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Fatal Collision east of Dryden – Hwy 17 Remains closed for Investigation

On August 22, 2018 at approximately 11:10 a.m. officers from the Dryden Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 17, Southworth Township, approximately 30 km East of Dryden. Dryden Ambulance, Air Ambulance and Wabigoon Volunteer Fire Department attended the scene. A passenger in the mini-van was pronounced dead at the scene and ...

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Northeast Fire Region – August 22

On the afternoon of August 22, there are 31 active forest fires across the Northeast. All of these fires are either being held, under control or being observed. No new fire were confirmed today, at the time of this update. Parry Sound 33 This fire is being held at 11,362 hectares. To find an updated map of current travel restrictions ...

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Ontario Freezes Driver Fees

Today, Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Transportation John Yakabuski announced that Ontario is freezing a number of driver fees that were set to increase on September 1, 2018. “People are fed up with paying more and more every time they need to renew their licence or take a driving test,” said Premier Ford. “This will make life more affordable ...

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Charges Laid in Death of Joseph Topping

On February 14, 2018, members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) located human remains in a wooded area within the City of Elliot Lake, Ontario. The human remains were that of missing person, Joseph TOPPING, 31 years-old from Elliot Lake, Ontario.   On February 26, 2018, a post-mortem examination was concluded by the Office of the ...

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Northeast Fire Region – August 21, 2018

On the afternoon of August 21, there are 35 active forest fires across the Northeast. Of these, only 1 fire is not yet under control. The remaining 34 fires are either being held, under control or being observed. One new fire was confirmed today, at the time of this update: Sudbury 117 covers 0.1 of a hectare and is located ...

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Tbaytel for Good Community Fund Launches Fall 2018 Campaign

Tbaytel has officially launched its Tbaytel for Good Community Fund fall 2018 campaign. “One of the questions we are often asked as Tbaytel for Good judges is what we look for when reviewing the submissions that come in, as well as what we feel makes a successful project stand out,” says Tbaytel for Good selection committee member Marilyn McIntosh. “We ...

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Province Committing to Work with Municipalities to Benefit Local Communities

Ontario’s Government for the People reinforced its partnership with municipalities today by signing a joint memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO). The memorandum of understanding, signed by Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and Lynn Dollin, AMO President, sets out the principles and procedures of how the Province consults with AMO on ...

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Theft of Gas in Thunder Bay leads to Search and Arrest in Schreiber

On Saturday, August 18th, 2018, at approximately 12:00 pm officers of the Nipigon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were advised of a theft of gas in Thunder Bay. The vehicle resembling the description in the theft of gas was later observed on highway 17 near Schreiber. When the driver observed police the motor vehicle fled from police. The vehicle was soon ...

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Northeast Fire Region – August 19

On the afternoon of August 19, there are 38 active forest fires across the Northeast. Of these, 3 fires are not yet under control. The remaining 35 fires are either being held, under control or being observed. There were three new fires confirmed today, at the time of this update. One of these has already been declared out. The remaining ...

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Northeast Fire Region – August 18, 2018

On the afternoon of August 18, there are 38 active forest fires across the Northeast. Of these, 2 fires are not yet under control. The remaining 36 fires are either being held, under control or being observed. There were three new fires confirmed today, at the time of this update. Sudbury 116 is being held at 0.4 of a hectare ...

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A New Palliative Care Facility to be built in North Bay

A new palliative care facility will be built in North Bay. An investment of $1.5 million by the Ontario Governemnt will help build the new palliative care facility that will provide quality end-of-life care to patients across the Nipissing region. The funding was provided through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, will help build a ten-bed residential hospice to provide palliative care ...

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Northeast Fire Region – August 17, 2018

Time of Report 18:28 Situation Update: On the afternoon of August 17, there are 39 active forest fires across the Northeast. Of these, one fire is not yet under control. The remaining 38 fires are either being held, under control or being observed. There were two new fires confirmed today, at the time of this update. Parry Sound 44 has ...

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EY Canada to do line-by-line audit of all Ontario government programs and services

Ontario’s Government for the People is taking more steps towards restoring trust and accountability in the province’s public finances. Today Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy announced that EY Canada was the successful bidder to conduct a comprehensive line-by-line audit of all government programs and services. Building on the work of Ontario’s Auditor General, EY Canada will begin their detailed analysis ...

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Northeast Fire Region Update – August 15, 2018

At the time of this report, there are 42 active forest fires across the Northeast. All active fires are either being held, under control or being observed. There was one new fire confirmed so far today. Sudbury 112 is under control at 0.2 of a hectare and located 5km northwest of Capreol. Incident Management Teams Incident Management Teams (IMTs) are ...

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Ontario Acts to Improve Accountability and Transparency at Hydro One

Ontario is taking action to ensure greater transparency and accountability at Hydro One by proclaiming into force the substantive requirements under the Hydro One Accountability Act, 2018. “We promised to clean up the hydro mess, and I am so proud to say that is exactly what we have done. Today is a good day for Ontario, because it is a ...

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