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Doug Ford’s ‘To Do List’

NFTP 180831 As you know, MPPs have been back to work in Queen’s Park almost immediately following June election. Doug Ford was determined to start swinging that wrecking ball as soon as he could. Like all of my colleagues it has been a real whirlwind trying to fit in all of our new rolls as the Official Opposition as well ...

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Lisa Thompson, Minister of Education Welcomes Students back to school

Today the Honourable Lisa Thompson, Minister of Education, issued the following statement: “I would like to officially welcome all of Ontario’s students back to school. My hope for the 2018-19 school year is that students successfully continue on their academic journeys, and also use this opportunity to develop new hobbies and interests. Whether it’s academics, arts or athletics, we encourage ...

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Joint Statement by Premier and Labour Minister on Labour Day

The Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, and the Honourable Laurie Scott, Minister of Labour, issued the following joint statement on Labour Day: “It’s our privilege on behalf of Ontario’s Government for the People to help make our province the best place to work and live. Here in Ontario, we’re blessed with plentiful natural resources, a well-educated population, and a ...

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Labour Day statement from Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath

Labour Day statement from Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath, “Labour Day is an important day for Ontarians to celebrate the protections and rights that generations of workers and unions have fought hard to secure over the years. Today, we celebrate our sisters and brothers who fought to ensure that all workers in Ontario could enjoy the gains made through better ...

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Northeast Fire Region – September 1, 2018

On the afternoon of September 1, there are 25 active forest fires across the Northeast. All 25 fires are under control or being observed. There were no new fires discovered 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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Algoma Central Engine House in SSM Recognized for National Importance

Representative of the early 20th century’s ambitions to increase and improve transportation through northern Ontario, the Algoma Central Engine House in Sault Ste. Marie, was the first train repair shed in Canada built with an internal turntable. Built in 1912, it has seen continuous use and is currently operated by CN. Today, Dr. Richard Alway, Ontario Member of the Historic ...

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Ontario Government Appoints Special Advisor to develop plan to upload Subway Infrastructure to Province

Ontario’s Government for the People is working to get residents and business across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area moving with a plan to upload responsibility for subway infrastructure, from the City of Toronto to the Province. The Government of Ontario is determined to deliver a modern transit system that will serve the GTHA’s growing communities, drive economic development and ...

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Charges in Collision that Closed Hwy 11 for 8 hours

On August 30, 2018, at approximately 11:48 a.m., members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Marten River Fire Department and North Bay Ambulance Service responded to a call for a motor vehicle collision on Highway 11 near Tonomo Lake Road, south of Temagami, Ontario. Further investigation revealed that the tractor-trailer had been travelling southbound on Highway ...

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Breaking Down the Barriers: Suicide Awareness

Aug 30, 2018 @ 22:58 The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has had three member suicides within three weeks. A tremendous void has been left behind that has impacted the entire organization across the province. “During the past weeks immediate families and OPP members, including myself, have been dealing with the grief of our loss. This is a very difficult time,” ...

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Missing Boater on Obakamiga Lake Recovered

On Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at approximately 10:15 a.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Hornepayne) Detachment began their search for a missing boater on Obakamiga Lake located in the Cholette Township.   An extensive search was conducted by members of the Superior East (OPP) along with the assistance of the (OPP) helicopter service and several family ...

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Ontario to Reduce Cost of Natural Gas

Ontario’s Government for the People is acting to reduce the cost of natural gas for Ontario families and businesses, Premier Doug Ford announced today. This is part of the Ford Government’s overall commitment to put more money in people’s pockets and deliver immediate tax relief for lower and middle class families. “Your government is committed to giving real relief to ...

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Statement by Education Minister on EQAO Results

Today, Education Minister, the Honourable Lisa Thompson, issued the following statement on the provincial EQAO results: “The EQAO assessment results released today prove once again that we must do better with respect to students’ math performance in Ontario. For the last five years, we have seen an overall decline in EQAO math scores. Half of Ontario’s Grade 6 students have ...

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Northeast Fire Region – August 29

On the afternoon of August 29, there are 25 active forest fires across the Northeast. All 25 fires are either under control or being observed. There was one new fire confirmed today, at the time of this update. Parry Sound 46 covered 0.1 of a hectare, was located 23 km westnorthwest of Sundridge. It has already been declared out. Parry ...

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