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Ontario Passes Legislation to Put Consumers First

Apr 10, 2017 @ 20:42 Ontario passed legislation today that will strengthen consumer protection by introducing new rules for home inspections, door-to-door sales and payday loans. The Putting Consumers First Act will: Make it possible to ban unsolicited, door-to-door sales on prescribed household appliances such as water heaters, furnaces, air conditioners and water filters. Strengthen consumer financial protections through new rules for ...

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CHS dispute leaves Deaf and hard of hearing community without service

Apr 10, 2017 @ 19:40 During question period today, Ontario NDP Community and Social Services critic and Windsor West MPP Lisa Gretzky called on the Liberal Government to ensure all workers at the Canadian Hearing Society are given the opportunity to negotiate a fair deal.   “It’s now been over a month since workers at the Canadian Hearing Society were ...

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31 SSM Seniors hit with 31% rent hike

Apr 10, 2017 @ 14:46 On Thursday, Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals and the Conservatives refused to support an NDP bill that would protect renters from unfair, unreasonable rent hikes. Now, 31 seniors in Sault Ste. Marie are appealing to Wynne to change her mind and pass the bill immediately, as they’re facing a 31 per cent rent increase.   “We ...

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MNRF issues Flood Warning for SSM District

Apr 10, 2017 @ 10:53 The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) – Sault Ste. Marie District is advising area residents that a Flood Warning is in effect in the District Residents of the Sault Ste. Marie District should keep a close watch on water conditions, regularly check for updated messages and stay away from fast-moving rivers and streams. ...

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Power Outage – Goulais Bay UPDATE 5:08

Apr 10, 2017 @ 05:08 At 3:30 a.m. – Power restored to customers affected by the #outage in Goulais River area. If you are still without power call 1-844-901-9473 to report. Apr 9, 2017 @ 23:13 Update: Power #Outage in Goulais River area. Crews continue working. Estimated time of restoration 2:00AM. Apr 9, 2017 @ 22:02 At 9:30 p.m. Algoma Power is reporting a ...

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Hwy 17 CLOSED (East of Nipigon) UPDATE

Apr 6, 2017 @ 08:35 At 3:25 a.m. OPP released a Media Release: Hwy 11/17 east of Nipigon is now open. Cleanup crews may still be working in the area. Caution is advised when travelling in the area.   Apr 6, 2017 @ 00:25   Highway 17 (East of Nipigon) has been closed due to a vehicle fire. OPP advise that ...

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The Great Escape Dream Draw is back for its 21st Year!

Apr 5, 2017 @ 12:11 Algoma Family Services (AFS) Foundation is proud to announce the return of the annual Great Escape Dream Draw throughout Sault Ste. Marie and the Algoma District. This year marks the 21st Anniversary. Tickets are now on sale at multiple outlets in Sault Ste. Marie as well as the Algoma District. For the month of April, ...

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Sault College Celebrates Colleges Week in Ontario

Queen’s Park has officially proclaimed the week of April 3 as Colleges Week in Ontario! Colleges Week provides a unique opportunity to highlight the Ontario College system and the positive impact it has had on many through advanced education, skills training and personal and professional development. Colleges Week activities have been planned across the province as part of a national ...

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Overdose-Reversing Nasal Spray Made Available to Algoma District

The Hep Care Program at Group Health Centre (GHC) is pleased to announce that, starting this week, they will begin to offer a local solution to the nationwide opioid overdose problem. The program will begin community teaching and distribution of intra-nasal naloxone kits to those that are at risk for opioid overdose and their immediate family members. Naloxone (also known ...

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Two Kenora Men Go Through Ice on Lake of the Woods

Apr 3, 2017 @ 14:22 Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are again reminding the community of the dangers of thin ice. The warm weather means ice conditions are deteriorating quickly on all bodies of water in the area.   On Sunday, April 2, 2017 just before 10:00 pm members of the Kenora OPP Detachment received ...

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