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Safer Communities Contribute to a Stronger Ontario

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As Ontario marks Crime Prevention Week, the government is calling on Ontarians to get involved in their communities by taking a few simple steps to protect their own safety and make crime prevention a year-round habit. Crime Prevention Week, which runs November 7 to 13, is an annual awareness event in partnership with the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police. ...

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Crime Prevention Week Day 1 – (SSM Police)

  Today is the first day of Crime Prevention Week in Ontario. Throughout the week, officers will share Crime Prevention messages and tips online. The short videos will provide viewers with ways they can keep themselves, their loved ones and their property safe. Please visit saultpolice.ca and/or our social media channels, @SaultPolice, throughout the week to view the messages. Sharing ...

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New Justices Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice

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Attorney General Doug Downey announced the appointment of three justices to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective November 18, 2021. Justice Jennifer Lynne Myers was called to the bar in 2002. Since 2021, Justice Myers was an Assistant Crown Attorney with the Guns and Gangs Prosecution Unit at the Ministry of the Attorney General. For most of her career, Justice ...

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Ontario accelerating access to justice by moving more services online

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The Ontario government is delivering a new digital justice solution that will transform how people handle their legal matters at the Superior and Ontario Courts of Justice. The Courts Digital Transformation initiative will be the most significant single step forward in the digital evolution of justice in Canada, replacing outdated paper-based procedures with an online platform to manage cases, documents ...

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L’Ontario accélère l’accès à la justice en déplaçant davantage de services en ligne

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario propose une nouvelle solution de justice numérique qui transformera la façon dont les gens gèrent leurs affaires juridiques devant la Cour supérieure de l’Ontario et la Cour de justice de l’Ontario. L’Initiative d’optimisation relative au numérique pour les tribunaux représente le plus grand pas en avant dans l’évolution numérique de la justice au Canada, remplaçant des ...

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L’Ontario nomme un nouveau président et un nouveau vice-président de la Commission de transport Ontario Northland

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario a nommé le leader communautaire Alan Spacek au poste de président de la Commission de transport Ontario Northland (CTON) et Robert J. (« RJ ») Falconi au poste de vice-président. Ces nominations sont entrées en vigueur le 28 octobre 2021. « Grâce à leur grande expérience et à leur connaissance du Nord de l’Ontario, Alan Spacek ...

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Ontario Appoints New Chair and Vice-Chair of Ontario Northland Transportation Commission

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The Ontario government has appointed community leader Alan Spacek as Chair of the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) and Robert J. (“RJ”) Falconi as Vice-Chair. The appointments took effect October 28, 2021. “With their extensive experience and knowledge of Northern Ontario, Alan Spacek and RJ Falconi will play an integral role in modernizing the ONTC,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of ...

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Nogdawindamin Family and Community Services and Sault College Sign Partnership Agreement

On Thursday, November 4th, Nogdawindamin Family and Community Services (NFSC) hosted representatives from Sault College at Garden River First Nation’s Teaching Lodge to hold a ceremony and formalize a collaboration agreement between the two organizations through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU will allow for increased Indigenous-specific experiential learning for Sault College students, enhance engagement opportunities ...

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Ignace “Willingness” Project Leaves out Key Questions and Impacted Residents

The alliance We the Nuclear Free North is reaching out to residents from Ignace to Wabigoon, raising questions about Ignace’s “Willingness Project” and encouraging residents to speak out about the prospect of all of Canada’s highly radioactive nuclear fuel waste being shipped to Northwestern Ontario for burial in a site between Ignace and Dryden in the Revell Lake area, near ...

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Lake Superior Outflows and Expected Conditions – November 2021

Lake Superior and Lake Michigan-Huron have both continued their seasonal declines in October. As a result of the continued drier than average weather and water supply conditions, water levels on Lake Superior remain slightly below the seasonal long-term average. Weather and water supply conditions were wetter than average in the Lake Michigan-Huron basin in October, and as a result, Lake ...

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Ontario Supporting Indigenous and Emerging Artists

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The Ontario government is increasing support for the province’s arts sector with a $5-million grant program administered through the Ontario Arts Council. The funding will create more opportunities for Indigenous artists and arts organizations to reconnect with their audiences and recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and help new emerging artists across all disciplines during a pivotal stage in their ...

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Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention invites submissions to “A Moment of Reflection”

In recognition of International Day for People Impacted by Suicide Loss and as part of November’s Month for People Impacted by Suicide Loss, the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) invites individuals who have experienced a suicide loss to submit a song, story, or poem that represents their loss.   The submissions are asked to focus on exploring the ‘loss journey’ ...

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Ontario to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

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As part of the 2021 Fall Economic Statement, the Ontario government will introduce legislation that, if passed, would raise the general minimum wage from $14.35 to $15.00 per hour effective January 1, 2022. Under the proposed changes, the special minimum wage rate for liquor servers would be eliminated and they would be entitled to the general minimum wage. Students under ...

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