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Ontario Northland Raises $5.5K for Charities Throughout Northeastern Ontario

The festively decorated Ontario Northland Christmas Train did more than spread holiday cheer throughout the north this past year. Through the sale of promotional light-up wands, over $5,500 was raised for charities throughout the north. Thirteen charities and community organizations including One Kids Place, Northeastern Ontario Child and Family Services Christmas Angel campaign and several food banks were selected by ...

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Timmins Man dies in Hwy 11 Collision near Cobalt

At approximately 10:04 a.m., on January 30, 2019, officers from the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a fatal two vehicle collision on Highway 11, near the Town of Cobalt, Ontario.   Investigation has revealed that a sport utility vehicle (SUV) was northbound and a pickup truck was southbound on Highway 11. The vehicles collided and the ...

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Ontario to Invest up to $633 million towards Building CAMH’s two new facilities

Ontario’s Government for the People is delivering on its commitment to make mental health a priority by investing in essential mental health care infrastructure to ensure patients and families in the Greater Toronto Area have access to reliable, quality care when and where they need it. Today, Premier Doug Ford, accompanied by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health ...

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Horwath outlines plan to help rural Ontario thrive

Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath addressed the leaders of the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Tuesday, saying that Doug Ford must stop meddling in Ontario municipalities — and promised a bill to ensure that’s the case. Horwath outlined a way forward to help grow rural and northern Ontario with policies focused on jobs for young people, better infrastructure and ...

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Thunder Bay’s TBSO nominated for JUNO Award for first time

It has just been announced that the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra has been nominated for a JUNO Award in the the “Classical Album of the Year” category. The nomination is for the “Into the Wonder” album released last year. The project began in 2012, and took four years to bring to fruition, with its official release on November 3, 2017. ...

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Statement by Premier Doug Ford on Bell Let’s Talk Day

Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement on Bell Let’s Talk Day: “Mental health challenges can affect anyone, including those we love most. Unfortunately, the stigma around mental illness has forced many Ontarians to suffer in silence. That’s why I applaud Bell Let’s Talk Day for shining a spotlight on this important issue. It’s time to take mental health ...

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Andrea Horwath – International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Andrea Horwath, leader of the Ontario NDP and Leader of the Official Opposition, issued the following statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day: “On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember the six million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust. We honour their memories, and pledge never to forget the horrific genocide systematically carried out against them. Today, on behalf of ...

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LSSU to offer Bachelor’s Degree Program on Cannabis Chemistry

Lake Superior State University is launching the country’s first degree program focused squarely on the chemistry of cannabis. A bachelor’s degree with a major in cannabis chemistry will be offered beginning in fall 2019, along with an associate’s degree program in cannabis science. Students can opt in for an American Chemical Society (ACS)-endorsed degree. LSSU aims to be a premier ...

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Special Olympics Athlete Ambassadors Help Launch Draft an Athlete Program

A group of enthusiastic Athlete Ambassadors were introduced today, who shared their excitement for the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games Thunder Bay 2020 and who helped launch the new ‘Draft an Athlete program. The program will provide an opportunity for community members and organizations to play an important role in the upcoming Games, through a $500 sponsorship of a competing ...

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Marathon OPP charge Male with Impaired after being found in the Ditch

On January 24, 2019 at approximately 12:20 a.m. officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment received a report regarding a motor vehicle collision (MVC) and a possible impaired driver on Highway 627 north of Pic River First Nations Reserve. Officers located the vehicle involved in the MVC in the north bound ditch. The vehicle had been travelling north ...

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