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Coast Guard monitoring & investigating generator fire on freighter Paul R. Tregurtha UPDATE 6:21 a.m.

Jun 16, 2018 @ 06:21 The Coast Guard cleared the motor vessel Paul R. Tregurtha in Lake Superior for transit to her next port of call for repairs, Monday evening. After the generator fire was extinguished earlier this morning, Coast Guard Marine Inspectors commenced a marine casualty investigation and cleared the vessel to transit to their next port of call for repairs. The ...

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Don’t let the Great Lakes become the next Great Garbage Patch

You may have seen in the news recently that a man has set out on a six-month journey to swim across the Pacific Ocean. He will be swimming through what is known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an area of accumulated waste three times the size of France, to bring attention to the mass amounts of plastic waste polluting ...

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Ever want to walk the International Bridge?

Jun 15, 2018 @ 08:04 Join us Saturday, June 23 and celebrate international family and friendship at the 32nd annual International Bridge Walk and Bicycle Parade. The Bicycle Parade will start at 8:30 a.m., followed by the Bridge Walk at 9:30 a.m. Both events depart the Norris Center in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Please see below for important information on busing for both ...

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Premier-Designate Doug Ford Meets with Federal Counterparts & Commits to Protecting Ontario Jobs

Premier-designate Doug Ford met today with Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and David MacNaughton, Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, to discuss the ongoing NAFTA negotiations and how Canada and Ontario will work together to protect jobs, including the steel, aluminum and automotive jobs currently at risk. “I want to thank the Minister and the Ambassador for the productive ...

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Marathon OPP investigate collision

Jun 14, 2018 @ 12:16 On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at approximately 5:00pm, members of the Marathon and Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision (MVC), Highway 17, approximately 40km west of Marathon near Ripple Lake. It was reported that a westbound motor vehicle, a Honda Accord, had crossed the centerline colliding ...

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Wawa EDC Hosts Wawa Wood Heat Trade Show

Jun 12, 2018 @ 11:41 The EDC of Wawa hosted a two day trade show on the Curling Rink surface at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre featuring a variety of ways to heat with the renewable energy source of wood. This trade show offered residents and businesses an opportunity to investigate upgrade possibilities by talking to providers in person. Home Building Centre ...

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SSM OPP Parking Lot under Construction for next couple days

Jun 11, 2018 @ 15:43 Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) advise the Detachment parking lot for the general public located at 742 Great Northern Road will be under construction. The construction is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, June 12th at 8:00 a.m. and is expected to conclude on Thursday, June 14th  at approximately 4:00 p.m. As a result of the construction, ...

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Sault OPP Investigate Break and Enter in Searchmont – Looking for Assistance

Jun 11, 2018 @ 12:17 On June 8, 2018 members of the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a break and enter on Highway 532 in Searchmont, Ontario. Investigation revealed numerous items missing including a Yamaha 660 Grizzly all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and a Kawasaki KLR 650 trail bike.   Police are looking to speak with the ...

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Promise of Electoral Reform Arrives Too Little, Too Late

Recently the government used time allocation to end debate on their Bill C-76, which they are calling the Elections Modernization Act. While the electoral reform debate may seem as if it’s been around forever, this bill has only been debated in the House for less than eleven hours after being tabled at the end of April –  a well-understood deadline ...

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Premier-Designate Doug Ford announces Transition Team

Today, Premier-designate Doug Ford announced his team that will oversee the transition into government. “We have a team that has already hit the ground running as we prepare to form government and deliver on our commitments to the people,” said Ford, in announcing the leadership of his transition organization. “This team has the judgement and experience necessary to ensure we ...

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Doug Ford to Become Ontario’s 26th Premier

Earlier today, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell met with Doug Ford and invited him to officially assume the position of Premier of Ontario and form a government. Premier-designate Doug Ford has selected a transition team and has already begun briefings on government activities and the decisions necessary to choose his Cabinet. The Premier and the Premier-designate have agreed that the transition ...

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Legion Br. 374 St. Joseph Island hosts 20 th Annual Lobsterfest

Are you ready for an unforgettable evening with an East Coast atmosphere dining on a succulent lobster or one of the finest steaks? If so, you might want to consider attending the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 374, St. Joseph Island’s Lobsterfest. On Friday, June 29th, the Legion is hosting their 20th annual Lobsterfest. Friends and family, locally and from miles ...

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