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Horwath shares vision for stronger communities

NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath shared her vision for stronger communities in remarks Monday at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Conference in Ottawa.   “No matter what part of Ontario we live in, we all want similar things,” said Horwath. “We all want a future where municipalities continue to be the heart of life at home — ...

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OPP begin “Operation Safe Trucking” Campaign – August 18 to August 24

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have begun their Operation Safe Trucking Campaign which runs from August 18 to August 24, 2019. OPP statistics report that there have been  4,816 Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) collisions so far this year (media release of August 16). Forty-six of those collisions resulted in fatalities, with two separate incidents collectively taking the lives of five people. This is ...

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Closure of Davenhill Senior Living leaves 150 Seniors without a home

Jessica Bell, NDP MPP for University—Rosedale, is calling on Doug Ford’s Conservatives to review the protections for seniors living in retirement homes after the abrupt closure of Davenhill Senior Living has left 150 senior residents with nowhere to go. In a public letter released today, Bell urged Minister for Seniors and Accessibility Raymond Cho to launch a review of the ...

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Recycling reform must benefit Ontarians, not PC party insiders

Ian Arthur, Ontario NDP Environment Critic and MPP (Kingston and the Islands), issued the following statement: “New Democrats have long supported a shift to producer responsibility for waste. Given Doug Ford’s track record of putting the interest of PC party insiders ahead of the public interest, we have serious concerns about whether his government will do this right. We’ll be ...

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Improving the Blue Box Program

Ontario is taking action to improve recycling across the province and address the serious problem of plastic pollution and litter, as committed to in our Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan. Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, and Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, were at Canada Fibers today to announce the next steps to transition the costs ...

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Thessalon OPP – Phone Systems are Repaired

The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Thessalon Detachment was experiencing issues with the office phone system.   All phones are now operational and members of the public looking to call the detachment may do so.   Front-line policing operations were not impacted by this issue.   Thank you for your understanding during this outage.

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Two Off-Road Vehicle Deaths have OPP Issuing Safety Message

Thousands of drivers throughout the province chose to be issued traffic citations rather than be the safe motorists the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) had hoped they would be over the Civic Day Long Weekend. Despite letting drivers know about their Move Over Campaign ahead of the long weekend, the OPP laid355 charges against drivers who were in a position, but ...

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Ontario to Create Urban Search and Rescue, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive, and Hazardous Materials Teams

Ontario’s is investing $2.5 million for municipal Urban Search and Rescue, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive, and Hazardous Materials teams in six municipalities across the province. “When disaster strikes, Ontario families need to have confidence that help is on the way. That’s why we’re providing communities across the province with funding to respond quickly and effectively to large-scale and ...

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IJC Welcomes New Members to its Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement Advisory Boards and Health Professionals Advisory Board

The International Joint Commission (IJC) has appointed ten new members from Canada and the United States to its Great Lakes Water Quality and Great Lakes Science Advisory Boards under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA) as well as to its Health Professionals Advisory Board. Members are chosen according to each board’s needs for expertise and experience. Some of the ...

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No Confirmed Sighting of British Columbia Suspects

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating numerous reports from across the province of suspicious vehicles and or young males believed to be the British Columbia homicide suspects. The OPP continues to work with members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and has assigned an investigative team, under the direction of Detective Inspector Matt Watson, Criminal Investigation Branch ...

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Company fined in the 2018 death of worker in the Big Pic Forest

Convicted: D & G Logging Ltd., 168 Government Road, Kapuskasing, Ontario, a small logging company near Manitouwadge, Ontario Location of Worksite: Near Long Pond Road in the Big Pic Forest north of Wawa and Lake Superior. Description of Offence: A worker was killed when the boom of a tree de-limbing machine released. Date of Offence: Jan. 15, 2018. Date of ...

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More than $9,000 in fines for illegally shooting bull moose

Two Kapuskasing men have been fined more than $9,000 after being convicted in a case where one man illegally shot a bull moose and the other passed it off as his own. On October 29, 2018 Alexandre Richard of Kapuskasing shot a cow and small bull moose although he and his hunting party were only licenced to hunt a cow ...

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Long-term care homes need more funding and more staff

Ontario needs to increase funding and staffing and stop relying on temp agencies at the province’s long-term care homes, according to the recommendations of the Wettlaufer Inquiry. The NDP wants those critical recommendations implemented immediately, and is also calling for the province to look into how the systemic vulnerabilities identified in Justice Eileen Gillese’s report are impacting seniors in care ...

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Kapuskasing OPP looking for suspicious vehicle with two males

At approximately 10:35 a.m., on July 31, 2019, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) James Bay Detachment in Kapuskasking received a report about a suspicious vehicle driving through a construction zone on Highway 11 in Kapuskasing. At this time the OPP cannot confirm the identity of the people in the vehicle that was occupied by two males. The OPP is continuing to ...

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OPP investigate Fatal Collision between Tractor Trailer and SUV west of Marathon

Jul 31, 2019 @ 11:11 – UPDATE Road Closure: #Hwy17 between #Marathon and #TerraceBay – Highway now alternating traffic through. Jul 31, 2019 @ 09:42 – On Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at approximately 21:45 pm, members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision (MVC), involving a tractor-trailer unit (TTU) and an SUV ...

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