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First Nations Sustainable Communities Program Launched – Wiikwemkoong Pioneers Phase One

Oct 12, 2017 @ 08:05   The Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory, one of the 10 largest First Nation communities in Canada, is honoured to be the first community to participate in the First Nations Sustainable Communities Program, developed by IGNITE Infrastructure Association Inc. (IGNITE). Elected Chief of the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory, Ogimaa Duke Peltier and Director of the IGNITE First Nations ...

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Wynne Liberals keep refusing to make changes to help Sears workers

Oct 11, 2017 @ 23:27 Oshawa NDP MPP Jennifer French released the following statement in response to the Sears Canada proposal to close all Canadian stores and lay off approximately 12,000 employees: “The news of Sears Canada’s closure is the latest in a series of blows to workers and pensioners at Sears Canada. Thousands of families find themselves out of ...

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Impaired Driver found in Thessalon Ditch

Oct 11, 2017 @ 09:31 On October 7, 2017, shortly after 1:30 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 east of the Town of Thessalon.   Investigation determined that an intoxicated female had been driving aggressively eastbound on Highway 17. The female driver then lost control and ...

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Impaired driver backs into Motel in Bruce Mines

Oct 11, 2017 @ 09:28 On October 7, 2017, shortly after 4:00 a.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment responded to a single motor vehicle collision that occurred at a local motel in the Town of Bruce Mines.   Investigation determined that an intoxicated male backed his pick-up truck through a motel window and caused extensive ...

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Annulation du projet d’oléoduc Énergie Est : la FMNO déçue

Oct 10, 2017 @ 09:49 À la Fédération des municipalités du Nord de l’Ontario (FMNO) on se dit déçu de la décision de TransCanada, rendue publique le 5 octobre 2017, d’annuler le projet d’oléoduc Énergie Est.   Le projet d’oléoduc Énergie Est, qui comprenait la conversion d’environ 3000 kilomètres de pipeline et l’ajout de 1500 kilomètres de nouveau pipeline, aurait ...

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FONOM Disappointed with Decision to Cancel Energy East

Oct 10, 2017 @ 09:47 The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) is disappointed with the decision to cancel the proposed Energy East pipeline project as announced on October 5, 2017 by TransCanada.   The proposed Energy East project, which included approximately 3,000 kilometres of existing pipeline to be converted and 1,500 kilometres of new pipeline, would have had significant ...

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Statement by the Prime Minister on Thanksgiving

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Thanksgiving: “Today, Canadians across the country will celebrate Thanksgiving – a day to gather with family and friends and give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy in our lives. Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate the harvest, and a chance to appreciate the many people who contribute every ...

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NDP to Wynne: Every child matters—support Indigenous children living with mental health challenges

During question period Thursday, Ontario’s NDP critic for Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Michael Mantha demanded that the Wynne government answer the call of northern First Nations communities struggling to access mental health services. “If a family lives in Sault Ste. Marie, Blind River or Elliott Lake, they have direct access to Algoma Family Services children’s mental health services. However, if ...

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Lake Superior Outflows – October

Oct 8, 2017 @ 15:01     The International Lake Superior Board of Control, under authority granted to it by the International Joint Commission (IJC), has set the Lake Superior outflow to 3,130 cubic metres per second (m3/s) for the month of October, effective October 3rd. The October outflow is as prescribed by Regulation Plan 2012 and is expected to ...

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Search Continues for Owen Sands

Oct 6, 2017 @ 22:18 On October 6, 2017 at 1:20 p.m., West Parry Sound Ontario Provincial Police received a call about a missing person near Trim Tree Island on the waters of Georgian Bay. Investigation has since revealed that Owen SANDS, 53 years of age from Toronto was reported missing by family members. SANDS was last seen travelling in ...

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Rafferty: Ambulance code blacks need action

Oct 6, 2017 @ 21:19 Ontario NDP candidate John Rafferty, for the riding of Thunder Bay-Atikoken issued the following statement on code blacks in Thunder Bay: “Yesterday we learned through media reports that nearly every day, our city faces a code black – meaning there are no ambulances free to respond to an emergency call if it comes in. This ...

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Horwath Statement on departures of Matthews, Sandals

Oct 6, 2017 @ 21:16 Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath issued the following statement regarding announcements by two more of Kathleen Wynne’s cabinet ministers that they will not be running for re-election in 2018: “I’d like to thank both President of the Treasury Board Liz Sandals and Deputy Premier Deb Matthews for their years of public service. On behalf of ...

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Operation Impact

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be taking part in a National four day traffic safety initiative called Operation Impact over the Thanksgiving Long Weekend.   This initiative will have all police officers paying particular attention to motorists whose behaviours fall under four main categories: driving while impaired, not wearing seatbelts, aggressive driving and distracted driving. These four ...

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Sault College Hosts Annual Open House and College Information Program

Sault College is opening its doors to prospective students and their families as it hosts its annual Open House in partnership with the Ontario College Information Program (CIP) on Tuesday, October 10 from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. in the Common Link.   As part of the Open House, Sault College programs and services will be on display to give ...

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Theft of Gas in Marathon leads to crash and arrest

Oct 2, 2017 @ 21:56 On Sunday, October 1, 2017 at approximately 2:30 pm, the Marathon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a theft of gasoline from a local gas station. The suspect vehicle was described as a black GMC Terrain Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) bearing a Nova Scotia licence plate. Shortly afterwards, members of ...

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