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Northwestern Ontario

Ontario Votes 2014: Party Leaders

Wawatay News asked each party leader questions on issues affecting First Nations in northern Ontario.

Fires wreak havoc in northwestern Ontario

As increasing numbers of Nishnawbe Aski Nation members are evacuated from their communities due to forest fires, Grand Chief Stan Beardy called for a state of emergency.

Heavy smoke forces Deer Lake evacuation

“Yesterday was very smoky, but the wind has shifted,” said Deer Lake councillor Cory Meekis shortly after a four-engine Hercules aircraft took off from his community with a load of phase-one evacuees and their luggage.

Lapland art amazes Fort William artist

Fort William First Nation artist Christian Chapman was amazed at how long the sun stays up during a recent visit to Finland for an artist-in-residency program at the Arteles Creative Centre in Haukijarvi.