Elliot Lake & North Shore Feature

The swing bridge in Little Current celebrates its 100th birthday this year. The single-lane, steel structure was built in 1913 by the Algoma Eastern Railway for rail passage, but is now used for vehicular traffic only.
Rail heritage could foster tourismThe swing bridge at Little Current on Manitoulin Island is celebrating its centenary this year, and a local advocate hopes to see the anniversary act as a catalyst to make way for railway heritage tourism in the area.A single-lane bridge that follows Highway 6 into Little Current, it’s the only land access connecting the island, located in Georgian Bay, to the mainland. The steel structure, built for rail passage in 1913 by the Algoma Eastern Railway, swings open every hour, on the hou...


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North Shore receives $419,000 in provincial funding
Communities along Lake Superior’s north shore are receiving more than $419,000 from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund for seven projects.The Town of Marathon is pocketing $148,160 to renovate its former visitor centre into office space for the local forest management corporation.The Township of Sc...
Elliot Lake mall inspector facing criminal charges
The engineer who last inspected the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake before its roof collapsed has been charged by the OPP.Robert Wood, 64, of Sault Ste. Marie has been charged with two counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm. He is e...
Domtar dinged for environmental violations
Domtar Inc. has been fined for environmental violations related to its Espanola operations.On Dec. 17, Domtar was sentenced in Ontario Provincial Court for violating the Fisheries Act and was ordered to pay $75,000, of which $67,500 will be directed to the Environmental Damages Fund.Domtar plead...
Wikwemikong getting new business centre
The Wikwemikong Development Commission (WDC), located on the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve, is getting $1 million from the Ontario government to build a new small business centre.The WDC will build a 9,000-square-foot business centre on the First Nation, located on Manitoulin Island, which ...



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