Search User Login Menu
Tools
Close
Close

Lake Superior News

Lake Superior News provides news for the Lake Superior Region from Kenora in the West to North Bay in the East, Thunder Bay, Sault St. Marie, Sudbury, North Bay,, Ontario and communities in the Lake Superior Region. Serving Cook County, including Grand Marais, Duluth, Minnesota, Wisconsin., and Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan
 

Covid-19

Christine Elliott   Lake Superior NewsOctober 1st:   Christine Elliott Ontario is reporting 538 cases from 625 yesterday of #COVID19 as more than 39,600 tests were completed. Locally, there are 229 new cases in Toronto with 101 in Peel, 66 in Ottawa and 43 in York Region. 60% of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40. There are 515 more resolved cases today.


 https://covid-19.ontario.ca/

Location Last Case
Date 
#Cases
/Deaths 
Hospitalized
Todate 
Sudbury Health Sept 16th 101/2  
Algoma Health Sept 30th 33/0  
TBay Healh Sept 30th 107/1 10
Nortwest Health Oct
1st 
 55/? 1
Cook County
(USA)
Sept 27th  8/0  


Wash Hands Social Distance  Lake Superior News

New deaths by Day  (+3 today)
Ontario Deaths

 

Lake Superior Latest News

MARATHON OPP MOVE TO NEW LOCATION 0 Public Safety
James Brown

MARATHON OPP MOVE TO NEW LOCATION

MARATHON, ONTARIO   September 30, 2020  (LSN)  On Wednesday, September 30, 2020 the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment in Marathon officially moved to their new location.   The new location began to take...
Ontario Releases Updated COVID-19 Modelling 0 Health
James Brown

Ontario Releases Updated COVID-19 Modelling

TORONTO, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~  September 30, 2020  (LSN)  The Ontario government today released updated COVID-19 modelling, which shows the province is experiencing a second surge in cases similar to what other jurisdictions...
One Million And Counting: Wisconsin 0 Outdoors Tourism
Robert McKenzie

One Million And Counting: Wisconsin

MADISON, WISCONSIN, September 29, 2020 (LSN)  Ranked second nationally in birdwatching participation and a longtime high flyer in bird monitoring, conservation and citizen science, Wisconsin has added another feather to its cap. The...
Man Charged with Trafficking 0 Crime
James Brown

Man Charged with Trafficking

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~  September 29, 2020 (LSN)  On September 28, 2020 officers with Patrol Services arrested 43-year-old John Hodgson-Reedy.

#LSN_Crime 

No content

A problem occurred while loading content.

Previous Next

Public Safety

Man Charged with Trafficking

Man Charged with Trafficking

Soo Police removing Drugs off the Street

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~  September 29, 2020 (LSN)  On September 28, 2020 officers with Patrol Services arrested...
0
1345678910Last

Lake Superior Circle Tour

1345678910Last

Latest News

Ontario Releases Updated COVID-19 Modelling

Ontario Releases Updated COVID-19 Modelling

Video worth Watching

TORONTO, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~  September 30, 2020  (LSN)  The Ontario government today released updated COVID-19 modelling,...
0
1345678910Last

Arts

live theatre for A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline

live theatre for A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline

Magnus Theatre Staging Live Outdoor Show in Waverley Park

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~ August 22, 2020 (LSN)  Thunder Bay (August 21, 2020) – Magnus Theatre is welcoming back audiences...
0
123456

News Ontario ! Minnesota ! Wisconsin

Ontario Releases Updated COVID-19 Modelling

Ontario Releases Updated COVID-19 Modelling

Video worth Watching

TORONTO, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~  September 30, 2020  (LSN)  The Ontario government today released updated COVID-19 modelling,...
0
One Million And Counting: Wisconsin

One Million And Counting: Wisconsin

Reaches New Milestone In Avian Citizen Science

MADISON, WISCONSIN, September 29, 2020 (LSN)  Ranked second nationally in birdwatching participation and a longtime high flyer in bird...
0
1345678910Last

Economy

Thunder Bay Council ~ Province at ROMA

Thunder Bay Council ~ Province at ROMA

What the Province offered What the TBay Asked

TORONTO, ONTARIO January 22, 2020 (LSN)  While speaking at the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) annual conference, Premier Doug Ford announced the province is now accepting applications for a new intake this year under the RED program. As part of the government's Plan to Build Ontario Together, Ontario is helping rural communities across the province attract investment, create jobs and boost economic development through the Rural Economic Development (RED) program.

"Many rural communities are feeling left behind," said Premier Doug Ford. "We need to make sure everyone, no matter where they live, can find a good job, grow a business, start a family, and build a better life for themselves. The RED program is one of the many ways that our government is helping to bring real benefits to more communities in rural Ontario."

Rural communities and regions, Indigenous communities and organizations, not-for-profit organizations, and local service boards can all apply for the RED program starting today through February 24, 2020.

As part of the program's Economic Diversification and Competitiveness Stream, the province will cover up to 50% of the costs for eligible projects that help remove barriers to job creation and attract investment and skilled workers that will help regions grow. The Strategic Economic Infrastructure Stream of the program enables the province to cover up to 30% of eligible minor capital projects that help spur economic growth, such as restoring museums and heritage sites, setting up community hubs, and streetscaping.

The Ontario government is also working with our federal partners and the Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) project to provide a combined investment of nearly $35 million for a broadband pilot in rural communities across Ontario. SWIFT is taking the next step today by awarding contracts to successful bidders to help bring better broadband service to three counties in Southwestern Ontario.

"This investment will help SWIFT move forward on projects that will provide broadband access to approximately 11,000 more homes and businesses across Norfolk, Wellington and Lambton counties," said Minister Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. "Having high-speed Internet access is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity that allows our businesses to connect to global markets, enables students and workers to learn and upgrade their skills, and allows people to bank or shop online."

The Ontario government is committed to helping build stronger rural communities that can attract investment and jobs to their region and promote new economic opportunities for their residents.

The government is also supporting rural Ontario through additional measures that include:

  • Responding to farmer and rural municipality concerns by introducing Bill 156, the Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2019 in the Ontario Legislature. If passed, the legislation will better protect farmers, their families, their employees, animals, livestock transporters, and the province's food supply.
  • Providing $450,000 in new funding for the Rural Ontario Institute, an organization that provides leadership development programs for agriculture, rural businesses and organizations that help drive economic development and promote leadership in rural communities.
  • Hosting a series of economic roundtables to listen to the views of people living in rural Ontario to understand how best to leverage the potential for economic growth in their communities. The first roundtable took place on January 19 at ROMA.
  • Developing the new AgriSuite, a valuable suite of tools for farmers, land use planners and municipalities encompassing a phosphorus risk assessment to support environmental sustainability and Nutrient Management Planning tools that help to protect drinking water sources.

-30-

Thunder Bay Delegation Brings Priorities to Provincial Level

Thunder Bay’s key priorities were addressed during the 2020 Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Conference in Toronto this week.         

A delegation led by Councillor Brian McKinnon, Chair – Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, along with Mayor Bill Mauro, and City Manager Norm Gale brought forward community issues to lobby for action and/or funding, and promote Thunder Bay’s important issues relevant to the community.

“The ROMA Conference allows us to strengthen our city’s relationship with the Province by providing opportunities to connect with those who can help drive progress for Thunder Bay and indeed the north,” said Mayor Bill Mauro. “Our delegation presented on a number of key priorities with a goal to forge ahead in a positive direction.”

The Thunder Bay delegation secured meetings with Provincial Ministers, and/or designates, including:                                        

  • Doug Downey, Attorney General, Ministry of the Solicitor General
  • Sylvia Jones, Ministry of the Solicitor General
  • Parliamentary Assistant, Parm Gill, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
  • Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
  • Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Health
  • Parliamentary Assistant Stan Cho, Ministry of Finance

 

“Overall, our efforts at connecting with Provincial Ministers to discuss our priorities were a success,” said Councillor McKinnon, Chair of Intergovernmental Affairs Committee. “We had time to speak to key issues facing our city and region, including lobbying for crucial work needed for the Bombardier Plant.” 

Key priorities the Thunder Bay delegation lobbied for included:

  • Collection of Provincial Offences Act (POA) fines
  • Police Services Funding
  • Next Gen 911
  • Evacuation Procedures
  • Shelter House funding
  • Bombardier
  • Detox beds
  • Crisis Centre for Mental Health and Addictions
  • Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund

 

The ROMA 2020 conference program brought forward a wide range of issues that are critically important to rural municipalities, and brought together municipal leaders from all over Ontario together with Provincial politicians to discuss and advance the priorities of rural communities.

The Thunder Bay delegation was also a part of the NOMA Multi Minister Session where they spoke to many issues.

Overall, the conference saw keynote presenters such as the Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, along with the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing; Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs; Minister of Health, and leaders of the NDP, Liberal and Green Party of Ontario.

 

- 30 -

 

  • 22 January 2020
  • Author: James Brown
  • Number of views: 2471
  • Comments: 0
Print

Health

1345678910Last

Outdoors Tourism

1345678910Last

Sports

Nate Hooper Commits with Lakehead

Nate Hooper Commits with Lakehead

Thunderwolves

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~ September 23, 2020  (LSN)  Lakehead University and the Thunderwolves Hockey team are pleased to...
0
CFL Officially Cancelled 2020 Season

CFL Officially Cancelled 2020 Season

Trudeau denies CFL $30 million loan

TORONTO, ONTARIO ~~~~  August 17, 2020  (LSN)  The Canadian Football League is shifting its focus to 2021 and beyond after...
0
OJHL 2020-21 SEASON UPDATE

OJHL 2020-21 SEASON UPDATE

As of July 31, 2020

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO ~~~~  August 12, 2020  (LSN)  The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) announced today the...
0
MINOR FOOTBALL RECEIVES HEALTH UNIT APPROVAL

MINOR FOOTBALL RECEIVES HEALTH UNIT APPROVAL

Stay tuned for news of the registration

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~~~  July 28, 2020  (LSN)  - With the Province entering Phase 3 and restrictions loosened around crowds...
0
1345678910Last

Opinion

BREAKING: Liberals & NDP Reach Deal

BREAKING: Liberals & NDP Reach Deal

Giving Trudeau Blank Cheque To Remain In Power By: Spencer Fernando

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  ~~~~~  September 25, 2020  (LSN)   The NDP is a crippled party that is unable to fight an election....
0
1345678910Last

Shipping News

Lake Superior generally remained stable

Lake Superior generally remained stable

Lake Michigan-Huron declined 4 cm (1.6 in)

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~  September 3, 2020 (LSN)  Lake Superior generally remained stable over the course of the month,...
0
Port Grain Shipments Remain Strong

Port Grain Shipments Remain Strong

Port of Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~~~ August 11, 2020  (LSN)  The Port of Thunder Bay continues to experience above-average grain shipments as...
0
1345678910Last

Follow LSN on Twitter

Social Media

 Twitter Lake Superior New  Face Book Lake Superior News  Lake Superior Circle Tour Calendar  You Tube Lake Superior News

Latest News

Contact

News@LakeSuperiorNews.com
55 Mile Creek Road
PO 421
Grand Portage, Minnesota
55605

Website Powered by DNN 4 Less

Lake Superior News

Thunder Bay, Ontario
 

News@LakeSuperiornews.com

Copyright 2007 ~ 2020 Lake Superior Media.
Back To Top