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January 13th, 6:20 PM

Highway 17 between White River and Wawa closed, due to weather.  Click the link below for more information

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Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

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CN Police want you to Stay Safe this winter

No matter where you live, chances are you will face some challenging driving conditions in the months ahead. Freezing rain, snow, sleet, and whiteouts can make winter driving downright dangerous.

In fact, according to the Transportation Safety Board, there’s a spike in railway crossing incidents during the winter months. This is due to many factors, including:

·      Ice and snow making it harder for drivers to stop and manoeuvre their vehicles;

·      Snowy roads that hide pavement markings;

·      Blowing snow, fog, and sleet that reduce visibility;

·      Snowbanks and snow in trees reducing sight lines;

Reducing the likelihood of being in a serious car accident in winter starts with proper planning and knowing your rail-safety basics. 

Following these simple tips can help keep you safe when you encounter train tracks this winter:

Plan ahead and check the weather forecast before travelling—not only for your current location, but also for your final destination.  If conditions deteriorate while you're on the road, stop at the nearest town or rest area and wait until it's safe to continue driving.

Reduce your speed when road conditions are poor, it takes longer to stop.  Always slow down well in advance of a railway crossing.  The more time you have to react, the better chance you have of avoiding a collision.

Avoid distractions when approaching railway crossings turn off your radio and heating fans so you can listen for trains.  Reduced visibility and sounds from a storm can make it more difficult to see and hear if a train is coming.  Roll down your window—especially if it’s frosty or foggy—and look both ways before crossing the tracks.

Look for railway warning signs and signals snow may cover train tracks at a crossing, making them look like the road.  Look for warning signs and other indications that there is a railway crossing ahead so you can prepare to stop, especially when driving at night.

Use winter tires they have treads designed to grip ice and snow, so you will be less likely to slide on the road or into the side of a train.  All-season tires can begin to lose their traction when the temperature drops below 7°C.

Don’t drive impaired alcohol and drugs such as marijuana reduce your ability to pay attention, react quickly and make safe driving choices.

Remember "any time is train time".  Be rail-smart this winter: Look. Listen. Live..


Election Results

Algoma Manitoulin Kapuskasing Election Results



40,209 total votes

16,740 Carol Hughes - NDP

10,557 Dave Williamson - CON

9,760 Heather Wilson - LIB

145 Max Chapman - GRN

883 Dave Delisle - PPC

124 Le Marquis De Marmalade - RP 



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LCBO Closure Update

We have reached out to OPSEU for some comments on the impending closure of the LCBO store, and also to the  Communications Manager, LCBO
Communications & Corporate Affairs.  As soon as we have some comments from them, we will publish the content!  


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News Release

LCBO Update


HORNEPAYNE, ON, Sept. 23, 2019 /CNW/ - The municipal council of Hornepayne, a township north of Wawa, has joined with OPSEU in demanding that the LCBO abandon its irresponsible plan to privatize alcohol sales in the community.

"I'm not the least bit surprised the people of Hornepayne are outraged over this terrible scheme," said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. "Closing the community's real LCBO and replacing it with a fake 'LCBO Convenience Outlet' is like borrowing a buck and then paying back 50 cents.

"With a real LCBO, the community gets good jobs and can count on highly trained professionals making sure that alcohol doesn't get into the hands of kids and people who appear intoxicated," Thomas said.

"I think most folks in the Hornepayne area also know that shopping at an LCBO means they're supporting vital public services like health and education instead of putting dollars in the pockets of a few Ford cronies."

Last year, public opinion research by pollster Nik Nanos found Ontarians are 12 times more likely to choose a real LCBO store over private outlets in order to keep alcohol out of the hands of kids.

OPSEU Executive Board Member and Liquor Board Employee Division chair Jennifer Van Zetten added that the scheme wouldn't just hurt the people of Hornepayne – everybody in Ontario would pay the price.

"As an LCBO employee, I can tell you we are all incredibly proud to be working for an organization that returns all of its profits to the people of Ontario. That's money that we can invest in our hospitals, highways, and other public services," said Van Zetten. "With these privatized fake 'convenience outlets,' up to 10 per cent of the profits get skimmed off by the private sector."

Tara Maszczakiewicz, who is the Regional Vice President for the OPSEU region in which Hornepayne falls, says the LCBO needs to stop treating northern and rural areas as second-class communities.

"Over the past few years, OPSEU has fought hard to force the LCBO to back off on misguided plans to close stores and lay off staff in a number of small communities across the province," said Maszczakiewicz. "And the LCBO can count on us to fight hard against this closure."

OPSEU is fighting the expansion of private alcohol sales across the province with its "Keep it Public" campaign (www.keepitpublic.ca), which encourages people to shop at real LCBO outlets.

Thomas said OPSEU is also fighting the expansion with its collective agreement.

"It's right there in the contract: the employer does not get to close a real LCBO store and then re-open the next day as an outlet store," said Thomas. "The employer can avoid this losing fight by just doing the right thing: keep a real LCBO in Hornepayne."

SOURCE Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

For further information: OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas, 613-329-1931

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