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Chief Fiddler tells Premier Ford he's frustrated state of emergency wasn't declared

Chief Fiddler tells Premier Ford he's frustrated state of emergency wasn't declared

Ford visited Thunder Bay this week as First Nations in Northwestern Ont. threatened by fire
No new forest fires in the region Thursday

No new forest fires in the region Thursday

There are currently 11 active fires in the region as of Thursday evening
Two new forest fires confirmed in the north

Two new forest fires confirmed in the north

Of the new fires, one is under control while the other is being observed
First Nation members walking from Sudbury to Ottawa to push for Indian Act changes

First Nation members walking from Sudbury to Ottawa to push for Indian Act changes

Chipewyan Prairie First Nation trek to Ottawa to 'benefit all Canadians'
Timmins MPP says premier playing politics with issue of vaccination passports

Timmins MPP says premier playing politics with issue of vaccination passports

MPP Bisson believes the idea of vaccine passports should at least be explored further
No new fires in the northeast region for second day in a row

No new fires in the northeast region for second day in a row

Currently 11 active fires in the region; two under control and nine that are being observed
NDP leader promises to end boil-water advisories in Indigenous communities

NDP leader promises to end boil-water advisories in Indigenous communities

Jagmeet Singh said it was shocking to hear stories on Monday from Neskantaga First Nation youth who have never known life with a promise of clean drinking water from the taps in their homes.
Construction robotics technology could address housing issues in the Far North

Construction robotics technology could address housing issues in the Far North

Sudbury-led research project aims to build user-friendly cable-driven parallel robot for large construction projects
No new fires in the northeast region

No new fires in the northeast region

Currently nine active fires across the region
Barrie tornado wasn't unique, says wind doctor, but devastation brought heightened attention

Barrie tornado wasn't unique, says wind doctor, but devastation brought heightened attention

'These tornadoes happen often in Canada. I’d say we probably get 10-plus of them a year. This wasn’t like a once-in-a-hundred-years sort of event,' says Dr. Connell Miller