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MNRF Minister Jeff Yurok – Our Hearts go out in firefighter’s death

Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Honourable Jeff Yurek, issued the following statement: “I learned yesterday that an Alberta wildland firefighter assisting our response to wildfires in Northwestern Ontario has died. Our hearts go out to his family and friends back home, to his crew-members and to all the Alberta firefighters who are helping to keep Ontarians safe.‎ These ...

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Good Samaritan Vessel helps with capsized boat near Detour Passage

The Coast Guard responded to a report of a capsized vessel near Detour Passage, Michigan, Wednesday evening. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie command center received a call via VHF-FM radio channel 16 from the cargo vessel Lee A. Tregurtha reporting that a 17-foot pleasure craft had capsized with four people onboard. Sector Sault Sainte Marie watchstanders issued ...

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Friday Morning News – July 27

Weather – Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 14. UV index 4 or moderate. Marine News – Wind northwest 10 knots increasing to northwest 15 early this morning then diminishing to west 10 Saturday morning. Wind backing to southwest 10 Saturday afternoon. Waves one half metre subsiding to less than one half metre Saturday morning. Chance of ...

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Wahkohtowin Development Grows Capacity in Forest Management Planning and Professional Development

On July 5th, alongside a day filled with workshops on Late Winter Moose Habitat and Herbicide Alternatives Program 2.0, the participants paused for a special signing event. The workshop participants were treated to witnessing an Ontario Professional Forester – Mentoring Agreement being signed between Isabelle Males (bottom center) and David Flood, RPF (top right) which will provide Isabelle the support ...

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Ladies Night Golf – July 25

Number of players – 84 1st in 1st Flight – Toni Rutland, Suzanne Lacasse – 37 2nd in 1st Flight – Margaret Davidson, Lise Noel – 38 3rd in 1st Flight – Marcie DeLaFranier, Tammy Oliver, Carole Moisan – 39 1st in 2nd Flight – Christine Buckell, Christina Portis, Lucille Case – 42 2nd in 2nd Flight – Linda Iola, ...

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Ford blocks NDP move to reveal Hydro One CEO, board payouts

Doug Ford has blocked an NDP move to reveal his deal with the Hydro One CEO and board, and make public how many millions he arranged for them to be paid.   In question period on Tuesday, Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath demanded answers after Ford time-allocated Bill 2, cancelling committee hearings, amendments and any chance for the public to ...

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Finance Critic asks why Ford supports privatization of Hydro One

NDP Finance critic John Vanthof demanded to know why Doug Ford is supporting the privatization of Hydro One after a report from the legislature’s independent Financial Accountability Officer showed adopting  Kathleen Wynne’s hydro plan, as Ford has decided to do, will add billions more to hydro bills and the deficit.   “Privatization of Hydro One is a waste. It was ...

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Letter – VIA Rail Bosses Not Up to the Job

With Greyhound set to end bus service from Sudbury to the west coast of BC, there is now an opening for VIA Rail to deliver needed public transportation and expand passenger rail markets in Northern Ontario. However, the Montreal-based bosses at the Crown corporation are not up to that job. With Greyhound runs disappearing by November, places like Thunder Bay ...

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Camp entreprise jeunesse

  Pour un douzième été consécutif, les jeunes qui ont le sens des affaires avaient leur place pour briller. Le  camp entreprise jeunesse s’est tenu à Wawa du 9 au 13 juillet 2018 au Centre communautaire Michipicoten. Le camp présente aux jeunes âgés de 9 à 13 ans les valeurs, les attitudes, les qualités et les compétences nécessaires pour réussir ...

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Youth Enterprise Camp

  For a twelfth consecutive summer, business-minded youth had their place to shine.  The Youth Enterprise Camp was run in Wawa from July 9th to 13th 2018 at Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre. The camp introduces youth ages 9-13 to the values, attitudes, qualities and skills needed to be successful in today’s economy. High-energy games, activities and workshops challenge every participant ...

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MNRF Expands Restricted Fire Zone

Jul 24, 2018 @ 08:02 Due to the extreme fire hazard and the large number of wildfires burning, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has expanded the Restricted Fire Zone in effect to include some areas of the Southern Region. The new zone includes areas north of the community of Rosseau, northwest to Caramat, over to the Quebec border ...

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Algoma-Manitoulin MPP’s Statement on Forest Fires in Northeastern Ontario

Michael Mantha, NDP MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin released the following statement regarding the forest fires in Northeastern Ontario: “All my thoughts are with the people in our region who are being evacuated and with the emergency crews that are working hard to keep everyone safe.  I know our communities are strong and can overcome this stressful time. People should remain calm ...

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Déclaration du député d’Algoma-Manitoulin sur les feux de forêts dans le nord-est de l’Ontario

Michael Mantha, député néo-démocrate d’Algoma-Manitoulin, a fait la déclaration suivante quant aux feux de forêts dans le nord-est de l’Ontario : « Toutes mes pensées vont aux gens de notre régions qui sont en train d’être évacués et aux équipes d’urgence qui travaillent sans relâche pour assurer la sécurité de tous.  Je sais que nos communautés sont fortes et qu’elles peuvent passer ...

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Ford government’s cancellation of GreenON program puts Northern families, businesses, workers at risk

During question period Monday, NDP MPP Michael Mantha demanded answers from the Ford government on the cancellation of the Green Ontario Fund. “This sudden cancellation has hurt families in my riding that signed contracts worth several thousand dollars,” said Mantha, MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin. In Wawa, where families face some of the highest energy costs in the province, 30 homeowners were ...

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