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Marissa Lentz, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Marissa Lentz, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Marissa Lentz covers civic issues along the Highway 11 corridor under the Local Journalism Initiative, which is funded by the Government of Canada

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Recent Work by Marissa

Northern town calls for better communication on Highway 11 closures

Northern town calls for better communication on Highway 11 closures

The municipality is calling on the provincial government to put better policies in place
'Amazing outpouring' of support for Englehart farm after fire breaks out nearby

'Amazing outpouring' of support for Englehart farm after fire breaks out nearby

MNRF crews pitched tents in the yard to monitor the fire overnight and got to meet newborn goats
This N.O. town's population projected to nearly double by 2051

This N.O. town's population projected to nearly double by 2051

Much of the growth, anticipated over the next 10 years, is expected to be driven by migration. 'The town is expected to see very strong growth compared to recent historical trends over the past number of decades'
Kirkland Lake woman fighting to save museum her grandfather helped build

Kirkland Lake woman fighting to save museum her grandfather helped build

The Oakes Project: Heritage, Arts and Tourism is talking to council tonight
'Just change a few words': Timmins mom wants more transparency from health unit

'Just change a few words': Timmins mom wants more transparency from health unit

Stephanie Deshaies wants the Porcupine Health Unit to specify that people have a choice to vaccinate or not vaccinate their child
Matheson council kicked out of office, here’s what we know so far

Matheson council kicked out of office, here’s what we know so far

A byelection will be held in the coming months
Kirkland Lake wants provincial exotic animal rules to have more teeth

Kirkland Lake wants provincial exotic animal rules to have more teeth

It's prompted by a November incident when a one-armed baboon escaped a Latchford residence and bit a woman in her 40s
Teacher guilty of professional misconduct for anti-COVID posts

Teacher guilty of professional misconduct for anti-COVID posts

Northern Ontario teacher has to complete a course regarding professional boundaries with a focus on the appropriate use of social media at her own expense
BEYOND LOCAL: Teacher guilty of misconduct for anti-COVID posts

BEYOND LOCAL: Teacher guilty of misconduct for anti-COVID posts

She has to complete a course regarding professional boundaries with a focus on the appropriate use of social media at her own expense
Northern Ontario polar bears test new tracking devices

Northern Ontario polar bears test new tracking devices

The minimally invasive devices are being developed by Polar Bears International and 3M
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