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Whitesand First Nation getting biomass and wood pellet plants

Federal Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Minister Patty Hajdu and Ontario's Minister of Northern Development and Mines, Michael Gravelle, announced funding for the project in...

Ontario committed to work with First Nations on Ring of Fire transportation routeMINING

Northern Development Minister Michael Gravelle says he'll continue working with First Nations around the Ring of Fire to build a transportation route into the area.

Roots to Harvest urban farm growing prosperous people ...

Tyler Waboose checks honey stocks on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Roots to Harvest's urban farm's apiary adjacent to Thunder Bay's Volunteer Pool. By Leith ...and more »...

Project connecting 16 remote communities to grid announcedONTARIO

CBC.caTHUNDER BAY – Sixteen remote Northwestern Ontario First Nations will be connected to the province's electricity grid following construction of a historic transmission project announced...

Four-laning project ahead of schedule: GravelleONTARIO

THUNDER BAY – The next stretch of four-laning for Highway 11/17 appears to be one-year ahead of schedule. On Tuesday, Minister of Northern Development and...

Province on defensive over lack of Nipigon Bridge answersNORTHWEST

Minister of Northern Development and Mines Michael Gravelle defended his Liberal government, saying they needed all the answers before they made any information public. “It's...

OLG first-quarter payment to city totals $641,000

- Tbnewswatch ...Tbnewswatch.comSAULT STE. MARIE, ON – The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) today issued a first-quarter (April to June, 2016) non-tax gaming...

LU unveils plans for unique, state-of-the-art Indigenous learning centreEDUCATION

At the Friday news conference Minister of Northern Development and Mines Michael Gravelle confirmed the province would be investing $1-million into the planning stages. Stevenson...

Leap forward for regional medical services with hospital mergesHEALTH

The Superior Healthcare Group CEO Adam Brown said there will be no job losses from the amalgamation. He added that the merger will create efficiencies...

Private hydro is expensive hydro, activists warnLOCAL

Despite the coalitions concerns, Thunder Bay-Superior North MPP Michael Gravelle assured the public that the hydro rates will not increase. “I made the case to...

First Nations communities, KWG consider revenue sharing planMINING

Webequie and Marten Falls First Nations are considering a revenue sharing proposal with KWG Resources that could create an equal partnership to develop the Ring...

First quarter rise in gold a 'big deal' for the NorthwestBUSINESS

While Minister of Northern Development and Mines Michael Gravelle praised mining companies for cutting costs to survive over a long downturn, he was cautious to...

Prospectors claim over half of provincial stimulus programMINING

Ontario Prospectors Association executive director Garry Clark (right) and Minister of Northern Development and Mines Michael Gravelle (left) celebrate mineral exploration companies taking advantage of...

Injured workers support group rallied outside Gravelle's officeLOCAL

THUNDER BAY - The Injured workers support group held their latest rally outside MPP Michael Gravelle's constituency office Thursday. The support group is calling on...

Minister says province won't pay for operational costs of social housing, despite NOMA resolutionLOCAL

Other ministers at the session included Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle, Natural Resources and Forestry Minister Bill Mauro, Environment and Climate Change Minister...

Ring of Fire bigger vision than fast as possible: WynneLOCAL

That development corporation was established in August 2014, yet Wynne and Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle confirmed neither the previous Conservative federal government...

Province spending $1M to create storage facility at Keefer TerminalLOCAL

MPP Michael Gravelle (Lib., Thunder Bay-Superior North), who is also chair of the NOHFC, said the port plays a strong role in the financial well-being...

Minister Gravelle not aware of fundraising targets as described in Toronto StarLOCAL

If the Liberal Party is expecting Minister of Northern Development and Mines Michael Gravelle to raise a quarter of a million dollars a year, Gravelle...

College's state-of-the-art training facility gets provincial dollarsONTARIO

Confederation College aerospace manufacturing technologist Chris Grenke (centre) takes MPP Michael Gravelle (left) and college president Jim Madder on a tour of the facility. By...

Mineral exploration subsidy announced on eve of national conferenceMINING

Minister of Northern Development and Mines Michael Gravelle welcomed gold's increase from $1,050 USD per ounce in mid-December to $1,260 USD per ounce on Friday...

Ontario investing $1.1 Million for at-risk youth in Thunder BayLOCAL

“I am very pleased with our government's commitment to positively enhance the lives of youth at risk in our community," said Michael Gravelle, MPP Thunder...

Chamber of Commerce president grades provincial budget; local MPP highlights benefits for regionLOCAL

Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle said the emphasis on employment training is just one example of the budget benefitting Northwestern Ontario. The Thunder...

Nipigon River Bridge set to full re-open on ThursdayTRAFFIC

We encourage drivers to continue to exercise caution and obey all signs while travelling through the construction zone,” Gravelle said in a release. In an...

Lakehead nets $814000 for environmental innovation in mining, forestryEDUCATION

Lakehead University chemical engineering associate professor Pedram Fatehi has designed a byproduct of wood waste he believes can out-perform existing green technology in reducing the...

Staffing shortage left several residents without breakfast on Saturday at Hogarth Riverview ManorHEALTH

11 support workers rallied in front of MPP Michael Gravelle's office, asking the province to reinstate minimum care standards in its senior homes. Prior to...

Gravelle defends Nipigon River Bridge investigationTRANSPORTATION

The Nipigon River Bridge has been restricted to a single lane since Jan. 10 when bolts holding the girder to the beraing on an expansion...

NOMA president fears over-regulation after Nipigon River Bridge splitNORTHWEST

Minister of Northern Development and Mines, Michael Gravelle said his government is focusing on what went wrong in the Nipigon River Bridge's construction, adding no...

Provincial finance minister says investments in the North need to be made ...

He said it's about finding a balance between financial constraint and investing in the region to promote that growth. Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael...

East-west transmission line to impact Ontario's ratepayers, not just ...

THUNDER BAY -- Ontario's energy minister said it's his belief the cost of the east-west transmission line will be borne by all Ontario ratepayers, not...

Health-care workers rally for long-term care fundingLOCAL

Frontline workers and concerned citizens rallied outside the constituency office of Thunder Bay-Superior North MPP Michael Gravelle to urge for more funding and staffing in...

Record-setting reign highlights annual toast to Queen

Minister of Northern Development and Mines Michael Gravelle was on hand for the celebration, which included a performance by the Macgillivray Pipe Band, which next...

Gravelle tours district jail, says replacement dependent upon correctional ...

THUNDER BAY – Michael Gravelle acknowledged a riot and standoff at the Thunder Bay District Jail last week highlights the need for a new jail,...

Liberals unveil mineral development strategyONTARIO

NorthernLife.ca... economy and supports economic contributions to Ontario's economy and supports economic development for Aboriginal communities,” Minister of Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle...

City expanding focus on 65-plus population

Coun. Rebecca Johnson (right) met with Ontario Minister Responsible for Seniors Affairs Mario Sergio this week to discuss the province's role in supporting the city...

Seniors' reliance on food banks spikes by 35 per centCANADA

Ontario's Minister Responsible for Seniors Affairs Mario Sergio was in Thunder Bay as the report was released. Sergio called on all levels of government to...

Provincial program aims to assist fast-growing senior demographicLOCAL

THUNDER BAY -- Ontario's senior population is expected to double over the next 10 years and the province wants to ensure that population can remain...

Nipigon River Bridge opens two lanesTRAFFIC

The Chronicle Journal"It really is a significant milestone in terms of the construction of the Nipigon River Bridge, truly the jewel in the crown of...

NOHFC to spend $11 million this year for Northern internship programNORTHWEST

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation is renewing its commitment to subsidize internships that will give those looking for their first job a foot in...

Leaders consider draft transportation, mining policies

While Gravelle reflected on how to mitigate the climate change impacts of a pan-northern air, road, rail and water transportation strategy for Northern Ontario, Canfield...

Gravelle helps launch this year's north-side poppy campaignMILITARY

“Obviously my father is a 19- or 20-year-old man,” said Gravelle, pointing to a young soldier at the front of the pack, marching with hundreds...

Candidate Profile: Andrew Foulds wants to bring his political experience to ...

I want to be their champion in Ottawa." It's the second time Foulds will be running for the NDP after an unsuccessful challenge against MPP...

Doctor may close clinic due to health-care cutsHEALTH

He recently wrote an open letter to Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle saying if compensation cuts continue, he'll have to close his family...

Municipalities urged to resist Hydro One saleNORTHWEST

Minister of Northern Development and Mines, Michael Gravelle insisted the province's plan will not only bring in much-needed infrastructure dollars but the consumer will also...

Province increase funding to sexual assault centresONTARIO

Minister of Northern Development and Mines Michael Gravelle said the province will give the Thunder Bay Sexual Assault/Sexual Abuse Counselling and Crisis Centre $24,723, part...

Marchers protest Hydro One sale to private sectorPOLITICS

About two dozen opponents of the plan marched through the downtown north core to Minister of Northern Development and Mines Michael Gravelle's Algoma Street office...

Premier, First Nation leaders dig into landmark accordONTARIO

Wynne, flanked by Aboriginal Affairs Minister David Zimmer and local cabinet ministers Michael Gravelle and Bill Mauro, took part in the Anishnawbek Nation-Ontario Summit at...

Union official frustrated with province's non commitment to new jailLOCAL

We would like to thank local MPP, Michael Gravelle for his advocacy and note that we will continue to engage with our local staff, health...

Province kicks in $2.5M to get solar,wind micro-grid in Fort SevernLOCAL

Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle said the project reduces the need for remote communities to use diesel. "We are very focused and keen...

Ontario Energy Board report critical of Energy East pipeline projectENVIRONMENT

Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle said the report consulted people who would be most impacted should the project go ahead. "I think these...

Go wild at Chippewa Park's new wildlife rescue exhibitionLOCAL

It will also help four Northern Ontario attractions provide new experiences for local visitors, an important element in operating successfully in the North,” said the...