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Thunder Bay OPP investigate motor vehicle/pedestrian collision

On November 30, 2019, at approximately 6:10 a.m., officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), as well as Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a report of a motor vehicle / pedestrian collision on Highway 11/17 between Balsam Street and Red River Road.   The driver of a tractor trailer was east bound ...

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Premiers Ford, Higgs and Moe Sign Agreement on the Development of Small Modular Reactors

On December 1st, 2019, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe released the following joint statement: “Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick agreed today to work together to explore new, cutting-edge technology in nuclear power generation to provide carbon-free, affordable, reliable, and safe energy, while helping us unlock economic potential across Canada, including rural ...

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The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association move closer to strike position

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) met today with representatives of the government and Catholic school board trustees, to continue negotiations for a new collective agreement. A Ministry of Labour-appointed conciliator was present to assist with the talks. Seeing little prospect for further progress, OECTA has requested that the conciliator file a “no-board” report. “In spite of the challenges ...

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Invasive Species Centre exhibit opens at the Bushplane Museum

  The Invasive Species Centre and Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre are proud to announce the official opening of a new exhibit exploring the threat of invasive species to Canada’s land and water. The exhibit, housed at the Bushplane Centre, offers exciting and interactive opportunities for visitors of all ages to learn about invasive species!   Invasive species are species that ...

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Illegal Cannabis Dispensary raided on Garden River First Nation

Nov 28, 2019 @ 09:28 – The Anishinabek Police Service conducted a Cannabis Act investigation on an illegal cannabis dispensary operating on the Garden River First Nation. With the assistance of the Batchewana Police Service, on Nov. 27, 2019, a Cannabis Act search warrant was obtained and successfully executed at a residence in the 700 block of Highway 17B on the ...

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5-year e-scooter pilot begins January 1, 2020

Nov 28, 2019 @ 08:03 – As part of the government’s plan to help businesses expand and allow consumers and commuters more choice, Vijay Thanigasalam, Parliamentary Assistant to Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, announced a 5-year e-scooter pilot that will begin on January 1, 2020. E-scooters have the potential to help hundreds of thousands of commuters get to transit connections, reduce ...

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APH Names Elizabeth MacMillan – Public Health Champion

  This is the second year that Algoma Public Health is presenting a Public Health Champion award. The award is given to an individual or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to population health in the Algoma district. Their passion is rooted in helping their community live a healthier life, regardless of age, income and socio-economic background The 2019 ...

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Canada Wide Warrant issued for Kenneth Froude

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 their Breach of Long Term Supervision Order.   Kenneth Froude is described as a 51 year old male, 5’11 (180 cm’s), 152 lbs, and (69 kgs), with brown eyes and greying hair.   ...

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Tractor Trailer Collision closes Highway 17 West of Marathon for 6 Hours

On Tuesday November 26 at 2:05pm, members of the Marathon, Manitouwadge, and Schreiber Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision (MVC), on Highway 17, west of Marathon approximately 2 km west of Neys Provincial Park. An eastbound tractor trailer (TT), left the roadway on a corner coming into contact with the eastbound guardrails then ...

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Minister of Education Statement on First Day of Work-to-Rule

Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement on the first day of work-to-rule action: “I’ve been clear – I want to get deals that keep the children of this province in school. It is regrettable the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) have chosen to escalate to work-to-rule action, ...

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United Way’s Harvest Algoma launches program to focus on food Sovereignty

United Way’s Harvest Algoma has launched the Algoma Agricultural Sector Development Project after receiving funding from the Sector Partnership Planning Grant provided by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. The project was designed to focus on food sovereignty, meaning an increase in local control of food production, processing and distribution. The annual spend to purchase food exceeds $70M ...

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Province of Ontario to Expand Use of Off-Road Vehicles – Easier for riders to connect to trails in their communities

The Ontario government is putting people first by reducing regulatory burdens and removing barriers that will make life easier for off-road vehicle riders. Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, was at Edge Performance in Bradford to announce plans to allow off-road vehicle riders easier access to roadways, connecting them to more trail networks in more communities across the province. “We know ...

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Ontario Launches Free Routine Dental Care for Low-Income Seniors

As part of its comprehensive plan to end hallway health care, Ontario is investing in programs that keep seniors healthy in their communities longer. Each year in Ontario, preventable dental issues like gum disease, infections and chronic pain lead to more than 60,000 emergency department visits by patients, of which a significant portion are seniors. Many low-income seniors face challenges ...

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Invasive Species Centre Names New Executive Director

The Invasive Species Centre, a non-profit leader in collaboration, knowledge sharing, and invasive species prevention and management, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Rang as Executive Director, effective November 25, 2019. Sarah Rang has helped create new environmental initiatives, including a $1.5 million annual community grant program; worked with First Nations and government to develop a $85 million ...

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