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Office of the Ontario Ombudsman Assumes Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth Role

Today, the Office of the Ontario Ombudsman has assumed all the investigative functions of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth. The Ontario government explains that this “is a crucial step towards building a better child protection system. These changes, set out in the Restoring Trust, Transparency and Accountability Act, 2018 introduced last fall, will bring greater oversight and provide ...

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South Porcupine OPP Locate Overdue Canoeists

On April 28, 2019, at 9:32 p.m., members of the South Porcupine Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were notified about two overdue canoeists on the Tatachikapika River, near Timmins, Ontario. Police were unable to locate the pair during a ground search Sunday night. With the assistance of OPP Aviation Services, both men were located by police helicopter this morning. The ...

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Ford must respect agreement with Kashechewan and take action on relocation: NDP

More than 250 evacuated members of the Kashechewan First Nation were at Queen’s Park on Monday to tell the Ford government to stop ignoring the agreement it signed, and begin the relocation of the community to higher ground now.   NDP MPPs Guy Bourgouin (Mushkegowuk-James Bay) and Sol Mamakwa (Kiiwetinoong), along with NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, brought the need to ...

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Artiste locale, Bonnie Ivey, présente son exposition d’art à l’ÉSC Trillium

  Lors de la semaine sainte, l’artiste Bonnie Ivey de Chapleau a présenté sa collection d’œuvres « Encounters with Christ » à l’école secondaire catholique Trillium (Chapleau). Cette série de toiles peinte à l’aquarelle représente la vie de Jésus inspirée par la bible. Les élèves ont eu l’occasion de rencontrer Mme Ivey et de lui poser des questions. Les élèves ...

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Local artist Bonnie Ivey presents paintings at ÉSC Trillium

During Holy Week, Chapleau artist Bonnie Ivey presented her art collection “Encounters with Christ” at École secondaire catholique Trillium (Chapleau). This series of watercolor paintings represents the life of Jesus Christ inspired by the Bible. The students had the opportunity to meet Ms. Ivey and ask her questions. Students and staff got to appreciate the talent of this local artist ...

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Tyler Morrison to Perform in SSM

Tyler Morrison is one of the fastest rising comedians in North America with his hilarious brand of working-class comedy. Tyler has headlined and sold out numerous shows across Canada and beyond. On his exhausting resume, you will find that Tyler has been featured at the Boston Comedy Festival, Atlanta Laughing Skull Festival, Just For Laughs 42 Festival, CBC’S Winnipeg Comedy ...

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Time to clean up our tax problems

There’s no doubt tax time can be stressful. Most of us understand there are consequences for cheating on taxes but may not be aware that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) also write off some debt as being uncollectable.  While this doesn’t often make news, the fact that this type of forgiveness was extended on a grand scale this year is ...

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Victim in Highway 11 Collision Identified

On April 23, 2019, at approximately 7:45 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a collision on Highway 11 in Calder Township, west of the Town of Cochrane, Ontario.   Police investigation revealed that a mini-van collided head-on with a commercial motor vehicle.   ...

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30th Anniversary of SAH Foundation’s 5 Car Draw

On June 22, 2019, the Sault Area Hospital Foundation’s 5 Car Draw will celebrate its 30th Anniversary with more prizes, new ways to win, and the grandest five-vehicle line up yet! Each 30th Anniversary 5 Car Draw ticket will be eligible for 35 incredible draws – with total prizes valued at over $230,000. New this year – each grand prize ...

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Wawa’s James Smedley to be Featured Speaker

Building on last year’s success, the St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers are moving their 2nd Annual Gun and outdoor show to a new and larger location at the Johnson Township Community Centre (JTCC) Arena in Desbarats, on Sunday, May 5, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is by donation. The event is sponsored by Johnson Township Recreation, SK ...

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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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