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Statement by the Solicitor General on the Opening of the OPP’s New Cyber Operations Centre

Solicitor General Sylvia Jones issued the following statement to mark the opening of a state-of-the-art Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) facility dedicated to cyber operations: “Today, alongside OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique, I had the privilege to be part of the opening ceremony for the OPP’s new, state-of-the-art Cyber Operations Centre. With the rapid acceleration of technology and global access through the ...

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SSM Hosts 2019 Northern Presenters Showcase Featuring Indigenous Artists

The 2019 Northern Presenters Showcase (hosted at venues across Sault Ste. Marie) is a chance to bring together community activators from across northern Ontario to network, develop and learn skills on presenting and to see Indigenous performing artists. The artists performing align with the program goal of getting artists into smaller communities. This event will occur on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, ...

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Statement from Education Minister on End to Latest Talks and CUPE Job Action

Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement regarding the end to the latest round of talks and CUPE’s job action: “It is deeply disappointing that CUPE has decided to end talks this weekend, and proceed with a partial withdrawal of services, despite a limited number of outstanding items at the table. The Crown and the employers tabled ...

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Noront Issues Shares to Algoma Steel, Extends Debt Arrangement With RCF

Noront Resources Ltd. has received approval from the TSX Venture Exchange and has issued Algoma Steel Inc. (“Algoma”) 750,000 common shares of the Company and 750,000 warrants to purchase common share pursuant to the term sheet signed between the Company and Algoma as announced on September 20, 2019.  The term sheet gives the Company a 5-year option to enter into ...

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Thunder Bay Art Gallery – it’s all about Beading

The Thunder Bay Art Gallery is featuring two exhibitions from September 27th to November 10th featuring Indigenous beadwork. An reception was held at the opening on September 27th. The first exhibition is “Beads, they’re sewn so tight” an exhibit that features the work of four contemporary artists who innovate in the field of beading and quillwork. Over 40 beaded works ...

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FAO report confirms Ford cuts mean 10,000 fewer teachers in classrooms

Ontario NDP Education Critic Marit Stiles issued the following statement in response to the Financial Accountability Officer’s report, Expenditure Estimates 2019-20: Ministry of Education. “The FAO report confirms that Doug Ford’s cuts to education will mean 10, 000 fewer teachers in our classrooms. This will hurt students in every region of our province. Parents and educators are sounding alarm bells ...

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Bear Attack in Kenora

At 11:11a.m. on Thursday September 26, 2019 Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to the report of a bear attack on the Rice Lake Road. The OPP responded to a report of a 69 year old male, with non-life threatening injuries who was on route to the hospital who stated he had been ...

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SIU Investigating Collision in Matheson

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a collision yesterday in Matheson that resulted in injuries to a 28-year-old man. The preliminary information indicates the following: At approximately 11:20 a.m. on September 24, 2019, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a complaint of a vehicle being driven erratically on Highway 11 near Matheson. An OPP officer traveling ...

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Marathon OPP Helping in Search for Missing 28 year old from Toronto

The Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is assisting the Toronto Police Service (TPS) and The Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) in the search for a missing Toronto man. Brian Penny is described as a 28 year old, Caucasian male, 5’9″, 165 pounds, thin build, and fair complexion with brown hair, beard and brown eyes. He arrived in Thunder Bay on ...

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Provincial Government to invest $105,000 to improve Concussion Safety

Ontario’s government is recognizing Rowan’s Law Day by investing $105,000 to expand efforts to improve concussion safety across the province. Today Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, was joined by Gordon Stringer, father of Rowan Stringer, Tim Fleiszer from the Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada (CLFC), and other concussion safety advocates to announce that Ontario is partnering with CLFC ...

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Today is Franco-Ontarian Day

Today, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Francophone Affairs, issued the following statement: “September 25 is Franco-Ontarian Day, a symbolic day and a wonderful opportunity for Ontario to celebrate the significant contributions of the Franco-Ontarian community to the cultural, social, economic and political life of our province. As Minister of Francophone Affairs, it is an honour for me to work on developing Ontario’s ...

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Pic Mobert Ontario Works advises of Percocet containing Fentenyl

ALERT FROM ANISHINABEK POLICE We were advised of percocet pills that were brought into Pic Mobert today (Tuesday, September 24, 2019), which have been tested and are found POSITIVE to contain FENTENYL. This is extremely dangerous and will cause an overdose. Please contact police or the health center ASAP if you have found any of these percocet pills. Please use ...

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SIU Invokes Mandate after Collision in Matheson

On September 24, 2019, at approximately 11:17 a.m., the Matheson Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to investigate a driving complaint on Highway 11, near Matheson.   The driver was located and soon afterwards was involved in a motor vehicle collision with another vehicle on Highway 11 in Matheson. As a result, the driver from the traffic complaint ...

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OPSEU and Township of Hornepayne team up to save local LCBO from privatization

The municipal council of Hornepayne, a township north of Wawa, has joined with OPSEU in demanding that the LCBO abandon its irresponsible plan to privatize alcohol sales in the community. “I’m not the least bit surprised the people of Hornepayne are outraged over this terrible scheme,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “Closing the community’s real LCBO and replacing it ...

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National Forest Week

Today, John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, issued the following statement to mark National Forest Week: “As we celebrate National Forest Week, it’s important to recognize Ontario’s rich forest heritage and the continued economic, social and environmental benefits forests provide to the people of this province. Today, Ontario’s forest sector supports about 155,000 jobs in communities across our ...

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