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M-174 National Suicide Prevention Action Plan is Passed in Parliament

“When the vote began on my call for a national suicide action plan I stood up and held up the eagle feather and the red hawk feather in remembrance of all the youth we have lost in the northern communities. I wanted those children to know that they were loved and that Canada must do better for this coming generation ...

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Temiskaming Shores declares a state of emergency

The Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has been advised that the City of Temiskaming Shores has declared a state of emergency due to the rising water levels and ice building up on shore. The area near the lake on Fleming Drive has been closed down, and barricades are in place. Temiskaming OPP urge the public to remain ...

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Gélinas’ 911 Everywhere in Ontario bill will save lives

NDP MPP France Gélinas held a press conference at Queen’s Park on Thursday to help enact a law that will save lives by ensuring that all Ontarians have access to 911 emergency services.    Gélinas’ bill, 9-1-1 Everywhere in Ontario, is up for debate in the Ontario legislature on Thursday afternoon. Bill 75 has three parts. The first will do away with 1-800 numbers in case ...

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Consent Not Garnered for Ferrochrome Facility

It was announced that Noront Resources Ltd. chose Sault Ste. Marie as the future home of its ferrochrome processing The announcement was held at City Hall with various speakers including Mayor Provenzano and City Council representatives. Absent from the event was leadership from Batchewana First Nation, the reason was lack of consultation. Chief Dean Sayers of Batchewana First Nation (BFN) ...

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The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority Issues a Flood Outlook Statement

Issued May 08, 2019 @ 1:00 pm   The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority would like to issue a watershed conditions statement to residents in regard to current watershed conditions. The weather forecast indicates local rainfall amounts of 30-50 mm or more are possible Wednesday night through Thursday. The ground in some locations is already near saturation or remains ...

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NDP MPP proposes to ban fracking in Ontario

Peter Tabuns, Ontario NDP Energy and Climate Change critic, held a press conference today to re-introduce a private member’s bill proposing to ban fracking in Ontario.   The bill, which Tabuns first tabled in 2015, has only taken on increasing urgency as new evidence has emerged showing that fracking is even more problematic than anyone realized four years ago. Recent ...

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Marathon OPP Vehicle Catches Fire

On Sunday May 5, 2019 approximately 08:20pm while on patrol in the Town of Marathon, one of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) vehicles was involved in a fire. The vehicle, a 2016 Chevy Tahoe was parked at 13 Jackson Crescent, Marathon, when the vehicle began to smoke from under the hood. The officer attempted to extinguish the fire with an ...

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North Bay OPP investigate Death of infant

At approximately 12:20 a.m., on May 4, 2019, officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North Bay Detachment responded to a residence in East Ferris Township, Ontario. When officers arrived at the scene, they were met by Nipissing Paramedic Services. Investigation revealed that a baby had been born at the residence. The baby and mother were both brought to hospital, where ...

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Ford’s cancellation of 50 million trees program hurts northern businesses

Doug Ford’s decision to cancel the 50 million trees program is hurting northern businesses and tree growers, and wasting millions of tree seedlings that could have grown Ontario’s forests, said NDP MPP Judith Monteith-Farrell (Thunder Bay – Atikokan) during question period Thursday.   “The Ford government is hurting businesses in northern Ontario that depended on the 50 million trees program ...

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MP Kent Calls for Investigation into Trudeau’s Illegal Bahamas Vacation

Today, the Honourable Peter Kent, Conservative Shadow Minister for Ethics, sent a letter to the Commissioner of the RCMP regarding Justin Trudeau’s illegal vacation to the Aga Khan’s private island. The letter points out that the facts, as uncovered and reported in December 2017 by the former federal Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, Mary Dawson, potentially reveal a prima ...

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Statement from Horwath and Mamakwa on tragic fire in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Kiiwetinoong MPP Sol Mamakwa  released the following statement to express their deepest condolences after a tragic fire in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation claimed multiple lives:   “Today we join with the people of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation who are grieving the tragic deaths of community members and loved ones in an early morning house fire.   Our thoughts and our hearts are ...

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Station Mall Walmart to Close

Walmart Canada is committed to evaluating their store network to meet customer needs and ensure continued growth strategies. The company has opened more than 20 stores over the past four years. As part of the retailer’s store strategy, they will also close two stores – one in Pincourt, Quebec (101 Boulevard Cardinal Leger) and one in Sault St. Marie, Ontario ...

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SSM OPP – Woman charged with impaired after traffic stop

On May 1, 2019, at approximately 2:45 a.m. members from the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment observed a motor vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.   Officers conducted a traffic stop and as a result of further investigation, Janette WALLACE 28 years-old of Aweres Township, Ontario was ...

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Ford government needs to stop blocking relief for Northern drivers

NDP House Leader Gilles Bisson, the MPP for Timmins, issued the following statement after the Competition Bureau found that Northern gas prices have not been subject to price fixing — a claim the Doug Ford government made in an attempt to stall NDP legislation to regulate gas prices:   “If the Competition Bureau says gas companies are following the law on pricing, then we need to ...

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