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Celebrating 25 years of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR). This law, unique in Canada, gives Ontarians the right to participate in environmentally significant decisions of the provincial government. Its tools provide the public with easier access to information about new laws and other proposals that affect the environment. It allows Ontarians to know about and contribute to ...

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SSM Tri-party Agreement Addresses Labour Shortage (Personal Support Worker)

Sault College, the F.J. Davey Home and the Sault Community Career Centre have entered a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on increasing the number of Personal Support Workers (PSW) in the Sault through local and international student recruitment and education. Each partner has a role to play in supporting the recruitment, education, employment and settlement needs of incoming PSW students. ...

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Statement by Minister Sylvia Jones Honouring Police Heroes of the Danforth Shooting

Sylvia Jones, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, issued the following statement today: “While most of Toronto froze with terror upon news a gunman had opened fire on the Danforth on July 22, 2018, the brave men and women of the Toronto Police Service (TPS) raced towards danger to protect their fellow citizens.  “Although these heroes have had the ...

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Free Fishing on Family Day Weekend

Ontario’s Government for the People invites families to participate in free fishing on the Family Day weekend. From February 16 to 18, Canadian residents of all ages can enjoy fishing in Ontario without having to purchase a licence. “We want to encourage families to enjoy the outdoors by providing a fun and affordable way to connect with each other and ...

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Combined Police Services rescue 43 from Human Trafficking

  Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Barrie Police Service, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and community-based agencies have released more details of a labour human trafficking investigation with connections to central and eastern Ontario. Since 2018, police began investigating information that suggested Mexican-born workers were being trafficked and/or defrauded by a cleaning company based in Barrie. They had been brought to ...

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Temiskaming OPP – Tractor Trailer Collision closes Highway 11

On February 8, 2019 shortly after 11:00 p.m., members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Nipissing District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Marten River Fire Department, responded to a call for a collision on Highway 11, just north of Tonomo Lake in Temagami, Ontario. Further investigation revealed that one tractor trailer had been travelling ...

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MTO Updating Regulations to Bring New Studded Tires to Northern Ontario

The Ontario government is providing drivers in the province with more options by allowing newer models of studded tires to be sold in Northern Ontario. Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation Kinga Surma and Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli, were at Kal Tire in North Bay today to announce that Ontario is changing a regulation that prevented some new models ...

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Marathon OPP Investigate Collision – Cleanup may cause delays

On Saturday, February 9, 2019 at approximately 06:00pm, members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision (MVC), involving a tractor trailer unit (TTU) on Highway 17, approximately 40km west of Marathon near the Prairie River Bridge. A westbound TTU caught the north shoulder of the road on a curve. The ...

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Statement from Andrea Horwath on the passing of Paul Dewar

Andrea Horwath, Leader of the Official Opposition and Ontario NDP, issued the following statement on the passing of Paul Dewar, former NDP MP for Ottawa Centre: “In this difficult time, our deepest condolences go out to Paul Dewar’s wife Julia, his children Jordan and Nathaniel, and the many people who considered Paul a friend, a mentor and an inspiration. Paul ...

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Higher minimum wage meant more full-time jobs: Ontario NDP Jobs critic

Catherine Fife, Ontario NDP Employment and Jobs critic, released the following statement in response to labour market commentary from the Financial Accountability Office of Ontario (FAO):   “The FAO’s labour market commentary shows that increasing Ontario’s minimum wage to $14 an hour meant higher wages and more full-time jobs. Women in particular benefited from last year’s wage increase as women’s ...

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OPP Hold Annual Operation All Dressed Up

Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service (SSMPS) are pleased to announce the sixth year of Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma District OPERATION ALL DRESSED UP 2019 assisting Grade 8 and Grade 12 girls prepare for upcoming graduation ceremonies.   With the support of community partners and the community itself, this initiative will foster ...

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Chapleau’s OEB Community Meeting is now Webinar

Due to adverse weather, the OEB Community meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 5th in Chapleau regarding Chapleau Hydro’s rate application will instead be held via webinar. Dial-in and webinar meeting access information follow below. Chapleau’s management team will be available in person during the webinar at either the original location (Legion, 33 Young Street) or Council Chambers, 20 Pine Street.  ...

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Ontario Energy Board wants to hear from Chapleau Public Utilities Corporation (Chapleau Hydro) customers

Chapleau Public Utilities Corporation (Chapleau Hydro) has applied to the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) to change its electricity distribution rates.   According to Chapleau Hydro, if its application were to be approved as filed, the typical residential customer using 750 kWh of electricity per month would see an increase of approximately $1.96 per month and commercial customers in the general ...

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Ford health care system privatizes some services, throws open the door to more

New documents obtained by the NDP show that Ford’s scheme for health care is a done deal, cooked up behind closed doors and already signed off. The plan sends critical health care services to the private sector, and opens the door to unprecedented involvement of for-profit, private corporations in health care.   On Jan. 31, the NDP released secret government ...

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