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EY Canada to do line-by-line audit of all Ontario government programs and services

Ontario’s Government for the People is taking more steps towards restoring trust and accountability in the province’s public finances. Today Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy announced that EY Canada was the successful bidder to conduct a comprehensive line-by-line audit of all government programs and services. Building on the work of Ontario’s Auditor General, EY Canada will begin their detailed analysis ...

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Northeast Fire Region Update – August 15, 2018

At the time of this report, there are 42 active forest fires across the Northeast. All active fires are either being held, under control or being observed. There was one new fire confirmed so far today. Sudbury 112 is under control at 0.2 of a hectare and located 5km northwest of Capreol. Incident Management Teams Incident Management Teams (IMTs) are ...

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Ontario Acts to Improve Accountability and Transparency at Hydro One

Ontario is taking action to ensure greater transparency and accountability at Hydro One by proclaiming into force the substantive requirements under the Hydro One Accountability Act, 2018. “We promised to clean up the hydro mess, and I am so proud to say that is exactly what we have done. Today is a good day for Ontario, because it is a ...

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Legislation streamlines Toronto City Council and restores municipal decision-making in selecting regional chairs

Ontario has passed the Better Local Government Act, reducing Toronto City Council to 25 councillors and returning to the 2014 method of selecting chairs in the regions of York, Peel, Niagara and the District of Muskoka. “Streamlining Toronto council will help the city make decisions more quickly and effectively,” said Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “It saves ...

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Northeast Fire Region Update – August 14, 2018

Time of Report 17:45 Late afternoon on August 14, there are 45 active forest fires across the Northeast. Of these, 9 are not yet under control, 36 are either being held, under control or being observed. There were six new fires confirmed today, at the time of this update. Parry Sound 43, covers 1.5 hectares and is located approximately 5 ...

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Ontario Asks Federal Government to Pay Full Cost of Illegal Border Crossers

The people of Ontario expect their government to stand up for provincial interests, grow our economy and respect the taxpayer. The federal government’s policies, which allow thousands of illegal border crossers to enter our country without following the appropriate processes, are having a negative impact on Ontario’s education system, our legal aid system, our social assistance system and our emergency ...

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Northeast Fire Region Update of August 14, 2018

On the morning of August 14, there are 40 active forest fires across the Northeast. Of these, 5 are not yet under control, 35 are either being held, under control or being observed. There were no new fires confirmed yesterday and one fire extinguished. Incident Management Teams Incident Management Teams (IMTs) are in place in the region. They are managing ...

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Marathon OPP investigate Serious Collision that closed Hwy 17 Last night

On Monday, August 13, 2018, at approximately 5:00 pm, members of the Marathon and Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision (MVC), on Highway 17, approximately 1km east of Highway 614. A westbound motor vehicle, a Hyundai Santa Fe, left the roadway entering the westbound ditch. The vehicle struck a rock-cut head-on ...

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Ontario Announces Cannabis Retail Model

Following the federal legalization of cannabis on October 17, Ontario will immediately introduce an online retail channel for cannabis, to be followed by a private retail model by April 1, 2019. Minister of Finance Vic Fedeli and Attorney General Caroline Mulroney today shared details about how the province will manage cannabis retail following the federal government’s decision to legalize the ...

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Have you seen Lawrence Boyd

On August 12, 2018, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Elliot Lake Detachment responded to a report of a missing male from the City of Elliot Lake, Ontario. OPP investigation has revealed that Lawrence Boyd, 34 years of age was seen leaving St. Joseph’s General Hospital shortly after 5:00 a.m. on this morning. He is described as white, approximately ...

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Northeast Fire Region – August 12

On the morning of August 12, there are 41 active forest fires across the northeast. Of these, 5 are not yet under control, 36 are either being held, under control or being observed. There were no new fires confirmed yesterday and three fires extinguished. Incident Management Teams Incident Management Teams (IMTs) are in place in the region. They are managing ...

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Forest Fire Situation Update Northeast Fire Region – August 11

Time of Report 8:30am On the morning of August 11, there are 44 active forest fires across the northeast. Of these, 6 are not yet under control, 38 are either being held, under control or being observed. There were two new fires confirmed yesterday and four fires extinguished. North Bay 121 is not yet under control at 0.2 of a ...

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Search continues for Henry Stone-Arnold west of Dryden

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Dryden is requesting the assistance of the public to locate a missing male.   Henry STONE-ARNOLD (28 years) of Dryden, ON was last spoken to on 08 August, 2018 at approximately 11:00pm. He was believed to be in the Dryden area at that time.   STONE-ARNOLD’s vehicle was located near Highway 594 approximately 1 kilometre west ...

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Thunder Bay MPs Visit Science North’s Growing Summer Science Camp Programs

  Patty Hajdu, MP for Thunder Bay- Superior North, and Don Rusnak, MP for Thunder Bay – Rainy River, visited with youth who are participating in four of Science North’s summer science camp programs in Thunder Bay. For over 30 years, Northern Ontario children have benefited from Science North’s summer science camp experiences. During this time, Science North has expanded ...

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Civic Day Long Weekend was tragic with six deaths

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dealt with a tragic Civic Day Long Weekend with two children among the six people who died on OPP-patrolled roads.   The weekend marked the highest number of fatal road incidents since the 2011 August long weekend.  A three-year-old girl died after being struck by a pick-up truck in Lambton County.  A six-year-old girl was ...

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