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Former Algoma U prof pleads guilty to assaulting four international students

Former Algoma U prof pleads guilty to assaulting four international students

Michael Lajoie took it upon himself to 'punish' students for alleged plagiarism — kicking them in the buttocks and, in one instance, hitting a student with a wooden stick 20 times
First Nation leaders renew call to disband Thunder Bay police

First Nation leaders renew call to disband Thunder Bay police

Family members of three Indigenous people who died in the city of Thunder Bay say there is a lack of communication from the Thunder Bay Police Service on the investigations and join calls by First Nation leaders to disband the police service and board.
Details scarce on how Indigenous loan program will work, says business group

Details scarce on how Indigenous loan program will work, says business group

Anishnawbe Business Professional Association wants values-based, politics-free program that achieves reconciliation
'The urgency is there:' Group proposes Anishinaabe language trust from $10B RHT settlement

'The urgency is there:' Group proposes Anishinaabe language trust from $10B RHT settlement

Proposed amendment to disbursement agreement would see money set aside for language programming in Robinson Huron Treaty territory
Orazietti suing Conestoga president for calling him a ‘whore’

Orazietti suing Conestoga president for calling him a ‘whore’

In newly filed lawsuit, Sault College and its president claim they were defamed by John Tibbits in a fiery back-and-forth over international student cap earlier this year
VIDEO: How to solve the doctor shortage plaguing northern Ontario

VIDEO: How to solve the doctor shortage plaguing northern Ontario

Village Media has produced a mini documentary about the health care crisis in the north, which has forced emergency rooms to close and left thousands of patients in limbo
Video: Premier speaks with father of Sault mass shooting victim

Video: Premier speaks with father of Sault mass shooting victim

'It just rips your heart out,' Premier Doug Ford says of conversation with Brian Sweeney, adding his government will 'dig deep' and 'add some teeth' to an NDP bill asking for intimate partner violence to be declared an epidemic
‘It really starts with building new relationships,’ says Farm Credit Canada

‘It really starts with building new relationships,’ says Farm Credit Canada

Federal lending agency is the latest to introduce an Indigenous Procurement Program
Fire season underway as fire confirmed in northeastern Ontario

Fire season underway as fire confirmed in northeastern Ontario

Hearst 1 measures 0.4 of a hectare and is about 4 km southeast of Hallébourg
CMHA taking over Timmins' supervised consumption site

CMHA taking over Timmins' supervised consumption site

It's not clear how long the CMHA could be subsidizing its operating costs