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Molson Coors Canada recalls Limited Edition NHL Beer Glass

Molson Coors Canada has recalled the 20 oz (568 ml) limited edition clear beer glasses with Molson Canadian logo, NHL 100 year (1917-2017) logo, and NHL hockey team logos on the front that were part of a promotional item in or with select cases of Molson Canadian beer. The tems were: Boston Bruins Chicago Blackhawks Detroit Red Wings Edmonton Oilers Montreal ...

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Bob Nault, MPP Kenora ‘Statement about Kenora Forest Products”

Dec 31, 2017 @ 08:19 A massive fire on December 30 destroyed two of Kenora Forest Products kilns. The mill produces 80 million board feet of high-quality SPF building studs from 9′ to 5′ along with a range of 1″ products in various PET lengths. There were no injuries and damages have been initially estimated at $850,000. Bob Nault, MPP Kenora ...

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Coast Guard responds to two vessels beset by ice in St. Marys River

Dec 28, 2017 @ 20:43 The two vessels beset by ice in the St. Marys River were freed Thursday afternoon. The Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay freed the motor vessel Walter J. McCarthy from the ice in the upbound Middle Neebish Channel of the St. Marys River at approximately 2:00 p.m. The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Samuel Risley freed the motor vessel motor vessel Edgar ...

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Snow Squalls Continue east of Sault Ste. Marie

9:57 AM EST Tuesday 26 December 2017 Snow squall warning in effect for: Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island Snow squalls are continuing this morning. Snow squalls will shift south of the region later this morning. There is a potential for local total snow accumulations of 15 to 30 cm by later this morning. In addition, local blowing snow ...

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Merry Christmas from Andrea Horwath

Dec. 25, 2017 Merry Christmas from Andrea Horwath On behalf of New Democrats from across Ontario, Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating today. I hope you get the chance to spend time with your friends and families – time where busy schedules and daily routines slow down so you can enjoy a meal together, and take in the joy of the ...

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Hwy17 OPEN (Sault Ste. Marie to Iron Bridge)

Dec 25, 2017 @ 20:31 At 8 p.m. OPP advised Hwy 17 from Sault Ste Marie to Hwy 546 (Iron Bridge) was reopened. Dec 25, 2017 @ 18:18 The Blind River Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise that Hwy 17 from Sault Ste Marie to Hwy 546 (Iron Bridge) has been closed because of weather conditions creating poor visibility.  

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Now 4 advocacy groups working on returning passenger rail service to Northeastern Ontario – a louder voice!

Dec 21, 2017 @ 09:22 The Northeastern Ontario Rail Network (NEORN) is delighted that the government has announced that bus service will be improved in Northern Ontario. However, reinstatement of passenger rail should also be a priority. An integrated transportation system means a truly multimodal strategy, where travel by road, rail, and air all have their role. What we have ...

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Consumers Reward Points to be protected from expiring January 1st, 2018

Dec 21, 2017 @ 09:14 Beginning on January 1st, 2018, consumers in Ontario will be protected from losing their reward points that they have been saving up, and the change is retroactive to October 1st, 2017. The province examined the terms of over 50 different programs when drafting the regulations. If a reward points program issues vouchers, they will be ...

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Ontarians can’t trust Wynne to reform OEB

NDP Economic Development critic Catherine Fife said that while an in-depth review of Ontario’s Energy Board is urgently needed, Ontarians don’t have faith in the Wynne Liberals to follow through on much needed reform to the province’s hydro system.   “By announcing this review, Kathleen Wynne is acknowledging what Ontarians have been saying for years: Ontario’s energy system is broken, ...

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Ontario Increases Maximum Fines

Dec 21, 2017 @ 08:21 As of December 14th, 2017, Ontario has increased the maximum fines for an offence under the Occupational Health & Safety. $25,000 to $100,000 for an individual or unincorporated business (which had not changed since 1979) $500,000 to $1,500,000 for corporations (which had not changed since 1990) In addition, Ontario has also changed the time limit ...

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Flooding at the Base of the Chippewa River

Dec 19, 2017 @ 02:23 Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was advised by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) of flooding at the base of the Chippewa River.   OPP attended the area. There is no flooding on any roadway however several camps in the low lying area have been affected. Residence # 280 to #306 on ...

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Coast Guard urges caution around ice on the Great Lakes as temperatures rise

Dec 18, 2017 @ 14:48 The U.S. Coast Guard is encouraging people to exercise caution in the coming days around ice on the lakes and waterways in the Great Lakes region. Rising temperatures and scattered showers over the next several days can pose significant risks to ice-related activities as the ice weakens and can appear to be more stable than it is. People are reminded to ...

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It doesn’t have to be this way

Dec 18, 2017 @ 08:17 One of the things that draws many individuals into the political arena is an intense desire to help those who are most vulnerable in our society or who have been wronged by the system. I say this is true for many individuals of all political stripes. In all honesty there is no doubt in my ...

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Coast Guard begins icebreaking operations in the western Great Lakes

Dec 17, 2017 @ 14:33 U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie has commenced Operation Taconite in response to expanded ice growth in the commercial ports of western Lake Superior and the lower St. Marys River. Before ice impedes commercial navigation, icebreakers were assigned to each region. The, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alder was assigned to manage the ice breaking ...

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