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Statement from Ministers Carolyn Bennett, Marc Miller, Daniel Vandal and Steven Guilbeault on National Indigenous Peoples Day

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, and the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage issued the following statement today in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day: “Today marks the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada, and the 26th ...

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Premier Doug Ford announces changes to Ontario’s cabinet

Premier Doug Ford announced changes to Ontario’s cabinet. “With 21 per cent of adults now fully vaccinated as Team Ontario sets new records in daily shots, we can be confident that the worst of the pandemic is behind us,” said Premier Ford. “As we continue our work to rebuild and support Ontario’s health system, our renewed team is well positioned ...

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East Algoma OPP – Spousal Assault Charges Laid

On June 17, 2021, shortly before 1:30 a.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were made aware of a domestic dispute that had taken place the evening prior at a residence on McFarlane Road in the City of Elliot Lake. Investigation determined that a couple went for an ATV ride in a wooded area ...

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Training will prepare workers for construction and mining jobs in Greenstone

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The Ontario government is investing $3.6 million to help 150 Indigenous people receive training to start careers building and running the new Greenstone Gold Mine in Geraldton. They will learn the skills they need to become construction craft workers, heavy equipment operators, truck drivers, crane operators, welders and millwrights. Details were provided today by Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training ...

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La formation préparera les travailleurs aux emplois de la construction et de l’exploitation minière à Greenstone

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario investit 3,6 millions de dollars pour aider 150 Autochtones à recevoir une formation qui leur permettra d’entamer une carrière dans la construction et l’exploitation de la nouvelle mine d’or Greenstone à Geraldton. Ils pourront acquérir les compétences nécessaires pour devenir des ouvriers de la construction, des conductrices d’équipement lourd, des conducteurs de camion, des grutières, des ...

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Ontario Adding Mental Health Beds for Northern York Region and Southern Simcoe County (6.5 Million Investment)

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As part of its comprehensive plan to build a connected mental health and addictions system centred around the needs of patients, the Ontario government is investing over $6.5 million to support the expansion of Southlake Regional Health Centre’s Adult Inpatient Mental Health Unit. The expansion will add 12 new mental health beds and support spaces, increasing the total inpatient mental ...

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NDP calls on Liberals to reverse $800 cut to the CRB

The NDP have renewed its call on Justin Trudeau’s Liberals to reverse their decision to cut the CRB for people who need it to survive during this pandemic. While pandemic lockdowns are still in place in several provinces, many Canadians still don’t have jobs to return to. The Liberals are trying to force through the Budget Implementation Act (BIA, Bill ...

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Le NPD demande aux libéraux de renoncer à la réduction de 800 $ de la PCRE

Les néo-démocrates ont de nouveau demandé aux libéraux de Justin Trudeau de revenir sur leur décision de réduire de 800 $ par mois la PCRE pour les personnes qui en dépendent pour surmonter la pandémie. Alors que des mesures de confinement liées à la pandémie sont toujours en place dans plusieurs provinces, beaucoup de gens sont toujours sans emploi. Les ...

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L’Ontario attribue un contrat pour l’amélioration de la route 17B

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Caroline Mulroney, ministre des Transports, et le chef Andy Rickard, de la Première Nation de Garden River, ont annoncé qu’un contrat avait été accordé à KSMM 2020 pour des travaux sur la route 17B dans le cadre du Programme d’approvisionnement auprès des entreprises autochtones de la province. KSMM 2020 est un partenariat entre la Première Nation de Garden River, la ...

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Ontario Awards Contract for Highway 17B Improvements

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Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, and Chief Andy Rickard, Garden River First Nation, announced that a contract has been awarded to KSMM 2020 for work on Highway 17B through the province’s Aboriginal Procurement Program. KSMM 2020 is a partnership between Garden River First Nation, Shwe Miikaan Corporation and Miller Paving Limited. This work builds on the Ontario government’s efforts to ...

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Manitoulin OPP – Early Morning Collision Claims Life

On June 13, 2021, at approximately 1:50 a.m., members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the Sudbury-Manitoulin Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Assiginack Fire Department responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 6 in Assiginack Township.   A pick-up truck travelling southbound left the roadway which resulted in a ...

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Pandemic Overwhelming Communities in the North

Kashechewan, Ontario. A humanitarian crisis is quickly overwhelming the remote community of Kashechewan, a First Nation on the coast of James Bay in Northern Ontario. COVID-19 is sweeping through the community of 1800 members. Community leaders and workers who are not in isolation are quickly becoming exhausted and burnt out. Chief Leo Friday and his Councillors are working 13 hour ...

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East Algoma OPP – Stolen Pontoon Boat Found (motor missing)

On May 17, 2021, members from the East Algoma Detachment from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a theft of a pontoon boat from a local boat dealership property on Highway 17 in the Town of Desbarats.   On June 9, 2021, at approximately 8:48 a.m., Sault Ste Marie OPP responded to an abandoned pontoon boat on Highway 556 ...

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