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Ontario Protecting Students from Emerging Issue of the Wuhan Novel Coronavirus

Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to the first presumptive case of the Wuhan novel coronavirus in Ontario and following a briefing of the province’s directors of education: “The health and well-being of Ontarians, including and especially our students and school staff, is our number one ...

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NDP Leader Andrea Horwath on the first presumptive case of novel coronavirus

Andrea Horwath, Leader of the Official Opposition New Democrats, released the following statement in response to news that the first presumptive case of novel coronavirus has been confirmed in Ontario. “I want to thank all health care and public health employees for the work they’ve done to prepare for an outbreak, and for the work they may do in the ...

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Ontario Confirms First Case of Wuhan Novel Coronavirus

Today, Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced Ontario’s first presumptive confirmed case of Wuhan novel coronavirus in Toronto. On Thursday, January 23, 2020, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre admitted a patient brought in by paramedics who presented with fever and respiratory symptoms. The patient was screened, recent travel history to Wuhan, China, was confirmed and the patient ...

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Certain Milk Products Recalled

Yesterday, January 24th, Agropur Cooperative recalled certain milk products from the marketplace due to the presence of sanitizer. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below. The following products have been sold in Ontario and Quebec. Recalled products Brand Product Size UPC Codes Sealtest Skim Milk 2 L 64420001412 FE 08 (1490) Sealtest Skim Milk 4 L 64420001405 1490 ...

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Measures to Monitor Wuhan Novel Coronavirus Risks at Canadian Airports being implemented

Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and co-chair of the federal-provincial-territorial health table, released the following statement on Ontario’s preparedness for the Wuhan novel coronavirus following a joint call with her federal and provincial counterparts: “While there remain no confirmed cases of the virus in Canada, the federal government is putting in place enhanced screening and detection measures ...

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TBSO signs up Music Director Paul Haas for another four years

After a brief but thorough renegotiation process, TBSO President Linda Penner and TBSO Music Director Paul Haas are pleased to announce the renewal and extension of his contract with the Thunder Bay Symphony for the next four years. “We couldn’t be more delighted to have Paul for another four years,” says Penner. “Not only will the community and our audiences have the opportunity ...

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Ontario Government – Building Rural Ontario Together

Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced 27 joint projects to be funded through the Municipal Modernization Program at the 2020 Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) conference which wrapped up in Toronto today. “Our government is working with our municipal partners to make life more affordable, deliver smarter government services, create a more competitive business climate and build rural Ontario ...

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ONTC & Teamsters Canada Rail Reach Tentative Agreement

Ontario Northland and Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Maintenance of Way Employees Division (TCRC MWED) are pleased to announce a tentative labour agreement has been reached. Teamsters Canada Rail Conference MWED represents over 125 employees maintaining 700 miles of track in the areas of northern Ontario and northwestern Quebec from Moosonee, Hearst, Timmins, Cochrane, Englehart to Rouyn-Noranda, North Bay and many ...

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2020 Big Wish Lottery Winners!

The 2020 Big Wish Lottery (License No. 11332) winners were drawn Jan. 11, 2020 at 5 p.m. in the Station Mall Centre Court. $100,000 cash winner: Ticket #03839 – Kyle Brazao $2,000 cash winners: Ticket #04094 – F. Bock Ticket #02197 – Kathren Maahs Ticket #00090 – Anthony Valade Ticket #08564 – Carol Macintosh Ticket #09810 – Shain & Franca ...

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Solicitor General Issues Statement about Emergency Alert from Pickering Nuclear Generating Station

The following statement was issued by the Honourable Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General: “Earlier today, an emergency alert was issued by the Province of Ontario stating there was a situation at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station. The alert was issued in error to the public during a routine training exercise being conducted by the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre (PEOC). There was ...

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Minister of Education statement on EQAO Grade 9 Math Assessment

Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement regarding the upcoming province-wide EQAO Grade 9 math assessment: “The EQAO Grade 9 math test provides valuable information to students, families, and the province about how students are performing in critical math skills and concepts. It also supports improved teaching and learning. It should not be in jeopardy for our students. ...

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Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 75th Anniversary of V-E Day on 2020 Proof Silver Dollar

Seventy-five years after Canadian soldiers and their allies liberated Western Europe in the closing months of the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Mint is dedicating its annual Proof Silver Dollar to their memory. This exceptional collectible features the artwork of accomplished coin designer Pandora Young, who has vividly illustrated the outpouring of emotion of civilians cheering the victorious troops. In ...

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Statement from Andrea Horwath on mourning plane crash victims

Today is a devastating day for those receiving news that a loved one was among the passengers killed on Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752. Our hearts are with all those now grieving. We know now that there were Ontarians among the 63 Canadian victims. I know the people of this province will come together to offer comfort and support to ...

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Statement by the Prime Minister on the fatal plane crash in Iran

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the fatal plane crash in Iran: “This morning, I join Canadians across the country who are shocked and saddened to see reports that a plane crash outside of Tehran, Iran, has claimed the lives of 176 people, including 63 Canadians. “On behalf of the Government of Canada, Sophie and ...

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Statement from Premier Doug Ford on the Fatal Plane Crash in Iran

Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement on the fatal plane crash in Iran: “Today, we mourn the 63 Canadians and all of the other passengers and crew of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 who lost their lives suddenly and tragically while flying from Tehran to Kiev. My heart breaks for the families and loved ones of those who died. ...

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