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Illegal Cannabis Dispensary raided on Garden River First Nation

Nov 28, 2019 @ 09:28 – The Anishinabek Police Service conducted a Cannabis Act investigation on an illegal cannabis dispensary operating on the Garden River First Nation. With the assistance of the Batchewana Police Service, on Nov. 27, 2019, a Cannabis Act search warrant was obtained and successfully executed at a residence in the 700 block of Highway 17B on the ...

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APH Names Elizabeth MacMillan – Public Health Champion

  This is the second year that Algoma Public Health is presenting a Public Health Champion award. The award is given to an individual or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to population health in the Algoma district. Their passion is rooted in helping their community live a healthier life, regardless of age, income and socio-economic background The 2019 ...

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Tractor Trailer Collision closes Highway 17 West of Marathon for 6 Hours

On Tuesday November 26 at 2:05pm, members of the Marathon, Manitouwadge, and Schreiber Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision (MVC), on Highway 17, west of Marathon approximately 2 km west of Neys Provincial Park. An eastbound tractor trailer (TT), left the roadway on a corner coming into contact with the eastbound guardrails then ...

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United Way’s Harvest Algoma launches program to focus on food Sovereignty

United Way’s Harvest Algoma has launched the Algoma Agricultural Sector Development Project after receiving funding from the Sector Partnership Planning Grant provided by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. The project was designed to focus on food sovereignty, meaning an increase in local control of food production, processing and distribution. The annual spend to purchase food exceeds $70M ...

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Invasive Species Centre Names New Executive Director

The Invasive Species Centre, a non-profit leader in collaboration, knowledge sharing, and invasive species prevention and management, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Rang as Executive Director, effective November 25, 2019. Sarah Rang has helped create new environmental initiatives, including a $1.5 million annual community grant program; worked with First Nations and government to develop a $85 million ...

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Harvest Algoma is working on a new project that we would like to inform you about!

The Algoma Agricultural Sector Development Project is a product of the current social movement to a more sustainable, nutritious food system that focuses on local food sovereignty. The first part of the project focuses on the desires of consumers and local retailers and the human capital needs of producers and processors (both in the form of training and skilled workers) ...

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SAH Holds Inaugural Raffle has guaranteed jackpot of $50,000!

Sault Area Hospital Foundation is proud to announce the launch of their new electronic and online 50/50 raffle. Sales launched Nov. 7, 2019. This inaugural raffle will include a guaranteed jackpot of at least $50,000. The winner will take home either $50,000 or 50 per cent of gross sales, whichever is larger. Sault Area Hospital Foundation has partnered with Ascend Fundraising Solutions ...

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Mantha tells Ford to stop blocking new doctors from practicing in Blind River

Algoma-Manitoulin NDP MPP Michael Mantha told Doug Ford Thursday that his government must stop blocking two new doctors from practicing in Blind River, after the Conservative government said they will not be able to practice for most of the winter.   “These two doctors are already practicing in Ontario, have their CPSO number and billing number, but they have to ...

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SSM’s Chamber of Commerce wants a Music City Sault Ste. Marie

A local working group including the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce, Future Sault Ste. Marie, the Algoma Conservatory of Music, the SSM Local Immigration Partnership, the Downtown Association, the Water Tower Inn and the Algoma Fall Festival are hoping to put a spotlight on the community’s musical talent, music tourism, venues, hospitality services, production facilities, and encourage more economic ...

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Ghoulish greetings from the Soo Zombie Walk!

The zombies are rising from the dead once again to lurch to the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre on Saturday, October 19th. 2019 marks our 10th year of frightening fun, and the zombies will have plenty to celebrate! The doors of the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre open at 3:00pm, ushering in the horde of undead to enjoy heaps of freakishly fun ...

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Statement on the Huron Central Railway’s Future

Oct 7, 2019 @ 18:42 Today, Genesee & Wyoming Canada Inc. (GWCI), the parent company of Huron Central Railway Inc. (HCRY), issued the following statement on the future of the rail line: “For the last few years, we have worked diligently with elected officials in Toronto and Ottawa and a dedicated team of local leaders to develop a long-term strategy ...

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Lake Superior water levels continue to be above normal

The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority (SSMRCA) is advising that Lake Superior water levels continue to be above normal. There are observations, reports, or expectations of shoreline flooding or erosion at this time, localized flooding of low-lying areas may be possible. Flood forecasting and warning is part of the Conservation Authority’s provincially mandated responsibilities. This statement is sent out ...

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SSM Statement on the Proposed Ferrochrome Production Facility Project

The City of Sault Ste. Marie (City) and Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation (SSMEDC) would like to address some of the concerns and misinformation regarding the proposed ferrochrome production facility project (FPF) by Noront Resources Ltd. The City/SSMEDC are providing the public with this background information as a means of offering clarity. The land and engineering agreements reached by ...

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Sault College Comes Together in Support of Orange Shirt Day

  As part of Orange Shirt Day, Sault College staff and students along with community supporters joined together in the spirit of reconciliation to honour residential school survivors and remember those who did not make it back home to their family.   Taking place in Enji Maawnjiding, the “Where We Gather” Indigenous Centre, guests heard powerful stories from residential school ...

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