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Visit us at our Virtual Open House – Sault College

We may not be able to meet our prospective students in person at our annual open house, but we’ve found a way to show off our amazing campus through our new Virtual Open House! And as an added bonus, while visiting, guests can enter for a chance to win $2500 towards their tuition*! Draw takes place May 1, 2020!   ...

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Ontario Government Supports Families in Response to COVID-19

The Ontario government is offering direct financial support to parents while Ontario schools and child care centres remain closed as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The new Support for Families initiative offers a one-time payment of $200 per child 0 to 12 years of age, and $250 for those 0 to 21 years of age with special needs. The ...

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Ontario Providing Relief for Remote Northern Property Taxpayers During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario government is deferring $15 million in property taxes for people and businesses in parts of Northern Ontario located outside of municipal boundaries. This tax deferral builds on the $10 billion in cash flow supports made available to people and businesses as part of Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19. “Our government is taking action ...

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Ontario Increasing Public Health Units’ Capacity to Stop COVID-19

To support public health units’ extensive efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, Ontario is taking further action to redirect existing resources to focus squarely on the fight against this new virus while allowing for public health units to considerably increase their capacity. Ontario has launched a new user-friendly online portal for the public to easily access their COVID-19 lab test results. ...

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Ontario Northland Temporarily Suspending Rail Passenger Service Between Cochrane and Moosonee

The safety and health of our passengers, employees, customers and communities we serve is our top priority. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Polar Bear Express passenger train service between Cochrane and Moosonee will be suspended, beginning April 7, 2020. This is a temporary measure due to heightened concern for remote communities that are especially vulnerable to the spread ...

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Ontario Extends Business Closures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Following the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is reducing the list of businesses classified as essential and ordering more workplaces to close. This measure is necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of the people of Ontario, while ensuring that necessary goods and services remain available. The government is ordering ...

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More than 400 Tim Hortons restaurants along major Canadian highways to have washrooms and front counter service available to truck drivers

Since the pandemic began, Tim Hortons has been working around the clock with our restaurant owners and team members across the country on our shared mission to keep Canadians fuelled and fed, particularly those who are working on the frontlines during this crisis. With the biggest footprint of restaurant locations in Canada, including many dotting our highways from coast to ...

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NDP calls for government’s COVID-19 infection modeling to be released

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is asking the Ford government to follow the actions of the British Columbia and Alberta governments and release its infection modeling so that Ontarians can better understand the importance of physical distancing and staying at home during this pandemic. Alberta’s modeling has revealed their healthcare system will require thousands of intensive care beds and ventilators.   ...

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After 14 year Homicide Investigation – Schreiber Man Charged

After a 14 year homicide investigation, a Schreiber resident has been arrested and charged with murder.   The investigation began on November 29, 2006, at 2:34 p.m. when members of the Schreiber Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment were called to investigate the suspicious death of Jeanine St. JEAN at her Quebec Street residence in the Town of Schreiber.   As ...

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Ontario Increasing Mental Health Support During COVID-19

Ontario government is making it easier for everyone, especially those on the front lines, to reach out for mental health support during the COVID-19 outbreak. To improve access, the province is providing emergency funding of up to $12 million to immediately expand online and virtual mental health supports and $2.6 million to hire new psychologists and other mental health workers ...

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SSM OPP – Emergency Services Report to MSV Collision

On March 21, 2020 at approximately 6:45 p.m. members from the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Sault Ste. Marie Ambulance, Aweres Fire Department and Goulais River Fire Department responded to a report of a motorized snow vehicle collision in Aweres Township, Ontario.   The collision occurred on Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Club (OFSC) D trail ...

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To avoid a Sewage Back-up don’t treat your toilet like a trash can

  There is never a good time for a toilet to back-up in your home, or the sewer line for your apartment building, or your whole street. “But now, at a time when we are being quarantined or self-isolated at home due to COVID-19, nobody wants a situation that would force you out of your home where you are safest”, ...

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FONOM Board Appoints new Executive Director

The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) would like to announce, the appointment of Mac Bain as its New Executive Director. “Mac’s knowledge of the issues facing our region will be an asset to our membership. He will fulfill the duties of the Executive Director on a part time basis under the direction of the Executive. Mac has stepped down ...

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Ontario Government to transfer Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to Ontario Health

Ontario is building healthier and safer communities by taking further steps to end hallway health care and build an integrated, connected health care system. Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, issued a transfer order under the Connecting Care Act, 2019 to transfer the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to Ontario Health, the province’s new health agency. The transfer will take effect ...

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FedNor invest in multi-use mountain bike trails around SSM

  Terry Sheehan, Parliamentary Secretary and Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie announced a FedNor investment of $500,000 to support the Sault Ste. Marie EDC’s efforts to construct up to 75 kilometres of high quality, multi-use mountain bike trails, benefitting not only tourists but also the local economy. This investment is being made through the Canadian Experiences Fund (CEF), ...

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