Ontario News

The Ontario News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. Today, Chief Andy Rickard of Garden River First Nation; the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations; and the Honourable Greg Rickford, Ontario Minister of Indigenous Affairs, are announcing funding of $1,485,770 in support of the Garden River First Nation Survivors Project to assist with this important work.
  2. Correctional Service Canada (CSC) advises that three inmates in the medium security unit of Beaver Creek Institution in Ontario have tested positive for COVID-19. The health and safety of our employees, inmates and the public continue to be our top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize spread of the virus within the institution.
  3. On January 24, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, packages containing contraband were seized at Joyceville Institution, a multi-security facility.
  4. Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament for Glengarry–Prescott–Russell, and Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, will announce a federal investment to improve high-speed Internet access in rural regions of Ontario.
  5. Adam van Koeverden, Member of Parliament for Milton, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, will announce a federal investment to improve high-speed Internet access in rural areas near Flamboro and Limehouse, Ontario.
  6. The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents of Owen Sound that Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Griffon will be working in the area on or about January 21, 2022. The purpose of this operation is to break ice so commercial vessels can navigate safely in and out of the area.
  7. The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $4 million dollars through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) to give farmers improved access to veterinary services when and where they need it.
  8. Today, the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced a combined investment of nearly $4 million to support the scale-up and growth of two businesses: iS5 Communications Inc. and Crypto4A Technologies Inc. This combined investment will create 45 jobs and maintain more than 90 jobs, as well as leverage nearly $14 million in private sector support to the region.
  9. The Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement supporting digital technologies. The Minister will be joined by Anita Vandenbeld, Member of Parliament for Ottawa West−Nepean, and Iqwinder Gaheer, Member of Parliament for Mississauga−Malton.
  10. Today, the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced a total investment of $8.5 million for four innovative businesses: Equispheres Inc., The Crump Group Inc., Fourmark Manufacturing Inc. and BIG-nano Corporation.
  11. Today, the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced a total investment of $8.5 million to four innovative businesses. This consists of support for the following projects:
  12. Today, the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, announced a $500,000 repayable contribution for Zappia Fine Foods Ltd., operating as Via Oliveto Bakery. This funding will allow the company to outfit its new Barrie facility with a leading-edge bakery production line, including a tunnel oven and mixer. With this support, Via Oliveto Bakery will quadruple its production, launch new products such as flatbread pretzels, and secure new contracts with large retailers. The contribution will leverage $1.5 million in private investment.
  13. The Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement to support the manufacturing sector. The Minister will be joined by the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Oakville; Valerie Bradford, Member of Parliament for Kitchener South–Hespeler; Jenna Sudds, Member of Parliament for Kanata–Carleton; and Shafqat Ali, Member of Parliament for Brampton Centre.
  14. The Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement regarding support for a family-owned manufacturer in Barrie.
  15. Sarnia, Ontario – The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents in the areas of Fisher Harbour and Midland that the CCGS Griffon will carry out icebreaking operations, starting on or about January 11, 2022, for Midland, and January 13, 2022, for Fisher Harbour. The purpose of this operation is to break ice so commercial vessels can navigate safely in and out of the areas.
  16. The Canadian Coast Guard’s (CCG) annual icebreaking season on the Great Lakes, which provides assistance to the shipping industry, is underway. Working in partnership with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) District 9, the CCG has two icebreakers assigned to the Great Lakes for the entire winter season: CCGS Griffon and CCGS Samuel Risley. These vessels are supported as required by additional CCG vessels after the St. Lawrence Seaway reopens in March 2022.
  17. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of an alternating lane reduction on the LaSalle Causeway for repair work.
  18. Correctional Service Canada (CSC) advises that four inmates at Millhaven Institution have tested positive for COVID-19.
  19. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) work together to uphold laws governing the illegal cross-border movement of contraband goods, including cannabis.
  20. Correctional Service Canada (CSC) advises that eight inmates at Warkworth Institution have tested positive for COVID-19.
  21. On December 20, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized at Collins Bay Institution, a multi-security facility.
  22. Sarnia, Ontario – The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents of Thunder Bay, Ontario that the United States Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Katmai Bay will carry out icebreaking operations in the area, starting on or about December 22, 2021. The purpose of this operation is to break ice so commercial vessels can navigate safely in and out of the area.
  23. Today, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Member of Parliament Lloyd Longfield announced an investment up to $275,000 to Farm & Food Care Ontario, through the AgriCompetitiveness Program, to help Canadian consumers learn more about food production, farming and the people who work in the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sectors.
  24. On December 17, 2021, Stephane Bissonnette, an inmate from Millhaven Institution’s Regional Treatment Centre, died while in our custody.
  25. The locating of unmarked graves at former residential school sites across Canada is a tragic reminder of the abuse that many Indigenous People have experienced. The Government of Canada is working with Survivors, Indigenous leaders and affected families and communities as part of efforts to address historical wrongs and the lasting physical, emotional, mental and spiritual harms related to the legacy of residential schools.
  26. CBSA and RCMP extradite individual for allegedly counselling many to commit immigration fraud
  27. Ottawa, Ontario – Members of the media are invited to participate in a technical briefing via teleconference about the Canadian Coast Guard’s upcoming remediation work on the shipwreck of La Grande Hermine, on Lake Ontario.
  28. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of an alternating lane closure on the LaSalle Causeway for repair work.
  29. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Northern Ontario Region (NOR) today released operational and enforcement highlights covering the period from January 1 to October 31, 2021.
  30. Gatineau, Quebec, December 8, 2021 – Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise users that the Alexandra Bridge will be closed to motorists for the stormwater infrastructure work conducted by the National Capital Commission (NCC) .
  31. The lockdown put in place at Bath Institution on December 2, 2021, has ended and an exceptional search has been completed. The institution has resumed its normal operations.
  32. On December 2, 2021, at approximately 7:20 pm, a lockdown was put in place at Bath Institution, a medium security federal institution, to enable staff members to perform an exceptional search.
  33. From November 16 to November 23, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, several packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Collins Bay Institution, a multi-security facility.
  34. Investment supports Polar Sapphire, a growing Canadian cleantech company, and will help Canada meet its ambitious climate objectives
  35. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced an investment of $3.8 million in Barrie-based Cobric Chemicals through Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). This is the first SDTC investment in Cobric Chemicals and part of a partnership that will further the company as an industry leader in waste-recycling services.
  36. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario, announced an investment of $3.7 million in Timmins-based Mikro-Tek through Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). This is the second SDTC investment in Mikro-Tek and part of a continuing collaboration that will help the company commercialize its improved forest management technology, which is designed to capture carbon from the atmosphere.
  37. Accessibility Standards Canada and CSA Group are proud to announce that they are collaborating on the development of three accessibility standards.
  38. The Canadian Coast Guard’s seasonally operated search and rescue stations on the Great Lakes, Georgian Bay, and St. Lawrence River in Ontario are closing on the following dates:
  39. On November 22, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, two packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Beaver Creek Institution, a multi-security facility. As a result, the Ontario Provincial Police investigated and recovered several more packages near the institution.
  40. On November 22, 2021, Christopher Anderson, an inmate from Warkworth Institution, died while in our custody of apparent natural causes.
  41. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise users that the Alexandra Bridge will be closed to motorists for the stormwater infrastructure work conducted by the National Capital Commission/
  42. The governments of Canada and Ontario are protecting the mental health of farmers and their families by investing more than $7 million dollars through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to launch two, new multi-year mental health initiatives that are specialized to support those in the agriculture sector.
  43. Today, the Minister of Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Bill Blair, confirmed that the Government of Canada has approved a Request for Federal Assistance from the Province of Ontario to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic in remote Northern Ontario communities, including remote First Nations fly-in communities.
  44. The governments of Canada and Ontario are committing up to $7 million to rapidly increase processing capacity in meat processing plants across the province.
  45. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists that the Alexandra Bridge will remain open to vehicular traffic on Saturday, November 13, and Sunday, November 14, from 7 am to 5 pm, following the cancellation of a planned closure.
  46. Canadians have many reasons to show gratitude to our Veterans. Whether for the freedoms and peace that we enjoy at home today, or for the peace they helped establish and maintain around the world.
  47. Canadians have many reasons to show gratitude to our Veterans. Whether for the freedoms and peace that we enjoy at home today, or for the peace they helped establish and maintain around the world.
  48. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of the full closure of the Burlington Canal Lift Bridge for maintenance work.
  49. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise users that the Alexandra Bridge boardwalk will remain open from Tuesday, November 9, to Thursday, November 11, from 9 am to 3 pm, following the cancellation of a planned boardwalk reduction.
  50. On November 4, 2021, at approximately 3:00 pm, a staff member was assaulted at Collins Bay Institution, a multi-level security federal institution. The injured staff member was evaluated and treated at an outside hospital.