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...
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...
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 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...
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 ...