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SSM OPP – Emergency Services Report to MSV Collision

On March 21, 2020 at approximately 6:45 p.m. members from the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Sault Ste. Marie Ambulance, Aweres Fire Department and Goulais River Fire Department responded to a report of a motorized snow vehicle collision in Aweres Township, Ontario.   The collision occurred on Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Club (OFSC) D trail ...

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To avoid a Sewage Back-up don’t treat your toilet like a trash can

  There is never a good time for a toilet to back-up in your home, or the sewer line for your apartment building, or your whole street. “But now, at a time when we are being quarantined or self-isolated at home due to COVID-19, nobody wants a situation that would force you out of your home where you are safest”, ...

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FONOM Board Appoints new Executive Director

The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) would like to announce, the appointment of Mac Bain as its New Executive Director. “Mac’s knowledge of the issues facing our region will be an asset to our membership. He will fulfill the duties of the Executive Director on a part time basis under the direction of the Executive. Mac has stepped down ...

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Ontario Government to transfer Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to Ontario Health

Ontario is building healthier and safer communities by taking further steps to end hallway health care and build an integrated, connected health care system. Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, issued a transfer order under the Connecting Care Act, 2019 to transfer the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to Ontario Health, the province’s new health agency. The transfer will take effect ...

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FedNor invest in multi-use mountain bike trails around SSM

  Terry Sheehan, Parliamentary Secretary and Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie announced a FedNor investment of $500,000 to support the Sault Ste. Marie EDC’s efforts to construct up to 75 kilometres of high quality, multi-use mountain bike trails, benefitting not only tourists but also the local economy. This investment is being made through the Canadian Experiences Fund (CEF), ...

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Ontario to Release 2020 Budget on March 25

Today, Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance, announced that the government will release its 2020 Ontario Budget on March 25. The Minister will share the next steps in the government’s plan to ensure every person in Ontario has the opportunity to grow and prosper. This year’s Budget will demonstrate progress on the government’s plan to put the province back on sound ...

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Conservative Party’s Approved Applicants for the 2020 Leadership election

The Conservative Party has confirmed the final list of Approved Applicants for the 2020 Leadership election. Those that have met at least the first requirement of the Leadership race are: Gladu, Marilyn Husny, Rudy Karahalios, Jim Lewis, Leslyn MacKay, Peter (also a Verified Candidate) O’Toole, Erin (also an Authorized Contestant) Peterson, Rick Sloan, Derek Approved Applicants have submitted $25,000 of ...

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Statement from the Minister of Government and Consumer Services on Enhanced Licence Plates

Today, the Government of Ontario and 3M Canada restated their commitment to work in partnership to resolve issues that have been raised about the current Ontario licence plates. A solution is being implemented which includes a replacement plan for impacted licence plate holders. Government and Consumer Services Minister Lisa Thompson explained in a media release, “The Government of Ontario and 3M Canada ...

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Restaurant Canada Show will get a taste of northern Ontario

The Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN), a division of the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre and supported by FedNor, will be leading a delegation of six businesses from across northern Ontario at the Restaurant Canada Show 2020 in Toronto from March 1st-3rd. Boreal Berry Farm & Winery, Fromagerie Kapuskoise, Mountain Maple Products, Penokean Hill Farm, Purvis Fisheries, and Quinta Quinoa will ...

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Ontario Improving Moose Management Approach

John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, announced Ontario is taking action to improve the system for moose harvest management and ensure a sustainable moose population. “We’re taking a smarter approach to moose harvest management to deliver on our commitment to make moose hunting fairer and more accessible while ensuring the sustainability of our moose population,” said Minister Yakabuski. ...

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Inquest Announced in Death of Richard Pigeau at Nickel Rim South Mine

Dr. Emily Groot, Regional Supervising Coroner for North Region, Sudbury Office, has announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Richard Pigeau. Mr. Pigeau, 54, died on October 20, 2015, from injuries sustained while working at the Nickel Rim South Mine in the City of Greater Sudbury. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act. The inquest ...

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Province Working with Utilities to Improve Coordination for Priority Transit Projects

Following the signing of Memoranda of Understanding with select utility companies, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation issued the following statement: “As a key step that supports the objectives of the Building Transit Faster Act, the Province of Ontario and Toronto Hydro, Hydro One and Enbridge, signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) to improve coordination as we move forward in implementing the ...

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Province Kicks Off Ontario Heritage Week

The province is celebrating Ontario Heritage Week, highlighting the important history of local communities and the diverse heritage of Ontario. Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, was at the Ontario Heritage Trust today to kick off the week and highlight the government’s more than $5-million investment in community museums and heritage organizations across the province. “Community ...

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NDP statement in support of the Wet’suwet’en Nation

MPP Sol Mamakwa, the Official Opposition critic for Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, released the following statement in support of the Wet’suwet’en Nation, and supporting actions throughout the nation:   “The recent arrests by the RCMP in Wet’suwet’en Nation signal yet another failure on Canada’s part to recognize and respect the laws and rights of Indigenous Peoples. The criminalization of First ...

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