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Horwath takes Ford to task for pushing Sudbury hospital near code orange

Under Doug Ford, Ontario’s hospitals are in an even worse crisis. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath went to bat for Sudbury’s Health Sciences North in question period Thursday as the hospital deals with overcrowding on the verge of a code orange. A code orange is called when a disaster results in mass casualties, straining the hospital’s resources. “For over a week ...

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Northeast Fire Region Update – May 17

Northeast Region As of the early evening of May 17, there are no active wildland fires in the region. The fire hazard is low across the region. Crews deployed to assist with flood response There are 46 members of the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services team currently deployed to assist with sandbagging efforts and the movement of water from ...

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Ontario NDP Culture critic tables motion to reverse Ford’s library cuts

Jill Andrew, MPP for Toronto-St. Paul’s and Ontario NDP Culture critic, tabled a motion yesterday calling on Doug Ford to reverse his library cuts, which are already hurting communities.   The Ford Conservatives have cut the Ontario Library Services North’s budget by 50 per cent, and slashed the Southern Ontario Library Services’ funding by even more.   “Not only are ...

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Northeast Fire Region Update – May 16

Northeast Region As of the early evening of May 16, there are no active wildland fires in the region. One new fire was extinguished today, Sudbury 1 is now out at 0.1 of a hectare. The fire hazard is low to moderate across the region.   Crews deployed to assist with flood response 43 members of the Aviation, Forest Fire ...

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Northeast Fire Region Report – May 15

Northeast Region As of the early evening of May 15, there are no active wildland fires in the region. Four new fires were discovered this week in the Northeast, all of which are currently out. Cochrane 1, 2 and 3 (0.5 of a hectare, 0.5 of a hectare and 1 hectare respectively) occurred near the far North community of Fort ...

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Temiskaming OPP investigate found human remains – two men arrested

On May 14, 2019, members of the Temiskaming Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit arrested two people in relation to an on-going investigation involving found human remains. On April 15, 2019, Temiskaming OPP were notified of found human remains in Coleman Township, South East of the Town of Cobalt, Ontario. A post mortem was later conducted by the Ontario Forensic Pathology ...

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Sheehan announces $50,000 to help clean and restore the St. Mary’s River

Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie announced today $50,000 in federal support, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, to help clean and restore the St. Marys River. The funds will be used to develop a sediment management strategy, advance fish habitat restoration, and hire a Remedial Action Plan Coordinator. This ...

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Lake Superior has the potential to reach or exceed record highs in May

The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority (SSMRCA) is advising residents that Lake Superior water levels continue to be above normal. According to National Hydrological Services Great Lakes Water Levels Information, water supplies to all the Great Lakes were above average in April and water levels of all the Great Lakes remain well above average. Lake Superior has the potential ...

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Thomas Walls Retirement and new Long and McQuade Music School

Since 1960, Thomas Walls School of Music has been servicing Sault Ste. Marie with its quality instruments and music supplies as well as providing excellent music lessons for children and adults. The owner, Tom, has always worked hard to provide outstanding customer service to anyone coming to the store. It has been his friendly face and cheerful personality that has ...

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Ontario Introduces Speed Limit Pilots and Consultations

The Ontario Government is exploring new ways to improve traffic flow and safety on provincial highways by introducing three speed limit pilots on select highways. At the same time, Ontario’s Government for the people will launch province-wide consultations on how to safely increase highway speeds to align with other provinces, and how people currently drive. Jeff Yurek, Minister of Transportation, ...

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Ontario Government Statement on Flooding Situation in Ontario

Premier Doug Ford and John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, issued the following statement on the flooding situation in Ontario: “Over the past couple of weeks, we have seen first-hand the devastating effect of flooding on our communities. The people of Ontario can’t go through this every year. Something needs to change. Our government is committed to protecting ...

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OPP Investigate Fatal Fire in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation

On May 5, 2019, five bodies were located and recovered from a home that was destroyed as a result of a residential fire on Macheetao Road in the community of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation on May 2, 2019. The Ontario Forensic Pathology Services – Forensic Anthropology (OFPS) and Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario (OCCO) in Toronto have completed ...

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North Bay OPP Investigate Fatal Collision

On May 10, 2019, at approximately 9:50 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North Bay Detachment, Phelps Volunteer Fire Brigade and Nipissing Paramedic Services responded to a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles on Highway 63 in Phelps Township, Ontario, near Evergreen Road. Both drivers were transported to the hospital by ambulance. One driver had serious injuries and the second driver ...

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