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Ontario Unveils New Comprehensive Plan to Combat Poverty

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The Ontario government released its new Poverty Reduction Strategy today which will help more people get back to work and participate in the province’s economic recovery from COVID-19. The five-year strategy outlines key initiatives that will help connect people experiencing poverty with education, skills training, health and other supports, while helping people keep more of their hard-earned money. “While COVID-19 ...

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CSC Nouvelon and AEFO supply teachers reach an agreement

On December 2, 2020, the Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon and the Association des enseignantes et enseignants franco-ontariens de l’Ontario – suppléants du Moyen-Nord catholique (Unité 61) reached a three-year tentative agreement. The ratification meeting took place on December 13, 2020. The bargaining committees representing elementary and secondary supply teachers and the CSC Nouvelon agreed on a three-year agreement, retroactive to ...

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Snowmobiling & Excessive Noise

The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind snowmobilers to ride safely for an enjoyable winter season. Snowmobiling is one of the joys of a Canadian winter. However, excessive noise may be problematic for some communities and private property landowners.   The topic of snowmobile exhausts and the enforcement of modified exhausts has always been a hot topic in ...

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Charges Laid in September Motorycle Collision

On September 22, 2020, at approximately 5:04 p.m., members from the Kirkland Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision (MVC) involving a pickup truck and a motorcycle, on Highway 66 in McGarry Township. As a result of the investigation, Gabriel SIMARD, age 22, of Cheney, Ontario, has been charged with the following: ...

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East Algoma OPP – Investigation Continues into Fatal Collision on Highway 548

On December 14, 2020 at approximately 11:34 a.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), members from the OPP Technical Collision Investigation (TCI) Unit, St Joseph Fire Department and Algoma Paramedic Services responded to a two vehicle motor vehicle collision on Highway 548 south of Humbug Point Road and V Line Road in St. Joseph Township. Investigation determined ...

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East Algoma OPP – Hwy 548 Closed at Hardwood Drive

Presently, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), members from the OPP Technical Collision Investigation (TCI) Unit and Algoma Paramedic Services responded to a two vehicle motor vehicle collision on Highway 548 south of Humbug Road and D Line Road in St. Joseph Township that occurred at 11:34 A.M. Highway 548 is closed in both directions at Hardwood Drive. The ...

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East Algoma OPP – Detachment Report

(MISSISSAUGA FIRST NATION, ON)– On December 3, 2020 at approximately 1:45 p.m., a member from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was on patrol duties on Highway 17 within the Territory of Mississauga First Nation. While stationary the officer observed a black older model pick-up truck approaching his location and recognized the driver and was aware ...

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Manitoulin Police Report

Whitefish River FN Driver Charged On December 6, 2020, at approximately 7:49 a.m. members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 6, south of Espanola. Police located the vehicle and determined that the driver had consumed alcohol. The driver was arrested and brought to the Espanola detachment for further testing. ...

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Made-In-Ontario Respirators and Masks – Production of PPE will create jobs and protect frontline workers

The Ontario government is investing more than $5 million through the Ontario Together Fund to help three companies: O2 Canada (Kitchener), RONCO (Concord), and Swenco Ltd. (Kitchener-Waterloo) create jobs by designing and producing respirators and surgical masks for frontline and healthcare workers. Ontario is investing more than $1.8 million in Kitchener-based O2 Canada to design double-filtered, soft-sealed, and reusable respirators ...

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Province Expanding Online Renewal Options for Drivers

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The Ontario government is temporarily waiving multiple driver’s licence renewal requirements so that all Class G and M drivers can now safely renew their licences online at ServiceOntario.ca. To ensure continued access to critical services, these changes will also help people travelling outside Ontario for essential travel to renew their licences. “The unfortunate reality is that the COVID-19 pandemic has made ...

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La province accroît les options de renouvellement en ligne pour les conducteurs

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario renonce temporairement aux multiples exigences de renouvellement des permis de conduire, afin que tous les conducteurs des catégories G et M puissent maintenant renouveler leur permis en ligne en toute sécurité sur ServiceOntario.ca. Afin d’assurer un accès continu aux services essentiels, ces changements aideront également les personnes qui se rendent à l’extérieur de l’Ontario pour des déplacements ...

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Nipissing OPP investigate Body found in Eden Township

On December 8, 2020 at approximately 3 p.m., members of the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a body that had been located off of Tilton Lake Road, Eden Township. At this time, the identity of the deceased has not been confirmed. With the assistance of the Nipissing West OPP Crime Unit and the ...

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Nipigon OPP lay charges in overdose

On November 27, 2020, members of the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Superior North EMS responded to a residence in Nipigon, Ontario for a report of a suspected drug overdose.  A 36-year-old was transported to the hospital where they recovered. An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the overdose was initiated by the OPP Community Street ...

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Ontario Protecting Workers and Employers during COVID-19

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The Ontario government introduced the Workplace Safety and Insurance Amendment Act, 2020 that would, if passed, protect employers from an unexpected increase in Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) premiums, while maintaining an increase to the maximum earnings cap for worker benefits. The loss of jobs among lower wage workers, including those in the retail, hospitality and service sector, during ...

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L’Ontario protège les travailleurs et les employeurs pendant la COVID-19

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario a déposé la Loi de 2020 modifiant la Loi sur la sécurité professionnelle et l’assurance contre les accidents du travail qui, si elle est adoptée, protégera les employeurs contre toute hausse inattendue des primes de la Commission de la sécurité professionnelle et de l’assurance contre les accidents du travail (WSIB), tout en maintenant une augmentation du ...

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