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Barrick Gold issues Update on Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) is asking anyone who worked as part of the underground shift (employees and contractors) during any of the following dates and shifts noted below to immediately go into self-isolation at home. November 21 – Day Shift November 22 – Day Shift November 23 – Day Shift November 24 – Day Shift November 25 ...

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MPP Michael Mantha Joins Jordan Cheff in taking the plunge this Sunday

As a born and bred Northern Ontarian, Michael Mantha, NDP MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin, knows the inestimable value of access to clean, safe freshwater.  “Here in Algoma-Manitoulin it is right outside our door and all around us,” Mantha said. When Mantha heard about an outstanding initiative undertaken by Jordan Cheff from Sudbury, Mantha was ready to “plunge in” to help. Jordan ...

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SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Sault Ste. Marie Arrest

Investigators with the Special Investigations Unit are appealing for witnesses to an arrest that occurred yesterday morning (December 3, 2020) in Sault Ste. Marie, resulting in injuries to a 38-year-old man. Preliminary information suggests the following: At approximately 6 a.m. on December 3, 2020, Sault Ste. Marie Police Service officers were dispatched to the area of Wellington Street East and ...

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COVID-19 Cases associated with Barrick Hemlo, Williams Mine

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) is actively investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 associated with Barrick Hemlo, Williams Mine located outside of Marathon. This is being done in close collaboration with mine management. Three individuals with COVID-19 have been identified in recent days, all associated with a specific work area at the mine. Working with mine management, TBDHU is ...

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Santé Manitouwadge Health – First Local Positive Case of COVID-19

Santé Manitouwadge Health has received notification of our first positive novel coronavirus (COVID-19) test result for a person in Manitouwadge (December 2, 2020). Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) is actively investigating the case. Currently, they are doing contact tracing, which involves tracking down everyone who has been in close physical contact with the individual who tested positive for COVID-19 ...

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Nipigon OPP – 12,750 Cartons of Cigarettes Seized

On November 29, 2020 at approximately 3:34 PM officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Nipigon Detachment conducted a traffic stop on Highway 11-17, Shuniah Township. As a result of the traffic stop, officers located and seized 12,750 cartons of unmarked cigarettes. Officers also seized a quantity of Canadian currency. Daniel Deschamps, age 46 of Winnipeg, MB has been charged with ...

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SIU Investigating Death of Little Current Man

Ontario Provincial Police Manitoulin – On Friday November 27, 2020 at approximately 10:40 p.m. members of the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a request for assistance by the United Chiefs in Council of Manitoulin Police Service (UCCM) request for assistance regarding a domestic dispute.   The occurrence escalated to a barricaded person response. During the ...

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Espanola OPP – Fatal Collision closes Highway 17 – UPDATED

On November 27, 2020 at 7:25 a.m., members from the Espanola Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Manitoulin-Sudbury Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Baldwin Township Fire Department and the OPP Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) responded to a collision on Highway 17, approximately one kilometer west of Highway 6.   Investigation has determined that two vehicles were involved in a ...

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L’Ontario exigera une essence plus propre et plus verte – Augmentation du contenu de carburant renouvelable aux pompes

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario rend l’essence que les conducteurs utilisent tous les jours plus propre en devenant la première province à exiger des fournisseurs de carburants qu’ils augmentent la teneur en carburant renouvelable de l’essence ordinaire à 15 %. Ce changement devrait se traduire par une réduction annuelle des émissions de gaz à effet de serre pouvant atteindre une mégatonne ...

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L’Ontario modernise le processus de demande d’aide sociale avec un processus de demande en ligne simplifié

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario lance une nouvelle application en ligne, facile à utiliser ainsi qu’un processus simplifié de demande d’aide sociale, de manière à offrir un soutien financier essentiel aux personnes touchées par la COVID-19. Ces améliorations font l’objet de prototypes dans Hamilton, la région de York, Chatham-Kent, district de Parry Sound, Durham, Grand Sudbury et le comté de Renfrew. ...

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NPI Welcomes New Board Members & Releases Annual Report

Northern Policy Institute (NPI) is pleased to welcome several new directors to our Board. Pierre Riopel, Ralph Falcioni, Mariette Sutherland, Kim Jo Bliss and Harley d’Entremont will be joining the Northern Policy family.   Harley d’Entremont is no stranger to being a NPI director, returning for his second stint on the Board. Most recently, Dr. d’Entremont served as Vice-President, Academic ...

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Joint Investigation into Death of Brant Burke leads to Charges

On October 25, 2020 at 10:20 a.m., members of the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a sudden death incident where a person was located on a trail, in Point Grondine Reserve, off of Highway 637, Killarney. It was later determined that the incident location was within the Wikwemikong First Nation Territory. The deceased has ...

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MP Morantz Tables Bill to Support Canadian Charities

Marty Morantz, Member of Parliament for Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia—Headingley, today tabled Bill C-256, the Supporting Canadian Charities Act, in the House of Commons. This legislation will help charities by waiving the capital gains tax on an arm’s length sale of private shares or real estate when the proceeds of the sale are donated to a charity. During COVID-19 many charities have ...

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Le député Morantz présente un projet de loi pour soutenir les organisations caritatives canadiennes

Marty Morantz, député de Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia—Headingley, présente aujourd’hui le projet de loi C-256, Loi sur le soutien aux organisations caritatives canadiennes, à la Chambre des communes. Cette loi aidera les organisations caritatives en les exonérant de l’impôt sur les gains en capital lors d’une vente d’actions privées ou de biens immobiliers sans lien de dépendance lorsque le produit de la ...

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