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Ontario Expanding Eating Disorder Services for Children and Youth

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As part of the 2021 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review: Build Ontario plan, the Ontario government is investing $8.1 million this year to immediately address the increased demand for services to support specialized care for children and youth diagnosed with eating disorders. This new investment builds on an additional $11.1 million in annualized funding for eating disorder services through ...

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L’Ontario élargit les services relatifs aux troubles de l’alimentation pour les enfants et les jeunes

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Dans le cadre du plan Perspectives économiques et revue financière de l’Ontario 2021 : Bâtir l’Ontario, le gouvernement de l’Ontario investit 8,1 millions de dollars cette année pour répondre immédiatement à la demande accrue de services de soutien aux soins spécialisés pour les enfants et les jeunes ayant reçu un diagnostic de troubles de l’alimentation. Ce nouvel investissement s’ajoute à ...

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Ontario Supports Business Development in Timmins – Five Companies Receive NOHFC Funding

The Ontario government is providing more than $2.2 million to help five local companies purchase new equipment and expand operations in Timmins. This investment will help support job creation and economic growth and development in Northern Ontario. “Supporting local companies as they grow their operations helps to create jobs and keep the North competitive,” said Greg Rickford, Minister of Northern ...

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Join Algoma University students and listen to Joshua Whitead discuss Jonny Appleseed

The steps of Algoma University were lined this summer with pairs of children’s shoes in a spontaneous communal act of mourning. While students were finally returning to in-person classes in September, the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association was leading the Algoma University community in the difficult work of searching for unmarked graves on the former grounds of the Shingwauk Indian ...

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Actions to Protect Water Quality are Important and Valuable

Recent polling on water quality issues reveals that an increasing majority of Great Lakes residents believe government and individual actions to protect water quality are important and valuable. The International Joint Commission (IJC) Great Lakes Water Quality Board conducted its third Great Lakes Regional Poll in 2021, and reports on the poll results are now available online at the Great ...

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Lajoie Bros. Contracting Ltd purchased by N1 Solutions

N1 Solutions Inc. is continuing its expansion of services offered with the acquisition of local petroleum maintenance and spill response company, Lajoie Bros. Contracting Ltd., (Lajoie Bros.).   The company will operate within the NORPRO Environmental division and will add petroleum maintenance & services to the list of environmental services offered by N1 Solutions.   Prior to the acquisition, Lajoie ...

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Carol Hughes commémore des grands de Manitoulin au parliament

La députée d’Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing, Carol Hughes, a commémoré deux grands politiciens de l’île Manitoulin qui sont décédés à quelques semaines d’intervalle et qui ont beaucoup apporté à leur communauté, tout en laissant leur marque au-delà des frontières de l’île. « Plus tôt ce mois-ci, le canton de Billings a perdu un dirigeant municipal légendaire, Austin Hunt. M. Hunt était une force de la nature, de ...

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Hughes memorializes Manitoulin titans in parliament

Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes memorialized two political titans from Manitoulin Island who died within weeks of each other and contributed to their communities while leaving their mark beyond the island’s boundaries. “Earlier this month, the Township of Billings lost legendary municipal leader, Austin Hunt.  From his earliest days as Lester B. Pearson’s driver to a 65-year municipal career that saw ...

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Ontario Increasing Funding for Kinship Service, Adoption and Customary Caregivers

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The Ontario government is taking additional steps to help provide vulnerable children and youth with stable, nurturing homes by investing more than $2.95 million to help support kinship service and customary caregivers, adoptive parents and legal custody guardians. These new funds will assist in better preparing caregivers to welcome children and youth in their homes and provide ongoing help with ...

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Ontario Nurses’ Association, Public Health Sudbury & Districts Head to Conciliation

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA), the union representing 126 registered nurses and two nurse practitioners working tirelessly to care for their community, will enter into conciliation talks on Monday, seeking a respectful collective agreement from Public Health Sudbury & Districts. “These dedicated, highly educated nurses have been working full-out throughout the pandemic and are both exhausted and feeling unappreciated,” says ...

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Thunder Bay OPP investigate sudden death

On November 26, 2021, at 3 a.m., members of the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Superior North EMS responded to a report of a body located near a vehicle on Highway 17 in Fallis Township. Ornge Air ambulance was dispatched to the scene however the victim was pronounced deceased. The body was transported to ...

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Loius Kwissiwa seeks Chief’s Office of Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg

Netmizaagamig Nishnaabeg will go to the polls tomorrow, Saturday, November 27th, 2021. Louis Kwissiwa, a community leader who has sat as a council member in his community for the past 8 years is seeking to become the next chief of his community. Kwissiwa says, “the strength and unity among our people will be what I rely on as the elected ...

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Northern Policy Institute Welcome’s New Board Chair and Directors

Florence MacLean, one of the original Directors of Northern Policy Institute (NPI) and the CAO of the Township of Manitouwadge is taking over as Chair of the Board at NPI. MacLean rejoined the NPI Board in 2019 after having stepped down to accept a position with the federal government. She will be taking over from Pierre Bélanger who is moving ...

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Déclaration du premier ministre à l’occasion de la Journée internationale pour l’élimination de la violence à l’égard des femmes

Le 25 novembre 2021 Ottawa (Ontario) Le premier ministre Justin Trudeau a fait aujourd’hui la déclaration suivante à l’occasion de la Journée internationale pour l’élimination de la violence à l’égard des femmes : « Aujourd’hui, en cette Journée internationale pour l’élimination de la violence à l’égard des femmes, nous nous rassemblons afin de condamner la misogynie et le sexisme sous toutes leurs ...

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Statement by the Prime Minister on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25, 2021 Ottawa, Ontario The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: “Today, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we come together to condemn misogyny and sexism in all of their forms, and remain steadfast in our work to ending gender-based violence ...

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