Northern Ontario

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.