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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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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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