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Marathon Woman charged with Impaired

On February 3, 2019 at approximately 6:00 a.m. officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment received a call regarding a motor vehicle collision on Highway 627 involving a possible impaired driver. Officers attended the area and located a white 2005 Chevy Silverado in the north bound ditch. The female driver and one female passenger were still in the ...

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Statement by Education Minister on Full-Day Kindergarten

Education Minister, the Honourable Lisa Thompson, issued the following statement: “We have been clear from the beginning that we are listening to parents and consulting with our education partners to modernize and improve Ontario’s education system from kindergarten to Grade 12. There has been speculation around the issue of full-day kindergarten. Let me be clear, we are absolutely committed to ...

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Marathon OPP charge Male with Impaired during RIDE Check

On February 3, 2019 at approximately 1:15 a.m. officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment conducted a RIDE on the Pic Mobert Road. A Dodge Caravan entered the RIDE and the male driver was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol. The driver failed on the road side approved screening device and was placed under arrest for ...

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NDP calls for public inquiry into long-term care in Ontario

The NDP’s health care critic, France Gélinas, responded to a CBC Marketplace long-term care home investigation by calling on the Ford government to expand the Wettlafer inquiry to a broader public inquiry into the province’s long-term care system. Gélinas issued the following statement: “Families across Ontario are worried about their loved ones in long-term care homes. Too many seniors in our ...

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Premier Doug Ford on Black History Month

Today, Premier Doug Ford and Michael Tibollo, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, released the following statement to commemorate Black History Month: “Ontario’s Government for the People is proud to join with governments and community organizations across Canada to honour Black History Month, and commemorate the important role of the Black community in shaping Ontario. Throughout our history, members of ...

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“Love and Unity” will fill the air at Sault College’s annual Pow Wow

“Love and Unity” will fill the air on Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10 at Sault College’s annual Pow Wow taking place in the College’s Health and Wellness Centre!   Sault College is proud to continue the tradition of hosting the Pow Wow on campus and, for the fifth year, partner with the Bon Soo Winter Festival! The event, ...

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Ontario Northland Raises $5.5K for Charities Throughout Northeastern Ontario

The festively decorated Ontario Northland Christmas Train did more than spread holiday cheer throughout the north this past year. Through the sale of promotional light-up wands, over $5,500 was raised for charities throughout the north. Thirteen charities and community organizations including One Kids Place, Northeastern Ontario Child and Family Services Christmas Angel campaign and several food banks were selected by ...

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Timmins Man dies in Hwy 11 Collision near Cobalt

At approximately 10:04 a.m., on January 30, 2019, officers from the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a fatal two vehicle collision on Highway 11, near the Town of Cobalt, Ontario.   Investigation has revealed that a sport utility vehicle (SUV) was northbound and a pickup truck was southbound on Highway 11. The vehicles collided and the ...

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Ontario to Invest up to $633 million towards Building CAMH’s two new facilities

Ontario’s Government for the People is delivering on its commitment to make mental health a priority by investing in essential mental health care infrastructure to ensure patients and families in the Greater Toronto Area have access to reliable, quality care when and where they need it. Today, Premier Doug Ford, accompanied by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health ...

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Horwath outlines plan to help rural Ontario thrive

Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath addressed the leaders of the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Tuesday, saying that Doug Ford must stop meddling in Ontario municipalities — and promised a bill to ensure that’s the case. Horwath outlined a way forward to help grow rural and northern Ontario with policies focused on jobs for young people, better infrastructure and ...

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Thunder Bay’s TBSO nominated for JUNO Award for first time

It has just been announced that the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra has been nominated for a JUNO Award in the the “Classical Album of the Year” category. The nomination is for the “Into the Wonder” album released last year. The project began in 2012, and took four years to bring to fruition, with its official release on November 3, 2017. ...

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Statement by Premier Doug Ford on Bell Let’s Talk Day

Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement on Bell Let’s Talk Day: “Mental health challenges can affect anyone, including those we love most. Unfortunately, the stigma around mental illness has forced many Ontarians to suffer in silence. That’s why I applaud Bell Let’s Talk Day for shining a spotlight on this important issue. It’s time to take mental health ...

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