Provincial

Northeast Forest Fire Update – August 18

There was one new forest fire discovered by late afternoon on August 17. Wawa 9 is not yet under control at 0.1 of a hectare. It is located south of Kabinakagami Lake. At the time of this update, there are five other active wildland fires in the region. Chapleau 10 is under control at 0.3 of a hectare. It is ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – August 15

There were three new fires discovered by late afternoon on August 15. Chapleau 9 is not yet under control at 0.1 of a hectare. It is located southeast of Ridout Lake. Chapleau 10 is not yet under control at 0.3 of a hectare. It is located on a small island of Kashbogama Lake. Timmins 15 is not yet under control ...

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Closure of Davenhill Senior Living leaves 150 Seniors without a home

Jessica Bell, NDP MPP for University—Rosedale, is calling on Doug Ford’s Conservatives to review the protections for seniors living in retirement homes after the abrupt closure of Davenhill Senior Living has left 150 senior residents with nowhere to go. In a public letter released today, Bell urged Minister for Seniors and Accessibility Raymond Cho to launch a review of the ...

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Recycling reform must benefit Ontarians, not PC party insiders

Ian Arthur, Ontario NDP Environment Critic and MPP (Kingston and the Islands), issued the following statement: “New Democrats have long supported a shift to producer responsibility for waste. Given Doug Ford’s track record of putting the interest of PC party insiders ahead of the public interest, we have serious concerns about whether his government will do this right. We’ll be ...

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Improving the Blue Box Program

Ontario is taking action to improve recycling across the province and address the serious problem of plastic pollution and litter, as committed to in our Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan. Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, and Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, were at Canada Fibers today to announce the next steps to transition the costs ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – August 14

There were four new fires discovered by late afternoon on August 14. Sault Ste. Marie 11 is being held at 0.1 of a hectare, one and a half kilometre northeast of Havilland. Algonquin Park 9 is under control at 0.1 of a hectare, on the western shore of Ragged Lake. Algonquin Park 10 is not yet under control at 0.1 ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – August 12

There were three fires discovered by late afternoon on August 12. Parry Sound 16 is under control at 0.3 of a hectare. It is located on the northeast shore of McCrae Lake. Bancroft 9 was discovered late this afternoon, south of Dodge Lake. It measures 0.2 of a hectare. Timmins 12 was discovered late this afternoon, approximately 5 kilometers west ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – August 11

There was one new fire discovered by mid afternoon on August 11. Algonquin Park 8 is being held at 0.1 of a hectare and is located north of Shirley Lake. At the time of this update, there is one other active wildland fire in the region. Cochrane 10 measures 74 hectares and is being observed, approximately 100 kilometres southeast of ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – August 9

There were no new fires discovered by the time of this report. At the time of this update, there are six active wildland fires in the region. Timmins 10 is under control at 0.8 of a hectare and is located northwest of Timmins. Timmins 11 is under control at 0.1 of a hectare. This fire is also located northwest of ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – August 7

There were two new wildland fires discovered by late afternoon August 7. Sudbury 30 is being held at 0.2 of a hectare and is located northeast of Tyson Lake, north of Highway 637. Sudbury 31 is not under control at 0.5 of a hectare. This fire is located northeast of Whiskey Lake At the time of this update, there are ...

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Ontario to Create Urban Search and Rescue, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive, and Hazardous Materials Teams

Ontario’s is investing $2.5 million for municipal Urban Search and Rescue, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive, and Hazardous Materials teams in six municipalities across the province. “When disaster strikes, Ontario families need to have confidence that help is on the way. That’s why we’re providing communities across the province with funding to respond quickly and effectively to large-scale and ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – August 5

There were four new wildland fires discovered by late afternoon August 4. Sudbury 25 is being held at 0.1 of a hectare, on the west side of Scotia Lake, east of Highway 144. Chapleau 7 is being held at 0.1 of a hectare, approximately 4 kilometres northeast of Angus Lake. Timmins 6 is being held at 0.2 of a hectare, ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – August 3

  There was one new wildland fire discovered by late afternoon August 3. Bancroft 8 is being held at 0.1 of a hectare, it is located approximately 3 kilometres west of Red Pine Lake. At the time of this update, there are three other active wildland fires in the region. Cochrane 10 measures 74 hectares and is being observed, approximately ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – August 3

There were four new wildland fires discovered by late afternoon August 2. Sault Ste. Marie 9 is under control at 0.1 of a hectare. It is located on the east side of highway 17, approximately 1.5 kilometres southwest of Harmony Beach. Peterborough 2 is under control at 0.2 of a hectare. It is located east of route 509, approximately 5 ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – August 1

There were no new wildland fires discovered by late afternoon July 31. At the time of this update, there are two active wildland fires in the region. Peterborough 1 is being held at 10 hectares and is located west of route 15. Cochrane 10 measures 74 hectares and is being observed, approximately 100km southeast of Moose Factory. The forest fire ...

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