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Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on April 20, 2021

On this difficult stretch through the COVID-19 crisis, we can gain strength from good news and focussing on the things we’re grateful for. Over the course of National Volunteer Week, I have been reflecting on the many ways Canadians are helping to support their community. In Saskatchewan, the Regina Community Fridge is aimed at supporting neighbours, by providing free, fresh ...

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SAH to receive patient transfers from outside Algoma

SAH has been notified by the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre and the Ontario Critical Care Command Centre to expect critical care patient transfers from across the Province. Our capacity has been expanded to support this work. At this time, SAH has a planned admission for a COVID-19 positive patient from the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). SAH expects to receive 1-2 ...

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Statement from Ontario’s Finance Minister on Canada’s Budget 2021

Peter Bethlenfalvy, Ontario’s Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board, issued the following statement in response to the release of the federal budget: “Over the past year, we have valued the level of partnership between Ontario and the federal government in order to support the people of Ontario during this unprecedented time. From the Safe Restart Agreement to ...

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Singh to Trudeau: Consider the Emergencies Act in Ontario

With the escalating third wave of COVID-19, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said the following in a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau: “I know you share my deep concern at the escalating third wave of COVID-19. Health care workers and others are sounding the alarm bell – warning us that as ICUs fill up, the ability of our health care system ...

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Ford plans to shut down Queen’s Park — Horwath to refuse until Ford replaces police state with public health

Doug Ford’s government has informed the NDP it intends to shut down the legislature by Wednesday. Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath and the NDP MPPs will refuse to cooperate until the government has reversed its dangerous police-state orders in their entirety, and replaced them with public health measures to stop COVID-19. “People are laying in crowded hospital hallways, struggling to ...

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A Statement from OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas

Cornwall. Peterborough. Guelph. Ottawa. Niagara. Peel. Toronto. And now police forces right across the province are refusing to make use of the new powers authorized by the Ontario government yesterday. And with good reason; randomly stopping citizens and ticketing those who don’t comply won’t stop the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures could lead to racialized, homeless and vulnerable communities already disproportionately ...

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Statement by the Prime Minister celebrating the life of The Duke of Edinburgh

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement celebrating the life of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh: “Canadians were deeply saddened to hear last week of the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts continue to be with Her Majesty and the members of the Royal Family as they mourn the loss of a beloved ...

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SSM Police Services – Response to New Provincial COVID-19 Regulations

On Friday, April 16, 2021 the Government of Ontario announced additional restrictions, which includes a two-week extension of the current provincial shutdown, in order to stop the spread of COVID-19 cases. Along with the new restrictions, the Government of Ontario enhanced enforcement authorities for designated law enforcement officers under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). After reviewing the ...

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NDP Leader pushes Trudeau to help fight for Laurentian University

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh continued to call on Justin Trudeau’s Liberals to immediately take action to help Laurentian University, their staff, students and the wider community. The University that has given generations of francophones, Indigenous and working-class youth access to quality education is being ripped apart and it will have devastating impacts in Northern Ontario. “People in Northern Ontario depend ...

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Loss of midwife program a blow to the north: Hughes

Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes says the loss of the midwife program at Laurentian University is a blow to the north that will increase health care costs and send students away from the region. Hughes raised the issue in the House of Commons after Laurentian slashed the midwife program under the auspices of the federal Companies Creditor Arrangement Act (CCAA) earlier ...

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La perte d’un programme de sage-femme un coup dur pour le Nord: Hughes

La députée d’Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, Carol Hughes, affirme que la perte du programme de sages-femmes à l’Université Laurentienne est un coup dur pour le Nord qui augmentera les coûts des soins de santé et éloignera les étudiants de la région. Hughes a soulevé la question à la Chambre des communes après que la Laurentienne ait sabré dans le programme des sages-femmes sous ...

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SE OPP – Investigation continues into theft of jewellery

On Monday April 12, 2021, members of the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a complaint of a theft from a residence located in Goulais Township.   Investigation revealed that sometime on Sunday April 4, 2021, someone removed numerous rings from the residence. The missing rings are described as:   Engagement ring, gold with a ...

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EACOM Timber invests in Elk Lake Sawmill with New Continuous Dry Kiln

EACOM Timber Corporation is pleased to announce an investment of $8.9M to equip its Elk Lake sawmill with a new, state-of-the art continuous dry kiln (CDK). Expected to be fully operational by early fall, the CDK will allow for continuous drying of lumber, reducing production bottlenecks and energy consumption. This will be the second such installation for EACOM, the first ...

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Elliot Lake Man wins $199,109 in December 26th Lottario Draw

Lawrence De Young of Elliot Lake won “Ontario’s jackpot” – $199,109 in the December 26, 2020 LOTTARIO draw. Lawrence says this is not his first win. “I once played with a group of 101 people from work – we each took home $776.” The 78-year-old checked his ticket while at the store when he realized he won big. “I had ...

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Work at home or live at work: The complexities of new working arrangements

As millions of Canadians embark on a second year of working from home in the pandemic, a new Environics Institute survey reveals that the advantages it offers are spread unevenly throughout the workforce. A majority report a mostly positive view of remote work but many grapple with the stress of juggling work and family life or worry that working from home will ...

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