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Lajoie Bros. Contracting Ltd purchased by N1 Solutions

N1 Solutions Inc. is continuing its expansion of services offered with the acquisition of local petroleum maintenance and spill response company, Lajoie Bros. Contracting Ltd., (Lajoie Bros.).   The company will operate within the NORPRO Environmental division and will add petroleum maintenance & services to the list of environmental services offered by N1 Solutions.   Prior to the acquisition, Lajoie ...

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Carol Hughes commémore des grands de Manitoulin au parliament

La députée d’Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing, Carol Hughes, a commémoré deux grands politiciens de l’île Manitoulin qui sont décédés à quelques semaines d’intervalle et qui ont beaucoup apporté à leur communauté, tout en laissant leur marque au-delà des frontières de l’île. « Plus tôt ce mois-ci, le canton de Billings a perdu un dirigeant municipal légendaire, Austin Hunt. M. Hunt était une force de la nature, de ...

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Hughes memorializes Manitoulin titans in parliament

Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes memorialized two political titans from Manitoulin Island who died within weeks of each other and contributed to their communities while leaving their mark beyond the island’s boundaries. “Earlier this month, the Township of Billings lost legendary municipal leader, Austin Hunt.  From his earliest days as Lester B. Pearson’s driver to a 65-year municipal career that saw ...

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Ontario Increasing Funding for Kinship Service, Adoption and Customary Caregivers

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The Ontario government is taking additional steps to help provide vulnerable children and youth with stable, nurturing homes by investing more than $2.95 million to help support kinship service and customary caregivers, adoptive parents and legal custody guardians. These new funds will assist in better preparing caregivers to welcome children and youth in their homes and provide ongoing help with ...

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Ontario Nurses’ Association, Public Health Sudbury & Districts Head to Conciliation

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA), the union representing 126 registered nurses and two nurse practitioners working tirelessly to care for their community, will enter into conciliation talks on Monday, seeking a respectful collective agreement from Public Health Sudbury & Districts. “These dedicated, highly educated nurses have been working full-out throughout the pandemic and are both exhausted and feeling unappreciated,” says ...

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Thunder Bay OPP investigate sudden death

On November 26, 2021, at 3 a.m., members of the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Superior North EMS responded to a report of a body located near a vehicle on Highway 17 in Fallis Township. Ornge Air ambulance was dispatched to the scene however the victim was pronounced deceased. The body was transported to ...

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Loius Kwissiwa seeks Chief’s Office of Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg

Netmizaagamig Nishnaabeg will go to the polls tomorrow, Saturday, November 27th, 2021. Louis Kwissiwa, a community leader who has sat as a council member in his community for the past 8 years is seeking to become the next chief of his community. Kwissiwa says, “the strength and unity among our people will be what I rely on as the elected ...

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Northern Policy Institute Welcome’s New Board Chair and Directors

Florence MacLean, one of the original Directors of Northern Policy Institute (NPI) and the CAO of the Township of Manitouwadge is taking over as Chair of the Board at NPI. MacLean rejoined the NPI Board in 2019 after having stepped down to accept a position with the federal government. She will be taking over from Pierre Bélanger who is moving ...

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Déclaration du premier ministre à l’occasion de la Journée internationale pour l’élimination de la violence à l’égard des femmes

Le 25 novembre 2021 Ottawa (Ontario) Le premier ministre Justin Trudeau a fait aujourd’hui la déclaration suivante à l’occasion de la Journée internationale pour l’élimination de la violence à l’égard des femmes : « Aujourd’hui, en cette Journée internationale pour l’élimination de la violence à l’égard des femmes, nous nous rassemblons afin de condamner la misogynie et le sexisme sous toutes leurs ...

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Statement by the Prime Minister on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25, 2021 Ottawa, Ontario The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: “Today, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we come together to condemn misogyny and sexism in all of their forms, and remain steadfast in our work to ending gender-based violence ...

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Métis Nation of Ontario responds to 2021 Speech from the Throne

On Tuesday, Canada’s first Indigenous Governor General Mary Simon delivered her first Speech from the Throne.   “The Métis Nation of Ontario is pleased to see a strong, female Indigenous leader in this role and looks forward to working with Governor General Simon, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the federal government Cabinet in the months to come,” said MNO President ...

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Manitoulin OPP – No Injuries in collision With School Bus

On November 24, 2021 at 8:18 a.m. the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Sudbury-Manitoulin Paramedic Services responded to a report of a two vehicle collision involving a school bus on Emery Road in  Gordon Township. The passenger vehicle and the school bus were travelling in opposite directions. As the vehicles navigated a curve, both resulted in ...

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Mobile Live Fire Training Unit Hits the Road for Firefighter Training

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Ontario is launching the first of two new Mobile Live Fire Training Units to help support fire services’ firefighter training needs. The new mobile training units, part of the province’s plan to expand and modernize access to firefighting training, will bring additional high-quality, hands-on training directly to fire services in all regions of the province. “As we work to build ...

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Manitoulin OPP lay charges in January 2021 Shooting Incident

The Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has now laid an additional charge in connection with a January 21, 2021 shooting incident on Albert Street in Espanola, in which one person was injured.   On November 23, 2021 Kerri Lyn DUHAIME, age 40 of Espanola, was charged with Robbery Using Firearm, contrary to section 344(1)(a.1) of the Criminal ...

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SSM Group Health Centre Launches new website & 2021 Red Lock Campaign

The Group Health Centre’s HIV & AIDS Resource Program (HARP) is proud to announce the launch of its 2021 Red Lock Campaign in recognition of HIV Awareness Week during the week of November 24 and World AIDS Day, which is internationally recognized on December 1st! The theme for World AIDS Day this year is End inequalities. End AIDS. End pandemics. ...

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