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NDP MPP calls on Ontario to help people living with SMA access life-saving medication

Chris Glover, NDP MPP for Spadina-Fort York, held a press conference Monday to call on the Ontario government to help people living with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) access life-saving medication.   SMA is a degenerative disease that causes difficulty breathing and walking as well as problems with muscle strength, fine motor skills, swallowing and eating. The treatment, nusinersen (known by ...

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NDP statement on final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls Commission

Sol Mamakwa, Ontario NDP critic for Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, and Suze Morrison, Ontario NDP critic for Women’s Issues, made the following statement following Monday’s release of the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls Commission (MMIWG).   “This morning the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls presented their final ...

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Matilda is coming to Sault Ste. Marie!

Calling aspiring actors of all ages! The Sault Theatre Workshop and Shot in the Dark are teaming up to co-produce our city’s next Broadway musical. Based on the classic Roald Dahl book and film of the same name, Matilda features catchy songs, memorable characters and a classic story about growing up. It has been called “the standout musical of the ...

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Fatal Collision Closes Hwy 17 west of Nairn Centre

On Monday, June 3, 2019, at approximately 1:39 p.m., members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Sudbury-Manitoulin Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the Nairn-Hyman Fire Department, the Baldwin Fire Department and the Lively Fire Department, responded to a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles on Highway 17 in Nairn Township, Ontario, approximately 10 kilometers west of ...

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Fitch Rating Agency Upgrades Ontario’s Credit Outlook

Fitch, an internationally recognized credit ratings agency, announced they are upgrading the province’s fiscal outlook to stable and affirmed our province’s credit rating at AA-. Under the previous Liberal government, financial waste and mismanagement threatened our provincial finances. However, this announcement shows that the steps our government has taken to start Ontario down the path to fiscal sustainability are starting ...

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NDP MPP Jill Andrew Statement on World Eating Disorders Action Day

Jill Andrew, MPP for Toronto-St. Paul’s and Ontario NDP Culture critic, released the following statement on World Eating Disorders Action Day:   “World Eating Disorders Action Day is an opportunity for us to reflect on what we can do to help the millions of people suffering from eating disorders and eating problems. Almost half of the one million Canadians affected ...

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Marathon OPP looking for assistance in Tractor-Trailer Fire

On Friday May 31, 2019 approximately 4:15pm the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call of a tractor trailer unit that was on fire on the Dead Horse Road (DHR) approximately 35km west of Marathon. When police arrived, the Marathon Fire Department (MFD) was on scene and had extinguished the fire. The motor vehicle (MV), a 2015 International Pro ...

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SSM OPP Charge Sault Man with Stolen Firearms

On May 7, 2019, members from the North East Region Crime Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) commenced an investigation in relation to stolen firearms in the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. As a result of a continued investigation, the OPP have arrested and charged Randy INGRAM 26 years-old from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario with the following: Possession ...

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OPP & Treaty Three Police Service Investigate Death of Bradley Kirkrude Jr.

The Ontario Provincial Police and Treaty Three Police Service commenced an investigation after Bradley KIRKRUDE Jr. (26 years of age) of Big Island First Nation Territory was reported missing on October 8, 2018. He was last seen leaving a residence on Big Island First Nation Territory. On May 15, 2019 members of the Ontario Provincial Police – Northwest Region Emergency Response ...

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Members of Autism Advisory Panel Announced

The members of the new 20-member Autism Advisory Panel have been announced. This new panel will provide recommendations to Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, on the best way to incorporate consultation feedback into the Ontario Autism Program. Ontario intends to double the current level of funding to ensure children with autism receive the appropriate supports. “We ...

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Cochrane OPP Search for Missing Youth

On May 30, 2019, at approximately 9:30 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a missing person occurrence in the Town of Cochrane, Ontario.   Braden LINKLATER, 14-years-old, was last seen on May 29, 2019, at approximately 1:00 p.m. in the Town of Cochrane, Ontario. The male is described as Indigenous, 5’5″, ...

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Red Lake OPP investigate Fatal Plane Crash

On May 29, 2019 at approximately 9:50 a.m. officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Red Lake Detachment received a report of a downed aircraft and forest fire in the area of Domain Lake which is West of Red Lake.   Investigators have determined that both the pilot and the passenger were deceased.   Red Lake officers are being assisted ...

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We support libraries #NoMoreCuts

Jill Andrew, MPP for Toronto-St. Paul’s and Ontario NDP Culture critic, was joined by library users and workers for a press conference today highlighting her motion calling on Doug Ford to reverse his library cuts.   Last month, Ontarians learned that the Ford Conservatives had cut funding to both the Ontario Library Service-North and the Southern Ontario Library Service by ...

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Soo Blaster CEO to Donate 80% of Liam Kelly Show to ARCH Foundation

Soo Blaster CEO has been overwhelmed over the last couple of years for the warmth his family and businesses have received from the Soo faithful. According to Mr Kumar, “I want to give back and help our local community and this is why I have taken on this initiative.” The initiative he is talking about is making a major donation ...

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