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Statement from the Official Opposition on the funding of l’Université de l’Ontario français

In light of federal bridge funding to continue l’Université de l’Ontario français planning over the next year, MPP France Gélinas released the following statement:   “We are pleased to learn that the l’Université de l’Ontario français will continue its hub development with a small grant from the federal government. This does not mean that the future of the francophone university ...

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Ontario Government Discusses How to Help Auto Sector Workers

Premier Doug Ford and Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, sat down with Unifor president Jerry Dias to discuss ways to help the thousands of workers affected by the recently announced GM plant closure in Oshawa. The men had a very constructive dialogue and discussed how they can work together to keep and create good manufacturing ...

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Prime Minister announces changes to the Ministry

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced changes to the Ministry and welcomed new members to Cabinet: Jane Philpott, currently Minister of Indigenous Services and Vice-Chair of the Treasury Board, becomes President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government. Seamus O’Regan, currently Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, becomes Minister of Indigenous Services. Jody ...

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Ontario Protecting Steel Industry Jobs in Sault Ste. Marie

  Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines  visited Algoma Steel Inc. to announce a $60 million repayable loan from the provincial government yesterday, January 10, 2019. “Our government is committed to ensuring Algoma Steel remains competitive and sustainable in a tough market,” said Minister Rickford. “The investment announced today secures thousands of jobs and pensions and signals ...

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Garden River First Nations Stands with the Wet’suwet’en

Chief Paul Syrette and the Ojibway citizens of the Garden River First Nation join the many Indigenous leaders and friend from across Turtle island to condemn the armed military actions against the Hereditary Wet’suwet’en leadership, citizens and their allies in protecting their traditional land and sovereignty on pipeline development. “The actions of the armed police force levelled against a peaceful ...

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Looking for a Special Way to Earn Community Hours? Help at SSM’s Special Olympics Ontario 2019 Winter Games

Sault Ste. Marie will be hosting the Special Olympics Ontario 2019 Winter Games from January 31 – February 3, 2019. To welcome and assist approximately 500 athletes and coaches, the organizing committee is still in need of volunteers to help during the games. Basic volunteer opportunities include assisting in the set-up of stage/equipment, marshalling of the athletes, registration, medal counts, assisting ...

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NDP supports groups’ legal challenge against Ford’s sex-ed repeal

The Official Opposition NDP said Wednesday it agrees with the arguments behind a court challenge trying to prevent Doug Ford from banning modern and updated sex-ed in Ontario schools. The NDP supports the groups’ assertions that the Ford government’s directive to teach an outdated curriculum violates rights and values protected under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.   The Canadian Civil Liberties ...

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Ontario Government is Seeking Input on How to Make Auto Insurance More Affordable

The Ontario Government, working for the people, is inviting drivers and consumers to share their views on how to lower the province’s auto insurance rates as part of its commitment to making life more affordable. “The previous government’s failed system of stretch goals on auto insurance is clearly broken.  Auto insurance rates in Ontario are among the highest in the ...

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East Algoma OPP – Distracted Driving can Kill

The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding drivers that no form of distracted driving is ok. Officers are out on our roadways taking a combined approach of education and focussed enforcement. All it takes is one second of taking your eyes off the road while driving, and disaster could strike. Numerous studies have been conducted on the risks ...

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Coast Guard begins ice breaking operations

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie commenced Operation Taconite, the Coast Guard’s largest domestic icebreaking operation, Monday, in response to expanded ice growth in the commercial ports of Western Lake Superior and the St. Marys River. Operation Taconite encompasses Lake Superior, St. Marys River, Straits of Mackinac, Georgian Bay, Green Bay, northern Lake Huron, and Lake Michigan. Ice breaking ...

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Two Vehicle Collision creates Diesel Spill on Hwy 144

On January 5, 2019 at approximately 9:30 p.m., the South Porcupine detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 144.   The collision involved two commercial motor vehicles (CMV) traveling in opposite directions. There were no injuries, however, the highway was closed for several hours because of a diesel spill. The Ministry of Environment (MOE) ...

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Marathon OPP – Collision causes power outage for over 24 hours

On Friday December 28, 2018, at approximately 10:55pm, members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Anishinabek Police Service (APS) detachments responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision (MVC), on Highway 627, in the Pic River First Nation, Heron Bay North area. Police located a vehicle that had been travelling northbound on Highway 627. The vehicle had ...

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East Algoma OPP Charge Woman with Trespass

On January 2, 2018, shortly before 8:30 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to two separate disturbances at an apartment complex on West Street in the Town of Blind River.   Investigation determined a female was invited to an apartment and began consuming alcohol with a couple. At one point the intoxicated female made a derogatory ...

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