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Child poverty remains a huge problem for Canada

In 1989 parliament unanimously passed a motion calling for the end of child poverty in Canada by the year 2000. That led to the creation of Campaign 2000, a cross-Canada public education movement to build awareness and support for the parliamentary motion and efforts to achieve its goal. One of the main focuses of Campaign 2000’s work is publishing research ...

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NDP – Throne Speech points to Ford’s plan to take Ontario from bad to worse

Leader of the Official Opposition Andrea Horwath said Thursday’s throne speech shows Ontario being dragged backwards, thanks to backroom deals Ford has made with insiders and lobbyists. “He’s dividing Ontarians, and sending a clear message that Ford will govern just for a few,” said Horwath. “For well-connected Ford insiders or lobbyists, apparently Ford’s happy to work out a deal to ...

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SSM Man fined $4,125 for Various hunting & Fishing offences

A Sault Ste. Marie man has been fined $4,125 for various hunting and fishing offences. Cameron Tucker pleaded guilty and was fined $1,000 for hunting big game without a licence, $1,000 for discharging a firearm on the travelled portion of a roadway, $2,000 for violating a court order, and $125 for fishing without a licence. Tucker received a suspended sentence ...

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Throne Speech Opens Parliament “Government for the People will respect taxpayers, protect students and restore accountability”

Ontario’s Government for the People is opening Parliament to take action to protect students and lower electricity bills. The Speech from the Throne, delivered today by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, officially opened the 42nd Parliament and set out the government’s plan to put the people first. “We have a clear mandate from the people,” said Premier ...

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HydroOne CEO to retire effective immediately & Board to step down before August 15

Today, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines Greg Rickford released the following statement: “Our government was elected on a promise to lower electricity bills for the people of Ontario. This included a promise to address governance at Hydro One. Today, Hydro One has informed us that Chief Executive Officer Mayo Schmidt is retiring from the company, effective immediately. The ...

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Forest Fire Update – July 10

With the current fire situation in the Northeast Region, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services will be providing 2 media releases daily (late morning and evening). This morning, there are 69 active forest fires in Northeast Region. 27 of these fires are not yet under control, while forty-two are either being held, under ...

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Second Binational Poll Reaffirms that Citizens Feel Great Lakes Protection is Critical

Eighty-eight percent of respondents believe protecting the Great Lakes is highly important and are willing to pay more to ensure their restoration, according to the second large survey conducted on public perception of the world’s largest freshwater system. The International Joint Commission (IJC) sponsored the survey, which was completed by its Great Lakes Water Quality Board in January 2018 and ...

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MNRF Minister Jeff Yurek – Statement on Temagami Fires

Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Jeff Yurek issued this statement today about the Ontario government’s response to the wildfire outside Temagami: “Our wildland fire and emergency response personnel are working closely with the Ontario Provincial Police, community leaders and other agencies to fight the fire near the Town of Temagami and make sure people move to safety. People in ...

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NorthEast Regional Fire Situation – July 9, 2018

By this evening, there were sixty-eight active forest fires across the Northeast. Twenty-six of these fires are not yet under control, while forty-two are either being held, under control or being observed. Restricted Fire Zone declared in Northeast Region Due to the extreme fire hazard, several recent periods of heavy lightning and the large number of wildfires burning, the Ministry ...

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Ford Government cuts Education Programming Development aimed at Reconciliation

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Derek Fox expressed grave concern with Ontario’s new government as the Ministry of Education abruptly cut summer sessions to develop education curriculum on Indian Residential Schools that were set to begin today. “Truth-sharing and education on the Indian Residential School experience is one of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action. ...

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Summer at the St. Joseph Island Legion

St. Joseph Island, a little area east of Sault Ste. Marie that is proud of it’s great tourism venues. It is truly a little piece of heaven. The beaches, fishing, camping and so much more, it is simply splendid. The communities and organizations schedule so many wonderful events. No matter your interests, there is always something to do on St. ...

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Premier Doug Ford and Toronto Mayor John Tory Meet to Discuss issues affecting Torontonians

Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Toronto Mayor John Tory held a meeting this afternoon to discuss a wide range of issues affecting the residents of Toronto. Following a productive discussion, Premier Ford and Mayor Tory committed to further collaboration around economic development, transit, housing, and addressing gun violence in Toronto. Both leaders agreed gun violence is an important issue and Premier Ford ...

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Search continues for two Missing Men on Lake of the Woods

Jul 6, 2018 @ 10:03 Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Kenora Marine and Trails Unit (MTU) and Kenora Crime Unit are currently investigating two missing persons on Lake of the Woods. On Thursday, July 5, 2018 at approximately 1:30 p.m, the Kenora OPP received a complaint of two swimmers in distress in the water ...

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