OH: All News Stories found on OurHometown.ca http://www.ourhometown.ca/news/ Here you will find a listing of all News stories found on OurHometown.ca Minister of Education on OECTA's Next Strike Actionhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL2007.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL2007.phpToday, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to OECTA's announced one-day, province-wide strike: "Strikes by the teachers' unions have resulted in millions of student days lost. Fri, 28 Feb 2020 15:03:23 +0000OSSTF to hold one-day walkout in selected locations on March 5, 2020http://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL2006.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL2006.phpPictured above is Harvey Bischof, OSSTF President. On Thursday, March 5, education workers and teachers represented by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) in certain school boards (see attached fact sheet) will take part in another one-day, full withdrawal of services in selected locations across Ontario. OSSTF/FEESO members in other school boards across the province will continue to engage in activities that draw attention to the dangers the Ford government’s agenda poses to publicly-funded education in Ontario. Fri, 28 Feb 2020 14:58:50 +0000Windsor Essex Health Unit Statement - Coronavirushttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL2005.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL2005.phpDr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health for the Windsor-Essex Health County Unit. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) continues to monitor the current global outbreak and are working with our health system partners to respond if any case of COVID-19 shows up in our community. At this point, I want to reassure the community that there are currently no cases locally and 6 confirmed cases in Ontario. Fri, 28 Feb 2020 10:42:30 +0000OECTA to hold province wide Strike on March 5http://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL2000.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL2000.phpPictured is Liz Stuart, President of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA). The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that it is planning a one-day, province-wide walkout on Thursday, March 5. Teachers in publicly funded Catholic district school boards across Ontario will not be reporting to work or performing any of their teaching duties. Fri, 28 Feb 2020 05:56:36 +0000WEtech Alliance Releases Tech Connect Report Findingshttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL2004.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL2004.phpToday, WEtech Alliance released its “Tech Connect” report, the culmination of a seven-month exploration of the tech sector in the Windsor-Essex region made possible through the generous support of the Local Employment Planning Council led by Workforce WindsorEssex. Tech Connect is an initiative to determine how best to support the tech community to engage talent and employers. Fri, 28 Feb 2020 05:53:04 +0000Masse re-elected as Vice-Chair to the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Grouphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL2003.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL2003.phpWindsor West MP Brian Masse was re-elected as Vice-Chair to the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group Wednesday night at the Group’s Annual General Meeting for the eighth time since 2006. He is honoured to represent Canada in the United States in this capacity and to continue his work with leaders on both sides of the Canada-United States border to advance issues of concern. Fri, 28 Feb 2020 04:38:07 +0000Prime Minister to host First Ministers’ Meeting and meeting with national Indigenous leadershttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL2002.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL2002.phpThe Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that the next First Ministers’ Meeting will take place in Ottawa on March 13, 2020. This will be the sixth First Ministers’ Meeting the Prime Minister has hosted since 2015. The Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland, will join the Prime Minister. Fri, 28 Feb 2020 04:33:42 +0000FCA to eliminate third shift at Windsor Assembly Plant in Junehttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL2001.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL2001.phpFCA notified Unifor today that it will return the Windsor Assembly Plant to a traditional two-shift operation, beginning June 29. As a result of this action, approximately 1,500 people will be affected. This decision comes as the Company works to align volumes with demand while phasing out production of the Dodge Grand Caravan at the end of May. Fri, 28 Feb 2020 04:27:25 +0000City of Pickering response to Nuclear Emergency alert issued in errorhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1999.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1999.phpAs you are all aware, a false nuclear alert was issued province-wide on January 12, 2020. This significant error created a great deal of angst in our community and beyond. Consequently, the Solicitor General, Sylvia Jones, and our MPP, Peter Bethlenfalvy committed to having a full investigation conducted on the matter. Thu, 27 Feb 2020 11:34:02 +0000Government statement following False Alarm at Pickering Nuclear Planthttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1998.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1998.phpToday, Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General, issued the following statement about the investigation into the emergency alert error: "On the morning of January 12th, an emergency alert regarding the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station was sent across Ontario in error. Our government regrets the serious concern many people felt as a result of the alert. Thu, 27 Feb 2020 11:14:07 +0000Poor driving behaviours lead to collisions, not poor driving conditions - OPPhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1997.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1997.phpBetween the evening of February 26, 2020 and the morning of February 27, 2020 the Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to seven tractor trailer collisions and three motor vehicle collisions along Highway 401 in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Poor driving behaviours are a leading cause of collisions that occur during the winter months, not poor driving conditions. Thu, 27 Feb 2020 08:37:17 +0000The Husband of Ontario’s Fifth Coronavirus Case Now Confirmed Positivehttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1996.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1996.phpToday, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, confirmed that the husband of Ontario's fifth case of COVID-19 has tested positive for the virus. The man, in his 60s, is currently in self-isolation. Thu, 27 Feb 2020 07:48:59 +0000All School buses in Windsor-Essex are running this morninghttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1995.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1995.phpWindsor Essex Student Transportation Services is confirming this morning that all buses are operational for Thursday February 27, 2020. Thu, 27 Feb 2020 06:09:49 +0000Lyn St. James to Race in Historic Trans-Am Series at the 2020 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prixhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1994.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1994.phpLyn St. James, recognized as one of the top 100 female athletes of the century by Sports Illustrated, will race in the Historic Trans-Am Series events during Grand Prix weekend on Belle Isle. Thu, 27 Feb 2020 05:44:22 +0000Highway 401 to widen between Tilbury and Londonhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1993.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1993.phpThe province took the next step to deliver on its commitment to improve safety on Highway 401 between Tilbury and London. Ontario is proceeding with an Expression of Interest to procure a contractor to widen and install concrete median barriers on the first 11 km of the project between Tilbury and Merlin Road in Chatham-Kent. Thu, 27 Feb 2020 05:00:57 +0000United States Coast Guard rescues male from Lake St. Clairhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1992.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1992.phpOn February 23, 2020, at approximately 6:43 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Chatham-Kent detachment responded to a marine incident. They received a call of a man who had fallen through the ice on Lake St. Clair. Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:05:34 +0000AEFO cancels Provincial Walk Out due to weather forecasthttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1991.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1991.phpAEFO is cancelling its provincial walk out this Thursday February 27, because of the havy snowfall being forecasted in many regions of Ontario. This cancellation has nothing to do with bowing down to the demands of the government and the school boards, and everything to do with ensuring AEFO members' safety on picket lines. Wed, 26 Feb 2020 10:47:25 +0000New case of Coronavirus confirmed in Torontohttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1990.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1990.phpToday, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, confirmed a new positive case of COVID-19 in Toronto. The sample is awaiting confirmation and it has been sent to the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg. On February 24, 2020, a woman in her 60s presented herself at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre's emergency department with a travel history to Iran. Wed, 26 Feb 2020 07:49:55 +0000Ontario Modernizing Delivery of Home and Community Carehttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1989.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1989.phpToday, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, was at Michael Garron Hospital, a member of the East Toronto Health Partners Ontario Health Team, to announce Ontario's plan to enable integrated and innovative models of home and community care through the introduction of the Connecting People to Home and Community Care Act. Wed, 26 Feb 2020 04:45:07 +0000License plate fiasco continues with concerns over readability at U.S. border: NDPhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1988.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1988.phpAs concerns mount about the Ford government’s botched license plates, MPP Jennifer French, NDP critic for Transportation, continued to pressure the government to stop issuing the new blue plates, the latest criticism being that they are unreadable in bright sunlight and by various scanners. 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