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Special Olympics Athlete Ambassadors Help Launch Draft an Athlete Program

A group of enthusiastic Athlete Ambassadors were introduced today, who shared their excitement for the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games Thunder Bay 2020 and who helped launch the new ‘Draft an Athlete program. The program will provide an opportunity for community members and organizations to play an important role in the upcoming Games, through a $500 sponsorship of a competing ...

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Marathon OPP charge Male with Impaired after being found in the Ditch

On January 24, 2019 at approximately 12:20 a.m. officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment received a report regarding a motor vehicle collision (MVC) and a possible impaired driver on Highway 627 north of Pic River First Nations Reserve. Officers located the vehicle involved in the MVC in the north bound ditch. The vehicle had been travelling north ...

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SSM’s Tenaris to layoff 95 due to market conditions

Tenaris announced today it will make adjustments to production at its facilities in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and Calgary, Alta., as well as implement staffing changes due to persisting volatile market conditions. Tenaris will lay off approximately 95 employees at its seamless pipe mill in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., effective Feb. 4, 2019. The company will also temporarily suspend operations ...

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Highway 11 closes due to a Motor Vehicle Collision

released Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 1:40 AM Highway 11 is currently closed between Longlac, ON and Hearst, ON as a result of a motor vehicle collision. On January 23, 2019, at approximately 6:40 p.m., members of the Greenstone Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Greenstone Fire Department and Superior North Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to a motor ...

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Minister of Health launches new approach for Canada’s Food Guide

The Food Guide that many of us grew up with focused on food choices. But we now know that our eating habits are just as important to our health as the foods we choose. Busy Canadians want simple guidance that they can trust to help them make healthy food choices for themselves and their families. In launching the new Canada’s ...

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Trillium Party supports the Yellow Vest Movement

After much deliberation the Trillium Party of Ontario would like to announce its formal support of a peaceful “Yellow Vest Movement”. We feel the movement reflects not so much a regional concern such as a pipeline project or infrastructure funding but has come to represent a more worldwide phenomenon of protesting the indifference of our political leaders to the wishes ...

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From Far and Wide

With the release of the second issue in the From Far and Wide series, Canada Post once again invites you to take a fantasy trip to some of the most amazing and picturesque places in Canada. According to stamp designer Stéphane Huot, it’s a privilege to work on a stamp series over an extended period of time. He adds, “The challenge ...

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Remains found on Victoria Island Identified

On June 24, 2018 at approximately 2:57pm, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of suspected human remains located on Victoria Island, on Lake Superior. The remains were discovered by people who were fishing in the area. The OPP North West Region Crime Unit, OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS) and Emergency ...

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SE OPP Hornepayne – Driver Leaves Collision Scene, Charged

On Sunday, January 13, 2019, at approximately 10:00 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a pickup truck in the ditch on Highway 631 near Hornepayne, Ontario. Upon arrival at the scene, officers were told that the driver had been picked up and was no longer in the area. ...

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Thunder Bay OPP Investigate Suspicious Death

The Thunder Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating a death where foul play is suspected.   On January 13, 2019, police received information that a body was located on the shoulder of Highway 527 just north of the Highway 11-17 junction. An investigation is ongoing by the OPP North West Region Crime Unit and OPP Forensic Identification Services ...

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Déclaration de l’Opposition officielle concernant le financement de l’Université de l’Ontario français

À la lumière des dernières nouvelles concernant le financement fédéral de l’Université de l’Ontario français (UOF), la députée France Gélinas a émis la déclaration suivante : « Nous sommes heureux d’apprendre que l’UOF continuera à fonctionner et à développer le carrefour francophone avec une petite subvention du gouvernement fédéral. Cela ne signifie pas pour autant que l’avenir de l’UOF soit assuré. Ce ...

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Statement from the Official Opposition on the funding of l’Université de l’Ontario français

In light of federal bridge funding to continue l’Université de l’Ontario français planning over the next year, MPP France Gélinas released the following statement:   “We are pleased to learn that the l’Université de l’Ontario français will continue its hub development with a small grant from the federal government. This does not mean that the future of the francophone university ...

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Ontario Government Discusses How to Help Auto Sector Workers

Premier Doug Ford and Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, sat down with Unifor president Jerry Dias to discuss ways to help the thousands of workers affected by the recently announced GM plant closure in Oshawa. The men had a very constructive dialogue and discussed how they can work together to keep and create good manufacturing ...

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Prime Minister announces changes to the Ministry

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced changes to the Ministry and welcomed new members to Cabinet: Jane Philpott, currently Minister of Indigenous Services and Vice-Chair of the Treasury Board, becomes President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government. Seamus O’Regan, currently Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, becomes Minister of Indigenous Services. Jody ...

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