Provincial

Ontario Government Appoints Special Advisor to develop plan to upload Subway Infrastructure to Province

Ontario’s Government for the People is working to get residents and business across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area moving with a plan to upload responsibility for subway infrastructure, from the City of Toronto to the Province. The Government of Ontario is determined to deliver a modern transit system that will serve the GTHA’s growing communities, drive economic development and ...

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Breaking Down the Barriers: Suicide Awareness

Aug 30, 2018 @ 22:58 The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has had three member suicides within three weeks. A tremendous void has been left behind that has impacted the entire organization across the province. “During the past weeks immediate families and OPP members, including myself, have been dealing with the grief of our loss. This is a very difficult time,” ...

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Ontario to Reduce Cost of Natural Gas

Ontario’s Government for the People is acting to reduce the cost of natural gas for Ontario families and businesses, Premier Doug Ford announced today. This is part of the Ford Government’s overall commitment to put more money in people’s pockets and deliver immediate tax relief for lower and middle class families. “Your government is committed to giving real relief to ...

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Statement by Education Minister on EQAO Results

Today, Education Minister, the Honourable Lisa Thompson, issued the following statement on the provincial EQAO results: “The EQAO assessment results released today prove once again that we must do better with respect to students’ math performance in Ontario. For the last five years, we have seen an overall decline in EQAO math scores. Half of Ontario’s Grade 6 students have ...

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Northeast Fire Region – August 29

On the afternoon of August 29, there are 25 active forest fires across the Northeast. All 25 fires are either under control or being observed. There was one new fire confirmed today, at the time of this update. Parry Sound 46 covered 0.1 of a hectare, was located 23 km westnorthwest of Sundridge. It has already been declared out. Parry ...

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Northeast Fire Region – August 28

On the afternoon of August 28, there are 26 active forest fires across the Northeast. All 26 fires are under control or being observed. There was one new fire confirmed today, at the time of this update. Chapleau 22 measures 0.1 of a hectare and is under control. It is located northeast of Mississagi River Provincial Park. Parry Sound 33 ...

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Northeast Fire Region Update – August 27

On the afternoon of August 27, there are 25 active forest fires across the Northeast. All 25 fires are under control or being observed. There were no new fires confirmed today, at the time of this update. Parry Sound 33   This fire is under control at 11,362 hectares. To find an updated map of current travel restrictions visit Ontario.ca/forestfire ...

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Northeast Fire Region – August 24

On the afternoon of August 24, there are 26 active forest fires across the Northeast. All 26 fires are either being held, under control or being observed. There were no new fires confirmed today, at the time of this update. Parry Sound 33 This fire has now been listed as under control at 11,362 hectares. To find an updated map ...

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Northeast Fire Region – August 23

On the afternoon of August 23, there are 29 active forest fires across the Northeast. Of these, 1 fire is not yet under control. The remaining 28 fires are either being held, under control or being observed. There was 1 fire confirmed today, at the time of this update. Parry Sound 33 This fire has now been listed as under ...

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Province-wide public consultations begin in September regarding Ontario Curriculum

Parents from across Ontario will finally have the opportunity to have their voices heard on the kind of curriculum their children are taught in school. Premier Doug Ford and Lisa Thompson, Minister of Education, has announced the scope of an unprecedented parental consultation into Ontario’s curriculum. “We promised to deliver an education system that put the rights of parents first ...

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Northeast Fire Region – August 22

On the afternoon of August 22, there are 31 active forest fires across the Northeast. All of these fires are either being held, under control or being observed. No new fire were confirmed today, at the time of this update. Parry Sound 33 This fire is being held at 11,362 hectares. To find an updated map of current travel restrictions ...

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Ontario Freezes Driver Fees

Today, Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Transportation John Yakabuski announced that Ontario is freezing a number of driver fees that were set to increase on September 1, 2018. “People are fed up with paying more and more every time they need to renew their licence or take a driving test,” said Premier Ford. “This will make life more affordable ...

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Northeast Fire Region – August 21, 2018

On the afternoon of August 21, there are 35 active forest fires across the Northeast. Of these, only 1 fire is not yet under control. The remaining 34 fires are either being held, under control or being observed. One new fire was confirmed today, at the time of this update: Sudbury 117 covers 0.1 of a hectare and is located ...

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Province Committing to Work with Municipalities to Benefit Local Communities

Ontario’s Government for the People reinforced its partnership with municipalities today by signing a joint memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO). The memorandum of understanding, signed by Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and Lynn Dollin, AMO President, sets out the principles and procedures of how the Province consults with AMO on ...

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Northeast Fire Region – August 19

On the afternoon of August 19, there are 38 active forest fires across the Northeast. Of these, 3 fires are not yet under control. The remaining 35 fires are either being held, under control or being observed. There were three new fires confirmed today, at the time of this update. One of these has already been declared out. The remaining ...

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