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Private Member’s Bill to Improve winter driving along Hwy 11 & 17 Corridors

NDP MPP Guy Bourgouin held a press conference at Queen’s Park on Wednesday to introduce a Private Member’s Bill that will improve maintenance standards and make winter driving safer on northern Ontario’s main Highways 11 and 17. Bourgouin, MPP for Mushkegowuk-James Bay, was joined by representatives from northern communities and businesses who said improving winter road maintenance in Northern Ontario is urgently needed. “Too ...

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Lake Superior Exceeds High Water Levels

Wet conditions continued across the upper Great Lakes basin in May. Lake Superior has exceeded record high water levels for this time of year and water levels of Lake Michigan-Huron are also now approaching record high levels. The Board advises all those that may be affected to prepare for coastal impacts similar or potentially worse than those that have occurred ...

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Deceased Identified in Monday’s Fatal Collision

On Monday, June 3, 2019, at approximately 1:39 p.m., members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Sudbury-Manitoulin Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the Nairn-Hyman Fire Department, the Baldwin Fire Department and the Lively Fire Department, responded to a head on collision involving two vehicles on Highway 17 in Nairn Township, Ontario, approximately 10 kilometers west of ...

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Thunder Bay OPP warn of Closed Roads due to flooding

Officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), members of the Nolalu Emergency Services, Ministry of Transportation (MTO), Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) along with support service from the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA), are currently in the Unincorporated Township of Nolalu.   Currently, there are several road closures at the following locations: Highway ...

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Majority of Canadians do not trust Flushable Wipes manufacturers’ claims

As leaders from the Canadian wastewater management sector gather in Ottawa to discuss issues like plastics in water and the impacts and costs associated with “flushable” wipes on municipal sewer systems operations and reliability, Friends of the Earth is releasing its new poll on flushable wipes. With municipal expenditures to clean up wipes estimated in the past at $230 million ...

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NDP MPP calls on Ontario to help people living with SMA access life-saving medication

Chris Glover, NDP MPP for Spadina-Fort York, held a press conference Monday to call on the Ontario government to help people living with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) access life-saving medication.   SMA is a degenerative disease that causes difficulty breathing and walking as well as problems with muscle strength, fine motor skills, swallowing and eating. The treatment, nusinersen (known by ...

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NDP statement on final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls Commission

Sol Mamakwa, Ontario NDP critic for Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, and Suze Morrison, Ontario NDP critic for Women’s Issues, made the following statement following Monday’s release of the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls Commission (MMIWG).   “This morning the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls presented their final ...

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Matilda is coming to Sault Ste. Marie!

Calling aspiring actors of all ages! The Sault Theatre Workshop and Shot in the Dark are teaming up to co-produce our city’s next Broadway musical. Based on the classic Roald Dahl book and film of the same name, Matilda features catchy songs, memorable characters and a classic story about growing up. It has been called “the standout musical of the ...

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Fatal Collision Closes Hwy 17 west of Nairn Centre

On Monday, June 3, 2019, at approximately 1:39 p.m., members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Sudbury-Manitoulin Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the Nairn-Hyman Fire Department, the Baldwin Fire Department and the Lively Fire Department, responded to a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles on Highway 17 in Nairn Township, Ontario, approximately 10 kilometers west of ...

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Fitch Rating Agency Upgrades Ontario’s Credit Outlook

Fitch, an internationally recognized credit ratings agency, announced they are upgrading the province’s fiscal outlook to stable and affirmed our province’s credit rating at AA-. Under the previous Liberal government, financial waste and mismanagement threatened our provincial finances. However, this announcement shows that the steps our government has taken to start Ontario down the path to fiscal sustainability are starting ...

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NDP MPP Jill Andrew Statement on World Eating Disorders Action Day

Jill Andrew, MPP for Toronto-St. Paul’s and Ontario NDP Culture critic, released the following statement on World Eating Disorders Action Day:   “World Eating Disorders Action Day is an opportunity for us to reflect on what we can do to help the millions of people suffering from eating disorders and eating problems. Almost half of the one million Canadians affected ...

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Marathon OPP looking for assistance in Tractor-Trailer Fire

On Friday May 31, 2019 approximately 4:15pm the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call of a tractor trailer unit that was on fire on the Dead Horse Road (DHR) approximately 35km west of Marathon. When police arrived, the Marathon Fire Department (MFD) was on scene and had extinguished the fire. The motor vehicle (MV), a 2015 International Pro ...

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SSM OPP Charge Sault Man with Stolen Firearms

On May 7, 2019, members from the North East Region Crime Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) commenced an investigation in relation to stolen firearms in the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. As a result of a continued investigation, the OPP have arrested and charged Randy INGRAM 26 years-old from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario with the following: Possession ...

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