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ONTC & Teamsters Canada Rail Reach Tentative Agreement

Ontario Northland and Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Maintenance of Way Employees Division (TCRC MWED) are pleased to announce a tentative labour agreement has been reached. Teamsters Canada Rail Conference MWED represents over 125 employees maintaining 700 miles of track in the areas of northern Ontario and northwestern Quebec from Moosonee, Hearst, Timmins, Cochrane, Englehart to Rouyn-Noranda, North Bay and many ...

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2020 Big Wish Lottery Winners!

The 2020 Big Wish Lottery (License No. 11332) winners were drawn Jan. 11, 2020 at 5 p.m. in the Station Mall Centre Court. $100,000 cash winner: Ticket #03839 – Kyle Brazao $2,000 cash winners: Ticket #04094 – F. Bock Ticket #02197 – Kathren Maahs Ticket #00090 – Anthony Valade Ticket #08564 – Carol Macintosh Ticket #09810 – Shain & Franca ...

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Solicitor General Issues Statement about Emergency Alert from Pickering Nuclear Generating Station

The following statement was issued by the Honourable Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General: “Earlier today, an emergency alert was issued by the Province of Ontario stating there was a situation at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station. The alert was issued in error to the public during a routine training exercise being conducted by the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre (PEOC). There was ...

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Minister of Education statement on EQAO Grade 9 Math Assessment

Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement regarding the upcoming province-wide EQAO Grade 9 math assessment: “The EQAO Grade 9 math test provides valuable information to students, families, and the province about how students are performing in critical math skills and concepts. It also supports improved teaching and learning. It should not be in jeopardy for our students. ...

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Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 75th Anniversary of V-E Day on 2020 Proof Silver Dollar

Seventy-five years after Canadian soldiers and their allies liberated Western Europe in the closing months of the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Mint is dedicating its annual Proof Silver Dollar to their memory. This exceptional collectible features the artwork of accomplished coin designer Pandora Young, who has vividly illustrated the outpouring of emotion of civilians cheering the victorious troops. In ...

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Statement from Andrea Horwath on mourning plane crash victims

Today is a devastating day for those receiving news that a loved one was among the passengers killed on Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752. Our hearts are with all those now grieving. We know now that there were Ontarians among the 63 Canadian victims. I know the people of this province will come together to offer comfort and support to ...

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Statement by the Prime Minister on the fatal plane crash in Iran

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the fatal plane crash in Iran: “This morning, I join Canadians across the country who are shocked and saddened to see reports that a plane crash outside of Tehran, Iran, has claimed the lives of 176 people, including 63 Canadians. “On behalf of the Government of Canada, Sophie and ...

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Statement from Premier Doug Ford on the Fatal Plane Crash in Iran

Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement on the fatal plane crash in Iran: “Today, we mourn the 63 Canadians and all of the other passengers and crew of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 who lost their lives suddenly and tragically while flying from Tehran to Kiev. My heart breaks for the families and loved ones of those who died. ...

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Del Duca Releases ‘Ontario North’ Action Plan

Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidate Steven Del Duca was joined in Thunder Bay by sitting MPP Michael Gravelle and released the details of his ‘Ontario North’ action plan. The plan calls for expanding the Trans-Canada highway to four lanes across its entire length, providing Northern Ontarians with access to a health practitioner within 48 hours, reversing Ford cuts to the North ...

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East Algoma OPP Investigate Fatal Collision – UPDATE

Jan 7, 2020 at 12:56 – On Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 11:45 p.m., members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Algoma Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Sables-Spanish River Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 east of the Town of Spanish.   The investigation has since revealed that a westbound tractor trailer collided with ...

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Algoma Power Outage North of the Soo & Warming Centre’s – UPDATE

  Jan 7, 2020 at 08:01 Algoma Power is continuing restoration efforts to over 1000 residential, seasonal, and small business customers north of Sault Ste. Marie, No ETR at this time. Thank you for your patience. Wawa-news has inquired if there is another outage. Jan 7, 2020 at 07:30 Algoma Power finished restoring power to all residential, seasonal, and small ...

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Horwath responds to Ford’s ongoing refusal to cancel education cuts

Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement in response to news that teachers and education workers at many public schools will hold another one-day strike at select boards on Wednesday Jan. 8: “It’s shameful that Doug Ford is digging in his heels on his plan to fire thousands of teachers, cram more kids into classrooms, and force mandatory ...

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Conservative Statement – Qasem Soleimani

The Hon. Erin O’Toole, Conservative Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, and James Bezan, Shadow Minister for National Defence, released the following statement regarding the airstrike carried out by the United States against terrorist Qasem Soleimani: “Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has long been a tool of repression and violence in Iran and across the world, which is why the Conservative Party brought a successful ...

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Sudbury OPP Identify Deceased in New Year’s Day Collision

On January 1, 2020 at approximately 8:50 a.m., members from the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Sudbury Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Greater Sudbury Fire Services responded to a single motor vehicle collision in the westbound lanes of Highway 17, near the Highway 144 interchange, City of Greater Sudbury, Ontario. Preliminary investigation revealed ...

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