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Rural and Northern families hit hardest by unfair GreenON deadlines

Nickle Belt MPP France Gélinas says the cancellation of the GreenON rebate program – paid for with cap and trade revenues – is disproportionately impacting rural and Northern Ontarians, who often face both higher energy costs and more difficulty finding contractors able to meet the new deadlines.   “In Sudbury, contractors are racing flat-out to complete as many contracts as ...

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Fedeli’s Statement on Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018

Today, the Honourable Vic Fedeli, Finance Minister, made the following statement on the passage of the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018: “As a result of federal legislation, recreational cannabis became legal in the province of Ontario and across Canada today. With the passage of the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018, the Ontario government will: Protect Ontario’s youth by ...

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VIA Rail’s once-proud Canadian: Death by a thousand CN blows? 

Despite twice lengthening its already-excessive trip length and agreeing to cut out one of its three weekly transcontinental runs next summer, VIA Rail Canada’s Canadian is routinely running hours late all across Canada due to the slipshod performance by Canadian National (CN).  “CN’s inconsiderate handling and lack of passenger priority is destroying the Canadian public’s flagship passenger train,” says Éric ...

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Temiskaming OPP Investigate Plane Crash

Members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with the Coleman Fire Department and the Temiskaming District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a float plane crash on October 13, 2018 shortly after 10:30 a.m. The incident occurred in the north end of Gillies Lake (also known as Mud Lake), in Coleman Township, Ontario. The 70-year-old ...

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Duck Hunters Capsize Canoe – One Death

On October 13, 2018 at approximately 12:20 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Sudbury/Noelville/Warren Detachment members as well as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a marine incident on the Nepewassi River south of Hagar, in the Municipality of Markstay-Warren, Ontario. The investigation revealed that two men had been hunting duck when their canoe capsized. One male, Marc-Andre BOUFFARD, 23 years ...

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88 new long-term care beds in the Sault have been approved

Member of Provincial Parliament, Ross Romano, has reached out to the Ontario Finnish Resthome Association (OFRA) and Extendicare (Canada) Inc. in Sault Ste. Marie to inform them of the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care’s decision to provide funding for the creation of 88 new long-term care beds between their two facilities. “Our community has an aging population and we ...

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Grand Council Treaty #3 stands up for Indigenous youths in health curriculum litigation

Grand Council Treaty #3 instructed lawyers on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 to file a motion with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Divisional Court) seeking intervenor status in the litigation concerning the Ontario government’s rollback of the province’s Health and Physical Education curriculum – more conventionally known as ‘sex-ed’. “Last week at our Fall Assembly, the Treaty #3 Chiefs gave ...

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World Mental Health Day

Today, Premier Doug Ford and Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, issued the following statement on World Mental Health Day: “Mental illness is a serious issue in our province, across Canada and around the world. It’s time to take the mental health of our young people, adults and families as seriously as our physical health. ...

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Doug Ford – Happy Thanksgiving

Today the Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, issued the following statement on Thanksgiving: “Thanksgiving is an opportunity to spend time with family and friends. It’s a time to be thankful for the good things in our lives. This year, I am thankful for the work of Ontario’s first responders, who are there to protect us when we’re in harm’s ...

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Prime Minister welcomes start of full construction on the new Gordie Howe International Bridge

The Government of Canada continues to support large, transformative infrastructure projects across the country. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the start of full construction on the new Gordie Howe International Bridge, which will create thousands of new jobs during construction, and many permanent jobs once the bridge is operational.   The Windsor-Detroit trade corridor is the busiest commercial ...

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German Heritage Month and the Nine-Day Oktoberfest

In 2016, the House of Commons officially designated October as German Heritage Month, and the nine-day period starting the Friday before Thanksgiving as Oktoberfest. Canada is proud to be home to more than three million Canadians of German descent, one of the largest cultural communities in the country. From the arts to science, from sports to business, Canadians of German ...

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Province Aiding in Recovery Efforts after Devastating Storm and Tornadoes

As recovery efforts continue in the Ottawa region, the Province is using every program and tool available to assist those in tornado-affected areas. Premier Doug Ford has announced additional funding of $1.568 million to help in the recovery effort has been sent to the Ottawa region. The funding will be used to support non-governmental organizations involved in removing debris from ...

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Nipigon OPP investigate fatalities in Friday, September 28th Collision

On Friday September 28, 2018, at approximately 5 p.m., members of the Nipigon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment were dispatched to a fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway 11/17 in Dorion Township in the District of Thunder Bay. Investigation revealed that a westbound black pickup truck had crossed the centre line and collided with an eastbound black sports utility vehicle. Superior ...

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Elliot Lake Male charged with Impaired after collision in parking lot

On September 29, 2018 at 6:35 a.m., the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) members responded to a motor vehicle collision at an apartment building parking lot on Mississauga Avenue in the City of Elliot Lake, Ontario. The complainant reported seeing a male driver hit a parked truck in the parking lot. When police arrived on scene, the male driver ...

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