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North continues to lag behind Ontario's broadband coverage level

North continues to lag behind Ontario's broadband coverage level

Northern Ontario's broadband project completion rate is 8.9%, whereas the completion rate in the rest of Ontario is 42%
Drunk swimmer was wearing only underwear, camouflage lifejacket: OPP

Drunk swimmer was wearing only underwear, camouflage lifejacket: OPP

Officers pull man from Thessalon River 'as he was a definite threat to himself,' police say
Sault man walks into bar with century-old painting, makes international headlines

Sault man walks into bar with century-old painting, makes international headlines

A local doctor ended up on BBC News after flying to the U.K. to reunite a 132-year-old painting with the pub it depicts — a tavern that just happens to be called The Greyhound
Northern directors added to Ontario Chamber board

Northern directors added to Ontario Chamber board

Reps from Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie added to 2024-2025 slate of directors
In rare move, province ousts all councillors in northern township

In rare move, province ousts all councillors in northern township

A byelection will be held in the coming months
Ring of Fire road talks still in 'early stages' despite premier's hints: Aroland chief

Ring of Fire road talks still in 'early stages' despite premier's hints: Aroland chief

Chief Sonny Gagnon said he hopes to get a deal done in his two-year term, which began in November
Sault Ste. Marie moves to slap new tax on vacant houses

Sault Ste. Marie moves to slap new tax on vacant houses

The Sault has 27,420 properties in the residential class, 89 of which are believed to be vacant
Why are we feeling so much pain at the pumps?

Why are we feeling so much pain at the pumps?

Dan McTeague, president of Canadians for Affordable Energy, explained the price increase and the difference between winter and summer gasoline. 
Northern Ontario remains idled in the electric vehicle revolution

Northern Ontario remains idled in the electric vehicle revolution

PM and premier talk up critical minerals at Honda plant expansion, but funding support for Northern mining and processing projects slow to roll out
Father Les Costello statue makes triumphant return to Timmins

Father Les Costello statue makes triumphant return to Timmins

After being broken last year, it took a team effort — with many Maple Leafs connections — to replace a statue for the iconic hockey player and priest