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Second Binational Poll Reaffirms that Citizens Feel Great Lakes Protection is Critical

Eighty-eight percent of respondents believe protecting the Great Lakes is highly important and are willing to pay more to ensure their restoration, according to the second large survey conducted on public perception of the world’s largest freshwater system. The International Joint Commission (IJC) sponsored the survey, which was completed by its Great Lakes Water Quality Board in January 2018 and ...

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MNRF Minister Jeff Yurek – Statement on Temagami Fires

Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Jeff Yurek issued this statement today about the Ontario government’s response to the wildfire outside Temagami: “Our wildland fire and emergency response personnel are working closely with the Ontario Provincial Police, community leaders and other agencies to fight the fire near the Town of Temagami and make sure people move to safety. People in ...

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NorthEast Regional Fire Situation – July 9, 2018

By this evening, there were sixty-eight active forest fires across the Northeast. Twenty-six of these fires are not yet under control, while forty-two are either being held, under control or being observed. Restricted Fire Zone declared in Northeast Region Due to the extreme fire hazard, several recent periods of heavy lightning and the large number of wildfires burning, the Ministry ...

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Ford Government cuts Education Programming Development aimed at Reconciliation

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Derek Fox expressed grave concern with Ontario’s new government as the Ministry of Education abruptly cut summer sessions to develop education curriculum on Indian Residential Schools that were set to begin today. “Truth-sharing and education on the Indian Residential School experience is one of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action. ...

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Summer at the St. Joseph Island Legion

St. Joseph Island, a little area east of Sault Ste. Marie that is proud of it’s great tourism venues. It is truly a little piece of heaven. The beaches, fishing, camping and so much more, it is simply splendid. The communities and organizations schedule so many wonderful events. No matter your interests, there is always something to do on St. ...

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Premier Doug Ford and Toronto Mayor John Tory Meet to Discuss issues affecting Torontonians

Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Toronto Mayor John Tory held a meeting this afternoon to discuss a wide range of issues affecting the residents of Toronto. Following a productive discussion, Premier Ford and Mayor Tory committed to further collaboration around economic development, transit, housing, and addressing gun violence in Toronto. Both leaders agreed gun violence is an important issue and Premier Ford ...

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Search continues for two Missing Men on Lake of the Woods

Jul 6, 2018 @ 10:03 Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Kenora Marine and Trails Unit (MTU) and Kenora Crime Unit are currently investigating two missing persons on Lake of the Woods. On Thursday, July 5, 2018 at approximately 1:30 p.m, the Kenora OPP received a complaint of two swimmers in distress in the water ...

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East Algoma and Manitoulin-Espanola OPP – Deceased Male located in Whiskey Lake

On Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at approximately 11:20 a.m., members of the East Algoma and Manitoulin-Espanola Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) assisted by the OPP Aviation Services (helicopter) received a report of a body found in Whiskey Lake, approximately 50 kilometres north of Massey, Ontario. The body was located by a canoeist, near an abandoned boat. The OPP recovered ...

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Alan Spacek, Appointed to the Board of Directors of Contact North | Contact Nord

Contact North | Contact Nord Board of Directors and staff welcome new board member, Alan Spacek. “Alan’s extensive knowledge and experience in community development, post-secondary education and governance are very valuable as Contact North | Contact Nord plans its next major phase of development,” said Board Chair, Paul Taillefer.  “Contact North | Contact Nord is preparing for double-digit growth in the more ...

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Horwath – Doug Ford governing by backroom deal?

  Doug Ford appears to be governing from backrooms, making changes to laws in secret, without disclosing who asked for those changes, or who he consulted with. Three separate regulations scheduled to come into effect over the long weekend were quietly postponed indefinitely, with no public notice.   “No one voted for business to be conducted in secret, behind closed ...

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Sudbury OPP investigate Human Remains – UPDATE

Jul 4, 2018 @ 20:42 The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Sudbury Detachment Crime Unit has made an arrest related to the missing personal belongings of Jack PATRICK, 63-years-old, of Aurora, Ontario. He was found deceased in the vicinity of his vehicle on June 15, 2018 on Highway 637 approximately eight kilometers west of Highway 69 in Waldie Township, Ontario. On July 1, ...

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Peter Tabuns questions firing of Ontario’s Chief Scientist

  “The revelation that Doug Ford his fired Ontario’s Chief Scientist, coming on the heels of his announcement last week that he will scrap the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science begs the question of whether or not Mr. Ford will run a government that believes in the value of science and scientific research.   The people of Ontario deserve ...

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Search underway for Swimmer at Chutes Provincial Park – UPDATE

Jul 4, 2018 @ 17:19 On the afternoon of July 4, 2018, a combined search effort with members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Aviation Unit, Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU) and members of the Manitoulin-Espanola OPP Detachment, located the body of a swimmer who was reported missing on the evening of July 1, 2018, at the Chutes Provincial ...

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Ford takes the side of scalper-bots

On July 1, a new law was to cap the price scalpers and their scalper-bots could charge for tickets at 50 per cent more than the ticket’s face value, but Doug Ford has quietly put an indefinite delay in place so resellers can continue to scoop up swaths of tickets and gouge families on their resale.   “Doug Ford has taken the ...

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