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Canada Health Act Should Cover Palliative Care says Hughes

Canada Health Act Should Cover Palliative Care says Hughes

OTTAWA, ON – The government should identify hospice palliative care as a defined medical service to be covered under the Canada Health Act, according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes. Hughes delivered a petition on the subject in the House of Commons Tuesday, making the case [Read more]

MPP Mantha calls on Premier Wynne to Ignite the #RingOfFire (Video)

MPP Mantha calls on Premier Wynne to Ignite the #RingOfFire (Video)

QUEEN’s PARK, ON – After listening to serious concerns raised at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference, which brings together the mining and finance industry, Ontario NDP critic for Northern Development and Mines Michael Mantha again demanded that Premier [Read more]

“OffshoreTax Havens and Loopholes Are Holding Us Back” says Hughes

“OffshoreTax Havens and Loopholes Are Holding Us Back” says Hughes

A recent documentary by the investigative television program, the Fifth Estate, sheds new light on the KPMG  scandal that helped wealthy Canadians use an offshore tax haven to hide money from Revenue Canada.  It shows how clients used a shell company on the Isle of Mann along with tax exemptions [Read more]

Empowering Indigenous Women Now and in the Future

Empowering Indigenous Women Now and in the Future

On International Women’s Day, National Indigenous leaders, federal, provincial and territorial Ministers of Indigenous Relations and Status of Women, senior officials and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne met with delegates for the fifth National Indigenous Women’s Summit. Held in Toronto, [Read more]

Hydro bills put community centres at risk

Hydro bills put community centres at risk

ECHO BAY, ON – On Saturday, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath joined the leadership of Echo Bay, Desbarats, Bruce Mines, Hilton Beach and the Township of St. Joseph to speak out about skyrocketing hydro bills – which are putting their community hubs at risk. “The Johnson Township Community Centre [Read more]

Indigenous Community Partners Gather at NOSM

Indigenous Community Partners Gather at NOSM

First-year medical students at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) spend four weeks in an Indigenous community during one of their Integrated Clinical Experience (ICE) modules. Each of the communities that host students has a Local Community Coordinator (LCC) to help orient the students [Read more]

FONOM Commends the Provincial Government for Addressing Electricity Costs

FONOM Commends the Provincial Government for Addressing Electricity Costs

KAPUSKASING, ON – The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) would like to commend the Minister of Energy, Glenn Thibeault and the provincial government for announcing today that they will lower electricity bills by 25 percent on average this summer for all residential [Read more]

Ordre du Jour Conseil Municipale de Dubreuilville Town Council Agenda 02.28.17

Ordre du Jour Conseil Municipale de Dubreuilville Town Council Agenda 02.28.17

ORDRE DU JOUR / Agenda Séance du Comité d’ajustement qui aura lieu à 18 h 30, le 28 février 2017 Committee of Adjustment meeting scheduled for February 28, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. (Demande de consentement et dérogation mineure – Réunion de planification d’utilisation des terres) [Read more]

QP Press Conference RE: Toxic Dumping Site

QP Press Conference RE: Toxic Dumping Site

Is the Dryden mill site still leaking toxic mercury upstream from Grassy Narrows? Strong new scientific evidence indicates yes.  Fresh river sediment downstream from mill is 130x above normal. TORONTO, ON – A new scientific report will be released today presenting “strong evidence” that one [Read more]

MP Patty Hajdu Visits Greenstone (Itinerary)

MP Patty Hajdu Visits Greenstone (Itinerary)

Hon. Patty Hajdu reaching out to Greenstone constituents this week THUNDER BAY, ON – Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North, is heading to Greenstone this week. From Tuesday, Feb. 28 until Thursday, March 2, [Read more]

New Member Appointed to North West LHIN Board of Directors

New Member Appointed to North West LHIN Board of Directors

THUNDER BAY, ON – The Public Appointments Secretariat of the Province of Ontario, through Order-in-Council, has appointed a new member to the North West Local Health Integration Network’s (North West LHIN’s) Board of Directors. Appointed on December 7, 2016 for a three-year term, the North [Read more]

Eating disorders are deadly and misunderstood

Eating disorders are deadly and misunderstood

When I met with representatives from the National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED) over a year ago, I had no idea that we would soon work together to try to shine a light on the difficulties that face those who suffer from these disorders and how that affects their loved ones.   Like many [Read more]

Ontario Recognizing the United Nations’ Decade for People of African Descent

Ontario Recognizing the United Nations’ Decade for People of African Descent

Province Working to Eliminate Systemic Racism Ontario is formally recognizing the United Nations’ (UN) Decade for People of African Descent. This declaration acknowledges that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected. The UN Decade [Read more]

L’AFNOO lance son nouveau logo pour célébrer son 40e

L’AFNOO lance son nouveau logo pour célébrer son 40e

Thunder Bay, le 16 février 2017  ̶  Dans le cadre de son 40e anniversaire, l’Association des francophones du Nord-Ouest de l’Ontario (AFNOO) vient tout juste d’annoncer son nouveau logo d’entreprise. Afin de souligner cette étape majeure dans la vie d’un organisme communautaire, ils [Read more]

Grassy Narrows Welcomes Wynne’s Clean-up Promise Calling For Swift Results

Grassy Narrows Welcomes Wynne’s Clean-up Promise Calling For Swift Results

Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister is responding today to a new commitment made on Friday by Premier Wynne to clean the English-Wabigoon River.  The river has been highly contaminated since 1962 when a paper company in Dryden began dumping 9,000 kg of untreated mercury waste into the river [Read more]

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