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Past articles by Ron:

Province provides list of highways and bridges under construction this summer across the North

The Ontario government says it is investing $625 million to expand and improve highways, roads and bridges across Northern Ontario. “Our government is committed to making investments in our Northern highways to reduce congestion, make our roads safer and create jobs,” Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, stated in a release. He […] → Read More

Timmins MP spurs investigation into Trudeau's ties to WE Charity over $912M grant

Ethics commissioner accepts requests from the NDP and Conservatives to look into it → Read More

Timmins considers mandatory mask bylaw

Residents encouraged to offer their views before Timmins council’s next meeting on July 14. → Read More

Thunder Bay murder suspect is now in custody in Timmins

Trayvon Stewart, 19, wanted by the Thunder Bay Police Service on a charge of first-degree murder → Read More

Northern Ontario chief says there is ample evidence of systemic racism

Cites the 2018 police shooting of Joey Knapaysweet and death of Agnes Sutherland while in TPS custody being among many examples → Read More

Bickell shuttered for summer first time since opening in '39

Plans to take advantage of downtime by painting main lodge and renovating cabins → Read More

SIU dismisses complaint alleging injury while TPS was enforcing lockdown

Spruce Street North was sealed off by police after reports of gun shots → Read More

Northerners ‘unfairly dinged’ with data overuse fees – Angus

Schooling and working from home has become the new normal — making access to Internet more vital than ever. However, many Northerners feel the cost and quality of Internet service in this area puts them at a disadvantage compared to other regions in the country. “The lack of access to reasonable download Internet and also reasonably priced Internet has emerged as a very, very serious issue in… → Read More

Flames engulf home in Connaught

Fire officials reached the owner at work who confirmed nobody was inside the building at the time → Read More

Timmins to deploy bylaw officers at grocery stores

City residents who persist in treating shopping excursions like social outings amid the COVID-19 outbreak may find themselves paying for more than just the cost of their groceries. In an effort to hammer home that message, Timmins Mayor George Pirie announced Sunday the city will begin deploying bylaw enforcement officers at grocery stores beginning on Monday. After a brief period of issuing… → Read More

Court appearance for I.F. doc charged with sex assault

A family physician in Iroquois Falls had his first scheduled court appearance on Tuesday since being charged with sexual assault. It turned out to be a brief proceeding in Timmins provincial court during which the defence requested another month to review the Crown’s evidence. The accused, Cholemkeril Thomas, 64, did not actually attend court — […] → Read More

That Ring of Fire road? Not so fast, chief says

The chief of Fort Albany First Nation says he was “alarmed” by an announcement the province and other First Nations would develop a Northern Road Link that would create the first continuous all-season road from the provincial highway network to the Ring of Fire. Premier Doug Ford, along with Indigenous Relations Minister Greg Rickford, announced […] → Read More

Man convicted of stabbing gets 15 months

Accused initially charged with attempted murder, pleads to aggravated assault → Read More

Kidd rolls up to Boréal with fire truck donation

Vehicle will be used for students training in the Truck and Coach Technician program → Read More

Show of support from St. Anne survivors

Ottawa accused of using 'intimidation tactics' to scare off lawyers from defending residential school survivors → Read More

Angus speaking at international forum on rise of digital disinformation

MP serving as Canada’s rep at three-day conference in Washington D.C. which kicked off Wednesday. → Read More

Discrimination alleged in 2018 deaths of Knapaysweet, Sutherland

OHRC announced it has filed an application with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario alleging discrimination by 'service providers' leading up to deaths → Read More

Battochio banner raised to the rafters of the McIntyre Arena

Battochio was closely associated with The Mac, both as a passionate ambassador of Schumacher and leader in local organized sports. → Read More

Hall of Fame seeks to install lasting tribute to Father Les

Plans for display of memorabilia to be in place in time for return of the Flying Fathers game at The Mac on Feb. 22 → Read More

PHU monitoring spread of coronavirus

No confirmed cases in Canada yet, but health unit in daily contact with federal health authorities → Read More