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  1. Several premiers heading south of the border to counter anti-trade sentimentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | Northern Life

    Several premiers are heading to the United States capital next month to push back against anti-trade sentiment south of the border. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he and several other provincial leaders are to spend June 5-7 in Washington, D.C., to promote the benefits of free trade.


  2. Column: We defend universal health care, so why not universal income?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2017 | Northern Life

    The government of Ontario has initiated a pilot project of distributing a guaranteed minimum income to 4,000 randomly selected Ontarians in three different communities . Ontario thus joins a growing number of jurisdictions taking seriously an idea that has been around for some time: Ensuring a universal basic income to all.


  3. PC Leader Brown says the Liberals are 'living in fantasy land' when it comes to hydroRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | Northern Life

    PC Leader Patrick Brown spoke at Nipissing University Wednesday as part of the FONOM Northeastern Municipal Conference. Photo by Stu Campaigne. 1 comment

  4. $5.8M booster shot for Health Sciences NorthRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2017 | Northern Life

    Sudbury MPP and Ontario Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault announced Friday that Health Sciences North will receive $5.8 million more in 2017-2018 to reduce wait times, among other initiatives. The province is providing Health Sciences North with an additional $5.8 million in operating funding for the coming year, Sudbury MPP and Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault announced Friday.


  5. Ontario hopes its new youth pharmacare plan spurs national programRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 | Northern Life

    Ontario's premier says she hopes a youth pharmacare plan presented this week in her government's budget helps spur a national drug coverage program. The provincial plan to cover more than 4,000 medications for Ontarians under 25, with no co-pay or deductible, at an annual cost of $465 million was the centrepiece of the Liberal government's balanced budget.


  6. Grits had chance to fix health care but failed: GelinasRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2017 | Northern Life

    Nickel Belt MPP France Gelinas says the Liberal pharmacare plan sounds like a watered-down version of the NDP's plan, which offers coverage to all Ontarians. File photo.


  7. The Canadian Press explains the Ontario budget's health care fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2017 | Northern Life

    After years of restricting health-care funding growth, the Ontario budget released Thursday promises new money to reduce wait times and increase capacity at overcrowded hospitals, as well as free prescription medication for children and youth. The budget promises to increase health-care spending by a total of $11.5 billion over the next three years.


  8. Student fined $25,000 for accessing personal health info without permissionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2017 | Northern Life

    An Ontario student has been fined $25,000 for accessing personal health information, which provincial officials say is the highest penalty of its kind ever in Canada. The Information and Privacy Commissioner's office says the masters of social work student was on an educational placement with a family health team in Central Huron when she accessed the information without authorization.


  9. Law Commission of Ontario report urges changes to power of attorney systemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 | Northern Life

    The Law Commission of Ontario is calling for broad changes to systems dealing with powers of attorney in the province The commission issued a report on Wednesday laying out 58 recommendations aimed at the Ontario government, the province's various professional colleges and even the court system. Executive Director Nye Thomas says most Ontarians are not clear about their legal obligations when they sign a power of attorney and become a substitute decision-maker for someone who is incapacitated.


  10. The Thursday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2017 | Northern Life

    CABBIE ACQUITTED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING INTOXICATED WOMAN: A Halifax judge has found a taxi cab driver not guilty of sexually assaulting a young woman who was found passed out in his cab. Judge Gregory Lenehan ruled in provincial court this week that the Crown failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the woman did not consent to having sex with the driver. 2 comments

  11. Ontario hydro bill reductions to ultimately cost ratepayers more...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2017 | Northern Life

    Soaring electricity bills in Ontario will see an average 17-per-cent cut this summer, a year before the provincial Liberals bid for re-election, but those savings will ultimately cost ratepayers billions in extra interest payments. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne acknowledged Thursday that the bill for the across-the-board-relief will eventually come due for ratepayers.


  12. Bill to end winter electricity disconnections sped through legislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2017 | Northern Life

    Ontario electricity distributors will no longer be allowed to disconnect customers' power in the winter if they don't pay their bills, which are steadily rising along with ratepayer anger. Hydro prices are the most pressing political issue currently facing the Liberal government, which has promised further relief after hearing from Ontarians that a new eight-per-cent rebate is not enough.


  13. British Columbia oysters may be making Ontarians ill, health official warnsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | Northern Life

    Ontario's acting Chief Medical Officer of Health is warning that two dozen cases of gastrointestinal illness may be linked to oysters from British Columbia. Dr. David McKeown says there have been 24 cases of gastrointestinal illness since January consistent with norovirus in people who reported eating raw or undercooked oysters.


  14. Special Events Administrative AssistantRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | Northern Life

    Provide administrative support for the department, including coordinating schedules and day-to-day activities of the Student Ambassadors, TFEE students, and the part-time Special Events Assistant. Provide administrative assistance to the Director and ensure support in the coordination, organization, and implementation of the varied student retention functions of the department.


  15. Provincial government to put brakes on Toronto highway toll...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2017 | Northern Life

    Premier Kathleen Wynne is set to deny the Toronto mayor's request for the ability to impose tolls on two major commuter highways, The Canadian Press has learned. An official with knowledge of the decision but who wasn't authorized to speak about it on the record said that it's about "affordability."


  16. Holdout provinces urged to reach health funding deals to prioritize patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 | Northern Life

    Mental health advocates want holdout provinces to end their funding standoff with Ottawa and strike deals to ensure struggling patients have access to critical front-line services. Louise Bradley, president of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, is cheering those provinces, including Saskatchewan, that signed bilateral deals with the federal government identifying mental health as a funding priority.


  17. Living close to high-traffic roadway raises dementia risk, study suggestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2017 | Northern Life

    People who live in close proximity to high-traffic roadways appear to have a higher risk of dementia than those who live farther away, say researchers, suggesting that air pollution from vehicles may be a factor in the development of the neurological disease. In a study published in this week's Lancet, researchers found that Ontario residents who lived within 50 metres of a highway or major road had a seven per cent increased likelihood of developing dementia compared to those who lived more than 300 metres away from such busy transportation routes.


  18. Ontario political parties start new year with tighter fundraising...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2016 | Northern Life

    The new year brings new restrictive fundraising rules for Ontario politicians as preparations for the general election in 18 months kick into high gear and each party deals with its own unique challenges. The Liberals spent much of 2016 under fire for what the opposition called cash-for-access fundraisers where lobbyists looking for government business forked over up to $10,000 for face time with the premier and cabinet ministers.


  19. Science North founding director appointed to Order of OntarioRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2016 | Northern Life

    David Pearson, the founding director of Science North, was appointed to the Order of Ontario on Dec. 14. File photo. Pearson is one of 26 people who were given the province's highest honour for 2016.


  20. A selection of quotes following first ministers meeting on climate...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2016 | Northern Life

    First ministers emerged from a day-long summit Friday hailing a pan-Canadian agreement on climate change. Saskatchewan's Brad Wall flatly refused to sign on while Manitoba's Brian Pallister withheld his signature to protest the lack of a deal on health care funding.


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