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Ontario Protecting People from the High Costs of a Provincial Carbon Tax

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The Ontario government is keeping costs down for people by introducing legislation that, if passed, would give Ontario voters a direct say over a new provincial carbon tax, cap-and-trade system or other carbon pricing program. This proposed legislation would protect people and businesses from the high cost of a provincial carbon tax by requiring the government to first obtain the ...

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L’Ontario protège la population contre les coûts élevés d’une taxe provinciale sur le carbone

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario s’efforce de réduire les coûts pour la population en présentant un projet de loi qui, s’il est adopté, donnerait aux électeurs de la province un droit de regard sur la mise en place éventuelle d’une nouvelle taxe provinciale sur le carbone, d’un système de plafonnement et d’échange ou de tout autre programme de tarification du carbone. ...

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SSM OPP – Multiple Charges laid regarding related Pursuit

On February 6, 2024, the Sault Ste Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), were on patrol duties on Highway 17, within Garden River First Nation.   Shortly after 11:30 a.m., police observed a westbound pick-up truck travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 17.  Police attempted a traffic stop at Highway 17B and Trunk Road within Sault Ste Marie ...

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East Algoma OPP – 7th Impaired Charge of 2024

On February 12, 2024, shortly after 5:00 p.m., the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a vehicle in a ditch at Village Road East and Walkhouse Bay Road in the community of Serpent River First Nation.   OPP arrived a short time later and while speaking to the driver, police determined alcohol had been consumed. The driver was transported ...

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Tusday Morning News – February 13

Weather: Today – A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming sunny this afternoon. Wind north 20 km/h. High -8. Wind chill near -18. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Clear. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light early this evening. Low -21. Wind chill -14 this evening and -25 overnight.  

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MPP Michael Mantha moving bill to fix Northern Health Travel Grant

Today Michael Mantha, MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin, was joined by Donna Stewart (CAO of the Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board) to call on the government of Ontario to pass Bill 13, The Northern Health Travel Grant Advisory Committee Act.   The Northern Health Travel Grant (NHTG) is a program administered by the government of Ontario meant to assist patients living in Northern ...

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Opening new surgical centres – Fool me once…

As the timeless proverb goes, “Fool me once, shame on you; Fool me twice, shame on me.” Over the winter break, listening to people across the riding, I hear growing concern about the Ford government’s privatization of healthcare. Lately, the focus seems to be on Premier Ford’s eagerness to throw out the welcome mat for for-profit surgical clinics. Next to ...

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Ouverture de nouveaux centres chirurgicaux : Trompez-moi une fois…

Comme le dit le proverbe intemporel : « Trompez-moi une fois, honte à vous ; trompez-moi deux fois, honte à moi. » Pendant les vacances d’hiver, en écoutant les gens de toute la circonscription, j’entends des inquiétudes croissantes au sujet de la privatisation des soins de santé par le gouvernement Ford. Dernièrement, l’accent semble être mis sur l’empressement du premier ministre Ford à jeter ...

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East Algoma OPP – Person arrested after two thefts at grocery store

On February 8, 2024, at approximately 1:30 p.m. the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a grocery store on Highway 108, Elliot Lake in relation to a theft. The complainant reported that a female had food items in her possession and departed the store without paying for them. A description of the female and direction of travel ...

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East Algoma OPP – Person arrested after warrant executed at residence

On February 10, 2024, the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) executed a warrant at a residence on Hart Road in Elliot Lake. On February 9, 2024, the complainant reported being assaulted on Mississauga Avenue. Police also learned that the person was breaching previous bail conditions. The OPP’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) assisted with the investigation and the person was ...

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Monday Morning News – February 12

Weather: Today – Mainly cloudy. 60% chance of flurries early this morning. Periods of snow beginning this morning. Local amount 2 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. High -1. Wind chill -12 this morning and -3 this afternoon. Tonight – Periods of snow ending late this evening then cloudy with 60% chance of flurries. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to ...

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Hwy 17 (Wawa to Batchawana Bay) OPEN

Feb 11, 2024 at 05:58 The highway has been opened. The current weather radar imagery from Environment Canada shows some snow activity between Wawa and Gargantua Road, so drive with care.     Feb 11, 2024 at 21:54 Highway 17 is closed between Wawa and Batchawana Bay (Jct of Hwy 17/Hwy 563) due to poor weather conditions.  

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Lady Dunn’s Nursing Staffing Shortage

Ontario is experiencing a sustained, system-wide pressure on hospital staffing levels and while care settings at the Lady Dunn Heath Centre continues to remain open, we have been navigating the pressures as well. For today, February 10th, 2024 we are experiencing a staffing shortage in our Registered Nurse group. The Emergency Department (ED) will remain open; however, we ask that ...

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