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Child and Youth Worker Students Present Annual W.A.L.K. (We All Love Kids)

Apr 17, 2017 @ 12:30 Sault College’s third-year Child and Youth Worker (CYW) students are giving back to our community by organizing and hosting the 12th annual W.A.L.K. in the College’s With the support of many local agencies and staff and students of the Sault College CYW program, the W.A.L.K. will offer free admission, activities, lunch, raffles and much more ...

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Massive offshore powerboats returning to Sault waterfront this summer

Apr 17, 2017 @ 09:39 Following a widely-successful poker run last year on the St. Mary’s River, high-speed powerboats are returning to Sault Ste. Marie this summer. The 2017 CAN/AM President’s Cup VIP Poker Run is taking place August 4 to 6. With more than 40 high-performance vessels slated to come, this year’s event will be double the size of ...

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Ultralight lands on Highway 129

  On April 12, 2017 at approximately 8:20 pm Superior East (Chapleau) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an emergency landing of a small Ultra-light plane on Highway 129, twenty seven kilometers south of the town of Chapleau. There was no collision and no injuries to the lone male pilot. The plane had left West Parry Sound ...

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NDP raises case of hydro bill topping 50% of income

Apr 12, 2017 @ 11:20 Tuesday, April 11, 2017; during question period, NDP Energy critic Peter Tabuns grilled Premier Kathleen Wynne over her failure to take action on soaring hydro prices, raising the case of Krysta Meecham-Robertson, whose $800 per month income is more than half wiped out by a $450 monthly hydro bill.   “Premier Wynne hasn’t taken a dime off ...

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Dryden & Ignace OPP – Warn of Ice Safety as temperatures warm

Apr 12, 2017 @ 11:18 The members of the Dryden and Ignace Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind the public of the dangers of thin ice.  The warm weather means ice conditions are deteriorating quickly on all bodies of water in the area. The OPP would like to remind people of the following: 1.  Ice begins to be ...

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NDP pushes for action on Thunder Bay’s North Harbour

Apr 12, 2017 @ 11:17 NDP Northern Development and Mines Critic Michael Mantha says the Wynne government has failed to live up to earlier promises to release an action plan for addressing mercury contamination in Thunder Bay’s North Harbour.   “Under the water in Thunder Bay’s North Harbour, there is massive mercury contamination that is the result of decades of ...

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NPI Commissions a “Northern Newcomer Strategy”

Apr 12, 2017 @ 11:12 75,000 workers, 150,000 people. These are the forecasted workforce and population shortfalls throughout Northern Ontario by the year 2041, even after allowing for the expected growth in the Indigenous population.   In order to meet those goals, the north would have to attract on average some 6,000 people a year, starting next year and every ...

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Marathon OPP – Requirements for ATV/ORV

Apr 12, 2017 @ 11:06 Due to the increased number of All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) and Off Road Vehicles/Side by Sides (ORV) at this time of year, Members of the Marathon/Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding ATV/ORV operators of the requirements to operate these in Ontario. The OPP are also asking the public to partner with them to reduce ...

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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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