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Del Duca Releases ‘Ontario North’ Action Plan

Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidate Steven Del Duca was joined in Thunder Bay by sitting MPP Michael Gravelle and released the details of his ‘Ontario North’ action plan. The plan calls for expanding the Trans-Canada highway to four lanes across its entire length, providing Northern Ontarians with access to a health practitioner within 48 hours, reversing Ford cuts to the North ...

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East Algoma OPP Investigate Fatal Collision – UPDATE

Jan 7, 2020 at 12:56 – On Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 11:45 p.m., members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Algoma Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Sables-Spanish River Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 east of the Town of Spanish.   The investigation has since revealed that a westbound tractor trailer collided with ...

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Algoma Power Outage North of the Soo & Warming Centre’s – UPDATE

  Jan 7, 2020 at 08:01 Algoma Power is continuing restoration efforts to over 1000 residential, seasonal, and small business customers north of Sault Ste. Marie, No ETR at this time. Thank you for your patience. Wawa-news has inquired if there is another outage. Jan 7, 2020 at 07:30 Algoma Power finished restoring power to all residential, seasonal, and small ...

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Horwath responds to Ford’s ongoing refusal to cancel education cuts

Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement in response to news that teachers and education workers at many public schools will hold another one-day strike at select boards on Wednesday Jan. 8: “It’s shameful that Doug Ford is digging in his heels on his plan to fire thousands of teachers, cram more kids into classrooms, and force mandatory ...

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Conservative Statement – Qasem Soleimani

The Hon. Erin O’Toole, Conservative Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, and James Bezan, Shadow Minister for National Defence, released the following statement regarding the airstrike carried out by the United States against terrorist Qasem Soleimani: “Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has long been a tool of repression and violence in Iran and across the world, which is why the Conservative Party brought a successful ...

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Sudbury OPP Identify Deceased in New Year’s Day Collision

On January 1, 2020 at approximately 8:50 a.m., members from the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Sudbury Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Greater Sudbury Fire Services responded to a single motor vehicle collision in the westbound lanes of Highway 17, near the Highway 144 interchange, City of Greater Sudbury, Ontario. Preliminary investigation revealed ...

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Friday’s LOTTO MAX is $70 Million!

For the first LOTTO MAX draw of the new year, LOTTO MAX has soared to new, uncharted heights! The LOTTO MAX draw on Friday, January 3 will offer a record-breaking $70 million jackpot (estimated) plus 10 additional and separate MAXMILLIONS prizes worth $1 million each (estimated). “This Friday’s LOTTO MAX jackpot is the biggest-ever offered in Canada!” says Randy Weyersberg, ...

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SSM OPP Charge Batchewana Male with Assault with a Weapon

On January 1, 2020 at approximately 5:00 a.m. members from the Batchewana Police Service, Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Sault Ste. Marie Ambulance were dispatched to a disturbance on Frontenac Street, Batchewana First Nation, Ontario. Officers and E.M.S. attended the scene and located one injured person with non-life threatening injuries. As a result of further investigation, John ...

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SSM OPP Charge Calgary Man with Operation while Impaired

On January 1, 2020 at approximately 1:40 a.m. members from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Highway Safety Division (HSD) conducted a traffic stop on Queen Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. As a result of further investigation, Johar Sirage HUSSEIN 35 years-old from Calgary, Alberta was charged with the following: Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration – 80 plus, contrary ...

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Premier Doug Ford on the New Year

Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement marking New Year’s Day: “A new year offers us a fresh opportunity to build on our previous successes, set new goals, and embrace a bright and hopeful future for ourselves and our loved ones. We look ahead with hope to the months and days ahead where we can make new memories and focus ...

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OPP record first snowmobiler fatality of the year – ride safe this season

With mild temperatures forecast for many parts of the province into the holidays, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) are warning snowmobilers to stay off closed OFSC trails. The OPP is also urging riders to stay off frozen waterways as they too remain unsafe. The OPP responded to its first snowmobile fatality of the ...

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In Our Father’s Footsteps – Commemorate Canada’s liberation of the Netherlands 75 years ago

From Guelph to Kitchener, Burlington, Woodstock, London, Mississauga, Brampton, Bradford, Barrie, Orillia, Collingwood, Newmarket, Cornwall, North Bay… the news is spreading across Ontario (and Canada) about In Our Fathers’ Footsteps, a one-time, first-of-its-kind remembrance event inspired by a WWII memoir written by a Canadian veteran and given to his daughter on his 80th birthday. News of the event has received ...

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Batchewana First Nation Asserts Jurisdiction, Oppose Ferrochrome Development

After months of discussions the Chief and Council of Batchewana First Nation has reached a decision not to endorse the proposed Ferrochrome development. The decision did not come lightly and was reached in accordance with Anishnabek law, inherent jurisdiction, culture and traditions. The Council feels as the caretakers of the land and waterways that they must prohibit the construction of ...

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Algoma Steel hangs Algoma Steel Star with Steel Speed Crane Rentals

In honour of the season, Algoma Steel Inc. is pleased to announce they have partnered with Steel Speed Crane Rentals Inc. to erect the Christmas star. Crafted back in the 1980s by members of Algoma’s Central Trades group, the Algoma Steel star has bestowed goodwill and best wishes to the residents of Sault Ste. Marie for decades. Measuring 29 feet ...

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