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Conservative Party’s Approved Applicants for the 2020 Leadership election

The Conservative Party has confirmed the final list of Approved Applicants for the 2020 Leadership election. Those that have met at least the first requirement of the Leadership race are: Gladu, Marilyn Husny, Rudy Karahalios, Jim Lewis, Leslyn MacKay, Peter (also a Verified Candidate) O’Toole, Erin (also an Authorized Contestant) Peterson, Rick Sloan, Derek Approved Applicants have submitted $25,000 of ...

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Statement from the Minister of Government and Consumer Services on Enhanced Licence Plates

Today, the Government of Ontario and 3M Canada restated their commitment to work in partnership to resolve issues that have been raised about the current Ontario licence plates. A solution is being implemented which includes a replacement plan for impacted licence plate holders. Government and Consumer Services Minister Lisa Thompson explained in a media release, “The Government of Ontario and 3M Canada ...

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Ontario Confirms New Positive Case of COVID-19

Today, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, confirmed a new positive case of COVID-19 in Toronto, the seventh case in Ontario. After arriving in Toronto on February 25, 2020, a man in his 50s presented himself at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s emergency department on February 26, 2020 with a travel history to Iran. The established infection prevention and control ...

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Restaurant Canada Show will get a taste of northern Ontario

The Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN), a division of the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre and supported by FedNor, will be leading a delegation of six businesses from across northern Ontario at the Restaurant Canada Show 2020 in Toronto from March 1st-3rd. Boreal Berry Farm & Winery, Fromagerie Kapuskoise, Mountain Maple Products, Penokean Hill Farm, Purvis Fisheries, and Quinta Quinoa will ...

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Ontario Confirms Positive Case of COVID-19

Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, confirmed a new positive case of COVID-19 in Toronto. The sample is awaiting confirmation and it has been sent to the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg. On February 24, 2020, a woman in her 60s presented herself at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s emergency department with a travel history to Iran. As per ...

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Ontario Improving Moose Management Approach

John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, announced Ontario is taking action to improve the system for moose harvest management and ensure a sustainable moose population. “We’re taking a smarter approach to moose harvest management to deliver on our commitment to make moose hunting fairer and more accessible while ensuring the sustainability of our moose population,” said Minister Yakabuski. ...

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Inquest Announced in Death of Richard Pigeau at Nickel Rim South Mine

Dr. Emily Groot, Regional Supervising Coroner for North Region, Sudbury Office, has announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Richard Pigeau. Mr. Pigeau, 54, died on October 20, 2015, from injuries sustained while working at the Nickel Rim South Mine in the City of Greater Sudbury. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act. The inquest ...

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Ontario Confirms Presumptive Case of COVID-19

Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, has confirmed a new presumptive positive case of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Toronto. Ontario’s first three cases are all resolved, with each of those patients having two consecutive negative tests at least 24 hours apart. On February 21, an adult woman arrived to Canada from China and presented at North ...

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Province Working with Utilities to Improve Coordination for Priority Transit Projects

Following the signing of Memoranda of Understanding with select utility companies, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation issued the following statement: “As a key step that supports the objectives of the Building Transit Faster Act, the Province of Ontario and Toronto Hydro, Hydro One and Enbridge, signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) to improve coordination as we move forward in implementing the ...

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Province Kicks Off Ontario Heritage Week

The province is celebrating Ontario Heritage Week, highlighting the important history of local communities and the diverse heritage of Ontario. Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, was at the Ontario Heritage Trust today to kick off the week and highlight the government’s more than $5-million investment in community museums and heritage organizations across the province. “Community ...

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NDP statement in support of the Wet’suwet’en Nation

MPP Sol Mamakwa, the Official Opposition critic for Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, released the following statement in support of the Wet’suwet’en Nation, and supporting actions throughout the nation:   “The recent arrests by the RCMP in Wet’suwet’en Nation signal yet another failure on Canada’s part to recognize and respect the laws and rights of Indigenous Peoples. The criminalization of First ...

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Canada Wide Warrant issued for Jamie Dryden

The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant as a result of his breach of statutory release. Jamie Dryden is described as an Indigenous male, 32 years of age, 5’6″(168cm), 165 lbs (75kgs) with short brown hair and hazel eyes. He has several tattoos which include ...

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Ontario Confirms Resolved Case of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Today, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, confirmed that the province’s third case of the 2019 novel coronavirus is now resolved: “On January 31, we reported a confirmed case located in London, Ontario. Additional testing has been conducted by both the Public Health Ontario Laboratory and the National Microbiology Lab (Winnipeg). The case has had two negative tests ...

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Charges laid in Drug Overdose Death

On February 7, 2020, members of the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit, under the direction of Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), have charged one person as a result of a drug overdose, which claimed a life in East Ferris Township, Ontario. On August 15, 2019, police were called to a residence on Marina Road in ...

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