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Thunderstorm strands vessel on Ella Lake

Sep 23, 2017 @ 08:09 Members of the Manitoulin/Espanola OPP Marine Unit were called to assist in locating a vessel in distress last evening shortly after 8:00 PM. A male and female were on Ella Lake near Nairn Centre, ON.  A severe thunderstorm passed through the area while the couple were on their way across the lake just before dark. ...

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East Algoma OPP searching for Laurence Folz

Sep 23, 2017 @ 08:03 Members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment, the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the OPP Canine Unit are conducting an extensive ground search for a missing elderly male. Investigation reveals Laurence FOLZ (71) of Blind River, Ontario, had made arrangements for a ride to a property on Willis Road, in the ...

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CAPT says Northern Ontario Multimodal Transportation Strategy ‘Lacks Vision’

Sep 21, 2017 @ 13:12 Howie Wilcox, Chair of the Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (CAPT) submitted CAPT’s response to the 25-year provincial transportation strategy.  In it he states that the draft Northern Ontario Multimodal Transportation Strategy (NOMTS) “is completely lacking in vision, is not multi-modal, …and does not respond to the input from its community consultations.” Summary of CAPT’s ...

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Garden River FN – Election Results

Garden River First Nation held its election Tuesday, and incumbent Chief Paul Syrette was re-elected. He defeated Brandi Marie Nolan, 392 votes to 341. Elected as councillors were: Karen Bell – 404 votes Chris Solomon Sr. – 334 votes Caroline Barry – 315 votes Andy Rickard – 312 Darwin Belleau – 305 votes Leslie Zack-Caraballo – 294 votes Susan (Sue) ...

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Createch Group receives support to expand in Sault Ste. Marie

Sep 21, 2017 @ 08:02 Software solutions company, The Createch Group, has set its sights on establishing an international information and communications technology support and training centre in Sault Ste. Marie, thanks in part to a Government of Canada repayable contribution of $482,000. The funding was announced Tuesday by Terry Sheehan, member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of ...

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Statement on Ontario’s Opioid Strategy

Sep 19, 2017 @ 11:06 The following statement was issued today by Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care: “The opioid crisis in Ontario is a tragic and growing issue, one we are continuing to work diligently to combat. As part of our government’s commitment to openness, transparency and evidence-based decision-making, we are continuing to make relevant data widely ...

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Ontario Government Takes Measures to Make Drug-Impaired driving laws tougher

Sep 19, 2017 @ 08:13 To help keep roads safe, Ontario plans to introduce new measures to make drug-impaired driving laws even tougher. In Toronto today, Premier Kathleen Wynne and Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, announced that there are plans to introduce legislation that would increase the consequences and costs for those who drive under the influence of drugs, including cannabis. ...

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Sault College Experiences an Increase in Enrolment

Sep 19, 2017 @ 08:12 Excitement has filled the air at Sault College as we welcomed more than 2,350 new and returning post-secondary students for the fall semester! With an overall growth in enrolment of just over three percent from last year, Sault College is home to students from our community, our province and across the globe! Combining our post-secondary ...

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Hunting Begins – Remember Hunter Safety!

Sep 15, 2017 @ 12:55 The Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind hunters that safety need to be the first priority when heading out into the outdoors this fall. There are a number of things hunters can do to keep themselves and those around them safe.  Some safety rules hunters are asked ...

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The Future of Species at Risk Policy is a Question of Credibility

A coalition of municipal leaders, chambers of commerce, unions, and the forest sector are raising alarm bells that draft provincial species at risk policy will jeopardize jobs in northern and rural Ontario. The Ontario Forestry Coalition had repeatedly requested that the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) consult with municipalities, Indigenous communities, and industry leaders to address the impact ...

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Provincial Government Proposing to Create New Ridings in Northern Ontario

Ontario is taking steps to create additional ridings in Northern Ontario to improve representation and ensure that people across the North have a stronger voice in the provincial legislature. Yesterday, September 12, 2017, the government introduced legislation that would, if passed, create the ridings of Kiiwetinoong, Mushkegowuk, Timmins, and Kenora-Rainy River. If passed, these reforms would result in a total ...

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By turning her back on pensions, Wynne let Sears workers down

With Sears Canada in court today applying to scrap its pension, Ontario’s New Democrats are calling on the Wynne Liberals to finally take action protect Ontario workers and pensioners during bankruptcy proceedings.   “The Sears pensioners are getting the rug pulled out from under them and Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government is looking the other way,” said Ontario NDP Leader Andrea ...

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Ontario Providing $150,000 to Help Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Premier Kathleen Wynne released the following statement today to announce Ontario’s support for relief efforts for people affected by Hurricane Irma: “On behalf of the people of Ontario, I extend our heartfelt compassion to all of the people who are suffering in the destructive aftermath of Hurricane Irma. With great concern, we continue to watch the disastrous effects of this ...

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SE OPP Hornepayne Charge Hornepayne Male with Posession of Marihuana

On Saturday, September 9, 2017, at approximately 11:30 am members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Hornepayne Detachment had occasion to investigate and interview a local Hornepayne male. During the investigation police located a quantity of marihuana. As a result Justin DUBE-STINSON aged 22 of Hornepayne, Ontario was arrested and charged with the following offence: Adult Possession of ...

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Marathon Woman killed in Collison

On September 7, 2017 at approximately 5:50 p.m. members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision (MVC) at the junction of Peninsula Road (Highway 626) and Highway 17, Marathon Township. A tractor trailer (TT) was traveling eastbound on Highway 17 passing two other TT’s that were also eastbound in the turning lane to turn ...

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