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Sault College Experiences an Increase in Enrolment

Sep 19, 2017 @ 08:12 Excitement has filled the air at Sault College as we welcomed more than 2,350 new and returning post-secondary students for the fall semester! With an overall growth in enrolment of just over three percent from last year, Sault College is home to students from our community, our province and across the globe! Combining our post-secondary ...

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SSM Man Identified in Fatal ATV Rollover

On September 15, 2017, shortly after 8:00 a.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Algoma Paramedic Services responded to a single vehicle motor collision involving a male driver on an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) on McNie Road in McNie Township.   The investigation is continuing as to why there was a roll over. The operator ...

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Hunting Begins – Remember Hunter Safety!

Sep 15, 2017 @ 12:55 The Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind hunters that safety need to be the first priority when heading out into the outdoors this fall. There are a number of things hunters can do to keep themselves and those around them safe.  Some safety rules hunters are asked ...

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The Future of Species at Risk Policy is a Question of Credibility

A coalition of municipal leaders, chambers of commerce, unions, and the forest sector are raising alarm bells that draft provincial species at risk policy will jeopardize jobs in northern and rural Ontario. The Ontario Forestry Coalition had repeatedly requested that the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) consult with municipalities, Indigenous communities, and industry leaders to address the impact ...

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Provincial Government Proposing to Create New Ridings in Northern Ontario

Ontario is taking steps to create additional ridings in Northern Ontario to improve representation and ensure that people across the North have a stronger voice in the provincial legislature. Yesterday, September 12, 2017, the government introduced legislation that would, if passed, create the ridings of Kiiwetinoong, Mushkegowuk, Timmins, and Kenora-Rainy River. If passed, these reforms would result in a total ...

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By turning her back on pensions, Wynne let Sears workers down

With Sears Canada in court today applying to scrap its pension, Ontario’s New Democrats are calling on the Wynne Liberals to finally take action protect Ontario workers and pensioners during bankruptcy proceedings.   “The Sears pensioners are getting the rug pulled out from under them and Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government is looking the other way,” said Ontario NDP Leader Andrea ...

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Ontario Providing $150,000 to Help Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Premier Kathleen Wynne released the following statement today to announce Ontario’s support for relief efforts for people affected by Hurricane Irma: “On behalf of the people of Ontario, I extend our heartfelt compassion to all of the people who are suffering in the destructive aftermath of Hurricane Irma. With great concern, we continue to watch the disastrous effects of this ...

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SE OPP Hornepayne Charge Hornepayne Male with Posession of Marihuana

On Saturday, September 9, 2017, at approximately 11:30 am members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Hornepayne Detachment had occasion to investigate and interview a local Hornepayne male. During the investigation police located a quantity of marihuana. As a result Justin DUBE-STINSON aged 22 of Hornepayne, Ontario was arrested and charged with the following offence: Adult Possession of ...

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Marathon Woman killed in Collison

On September 7, 2017 at approximately 5:50 p.m. members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision (MVC) at the junction of Peninsula Road (Highway 626) and Highway 17, Marathon Township. A tractor trailer (TT) was traveling eastbound on Highway 17 passing two other TT’s that were also eastbound in the turning lane to turn ...

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Ontario Releases Safe and Sensible Framework To Manage Federal Legalization of Cannabis

In response to the federal government’s plan to legalize cannabis by July 2018, Ontario is committing to a safe and sensible framework to govern the lawful use and retail of recreational cannabis as a carefully controlled substance within the province. Yasir Naqvi, Attorney General, Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance and Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, announced today ...

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OPP to host Two Anti-Human Trafficking Conferences

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is hosting two anti-human trafficking conferences that will walk attendees down the road travelled from identifying victims of both sex and labour trafficking, to providing wrap-around victim-centred service to support them through to recovery, and enforcement efforts targeting traffickers. One conference will be in Barrie, Ontario September 11-12, 2017, and the second will be in ...

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CREATECH365’s move to Sault Ste. Marie brings Microsoft to Northern Ontario

The Createch Group, headquartered in Montreal, Quebec founded a new office in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario in March of 2017. This office, named CREATECH365, offers new services for Microsoft Dynamics software support and development. It was established through a unique partnership between Createch, Microsoft, Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology and other community stakeholders. ...

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Government of Canada approves the Ambassador Bridge Enhancement Project, subject to conditions

Sep 6, 2017 @ 21:27 The Windsor–Detroit gateway is the busiest commercial land border crossing between Canada and the United States. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring sufficient capacity to maintain an efficient trade corridor that can handle trade and traffic growth for the long-term, benefitting Canadians for generations to come. To that end, the Honourable Marc Garneau, ...

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Warren & Sudbury OPP investigate early morning fatal collision

On September 6, 2017 at 12:36 a.m., members of the Warren and Sudbury Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), West Nipissing Fire Department and the West Nipissing Emergency Medical Services (EMS), responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 17, Verner. Investigation has revealed that an eastbound tractor trailer and a westbound vehicle collided head on. The driver of the vehicle was ...

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Detour Gold Accepts Responsibility for Employee’s Death

Sep 6, 2017 @ 10:37 Detour Gold Corporation reports that it entered a plea of guilty to one count of criminal negligence causing death in connection with the fatality that occurred at the Detour Lake mine site in June 2015. A sentencing hearing took place on August 30 and 31, 2017 in Cochrane, Ontario. In entering a plea of guilty, ...

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