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Hwy 11 will be closed September 13th to remove transport

Sep 12, 2018 @ 19:35   On September 9, 2018 shortly before 7:00 a.m., members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Temagami Fire Department and Nipissing District Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a call for a motor vehicle collision on Highway 11 near Rabbit Lake Road, south of Temagami, Ontario.   Further investigation revealed that ...

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Investigation into Death of man confirms homicide – UPDATE

Sep 12, 2018 @ 19:21 The death investigation of a male located in the area of Seventh Avenue and Roy Lane in Sioux Lookout on Wednesday September 5, 2018 has now been confirmed to be as a result of a homicide, and the police are seeking assistance from the public on this investigation.   On September 5, 2018, between 8:30 ...

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Ontario Introduces the Efficient Local Government Act

Sep 12, 2018 @ 15:52 Today, Ontario’s Government for the People brought back Ontario’s Legislature and tabled the Efficient Local Government Act. If passed, the Act would invoke Section 33 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and ensure the City of Toronto’s wards and number of councillors are aligned to 25 prior to the municipal election on October ...

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Four Vehicle Collision sends Elliot Lake Woman to Hospital – UPDATED

Sep 11, 2018 @ 14:33 On September 11, 2018, shortly after 9:00 a.m., members from the East Algoma Blind River Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), a member from the OPP Technical Collision Investigation (TCI) team, OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), Blind River Fire Department and the Mississauga First Nation Fire Department responded to a collision near the junction of Highway 17 ...

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Statement by Premier Doug Ford Honouring Heroes of the War in Afghanistan

Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement today, on the 17th anniversary of the September 11th attacks in the United States: “Seventeen years ago today, the world was paralyzed after the brutal terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon. Almost three thousand people, including at least 24 Canadians, lost their lives in those attacks or onboard the ...

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Ford to call back Ontario Legislature and Invoke Section 33

Will call back the Legislature and invoke Section 33 of the Constitution to ensure the Better Local Government Act remains in effect as passed by Ontario’s democratically elected Legislature. Ontario Premier Doug Ford today announced that his government will take immediate action to ensure the Better Local Government Act remains in effect as passed by Ontario’s democratically elected legislature. “Canada’s ...

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Northeast Fire Region Update – September 10, 2018

On the afternoon of September 10, there are 11 active forest fires across the Northeast. All 11 fires are under control or being observed. There were no new fires confirmed today, at the time of this update. The fire hazard is currently low to moderate in most areas south of Hwy 11, while areas around and to the north of ...

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Collision closes Highway 11 for several hours – Charges Laid

Sep 10, 2018 @ 15:41 On September 9, 2018 shortly before 7:00 a.m., members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Temagami Fire Department and Nipissing District Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a call for a motor vehicle collision on Highway 11 near Rabbit Lake Road, south of Temagami, Ontario. Further investigation revealed that the tractor-trailer ...

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Northeast Fire Region Update – September 6

On the afternoon of September 6, there are 24 active forest fires across the Northeast. All 24 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. Although ...

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Inquest into the Death of Pascal Goulet Announced

Dr. David Eden, Regional Supervising Coroner for Inquests, has announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Pascal Goulet. Mr. Goulet, 38, died on July 10, 2014, at the Lac Des Iles Mine following a mining incident while working 825 metres below the surface. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act. The inquest will examine the ...

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Minister Christine Elliott Delivers Opening Address at Ontario Hospital Association’s Health Care Leadership Summit

Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, delivered her first keynote address to the Ontario Hospital Association’s (OHA) Health Care Leadership Summit, where she committed to work with the sector to improve the delivery of health care for the people. “The people of Ontario need to know that the government and their health care system are ...

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Northeast Fire Region Update – September 5

On the afternoon of September 5, there are 24 active forest fires across the Northeast. All 24 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. Although ...

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Statement from the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities – Back to School

Today the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, Merrilee Fullerton, released the following statement as students go back to school: “I want to extend my best wishes to all postsecondary students heading back to class this week. “The start of a new academic year is an exciting time. As students immerse themselves in their studies, extracurricular activities, and social lives, ...

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