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Statement from Patrick Brown on secret Quebec-Ontario energy deal

Statement from Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown on the La Presse story of a secret Quebec-Ontario energy deal:   “Once again the Wynne Liberals have been caught negotiating in secret when thousands of Ontario jobs are on the line. This secret deal for 8 terawatts (TWh) per year of power – 6% of the power Ontario used last year – is bad ...

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Statement from the Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

  David Zimmer, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, issued the following statement today to mark International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples:   “There are an estimated 370 million Indigenous people living around the world, across 90 countries. Today, on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we celebrate the traditions, contributions and cultural diversity of those communities, including ...

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Statement from Attorney General on Final Report of the Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission

Aug 8, 2017 @ 14:18 Attorney General Yasir Naqvi released the following statement in response to the final report of the Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission: “I would like to thank the Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission for its work to ensure the voices of people living in Ontario’s north continue to be heard in the provincial legislature. Our government tasked the ...

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Wages dropping while costs and unemployment rise in Ontario

Aug 8, 2017 @ 09:24 New data shows that wages for Ontarians are dropping while the cost of living goes up, with full-time working women and young workers taking the hardest hit on their paycheques.   According to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey for July, the median weekly wage in Ontario was down $15.20 compared to the month before, a ...

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SSM OPP have two Marine Calls in Three Hours – Marine Safety is Important!

Aug 8, 2017 @ 08:22 On August 6, 2017 at approximately 7:30 pm Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the Batchewana Police Service, Goulais Fire and Rescue and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a 911 marine distress call from Horseshoe Bay. The caller was a 13 year old female who was floating in a paddleboat with ...

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UPDATE – Woman dies in ATV Rollover

Aug 6, 2017 @ 10:17 – At approximately 4:20 pm on August 4, 2017 Batchewana First Nation Police (BFN) with the assistance of the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Batchewana Fire and Rescue attended the scene of a single all-terrain vehicle (ATV) rollover on an access gravel road at the end of Goulais Mission Road approximately 200 ...

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Vanhof Writes Wynne About LCBO Closure in Larder Lake

Aug 4, 2017 @ 08:07   August 3, 2017 The Honourable Kathleen Wynne Premier of Ontario Room 281, Main Legislative Building, Queen’s Park Toronto, Ontario M7A 1A1 Dear Premier Wynne, The LCBO has closed its outlet in Larder Lake. I am writing to you directly because the Minister of Finance has not responded to any of my enquiries to date. ...

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NDP Statement on Public Inquiry into Long-Term Care Facilities

Aug 4, 2017 @ 08:07 Ontario NDP Critic for Home and Long-Term Care and Seniors’ Affairs Teresa Armstrong has issued the following statement on the public inquiry into the safety of Ontario’s long-term care facilities:   “Today I attended the news conference in London announcing the details of the public inquiry into the safety of long-term care homes. It’s clear ...

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Slow Down, Move Over!

Aug 3, 2017 @ 21:41 The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) this Civic Day Long Weekend (August 4, 2017-August 7, 2017) will be conducting a Slow Down, Move Over enforcement and education campaign. With heavy traffic volumes expected throughout the province, highways and roads will see a greater presence of roadside emergency vehicles, making it a particularly important time for drivers to ...

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TSB recommends the use of leading indicators to help better focus track inspections following 2015 derailment near Gogama, Ontario

Aug 3, 2017 @ 14:54 Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is recommending that Transport Canada (TC) incorporate predictive data on rail surface conditions to help better focus its targeted regulatory track inspections. The Board’s recommendation (R17-02) was issued as part of its investigation (R15H0021) into the March 2015 derailment and fire involving a Canadian National (CN) freight ...

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SSM Former Fire Chief Charged after Investigation of Alleged Criminal Wrongdoing

Aug 1, 2017 @ 14:58 The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Sault Ste. Marie area resident following an investigation relating to allegations of criminal wrongdoing. In December 2016, the Commissioner of the OPP received a request from the Chief of Sault Ste. Marie Police Service to conduct an external, independent and thorough investigation. The investigation was completed by the ...

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