Local Journalism Initiative

Local Journalism Initiative


Finding balance between teens, technology goal of workshop

Nampa/Northern Sunrise County Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is offering a unique workshop for people to learn about Creating Boundaries around Children, Teens, and Technology. The workshop is set to be held May 29 from 1-4 p.m. at the St. Isidore Cultural Centre and will be hosted by Imagine Institute for Learning. “The workshop […]

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Thessalon First Nation workers attempting to unionize

Employees of Thessalon First Nation (TFN) are applying to join the United Steelworkers, an action some allege is born of the poor treatment they’ve received from the current administration. While the deal to unionize has not been finalized, United Steelworkers co-ordinator Darlene Jalbert told The Sault Star this agreement would be the first of its […]

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Raising awareness of sex trafficking in southeast Manitoba

It’s a difficult subject to broach and an issue many want to believe only affects people somewhere beyond our small town borders: the trafficking of children for sex. According to the Joy Smith Foundation, though, the problem is also very real right here in southeast Manitoba. The Joy Smith Foundation is a charitable organization based […]

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Developer converting St. Catharines’ contaminated GM site into homes ‘not prepared’ to pay for critical studies, delaying municipal plans for 1 year

Many St. Catharines residents may be feeling an eerie sense of deja vu as, yet again, development of the city’s former GM property faces delays. Since the property was sold by the automaker to private developers in 2014 there have been any number of promises to clean up the old industrial site and transform it […]

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Consequential questions remain about the potential revival of the SPLO program in SD61

The successful mayoralty candidate and the acclaimed Ward 4 councillor will join a fully functioning Lakeland Ridges council when they take office following the May 6 by-election. Late Thursday, May 2, the Department of Environment and Local Government announced it would lift the suspension of the Lakeland Ridge council, effective May 15. The department suspended […]

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Deep Water Recovery receives out of compliance warning after failing to submit reports to province

Deep Water Recovery, the company that has been dismantling derelict vessels in Baynes Sound since 2020, has received another out of compliance warning from the province.  In an April 22 letter from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, environmental protection officer Katie Howatt writes that Deep Water Recovery (DWR) was out of compliance […]

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Three Halifax schools dismiss students early on Tuesday following “unfounded” threats, while investigations into those responsible ongoing

Students at Halifax West High near Clayton Park as well as Millwood High in Middle Sackville have been dismissed early for two days in a row this week in response to written threats of potential explosive devices, which police and RCMP are investigating. As of Tuesday afternoon, these investigations are ongoing.  On Monday, officers were […]

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Niagara Falls Mayor & council members reject direction from Ombudsman; maintain exorbitant $500 fee to complain about their own conduct

It should have come as no surprise to Councillor Lori Lococo that she would come up empty handed in her effort to get Niagara Falls Council to consider her Notice of Motion at their most recent meeting of April 9th, calling for easier access to oversight for all residents seeking to hold herself and her […]

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Village of Morrin council may fine former mayor over CCAN

Morrin village council may send a peace officer to a former mayor’s home over a metal storage container that’s forbidden in the municipality’s residential areas. The resolution to enforce CCAN rules was made at the April 17 regular meeting of council. Councillors heard a verbal report from village Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Annette Plachner regarding […]

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Privacy breaches at St. Martha’s impact nearly 2,700

ANTIGONISH — Close to 2,700 people can expect to hear from Nova Scotia Health (NSH) after a hospital employee “inappropriately accessed” some or all of their private information – including MSI numbers, home addresses and even triage reports – almost a year ago. “We’re spending a lot of time making sure we know exactly what […]

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Lobster season opens on Eastern Shore

ST. MARY’S — Lobster fishers along the Eastern Shore, including in the District of St. Mary’s, dropped their traps on April 19 and pulled up their first catches on April 20. Even though wharf prices in southwestern Nova Scotia were reported at as high as $18 per pound, especially if the supply was low and […]

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With ‘Caledon under threat’, over 150 residents meet to demand action from Town Council, Mayor Annette Groves

It was standing room only inside a church in Caledon East on Wednesday as over 150 residents gathered to question the decision making of Mayor Annette Groves, and demand change after what was described as a takeover of democracy by the rookie mayor, certain members of council and senior staff. The emergency meeting, hosted by […]

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