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MANITOUWADGE LANDFILL SITE HOURS

MANITOUWADGE LANDFILL SITE HOURS

MANITOUWADGE, ON – The Township of Manitouwadge would like to advise the community that the Landfill Site will have new operating hours.   Effective March 3, 2014 the Landfill Site will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Saturdays from 10:00 am till 2:00 pm.   Should the public have [Read more]

Fighting Invasive Species in Ontario (+Videos)

Fighting Invasive Species in Ontario (+Videos)

Province Proposing New Legislation to Take Action Against Invasive Species Ontario is taking strong action to address the social, ecological and economic threats that invasive species pose to our natural environment. The Invasive Species Act, to be introduced today, would support the prevention, [Read more]

MPP Michael Gravelle’s Statement to Greenstone Residents In Difficulty

MPP Michael Gravelle’s Statement to Greenstone Residents In Difficulty

“My thoughts are certainly with all residents of Longlac, Ginoogaming and Long Lake #58 First Nations who are currently experiencing a loss of gas pressure which has resulted in many hundreds of homes left without heat. Public safety is always our top priority. Certainly, our government is [Read more]

Wrong Time For A ‘Do-Nothing Budget’ Says MP Carol Hughes

Wrong Time For A ‘Do-Nothing Budget’ Says MP Carol Hughes

As the Finance Minister worked his way through the budget speech last Thursday it became obvious that the advance press was true and we were receiving a do nothing budget.  I had to wonder if we are living in the same country since the Canada I experience in my role as MP is defined by [Read more]

Twp of Manitouwadge RE: Frozen Water Lines

Twp of Manitouwadge RE: Frozen Water Lines

The Township of Manitouwadge has been having an exceptionally cold winter and this has been causing some grief to our water systems.  Frost on some of our streets have reached depths of 9 feet and our water mains normally run about 6 to 7 feel below the surface of the road.  This is causing [Read more]

Mantha’s News from the Park : By-elections and Ring of Fire

Mantha’s News from the Park : By-elections and Ring of Fire

Last week more Ontarians went to the polls in two by-elections in Niagara Falls and Thornhill. The results: more and more voters are rejecting the same-old parties offering the same-old solutions.  Families across this province are feeling squeezed and this current liberal government has not been [Read more]

Ontario Driving Progress on Ring of Fire

Ontario Driving Progress on Ring of Fire

Province Moving Infrastructure Development Forward Ontario is taking another step towards the development of the Ring of Fire. The firm Deloitte LLP has been brought on to help establish the development corporation, which will be responsible for infrastructure in the Ring of Fire region. Deloitte [Read more]

Terrace Bay Announces New CAO/Clerk

Terrace Bay Announces New CAO/Clerk

TERRACE BAY, ON  – February 3rd, 2014 the Township of Terrace Bay released a statement announcing the Mr. Jon Hall’s appointment to the position of Chief Administrative Officer / Clerk. The Township began the search to fill this position in mid December as the previous CAO, Carmello [Read more]

Northern Ontario Tourism In The Crosshairs Again Says MP Carol Hughes

Northern Ontario Tourism In The Crosshairs Again Says MP Carol Hughes

People familiar with last year’s battle to maintain ferry service between Manitoulin Island and Tobermory will find similarities with the plight of businesses, communities, and property owners set to lose passenger rail service from the Algoma Central Railway (ACR). On Manitoulin, the [Read more]

New Legislation Would Tie Minimum Wage to Consumer Price Index

New Legislation Would Tie Minimum Wage to Consumer Price Index

Ontario Increasing Minimum Wage Ontario is increasing the minimum wage from $10.25 to $11 per hour on June 1, 2014. This new rate reflects the rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) since the last minimum wage increase in 2010 and is part of the provincial government’s commitment to fairness. [Read more]

Dubreuilville Agenda / Ordre du Jour 30-01-14

Dubreuilville Agenda / Ordre du Jour 30-01-14

Séance régulière du conseil qui aura lieu à 18 h 30, le 30 janvier 2014 Regular Council meeting scheduled for January 30, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. 1.    OUVERTURE / CALL TO ORDER 2.    PRÉSENCE / ROLL CALL 3.    APPEL ET DÉCLARATION D’INTÉRÊT PÉCUNIAIRE / DECLARATION OF CONFLICT [Read more]

Hughes Joins Thomas Mulcair to Discuss Affordability Issues In Sault Ste. Marie

Hughes Joins Thomas Mulcair to Discuss Affordability Issues In Sault Ste. Marie

ELLIOT LAKE, ON  – People struggling just to keep up need to know their government has their back, and that just isn’t happening according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, MP Carol Hughes. Hughes was commenting on NDP Leader Tom Mulcair’s Affordability Tour which stopped in Sault Ste. Marie [Read more]

Hughes on Headlines “Rail must be made safer for communities”

Hughes on Headlines “Rail must be made safer for communities”

Among the defining issues of the Conservative’s time in government is the constant march toward self-regulation for industry.  In the past Canada relied on strong public regulation and oversight to ensure risks are managed to protect the public.  The move away from that time-tested method has [Read more]

Guiding Growth in Ontario’s Post-Secondary Education System

Guiding Growth in Ontario’s Post-Secondary Education System

Province Committed to Sustainable Growth to Meet Demand Ontario has introduced a plan to guide major capacity expansions at post-secondary institutions, ensuring students have access to spaces where they are needed most.   The Major Capacity Expansion Policy Framework defines criteria for where [Read more]

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park : Northern Road Report Input

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park : Northern Road Report Input

For months New Democrats have been raising concerns and highlighting issues facing Personal Support Workers (PSW’s) in the province. After contract negotiations fell through almost two weeks ago the provinces PSW’s have been on strike.  The union representing the workers has indicated that [Read more]

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