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Hwy 11 Now Open

Apr 4, 2018 @ 07:30 On April 4, 2018, at approximately 4:32 a.m., officers from the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision near Sand Dam Road, on Highway 11 in Merrick Township, Ontario. The tractor trailer has been cleared from the highway and as of 7:18 a.m., Highway 11 is ...

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Marathon OPP Recover Stolen Vehicle

Apr 3, 2018 @ 09:57 On Saturday, April 1st, 2018, at approximately 02:00 am an officer of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting patrol on Highway 17 east of Marathon when he observed a motor vehicle traveling westbound at a high rate of speed. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle but it continued ...

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Premier’s Statement on New York State’s “Buy American” Law Coming into Effect and Ontario’s Decision to Respond in Kind

Premier Kathleen Wynne released the following statement today on the introduction of an Ontario regulation to level the playing field in response to New York State’s “Buy American” legislation: “I have consistently supported open and competitive procurement because it helps create good jobs on both sides of the border, but it has to be a two-way street. When Ontario workers ...

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MPP France Gélinas introduces two bills in memory of Peter Kormos

Mar 30, 2018 @ 12:08 On March 29, MPP France Gélinas introduced the Peter Kormos Memorial Act (Trillium Gift of Life Network Amendment) and An Act to amend the Labour Relations Act, 1995 to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Kormos’ passing.   An ardent supporter of organ donation, Kormos made many speeches and introduced numerous pieces of legislation to expand organ collection in Ontario. The Peter Kormos ...

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Manitoulin-Espanola OPP Charge Man during Traffic Stop

Mar 26, 2018 @ 12:38 On Saturday, March 24, 2018, at approximately 4:37 p.m., an officer from the Manitoulin-Espanola Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 17 in Nairn-Hyman Township, Ontario. Police observed a traffic violation and conducted a traffic stop. An investigation revealed that the driver was operating the motor vehicle without insurance. As ...

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Landmark Funding Announced for Canada’s Largest First Nations Led Infrastructure Project

Mar 22, 2018 @ 19:55 One of the most ambitious and transformative infrastructure projects in Canada’s history got the green light today with the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario announcing funding for the Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Line Project (“the Project”) in the aggregate amount of $1.6 billion.  The funding framework allows for a viable transmission business with ...

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Legion Hall in Spanish Broken into

Mar 22, 2018 @ 10:58 On March 16, 2018, shortly after 2:00 a.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a break and enter at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 576 located on Brennan Harbour Road in the Town of Spanish.   Police attended the scene and found the apparent point of entry and exit for ...

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Ontario invests $2.1 Billion into Mental Health/Addiction Care

Mar 22, 2018 @ 09:06 Yesterday, Premier Kathleen Wynne visited the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto where she announced a four-year investment of $2.1 billion that will reframe the system to deliver more accessible and better-integrated care for the one in three Ontarians who experience mental health or addictions challenges in their lifetime. This investment is to make ...

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Throne Speech – Enhance Health Care, Home Care, Mental Health and Child Care

Mar 19, 2018 @ 15:57 The Ontario government is investing more in the care and services that people across the province rely on, easing the mounting pressures families are facing and giving them every opportunity to care for their loved ones and get ahead. The government’s upcoming Budget will focus on doing more for people in health care, home care, ...

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Government of Canada investing in First Nations partnership for Ontario’s East-West Transmission Line Project

Mar 19, 2018 @ 10:12 The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, has announced funding to support the participation of Supercom Industries Limited Partnership (Supercom) in the Province of Ontario’s East-West Transmission Line Project. Supercom is wholly owned by Fort William, Pays Plat, Michipicoten, Pic Mobert, Ojibways of the Pic River and Red Rock First Nations. The construction of ...

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Horwath’s dental care plan to cover everyone

Mar 19, 2018 @ 10:11 NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says that under her dental care plan, everyone will have dental coverage – with working people and their families covered through their job, and all other Ontarians covered through public dental coverage.   “In Ontario, one in three working people don’t have a workplace benefits plan – including those working in ...

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Statement from Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford on the NDP’s announcement

Mar 19, 2018 @ 08:03 “I look forward to running a campaign focused on the issues that matter to Ontario families and businesses. I am the only leader presenting a clear vision for a prosperous Ontario. “Under Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals, hydro rates have skyrocketed. Debt has reached crisis levels. Taxpayers are getting gouged, and billions of dollars have ...

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