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Past articles by Len:

West Nile Virus-carrying mosquitoes still a concern

By Len Gillis, Local Journalism Initiative We are only halfway through mosquito season, but mosquitoes have already been discovered in Ontario that tested positive for West Nile Virus. Authorities urged caution Friday after mosquitoes in the area of Markham tested positive. In a statement, the York Region Health Connection said a mosquito trap near […] → Read More

Looking for clues in Sudbury’s sewage

By Len Gillis Two Sudbury scientists have been awarded a federal grant to study wastewater in Greater Sudbury to determine the level of COVID-19 virus within the general population. → Read More

Anti-maskers in Sudbury use Facebook to argue cause

‘This group is for people to come together on the current CV pandemic to stand up for our freedoms before they get stripped away one by one’ → Read More

Northern Ontario health unit calls for universal basic income

One in seven households in this district is food insecure → Read More

Drug strategy hasn't worked: Sudbury police officer

Police chiefs call for the decriminalization of personal possession of illicit drugs → Read More

Optometry facing a 'crisis' in North, association warns

With costs increasing, 'there are going to be practices that most definitely will fail' → Read More

Pregnant Timmins firefighter objected to being told to go on sick leave

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal is being asked to determine whether a pregnant woman can continue to work as a professional firefighter or whether she was being discriminated against by being asked to go on sick leave. → Read More

Female firefighter in Timmins alleges discrimination, sexual harassment

The first full-time professional female firefighter in Timmins has launched an Ontario Human Rights Tribunal complaint against the City of Timmins and the Timmins Fire Department. → Read More

Museum to be renamed in councillor’s honour

After more than 35 years at the Timmins City Council table, his colleagues decided to do something special for Mike Doody. → Read More

Good Food Box gets boost

The success of the Good Food Box program in Timmins was kicked up a notch Thursday when Anti-Hunger Coalition Timmins revealed it has received a significant contribution from the United Way Northeastern Ontario. → Read More

Chapleau home to Canada's first all-electric underground mine

CHAPLEAU – With Goldcorp betting hundreds of millions of dollars on the future of its new Borden Lake gold mine project near Chapleau, the federal government has chipped in with $5 million to show its faith in the project and others like it. → Read More

A growing challenge for Sudbury, Northern Ontario

New report reveals that as young people leave, Baby Boomers (born 1945 to 1965) are staying put and Northern Ontario is becoming ‘disproportionately older’ → Read More

Kingston residents accused of supplying opioids to northern communities

Three persons suspected of supplying opiate drugs to James Bay First Nations communities have been arrested and charged with several offences said Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) on Wednesday … → Read More

Gogama gold project will be good for Sudbury, northeast: IAMGOLD

The new IAMGOLD Coté Lake gold mine project is going to be bigger than most people expect according to the company president and CEO Stephen J.J. Letwin. → Read More

PM Trudeau pleases crowd at rally in Timmins

Trudeau said opposition parties are trying to create division, intolerance and fear in Canada. → Read More

Requirements irk Northern bear outfitter

OPASATIKA - A Northern Ontario bear hunt outfitter is upset the Ontario government wants him to file all his paperwork online even though he lives in a rural area where his outpost camp has no internet service. → Read More

Miner's poison death tossed out of court

COCHRANE - Charges against three Detour Gold employees in connection with the cyanide poisoning death of another employee has been dismissed because it took too long for the accused persons to go to trial. → Read More

Search for life in ancient waters of Timmins mine

TIMMINS - Scientists know they have found the world’s oldest water coming out of the rock, deep down at the Kidd Mine in Timmins, but now they’re hoping to find living microbes there. → Read More

Lake will have to be moved for Gogama mine

GOGAMA - The new gold mining project being planned near Gogama will present some unique technical challenges, but an official with IAMGOLD Corporation said he is confident his company will be able to overcome and succeed. → Read More

Steel tariffs could impact mining equipment sales

A mining equipment sales manager predicts that the trade war developing between Canada and the U.S. is likely to have a price impact on the sales and supply of mining equipment – the kind that is on display this week at the Big Event Mine Expo at the McIntyre Community Building. → Read More