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Warming up to the future

As I write, today is one of those really dangerous times to travel on the road in northern Ontario. The weather is causing great problems all along Highway 11 from North Bay to Thunder Bay with freezing rain being reported […]

A Christmas wish

Christmas is right around the corner and I am reminded of that fact every time I go shopping. The shops in all the local northern Ontario communities I call home, like Kirkland Lake, Iroquois Falls, Timmins, Cochrane, North Bay and […]

Christmas special

  My fox fur cap was slipping off my head and I awkwardly adjusted it back into position. I was in a television studio in Timmins and the year was 1968 and my whole class was part of a Christmas […]

Northern Developments: Renard diamond mine and Wabun agreement

Northern Developments: Renard diamond mine and Wabun agreement

Quebec’s first diamond mine in Eeyou Istchee will work closely with the Cree Nation by Peter Wheeland Last month’s opening of Quebec’s first diamond mine launched a new era of resource development in the north, providing economic stimulus and ecological […]

Hate is a four-letter word

On June 12, we were all reminded just how crazy, bigoted and homophobic our world is. At least 49 people were massacred and 53 more injured at a gay club in Orlando, Florida, by one gunman with a high-powered assault […]

Making Education a Priority

In recent conversations with several First Nation Chiefs in northern Ontario I learned that they are dedicating a lot of time and energy to make education a priority for Native people. I understand how important education is if we want […]