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Blind River OPP Detachment Closed Temporarily

Jan 23, 2018 @ 19:23 The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Blind River Detachment is closed to the public for administrative business due to a facilities issue. This includes services such as requesting copies of reports or criminal records checks. Front-line policing operations are not impacted by this closure.  Members of the public can still contact the OPP for ...

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Wynne Liberals making it more difficult for Ontario families in 2018: Horwath

Jan 23, 2018 @ 19:14 NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said the latest commentary by Ontario’s Financial Accountability Office, released Tuesday, shows how life is getting harder for Ontario families. Horwath released the following statement:   “Today’s report by the FAO highlights what too many Ontarians already know — families are being squeezed. Under the Wynne Liberals, Ontario household debt is ...

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OPP – No Ice is ‘Safe Ice”

Jan 23, 2018 @ 15:54 Snowmobile Safety Week runs January 20-28, 2018. The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding snowmobilers to ride safely for an enjoyable winter season. Snowmobiling is one of the joys of a Canadian winter. But, not taking the necessary precautions can quickly result in tragedy.   No ice is “safe ice“. Underlying water currents or air pockets ...

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Change is Happening – Andrea Horwath

Jan 21, 2018 @ 14:47 Andrea Horwath, leader of the Ontario NDP made this statement Saturday morning in Sudbury.   “This morning, millions of people around the globe marched for women’s rights, and I was proud to do the same, marching alongside Ontario women in Sudbury. I marched because there are women who still make about 70 cents on the ...

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Reunification wait-list should be part of broad inquiry into long-term care

Jan 19, 2018 @ 13:03 Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says that the long wait-list for couples waiting to be reunited in Ontario’s long-term care system should be part of a broad public inquiry into the problems in Ontario’s long-term care system – a public inquiry Horwath has vowed to launch.   On Friday, Horwath sat down with Sudbury resident ...

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Caught in the Act by East Algoma OPP

Jan 19, 2018 @ 13:01 On January 18, 2018, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Sault Ste Marie OPP Canine Unit responded to a Break and Enter in progress at a construction business near the junction of Highway 548 and Highway 17 in Tarbutt-Tarbutt Additional Township.   Shortly after 6:00 a.m., a male and female ...

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Wettlaufer inquiry restricted, families with loved ones in care silenced

Jan 18, 2018 @ 17:35 Families and care workers that wanted to testify at the Wettlaufer inquiry about problems in long-term care homes have been denied the opportunity to speak. The inquiry’s mandate from Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals doesn’t include listening to those people – and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said that shows why a second phase, broad, find-and-fix public inquiry ...

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Statement from Premier Wynne and Minister Del Duca on Amazon’s HQ2 Shortlist

Jan 18, 2018 @ 13:36 Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Economic Development and Growth Steven Del Duca today released the following statement recognizing Ontario’s position on the shortlist of locations for Amazon’s second headquarters (HQ2): “The Government of Ontario welcomes the news that Amazon has placed the Toronto Region on its shortlist as a potential site for HQ2, with ...

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Travel Delays on Hwy 11 (Powassan) for Cleanup

Jan 18, 2018 @ 10:01 The Powassan OPP are letting Highway 11 travelers that there will be delays today while the clean-up of yesterdays crash continues. 1 north bound and 1 south bound lane remain closed for clean-up. Crash site is at Hwy11 & Proudfoot Rd. south of Powassan.   Yesterday morning, this tractor-trailer collided with the median and rolled over. ...

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Hiawatha Snowfest

Jan 18, 2018 @ 08:52 Hiawatha Snowfest is being hosted by the Soo Finnish Nordic Ski Club in collaboration with the Sault Cycling Club.  This event-filled weekend, January 20-21, 2018, welcomes public participation in lots of entertaining and snow-filled activities at Hiawatha Highlands, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.   Hiawatha Snowfest participants can get involved in both competitive and fun ...

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Celebrating 10 Years of Yoga with Wellness Conference

Sault Hot Yoga is proud to present a wellness and healthy living conference on February 2-4 to celebrate their 10th anniversary. They are giving away one spot to the New North Alignment Yoga Conference being held at the Quattro Hotel to someone interested in expanding their yoga practice or is new to harnessing the benefits of yoga and mindfulness. “Originally ...

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PC – Shuffling chairs on a sinking ship

Jan 17, 2018 @ 22:38 Today, Premier Wynne’s Liberal government suffers blows with the loss of key veterans in Cabinet, as she announces replacements to try and keep the ship afloat. “Premier Wynne’s cabinet remains bloated despite the fact that her key ministers don’t want to run again,” said Ontario PC Deputy Leader Steve Clark. “Wynne has made this cabinet ...

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NDP – Liberals play musical chairs to save seats

Jan 17, 2018 @ 22:33 Statement by Ontario NDP House Leader Gilles Bisson “Once again Kathleen Wynne is letting Ontarians down by focusing on herself and her Liberal party. Today’s game of musical chairs gives people no hope that Wynne is focused on fixing the things that matter most to Ontario families – things like the hospital overcrowding across the ...

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Premier Wynne Makes Cabinet Minister Changes

Jan 17, 2018 @ 22:19 Premier Kathleen Wynne today announced changes to her cabinet that place eight women, including three new ministers, in key roles across government. In this time of economic change, Ontario is moving forward on a plan to create more fairness and opportunity for everyone. This updated cabinet draws on the strength of the government team to ...

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Jobs, public services in jeopardy as Carillion collapses

Jan 16, 2018 @ 15:48 The NDP says the collapse of Carillion, used by the Liberal government and previous Conservative governments to privatize hospital and highway construction maintenance and operations, shows that Ontario’s essential public services should be put back into public hands. Carillion, a U.K.-based corporation that owns Carillion Canada, has been put into liquidation. “Conservative and Liberal governments ...

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