Ontario will conduct a review of the public holiday system under Part X of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) following feedback and discussions with stakeholders.
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The Northwestern Health Unit is encouraging individuals working or exploring the outdoors with family, friends, or pets to make small changes that can help to prevent tick bites.
There are two main tick species in Northwestern Ontario: wood (dog) ticks and blacklegged (deer) ticks.
Wood ticks have reddish-brown bodies and legs with white markings on their back.
In 1965, the idea to assist students entering the Faculty of Physical Education was presented by the Ladies' Auxiliaries of District 4 of the Manitoba Northwestern Ontario Command of the Royal Canadian Legion at the Biennial Convention.
Two new fires confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.
Red Lake Fire #28, located near Pikangikum First Nation, was listed as “not under control” at 0.1 hectares.
Thunder Bay Fire #18, near Sparks Lake, also was listed as “not under control” at 1.0 ha.
The Northwest Region saw 10 new forest fires by yesterday afternoon.
Lightning strikes in the vicinity of Umfreville Lake, located in Kenora District near the Manitoba border, were responsible for nine of the new fires.
A Quebec resident has been fined $2,000 for possessing an illegally-killed moose.
Mario Rodrigue of L'Islet was convicted at trial for possessing an illegally-killed bull moose under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.
He also received a two-year suspension from hunting big game in Ontario.
Chapple Heritage and Borderland Community Orchestra will present an evening of music on Tuesday, May 29 at the Barwick Hall.
There is no admission to attend but a free-will offering in support of the Chapple Museum would be appreciated.
The Borderland Community Orchestra is back with three performances this month, including one at Townshend Theatre here on May 22.
The orchestra has been entertaining the district for almost 20 years.
This year, the group's spring performance—entitled “Fairy Tales and Magical Stories”—will showcase eclectic music, guest performances, and the newly-established Borderland Choir.
The Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts came to a close last Tuesday (May 8) with the annual “Highlights Concert” at the Townshend Theatre.
Highlights Concert Awards
A Winnipeg area man has been fined a total of $3,000 for violations under the Public Lands Act while two others were given suspended sentences.
Garth Steek pleaded guilty and was fined $1,500 for erecting a structure without a permit, as well as $1,500 for disobeying a stop work order.
He also was issued a court order to remove the structure from the property.