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Berry pickers raise alarm over herbicide spraying Aroland First Nation says blueberries being harmed by MNR’s aerial herbicide spraying program A First Nation that harvests blueberries to eat and sell say the Ministry of Natural Resources’ herbicide spraying program is bad for business. The economic development officer for Aroland First Nation said community members harvest […]
Suicide crisis unacceptable, says Nault To most parents, losing a child to suicide is unfathomable; a pain so heart-breaking that it cannot even be imagined. This pain is becoming a daily reality for families in First Nations communities in Northern Ontario, most recently in Pikangikum and Nibinamik. Parents are losing their children. Brothers and sisters […]
3rd girl involved in suicide pact dies in remote Ontario First Nation A suicide pact in Wapekeka First Nation in northern Ontario has resulted in the death by suicide of a third 12-year-old girl. Jenera Roundsky was declared dead on Tuesday night at the nursing station after being discovered at the community hockey rink by another […]
Ontario becomes 2nd province to go ahead with $15 an hour minimum wage Premier Kathleen Wynne says Ontario will bring in $15 wage by 2019, a few months after Alberta does saME Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has announced a plan to increase the provincial minimum wage to $15 an hour by Jan. 1, 2019. The increase would be phased […]
Gender-neutral birth certificates could be issued in Ontario by 2018 Gender-neutral birth certificates could be issued in Ontario as early as next year, provided the province can work out bureaucratic hurdles involving other governments. Ontario’s minister of government and consumer services said Thursday consultations will be held on the matter this summer and the province is working to ensure […]
First Nations credited for care given to dogs The Ontario Society For the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) wants to thank everyone for their continued support of our Provincial Animal Transfer Program. This program would not be possible without the public’s support, but it would also not be possible without the commitment to animal […]