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Ontario First Nation chiefs ask for moratorium on mining claims

Ontario First Nation chiefs ask for moratorium on mining claims

An organization supporting all First Nations in Ontario is calling on the province to implement a one-year moratorium on staking mining claims.
Northerner jailed for creating 1,000 animated images of child sex abuse

Northerner jailed for creating 1,000 animated images of child sex abuse

Adam McDonald pleaded guilty to one count of making child pornography for creating more than 1,000 images and videos of computer generated and animated images of persons under 18 engaging in sexual acts, while also possessing approximately 20 images of real victims.
First Nations 'take a stand together'

First Nations 'take a stand together'

The First Nations Land Defence Alliance has welcomed Ojibways of Onigaming into the coalition
One quarter of Algoma Steel workers face temporary layoff

One quarter of Algoma Steel workers face temporary layoff

This is following the weekend pipe collapse at its coke-making facility.
The digital divide is felt in the North

The digital divide is felt in the North

The federal government states they are on track with universal access to broadband internet by 2026, but Blue Sky Economic Growth Corporation (BSEGC) suggests the government's recent statistics leave a majority of the rural and remote population forgotten.
Junior miner shows more nickel to be had in the Sudbury basin

Junior miner shows more nickel to be had in the Sudbury basin

SPC Nickel posts maiden mineral estimate on West Graham Project
Mother, vehicle driver charged with abduction after girl, 5, found

Mother, vehicle driver charged with abduction after girl, 5, found

Police say pair appeared in video bail court and were remanded into custody
Why didn't OPP issue Amber Alert for missing Indigenous girl?

Why didn't OPP issue Amber Alert for missing Indigenous girl?

East Algoma OPP say they don't believe five-year-old was abducted by her mother after the pair suddenly disappeared from Mississauga First Nation earlier this week
More business insolvencies predicted in 2024, professionals say

More business insolvencies predicted in 2024, professionals say

High interest rates and taxation make for volatile business environment, according to poll
Truckers list unsafe passing as top concern in Northern Ontario

Truckers list unsafe passing as top concern in Northern Ontario

The Ontario Trucking Association conducted a survey of driving conditions, with a focus on Highways 11 and 17 in Northern Ontario.