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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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Statement by Premier Doug Ford on Christmas

Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement to mark the Christmas holiday: “Christmas is a special time to come together with friends and family. Whether you are celebrating Christmas, observing another holiday or using this time to spend with family, I want to extend my warmest wishes to you and your loved ones. Ontario’s diverse celebration of faith, family ...

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News from the Park – December 24

Lately, to say that there is never a dull moment in Queen’s Park would by no means an understatement. To be sure, Kathleen Wynne definitely kept the all of the parties on their toes but truly Doug Ford’s wave of legislative changes and budget cuts make Wynne’s years in office look like ripples on the pond in comparison to Ford’s ...

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Did you purchase a MAXMILLIONS ticket in the Sault for Last Night?

Ontario players check your tickets! The $60 million LOTTO MAX jackpot winning ticket from the Friday, December 21, 2018 draw was sold in Guelph. Last night’s draw produced some nice wins across the province: Eight MAXMILLIONS tickets, worth $1,000,000 each, were sold in Georgetown, Hamilton, London (2), Ottawa, Toronto (2) and Woodbridge. Six MAXMILLIONS tickets, worth $250,000 each, were sold ...

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20th Shadows of the Mind Film Festival to Feature Film shot in SSM

The 20th annual Shadows of the Mind Film Festival is set to run Feb. 23 to March 3, 2019 in Sault Ste. Marie and an extra special gala is planned to kick off the occasion. Shadows of the Mind Film Festival is pleased to announce the film Giant Little Ones, has been confirmed for the 20th anniversary gala screening. The coming-of-age film ...

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The world is set to light up Sault Ste. Marie

Batchewana First Nation Chief and Council provided approval to the International Fireworks Committee to use Whitefish Island from February 18 to February 24, 2019, for the production of the International Fireworks Competition.   10-minute pyro-musical displays will be launched at 6:30 pm from Whitefish island with accompanying music being broadcasted on radio. The shows will also be streamed live on ...

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Following inquest, NDP renews call for opioid crisis to be declared a public health emergency

A coroner’s jury has recommended that the Ford government declare the opioid overdose epidemic a public health emergency following an examination into the death of Bradley Chapman. Official Opposition Mental Health and Addictions critic Bhutila Karpoche released the following statement in support: “The findings of the inquest into Bradley Chapman’s death have underscored what health care experts, frontline workers and ...

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