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Ontario Supporting Frontline Heroes of COVID-19 with Pandemic Pay

Ontario Supporting Frontline Heroes of COVID-19 with Pandemic Pay
Government Recognizes the Dedication and Sacrifice of Frontline Workers TORONTO — In recognition of the dedication, long hours and increased risk of working to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario government is providing frontline staff with a temporary pandemic payment. This increase will provide four dollars per hour worked on top of existing hourly wages, regardless of the qualified employee’s... Read More

Cataraqui Conservation to Re-Open Some Conservation Areas starting April 25

Cataraqui Conservation to Re-Open Some Conservation Areas starting April 25
Kingston – Cataraqui Conservation will begin to re-open public access to some of its conservation areas and the Cataraqui Trail for passive use starting April 25, 2020, with strict measures in place for all users to continue to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Cataraqui Conservation and Full Authority Board (municipal representatives) recognize the health benefits our properties provide to... Read More

Maple Leaf Foods Suspends Operations in Brampton Poultry plant due to COVID-19

Maple Leaf Foods Suspends Operations in Brampton  Poultry plant due to COVID-19
MISSISSAUGA – Maple Leaf Foods, Inc. (TSX: MFI) President and CEO Michael McCain today issued a statement to update the company’s efforts to respond to COVID-19: “As a major food company in an essential industry, Maple Leaf Foods is doing everything possible to protect the health of our 13,000 team members while producing the food our customers in North America and Asia need now more than ever. Today, we... Read More

PETA Calls For Groundhogs’ Sanctuary Retirement

PETA Calls For Groundhogs’ Sanctuary Retirement
Punxsutawney, Pa. – Ahead of Groundhog Day, PETA sent a letter this morning urging The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club to retire Phil and another Punxsutawney groundhog to a reputable sanctuary and start using a cutting-edge animatronic groundhog that could actually predict the weather using artificial intelligence instead. “Gentle, vulnerable groundhogs are not barometers,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is offering the club a... Read More

Ontario Government Say They Are Moving to Improve Recycling Across Province to Producer Responsibility

Ontario Government Say They Are Moving to Improve Recycling Across Province to Producer Responsibility
BROCKVILLE — Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark says Ontario is moving to improve recycling across the province to address the serious problem of litter and plastic pollution as part of our Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan. Clark, in his capacity as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, joined Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks Jeff Yurek at Canada Fibers... Read More

ONTARIANS FEEL MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS NEED TO FIND SAVINGS AND CONTROL SPENDING BEFORE BEING GIVEN NEW TAX POWERS

ONTARIANS FEEL MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS NEED TO FIND SAVINGS AND CONTROL SPENDING BEFORE BEING GIVEN NEW TAX POWERS
Only one-third of Ontarians believe municipalities should have greater tax powers TORONTO, ON – Ontarians believe that their municipal governments could be much more efficient with use of their funding, with about 7-in-10 agreeing that a lot more could be done to find savings and control spending. According to new research from Navigator and commissioned by the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA), Ontarians... Read More

CRCA Presents Delta Waterfowl Nesting Structure Workshop on Feb. 3

CRCA Presents Delta Waterfowl Nesting Structure Workshop on Feb. 3
Kingston – For folks who want to learn more about local waterfowl of the Cataraqui Region, and ways to help their numbers thrive, the CRCA has the program for you. Join The 1000 Islands Delta Waterfowl Chapter for a family friendly duck nesting structure workshop. During the first part of the workshop you will learn about habitat, local waterfowl identification and... Read More

A speech ​by The Duchess of Sussex in New Zealand marking the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage

A speech ​by The Duchess of Sussex in New Zealand marking the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage
Good evening everyone. Your Excellencies, Prime Minister, Mr and Mrs Bridges, honoured guests, ladies and gentlemen, good evening – tēnā koutou katoa. ​Your Excellency, thank you for your warm welcome to Government House this evening, as well as for hosting me and Harry during our special time in New Zealand. ​We are proud to be able to join you tonight... Read More

A Speech by The Queen to mark the 100th Anniversary of The Royal Air Force

A Speech by The Queen to mark the 100th Anniversary of The Royal Air Force
Chief of the Air Staff, today is a very special day. Presenting the Royal Air Force with a New Queen’s Colour provides an opportunity to congratulate the Service for your remarkable contribution to Defence over the last hundred years. Tenacity, skill and gallantry have been your hallmarks, as you have helped to safeguard freedom and security in many parts of... Read More

A speech by The Duke of Cambridge at the handover of the Defence & National Rehab Centre to the nation

A speech by The Duke of Cambridge at the handover of the Defence & National Rehab Centre to the nation
Prime Minister, ladies and gentlemen, it is a huge honour and personal privilege for me to be here today. I have been the Patron of the DNRC for 4years and I have enjoyed every single moment of it.  I have seen the growth of an idea transfer into what we see today – and it is rare and immensely satisfying thing to have witnessed.  Every time I have come here, there... Read More