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2019 Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards

Celebrating Northern Ontario’s best and brightest from the past two years, on Saturday May 25, MFM unveiled their NOMFA award recipients in 13 different award categories acknowledging achievements in both Music and Film. With representation from across Northern Ontario, MFM is thrilled to see these awards unite communities across the North and feature exceptional talent and diversity that exists from ...

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OPP Continue Search for Missing Woman

On May 22, 2019, at 4:03 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a marine incident in the area of the Mattagami and Moose Rivers, near the area known as Moose River Crossing, Ontario. The investigation has revealed two persons were in a small vessel when they encountered trouble and ...

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SSM to host 1st Annual Provincial Student Committee Career Fair

On Thursday May 30, over 60 employers from across the region are going to be given access to 8,000 students looking to be inspired, enticed, encouraged and eventually hired in the region. The 1st Annual Provincial Student Committee Career Fair is a joint effort coordinated by local youth and Sault Ste. Marie MPP Ross Romano. The goal is to introduce ...

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James Bay OPP search for Missing Boater

On May 22, 2019, at 4:03 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a marine incident in the area of the Mattagami and Moose Rivers, near the area known as Moose River Crossing, Ontario. The preliminary investigation has revealed two persons were in a small vessel when they encountered trouble ...

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Nipigon OPP respond to distress call from ELB on Jackpine River

On Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11:15 am, officers from the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a distress call from an emergency locator beacon on Jackpine River approximately 8 kilometres north of Highway 17. Upon arriving at scene officers learned from a witness that a person kayaking on the river had become submerged and trapped ...

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Doug Ford’s cuts take away $1,100 in services from every Ontarian

NDP Official Opposition Finance critic Sandy Shaw issued a statement following the Financial Accountability Officer’s latest Economic and Budget Outlook:   “Doug Ford is taking $1,100-worth of programs and services away from every person in Ontario. More than $6 billion in cuts in Ford’s first budget are still unspecified, which leaves Ontario families worried that the pain they’re feeling from cuts so ...

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Parliamentary Assistants Consulting with Steel and Northern Stakeholders on Industrial Electricity Prices

Ontario’s government is working for the people by holding consultations to hear from businesses firsthand on industrial electricity pricing and programs. Ross Romano and Paul Calandra, Parliamentary Assistants to the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, met with steel and northern sector stakeholders in Sault Ste. Marie today. This session is one of several in-person consultations to be held ...

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OPP are warning Ontario businesses to confirm their emails and phone messages

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch and Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) are warning Ontario businesses to confirm their emails and phone messages. These are tools criminals use to extort money and personal information from you and your company. Ontario businesses and municipalities are being targeted by two types of scams: the Business Executive scam and the Card ...

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Under the Same Stars: Minwaadiziwin awarded Best Exhibition or Show

On May 10, in Halifax, the Canadian Association of Science Centres announced that Science North was awarded Best Exhibition or Show – Large Institution for Under the Same Stars: Minwaadiziwin. The planetarium show was developed in partnership with Indigenous people from across Northern Ontario and uses Indigenous worldviews to understand the common constellations visible in the night sky and the ...

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Ford makes deep cuts to programs that promote healthy living for seniors

NDP critic for Seniors’ Affairs, Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre), released the following statement: “Doug Ford and the Minister for Seniors and Accessibility Raymond Cho are making deep cuts on the backs of Ontario’s senior citizens. By the Ford government’s own estimates, it has cut $4.7 million from the ministry’s Seniors Affairs Programs, which promote age-friendly communities and foster seniors’ safety ...

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OPP Concentrating on “Big Four” for holiday weekend

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have been concentrating on the Canada Road Safety Week since May 14, 2019. This initiative continues until May 20, 2019, with a focus on increasing public awareness and compliance with traffic laws relating to the “Big Four” causal factors in motor vehicle collision fatalities, with the aim of saving lives. The “Big Four” consists of alcohol/drug ...

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Ontario invests $850,000 in Invasive Species Centre

The Ontario government is protecting what matters most by investing $850,000 in the Invasive Species Centre to support ongoing research and management of invasive species across the province. The Invasive Species Centre, based out of Sault Ste. Marie, brings together government, academic, industry and Indigenous communities and organizations to conduct invasive species research, response planning, management and habitat restoration. “We ...

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North West Region Crime Unit Assist Treaty Three Police in discovery of Human Remains

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police North West Region Crime Unit and Treaty Three Police Service under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) are investigating human remains found on May 15, 2019 in an area near the community of Big Island First Nation.   Police are working with the Ontario Forensic Pathology Services – Forensic Anthropology (OFPS) ...

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Horwath takes Ford to task for pushing Sudbury hospital near code orange

Under Doug Ford, Ontario’s hospitals are in an even worse crisis. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath went to bat for Sudbury’s Health Sciences North in question period Thursday as the hospital deals with overcrowding on the verge of a code orange. A code orange is called when a disaster results in mass casualties, straining the hospital’s resources. “For over a week ...

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