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Bien que le taux de surdoses et de décès chez les habitants du Nord de l’Ontario soit le triple de celui du reste de la province, le gouvernement reste impitoyablement assis sur ses mains

La plupart des lecteurs ne seront pas surpris d’entendre qu’aucun d’entre nous n’est parfait. Il y en a qui peuvent penser et se comporter à l’effet contraire, mais je peux vous assurer qu’une telle confiance en soi est mal placée. Pour toute personne de croire qu’ils sont parfaits est, tout simplement, la preuve de leur sensibilité imparfaite. Aux yeux du ...

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Between the Covers – April 8

The Wawa Public Library was very pleased to welcome author and retired Judge Norm Douglas to Wawa.  Norm was born in Hawk Junction and was excited to come back and visit and promote his book “You Be the Judge”! Norm’s book is an interactive book that puts the reader in the Judge’s seat to decide someone’s innocence or guilt! It ...

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Schreiber OPP – Traffic Complaint leads to Impaired & Stunt Driving Charges

A traffic complaint has resulted in one individual facing multiple charges including both impaired and stunt driving. On April 2, 2024, at approximately 11:30 a.m., members of the Schreiber Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment received a traffic complaint regarding an erratic driver travelling along Highway 17 near Terrace Bay. Officers observed the vehicle to be travelling at 146 Kilometers per ...

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Ontario Rewards SSM with $600,000 for Exceeding 2023 Housing Target

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Rob Flack, Associate Minister of Housing, announced Ontario will be providing Sault Ste. Marie with $600,000 in funding through the Building Faster Fund as the city exceeded its 2023 housing target, breaking ground on a total of 213 new housing units last year. “Our government is making historic investments in infrastructure to give municipalities the tools they need to ensure ...

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Carol Hughes Announces She Will Not Seek Re-Election

“It has been an exceptional honour representing the people of Algoma-ManitoulinKapuskasing for the past 16 years,” said Hughes. “I got into politics to try and make a positive difference in people’s lives. I’ve always attempted to take a pragmatic approach to this job and reach across party lines to get things done, but I and my NDP colleagues never wavered ...

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OPP – Drivers continue to chose fines over buckling up

It was a busy Easter long weekend for the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) as they conducted a province-wide seatbelt campaign and worked hard to keep people safe on roads. Over the four-day campaign, the OPP laid close to 1,200 seatbelt charges against drivers and passengers who chose to receive fines (and demerit points for drivers), rather than take a few ...

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SE OPP – Investigation into fatal collision – vehicle occupants charged

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On March 28, 2024, shortly before 10:00 a.m., the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a serious two-vehicle collision on Highway 17 approximately 30 kilometres south of Wawa. One person was confirmed deceased as a result of the collision. During the investigation, one of the vehicle occupants was found to be in possession of a ...

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OPP Statistics call for Increasing Impaired Driving Enforcement Efforts

Increases in impaired driving occurrences are prompting the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to enhance its impaired driving enforcement efforts, with the aim of saving more lives on our roads.   Tragically, 385 people lost their lives in impaired driving-related collisions on OPP-patrolled roads between 2018 and the end of 2023. During the same period, impaired driving-related collisions have steadily climbed, ...

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Ontario Prepares for Upcoming Wildland Fire Season

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Ontario’s wildland fire season officially began April 1 and this year the Ontario government is adding new firefighting positions to ensure the people and resources are in place to protect communities. The province is also offering a payment incentive for fire rangers and critical support staff this season and has purchased new equipment to help manage forest fires. “Throughout the ...

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L’Ontario se prépare à la saison des incendies de végétation qui s’en vient

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La saison 2024 des incendies de végétation en Ontario a officiellement commencé le 1er avril et, cette année, le gouvernement de l’Ontario crée de nouveaux postes de sapeur(se)s-pompier(ère)s pour veiller à ce que nous disposions des personnes et des ressources pour protéger les collectivités. Cette saison, la province accorde aussi une prime incitative aux garde-feu et au personnel de soutien ...

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Premier Ford prefers to point fingers over getting to work

Readers may remember my column last week on the Ford government’s attempts to put a new coat of paint on a leaky ship when it comes to education by trying to extend the number of days that retired teachers can work in a year. A similar situation is brewing in another education sector, that is, at the post-secondary level. The ...

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East Algoma OPP – Driver charged with impaired by drug

An Elliot Lake resident was arrested and charged after a vehicle stop on in Elliot Lake.   On March 31, 2024, at approximately 12:15 a.m., the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on general patrol on Chalmers Crescent. Police stopped a grey pickup truck in order to check the sobriety of the driver. Open cans of alcohol were observed inside the ...

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