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NRCAN study reveals fire suppression could increase fire risk to communities in the Canadian Boreal Forest

  In the last half century, Canadian forests have experienced changes in fire activity due to several natural and human factors: changing climate, human land use, fire management practices, etc. In Canada, the number one priority of fire management is to protect human life and property. In a recent study published in Nature Communications, Natural Resources Canada researchers investigate whether ...

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Positive COVID-19 Case in SSM (Ontario Finnish Resthome Association)

The Ontario Finnish Resthome Association confirms positive COVID-19 results in 1 Staff. As part of ongoing, proactive surveillance and case finding, COVID-19 has been confirmed in 1 staff member of the MKK building at the Ontario Finnish Resthome Association. OFRA’s MKK care team is working closely with Algoma Public Health to take heightened preventive actions. Based on careful investigation of ...

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Safe Outings Now Possible for Long-Term Care Home Residents

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Ontario is pleased to announce that long-term care residents can once again leave their residences for short-stay and temporary absences. Following the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, effective immediately, residents can spend time away from their long-term care homes for day trips or overnight absences. For ‘short-stay’ absences — those that do not include an overnight stay ...

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Les résidents des foyers de soins de longue durée peuvent désormais sortir en toute sécurité

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L’Ontario se réjouit d’annoncer que les résidents des foyers de soins de longue durée peuvent à nouveau quitter leur résidence pour des séjours de courte durée et des absences temporaires. Selon l’avis du médecin hygiéniste en chef, à partir de maintenant, les résidents peuvent s’absenter de leur foyer de soins de longue durée pour des sorties d’une journée ou des ...

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Thunder Bay OPP Investigate after Fatal Utility Trail Vehicle Collision

On the 27th of August 2020, at approximately 7:45 pm officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Thunder Bay detachment responded to a report of a fatal utility terrain vehicle (UTV side by side) collision on Onion Lake Dam Rd, Gorham Twp.   OPP attended the scene along with paramedics and confirmed the person to be deceased. The OPP Technical Traffic ...

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Manitoulin OPP investigate after Murder Attempt

On August 27, 2020 at 2:35 p.m., officers from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call for service at a residence on Wright Street in Gore Bay. OPP requested Gore Bay residents stay away from the area and remain inside their residences at that time. As a result of the investigation, Darcy HOPKIN, 43-years-old, ...

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SE OPP Hornepayne – Charges Laid in Break & Enter

On August 24, 2020, at approximately 10:30 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a break and enter in progress on Second Avenue in Hornepayne. As a result of the investigation conducted by the Superior East OPP Crime Unit, Damien HAEGELIN, 20 years-of-age, from Hornepayne, was arrested on August 26, 2020, and ...

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L’Ontario publie un plan pour la gestion de la COVID-19 dans les écoles

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Dans le cadre de sa stratégie visant le retour sécuritaire en classe des élèves et des enseignants en septembre, le gouvernement de l’Ontario a publié un document d’orientation intitulé Directives opérationnelles pour la gestion de la COVID-19 dans les écoles. Élaboré en consultation avec des experts de la santé publique, dont le médecin hygiéniste en chef de l’Ontario, ce document a ...

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Ontario Releases COVID-19 Management Plan for Schools

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As part of Ontario’s plan for students to safely return to the classroom in September, the government has released the Operational Guidance: COVID-19 Management in Schools document. This guide was developed in consultation with public health experts, including Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, and aims to help schools identify and isolate COVID-19 cases, reduce the spread of COVID-19 in schools, and prevent ...

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Marathon OPP investigate Aggravated Assault

On August 22, 2020 at approximately 10:30 pm the members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon Detachment were called to a Whitman Court residence in Marathon for a serious assault that occurred.   Police attended and located a person with wounds to the facial area. The victim was taken locally for medical assistance and air lifted to Thunder Bay for ...

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Marathon OPP – Arrest made in Aggravated Assault

On August 22, 2020 at approximately 10:30 pm the members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon Detachment were called to a Whitman Court residence in Marathon for a serious assault that occurred.   Police attended and located a person with wounds to the facial area. The victim was taken locally for medical assistance and air lifted to Thunder Bay for ...

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Elliot Lake Seize Drugs & other Stuff

On August 25, 2020, shortly after 3:00 p.m., members from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) and the East Algoma OPP Crime Unit, executed a search warrant at a residence on Hirshhorn Avenue in the City of Elliot Lake.   Officers seized over seven grams of suspected ...

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Manitoulin OPP investigate fatal Collision

On August 25, 2020, at approximately 4:50 p.m., members of the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), with the assistance of the Manitoulin-Sudbury District Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and Espanola Fire Department (EFD) responded to a report of a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 17, Sables-Spanish Rivers Township. The investigation has since revealed that the vehicle left ...

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Nipigon OPP investigate Death at Stillwater Park

On August 23, 2020, at approximately 3:46 am officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Nipigon Detachment were called to investigate an incident at Stillwater Park on Highway 11-17. Police arrived and located an unresponsive male. The male was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.   The deceased has been identified as Seth DIONNE (32 years of age) ...

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Joint Statement Regarding World Trade Organization’s Panel Report on Softwood Lumber Duties

Today, John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, and Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued the following statement in response to the World Trade Organization (WTO) panel’s decision: “Ontario welcomes the decision made by the WTO panel that the countervailing duties the U.S. placed on Canadian lumber exports violate the U.S.’s WTO trade obligations. ...

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