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Minister Fedeli Delivers Open for Business Message to State Partners and U.S. Businesses in Pittsburgh

Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued the following statement after returning from the Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: “Our priority during meetings with U.S. political and business leaders was to discuss shared priorities like creating and protecting good jobs and working together on areas of mutual interest to drive economic ...

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For kids with autism, wait too long and budget cap too restrictive

The Ford government announced Monday it won’t increase the funding envelope for the Ontario Autism Program, and won’t have a long-awaited replacement program until fall.   “Families and children were devastated by Doug Ford’s callous cuts to the Ontario Autism Program,” said the NDP critic for Children and Youth, Monique Taylor. “Over a year later, they’re still waiting, while their ...

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Statement on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Today, Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues, issued the following statement regarding World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: “Today, on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, I want to draw attention to the unfortunate prevalence of human trafficking across Ontario. I also want to recognize the survivors and stakeholders who are actively working to help raise awareness ...

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Tractor Trailer Driver stabbed by Passenger

On July 24, 2019, at approximately 1:25 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a stabbing incident on Highway 11, between Iroquois Falls and Cochrane, Ontario. Investigation revealed the driver of a tractor-trailer was stabbed by the passenger while driving.  The driver was transported to hospital by the Cochrane District ...

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Federal Government announces $16M in funding for Tenaris Algoma Tubes in SSM

Sault Ste. Marie MP Terry Sheehan and the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction announced a $16 million contribution to Tenaris Algoma Tubes through the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF). The Federal Government funding contribution announced today is part of a $36 million total investment. The federal investment of $16 million will help maintain hundreds of important ...

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Additional Charges Laid in UHaul crashing into Cochrane OPP Detachment

On July 22, 2019, at approximately 6:15 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle crashing into the OPP detachment on Third Avenue in the Town of Cochrane, Ontario. A member of the public, who was in the front lobby, suffered serious injuries and was transported to hospital by the ...

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U-Haul drives into Cochrane Detachment – Detachment Closed at this time UPDATE

Jul 23, 2019 @ 11:20: The James Bay (Cochrane) Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment is closed at this time as a result of an ongoing investigation. There is no change in our police operations for the community of Cochrane and surrounding areas. Officers are still working and taking calls for service. The public can attend the OPP Detachment located in Iroquois Falls ...

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Statement from Minister Yurek on Receiving the Special Advisor’s Report on Recycling and Plastic Waste

Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, issued the following statement regarding Special Advisor David Lindsay’s report on how Ontario can better manage recycling and plastic waste. “I’d like to thank Mr. Lindsay for delivering his report on schedule and for volunteering his time and expertise. It’s clear that Ontario’s current Blue Box Program is unsustainable. Recycling rates ...

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NDP fights for Health Minister to keep her promise to dialysis patients and reverse out-of-country OHIP cut

NDP MPP Sara Singh (Brampton Centre) and kidney dialysis patients are questioning why the Ford government is delaying the reversal of its cut to out-of-country OHIP coverage, leaving Ontario dialysis patients without coverage for out-of-country treatments.   Singh was joined at Queen’s Park by Bonnie Field, John Landreville and Bret Sheppard, three Ontarians with kidney failure, who shared how Ford’s cuts ...

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NDP opposes cut to education infrastructure fund

NDP Education critic Marit Stiles released the following statement:   “With Doug Ford’s budget, the cuts just keep coming. Too many schools in Ontario have lead in the children’s drinking fountains, leaky roofs, and 40-degree classrooms on hot days. Kathleen Wynne let us down by ignoring the repairs that students, teachers and education workers desperately needed. But Doug Ford’s plan ...

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New Energy & Vibe Injected into Queen Street and Downtown SSM

Yes, for many years, the city has been talking about the downtown core dying, but that seems to have slowly started to change and I believe it has not only come out of it’s recession, but is going to grow and become as vibrant as it ever was. There are many reasons for this and I will get into them ...

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Fort Frances OPP advise of McIrvine Road Closure due to derailment

At approximately 11:00pm on Sunday July 21, 2019 there was a collision between two trains at the McIrvine road crossing in Fort Frances, Ontario. This collision caused five train cars to dislodge from the tracks. The Ontario Provincial Police is glad to report that there were no injuries, and no leaks or spills from the collision. Members of the Ontario Provincial Police, Fort ...

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Fix the First Nations water crisis, send the bill to Ottawa

Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says that since the federal Liberal government has let people down by refusing to ensure there is clean, safe drinking water in First Nations communities, the province needs to step in, address the water crisis and send the bill to Ottawa.   Visiting northern First Nations this week, Horwath spent time in Neskantaga First ...

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Missing Persons Act adds more tools for Police Services to respond quickly to missing person investigations

When a loved one goes missing, swift action is critical. That’s why the Ontario Government is putting people’s safety first by providing frontline police officers with more tools to respond quickly to missing person investigations. “Police and family members tell us that the first hours after someone goes missing are the most critical,” said Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General. “That’s why ...

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Ontario Government announces $6 million investment to repair Tilden Lake Dam

The Ontario government is protecting the people of Northern Ontario by investing in critical infrastructure to improve public safety. Today John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, was joined by Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and MPP for Nipissing, to announce a $6 million investment to replace the Tilden Lake Dam. “The safety of ...

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