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Tembec Inc. to be purchased by Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.

May 26, 2017 @ 07:45 Yesterday, May 25th, 2017, Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. and Tembec Inc. announced an agreement in which Rayonier Advanced Materials will acquire Tembec, creating a company with “leading and complementary positions in key high purity cellulose end-uses and diversified earning streams from packaging, paper, high-yield pulp and forest products businesses. With its expanded geographic reach, enhanced ...

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OPP investigate two off-road vehicle deaths and lay numerous charges during the Victoria Day Weekend

May 25, 2017 @ 22:56   Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were kept busy on and off roads leading up to and over the Victoria Day Long Weekend, investigating two off-road vehicle deaths and laying numerous charges. During Canada Road Safety Week (May 16-22, 2017), the OPP laid close to 9,400 speeding charges, with an additional 165 street racing charges laid against motorists who ...

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Joint Statement on Opioid Data

May 25, 2017 @ 06:44 The following statement was issued by Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health and Provincial Overdose Coordinator, and Dr. Dirk Huyer, Chief Coroner for Ontario: “The opioid crisis in Ontario is a growing and evolving problem, and one we are continuing to work diligently to ...

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Child Identified in Rushing River Provincial Park Drowning

May 24, 2017 @ 10:19 Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating the death of an 8-year-old male at the Rushing River Provincial Park. On Saturday, May 20, 2017, around 9:45 pm, members of the OPP responded to a missing person incident at the park. Officers conducted a search of the park assisted by ...

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Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn – Changing Workplaces Review Final Report

Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn issued the following statement in response to the final report released today: “The Government of Ontario released the Changing Workplaces Review final report this morning. This is Ontario’s first independent review in more than a generation to seek recommendations for legislative changes to the province’s Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations Act. I want to thank the special advisors C. ...

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Safe Boating Week Begins with May 2-4 Long Weekend

May 22, 2017 @ 08:19 Ah, long weekends.  There are only four during the summer so each one is cherished by Canadians but this one coming up carries special significance for boaters and cottagers.  (There are few things we Canadians cherish more than our long weekends.  One such long weekend carries special significance for boaters and cottagers.)  It’s the May ...

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Dean Brody Unveils Canada150 Stamp celebrating Trans-Canada Highway

May 22, 2017 @ 08:15   Country music star Dean Brody, while on tour, unveiled a stamp that captures the Trans-Canada Highway, the 8,000-kilometre ribbon of adventures, dreams and memories – and a key economic artery for Canadian business. Brody, winner of multiple Juno Awards and more than a dozen Canadian Country Music Awards, took a few hours away from ...

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Two Arrested in Sault Ste. Marie for 1st Degree Murder

May 21, 2017 @ 22:56 On Saturday, May 20th, 2017 just after 7:00 p.m. officers with the Patrol Services Division of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service arrested 28-year-old Mike Madill of Shelburne, Ontario and 37-year-old Amy MacDonald of no fixed address for first-degree murder relating to an active homicide investigation by the Peel Regional Police Service. During the investigation ...

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Kenora OPP investigate Death of Child in Rushing River Provincial Park

  Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating the death of an 8-year-old male at the Rushing River Provincial Park. Members of the OPP responded to a missing person incident at the park. Officer conducted a search of the park assisted by the Emergency Response Team, K9 unit, Rushing River Provincial Park Staff and ...

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ATV Rollover Fatally Injures Marathon Male

On May 20, 2017, at approximately 6:20pm EST, officers of the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a male who was fatally injured in an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) collision which occurred on a bush road located east of the Little Sturge Lake, Unorganized Township, off of Black Sturgeon Rd. The driver of the ...

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Expanding Service Options for Children and Youth with Autism

  Ontario is giving families of children with autism more options for their children’s service by offering a new, permanent direct funding option, which will be implemented by the end of this year through the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). Minister of Children and Youth Services Michael Coteau made the announcement at Monarch House in Oakville today, speaking with families about ...

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Premier’s Statement on the NAFTA Renegotiation Notifications to Congress

  May 18, 2017 @ 12:47 Premier Kathleen Wynne issued this statement at 1:17 p.m., May 18, 2017.   “As Premier, I will always defend Ontario workers and businesses by fighting for free trade. Growing a healthy Ontario-U.S. trade relationship is good for both economies. We see this decision as an opportunity to look at how NAFTA could potentially be ...

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Province passes new budget – “Stronger, Healthier Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017”

Ontario has passed the Stronger, Healthier Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017, which includes significant investments in health care and education, including free prescription medications for everyone aged 24 and under through OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare, starting in January 2018. The 2017 Budget will help strengthen Ontario’s economy by investing in people, communities and businesses across the province. The government ...

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