Northern College Business Plan Approved
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 May 2013 07:12
The business plan for Northern College is being given the thumbs up. The plan has been given approval and will guide the college’s undertakings for the next year. Recently the school passed its 2013-2016 Strategic Plan. Northern officials say the college will look to focus on maximizing educational access, engagement and choice of community. The full plan is at www.northernc.on.ca/documents.
Vanthof Proud of Accomplishments
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 May 2013 07:11
Making decisions on behalf of the people that elected us as their representatives in government isn’t easy. Timiskaming-Cochrane MPP John Vanthof says Andrea Horwath and his NDP caucus colleagues take this responsibility very seriously, and we believe that their role is to make decisions that are good for Ontarians, not just good for politicians. Everyday people in Timiskaming-Cochrane made it clear what is important to them; jobs for young people, improved access to homecare, and making everyday life more affordable. Vanthof says they listened and made proposals to the Liberal government to be included in their budget. He also went on to say that the NDP made it very clear to the government that transparency and accountability were of the upmost importance.
FedNor Funding for Nishnawbe Aski Nation
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 May 2013 07:10
Nishnawbe Aski Nation is the recipient of FedNor funding to help aboriginal business development and growth in the north. The proposed use of the $60,000 is to help support Aboriginal management training. The funds will enable the Aboriginal community to deliver cost-effective, community-level business training that will help them to increase productivity and create jobs. The announcement was made in Thunder Bay yesterday. Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s Deputy Grand Chief, Les Louttit says this will help maximize benefits of existing and emerging development opportunities such as the Ring of Fire.
Prescription Drug Drop Off Day Successful
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 08:38
Prescription Drug Drop Off Day has been called a huge success by organizers. On May 11 police and medical officials worked together to help residents dispose of unused and unwanted medications. There were 53 OPP locations across the province including Cochrane and 308 kilograms of prescription drugs were collected. The initiative will help keep the drugs out of the hands of those who should not have them. Residents are urged to drop off any unused or expired prescription medications at their local pharmacies at any time where they can be disposed of in an environmentally safe way. Don’t flush prescription medications down the toilet or the drain.
Bernier Jumps First Hurdle in Dog Park Plans
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 08:37
Cochrane’s Sara Bernier has taken the first step toward having a dog park for Cochrane. She made her presentation to council on May 7th and was well received by all in attendance. Councilor Darryl Owens even made an offer of $100 from his own pocket to help. With the support of the mayor and council Bernier and her family will begin working on a proposal to establish a dog park. Bernier had collected 325 signatures to present to council in support of the park.
RCMP Comes to Cochrane June 2nd.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 08:35
The RCMP Musical Ride represents a colourful Canadian Tradition. The troop of 32 horses and riders will perform a variety of cavalry drills choreographed to music. working through a unique medium, they support the RCMP community policing efforts throughout Canada. The Musical Ride was developed in 1876 by early members of the North-West Mounted Police to display their riding ability and entertain the local community. It has evolved over the decades into a uniquely Canadian performance enjoyed by tens of thousands of spectators every year. For ticket information call the Town of Cochrane at 705.272.4361 X 239 Veronique Filion. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Lady Minto Hospital Foundation Chemotherapy Program and the Cochrane Agricultural Society for their 100th Celebration. There will only be 600 tickets will be SOLD all general admissions 500 seated 100 standing - no reservations.
ROPE Searches for Froude
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 07:51
The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement squad is looking for the public’s help in finding a man wanted on a breach of supervision. Forty-five-year-old Kenneth Froude is serving a one year, seven month sentence for criminal harassment. The ROPE squad says he is wanted for breaching a long term supervision order. Froude is 5’11”, 152 pounds with brown eyes and greying hair. His picture is on our website. He’s known to frequent the Iroquois Falls and Timmins areas. Anyone with information should call the ROPE squad or Crimestoppers.
Bridge Dedicated to OPP Officer
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 08:36
A bridge over the Tatachikapka River has been dedicated to an OPP officer who died when his cruiser crashed into a lumber truck 18 years ago. Commissioner Chris Lewis was there to dedicate the bridge in memory of Constable Ken Roy. The dedication ceremony took place at the South Porcupine Detachment Tuesday morning.
Last Updated on Friday, 17 May 2013 11:38
When it comes to the ONTC the minister has made an ambiguous comment around divestment “maybe” not being the “only” choice, reality is that the Minister, under the direction of the Premier, continues to operate with divestment as the only direction. Premier Wynne has made it clear that this is the case. But Kapuskasing mayor and FONOM president, Alan Spacek, says he is hopeful that the direction that the committee is taking. There will be more meetings and more frequent meetings says Spacek. Cochrane’s mayor, Peter Politis, says the O.N.T.C. is the second biggest employer in Cochrane and affects about 3,000 families directly and indirectly between here and North Bay. These families and the northern economic psyche need clear commitment not more words of hope in advance of an election.
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