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MTO – Highway 11/17 at Nipigon River Bridge UPDATE

Jan 11, 2016 @ 09:41 – The Ministry of Transportation advises the motoring public that Highway 11/17, at the Nipigon River Bridge is open to single lane traffic.   Safety is our top priority.  Motorists are reminded to obey and follow all traffic signage and flag persons for the safety of both workers and drivers. Please reduce your speed when approaching the bridge ...

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Nipigon OPP – Nipigon River Bridge CLOSED

On January 10, 2016 at approximately 3:15 PM police received a report that the Nipigon River Bridge on Highway 11-17 had lifted, blocking traffic. Police arrived on scene and noted the west side of the bridge had lifted approximately 60 centimetres.  No injuries or vehicle damage occurred as a result of this incident. The bridge is currently closed to vehicle ...

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NDP Joint Statement on Nipigon River Bridge

NDP joint statement on damaged Nipigon River Bridge from Northern Development Critic Michael Mantha, and NDP Transportation Critic Wayne Gates. “The failure of Nipigon River Bridge shows the Liberal government’s mismanagement of Northern Ontario’s roads and highways. The $106 million Nipigon River Bridge has been open for less than two months, and it failed in its first encounter with a ...

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Statement by the Minister of Transportation on Nipigon River Bridge

January 11, 2016 The following statement is from the Hon. Steven Del Duca, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation: “As Ontario’s Minister of Transportation, my number one priority is the safety of all roads and highways in this province. On Sunday afternoon, the OPP closed the Nipigon River Bridge to traffic due to safety concerns. Ministry staff worked through the night to ...

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Bridge Failure will cause Major Transportation Issues in Northern Ontario

  The first half of the new Nipigon River Bridge, Ontario’s first cable-stayed bridge was opened on November 29th, 2015 after 3 years of construction. The completed bridge will feature three towers with cables supporting the bridge deck and a separate sidewalk for pedestrians.   MMM Group Limited designed a four-lane, two-span, composite-cable-stayed bridge for the Highway 11/17 Nipigon River bridge on ...

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OPP call off planned search for Christina Calayca

Due to inclement weather, a planned continuation of an Ontario Provincial Police search for a missing Toronto woman that was to have begun on Monday has been cancelled. Members of the OPP Provincial Emergency Response Team (PERT), trained in high angle rope search & rescue, had been scheduled to travel to the Schreiber area this week to work with local ...

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Search Continues for Delaine Copenace

Mar 5, 2006 @ 22:18 Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day along with other First Nation leaders are calling for the public’s assistance in locating missing student Delaine Copenace of Onigaming First Nation, located near Kenora, Ontario. “We are asking the public for help in finding this missing 16-year-old girl whose family is missing her terribly and is worried beyond belief. ...

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Brown Announces New Infection Control Funding for LDHC

Published on: Mar 30, 2005 The Government of Ontario is improving the health and safety of patients and staff by providing $98,600 to Lady Dunn Health Centre to enhance its infection control capacity, Mike Brown, M.P.P. for Algoma-Manitoulin announced today on behalf of Health and Long-Term Care Minister George Smitherman. “Infection control in hospitals should be a top priority in ...

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Transportation Safety Board of Canada Releases Final Report…

Published on: Mar 16, 2005 TSB # A02/2005 THE TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD OF CANADA RELEASES ITS FINAL REPORT (A03O0012) INTO THE FATAL CRASH OF A HELICOPTER IN MEKATINA, ONTARIO (Gatineau, Quebec, March 16, 2005) – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today is releasing its final report on the Eurocopter AS 350 B2 helicopter accident of January 21, 2003 in Mekatina, Ontario. The ...

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Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Terry Fox Dollar…

The Royal Canadian Mint today celebrated the legacy of Terry Fox by unveiling the Terry Fox one dollar commemorative circulation coin that will begin circulating on April 4, just in time for the 25th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope. Eleven million Terry Fox dollars will be produced. Another nine million coins will be issued in September 2005 to coincide ...

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Tony Martin (Sault MP) Supports Tax Break for Volunteer Firefighters…

A bill that would amend the Income Tax Act to allow volunteer firefighters and other volunteer emergency workers to qualify for a tax deduction has the support of Tony Martin, Sault MP. “People are volunteering in very challenging and dangerous sectors, like firefighting. They should be recognized for that in some modest recompense for their efforts, contributions, hours and time ...

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McGuinty Government Increasing Number of Family Physicians…

The McGuinty government is increasing Ontario’s supply of family physicians by creating 70 per cent more family medicine residency positions at the province’s five medical schools, resulting in care for hundreds of thousands more Ontarians, Health and Long-Term Care Minister George Smitherman announced today. “This province needs more family doctors, and we are making that happen,” Smitherman said. “We’re making ...

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McGuinty Government Invests in enhanced safety for health care workers…

The McGuinty government is improving the health and safety of the province’s health care workers by investing in safer medical equipment and safety-engineered needles at all Ontario hospitals, Health and Long-Term Care Minister George Smitherman announced today. “Our government recognizes that nurses and other health care providers do vital work for Ontarians and we are supporting them in their daily ...

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