Provincial

Northeast Fire Region Update – May 29

As of the afternoon of May 29, there are no active wildland fires in the region. At the time of this update, the fire hazard is mostly low in areas south of North Bay, generally moderate to high in the central portion of the region, and low to moderate in the Far North. Northwest Region There were four new forest fires ...

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Northeast Fire Region Update – May 28

As of the afternoon of May 28, there are no active wildland fires in the region. At the time of this update, the fire hazard is mostly low in areas south of Sault. Ste Marie and Greater Sudbury; and varies from moderate to high in areas north of which. Out of province resources More than 200 staff members from Aviation, Forest ...

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We support libraries #NoMoreCuts

Jill Andrew, MPP for Toronto-St. Paul’s and Ontario NDP Culture critic, was joined by library users and workers for a press conference today highlighting her motion calling on Doug Ford to reverse his library cuts.   Last month, Ontarians learned that the Ford Conservatives had cut funding to both the Ontario Library Service-North and the Southern Ontario Library Service by ...

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Northeast Fire Region Update – May 27

As of the afternoon of May 27, there are no active wildland fires in the region. The fire hazard is low to moderate across the region. Out of province resources More than 110 staff members from Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services are currently assisting the province of Alberta with its escalated fire situation. This includes FireRangers, support staff and one ...

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Northeast Fire Region Update – May 25

As of the afternoon of May 25, there is one active wildland fire in the region. Cochrane 4 covers 1 hectare and is located approximately 1 km south of the community of Fort Albany. It is under control. The fire hazard is low across the region. Out of province resources More than 80 staff members from Aviation, Forest Fire and ...

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Northeast Fire Region Update – May 23

As of the early evening of May 23, there are no active wildland fires in the region. The fire hazard is low across the region, except for parts of the Far North which are showing a moderate hazard. Crews deployed to assist with flood response There are 17 members of the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services team currently deployed ...

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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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Northeast Fire Region Update

As of the early evening of May 22, there are no active wildland fires in the region. The fire hazard is low to moderate across the region, except for parts of the Far North which are showing a high hazard. Crews deployed to assist with flood response There are 17 members of the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services team ...

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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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Northeast Fire Region Update – May 19

Northeast Region As of the early evening of May 19, there are no active wildland fires in the region. The fire hazard is low to moderate across the region. Crews deployed to assist with flood response There are 48 members of the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services team currently deployed to assist with sandbagging efforts and the movement of ...

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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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Northeast Fire Region Update – May 17

Northeast Region As of the early evening of May 17, there are no active wildland fires in the region. The fire hazard is low across the region. Crews deployed to assist with flood response There are 46 members of the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services team currently deployed to assist with sandbagging efforts and the movement of water from ...

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