Northern Ontario

Coast Guard begins icebreaking operations in the western Great Lakes

Dec 17, 2017 @ 14:33 U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie has commenced Operation Taconite in response to expanded ice growth in the commercial ports of western Lake Superior and the lower St. Marys River. Before ice impedes commercial navigation, icebreakers were assigned to each region. The, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alder was assigned to manage the ice breaking ...

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Marathon Male Arrested with Multiple Firearm Offences

Dec 14, 2017 @ 08:13 On the evening of Tuesday, December 12, 2017, officers of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received information regarding a male that may be possibly carrying a loaded firearm in the Marathon area. After further investigation and patrol of the area, the male was located and arrested under the interest of public safety as well ...

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Fatal Collision Closes Hwy 17 east of McKerrow

Dec 11, 2017 @ 10:22 On Monday, December 11, 2017, at approximately 4:40 am, the Manitoulin and Espanola Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the Sudbury-Manitoulin District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Baldwin Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 17 east of Mckerrow in Baldwin Township. Preliminary information is that an ...

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Blind River, Elliot Lake et le secteur environnant ne font plus partie du processus de sélection pour le projet de dépôt de combustible irradié

Dec 6, 2017 @ 19:23 La Société de gestion des déchets nucléaires (SGDN) concentrera ses efforts sur un nombre plus restreint de secteurs pour la sélection d’un site pour un dépôt géologique en profondeur de combustible nucléaire irradié. Le secteur autour de Blind River et d’Elliot Lake, en Ontario, ne sera plus considéré comme un hôte potentiel pour le projet. ...

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Kenora OPP Close Highways due to deteriorating road conditions – UPDATED

Dec 5, 2017 @ 09:06 At 9 a.m. OPP reopened Highway 17. Dec 4, 2017 @ 18:04 Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police have closed Highway 17 from the Manitoba Border to Vermilion Bay and Highway 71 between Kenora and Fort Frances due to deteriorating road conditions. Travel is not recommended on other highways in the area. ...

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Liberals and PCs offer no hope for Thunder Bay Hospital overcrowding crisis

Dec 4, 2017 @ 18:44 Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath was in Thunder Bay Monday to commit to tackling the hospital overcrowding and hallway medicine crisis that’s wreaking havoc on patient care in Thunder Bay.   NDP candidates John Rafferty (Thunder Bay-Atikokan) and Lise Vaugeois (Thunder Bay-Superior North) joined Horwath in front of the Thunder Bay Hospital. From April 1 ...

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Hwy 101 OPEN (between Matheson and Timmins)

Dec 4, 2017 @ 11:20 The highway has been reopened. Dec 4, 2017 @ 18:47 South Porcupine Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police that Highway 101 between Matheson and Timmins has been closed for public safety due to deteriorating weather conditions.

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EC Fog Advisory – Manitouwadge & Hornepayne (Ended)

Dec 3, 2017 @ 10:16 At 9:55 a.m. the fog advisory was lifted. Dec 2, 2017 @ 13:47 12:13 p.m. – Fog advisory in effect for: Geraldton – Longlac – Caramat Manitouwadge – Hornepayne Near zero visibility in fog is expected or occurring. Local dense fog has been reported. Dense fog is expected to be lifted this afternoon. Travel is ...

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Le député provincial du NPD, M. Gilles Bisson, annonce un projet de loi visant à protéger les familles ontariennes contre des prix d’essence excessifs

Vendredi, M. Gilles Bisson, député provincial néo-démocrate de Timmins-Baie James, a annoncé son intention de déposer un projet de loi d’initiative parlementaire pour protéger les consommateurs contre les prix abusifs en réglementant le prix de détail et la marge bénéficiaire des produits pétroliers en Ontario. « Les sociétés pétrolières et les raffineries abusent depuis trop longtemps des familles ontariennes », a ...

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We need someone who won’t turn their back

Nov 27, 2017 @ 14:58 Recently a constituent who regularly reads this column called my constituency office to offer an opinion on why the Liberals are working so hard and spending so much on media advertising to get Kathleen Wynne’s face in the public eye lately.  She said that it’s probably because they are afraid no one recognizes her face.  ...

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The Liberals Giveth and Taketh Away

Nov 24, 2017 @ 08:06 Ms. Wynne and her Liberals are happy to announce that they have finally passed their promised minimum wage increase which will begin next year. This legislation will require employers to pay their employees 14 dollars in 2018 and 15 dollars in 2019. This increase as well as the speed of its implementation will have an ...

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