Publisher's Note: The Disinformation of Ignorant Media

Create: 02/15/2019 - 03:26

The Oxford dictionary lists disinformation as “false information, which is intended to mislead, especially propaganda issued by a government organization to a rival power or the media.” And, disinformation is continually used in the five estates within our society: The First Estate is the Clergy; The Second Estate is the Monarchy; The Third Estate are the Bourgeoisie or Upper Class; the Fourth Estate are the Commoners and The Fifth Estate the Media. The responsibility of media and journalism is to keep citizens informed of local, regional, and national/international news.

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Create: 02/15/2019 - 03:23

I cannot recall many winters as cold as this one. This winter started with a lot of snowstorms in December of 2018 and then in January we got more snow and the temperatures here in Northern Ontario dropped to more than 30 below zero and more like minus 40 taking wind chill into account. Many Elders I know tell me that they do not remember this kind of extreme cold for many consecutive days and such huge snowfalls since the 1960s and 70s.

A Climate Of Fear And Hate

Create: 02/15/2019 - 03:22

One of the most talked about news stories on social media and news sites recently had to do with a disturbing video of an Indigenous Elder and a group of young predominantly Caucasian teenagers in Washington DC. Video footage has shown the Elder, Nathan Phillips chanting and using his hand drum while participating in an Indigenous Peoples March as he walks peacefully into a group of young high school boys and is blocked by one of them. The boy is smirking at the Elder and his fellow students are making fun of Elder Phillips.

UPDATE: Charges laid against security guard in Shoppers Drug Mart incident

Create: 02/06/2019 - 00:26

Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to the Shoppers Drug Mart at 1186 Memorial Avenue just before 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3 following reports of a theft.

During the investigation police learned that a possible assault linked to this incident may have occurred.

Police conducted multiple witness interviews and reviewed video footage of an altercation between a youth and a security guard.

Following this, and after reviewing other evidence, officers have charged the security guard with Assault Causing Bodily Harm.

Happy New Year 2019

Create: 01/29/2019 - 01:39

Here we are entering another new year and leaving the old one in our dust. A lot of good things happened in 2018 but in my own experience I also have had to deal with family loved ones with health issues and also the passing of family members and friends. So, hello 2019 and I say that with the hope for all of us that we will have a wonderful year and that the world will become a more peaceful, loving and tolerant place.

Spring Cleaning the Workplace Toxicity for the New Year

Create: 01/29/2019 - 01:37

Happy New Year all, time to dust off last year’s incomplete resolutions, and re-jig them for optimal use with the wisdom you gained from another year on the planet. Maybe you want to make enough money to rival Bill Gates, or be more conscience of cultivating healthier relationships with your family, friends, pets, plants or work family. Yes I said work family. Think about it, we spend a third of our lives sleeping and rejuvenating, a third of our time with family, and a third at work. Sometimes our work environment has enough emotions that the intimacy is family in nature.

SOLDIERS’ CRIES FOR HELP ALL PART OF THE LEARNING PROCESS

Create: 01/29/2019 - 01:32

The soldiers floating in the broken ice of Parry Sound’s harbour were calling for help.

“Help me, I’m freezing,” shouted one. “I can’t feel my hands. I’ve been here for ever. I won’t last much longer. Please, get me out of here. Hurry.”

The response from Steve Ruskay, an ice rescue expert with Raven Rescue, was calm. “Keep it down, guys. I don’t want people getting alarmed and calling the police.”

Western James Bay Telecom Network to Upgrade Internet Service for Attawapiskat, Kashechewan and Fort Albany

Create: 01/28/2019 - 23:14

Western James Bay Telecom Network (WJBTN) will soon bring fibre to the home service to 957 homes in the communities of Attawapiskat, Kashechewan and Fort Albany. WJBTN will also increase transport and fibre internet capacity to community hospitals, schools and residents in these communities.

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