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Hwy 17 CLOSED (East of Nipigon) UPDATE

Apr 6, 2017 @ 08:35 At 3:25 a.m. OPP released a Media Release: Hwy 11/17 east of Nipigon is now open. Cleanup crews may still be working in the area. Caution is advised when travelling in the area.   Apr 6, 2017 @ 00:25   Highway 17 (East of Nipigon) has been closed due to a vehicle fire. OPP advise that ...

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The Great Escape Dream Draw is back for its 21st Year!

Apr 5, 2017 @ 12:11 Algoma Family Services (AFS) Foundation is proud to announce the return of the annual Great Escape Dream Draw throughout Sault Ste. Marie and the Algoma District. This year marks the 21st Anniversary. Tickets are now on sale at multiple outlets in Sault Ste. Marie as well as the Algoma District. For the month of April, ...

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Sault College Celebrates Colleges Week in Ontario

Queen’s Park has officially proclaimed the week of April 3 as Colleges Week in Ontario! Colleges Week provides a unique opportunity to highlight the Ontario College system and the positive impact it has had on many through advanced education, skills training and personal and professional development. Colleges Week activities have been planned across the province as part of a national ...

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Overdose-Reversing Nasal Spray Made Available to Algoma District

The Hep Care Program at Group Health Centre (GHC) is pleased to announce that, starting this week, they will begin to offer a local solution to the nationwide opioid overdose problem. The program will begin community teaching and distribution of intra-nasal naloxone kits to those that are at risk for opioid overdose and their immediate family members. Naloxone (also known ...

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Two Kenora Men Go Through Ice on Lake of the Woods

Apr 3, 2017 @ 14:22 Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are again reminding the community of the dangers of thin ice. The warm weather means ice conditions are deteriorating quickly on all bodies of water in the area.   On Sunday, April 2, 2017 just before 10:00 pm members of the Kenora OPP Detachment received ...

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Northern Superior Brewing Co. is now offering cans of beer

Apr 3, 2017 @ 14:04 A Northern Ontario beer staple is launching cans as a part of their popular product line. Now, Northern Superior Brewing Co. enthusiasts will be able to pick up either a six or 12 pack of 355 ml cans, along with old favourites like growlers, the draft ball, and kegs.   With northern life, comes northern ...

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Snowmobiler dies after going through ice on Gordon Lake

Apr 1, 2017 @ 13:25 On Friday, March 31, 2017, shortly after 2:00 p.m. the East Algoma Thessalon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motorized snow vehicle (MSV) that went through the ice on Gordon Lake. Police learned three men on two snowmobiles went ice fishing on Gordon Lake. The lead snowmobile with the lone driver went through the ...

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Sault College Annual Open House

Mar 31, 2017 @ 09:56 Do you love to care, nurture, protect, inspire, explore, ride, push, climb, hike, build, create, design, jump, leap, move, play, wrench, shine, cook, run, soar, or the moment you know you are doing what you love?   Let Sault College help you find what you love on Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m. – 2 ...

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Three Northeastern Ontario Aboriginal Health Leaders Named North East LHIN Healthy Change Champions

The North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN) has named the Executive Directors of the region’s three Aboriginal Health Access Centres (AHACs) – Gloria Daybutch, Angela Recollet and Pam Williamson – as Healthy Change Champions for their work in advancing the system of care for Aboriginal Northerners.   Gloria Daybutch is Chair of the LHIN’s Local Aboriginal Health Committee (LAHC) and ...

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Sault Ste. Marie Joins 19 Communties in Receiving Connecting Links Funding

Ontario is helping 19 municipalities across the province make the roads and bridges that run through their communities and connect to provincial highways safer, while fostering economic growth and job creation. Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca was at the Sault Ste. Marie Civic Centretoday to announce that the City of Sault Ste. Marie will receive support through the Connecting Links program to ...

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Wynne Liberals need to stop the hydro ads and raise awareness for fentanyl

Mar 29, 2017 @ 08:42 The Wynne Liberal Government has spent nearly a million dollars on self-congratulatory ads touting a non-existent hydro scheme, while ignoring a growing opioid crisis that’s spreading across Ontario. Today during Question Period, Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown asked the Premier to stop the hydro ads and direct the money into a public awareness campaign on ...

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NDP’s Mantha pushes Liberals to act on Ring of Fire

Mar 29, 2017 @ 07:40 In Question Period Tuesday, March 28, 2017, NDP Northern Development and Mines Critic Michael Mantha called on the Liberal government to make a plan for investing in and developing the Ring of Fire.   “This government has claimed for years to be lobbying Ottawa to match its $1-billion promise to invest in transportation corridor to ...

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