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  1. Public Services and Procurement Canada would like to provide an update on the LaSalle Causeway closure
  2. On April 11, 2024, Gary Nishikawara, an inmate from Millhaven Institution’s Regional Treatment Centre, died while in our custody.
  3. On April 9, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized at Collins Bay Institution, a multi-level security federal institution.
  4. On April 7, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Joyceville Institution, a multi-level security federal institution.
  5. Between March 28 and April 1, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, multiple packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Collins Bay Institution, a multi-level security federal institution.
  6. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Jenna Sudds, will be in Kanata to talk about investing in economic growth and productivity.
  7. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronauts Jeremy Hansen and David Saint-Jacques, will participate in events in Montreal and Niagara Falls to highlight a rare celestial event, the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.
  8. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to provide an update on the closure of the LaSalle Causeway, following the public notice issued on April 2.
  9. Between March 26 and 27, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, multiple packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Collins Bay Institution, a multi-level security federal institution.
  10. Between March 31 and April 1, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Joyceville Institution, a multi-level security federal institution.
  11. 598 Vehicles recovered as a result of Project Vector
  12. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise users that the LaSalle Causeway is fully closed to all public access, including vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians, until further notice.
  13. OPP and CBSA announce the results of an ongoing interprovincial auto theft investigation
  14. On March 28, 2024, Basil Borutski, an inmate from Millhaven Institution, died while in our custody of apparent natural causes.
  15. On March 26, 2024, Wayne Lockhart, an inmate from Bath Institution, died while in our custody.
  16. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that there will be an alternating lane closure on the Chaudière Crossing for repair work.
  17. Members of the media are invited to an announcement with the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth; and the Honourable Arif Virani, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.
  18. Between March 23 and 24, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Beaver Creek Institution, a multi-level security federal institution.
  19. On March 23, 2024, David Kreindl, an inmate from Collins Bay Institution, died while in our custody.
  20. Guelph is receiving a federal investment of $13.5 million to support the construction of a new central library.
  21. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, and His Worship Cam Guthrie, Mayor of the City of Guelph.
  22. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise users that the LaSalle Causeway will be fully closed to motorists due to a major rehabilitation project.
  23. The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents of Thunder Bay, Ontario that the CCGS Samuel Risley will carry out icebreaking operations in the area on or around March 22, 2024. The purpose of this operation is to break up the ice to allow commercial vessels safe and efficient movement.
  24. Our search and rescue stations on the Great Lakes are open for the season. Remember that waterways remain very cold at this time of year and take much longer to warm up than the air. Make sure to be safe when out on the water.
  25. The new Aroland First Nation Elders Lodge (ᑭᒋᐦᐊᐧᐃᑲᒥᒃ), will provide Elders in the community with a comfortable place to call home and live independently while receiving needed care. The federal government is supporting this lodge with an investment of over $20.5 million from the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program.
  26. The historic Canada Maltings administrative office in Eireann Quay will undergo a major restoration and renovation through an investment of more than $4.5 million from the federal government. The project is also being funded by the Government of Ireland and the Canada Ireland Foundation.
  27. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise users that the LaSalle Causeway will be fully closed to motorists due to a major rehabilitation project.
  28. The federal government is investing $8,402,140 through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to support 9 transit projects. The Government of Ontario is contributing $6,489,680 and the City of Thunder Bay is contributing over $4,579,526.
  29. Exciting transformations are on the horizon for Thunder Bay's public transportation infrastructure, fueled by a combined investment of almost $19.5 million from the federal government, the provincial government, and the City of Thunder Bay.
  30. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to inform users that there will be lane closures towards Ottawa and Gatineau on the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge to accommodate repair work.
  31. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that there will be an alternating lane closure on the Chaudière Crossing for construction work.
  32. On March 9, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized at Joyceville Institution, a multi-level security federal institution.
  33. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs, announced a federal investment of more than $195,000 to King’s College London to expand their Repository of Extremist Aligned Documents (READ).
  34. On March 12, 2024, Public Safety Canada announced a federal investment of $195,231 over three years to King’s College London to expand their Repository of Extremist Aligned Documents (READ). This funding was made possible through the Community Resilience Fund (CRF).
  35. We are pleased to support the 50th annual Little Native Hockey League (LNHL) tournament by providing $100,000 so First Nation youth, families, and team staff can participate in the week-long activities.
  36. The City of Sault Ste. Marie will soon receive upgrades to its municipal transit after a combined investment of almost $7.8 million from the federal government, the provincial government, and City of Sault Ste. Marie.
  37. The federal government is investing $3,104,040 through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream (PTIS) of ICIP to support 3 public transit projects across Sault Ste. Marie. The Government of Ontario is contributing $2,586,442 and the City of Sault Ste. Marie is contributing $2,090,173.
  38. FedDev Ontario invests $525,000 into Spa-Dent Inc. to meet the growing demand for its eco-friendly oral care products and create 10 jobs
  39. Between March 2 and 5, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, multiple packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Collins Bay Institution, a multi-level security federal institution.
  40. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, Ross Romano, Member of Provincial Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of Prabmeet Sarkaria, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation, and His Worship Matthew Shoemaker, Mayor of Sault Ste. Marie.
  41. The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), along with Valerie Bradford, Member of Parliament for Kitchener South-Hespeler, will make an announcement in support of a Cambridge-based dental care manufacturer.
  42. On March 4, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized at Joyceville Institution, a multi-level security federal institution.
  43. The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, met today with Commandant Admiral Linda L. Fagan at the United States Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., to discuss the close partnership between the two coast guards on maritime safety and protection. This visit comes on the heels of the Canadian and United States Coast Guards signing an updated Memorandum of Understanding on February 15, 2024, renewing the two organizations’ coordination of icebreaking and buoy tending operations on the Great Lakes, connecting waterways, and the shared portion of the St. Lawrence River.
  44. Minister O’Regan to meet with seniors in Sault Ste. Marie
  45. The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing more than $1 million through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) to support the productivity and growth of businesses in the province’s maple syrup sector.
  46. The future Whitby Sports Complex will be an accessible, net-zero carbon facility after a federal investment of $25 million from the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program.
  47. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with MP Ryan Turnbull and Mayor Elizabeth Roy.
  48. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that there will be an alternating lane closure on the Chaudière Crossing for sidewalk installation work.
  49. February 29, 2024, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Collins Bay Institution, a multi-level security federal institution.
  50. The Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health, and Dr. Leigh Chapman, Chief Nursing Officer for Canada, will hold a news conference to announce an initiative to improve the well-being and retention of nurses across Canada.