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Heading to Thunder Bay Thursday or Friday and Like Jazz – Don’t Miss This!

Jan 24, 2018 @ 21:57 The TSBO is offering for two nights only “Two red hot emerging artists on the New York jazz scene dazzle in Northern Lights Series!” Luke Sellick is bassist-of-choice for top-tier artists Russell Malone, Johnny O’Neal, Jimmy Greene and others, 26-year-old Luke is a compelling newcomer on the jazz scene. Raised in the rich and eclectic musical ...

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Rail advocates applaud ONTC bus expansion

Jan 24, 2018 @ 21:54 Two Ontario rail advocacy groups say the recent expansion of Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) bus service is not only the first sign of hope for northern public transportation users in many years, but it also paves the way to better rail service in the future. “Any improvement of our system is welcome, whether that ...

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Blind River OPP Detachment Reopens

Jan 24, 2018 @ 09:07 The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Blind River Detachment is now open and is fully operational. The issues were rectified at approximately 8:43 p.m. on January 23, 2018.   The detachment was closed to the public for administrative business due to a facilities issue for a brief period of time. Front-line policing operations were not ...

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Speeding Vehicle stopped with Spike Belt by East Algoma OPP

Jan 24, 2018 @ 08:48 On January 23, 2018, at approximately 3:00 p.m. members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attempted to stop a westbound speeding motor vehicle on Highway 17 in the Huron Shores Township, Ontario.   The vehicle initially stopped, and then sped off before police had a chance to speak to the driver. The vehicle continued ...

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Blind River OPP Detachment Closed Temporarily

Jan 23, 2018 @ 19:23 The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Blind River Detachment is closed to the public for administrative business due to a facilities issue. This includes services such as requesting copies of reports or criminal records checks. Front-line policing operations are not impacted by this closure.  Members of the public can still contact the OPP for ...

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Wynne Liberals making it more difficult for Ontario families in 2018: Horwath

Jan 23, 2018 @ 19:14 NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said the latest commentary by Ontario’s Financial Accountability Office, released Tuesday, shows how life is getting harder for Ontario families. Horwath released the following statement:   “Today’s report by the FAO highlights what too many Ontarians already know — families are being squeezed. Under the Wynne Liberals, Ontario household debt is ...

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OPP – No Ice is ‘Safe Ice”

Jan 23, 2018 @ 15:54 Snowmobile Safety Week runs January 20-28, 2018. The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding snowmobilers to ride safely for an enjoyable winter season. Snowmobiling is one of the joys of a Canadian winter. But, not taking the necessary precautions can quickly result in tragedy.   No ice is “safe ice“. Underlying water currents or air pockets ...

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Change is Happening – Andrea Horwath

Jan 21, 2018 @ 14:47 Andrea Horwath, leader of the Ontario NDP made this statement Saturday morning in Sudbury.   “This morning, millions of people around the globe marched for women’s rights, and I was proud to do the same, marching alongside Ontario women in Sudbury. I marched because there are women who still make about 70 cents on the ...

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Reunification wait-list should be part of broad inquiry into long-term care

Jan 19, 2018 @ 13:03 Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says that the long wait-list for couples waiting to be reunited in Ontario’s long-term care system should be part of a broad public inquiry into the problems in Ontario’s long-term care system – a public inquiry Horwath has vowed to launch.   On Friday, Horwath sat down with Sudbury resident ...

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Caught in the Act by East Algoma OPP

Jan 19, 2018 @ 13:01 On January 18, 2018, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Sault Ste Marie OPP Canine Unit responded to a Break and Enter in progress at a construction business near the junction of Highway 548 and Highway 17 in Tarbutt-Tarbutt Additional Township.   Shortly after 6:00 a.m., a male and female ...

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Wettlaufer inquiry restricted, families with loved ones in care silenced

Jan 18, 2018 @ 17:35 Families and care workers that wanted to testify at the Wettlaufer inquiry about problems in long-term care homes have been denied the opportunity to speak. The inquiry’s mandate from Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals doesn’t include listening to those people – and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said that shows why a second phase, broad, find-and-fix public inquiry ...

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Statement from Premier Wynne and Minister Del Duca on Amazon’s HQ2 Shortlist

Jan 18, 2018 @ 13:36 Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Economic Development and Growth Steven Del Duca today released the following statement recognizing Ontario’s position on the shortlist of locations for Amazon’s second headquarters (HQ2): “The Government of Ontario welcomes the news that Amazon has placed the Toronto Region on its shortlist as a potential site for HQ2, with ...

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Travel Delays on Hwy 11 (Powassan) for Cleanup

Jan 18, 2018 @ 10:01 The Powassan OPP are letting Highway 11 travelers that there will be delays today while the clean-up of yesterdays crash continues. 1 north bound and 1 south bound lane remain closed for clean-up. Crash site is at Hwy11 & Proudfoot Rd. south of Powassan.   Yesterday morning, this tractor-trailer collided with the median and rolled over. ...

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Hiawatha Snowfest

Jan 18, 2018 @ 08:52 Hiawatha Snowfest is being hosted by the Soo Finnish Nordic Ski Club in collaboration with the Sault Cycling Club.  This event-filled weekend, January 20-21, 2018, welcomes public participation in lots of entertaining and snow-filled activities at Hiawatha Highlands, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.   Hiawatha Snowfest participants can get involved in both competitive and fun ...

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