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Traffic deaths on Highway 11 of residents like Andre Lamothe, owner of Temagami Marine, who was killed last September, has prompted Nipissing-Timiskaming MP Jay Aspin to call for its four-laning north of North Bay.
Temiskaming chamber, MP to push for Highway 11 four-laning Too many fatal crashes and road closures have spurred the Temiskaming and Area Chamber of Commerce to champion the cause of four-laning the northern stretch of Highway 11.The chamber is taking its cue from Nipissing-Timiskaming MP Jay Aspin who wants the federal and provincial governments to begin a dialogue for upgrades along the 160-kilometre stretch between North Bay and Temiskaming Shores to improve safety and relieve congestion.Aspin said southern Ontarians have enjoyed an east-west 400-se...


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First Nation hopes to start Highway 69 discussions soon
One of three First Nations along Highway 69, north of Parry Sound, hopes to begin discussions with the province on the four-laning of the highway along their territory by late April or early May.Shawanaga First Nation Chief Wayne Pamajewon said no timeline has been set, but added he hopes to sit at...
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Highway 69 delayed up to four years
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Northern leaders state their case at Good Roads conference
Community leaders from across northeastern Ontario brought their issues and concerns to the attention of the provincial cabinet ministers and bureaucrats at the annual Rural Ontario Municipal Association/Ontario Good Roads Association combined conference in Toronto.A news release from the Federatio...


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