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Coast Guard begins ice breaking operations in western Great Lakes

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie commenced Operation Taconite, Wednesday, in response to expanded ice growth in the commercial ports of western Lake Superior. As one of two ice breaking operations that support the Great Lakes, Operation Taconite encompasses Lake Superior, St. Marys River, Straits of Mackinac, Georgian Bay, Green Bay, northern Lake Huron, and Lake Michigan. Ice breaking operations are based on the following order of priorities: ...

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Greyhounds – On the Outside Looking In

Dec 11, 2019 @ 15:09 Since the Soo Greyhounds decided to ship out goalie Christian Propp and acquire their hopeful saviour Bailey Brkin, poor Ethan Taylor has sat on the bench during most games this year. Coach Dean kept trying to give Christian Propp more slack to get a winning streak going, some momentum, and his confidence back. That obviously ...

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Ontario Northland and United Steelworkers Local 1976 Reach Agreement

Dec 11, 2019 @ 09:37 Ontario Northland and the United Steelworkers Local 1976 are pleased to announce a labour agreement has been reached. United Steelworkers Local 1976 represents over 90 employees working in the areas of rail traffic control, customer service and sales and train operations (locomotive engineers and conductors). “This agreement balances the interests of employees with Ontario Northland’s ...

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Exceptional Experiences of the Wandering Whisky Whisperer – Book Launching

This coming Tuesday December 10th, 2019, there will be a book launch party and whisky tasting at Odeno’s Pub at Sault College (formerly known as the Outback).  Join John Clement, the Wandering Whisky Whisperer, for a book reading, and book signing for the launch of his second book, titled:Exceptional Experiences of the Wandering Whisky Whisperer. Clement’s first book, Musings of ...

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Algoma Steel to hold Annual Environmental Open House in SSM on December 10

Algoma Steel invites members of the public to their annual environmental open house on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Northern Community Centre – Korah Branch Library Community Room, 556 Goulais Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie Members of our environment team will be on hand to share information and discuss Algoma Steel’s environmental management program. For more ...

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D’Andrew Scheer statement on the anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre

Today, the Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, released the following statement on the anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre: “There were 14 of them. They were young, smart, and filled with ambition. Exactly 30 years ago today, these young women were heading to university. “When they got up that morning, maybe they were ...

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Déclaration D’Andrew Scheer à l’occasion de l’anniversaire du massacre à l’école Polytechnique

Aujourd’hui, l’honorable Andrew Scheer, le chef des conservateurs du Canada et de l’Opposition officielle, a fait la déclaration suivante à l’occasion de l’anniversaire du massacre à l’école Polytechnique : « Elles étaient 14. Elles étaient jeunes, douées et pleines d’aspirations. Exactement 30 ans passés, aujourd’hui, elles se rendaient à l’Université. « En se levant ce matin-là, peut-être voyaient-elles venir l’approche des examens ...

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TBSO Launches 2nd Dream Vacation Lottery

Dec 3, 2019 @ 12:57 Get ready to pack your bags—because the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra is giving you another chance to win a fabulous Dream Vacation for two! After launching the 2nd Dream Vacation Lottery on November 16th, last year’s top volunteer lottery ticket seller, Ken Boshcoff picked up 50 of the 1,500 tickets for this year’s lottery. Everyone ...

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Echo Bay Farmer Heralds Continuation of Tree Planting Program

Forests are vital to everyone from hikers to hunters, says a local farmer who is pleased that the Government of Canada is supporting tree planting on private land in Ontario. “I have always been an outdoorsman,” said Trent Massey, who worked with Forests Ontario to plant 5,500 trees on seven acres of his 30-acre farm. “I hunt and I fish. ...

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Province Releases “Build or buy a tiny home” Guide

The province is taking steps to help create more homes, and different types of homes, to give Ontarians more housing choices at a price they can afford. Tiny homes are less costly to build and maintain and can be more affordable than traditional housing. The Build or buy a tiny home guide offers practical advice about building or buying a factory-built tiny ...

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Algoma Power Inc. thanks its customers

  Dec 2, 2019 @ 15:07 Algoma Power Inc. (API) wishes to thank its customers for their positive feedback and patience while we restored power over the last number of days after a severe winter storm passed through API’s service territory November 27, 2019. Thank-you to our Employees, who worked diligently to safely in the field  repair power lines while ...

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Thunder Bay OPP investigate Fatal Collision between two Tractor Trailers

On December 1, 2019, at approximately 7:00 p.m., officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving two tractor trailer units. The collision occurred on Highway 17, west of Raith ON. The tractor trailer units were involved in a head on collision and became engulfed in fire.   ...

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Thunder Bay OPP investigate motor vehicle/pedestrian collision

On November 30, 2019, at approximately 6:10 a.m., officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), as well as Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a report of a motor vehicle / pedestrian collision on Highway 11/17 between Balsam Street and Red River Road.   The driver of a tractor trailer was east bound ...

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Premiers Ford, Higgs and Moe Sign Agreement on the Development of Small Modular Reactors

On December 1st, 2019, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe released the following joint statement: “Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick agreed today to work together to explore new, cutting-edge technology in nuclear power generation to provide carbon-free, affordable, reliable, and safe energy, while helping us unlock economic potential across Canada, including rural ...

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The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association move closer to strike position

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) met today with representatives of the government and Catholic school board trustees, to continue negotiations for a new collective agreement. A Ministry of Labour-appointed conciliator was present to assist with the talks. Seeing little prospect for further progress, OECTA has requested that the conciliator file a “no-board” report. “In spite of the challenges ...

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