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Statement by Minister Joly on National Indigenous Peoples Day

Today, on the summer solstice—the longest day of the year and a special day marked by many Indigenous communities—we come together to celebrate the culture, heritage and contributions of Indigenous Peoples. It is also National Indigenous Peoples Day, a time for all of us to learn more about the diverse cultures and languages of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples ...

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Feelings Matter Most – A New Approach to Dementia Care Arrives in Canada

Giving priority and attention to the emotions of people living with dementia is the key to restoring people’s capacity to live a meaningful life and communicate with family and caregivers says Dementia Care Matters, which is owned by The Salvation Army (Australia), an international charity. Dementia Care Matters is set to expand in Canada in the fall, 2018. Leveraging evidence ...

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Statement by the Prime Minister on World Refugee Day

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on World Refugee Day: “On World Refugee Day, we join the global community to recognize people around the world who have been forced to flee their homes. We honour the resilience and strength of refugees and displaced people, acknowledge the profound hardships they face, and stand with them. “Each year, ...

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Construction on Hwy 144 – Expect Delays

Jun 19, 2018 @ 08:07 The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Sudbury Detachment is asking motorists to be aware of traffic delays at the intersection of Highway 144 and Regional Road 35 in Chelmsford, Ontario.   Construction will be ongoing throughout the summer. During the daylight hours traffic lights will be operational, however, motorists are asked to be extra cautious of ...

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Construction continues at SSM OPP Detachment

Jun 19, 2018 @ 08:07 Staff Sergeant Mike Maville, Detachment Commander for the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) advises that the construction work taking place in the public parking section of the detachment parking lot at 742 Great Northern Road has not been completed as anticipated.   Construction is scheduled to continue and is expected ...

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Michipicoten First Nation partners with Anishinabek/Ontario Fisheries Resource Centre to assess Juvenile Coregonine in Lake Superior

Jun 18, 2018 @ 15:21   Michipicoten First Nation, in partnership with the Anishinabek/Ontario Fisheries Resource Centre (A/OFRC), will be conducting a Juvenile Coregonine Seining Assessment in Quota Zone 11, around Lizard Islands, Leach Island, and Gargantua Harbour, and Quota Zone 09 off of Michipicoten White Sands beach.   The project will begin the last week of June and continue ...

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NDP says Ford’s anti-environment move comes with costs

Jun 18, 2018 @ 15:10 Doug Ford’s anti-environment crusade will put Ontario’s air, water and land at risk – and cost people and the province billions. Ford announced Friday he’ll remove the cap on how much industrial operations are allowed to pollute, despite having no plan for a replacement climate change strategy. “Does Doug Ford not believe in climate change, ...

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The Government of Canada is taking action to protect species at risk

Jun 18, 2018 @ 13:56 From coast to coast to coast, nature is at the heart of Canada’s national identity. Our rivers, mountains, lakes, and oceans—along with the wildlife species that depend on them—are a natural legacy for all Canadians to discover, enjoy, and preserve.   The Government of Canada has recently put in place new protections for 13 species at ...

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Hwy 11 CLOSED – (50kms east of Hearst) UPDATE 12:25 p.m.

Jun 18, 2018 @ 12:25 On June 17, 2018, at approximately 9:45 a.m., Hearst officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), as well as the Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a motor vehicle collision where the driver of the passenger vehicle had died. The deceased has been identified as Shawn GRONDIN, 19 years of age, of Schumacher, ...

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Pilot Crashes plane into Lake Nipissing while landing

Jun 18, 2018 @ 12:03 Members of the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with North Bay Fire Department and the North Bay Ambulance Service responded to a float plane crash on June 16, 2018 at approximately 1:31 p.m. The incident occurred on Lake Nipissing in North Bay, Ontario, when the 55-year-old male pilot from Sturgeon ...

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Marathon OPP – 2 drivers charged with impaired

On June 17, 2018 at approximately 6:35p.m. officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment received a report regarding a disturbance at the 10 Hemlo apartments in the town of Marathon. Officers patrolled the area and located one of the individuals involved in the disturbance, parked in a parking lot of a local business. After further investigation it was ...

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Coast Guard monitoring & investigating generator fire on freighter Paul R. Tregurtha UPDATE 6:21 a.m.

Jun 16, 2018 @ 06:21 The Coast Guard cleared the motor vessel Paul R. Tregurtha in Lake Superior for transit to her next port of call for repairs, Monday evening. After the generator fire was extinguished earlier this morning, Coast Guard Marine Inspectors commenced a marine casualty investigation and cleared the vessel to transit to their next port of call for repairs. The ...

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Don’t let the Great Lakes become the next Great Garbage Patch

You may have seen in the news recently that a man has set out on a six-month journey to swim across the Pacific Ocean. He will be swimming through what is known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an area of accumulated waste three times the size of France, to bring attention to the mass amounts of plastic waste polluting ...

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