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Métis Nation of Ontario responds to 2021 Speech from the Throne

On Tuesday, Canada’s first Indigenous Governor General Mary Simon delivered her first Speech from the Throne.   “The Métis Nation of Ontario is pleased to see a strong, female Indigenous leader in this role and looks forward to working with Governor General Simon, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the federal government Cabinet in the months to come,” said MNO President ...

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Manitoulin OPP – No Injuries in collision With School Bus

On November 24, 2021 at 8:18 a.m. the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Sudbury-Manitoulin Paramedic Services responded to a report of a two vehicle collision involving a school bus on Emery Road in  Gordon Township. The passenger vehicle and the school bus were travelling in opposite directions. As the vehicles navigated a curve, both resulted in ...

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Mobile Live Fire Training Unit Hits the Road for Firefighter Training

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Ontario is launching the first of two new Mobile Live Fire Training Units to help support fire services’ firefighter training needs. The new mobile training units, part of the province’s plan to expand and modernize access to firefighting training, will bring additional high-quality, hands-on training directly to fire services in all regions of the province. “As we work to build ...

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Manitoulin OPP lay charges in January 2021 Shooting Incident

The Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has now laid an additional charge in connection with a January 21, 2021 shooting incident on Albert Street in Espanola, in which one person was injured.   On November 23, 2021 Kerri Lyn DUHAIME, age 40 of Espanola, was charged with Robbery Using Firearm, contrary to section 344(1)(a.1) of the Criminal ...

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SSM Group Health Centre Launches new website & 2021 Red Lock Campaign

The Group Health Centre’s HIV & AIDS Resource Program (HARP) is proud to announce the launch of its 2021 Red Lock Campaign in recognition of HIV Awareness Week during the week of November 24 and World AIDS Day, which is internationally recognized on December 1st! The theme for World AIDS Day this year is End inequalities. End AIDS. End pandemics. ...

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Ontario expands Second Career Program

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The Ontario government is providing financial support to workers by expanding the Second Career Program and proposing to extend the Ontario Jobs Training Tax Credit. The training program would be expanded to serve more people on social assistance, those who are self-employed, gig workers, youth, newcomers, and others who need a hand up, while the tax credit would be extended ...

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Korah Intermediate

Algoma Public Health (APH) has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at Korah Intermediate School. As per provincial Ministry of Education guidance, an outbreak is declared in a school once it has been determined that within a 14-day period, two individuals tested positive for COVID-19 and: at least one case could have reasonably acquired their infection in the school setting; and ...

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Thessalon Public School

Algoma Public Health (APH) has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at Thessalon Public School. As per provincial Ministry of Education guidance, an outbreak is declared in a school once it has been determined that within a 14-day period, two individuals tested positive for COVID-19 and: at least one case could have reasonably acquired their infection in the school setting; and ...

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COVID-19 impacts additional ADSB schools

Algoma Public Health (APH) is advising that three additional schools have each had an individual test positive for COVID-19. The impacted schools are White Pines C & VS, Echo Bay and Central Algoma Secondary School. At this time, APH is conducting a careful investigation to identify close contacts. Examples of close contacts include household members, people who have been in ...

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Marathon OPP – Transport Driver charged with Dangerous Operation Causing Death in February 2021 collision

On Saturday, February 13, 2021, approximately 07:21 pm, officers of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision (MVC), involving a pickup truck and tractor-trailer unit (TTU) on Highway 17, approximately 30km west of Marathon near the Little Pic River Bridge. Officers arrived on the scene to find a blue TTU in ...

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APH investigates potential exposure to COVID-19 within Korah Collegiate & Vocational school community

Algoma Public Health (APH) is investigating a potential exposure to COVID-19 within the Korah Collegiate & Vocational school community. At this time, APH is conducting a careful investigation to identify close contacts. Examples of close contacts include household members, people who have been in direct physical contact or belong to the same classroom/cohort, and people who have spent more than ...

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Statement by the Prime Minister on National Child Day

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on National Child Day: “Today, on National Child Day, we celebrate the rights of children, the fearless leaders of today and tomorrow, and recommit to helping them lead fulfilling lives. We all play a role in ensuring that they are protected from harm, that they are loved and cared for, ...

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East Algoma OPP – Suspicious Fire being Investigated

On November 19, 2021 at approximately 2:15 p.m., officers from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a fire at a vacant building on Lisbon Road in Elliot Lake. The Elliot Lake Fire Department were in attendance to extinguish the fire. The fire looked to be deliberately set and unknown person(s) vacated the property prior ...

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SSM Police Charge Wawa Man with Luring and Invitation to Sexual Touching

On November 17, 2021 officers with Investigation Services charged 22-year-old Dalton Crego of Wawa, Ontario with luring and invitation to sexual touching. On November 13, 2021 officers began an investigation regarding the accused using social media to lure an underage victim for a sexual purpose. The accused was located on November 17, 2021 and arrested. He is charged with luring ...

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Individual Tests Positive for COVID-19 associated with Thessalon Public School

Algoma Public Health (APH) is advising that an individual associated with Thessalon Public School has tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, APH is conducting a careful investigation to identify close contacts. Examples of close contacts include household members, people who have been in direct physical contact or belong to the same classroom/cohort, and people who have spent more than ...

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