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Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn – Changing Workplaces Review Final Report

Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn issued the following statement in response to the final report released today: “The Government of Ontario released the Changing Workplaces Review final report this morning. This is Ontario’s first independent review in more than a generation to seek recommendations for legislative changes to the province’s Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations Act. I want to thank the special advisors C. ...

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News from the Park – Aboriginal Youth in Care, Healthcare & Hydro Rates

May 23, 2017 @ 08:06 Few would argue the notion that Ontario has been blessed with an abundance of priceless resources. We enjoy access to a vast number of beautiful lakes and the fresh water of the Great Lakes, valuable mineral and ore deposits, fertile agricultural land and many thousands of square kilometres of trees. But without any doubt I ...

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Safe Boating Week Begins with May 2-4 Long Weekend

May 22, 2017 @ 08:19 Ah, long weekends.  There are only four during the summer so each one is cherished by Canadians but this one coming up carries special significance for boaters and cottagers.  (There are few things we Canadians cherish more than our long weekends.  One such long weekend carries special significance for boaters and cottagers.)  It’s the May ...

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Dean Brody Unveils Canada150 Stamp celebrating Trans-Canada Highway

May 22, 2017 @ 08:15   Country music star Dean Brody, while on tour, unveiled a stamp that captures the Trans-Canada Highway, the 8,000-kilometre ribbon of adventures, dreams and memories – and a key economic artery for Canadian business. Brody, winner of multiple Juno Awards and more than a dozen Canadian Country Music Awards, took a few hours away from ...

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Des élèves de Wawa se surpassent au Tournoi provincial de tir à l’arc

May 22, 2017 @ 08:05   Le 17 mai, Taylor Vernier et Dylan Germain de l’école secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) ont participé au tournoi provincial de tir à l’arc dans la catégorie «Male Compound Unlimited Class» tenu à Richmond Hill. Ils étaient accompagnés de M. Philippe Lacroix, enseignant. Taylor Vernier a accumulé 265 points sur 300 au premier tour et 268 ...

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Two Arrested in Sault Ste. Marie for 1st Degree Murder

May 21, 2017 @ 22:56 On Saturday, May 20th, 2017 just after 7:00 p.m. officers with the Patrol Services Division of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service arrested 28-year-old Mike Madill of Shelburne, Ontario and 37-year-old Amy MacDonald of no fixed address for first-degree murder relating to an active homicide investigation by the Peel Regional Police Service. During the investigation ...

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Garbologist’s Report – ‘Think before you Toss!’

After cleaning Highway 17 south to the Soo, we took a little break from the freezing, merciless wind. I could feel the chill for days. This gave me time to count beer cans, organize and reflect.   Drinking and driving is sadly, still in full swing.   People, what is wrong with you!!!   On that short stretch of Highway ...

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Kenora OPP investigate Death of Child in Rushing River Provincial Park

  Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating the death of an 8-year-old male at the Rushing River Provincial Park. Members of the OPP responded to a missing person incident at the park. Officer conducted a search of the park assisted by the Emergency Response Team, K9 unit, Rushing River Provincial Park Staff and ...

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ATV Rollover Fatally Injures Marathon Male

On May 20, 2017, at approximately 6:20pm EST, officers of the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a male who was fatally injured in an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) collision which occurred on a bush road located east of the Little Sturge Lake, Unorganized Township, off of Black Sturgeon Rd. The driver of the ...

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Marathon OPP Investigate Early Morning Collision

On Friday, May 19, 2017, at approximately 7:00 a.m. members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a vehicle collision west of Marathon at Highway 17, Township of Coldwell. A westbound vehicle collided with the rear trailer wheels of an eastbound tractor trailer. Emergency services including the Marathon Fire Department (MFD) and Superior North Emergency Medical Services (EMS) ...

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Expanding Service Options for Children and Youth with Autism

  Ontario is giving families of children with autism more options for their children’s service by offering a new, permanent direct funding option, which will be implemented by the end of this year through the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). Minister of Children and Youth Services Michael Coteau made the announcement at Monarch House in Oakville today, speaking with families about ...

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Victoria Day Weekend – Drive Safe!

May 19, 2017 @ 09:51   With the Victoria Day holiday and good weather ahead members of the Kenora OPP detachment encourage drivers to stay alert and make wise choices while traveling. With increased patrols, drivers should know that OPP officers will be diligent about targeting aggressive driving, impaired driving, seatbelt compliance and distracted driving. Drive safe – aggressive driving ...

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EC – Freezing Rain Warning in Effect UPDATE 3:13 pm

May 18, 2017 @ 15:13 At 2:45 p.m. Environment Canada ended the Freezing Rain Warning for White River and Wawa.   May 18, 2017 @ 11:21   11:08 AM EDT Thursday 18 May 2017 Freezing rain warning in effect for:   Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville Chapleau – Missinaibi Lake Gogama – Foleyet Freezing rain is expected ...

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