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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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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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Premier’s Statement on the NAFTA Renegotiation Notifications to Congress

  May 18, 2017 @ 12:47 Premier Kathleen Wynne issued this statement at 1:17 p.m., May 18, 2017.   “As Premier, I will always defend Ontario workers and businesses by fighting for free trade. Growing a healthy Ontario-U.S. trade relationship is good for both economies. We see this decision as an opportunity to look at how NAFTA could potentially be ...

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Province passes new budget – “Stronger, Healthier Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017”

Ontario has passed the Stronger, Healthier Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017, which includes significant investments in health care and education, including free prescription medications for everyone aged 24 and under through OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare, starting in January 2018. The 2017 Budget will help strengthen Ontario’s economy by investing in people, communities and businesses across the province. The government ...

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NDP calls for legislative session to be extended

May 17, 2017 @ 10:51 Kathleen Wynne is about to enact a plan that will cause hydro bills to soar for decades, and the public isn’t even being given time to weigh in. That’s why the NDP is calling for the legislative session to be extended by at least one week.   Today, Wynne’s Liberals will force through a motion ...

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Canada Road Safety Week is May 16 – 22

May 17, 2017 @ 08:44   May 16- 22, 2017 marks Canada Road Safety Week, a national campaign aimed at making Canada’s roads the safest in the world. This campaign is a police initiative designed to remind people that an essential part of the enforcement component is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways. Educating the public about safe ...

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NDP to vote against Wynne hydro hike

May 16, 2017 @ 13:14 Premier Kathleen Wynne’s new hydro deal will cause hydro bills to soar – which is why the NDP will vote against the Liberal borrowing bill.   Last week, leaked secret documents from Wynne’s cabinet showed that the Liberal government’s plan to borrow billions of dollars will cause electricity bills to shoot up sharply after the ...

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Horwath brings fight for jobs in the Sault to Queen’s Park

May 16, 2017 @ 12:29 Today during question period, Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath demanded to know why the Wynne Liberals are ramming through their $40 billion hydro borrowing scheme when they know it will threaten jobs in Sault Ste. Marie and across the province.   Horwath told the legislature about Steve and Lucy Fronzi, business owners in the Sault ...

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Marathon OPP – Three shoplifters charged

Three adults are facing charges after shoplifting occurences were reported at a grocery store in Marathon on May 12, 2017.   At approximately 1:00pm, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Marathon was contacted to attend at the Extra Foods grocery store for a shoplifting occurrence. Investigation determined two parties were involved in stealing various items. As a result of that investigation, a 29 ...

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Body of Missing Snowmobiler Found

May 12, 2017 @ 15:33   Shortly after noon on Friday, May 12, 2017, officers with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service received a call for service regarding a deceased male that had been found floating in the water on the St. Mary’s River, south of Leighs Bay Road.   The male has now been identified as missing person John ...

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Repatriation underway for Kashechewan evacuees

  The evacuees from Kashechewan have begun to return home. The evacuation began Sunday, April 16th with Kapuskasing being the first host community. Wawa declared a state of emergency on Sunday, and received evacuees on Tuesday, April 18th. In all, it was expected that 450 to 500 vulnerable residents would be evacuated as a precautionary measure.     In what ...

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Horwath addresses FONOM, says investment in the north key to success

May 11, 2017 @ 09:44 Ontario NDP Leader addressed delegates at the Federation Of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) conference Thursday, telling delegates she believes that investment in the north is critical to the success and prosperity of the province. “Northern Ontario deserves real investment, a real future, and a government that’s actually working with you to make life better for ...

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Hallway medicine continues: Brampton family suffers heartbreaking effects of Wynne’s health care cuts

Wednesday during question period, Ontario NDP Health critic MPP FranceGélinas demanded answers from Premier Kathleen Wynne regarding the tragic case of 87 year old Ralfina Dillerop of Brampton, Ontario. Dillerop waited five long days in the Emergency Department at Brampton Civic Hospital, Ontario’s busiest ER, before finally being admitted to a bed. She subsequently passed away while receiving treatment at the hospital. ...

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Miller and Fedeli Seek Real Northern Development and Mines Budget Numbers

May 10, 2017 @ 12:19 MPPs Norm Miller and Vic Fedeli challenged Northern Development and Mines Minister Bill Mauro to show them the books to prove that the Ministry’s budget has not been cut. “The facts are clear: page 241 of the Budget shows the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines has slashed $70 million from their budget,” said Nipissing ...

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