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East Algoma OPP – Snow Tires Help

The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) want to ensure drivers stay safe during the upcoming snowy season while traveling on the roads. A key part of road safety is making sure your vehicle has proper road surface traction in the winter.   All-season tires don’t work the same on snow, ice or cold pavement. The stopping distance of a car with ...

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Noront CEO Alan Coutts wants you to be confident

I asked Noront CEO Alan Coutts last week post the Noront townhall meeting regarding concerns about the plant proposed for the Soo, and it’s environmental spinoff. His assessment about the turnout was that “it was what was needed; we had I would say about a couple hundred people come through, and it wasn’t the ones that were satisfied with the regulators ...

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Building a Home for Newcomers

Northern Policy Institute (NPI) partnered with the Greater Sudbury Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) to provide strategic actions for the City of Greater Sudbury to take in order to successfully encourage economic integration of newcomers. Given a slow population growth, a rising demographic dependency ratio, and the introduction of the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, as well as the Francophone Welcoming ...

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“6(1)a All the Way!”

  Finally, after years of completing family oral history, archival research, and taking legal action against Indian and Northern Affairs Canada’s (INAC) Unknown / Unstated Paternity policy I am now registered as a 6(1)a Indian.  I applied for Indian status in 1994 and was denied. I contacted Kimberly Murray of Aboriginal Legal Services Toronto (ALST) who filed a protest on ...

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Ford must not delay help for North Spirit Lake First Nation under state of emergency

Sol Mamakwa, Kiiwetinoong MPP and NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation critic, issued the following statement after North Spirit Lake First Nation declared a state of emergency following a breakdown of its water system, and an escalation of an addiction epidemic. “We call on the Ford government to stop standing by and using the excuse of jurisdiction to not step forward ...

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FONOM looking forward to working with northeastern Ontario MP’s

“On behalf of the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) I want to congratulate all the MP’s from northeastern Ontario that were recently elected in the Federal Election, as well as the candidates that put their names forward”, said FONOM President Danny Whalen.  In the northeast, all the MP’s were re-elected except for Parry Sound -Muskoka where Scott Aitchison was ...

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Horwath – Time to recall Legislature and return to work

Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says New Democrats are eager to return to the legislature and work for families after Premier Doug Ford went into hiding for five months.   “Five months ago, Doug Ford shut down the legislature and went into hiding to help his friends in the federal Conservative party. It didn’t work,” said Horwath. “While Doug ...

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NDP Leader Andrea Horwath on the Federal Election

Andrea Horwath, NDP Leader and Leader of the Official Opposition, issued the following statement:   “I want to congratulate Justin Trudeau on his re-election as Prime Minister and thank all of the candidates who put their names on the ballot, and put their lives on hold to make democracy work.                                                     I look forward to working with the new government ...

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This is Waste Reduction Week

Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, released a statement today to mark the start of Waste Reduction Week in Canada: “Waste Reduction Week is an opportunity to celebrate our environmental efforts, encourage innovative ideas and solutions, and help us all to start thinking in a more envrionmentally conscious way. Ontarians want to play a part in a ...

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Premier Ford on 2019 Federal Election Results

Today Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, issued the following statement: “I want to congratulate Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his re-election, and congratulate all federal leaders on a hard fought campaign to ensure Canadians’ voices are heard on the important issues facing this country. Our government looks forward to working with the Prime Minister, and with all federal parties, to ...

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Repeated Delays Show Ford’s Lack of Commitment on Autism Program

Parents of children and youth with autism are telling Todd Smith to end the delays and get a new needs-based program up and running. They will express their impatience on Friday, October 18, 2019, between 11:00am and 1:00pm at the Ministry offices, 438 University Avenue, Toronto. The hashtag for the event is #TickTockTodd. Despite his promise to parents that his ...

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Three Pre-Service Firefighter Graduates Receive Prestigious Recognition from the Ontario Fire Marshal

  Representatives from Confederation College were bursting with pride Saturday, as they watched three recent graduates of the College’s Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training program be honoured for heroism by the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM). This prestigious recognition was given to Taya Stamler, Riley Tucker and Devon Wanakamik, for their help in saving the ...

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