Northern Ontario

An Iron Horse Charges Through Me. Where Am I?

Posted 05.23.2017 | Canada Living

An unforgettable seven-hour road trip north of Toronto, or a quick one hour flight, will bring you to Sault Ste. Marie, affectionately called “The Soo.” It’s a stunning region that has the perfect balance of vibrant city life and tranquil nature.

Nature Carved Me. Trade Built Me. Where Am I?

Posted 05.23.2017 | Canada Living

Below the towering trees of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. is a bounty of fascinating tales that describe the region’s journey to becoming a hub of culture, outdoor adventure and commerce.

Fix Broken Subsidies And Make Food Affordable For First Nations

Liam Massaubi | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Politics
Liam Massaubi

The first comprehensive study to analyze the effect of high food prices in northern Ontario communities suggests First Nations people living in remote northern Ontario communities need to spend more than half their income on food to meet basic nutritional needs.

Families In Northern Ontario Spend Half Their Income Just To Eat

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada

Feeding a family is more than twice as expensive in Attawapiskat than in Toronto.

Kashechewan First Nation Still Gripped By Crisis Year After Year

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada

"Come on people do something make noises and share."

Shipping Food To Ontario's Most Remote Communities

Ontario Association of Food Banks | Posted 12.03.2016 | Canada Impact
Ontario Association of Food Banks

Getting food into Pikangikum has a sense of urgency, as there is a narrow window of time when the RFDA is able to safely deliver food to the community before the winter freeze sets in. Both the Health Centre and School Meal Program are desperately in need of food, and cannot wait an additional two months until the ice roads fully form.

New Photos Reveal Damage Done by Ring of Fire Mineral Exploration

Anna Baggio | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Impact
Anna Baggio

Exploration is a necessary part of the mining cycle but it is not benign. Lots of people talk about the potential for mining the Ring of Fire in northern Ontario but how many people have an idea of the environmental footprint of ongoing exploration today?

An Invitation to Understand This Remote First Nations Community

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

For the youth of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation community, the nearest high school is hundreds of kilometres away by plane. If you break a bone, it's another flight for treatment. But despite the challenges they face, none of the residents of this remote fly-in northern Ontario community would abandon their homes and land.

How Laughter Fixed a Classroom

Albert Nerenberg | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada Impact
Albert Nerenberg

Suzanne LeFebvre-Martin pioneered the laughter program at St-Michel, a school in Northern Ontario. She deals with troubled students and said she was inspired to integrate laughter after reading research about how laughter exercises reduced anxiety in children. It worked.

Why Selling Off ONTC is Still a Good Deal for Ontarians

Steve Lafleur | Posted 02.16.2014 | Canada Politics
Steve Lafleur

Rather than impugning divestiture, the AGs report confirms that divestiture is the right approach. While it will take 7 or more years to recover the combination of divestiture costs and unfunded pension liabilities, the Government of Ontario will save and estimated $73 million annually afterwards according to the Auditor General's report.

Happy Birthday to a Woman of Honour

Hon. David C. Onley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Hon. David C. Onley

Mrs. Maryon Pearson, famously witty wife of Canada's 14th Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Lester B. Pearson, once said: "Behind every successful man, stands a surprised woman." Mrs. Pearson disliked politics and the demands public service placed on her husband and family. I wish she could have met my wife.

Hard Rock Medical: Not Another Medical Drama!

Derek Diorio | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada TV
Derek Diorio

2013-06-13-HRM_HuffPobanner.jpg >TVO's first commissioned drama series, Hard Rock Medical, provides a fresh and entertaining look at the unique challenges of delivering healthcare in Northern Ontario.

TransCanada's Pipeline East Is an Environmental Disaster Waiting to Happen

Yan Roberts | Posted 06.03.2013 | Canada Impact
Yan Roberts

We do not need 850,000 barrels of oil per day being pumped through our communities, our country side, our cities, or our drinking water. We need to talk honestly talk about what markets the pipeline is serving, who exactly is benefiting economically, and what environmental risks we are overlooking.

How McGuinty Stopped a Train and Started a Fight

Charlie Angus | Posted 11.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Charlie Angus

They call it "Black" Friday -- September 28th, the day passenger train service died in Northern Ontario. The loss of public transit has exposed a deep political divide between the north and south in Ontario. The train has always been the primary symbol of who we are as a region, and the decision to kill the Northlander will set the political discourse in Northern Ontario for years to come.

Avoiding the Summer Road Trip From Hell

Gerald McEachern | Posted 08.23.2012 | Canada Travel
Gerald McEachern

Besides cleaning up the yard, there's just one thing on my mind: what to do with the kids for the summer. The first thought is a road trip to visit my parents. That's a 30-hour drive and I know every kilometre of the trip in advance -- from the Montreal pee breaks, to the moose. On second thought, maybe we'll look for adventure elsewhere this summer...

Ontario's Ring of Fire Will Fuel Our Economy

Tim Hudak | Posted 09.19.2013 | Canada
Tim Hudak

The Ring of Fire should be a cause for optimism with the ongoing jobs crisis in Ontario. The economic impact of this discovery on the Ontario economy will probably run into the hundreds of billions of dollars over time. Let's take advantage of it.

Crash Survivor: 'I Relive It Every Night'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2012 | Canada

WINNIPEG - The lone survivor of a deadly plane crash in northern Ontario says he tried in vain to pull fellow passengers from the wreckage and snuff t...

Open Letter to Premier McGuinty: Restore Local Democracy

John Laforet | Posted 01.29.2012 | Canada Politics
John Laforet

Premier McGuinty, your declaration that you are prepared to listen to Bill 10 is a positive step to address all that has happened since Feb. 11 2009 when you stated you would not hesitate to 'foist' renewable energy projects on communities, and lashed out at concerned citizens.