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NDP pushes for action on Thunder Bay’s North Harbour

Apr 12, 2017 @ 11:17 NDP Northern Development and Mines Critic Michael Mantha says the Wynne government has failed to live up to earlier promises to release an action plan for addressing mercury contamination in Thunder Bay’s North Harbour.   “Under the water in Thunder Bay’s North Harbour, there is massive mercury contamination that is the result of decades of ...

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NPI Commissions a “Northern Newcomer Strategy”

Apr 12, 2017 @ 11:12 75,000 workers, 150,000 people. These are the forecasted workforce and population shortfalls throughout Northern Ontario by the year 2041, even after allowing for the expected growth in the Indigenous population.   In order to meet those goals, the north would have to attract on average some 6,000 people a year, starting next year and every ...

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Marathon OPP – Requirements for ATV/ORV

Apr 12, 2017 @ 11:06 Due to the increased number of All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) and Off Road Vehicles/Side by Sides (ORV) at this time of year, Members of the Marathon/Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding ATV/ORV operators of the requirements to operate these in Ontario. The OPP are also asking the public to partner with them to reduce ...

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Ontario Passes Legislation to Put Consumers First

Apr 10, 2017 @ 20:42 Ontario passed legislation today that will strengthen consumer protection by introducing new rules for home inspections, door-to-door sales and payday loans. The Putting Consumers First Act will: Make it possible to ban unsolicited, door-to-door sales on prescribed household appliances such as water heaters, furnaces, air conditioners and water filters. Strengthen consumer financial protections through new rules for ...

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CHS dispute leaves Deaf and hard of hearing community without service

Apr 10, 2017 @ 19:40 During question period today, Ontario NDP Community and Social Services critic and Windsor West MPP Lisa Gretzky called on the Liberal Government to ensure all workers at the Canadian Hearing Society are given the opportunity to negotiate a fair deal.   “It’s now been over a month since workers at the Canadian Hearing Society were ...

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31 SSM Seniors hit with 31% rent hike

Apr 10, 2017 @ 14:46 On Thursday, Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals and the Conservatives refused to support an NDP bill that would protect renters from unfair, unreasonable rent hikes. Now, 31 seniors in Sault Ste. Marie are appealing to Wynne to change her mind and pass the bill immediately, as they’re facing a 31 per cent rent increase.   “We ...

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MNRF issues Flood Warning for SSM District

Apr 10, 2017 @ 10:53 The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) – Sault Ste. Marie District is advising area residents that a Flood Warning is in effect in the District Residents of the Sault Ste. Marie District should keep a close watch on water conditions, regularly check for updated messages and stay away from fast-moving rivers and streams. ...

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Power Outage – Goulais Bay UPDATE 5:08

Apr 10, 2017 @ 05:08 At 3:30 a.m. – Power restored to customers affected by the #outage in Goulais River area. If you are still without power call 1-844-901-9473 to report. Apr 9, 2017 @ 23:13 Update: Power #Outage in Goulais River area. Crews continue working. Estimated time of restoration 2:00AM. Apr 9, 2017 @ 22:02 At 9:30 p.m. Algoma Power is reporting a ...

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Hwy 17 CLOSED (East of Nipigon) UPDATE

Apr 6, 2017 @ 08:35 At 3:25 a.m. OPP released a Media Release: Hwy 11/17 east of Nipigon is now open. Cleanup crews may still be working in the area. Caution is advised when travelling in the area.   Apr 6, 2017 @ 00:25   Highway 17 (East of Nipigon) has been closed due to a vehicle fire. OPP advise that ...

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The Great Escape Dream Draw is back for its 21st Year!

Apr 5, 2017 @ 12:11 Algoma Family Services (AFS) Foundation is proud to announce the return of the annual Great Escape Dream Draw throughout Sault Ste. Marie and the Algoma District. This year marks the 21st Anniversary. Tickets are now on sale at multiple outlets in Sault Ste. Marie as well as the Algoma District. For the month of April, ...

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