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Northern Committee Private Members Motion Passes in Ontario Legislature

May 10, 2017 @ 09:01 On Thursday, May 4th, 2017, John Vanthof (MPP, Timiskaming-Cochrane) moved a motion in the Ontario Legislature to create a Northern Committee of the Legislature. In his Private Member’s motion, MPP Vanthof proposed that the membership of this special interest committee would be comprised of MPPs from each Northern riding, including Parry Sound-Muskoka, and Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke. The ...

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Questioning Continues about luxury Canada Goose Jackets

May 8, 2017 @ 21:00   Today, Ontario PC MPP Sylvia Jones questioned the Minister of Children and Youth Services on the Government spending $54,000 to purchase luxury Canada Goose jackets. “Friday you were forced to defend the indefensible – spending almost $54,000 dollars to purchasing luxury Canada Goose jackets for government officials. At the same time, the ministry was ...

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Province Names Members of Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission

May 8, 2017 @ 13:49 Ontario is taking steps to improve the representation of all people living in Ontario’s northernmost communities. The Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission will review the boundaries of Ontario’s two northernmost ridings (Kenora-Rainy River and Timmins-James Bay) to make recommendations about the creation of at least one and as many as two additional ridings in these areas. ...

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Marathon OPP – Three Stunt Drivers

May 8, 2017 @ 07:57   Three drivers are facing Stunt Driving charges after being stopped by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) near Marathon on May 6, 2017.   At approximately 12:32 am, OPP observed a GMC truck speeding on Highway 17 in Lecour Township. An officer operating radar determined the truck was travelling 145km/hr in the 90km/hr speed zone. A ...

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Snow machine found during Search for Missing Snowmobiler

May 5, 2017 @ 14:46 Using an autonomous underwater vessel, officers with the Michigan State Police Marine Services Team Special Operations Division located what they believed to be a snow machine in the navigation channel of the St. Mary’s River just south of the US border.   The item was discovered at approximately 7:30 p.m. on May 3rd, 2017 and ...

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MTO Office Assaulted by Truck Driver at Spragge Weigh Scales

May 5, 2017 @ 11:59 On May 3, 2017, shortly after 2:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an assault that occurred at the Ministry of Transportation Spragge weigh scales at the junction of Highway 17 and Highway 108 in the in the Township of the North Shore.   Police determined that a Ministry of ...

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Ontario boosts funding for Mental Health Services & Supports

May 4, 2017 @ 08:36 As part of the 2017 Budget, Ontario is boosting funding for mental health services and supports for people across the province. Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, and Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, were at the University of Toronto today to highlight $6 million in additional funding for ...

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Search Resumes for Missing Snowmobiler – John Szczepanik

May 3, 2017 @ 16:19 On May 3rd, 2017 officers with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service will partner with law enforcement and other associated agencies to resume the search and recovery efforts in regards to missing person John Szczepanik. John Szczepanik, age 45, was last seen in the evening hours of March 5th, 2017 riding his snow machine on ...

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New student trustees elected to the CSCNO board for the 2017-2018 school year

May 3, 2017 @ 13:51 The Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) is proud to announce the election of two new student trustees for the 2017-2018 school year.   For the Algoma and Manitoulin Districts, Emily Fox, a grade 11 student at École secondaire catholique Jeunesse-Nord (Blind River), will succeed Megan Spooner. As for the Sudbury District, Simon Paquette, a grade 11 student ...

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Provincial By-election called in Sault Ste. Marie

May 3, 2017 @ 13:17 A writ was issued today under Section 9.1 of the Election Act for a by-election in the electoral district of Sault Ste. Marie. The byelection will fill a vacancy created in the provincial parliament. Under the Election Act, elections must be called on a Wednesday and held the fifth Thursday after the date of the ...

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2017 Ontario Sports Hall of Fame Inductees & Award Winners

May 1, 2017 @ 07:50 The Ontario Sports Hall of Fame has officially opened its doors to welcome six sport legends. Their outstanding achievements in sport in Ontario are well documented and their election to the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame is richly deserved. 2017 Ontario Sports Hall of Fame Inductees: Paul Coffey, Hockey John Campbell, Harness Racing Bob Allan, ...

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Out-of-touch Wynne budget silent on Grassy Narrows contamination

Apr 29, 2017 @ 10:30   NDP Kenora-Rainy River MPP Sarah Campbell issued the following statement regarding the fact that the environmental contamination crisis at Grassy Narrows was not mentioned in yesterday’s provincial budget.     “Once again, we’re seeing that the Wynne Liberals have no plan in place to clean up the English-Wabigoon River. Wynne has no intention of offering anything at all to Ontario’s First ...

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Statement from Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown

  The following is a statement from Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown on Budget 2017: “For 14 years this Liberal government has made life harder. Today’s budget is more proof that Ontario families will continue to pay more and get less. This is not a balanced budget. The government is hiding a more than $5 billion dollar operational deficit through ...

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