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Conservatives vote down Lower Automobile Insurance Rates Act on Second Reading

Tom Rakocevic, MPP for Humber River-Black Creek, slammed the Ford Conservatives for voting yesterday to let auto insurance companies keep gouging Ontario drivers. The Conservatives voted down Rakocevic’s private member’s bill, Lower Automobile Insurance Rates Act, on second reading. The bill proposed to bring Ontario drivers relief from sky-high auto insurance rates by capping excessive profit margins of auto insurance ...

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Algoma Steel Could Play Role in $28.5 billion GTA Subway Infrastructure

During Question Period on Wednesday, April 17, it was revealed that Sault Ste. Marie’s Algoma Steel Inc. will likely be playing a very substantial role in the Government’s recently announced $28.5 billion transit plan into subway infrastructure in the GTHA. An infrastructure investment of this nature will require a large quantity of quality steel, as well as many other materials ...

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Design phase underway for new water treatment plant in Batchewana First Nation

The Government of Canada and First Nations are working in partnership to improve water infrastructure and support access to safe, clean and reliable drinking water in First Nations communities. Today, Chief Sayers of Batchewana First Nation and Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, announced that the ...

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Waterwalker Film Festival in Soo tonight

If you happen to be in the Soo today and overnight, you might be interested in the Waterwalker Film Festival. Sault College Adventure Recreation and Parks students and the Algoma Highlands Conservancy are presenting the Waterwalker Film Festival in Essar Hall, Sault College room M1030 tonight Friday, April 12, 2018 at 7:15 p.m. Organizers day “Paddle Canada’s Waterwalker Film Festival ...

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FutureSSM Coordinates approach to Skilled-Labour Demands in Soo

FutureSSM is working closely with local employers, educational institutions, training organizations and employment agencies to take on a coordinated approach to address current skilled-labour demands in Sault Ste. Marie.   At 4.7 per cent in February, and as low as 3.3 per cent this past December, Sault Ste. Marie’s unemployment rate is the lowest it has been in 20 years. ...

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Nipigon OPP Charge Schreiber Man charged in Fatal Collision

On September 28, 2018 at approximately 5:00 p.m. officers from the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 11-17 near Dorion. Initial investigation determined that a westbound pickup truck had crossed into the oncoming lane colliding with an eastbound sport utility vehicle. The driver Thomas LONG sixty-nine years old, and passenger Shelley ...

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BlaSter is Re-opening under New Management

BlaSter Restaurant, Bar, and Arcade is holding a grand re-opening in May and is under new management.  The state of the art downtown location has recently reinvested in its playground with the purchase of 53 of the newest and most modern games for kids young and old. In comes the new and out goes the old. All games currently available for your playing ...

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Open for Business to be on new license plates?

NDP Official Opposition MPP Catherine Fife released the following statement on news that Doug Ford is planning to redesign Ontario licence plates to force on his “open for business” campaign slogan onto Ontario vehicles:   “Doug Ford’s ridiculous scheme to turn vehicles into political billboards is a new low in self-serving electioneering. Redesigning our licence plates to be Ford ads ...

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North Bay OPP looking for Witnesses in Pedestrian Collision

At approximately 8:45 p.m., on March 25, 2019, officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North Bay Detachment responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17, east of Highway 17B, in the City of North Bay, Ontario. A 33-year-old female pedestrian from Nipissing First Nation suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital. OPP Traffic Collision ...

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Top 4 Scams

Each year, officers in the North East Region investigate more than 700 calls relating to Fraud. Unfortunately, in many of these cases, people have fallen victim to the scam, losing money in the process. The CAFC estimates that they only receive information about 5% of fraud that occurs in Canada. They identify four of the top scams in 2018 in Canada as: ...

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Fireworks.International Fireworks Photo Contest Winners

Fireworks.International is proud to announce the winners of the Test Shot Photo Contest. They are:   Station Mall – $100 Gift Card – Dan Grisdale Holiday Inn Express Sault Ste Marie – Free Night Stay – Alicia Di Lollo Algoma Auto Electric – Pidges Wash and Wax & $30 Laird Towing – Robert Giroux Alto Electric – $75 to Yes ...

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Ontario to protect The Water

To mark World Water Day, Ontario’s government is working for the people to protect the water quality and ecosystems of the Great Lakes as part of its commitment in the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan. On April 23, Rod Phillips, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, will convene the Great Lakes Guardians’ Council, in memory of Josephine Mandamin, to discuss emerging issues ...

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NDP MPP Sol Mamakwa’s statement on World Water Day

Kiiwetinoong MPP Sol Mamakwa, the NDP’s Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation critic said that today, on World Water Day, the Ford government must act so that Indigenous people can have the same access to safe drinking water as all Ontarians.     “Today is World Water Day.   The United Nations theme this year, is ‘Leaving no one behind.’   When ...

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Budget misses the mark on important issues for the north

The last federal budget before this October’s election short-changed Northern Ontario, and mostly missed the mark, according to the NDP’s Northern Ontario MPs, Carol Hughes and Charlie Angus. “This is a disappointing budget for Canadians who need help right now to make ends meet,” said Hughes. “This budget is disconnected from most people’s reality and the challenges we are facing ...

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Fireworks International – The results are in!

The 12 companies have each made their decisions. The results of the Fireworks.International Test Shot Photo Contest will be announced on Friday, March 22nd. You can view all qualifying submissions in our wrap-up video seen above. Which pictures will win the following prizes? Station Mall – $100 Gift Card Holiday Inn Express Sault Ste Marie – Free Night Stay Algoma ...

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