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The world is set to light up Sault Ste. Marie

Batchewana First Nation Chief and Council provided approval to the International Fireworks Committee to use Whitefish Island from February 18 to February 24, 2019, for the production of the International Fireworks Competition.   10-minute pyro-musical displays will be launched at 6:30 pm from Whitefish island with accompanying music being broadcasted on radio. The shows will also be streamed live on ...

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Following inquest, NDP renews call for opioid crisis to be declared a public health emergency

A coroner’s jury has recommended that the Ford government declare the opioid overdose epidemic a public health emergency following an examination into the death of Bradley Chapman. Official Opposition Mental Health and Addictions critic Bhutila Karpoche released the following statement in support: “The findings of the inquest into Bradley Chapman’s death have underscored what health care experts, frontline workers and ...

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NDP MPP celebrates power grid connection in Pikangikum

Sol Mamakwa, NDP MPP for Kiiwetinoong, was in Pikangikum today to celebrate the completion of a transmission line that will connect Pikangikum First Nation to the power grid.   Pikangikum — a community of 3,000 people — will no longer have to rely on an outdated diesel generation system, which simply could not keep up with electrical demand. This was made ...

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Pikangikum First Nation Connected to Ontario Power Grid

  Pikangikum First Nation has been connected to Ontario’s electricity grid, bringing a reliable, clean supply of power to the community for the first time. Pikangikum is a remote First Nation community located approximately 100 kilometers northwest of Red Lake. Prior to its connection, it was one of Ontario’s largest off-grid First Nation communities, with a population of over 2,500 ...

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Ontario Government investing in Nipissing Mining Sector

Ontario’s Government for the People is supporting economic growth in Nipissing with more than $2.3 million in investments through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund. Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing, has announced an investment of more than $2.1 million in four local mining supply and service companies, which will create 46 full-time and two part-time jobs. The investments include: $1.4 million ...

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Statement by Minister Laurie Scott & Minister Greg Rickford on the Passage of Labour Relations Amendment Act, 2018

Today, the Honourable Laurie Scott, Minister of Labour, and the Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, issued the following statement on the passage of Bill 67, the Labour Relations Amendment Act (Protecting Ontario’s Power Supply), 2018: “Despite delay tactics and political games putting our electricity supply at risk in the heart of winter, the Legislature has ...

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Rail union fumbles golden opportunity to help fight VIA Rail’s ongoing deterioration

The All Aboard Northern Ontario citizens’ rail action committee is severely disappointed by Unifor National Council 4000’s planned nationwide protests of two unrelated VIA Rail Canada issues, which are scheduled for tomorrow morning (December 12). “They should have just highlighted VIA’s intention to scrap Canadian jobs by contracting out a portion of their on-board services to a U.S. firm,” says ...

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OPP Looking for Witnesses

  On December 16, 2018, at approximately 3:22 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Sudbury Detachment and Technical Collision Investigations (TCI) as well as the Markstay-Warren Fire Department, the Greater Sudbury Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a head on collision, on Highway 17 in the Municipality of Markstay-Warren, Ontario. The collision occurred on Highway ...

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Protecting Ontario’s Electricity Supply

Ontario’s Government for the People is introducing legislation that will prevent large scale power outages across Ontario by quickly addressing the collective bargaining deadlock between Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and the Power Workers’ Union (PWU). “We want to see a fair deal reached between the parties,” said Laurie Scott, Minister of Labour. “Our proposed legislation will remove the risk of ...

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Ontario’s Government is Taking Strong Action to Ensure Drinking Water Safety

Minister Rod Phillips has released his first Minister’s Annual Report on Drinking Water. The report highlights progress over the last year and shows that 99.8 per cent of more than half a million test results from municipal residential drinking water systems met Ontario’s drinking water quality standards. “Ontario’s drinking water remains among the best protected in the world,” said Rod ...

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Made-in-Ontario Emission Standards Would Achieve Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions Without a Carbon Tax

Ontario’s Government for the People is releasing its plan to reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions for public comment in January 2019. The proposal would regulate industry without imposing the federal government’s carbon tax, which threatens Ontario jobs and the ability of our industries to compete internationally. “Ontario industry is calling for a made-in-Ontario emission performance standard that recognizes the unique ...

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Ford’s cuts hit classrooms hard

Dec 16, 2018 @ 06:33 Doug Ford has taken the axe to schools and education funding, even before his sham of a consultation is complete. In a series of memos sent to school boards Friday night, the Ford government announced deep, callous cuts to Education Program (EPO) grants. Funding envelopes that have been eliminated entirely include the Daily Physical Activity ...

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NDP criticizes government attack on the arts and reconciliation efforts

NDP Culture Critic MPP Jill Andrew (Toronto-St. Paul’s) released the following statement in response to cuts at the Ontario Arts Council:   “This week, the NDP learned that Doug Ford has made a callous $5 million cut to base funding at the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Ford has also suspended the agency’s ...

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Statement from Andrea Horwath on acting OPP Commissioner Brad Blair’s legal challenge

Acting Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Commissioner Brad Blair is seeking a legal decision stating that investigating potential political interference in the hiring of the OPP Commissioner is within the jurisdiction of the Ontario Ombudsman. Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement in support:   “I want to thank Commissioner Blair for his integrity, and for his ongoing commitment to ...

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OPP Release Annual Report on Framework for Police Preparedness for Aboriginal Critical Incidents

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has released the annual report on its The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has released the annual report on its Framework for Police Preparedness for Aboriginal Critical Incidents for 2017. Entrenched as an OPP critical policy since 2005, the Framework guides the police response to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous issue-related conflicts. The release of this report ...

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