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Le NPD demande aux libéraux de renoncer à la réduction de 800 $ de la PCRE

Les néo-démocrates ont de nouveau demandé aux libéraux de Justin Trudeau de revenir sur leur décision de réduire de 800 $ par mois la PCRE pour les personnes qui en dépendent pour surmonter la pandémie. Alors que des mesures de confinement liées à la pandémie sont toujours en place dans plusieurs provinces, beaucoup de gens sont toujours sans emploi. Les ...

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Pandemic Overwhelming Communities in the North

Kashechewan, Ontario. A humanitarian crisis is quickly overwhelming the remote community of Kashechewan, a First Nation on the coast of James Bay in Northern Ontario. COVID-19 is sweeping through the community of 1800 members. Community leaders and workers who are not in isolation are quickly becoming exhausted and burnt out. Chief Leo Friday and his Councillors are working 13 hour ...

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Helicopter makes Emergency Landing while Firefighting in Nipigon District

In the early evening of June 7th, 2021, a commercially operated helicopter contracted by the MNRF engaged in firefighting activities on a Nipigon District fire was forced to perform an emergency landing in a forested area.   The Ministry of Natural Resources confirmed that the pilot, who was the sole occupant of the aircraft was transported to the hospital with ...

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Canada and Ontario Invest $15 million in Municipal Infrastructure to Respond to the Impacts of COVID-19 in Northern Ontario

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The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing more than $15 million to protect the health, and well-being of residents in 99 municipalities across Northern Ontario. Details were provided by the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Stephen Crawford, ...

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investissent 15 millions de dollars dans des infrastructures municipales pour faire face aux répercussions de la COVID-19 dans le nord de l’Ontario

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Les gouvernements du Canada et de l’Ontario investissent plus de 15 millions de dollars pour protéger la santé et le bien-être des résidents de 99 municipalités du nord de l’Ontario. L’honorable Patty Hajdu, ministre de la Santé et députée de Thunder Bay—Supérieur-Nord, au nom de l’honorable Catherine McKenna, ministre fédérale de l’Infrastructure et des Collectivités, Stephen Crawford, adjoint parlementaire de ...

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Horwath responds to deadly London car attack

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement in response to London Police Services’ revelation that a Muslim family was targeted and deliberately struck by a driver on Sunday in London, Ontario: “Words are not enough to express the sorrow and anger we are all feeling in the wake of news that three generations of a family were targeted and ...

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NDP statement on attack in London

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, and Lindsay Mathyssen, NDP MP for London–Fanshawe, made the following statement: “We send our heartfelt condolences to the relatives and community of the victims in London. This was a hate crime that killed four members of a family and left the fifth seriously injured. Three generations among the dead were a grandmother, father, mother ...

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Ontario Enhancing and Expanding Blue Box Program

Following extensive consultations, the Ontario government is improving blue box recycling by expanding service to more communities, standardizing the list of materials that can be recycled across the province and saving municipalities money by making producers of products and packaging fully responsible for the cost and operation of the program. “Producers and municipalities have been advocating for an enhanced, producer-led ...

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Programme ontarien d’amélioration et d’expansion de la boîte bleue

Après une vaste consultation, le gouvernement de l’Ontario améliore le programme des boîtes bleues en l’élargissant à plus de collectivités, en normalisant les types de déchets qui peuvent être recyclés dans toute la province et en rendant les fabricants de produits et d’emballages entièrement responsables des coûts et de la gestion du programme pour aider les municipalités à réduire leurs ...

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Nipigon OPP seize Vehicle & Drugs after arrest of occupants

On 28 May 2021 at 3:50 pm, members of the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped an eastbound vehicle. Investigation with assistance from the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) and the Northwest Region Canine Unit, led to the arrest of the driver for drug offences. A search of the vehicle incident to the arrest ...

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Un projet pilote pourrait aboutir à l’établissement d’une grande usine de produits chimiques à base de lithium dans le Nord de l’Ontario

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario investit 363 000 $ dans Frontier Lithium pour aider la petite société minière émergente du Grand Sudbury à démontrer son nouveau procédé innovateur d’extraction du lithium. Cet investissement appuiera les emplois et les débouchés dans le secteur minier, encouragera le développement économique dans le Nord et mettra en évidence le potentiel élevé d’exploitation des minéraux de ...

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Pilot project could lead to future large-scale lithium chemical plant in northern Ontario

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The Ontario government is investing $363,000 in Frontier Lithium to help the emerging Greater Sudbury-based junior mining company demonstrate its new innovative extraction process for lithium. This investment will support jobs and opportunities in the mining sector, promote economic development in the north and highlight Ontario’s high mineral development potential. “We are investing in innovative mining and refining technology developed ...

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Transport Fire Closes Highway 17/11 West of Nipigon for several hours today

On Friday May 21, 2021 at approximately 11:20 am, officers of the Nipigon detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a commercial motor vehicle fire near Golf Course Road west of Nipigon on Highway 11-17. Initial investigation revealed that the trailer of the commercial motor vehicle had caught fire while eastbound on Highway 11-17. The driver ...

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Marathon OPP – Thunder Bay Driver arrested after Spike Belt Deployment

May 19, 2021 at 14:26 On Tuesday, May 17, 2021 at approximately 3:15 pm the White River Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a blue Chevy Cruse travelling westbound on Highway 17, Township of White River, at a very high rate of speed. A traffic stop was initiated west of White River. The vehicle failed to stop, accelerated, and continued westbound ...

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Ontario Carrying Out More Inspections at Workplaces in Hot-Spot Regions

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With more contagious variants of COVID-19 continuing to enter the country, the Ontario government is further supporting businesses and workers by expanding inspections of manufacturing and food processing workplaces, warehouses and distribution centres. Approximately 100 provincial offences officers are expected to visit about 1,500 workplaces in Toronto, Hamilton and regions of Durham, Halton, Peel and York between May 10 and ...

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