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Andrea Horwath – Liberal response to the cost of hydro ads

Sep 27, 2017 @ 08:12 Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement regarding the Liberal government’s response when the NDP revealed documents showing the government is spending $5.5 million on advertising to counter negative media coverage of high hydro bills: “The Wynne Liberal government is spending $5.5 million to counter people’s negative view of their high hydro bills. ...

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Manitouwadge Man Charged with Multiple Offences after Reckless Driving Reports

Sep 27, 2017 @ 08:09 On September 25, 2017 at approximately 11:50 p.m. officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Manitouwadge detachment received a report regarding a motor vehicle driving recklessly at high rates of speed and squealing tires in the Township of Manitouwadge. Officers patrolled the area and located a black and white pickup truck in the parking lot ...

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In Four Months – 10 Drivers Charged with Speeding 50km/h or More

Sep 27, 2017 @ 08:07 On Highway 17/614 in the Marathon/Manitouwadge area over the previous four months, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers have charged ten drivers under the Highway Traffic Act for speeding 50km/hr or more over the posted speed limit. June 22, a 66 year old male of Longueil, QC. 144km/hr in 90km/hr zone. July 7, a 45 year ...

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Ontario PCs invite Wynne Liberal MPP Lou Rinaldi to Northern Ontario

Sep 26, 2017 @ 18:58 Today, Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown and Ontario PC Northern MPPs Vic Fedeli (Nipissing) and Ross Romano (Sault Ste. Marie) wrote to MPP Lou Rinaldi and invited him to visit beautiful, opportunity-filled Northern Ontario. Lou Rinaldi has been coming under fire at Queen’s Park for referring to Northern Ontario as “No Man’s Land.” He has ...

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Robinson-Huron Treaty Annuities Hearings begin in Thunder Bay

Sep 26, 2017 @ 08:15 First Nations representatives of the Robinson-Huron Treaty (1850) have brought a lawsuit against Canada and Ontario citing their failure to implement the terms of the treaty. The hearing centres on the annuity augmentation. The treaty when signed promised an initial payment of $2 per individual, which would be increased based on the wealth generated by the ...

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8th Annual Franco-Ontarian Day Statement

Marie-France Lalonde, Minister of Francophone Affairs, released the following statement today: “As a Franco-Ontarian and, for the first time, as Minister of Francophone Affairs, I am especially pleased and proud to celebrate the eighth annual Franco-Ontarian Day.  Francophones are an integral part of our province’s history and they epitomize the richness and vitality of our society. As we commemorate the ...

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UPDATE – East Algoma OPP searching for Laurence Folz

Sep 23, 2017 @ 14:03 On September 22, 2017, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment, the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the OPP Canine Unit began an extensive ground search for an elderly male in the Municipality of Huron Shores.   Shortly after 10:00 a.m. on September 23, 2017, 71 year old Laurence FOLZ of ...

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Thunderstorm strands vessel on Ella Lake

Sep 23, 2017 @ 08:09 Members of the Manitoulin/Espanola OPP Marine Unit were called to assist in locating a vessel in distress last evening shortly after 8:00 PM. A male and female were on Ella Lake near Nairn Centre, ON.  A severe thunderstorm passed through the area while the couple were on their way across the lake just before dark. ...

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CAPT says Northern Ontario Multimodal Transportation Strategy ‘Lacks Vision’

Sep 21, 2017 @ 13:12 Howie Wilcox, Chair of the Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (CAPT) submitted CAPT’s response to the 25-year provincial transportation strategy.  In it he states that the draft Northern Ontario Multimodal Transportation Strategy (NOMTS) “is completely lacking in vision, is not multi-modal, …and does not respond to the input from its community consultations.” Summary of CAPT’s ...

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Garden River FN – Election Results

Garden River First Nation held its election Tuesday, and incumbent Chief Paul Syrette was re-elected. He defeated Brandi Marie Nolan, 392 votes to 341. Elected as councillors were: Karen Bell – 404 votes Chris Solomon Sr. – 334 votes Caroline Barry – 315 votes Andy Rickard – 312 Darwin Belleau – 305 votes Leslie Zack-Caraballo – 294 votes Susan (Sue) ...

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Createch Group receives support to expand in Sault Ste. Marie

Sep 21, 2017 @ 08:02 Software solutions company, The Createch Group, has set its sights on establishing an international information and communications technology support and training centre in Sault Ste. Marie, thanks in part to a Government of Canada repayable contribution of $482,000. The funding was announced Tuesday by Terry Sheehan, member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of ...

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Statement on Ontario’s Opioid Strategy

Sep 19, 2017 @ 11:06 The following statement was issued today by Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care: “The opioid crisis in Ontario is a tragic and growing issue, one we are continuing to work diligently to combat. As part of our government’s commitment to openness, transparency and evidence-based decision-making, we are continuing to make relevant data widely ...

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Ontario Government Takes Measures to Make Drug-Impaired driving laws tougher

Sep 19, 2017 @ 08:13 To help keep roads safe, Ontario plans to introduce new measures to make drug-impaired driving laws even tougher. In Toronto today, Premier Kathleen Wynne and Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, announced that there are plans to introduce legislation that would increase the consequences and costs for those who drive under the influence of drugs, including cannabis. ...

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Sault College Experiences an Increase in Enrolment

Sep 19, 2017 @ 08:12 Excitement has filled the air at Sault College as we welcomed more than 2,350 new and returning post-secondary students for the fall semester! With an overall growth in enrolment of just over three percent from last year, Sault College is home to students from our community, our province and across the globe! Combining our post-secondary ...

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SSM Man Identified in Fatal ATV Rollover

On September 15, 2017, shortly after 8:00 a.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Algoma Paramedic Services responded to a single vehicle motor collision involving a male driver on an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) on McNie Road in McNie Township.   The investigation is continuing as to why there was a roll over. The operator ...

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