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First Year Investment of Ontario’s Four-Year Math Strategy Announced

Ontario’s Minister of Education announced the details of the new four-year $200-million math strategy to get back to basics and make sure students and educators have the math skills and resources to succeed in the classroom and beyond. “As the recently-released EQAO results confirm, our students are still struggling to meet provincial math standards,” said Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education. ...

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OPP Looking for Witnesses in Pearl, Ontario collision

On August 19, 2019 at approximately 6:05 pm officers from the Thunder Bay and Nipigon Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 11/17, near Pearl, ON (East of Thunder Bay).   The two occupants from the SUV were pronounced deceased at the scene and the driver of the tractor-trailer unit (TTU) has been ...

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Ford ripping up agreement with Matawa-member First Nations drags Ring of Fire backwards

Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement in response to the Ford government ripping up the regional framework agreement between Ontario and the chiefs of the Matawa First Nations, which was designed to advance development in the Ring of Fire:   “Ripping up the framework agreement between Ontario and the nine Matawa-member First Nations takes Ontario backwards ...

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Sunken Vessel in Lake Superior leaks oil

  Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie is responding to a report of an oil sheen near a sunken 33-foot towing vessel in Northport Bay, Mich. At 7:48 a.m., the Coast Guard received a report of the towing vessel Rawhide, sunk in Northport Bay. Local first responders reported an oil sheen near the vessel. Coast Guard pollution responders reported to ...

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Have you seen Seth Mason? UPDATE

Aug 26, 2019 @ 07:35 – On August 22, 2019, members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a missing male from the Blind River, Ontario area.  17 year old male Seth MASON has not returned home for numerous days.  Police and family were concerned for his well-being. On August 25, 2019, Seth MASON was ...

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James Bay OPP investigate collision that kills female youth and injures 3 others – UPDATE

Aug 22, 2019 @ 09:15 – On August 16, 2019, at approximately 8:15 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Kapuskasing Fire Department responded a single motor vehicle collision on Cargill Road in the Town of Kapuskasing. Three occupants, all youths, were injured and one 17-year-old ...

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Nipigon OPP deploy spike belt to stop stolen vehicle

  On Monday, August 19th, 2019, at approximately 9:45 pm officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were contacted by a member of the public advising someone had stolen their pickup truck from their driveway. Officers conducted patrols locating the stolen vehicle approximately 5 minutes later in the Town of Nipigon. An officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop however ...

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Scheer – A new Conservative government will put $4000 back in the pockets of new parents

Today, the Hon. Andrew Scheer, the Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, revealed that, if elected Prime Minister this October, a new Conservative government would make maternity benefits tax-free. “Having a child is an exciting milestone in any person’s life, but it comes with added costs and pressures,” said Scheer. “Today, young parents are under pressure and worried about their future. They ...

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Hwy 17 Closed (near Pearl, east of Thunder Bay) – UPDATE

On August 19, 2019, at approximately 6:05 p.m., officers from the Thunder Bay and Nipigon Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Shuniah Fire and Emergency Services and Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 11/17 near Pearl Road 5, in the Municipality of Shuniah. Preliminary investigation revealed that an eastbound Sport Utility Vehicle ...

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Ontario is Building Strong Partnerships with Municipalities

Today, Premier Doug Ford addressed the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) annual conference, where he committed to building strong, local partnerships with municipalities. Highlighting Ontario’s investments in local communities, Premier Ford committed to equipping local governments with what they need to build their communities from the ground up, deliver better value for taxpayers, and build for the future. “Our ...

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Highway 11 Closed (New Liskeard) – Detour in place

Aug 19, 2019 @ 21:38 – On August 17, 2019, at approximately 12:30 p.m., members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), District of Timiskaming Emergency Medical Services and Temiskaming Shores Fire Department were dispatched to a collision involving a train and a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) at the Ontario Northland Railway crossing on Highway 11 near Bedard ...

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Science North’s “Northern THINK Hub” opens at the Thunder Bay Public Library

Science North is installing a “Northern THINK Hub” at the Thunder Bay Public Library – Brodie Resource Library, which is modeled on the popular THINK visitor experience that recently opened at Science North. THINK stands for Tinker, Hack, Innovate, Network, and Know. The hub combines science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, and encourages hands-on experimentation with real tools, materials ...

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Premier Ford’s Address to AMO

Good morning. Thank you for that kind introduction. My friends, I’m so happy to be here today. I want to thank the entire AMO Leadership for all the hard work that went into this year’s conference…. And a special thank you to Mayor Jim Watson, an absolutely fantastic mayor… and the whole city council for hosting here in your beautiful ...

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