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89th Annual Fisherman’s Picnic Grand Marais - Wednesday, July 18, 2018

89th Annual Fisherman’s Picnic
Grand Marais

Log Rolling Grand Marais,  Lake Superior News
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GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA - July 18, 2018  (LSN) The 89th Annual Fisherman’s Picnic will be celebrated on Aug 2– 5 this year. The Picnic started with Commercial fisherman and their families having a picnic along the North Shore with families and friends during the slow fishing times.

The Grand Marais Lions Club made it an official celebration in 1952.  It is a time when family and class unions are held. While giving opportunities for friends to come together and reunite.

The annual Fisherman’s Picnic is a classic local festival where you can find everything from softball tournaments, fishing contests to lumberjack exhibitions and a parade on Sunday. Some of the wackier events are the fish-tossing contest (participants throw herring back and forth), a loon-calling contest, minnow races and pickled herring-eating contest.

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Parks & Trails Commission Seeking Two District Representatives - Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Parks & Trails Commission Seeking Two District Representatives

Grand Marais, Sawtooth Bluff   Lake Superior News
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GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA – July 17, 2018  (LSN) – Cook County’s Parks & Trails Commission is seeking a District Two representative (effective immediately) and a District Four representative (beginning in August) for two-year terms.

“We are looking for two interested individuals to bring their enthusiasm and energy to the Commission,” said Lisa Kerr, Land Commissioner/Parks & Trails Director. “This is a great opportunity to be part of the future of Cook County’s parks and trails.”

 

The Parks & Trails Commission was established to advise and provide recommendations to the Cook County Board of Commissioners

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News

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

No Rain Tax  Lake Superior News
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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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CN Appeal of Swing Bridge - Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Hobbs Angry over CNrail Appeal of Swing Bridge

CN Swing Bridge over the Kaministiquia River Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  CN Swing Bridge over the Kaministiquia River

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 NAN - Monday, July 16, 2018

CANDIDATES FOR THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF
NISHNAWBE ASKI NATION ANNOUNCED

NAN Elections   Lake Superior News
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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.

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

Running Government Like a Business

Shane Judge  Lake Superior News
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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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Opinion

Ontarians Side With Ford On Illegal Border Crossing - Saturday, July 14, 2018

POLL: Ontarians Side With Ford On Illegal Border Crossing

Justine Trudeau and Doug Ford on  Illegal Border Crossing Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion Over two-thirds support Ford’s position

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  -  July 14, 2018  (LSN) While the Trudeau government is busy attacking people who want border security as “Un-Canadian,”the fact is that a clear majority of Ontarians side with Doug Ford over Justin Trudeau when it comes to the illegal border crossing mess.

The Ford government has had the toughness to actually call the crossings illegal, while the Trudeau government attacks those who call a spade a spade.

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TARIFFS ARE TAXES TOO! - Monday, July 2, 2018

TARIFFS ARE TAXES TOO!

TARIFFS ARE TAXES TOO! Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion  Consumers of tariffed products face higher prices on both domestic and imported goods

TORONTO, ONTARIO  July 2, 2018  (LSN) Liberals are famous for their “tax and spend” proclivities. Why all the squawking and hissing over tariffs?

Consumers of tariffed products face higher prices on both domestic and imported goods. Increased competition generally results in lower prices, but tariffs serve to decrease market competition. Tariffs often arise from the successful efforts of industry lobbyists who convince elected politicians to tax imports. 

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Cook County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan - Sunday, July 15, 2018

Public Feedback and Participation Invited for Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Cook County  Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Lake Superior News
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COOK COUNTY,MINNESOTA – July 15, 2018  (LSN)  The Cook County Office of Emergency Management & Public Information is currently working with the University of Minnesota Duluth – Geospatial Analysis Center (GAC) to prepare an update of the County’s 2010 “Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan” (MHMP). The Plan is a requirement of the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000), and must now be updated every five years in order to maintain eligibility for federal hazard mitigation funding programs.

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Enforcement measures increase against unlicensed mariners - Sunday, July 15, 2018

Enforcement measures increase against unlicensed mariners carrying passengers for hire in Northern Minnesota

US Coast Guard  Lake Superior New
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DULUTH, MINNESOTA —  July 15, 2018  (LSN) The Coast Guard is stepping up enforcement measures on boat operators illegally taking passengers for hire.

This summer the Coast Guard will conduct operations to stop illegal passenger vessel operators in Northern Minnesota and Western Lake Superior waters. A similar operation was conducted last summer in the vicinity of Chicago, and during those operations fifty percent of stopped vessels were found to be operating illegally on Lake Michigan.

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Legalized Marijuana in Canada Means Trouble - Sunday, July 15, 2018

Legalized Marijuana in Canada Means Trouble at the U.S. Border

Senator Denise Batters  Lake Superior News
#LSN_PublicSafety  Senator Denise Batters

OTTAWA, ONTARIO  July 15, 2018   (LSN)  Earlier this month, Senator Denise Batters  went to Washington, D.C. with two Conservative Senate colleagues. We held meetings with American government officials to get some straight answers not forthcoming from the Trudeau government -- about how marijuana legalization will impact the Canada-U.S. border.

Canadians working in the cannabis industry are starting to run into big problems at the border, according to an immigration lawyer.

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Health

Smilezone Foundation Room, Staal Family Foundation, - Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Smilezone Foundation Room, Staal Family Foundation, do make over at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) and George Jeffrey Children’s Centre

Simle Zone  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - July 11, 2018  (LSN)  Young patients at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) and George Jeffrey Children’s Centre are now benefiting from the exciting Smilezone transformations revealed at both organizations in a special unveiling ceremony held today. Thanks to the Smilezone Foundation and the Staal Family Foundation, ten rooms at the hospital and children’s centre have received a bright, child-friendly makeover. The Smilezone team refurbished these ten rooms with fresh paint, bright murals, entertainment units, therapeutic equipment, and more – in hopes of improving the experiences of children while they receive medical treatment and therapy.

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Economy

Porter Airlines introduces new entry-level fares - Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Porter Airlines introduces new entry-level fare category, expanding customer options

  • Porter Airlines Lake Superior News
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  • TORONTO, ONTARIO - July 13, 2018 (LSN)  Porter Airlines is introducing a new entry-level fare class to meet increasing demand from travellers wanting to choose from a range of prices and service options they most value.
  • The new Basic fare is an entry-level product designed to provide essential services for passengers with definite travel plans. It delivers the lowest available price on select flights booked at least 21 days prior to departure.
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SSMEDC helps 13 area youth - Friday, July 13, 2018

SSMEDC helps 13 area youth start summer businesses

Copper Country Coffee Roasters  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ  Lars Moffat (right), owner of Copper Country Coffee Roasters, with  Keaton Schmidt

Sault Ste. Marie, ONTARIO -  July 13, 2018) – This summer, 13 youth in the Sault Ste. Marie area started businesses with the support of a young entrepreneur program. Summer Company is administered in the region by the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation. Funded by the Province of Ontario, the program provides training, mentoring and grants to assist students in starting a seasonal business.

 

“Summer Company provides youth with useful, real-world experience in entrepreneurship and self-employment, said Harleen Puaar, an Economic Development Officer with the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation.

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Greyhound Cancelling Service Across the Northern Ontario - Monday, July 9, 2018

Greyhound Cancelling Service
Across  the Northern Ontario

Grayhound Cancelling Service Northen Ontario  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - July 9, 2018  (LSN) Wendy Landry President of NOMA stated "NOMA is disappointed with the decision of greyhound cancelling routes past Sudbury.
We at NOMA have been advocating for Subsidized inter community bus services to
Enable our citizens to travel between our communities for appointments, events, shopping, and more. This cripples they ability even more.

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Northwest Nosh Food Magazine - Saturday, May 26, 2018

Food Strategy introducing Northwest Nosh Food Magazine

Northwest Nosh  Magazine  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO May 25, 2018  (LSN)  Thunder Bay and Area Food Strategy is introducing Northwest Nosh – the area’s first Special Edition magazine- with a focus on celebrating everything related to the regional food system. “There is so much exciting work being done regionally to build strong and resilient food systems. 

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