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Good year for Eabametoong hunter, shoots four moose

While two Eabametoong women were unsuccessful so far this fall on their moose hunt, a band councillor managed to get four during the first three weeks of October.

Thunderstone receives community safety award

Thunderstone Pictures Inc. and CBC Radio’s Common Ground Café program were recently commended by the City of Thunder Bay for their efforts in helping to make the city a safer place to live.

Partnership to strengthen sports in the North

Wasaya Airways and Lakehead University signed an agreement Nov. 21 to launch a sports leadership program in northern First Nations.

Blessing ceremony closes historical site, makes way for construction

The Anishinabek Nation’s Northern Superior Chiefs held a blessing ceremony at the McKenzie 1 archaeological site Nov. 10.

Fundraiser raises $30,000 for Fort Albany family

Community members from Fort Albany, Attawapiskat and Peawanuck endured 30 hours of hunger pangs to raise money for a Fort Albany family in need of funds.

NAPS hires community policing coordinator

Nishnawbe Aski Police Service has hired a community policing coordinator to provide more community policing services in the 35 Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities it serves across northern Ontario.

Fort Albany works on food security program

Fort Albany has been working on promoting food security in their community since establishing a food security committee in January.

Trapped overnight by a forest fire

Five crews of fire fighters were surrounded by flames while battling forest fires near Sandy Lake this summer.

Chief coroner releases report on youth suicides

The Chief Coroner of Ontario, Dr. Andrew McCallum, released a 215-page report Sept. 2 dealing with 16 youth suicides that occurred in Pikangikum First Nation during 2006-2008.

Webequie hires Ring of Fire director

Michael Fox will engage mineral resource companies in the Ring of Fire as Webequie’s Ring of Fire senior director.

Pic River completes 10-year housing plan in 7 years

Pic River’s Garland Moses shared his community’s success in completing a 10-year housing plan three years early during the 16th Annual Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation Conference and Tradeshow.

Bearskin Lake Junior Rangers a turnaround success story

A lacklustre patrol two years ago, the Junior Canadian Rangers of Bearskin Lake is now the best in northern Ontario.

Residents return home

Forest fires are still burning throughout northwestern Ontario, but smoke has resided and many residents from First Nations in the area have returned home safely.

Deer Lake endures second evacuation

Heavy smoke conditions in Deer Lake have caused havoc for the community.