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Lake Superior continues to hit record high water levels

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces that that based on preliminary data, new record high monthly mean water levels were set on Lake Superior, Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario in June. The new record June levels are between three and four inches higher than the previous records for the month, which were set in ...

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Lifejacket Use saves six lives on Moose River

On July 7, 2019, at approximately 4:40 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a vessel in distress on the Moose River near Moosonee, Ontario. Upon arrival on scene, officers observed the vessel to be nearly completely submerged. Three adults and three children (aged 2-14 years) were observed in the water. All occupants ...

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The Honourable Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General’s statement on Northern Ontario Fires

The Honourable Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General, released the following statement regarding the current fire situation in Northern Ontario: “This year is proving to be a challenging one for forest fires in Northern Ontario. There are currently numerous active fires in the northern part of our province and several of them are threatening First Nation communities. The Ministry of Natural Resources ...

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West Parry Sound OPP Investigate Fatal Collision on Highway 69

On Thursday, June 4, 2019, at approximately 12:39 p.m., members from the West Parry Sound Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the West Parry Sound and Sudbury Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and the Britt Fire Department, responded to a collision involving two vehicles on Highway 69 in Mowat Township, Ontario, approximately six kilometers south of the French River. The ...

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Tragic death shows why Ontario can’t afford steps backwards on health and safety

Wayne Gates, Ontario NDP Health and Safety and WSIB critic, and Guy Bourgouin, Ontario NDP critic for Trades, Training and Apprenticeships, are urging the Ford Conservatives to do more to protect workers after the tragic death of an 18-year-old following an on-the-job accident, rather than following through on Doug Ford’s plan to cut training, safety and protection for workers. Vadim ...

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Eiteljorg Museum acquires exceptional collection of Native art of the Great Lakes

  The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art has acquired a major collection of historical Native American art from the Great Lakes region that will figure significantly into a dramatic renovation of its Native galleries. Eiteljorg Museum President and CEO John Vanausdall expressed gratitude to Lilly Endowment Inc., whose $2.83 million grant to the Eiteljorg made possible the ...

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Temporary Opening of Nungesser Road until 6 p.m.

In conjunction with Ministry of Natural Resources and Fire (MNRF), the Red Lake/Ear Falls Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will provide controlled access through the road closure area on Nungesser Road using a pilot vehicle to allow traffic movement in both directions. At present, the controlled access is planned to occur today until 6:00 pm but could change ...

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Manitoulin OPP investigate Fatal Dirt Bike Collision

On Saturday, June, 29, 2019, at approximately 2:52 p.m., members from the Manitoulin detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single dirt bike collision near Fox Lake Road, Whitefish Falls, Ontario.   The operator of the dirt bike, who was located deceased, has been identified as 21-year-old, Tristin STRUB, from Fergus, Ontario.   OPP Technical Collision Investigators ...

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New Democrats call for review of all Ford appointees

The NDP is now calling on the Doug Ford Conservatives to recall the Standing Committee on Government Agencies, and give them the mandate to conduct a review of all Ford government appointees, past and current.   New Democrat MPP Marit Stiles, a member of the Government Agencies committee, says that, to this point, Doug Ford has not only been handing ...

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Ford gives 31 Conservative MPPs a 14% pay hike

Doug Ford has nearly doubled the number of parliamentary assistants giving 31 MPPs a 14 per cent pay hike while firing education and health care workers. Doug Ford appointed 31 Conservative MPPs to be parliamentary assistants on Wednesday. The MPPs will each get an extra $16,300 on top of their MPP salary.   “The gravy train is getting crowded,” said NDP ...

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Premier Ford Announces Parliamentary Assistants with Special Responsibilities

Premier Doug Ford today announced the Parliamentary Assistants that will hold special responsibilities as part of the Ontario Government. Parliamentary Assistants will each hold key accountabilities to support the renewed Cabinet announced last week. Working hand-in-hand with Ministers, the Parliamentary Assistants will support the government on delivering results to the people of Ontario. The Parliamentary Assistant accountabilities are as follows: ...

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Phillips gifts patronage appointment to business partner, donor on Day 1

In one of his first acts as Finance Minister, Rod Phillips appointed one of his major donors and long-time business partner Neil Selfe to the Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO). Another long-time Phillips business associate, Brian Gibson, was also quietly appointed to the IMCO board on June 20. Official Opposition NDP MPP Taras Natyshak said Doug Ford and the ...

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Gravy train doesn’t stop: Doug Ford appointed Dean French’s niece to Ontario’s Public Accountants Council

Yet another sneaky appointment for friends and family, Doug Ford quietly appointed Dean French’s niece, Katherine Pal, to the Public Accountants Council.   The government did not announce French’s family member’s appointment with a news release when it was confirmed on Dec. 31, 2018. Pal is the niece of Dean French’s wife, Jane Pal French. The position comes with a ...

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