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Killer Band Set to Blast the Soo With Heavy Metal

The KiLLeR DWaRFs were formed in the fall of 1981 from the ashes of vocalist Russ “Dwarf” Graham and drummer Darrell “Dwarf” Millar’s club bands in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The band was rounded out by Bryce “Dwarf” Trewin (guitar) and Ange “Dwarf” Fodero (bass) The KiLLeR DWaRFs quickly gained international success, first in Canada with the Juno nominated self-titled KiLLeR ...

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Statement by the Prime Minister to mark the New Year

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to mark the New Year: “Happy New Year, Canada! “This past year, we marked the 150th anniversary of Confederation, and looked back on the remarkable achievements Canadians have made throughout our history. We recommitted ourselves to our shared values, and we celebrated the diversity that makes us strong. Millions of ...

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Ontario Government Concludes Largest Consultation on Education in Province’s History

Ontario’s Government for the People has concluded the largest public consultation on education in the province’s history. This comprehensive education consultation had participation from parents, students, educators, employers and organizations from across Ontario. The consultation included more than 72,000 engagements across three different consultation channels, which included an open submission form, online survey and telephone town halls held in every ...

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NOWW Annual Writing Contest opens Jan. 1

Writers may have less time to perfect their work this year, but a tighter deadline is not the only motivation to get writing for Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop’s writing contest. The 21stAnnual NOWW Writing Contest officially opens Jan. 1 and this year once again includes a selection of award-winning Canadian authors on the judge’s panel. “I’m completely amazed by our ...

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Ontario Freezing More Driver and Vehicle Fees

Ontario’s Government for the People is taking another step to make life more affordable for taxpayers and businesses by putting a stop to driver and vehicle fees that were set to increase today on January 1, 2019. This is the second round of driver and vehicle fee increases that the Government for the People has cancelled. In September, fees for ...

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Statement by Premier Doug Ford on the New Year

Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement to mark the New Year: “As we welcome the arrival of 2019, Ontario’s Government is working for the People and renewing our commitment to make life better for families and businesses across this province and to restore integrity to our province’s finances. We will continue to work hard to put more money ...

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LSSU’s 44th annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness

The wordsmiths at Lake Superior State University have released LSSU’s 44th annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. “We grapple, litigate, and then yeet irritating words and phrases gathered from the nominations and votes received during 2018,” said an LSSU-OTUS thought leader from the word-banishment wheelhouse. “It’s the most important election of our ...

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Special Advisor on Indigenous Affairs is Appointed

Ontario’s Government for the People has appointed Clifford Bull to the newly created role of Special Advisor on Indigenous Affairs. Mr. Bull, the former Chief of Lac Seul First Nation, will advise Minister of Indigenous Affairs Greg Rickford on economic and social and jurisdictional issues affecting Indigenous communities. He will also serve as a liaison on behalf of Premier Doug ...

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Hearst Snowmobile Collision claims Life

On December 27, 2018, at approximately 11:45 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), as well as the Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) responded to a Motorized Snow Vehicle (MSV) collision on Shannon Lake in Shannon Township, east of the Town of Hearst, Ontario. ...

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Biigtigong Pic River First Nation without Power since early morning

  At 2:30 a.m. December 29th, 2018, Chief Duncan has declared a STATE OF EMERGENCY due to frigid temperatures and public safety concerns. Following the protocol of our Emergency Plan, staff will be going door to door to check on elders and families with small children, and those vulnerable members as a priority and providing transportation to the GMS hotel ...

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New Brunswick joins Saskatchewan to Support Ontario’s Case Against Carbon Tax

Ontario’s Government for the People is gaining support across Canada in its fight against the federal government’s unconstitutional carbon tax. In addition to the Province of Saskatchewan, the Province of New Brunswick has now also joined Ontario’s challenge to the federal government’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, which is an unconstitutional, disguised tax. “The federal carbon tax will eliminate jobs ...

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Historic Victory – Crown to Renew and Honour Treaty Promises

168 years after signing the Robinson-Huron Treaty, the calls from former and current Anishinabek Chiefs for the Crown to fulfill its Treaty promise to share the resource revenue of the Treaty territory have finally been heard. “We are so pleased that the Court has heard us and agreed with us that the treaty was not a one-time transaction, but an ...

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North East LHIN Patient and Family Advisory Committee Applying Experience and Insights to better Northerners’ Health Care Experience

The North East Local Health Integration Network (North East LHIN) recognizes the value of listening to the voices of patients, clients, families and caregivers. “When people are actively involved in setting health care priorities and contributing to projects, it is a win-win for all. As the health system manager the North East LHIN’s work stays focussed on ensuring a more ...

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CP derailment near Coldwell

CP Rail officials state that “At approximately 1:15 p.m. eastern time, a CP train derailed near Coldwell, Ontario. There were no injuries and there is no threat to public safety. CP immediately dispatched teams to respond to the site. The cause of the incident is under investigation.“ Other sources say that the rail line will be closed for 8-12 hours.

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Ontario Energy Board asks both Hydro One and NextBridge to return with a ‘Not-To-Exceed’ Price on Critical Northern Transmission Line

The Ontario Energy Board has announced a time extension to its decision regarding the Leave to Construct for the new Lake Superior Link/East-West Tie transmission line, to allow for an additional review process. Influenced by Hydro One’s submission to include a “not-to-exceed” price in its proposal, the OEB has asked both proponents to respond with a not-to-exceed price by January 31, ...

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