Ontario invests in improving service delivery and efficiency in small and rural municipalities

Ontario invests in improving service delivery and efficiency in small and rural municipalities

Ontario’s government wants to improve local service delivery and efficiency in the province’s municipalities. Today, Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced a one-time investment for many of Ontario’s small and rural municipalities. Government officials say some of Ontario’s small and rural municipalities may have limited capacity to plan, modernize and improve the […]

Ontario doubles investment to prevent sexual violence on campus

Ontario doubles investment to prevent sexual violence on campus

Yesterday Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, released a summary report of the 2018 Student Voices on Sexual Violence Survey. Government officials say the summary report will provide postsecondary institutions with important information, including institution-level summaries, to inform their sexual violence response and prevention efforts. To protect the privacy of participants, the Ministry […]

Thomas Carrique appointed new OPP commissioner

Thomas Carrique appointed new OPP commissioner

Through an Order-In-Council signed by cabinet, Ontario’s Government announced the appointment of Thomas Carrique as the next Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police. Thomas Carrique currently serves as the Deputy Chief for the York Regional Police, where he has spent his entire 29-year career with the force. He has worked in a variety of fields, […]

Chatham-Kent Economic Development welcomes new EMC representative

Chatham-Kent Economic Development welcomes new EMC representative

Chatham-Kent Economic Development is welcoming Jason Bates, the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium’s new Field Service Advisor for the region. Bates has been with EMC for nearly 12 years and in that time has developed the London Region Consortium into a group of 150 manufacturers working together to help each other continuously improve. Currently there are […]

Ontario seeks public input on reducing litter and waste

Ontario seeks public input on reducing litter and waste

The province is inviting public feedback on proposals to reduce plastic litter and waste in neighbourhoods and parks, divert and reduce food and organic waste from households and businesses, and increase opportunities for the people of Ontario to participate in waste reduction efforts. A discussion paper has been posted on the Environment Registry for a 45-day period. […]

Organizations in agri-food sector can apply for funding starting March 4th

Organizations in agri-food sector can apply for funding starting March 4th

Ontario and the federal government announced yesterday that beginning in March organizations and collaborations in the agri-food sector can again apply for support under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) for projects to boost innovation, economic development, environmental stewardship and food safety. The intake will take place between March 4th and April 5th. Information about […]

Kids 12 and under will ride free on GO Transit starting March 9th

Kids 12 and under will ride free on GO Transit starting March 9th

Kids 12 and under can ride free on all GO Transit trains and buses starting March 9th- just in time for March Break. The announcement was made by Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek and Metrolinx President and CEO Phil Verster today at Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto. “Letting kids travel on GO for free will make taking transit easier and more affordable for parents […]

TekSavvy launching in Ottawa

TekSavvy launching in Ottawa

TekSavvy and its affiliate cable company Hastings Cable Vision announced yesterday the launch of its IPTV service, TekSavvy TV, in the Ottawa region. TekSavvy TV will offer customers access to over 100 HD channels of sports, movies, series and kids programming including video-on-demand content from selected TV channels. “On the heels of our successful launch […]

Minister delivers long-term health plan

Minister delivers long-term health plan

Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, delivered the Government of Ontario’s long-term plan to fix and strengthen the public health care system. “The people of Ontario deserve a connected health care system that puts their needs first,” said Elliott. “At the same time the people of Ontario deserve peace […]

Minister’s statement regarding Hydro One

Minister’s statement regarding Hydro One

Yesterday, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines Greg Rickford released the following statement on Hydro One executive compensation:  “Ontario’s Government for the People has taken decisive action to bring Hydro One’s executive compensation in line with levels with comparable utilities.  “After receiving a proposal last week that included a CEO compensation cap of $2.775 […]

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