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'We are following stringent health and safety protocols' says film industry

'We are following stringent health and safety protocols' says film industry

'Film and television productions are required to ensure workplaces are safe; that cast, crew, and communities are protected; and that physical distancing is maintained as much as possible'
Hydro rates for seasonal property owners are expected to rise sharply

Hydro rates for seasonal property owners are expected to rise sharply

Most Hydro One seasonal customers will see increases of $54/mo staged in over the coming years.
Could Timmins become Northern Ontario's new nickel capital?

Could Timmins become Northern Ontario's new nickel capital?

A nickel supercycle is set to begin, thanks to Elon Musk, and Canada Nickel wants to be first to production
Fake cops calling victims claiming bank noticing suspicious transactions

Fake cops calling victims claiming bank noticing suspicious transactions

The fraudsters are using caller ID spoofing, which the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) describes as disguising telephone numbers appearing on a caller ID display
'Cluster group of COVID' identified in North Bay district

'Cluster group of COVID' identified in North Bay district

'This is especially worrying as one of the people who tested positive had a preliminary confirmation of a COVID-19 Variant of Concern'
Sledder captures wild video of wolf chasing a coyote

Sledder captures wild video of wolf chasing a coyote

A video of a wolf chasing a coyote captured by a local snowmobiler has garnered attention on social media
Manitoulin opens Ontario’s first community-based sexual and domestic violence clinic

Manitoulin opens Ontario’s first community-based sexual and domestic violence clinic

In June 2020, the project was given the green light, and the centre officially opened this year
In wake of Laurentian's insolvency, Thunder Bay's Lakehead U. says it's 'financially sound'

In wake of Laurentian's insolvency, Thunder Bay's Lakehead U. says it's 'financially sound'

VP Kathy Pozihun says Lakehead adheres to a policy requiring balanced budgets.
North must attract 1,700 new residents a year minimum for 20 years just to keep pace

North must attract 1,700 new residents a year minimum for 20 years just to keep pace

But 162,000 new residents over two decades are needed to halt ongoing population decline, and new Canadians might be the best source of new blood, if only Northern Ontario can convince them to move here
Video of three-year-old Saultite shared by Hockey Night in Canada

Video of three-year-old Saultite shared by Hockey Night in Canada

Soo Jr. Greyhounds U18 coach Jamie Henderson shot a video of his son Brady taking laps on the family's outdoor rink, but he never expected this kind of response