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Ontario Supporting 200 Festivals and Events

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Ontario Supporting 200 Festivals and Events

This post was originally published on this siteCelebrate Ontario Program Boosting Local Tourism and Creating Jobs Ontario is investing $15.3 million to support 200 festivals and events across the province that will draw tourists, stimulate local economies and create jobs. Today, Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, announced 2016 Celebrate Ontario recipients. He […]

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Port Council to ask Region for better bus service for students

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Port Council to ask Region for better bus service for students

In a letter to Port Colborne Council, the Port Colborne Transit Advisory Committee asked for better bus services for students in Port Colborne going to Brock University and Niagara College. The letter submitted to council last Monday from the Transit Advisory Committee read “That Council request the Region to investigate a functional transit system that […]

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Port Colborne Wave girl’s hockey team honoured in council

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Port Colborne Wave girl’s hockey team honoured in council

The Port Colborne Midget/Intermediate girls Wave hockey team was recognized in last Monday’s regular meeting of Port Colborne council for their undefeated regular season play in the Greater Hamilton Girls Hockey League. “This is the first year the girls were in the Greater Hamilton Girls Hockey League,” Deputy Mayor Bea Kenny said. “Through their regular […]

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Energy Equipment Company Charged under Ontario’s Consumer Protection Act

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Energy Equipment Company Charged under Ontario’s Consumer Protection Act

This post was originally published on this siteThe Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has laid over 100 charges under the Consumer Protection Act against the Ontario Energy Group and its Director, Eugene Farber. The Ontario Energy Group supplies water heaters, furnaces and air conditioners door-to-door throughout Ontario. The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services […]

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Ontario Launches Second Round of Local Poverty Reduction Fund

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Ontario Launches Second Round of Local Poverty Reduction Fund

This post was originally published on this siteOntario is inviting community, broader public sector and Indigenous organizations to submit proposals for the second round of the Local Poverty Reduction Fund. The fund, announced in April 2015 and now in its second year, provides $50 million over six years to support innovative, local, community-driven solutions that measurably improve […]

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Ontario to Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Retirement Security

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Ontario to Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Retirement Security

This post was originally published on this siteToday Ontario intends to introduce legislation that will ensure every eligible employee is part of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) or a comparable workplace pension plan by 2020. The Ontario Retirement Pension Plan Act (Strengthening Retirement Security for Ontarians), 2016 would expand coverage to more than 4 […]

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