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Create: 11/02/2017 - 03:44

De Beers Group today announced that its Victor mine in northern Ontario, Canada, will complete mining and production activities in the first quarter of 2019, once the current open pit is depleted and in line with the original feasibility study and current mine plan.

Production at Victor mine commenced in July 2008. The mine was forecast to produce six million carats during its mine life and has already exceeded these projections, producing approximately seven million carats to date, and it will continue to operate at full production throughout its remaining life.

Second child in Constance Lake First Nation dies

Create: 10/04/2017 - 02:04

Ontario Provincial Police and the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) are looking into the death of a three-year-old child from Constance Lake First Nation.

The Hearst OPP detachment was contacted on Saturday September 30 to assist NAPS and paramedics with a girl in medical distress in the community near Highway 11.

OPP say the child was transported to hospital where she was pronounced dead. The investigation is being conducted under the authority of the Coroner's Act. A post-mortem was scheduled to take place on Monday, October 2.

5th Annual Orange Shirt Day: Let’s Give Our Children Hope and Opportunity

Create: 09/30/2017 - 02:48

To mark Orange Shirt Day on September 30, in honour of former students of the Indian residential schools, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde is asking all Canadians to learn more about this history, support meaningful change and affirm that ‘every child matters.’


Create: 09/27/2017 - 03:55

Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Fort William First Nation Chief Peter Collins have issued the following statements as Thunder Bay City Council has failed to support a motion by the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association (NOMA) calling for the resignation of Senator Lynn Beyak.

Thunder Bay police investigating death of Indigenous man

Create: 09/24/2017 - 23:37

Thunder Bay Police and the Regional Coroners office are investigating the death of a male found in the Neebing/ MacIntyre Floodway on Saturday September 23.

The Thunder Bay Police are asking for the publics assistance: Should anyone have observed an Indigenous male in the area of Fort William Road and Isabel on the 21 September 2017 at 2030 hours they are asked to contact Thunder Bay Police at 807 684 1200 or at Crime Stoppers 807 623 8477.

Families in Eabametoong FN benefit from upgrades to Community Healing and Wellness Centre

Create: 09/20/2017 - 00:40

Eabametoong (Fort Hope) First Nation families will benefit from improved access to health, wellness and cultural programming thanks to an investment of more than $78,000 from the Government of Canada.

The funding was announced today by the Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for the Kenora riding, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedNor.


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