Provincial

Northeast Forest Fire Update – July 28

There were two new wildland fires discovered at the time of this report. Sudbury 22 is being held at 0.9 of a hectare. This fire is located north of Pine Lake. Parry Sound 12 is not under control at 0.5 of a hectare and is located west of Dollars Lake. At the time of this update, there are nine active ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – July 23

There was one new fire discovered today at the time of this report. Midhurst 1 is 0.1 of a hectare and is not under control at this time. The fire is located south of Burrows Lake. At the time of this update, there are four other active wildland fires in the region. Pembroke 1 is under control at 0.1 of ...

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Statement from Minister Yurek on Receiving the Special Advisor’s Report on Recycling and Plastic Waste

Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, issued the following statement regarding Special Advisor David Lindsay’s report on how Ontario can better manage recycling and plastic waste. “I’d like to thank Mr. Lindsay for delivering his report on schedule and for volunteering his time and expertise. It’s clear that Ontario’s current Blue Box Program is unsustainable. Recycling rates ...

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NDP fights for Health Minister to keep her promise to dialysis patients and reverse out-of-country OHIP cut

NDP MPP Sara Singh (Brampton Centre) and kidney dialysis patients are questioning why the Ford government is delaying the reversal of its cut to out-of-country OHIP coverage, leaving Ontario dialysis patients without coverage for out-of-country treatments.   Singh was joined at Queen’s Park by Bonnie Field, John Landreville and Bret Sheppard, three Ontarians with kidney failure, who shared how Ford’s cuts ...

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NDP opposes cut to education infrastructure fund

NDP Education critic Marit Stiles released the following statement:   “With Doug Ford’s budget, the cuts just keep coming. Too many schools in Ontario have lead in the children’s drinking fountains, leaky roofs, and 40-degree classrooms on hot days. Kathleen Wynne let us down by ignoring the repairs that students, teachers and education workers desperately needed. But Doug Ford’s plan ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – July 22

There were 2 new fires discovered today by late afternoon. Wawa 4 is not under control at 0.1 of a hectare and is located southwest of Obatanga Provincial Park. Pembroke 1 is not under control at 0.1 of a hectare. This fire is located north of Highway 58. At the time of this update, there are three other active wildland ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – July 21

There are no new active fires in the Northeast Region by late afternoon. At the time of this update, there are four active wildland fires in the region. Sudbury 15 is under control at 0.1 of a hectare. The fire is located west of Washagami Lake. North Bay 4 is being observed at 0.1 of a hectare. The fire is ...

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Fix the First Nations water crisis, send the bill to Ottawa

Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says that since the federal Liberal government has let people down by refusing to ensure there is clean, safe drinking water in First Nations communities, the province needs to step in, address the water crisis and send the bill to Ottawa.   Visiting northern First Nations this week, Horwath spent time in Neskantaga First ...

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Missing Persons Act adds more tools for Police Services to respond quickly to missing person investigations

When a loved one goes missing, swift action is critical. That’s why the Ontario Government is putting people’s safety first by providing frontline police officers with more tools to respond quickly to missing person investigations. “Police and family members tell us that the first hours after someone goes missing are the most critical,” said Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General. “That’s why ...

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There is one new active fire in the Northeast Region by late afternoon. Sault Ste. Marie 4 is located north of Algoma Headwaters Provincial Park, 1 km east of Logan Lake. It measures 0.6 hectares and is not yet under control. At the time of this update, there were seven other active wildland fires in the region. Sudbury 13 is ...

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Long-time advocate backs NDP bill proposing opt-out system for organ donation

George Marcello, an organ donation advocate who has received transplant surgery and is waiting again for a donor, is urging Doug Ford’s government to support an NDP bill proposing an opt-out system for organ donation. Marcello, NDP Health critic France Gélinas and recent transplant recipient Gary Marin were at Queen’s Park on Wednesday to fight for the bill. Earlier this year, ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – July 17

There are two new active fires in the Northeast Region by late afternoon. Sudbury 13 is not yet under control at 0.1 of a hectare, it is located approximately 20 km north of Wanapitei Lake. Parry Sound 11 is not yet under control at 0.3 of a hectare. It is located south of Fourteen Mile Island Road. The forest fire ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – July 16

There were no new fires in the Northeast Region by late afternoon today. At the time of this update, there were six active wildland fires in the region. Cochrane 10 measures 74 hectares and is being observed, approximately 100 km southeast of Moose Factory. Timmins 2 is under control at 4,645 hectares. North Bay 4 is being observed at 0.1 ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – July 14

There were two new fire in the region at the time of this report. Sault Ste. Marie 2 is being held at 0.2 of a hectare and is located north of Batchawana River Provincial Park. Sudbury 11 is not under control at this time at 0.2 of a hectare. This fire is located east of Red Deer Lake. At the ...

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Premier Doug Ford & New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs – Tackling Issues for both provinces

Ontario Premier Doug Ford and New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs released the following joint statement: “We’re committed to tackling the issues that matter most to the people of Ontario and New Brunswick. We’re united by our shared priorities of getting rid of interprovincial trade barriers, creating jobs and prosperity, and making life more affordable for people. We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with ...

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