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Enhancing Police Response to Sexual Violence

Ontario is supporting people who have experienced sexual assault through a program that builds partnerships between community and justice partners, front-line victim service providers and police services across the province. Fifteen two-year pilot projects have been selected that will provide a more compassionate, sensitive response when survivors of sexual violence come forward and report their experiences. The projects will also ...

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Minister Gravelle Resigns as Minister of Northern Development & Mines and MPP for Thunder Bay – Superior North

Michael Gravelle has stepped down from his position as Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Member of Provincial Parliament for Thunder Bay – Superior North in order to be able to look after his health. Minister Bill Mauro, MPP Thunder Bay – Atikokan, will temporarily assume the responsibilities of the minister of Northern Development and Mines. He will also continue ...

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OPP Advise Mildred Kerr Located

Earlier today, the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) ask for assistance from members of the public in locating Mildred Kerr, aged 88 of Atikokan.  She had left Atikokan with a suspected destination of Brantford, Ontario on the morning of February 12, 2017.  The family of Kerr was concerned for her ability to drive the distance required ...

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Ontario NDP statement on Grassy Narrows mercury clean-up

NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Critic Michael Mantha issued the following statement in response to Premier Wynne’s recent commitment to clean up mercury contamination in the English-Wabigoon River.   “The Ontario New Democratic caucus welcomes the explicit commitment by the government to the full clean-up of the Wabigoon-English River of the 50-year-old mercury contamination there, as well as the commitment ...

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Joint Statement on Mercury Contamination for peoples of Grassy Narrows First Nation and Wabaseemoong (Whitedog) Independent Nations

On Friday, Premier Kathleen Wynne, along with Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Glen Murray, met with Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister and David Suzuki. Minister Zimmer and Minister Murray have released the following joint statement: “Mercury contamination has had a profound impact on the people of Grassy Narrows First Nation and Wabaseemoong (Whitedog) Independent Nations, and has to ...

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Minnesota Family Wins 2-Year Battle To Save Ontario Disability Camp

A husband and wife, and the disabled Navy veteran they care for, saw their fight to save Wilderness Discovery Resort For The Disabled in Shebandowan, Ontario, come to an end on Friday when the Ministry Of Infrastructure reached an agreement with four Thunder Bay civic organizations to renovate and operate the facility for at least the next 20 years. Kevin and Lorie ...

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Thunder Bay OPP Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Collision

On Friday, February 10, 2017 at approximately 6:34 pm, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), as well as Thunder Bay Police Service, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue and Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a report of a vehicle / pedestrian collision at the intersection of Highway 11/17 and Red River Road. A ...

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Province Supporting Maternal Health and Wellness in Indigenous Communities

Ontario is improving access to culturally appropriate child and maternity care for more Indigenous people across the province. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, was at Dilico Family Health Team Clinic in Fort William First Nation today to announce that two new Aboriginal Midwives will be hired to provide culturally appropriate child and maternity care to up ...

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The Nipigon River Bridge failure… Who accepts responsibility for poor design, installation & who pays?

Oct 24, 2016 @ 08:49   The Nipigon River Bridge failed dramatically – the western side rose 60 centimeters midafternoon on January 10, 2016, and was closed immediately by Nipigon Ontario Provincial Police.  An estimated 200 metric tons (200 long tons; 220 short tons) of concrete jersey barriers were placed on the deck to hold it down, and the bridge reopened to one-lane, ...

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Professional Engineers Ontario Launches Investigations into Engineering Work Related to Nipigon River Bridge Failure

Oct 21, 2016 @ 11:11 On October 14, Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), the licensing and regulating body for professional engineers and professional engineering in the province, initiated investigations related to the January 10, 2016 failure of the Nipigon River Bridge. “As a regulator, it’s our responsibility to investigate any possible engineering practice deficiencies related to the failure and determine if ...

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Nipigon River Bridge Timeline (September 22, 16:10 p.m.) – Weight Restrictions Lifted

Wawa-news will continue to update this article as information becomes available… Sep 22, 2016 @ 16:10 On September 22, 2016, the Ministry of Transportation provided an update on the investigation into the Nipigon River Bridge after it was unexpectedly closed earlier this year. The Minister of Transportation provided a Joint Statement on Nipigon River Bridge. More information and links to ...

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Update on the Nipigon River Bridge – Engineering Issues cause failure

Sep 22, 2016 @ 09:59   Today, Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, and Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and MPP for Thunder Bay-Superior North issued the following statement: “Earlier today, we visited the Nipigon River Bridge to provide an update on the investigation into what happened earlier this year and see first-hand how work is progressing. ...

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Body Discovered in Kenora – Identified as Delaine Copenace

Mar 22, 2016 @ 12:23 On Tuesday March 22, 2016, shortly after ‎8:00 a.m., officers from the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of suspected human remains being located at the end of Water Street in Lake of the Woods in the City of Kenora.  The remains were discovered by city employees. The investigation ...

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