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Tips to keep your kids safe

The Kirkland Lake Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) reminds parents that they have an important role to play in ensuring their children’s safety with strangers. The obvious conversation that parents should have with their children is to teach them stranger danger. Strangers don’t always have a rough appearance and can appear to be perfectly normal. Here are some important tips for ...

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Tenaris Receives $2 million in Tenaris Algoma Tubes’ modernization project in Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)

Ontario is securing jobs in Sault Ste. Marie by supporting upgrades to the Tenaris Algoma Tubes seamless pipe mill. Glenn Thibeault, MPP for Sudbury, made the announcement yesterday in Sault Ste. Marie on behalf of Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines at Tenaris Algoma Tubes. The province’s investment in plant upgrades will help to lower operating costs and improve ...

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Patrick Brown demande de prendre des mesures dans le nord

Aug 25, 2017 @ 11:05 Pendant la réunion annuelle du caucus des progressistes-conservateurs  (PC) de l’Ontario à Timmins, le chef du Parti PC de l’Ontario, Patrick Brown, a annoncé des mesures importantes pour améliorer la vie des familles et des travailleurs du Nord de l’Ontario sur des questions qui ont été ignorées par les libéraux de Kathleen Wynne.   « Soyons clair: le ...

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Patrick Brown Calls for Taking Action in the North

Aug 25, 2017 @ 10:56 During the Ontario PC caucus retreat in Timmins, Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown announced important steps to improve the lives of families and workers in Northern Ontario on matters that have been ignored by the Wynne Liberals.   “Let’s face it: Northern Ontario has been ignored by the Wynne Liberals for far too long. They ...

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MacDonald Mines Exporation is encouraged by Province’s Announcement to Fund Ring of Fire Road

MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd. is encouraged by the announcement made on August 21, 2017 by Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Chiefs of Marten Falls, Webequie and Nibinamik First Nations, which formally committed provincial funding to two First Nations road proposals that will provide community and industrial access to the Ring of Fire Mining District. Quentin Yarie, MacDonald’s President and CEO ...

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EQAO Results prove Wynne is failing students: NDP Education critic

Aug 24, 2017 @ 08:50 Ontario NDP Education critic Peggy Sattler has issued the following statement in response to the release of the 2016-2017 EQAO literacy results:   “Today’s report on the OSSLT reveals that the success rate for students enrolled in applied courses has been getting worse since Kathleen Wynne took office, and that the format of EQAO testing ...

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Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) Results Published

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) has published provincial-level results for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), written by Grade 10 students during the 2016–2017 school year. For the second year in a row, 81% of first-time eligible Grade 10 students who wrote the OSSLT were successful. Over the past five years, the overall success rate on the ...

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UPDATE – Potential blue-green algae bloom in Diamond Lake

  Aug 23, 2017 @ 20:41 Confirmed blue-green algae bloom in Diamond Lake Lab results from a water sample submitted to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change confirmed the presence of a blue-green algae bloom in Diamond Lake, located in Johnson Township, north of Desbarats Ontario. Aug 23, 2017 @ 10:04 Algoma Public Health is advising residents and ...

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Ontario Reminding Parents to Ensure Vaccinations are Up to Date

As a new school year approaches, Ontario is reminding parents to ensure their children’s vaccines are up to date. Vaccine schedules are carefully planned to protect children when they are most at risk and when their bodies are ready to receive certain vaccines. Following Ontario’s Routine Immunization Schedule protects children from serious diseases that can spread easily in schools and daycare centres. ...

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Wynne’s Ring of Fire promises can’t be trusted: MPP Mantha

After continued broken promises to northerners on the Ring of Fire, Premier Kathleen Wynne can no longer be trusted to lead the urgent development, said MPP Michael Mantha, NDP critic for Northern Development and Mines.   “Kathleen Wynne has been making promises to the people of Northern Ontario on the Ring of Fire over her four years as premier.   Yet ...

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Sarissa Provides Shareholder Update

Sarissa Resources Inc. is pleased to provide the following update to its shareholders on the business activities related to the renewed development of its Nio-Star Corp. (Nio-Star) subsidiary’s Nemegosenda specialty metals (niobium) project located near Chapleau, Ontario, Canada.   Corporate and Capital Raising Update Nio-Star has closed on the financing previously announced in its news release of June 29, 2017, ...

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Conservatives, Wynne’s Liberals block vacation days and sick leave for workers

Wynne’s Liberals and the Conservatives joined together this week, refusing to support the NDP’s labour proposals that would give Ontarians more stability, more vacation time and access to paid sick days when they need them.   “We know the Conservatives aren’t on the side of working Ontarians,” said Horwath. “And Wynne’s Liberals joined those Conservatives in refusing to support better ...

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Sault College Receives Scholarship Funding

Members of the McDougall Energy team along with Esso Reseller Business Advisor Martyn Iles, were on hand August 22nd to make a $2,000 donation to Sault College to aid in scholarships for actively-enrolled students. As part of the Esso Community Investment Program, McDougall Energy has designated these funds towards furthering educational opportunities for students in and around the Algoma district ...

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Diver dies after being injured at technical dive on the Judge Hart shipwreck

Aug 18, 2017 @ 08:46 After extensive medical treatment in Marathon, Thunder Bay and Burlington, the OPP have been informed that Scott Stitt has died in hospital. The OPP are continuing to investigate the cause of the incident. On Wednesday Aug 9, 2017 at approximately 1:00 p.m. members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call at Neys ...

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Impaired Driver forces other driver off road

On August 12, 2017, shortly after 5:30 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police responded to traffic complaint involving an impaired driver on Tenth Side Road in Jocelyn Township.   Investigation determined a southbound pickup truck with a lone driver entered the northbound lane on the Tenth Side Road and forced a northbound vehicle off the highway. The complainant and the ...

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