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Tractor Trailer Driver has to be extricated from truck

Oct 19, 2017 @ 08:30 On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at approximately 10:10 a.m. members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a vehicle collision east of Marathon on Highway 17, just east of White Lake Narrows. An eastbound tractor-trailer failed to negotiate a corner and left the roadway colliding with rocks and coming to rest in the ...

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Empty Liberal promises leave millions without dental care: NDP

Oct 19, 2017 @ 06:32 NDP Health critic France Gélinas says the Wynne Liberals are failing up to 3 million Ontarians by failing to provide dental care for low-income adults.   “Community health centres know that in Ontario today up to three million people cannot get the dental care that they need. Why? Because they cannot afford to pay for ...

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EQAO Achievement Scores Inform School and Board of Improvement

Oct 19, 2017 @ 06:27 Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB) students continue to approach scores of the provincial standard on the annual Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) standardized tests.  These assessments were conducted in the 2016-2017 school year in Grades 3, 6, 9 and 10 and assess reading, writing, and mathematics.   Results from grade 3 testing show ...

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The Need for New Northern Ministries

Oct 19, 2017 @ 05:23 It’s been no secret that the Northern Ontario Party has been advocating for greater independence and control over Northern Ontario affairs. This is especially true when it comes to Northern Ontario’s abundance of natural resources. Currently, Northerners have little to no say on how our mineral resources are handed out to multinational corporations, how our lakes ...

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PC’s call for resignation of Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault

Oct 18, 2017 @ 11:28 In the wake of an explosive report from the Auditor General showing that Ontario families will pay an extra $4 billion for Kathleen Wynne’s expensive hydro scheme, Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown called on Ontario’s Energy Minister to resign. “The Auditor General’s report was a scathing indictment of Liberal political corruption and their contempt for ...

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Found on YouTube – Northern Ontario Moose vs Wolf

Oct 18, 2017 @ 09:40 Dan Nystedt captioned the video, “Captured this footage by happenstance while shooting some scenics in Northern Ontario. Was excited by the moose sighting, as I was leaving something unexpected took place. Shot in 4K with Phantom 4 Pro.”  

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Impaired Man – Damages and sinks power boat

Oct 16, 2017 @ 23:32 Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marine and Trails Unit (MTU) have charged a Kenora man following a marine incident on Lake of the Woods.   On Friday, October 13, 2017 shortly before 5:30 pm, police received a call of a vessel operating at a high rate of speed in the area of Keewatin ...

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Wynne allowing private Hydro One to line the pockets of its investors at the expense of families: NDP

Oct 16, 2017 @ 16:51 During question period Monday, Ontario NDP Energy critic and Toronto—Danforth MPP Peter Tabuns demanded that the $2.6 billion tax benefit given to Hydro One by the government must result in lower electricity costs for Ontario families and businesses, not higher profits for private investors. That’s following an announcement by Hydro One that it will challenge ...

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Premier Wynne on NAFTA

Oct 16, 2017 @ 16:30 Premier Kathleen Wynne released the following statement today on NAFTA, the auto sector, and Ontario manufacturing: “Today I had the chance to visit Weber Manufacturing Technologies, one of hundreds of Ontario businesses that play an integral role in North America’s automotive supply chain. The auto sector is a critically important part of Ontario’s economy. Today’s visit ...

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OPP Identify Victim in Collision East of Terrace Bay

Oct 16, 2017 @ 11:01 On October 16, 2017 at approximately 9:01 p.m. officers from the Terrace Bay and Marathon Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single vehicle fatal motor vehicle collision involving a commercial motor vehicle travelling between Jackfish Hill and the Steel River Bridge on Highway 17.   The male driver was confirmed dead ...

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East Algoma OPP Investigate Fatal Collision

Oct 13, 2017 @ 16:43 On October 13, 2017, shortly before 11:30 a.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police Detachment and members from the OPP Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) responded to a single motor vehicle collision approximately 20 kilometres north of the City of Elliot Lake on Highway 638. The female driver was transported by Algoma Emergency Medical Services ...

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CN Railway loses court battle and must pay $530,000 in expenses arising from Gogama Derailments in 2015

Oct 13, 2017 @ 12:37 Canadian National Railway Co. had appealed the order to pay $530,000 of the $620,000 bill levied by Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change covered expenses from the aftermath of the two 2015 train derailments near Gogama. CN argued the costs of government salaries, laboratories and administration were unreasonable or beyond the authority of the province ...

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Hughes – La commissaire à l’environnement met en garde contre l’inaction

Oct 12, 2017 @ 08:18 Les phénomènes climatiques extrêmes dont la fréquence et la violence ne cessent d’augmenter font grimper les coûts liés aux changements climatiques. Les inondations qui ont eu lieu ce printemps dans l’Est du Canada et les incendies qui, semble‑t‑il, n’ont pas connu de trêve cet été dans l’Ouest trouvent leurs origines dans les changements climatiques. Cependant, ...

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Hughes – Environment Commissioner warns of inaction

Oct 12, 2017 @ 08:17 With extreme weather events increasing in frequency and ferocity, the costs associated with climate change are mounting. This spring’s flooding in Eastern Canada and fires that seemed to burn all summer in the West have roots in climate change, but the Hurricanes that ravaged, Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and large parts of the Caribbean are ...

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First Nations Sustainable Communities Program Launched – Wiikwemkoong Pioneers Phase One

Oct 12, 2017 @ 08:05   The Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory, one of the 10 largest First Nation communities in Canada, is honoured to be the first community to participate in the First Nations Sustainable Communities Program, developed by IGNITE Infrastructure Association Inc. (IGNITE). Elected Chief of the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory, Ogimaa Duke Peltier and Director of the IGNITE First Nations ...

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