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Statement from MP Erin O’Toole on NAFTA

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Conservative Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:   “Today’s news of a trade agreement between the United States and Mexico confirms that the Trudeau government has failed to advance Canada’s trade interests. For years, Conservatives have asked for a more serious approach from the Trudeau government on NAFTA, but the Liberals have ...

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Northeast Fire Region Update – August 27

On the afternoon of August 27, there are 25 active forest fires across the Northeast. All 25 fires are under control or being observed. There were no new fires confirmed today, at the time of this update. Parry Sound 33   This fire is under control at 11,362 hectares. To find an updated map of current travel restrictions visit Ontario.ca/forestfire ...

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FONOM names new Board and President

The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) wishes to thank Mayor Al Spacek for his many years of Leadership and Dedication as President of FONOM. Mayor Spacek announced at the FONOM Conference this spring that he would not be seeking re-election in October. An election of Officers was held at the August Board meeting in Ottawa. The new officers are; ...

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Marathon OPP upgrade charges to Manslaughter from Aggravated Assault

On July 31, 2018, at approximately 3:00 p.m., members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of an unconscious male at a residence on Stevens Avenue in Marathon. Officers attended and confirmed that a 20-year-old male from Marathon was receiving medical attention from Superior North Emergency Medical Services. He was subsequently flown to Thunder Bay for further ...

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Progress being made on NAFTA – US and Mexico

The United States and Mexico have made significant progress in discussions to revise key portions of the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, Minister Wilson made the following statement: “With hundreds of thousands of jobs at stake, it is imperative that our country has a voice at the table and that a deal on NAFTA is reached.  The threat of ...

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Investigation into Fatal Collision leads to Careless Driving & Drug Charges

On August 18, 2018 at approximately 4:15 p.m. officers from the Greenstone Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 11, 40 km East of Longlac. A motor vehicle (small car) travelling Eastbound on Hwy 11 lost control, left the roadway, rolled over and came to rest in the ditch. Longlac Fire Department ...

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Northeast Fire Region – August 24

On the afternoon of August 24, there are 26 active forest fires across the Northeast. All 26 fires are either being held, under control or being observed. There were no new fires confirmed today, at the time of this update. Parry Sound 33 This fire has now been listed as under control at 11,362 hectares. To find an updated map ...

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Three Garden River Men charged in Drug Investigation

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Provincial Operations Intelligence Bureau (POIB) with the assistance of Anishinabek Police Service (APS) arrested three males and laid numerous charges related to a drug offences investigation. As a result of the investigation, officers seized 76 grams of suspected Cocaine/Crack, 17.8 grams of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine, 4.4 grams of ...

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Human Remains Identified as Missing Henry Stone-Arnold, Investigation continues

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) located human remains in the Dryden area. The Office of the Chief Coroner has been engaged and a post-mortem examination began in Toronto on August 22, 2018. The remains have been positively identified as Henry Stone-Arnold, 28 years-old, of Dryden who had been reported missing earlier this month. The post-mortem examination is continuing.   ...

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Northeast Fire Region – August 23

On the afternoon of August 23, there are 29 active forest fires across the Northeast. Of these, 1 fire is not yet under control. The remaining 28 fires are either being held, under control or being observed. There was 1 fire confirmed today, at the time of this update. Parry Sound 33 This fire has now been listed as under ...

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State of the North Conference features local perspectives and international ideas

Attendees at Northern Policy Institute (NPI)’s second annual State of the North Conference presented by Northern Ontario Workforce Planning will learn firsthand from the experiences of both local communities and international leaders on taxation and policy experimentation. This year’s conference, ‘Bold Approaches: Taxing for Growth’, promises to deliver bold ideas and spark important discussions about the state of Ontario’s northern ...

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Thunder Bay Man charged in Marathon for Care and Control

On August 22, 2018 at approximately 7:45 p.m. officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment received a report regarding a possible impaired male sitting in his vehicle in a parking lot of a local business west of Marathon on Highway 17. Officers attended the area and located the vehicle with one male occupant. After further investigation and speaking ...

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Fatal Collision between South African Cyclist and Car Closes Hwy 17 for 9.5 hours

On Wednesday August 22, 2018, shortly after 8:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Thessalon Detachment, the OPP Technical Collision Investigation (TCI) team and with the assistance of Algoma Paramedic Services responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a car and a bicycle on Highway 17, west of Dayton Road in the Municipality of Huron Shores. ...

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Province-wide public consultations begin in September regarding Ontario Curriculum

Parents from across Ontario will finally have the opportunity to have their voices heard on the kind of curriculum their children are taught in school. Premier Doug Ford and Lisa Thompson, Minister of Education, has announced the scope of an unprecedented parental consultation into Ontario’s curriculum. “We promised to deliver an education system that put the rights of parents first ...

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