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Province Harnessing Health Care Technology to Better Serve Northern Communities

Jun 26, 2017 @ 05:58 Ontario is improving patient care with new technology that provides better access to electronic health records for hospitals, researchers and clinicians across Northern Ontario. The province is supporting research by the Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) that will help the government build a cloud-based information sharing platform to improve access to patient records and ...

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Province Expanding Access to Transition-Related Surgeries

Jun 23, 2017 @ 05:58 Yesterday, June 23rd, 2017, Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, issued the following statement on expanding access to transition-related surgeries in Ontario: “For some trans and gender-diverse people in Ontario, transition-related surgeries are necessary. Every person has the right to be who they are. Our health care system should reflect and support ...

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Déclaration du ministre et du sous-ministre des Relations avec les Autochtones et de la Réconciliation à la Journée nationale des Autochtones

Jun 21, 2017 @ 19:02 Le ministre et le sous-ministre des Relations avec les Autochtones et de la Réconciliation ont fait la déclaration suivante pour souligner la 21e Journée nationale des Autochtones du Canada: « Aujourd’hui, à l’occasion de la Journée nationale des Autochtones, nous célébrons et reconnaissons les réalisations, les contributions et la résilience des peuples autochtones de tout l’Ontario. ...

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Sears Canada to Close Station Mall location

Jun 22, 2017 @ 12:20 Sears Canada has announced the closing of 20 full-line locations, plus 15 “Sears Home” Stores, 10 “Sears Outlet” and 14 “Sears Hometown” locations as well as a reduction in its workforce of approximately 2,900 positions. It is not known yet the details of each store’s closing. The Sears store in the Station Mall is amongst the ...

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Six weeks ’til island summer concert series kicks off

Jun 22, 2017 @ 09:38 The countdown is on now for the Old Town Hall Concert Series in Hilton Beach, with only six weeks to go until the first performance on Wednesday, August 2nd. With a modern bluegrass act, an authentic blues group and a multiple award-winning jazz vocalist, this season has something for everyone.  The venue has seating for ...

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Reclaiming Traditional Indigenous Names

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has implemented changes to help Indigenous people reclaim traditional names.   For the next five years, the ministry will waive the fees for Indigenous people residing in Ontario who wish to reclaim their traditional names. For those born in Ontario but living elsewhere, we will also waive the fee for one updated birth ...

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Algoma District School Board Approves 2017/18 Balanced Budget

Jun 22, 2017 @ 09:03 At the Board Meeting held on Tuesday, June 20th the Algoma District School Board (ADSB) approved a total budget for expenditures and revenue, including transfers to and from reserves, for the 2017-18 budget year in the amount of $153,240,287.   Within this budget, the Board has committed to the continuation of: Support for Board Improvement ...

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Mining Innovation Launch: Hydraulic Air Compressor (HAC) Demonstrator

Jun 22, 2017 @ 08:44   After a seven-month long build, the Hydraulic Air Compressor (HAC) Demonstrator at Dynamic Earth has officially opened. The 100 feet high (above and below ground) industrial scale system for testing and demonstration of compressed air production is installed in a former elevator shaft at Science North’s Dynamic Earth in Sudbury, ON. This innovative technology ...

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Northern Ontario Party Speaks about Education

Jun 22, 2017 @ 08:18 As we have travelled across Northern Ontario and talked to new and potential members, businesses, educators, municipal governments and other northerners it has become apparent that there are major problems within our educational system. Many boards are faced with school closures, underfunding, and a declining student base. There are a number of factors causing this ...

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Sault College Celebrates National Aboriginal Day

Jun 21, 2017 @ 21:4 Today, the Sault College community joined together in honour of National Aboriginal Day. The group united to commemorate this important day with a flag raising ceremony, a Welcome Song drum greeting and inspirational speeches.   Today’s event is a part of wider celebrations going on across Canada recognizing and celebrating the cultures and contributions of ...

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Statement from Minister and Deputy Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation on National Aboriginal Day

Jun 21, 2017 @ 19:01 The Minister and Deputy Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation issued the following statement to mark Canada’s 21st National Aboriginal Day: “Today, on National Aboriginal Day, we celebrate and recognize the accomplishments, contributions and resilience of Indigenous people across Ontario. Despite so much adversity, they continue to inspire us to be a more inclusive and ...

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Swimming Advisory for Havilland Beach

Jun 20, 2017 @ 17:24 Algoma Public Health (APH) has issued a swimming advisory for Havilland Beach, located north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The test results of water samples taken on June 19, 2017, exceeded the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s bacteriological guidelines for safe swimming/bathing. It is unsafe to swim at beaches with increased levels of bacteria. ...

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1.45 Million Announced for SSM Solar Panel Manufacturer Heliene Inc.

Jun 20, 2017 @ 07:58 MP Terry Sheehan announced $1.45 million to support clean technology being developed by Heliene Inc. yesterday, June 19th in Sault Ste. Marie. This project is being funded through Sustainable Development Technology Canada, which works with Canadian companies to bring early-stage clean technologies to market. These innovations will lead to well-paying, middle-class jobs and new business ...

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East Algoma OPP Investigate Child Abduction in Elliot Lake Area

On June 17, 2017, members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) police investigated a non-custodial abduction in the Elliot Lake area. Two people were taken into custody and charged accordingly.  They appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice bail court in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on June 18, 2017.   In order to protect the identity of the children ...

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Multi-jurisdictional Investigation – 15 people charged; Illegal drugs seized, cash and firearms

Jun 19, 2017 @ 09:52 Several individuals face dozens of charges following a multi-jurisdiction investigation into illegal drug trafficking in northeastern Ontario. Project Stinton was conducted over a six-month period by the OCEB Sudbury Unit in partnership with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Greater Sudbury Police Service and York Regional Police. Members from the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit ...

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