Hall Sounds is about celebrating Thunder Bay and its people. It’s about building our sense of community and making our city safer and more inclusive,” said Jeff Upton, Chair of the Crime Prevention Council. “I invite everyone to come out and enjoy these community events and the urban public space at City Hall. It’s a great way to spend a lunch hour and it contributes to community safety.”

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