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MP Kent Calls for Investigation into Trudeau’s Illegal Bahamas Vacation

Today, the Honourable Peter Kent, Conservative Shadow Minister for Ethics, sent a letter to the Commissioner of the RCMP regarding Justin Trudeau’s illegal vacation to the Aga Khan’s private island. The letter points out that the facts, as uncovered and reported in December 2017 by the former federal Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, Mary Dawson, potentially reveal a prima ...

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Statement from Horwath and Mamakwa on tragic fire in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Kiiwetinoong MPP Sol Mamakwa  released the following statement to express their deepest condolences after a tragic fire in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation claimed multiple lives:   “Today we join with the people of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation who are grieving the tragic deaths of community members and loved ones in an early morning house fire.   Our thoughts and our hearts are ...

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Station Mall Walmart to Close

Walmart Canada is committed to evaluating their store network to meet customer needs and ensure continued growth strategies. The company has opened more than 20 stores over the past four years. As part of the retailer’s store strategy, they will also close two stores – one in Pincourt, Quebec (101 Boulevard Cardinal Leger) and one in Sault St. Marie, Ontario ...

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SSM OPP – Woman charged with impaired after traffic stop

On May 1, 2019, at approximately 2:45 a.m. members from the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment observed a motor vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.   Officers conducted a traffic stop and as a result of further investigation, Janette WALLACE 28 years-old of Aweres Township, Ontario was ...

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Ford government needs to stop blocking relief for Northern drivers

NDP House Leader Gilles Bisson, the MPP for Timmins, issued the following statement after the Competition Bureau found that Northern gas prices have not been subject to price fixing — a claim the Doug Ford government made in an attempt to stall NDP legislation to regulate gas prices:   “If the Competition Bureau says gas companies are following the law on pricing, then we need to ...

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Forests Ontario Intends to Continue to Plant Trees and Speak for the Forest

Despite the recent Ontario government announcement to cut the 50 Million Tree program, Forests Ontario expects to find a way, with existing and new partners, to plant trees, educate Ontarians and speak for the forest and all forest users, the tree planting and forest advocacy group said today. Forests Ontario, Canada’s largest tree planting charity, remains optimistic that now that ...

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Office of the Ontario Ombudsman Assumes Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth Role

Today, the Office of the Ontario Ombudsman has assumed all the investigative functions of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth. The Ontario government explains that this “is a crucial step towards building a better child protection system. These changes, set out in the Restoring Trust, Transparency and Accountability Act, 2018 introduced last fall, will bring greater oversight and provide ...

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South Porcupine OPP Locate Overdue Canoeists

On April 28, 2019, at 9:32 p.m., members of the South Porcupine Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were notified about two overdue canoeists on the Tatachikapika River, near Timmins, Ontario. Police were unable to locate the pair during a ground search Sunday night. With the assistance of OPP Aviation Services, both men were located by police helicopter this morning. The ...

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Ford must respect agreement with Kashechewan and take action on relocation: NDP

More than 250 evacuated members of the Kashechewan First Nation were at Queen’s Park on Monday to tell the Ford government to stop ignoring the agreement it signed, and begin the relocation of the community to higher ground now.   NDP MPPs Guy Bourgouin (Mushkegowuk-James Bay) and Sol Mamakwa (Kiiwetinoong), along with NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, brought the need to ...

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Artiste locale, Bonnie Ivey, présente son exposition d’art à l’ÉSC Trillium

  Lors de la semaine sainte, l’artiste Bonnie Ivey de Chapleau a présenté sa collection d’œuvres « Encounters with Christ » à l’école secondaire catholique Trillium (Chapleau). Cette série de toiles peinte à l’aquarelle représente la vie de Jésus inspirée par la bible. Les élèves ont eu l’occasion de rencontrer Mme Ivey et de lui poser des questions. Les élèves ...

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Local artist Bonnie Ivey presents paintings at ÉSC Trillium

During Holy Week, Chapleau artist Bonnie Ivey presented her art collection “Encounters with Christ” at École secondaire catholique Trillium (Chapleau). This series of watercolor paintings represents the life of Jesus Christ inspired by the Bible. The students had the opportunity to meet Ms. Ivey and ask her questions. Students and staff got to appreciate the talent of this local artist ...

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Tyler Morrison to Perform in SSM

Tyler Morrison is one of the fastest rising comedians in North America with his hilarious brand of working-class comedy. Tyler has headlined and sold out numerous shows across Canada and beyond. On his exhausting resume, you will find that Tyler has been featured at the Boston Comedy Festival, Atlanta Laughing Skull Festival, Just For Laughs 42 Festival, CBC’S Winnipeg Comedy ...

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Time to clean up our tax problems

There’s no doubt tax time can be stressful. Most of us understand there are consequences for cheating on taxes but may not be aware that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) also write off some debt as being uncollectable.  While this doesn’t often make news, the fact that this type of forgiveness was extended on a grand scale this year is ...

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Victim in Highway 11 Collision Identified

On April 23, 2019, at approximately 7:45 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a collision on Highway 11 in Calder Township, west of the Town of Cochrane, Ontario.   Police investigation revealed that a mini-van collided head-on with a commercial motor vehicle.   ...

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