Ontario Helping Underprivileged Youth Start Careers in Construction

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Investment will train young people for good jobs in the skilled trades SCARBOROUGH — The Ontario government is investing over $600,000 to help 390 young people from underrepresented backgrounds train for and secure apprenticeships in the construction sector. The funding will open doors to careers in the plumbing, steam fitting, electrical, elevator mechanic and refrigeration trades through programs delivered by …

Yukon announces major expansion of $10 a day child care

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Ottawa – Every child deserves the best possible start in life, and all parents should have the ability to build both a family and career. Yet, too many families across Canada lack access to affordable, inclusive, and high-quality child care. The global COVID-19 pandemic has also made it clear that without access to child care, too many parents – especially …

Brampton celebrates Emancipation Day with food truck festival on Aug 1

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BRAMPTON – On August 1, the City of Brampton invites you to celebrate Emancipation Day, recognized globally as the day to commemorate the abolition of slavery of people of African descent. The event will begin with an in-person flag raising at Ken Whillans Square at 10am, followed by a food truck festival, including music and entertainment, from noon to 8pm …

Home Stretch Vaccine Push moves to Taylor-Massey neighbourhood in east

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Toronto – Following two successful Home Stretch Vaccine Push initiatives, including in the north and west end of the city and #VaxTheNorth in North York this past weekend, Team Toronto is moving its vaccine efforts east to Taylor-Massey, currently among the lowest vaccinated neighbourhoods in the city. Led by the City and Michael Garron Hospital, alongside East Toronto Health Partners …

Toronto Public Health confirms 1st positive mosquito pools for West Nile virus in 2021

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Toronto – Toronto Public Health (TPH) received confirmation of two mosquito pools in the city that have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). These are the first positive pool tests for WNV in Toronto this year. WNV is an infection transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. TPH conducts mosquito surveillance from mid-June until mid-September every …

Investing $2.8M in 3 Local Businesses to Boost Growth in Barrie

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Ontario Supports $19.6 Million Surge in Regional Economy with $2.8 Million in Regional Development Program Investment BARRIE – The Ontario government is supporting innovation and helping to strengthen local economies by investing more than $2.8 million in three Barrie-area businesses through the Regional Development Program. This support is part of a total investment of $19.6 million by local businesses and …

Supporting Four Community-Based Infrastructure Projects with Over $11.7M in Loans

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Ontario’s ongoing investments build local priority infrastructure Ontario – The Ontario government continues to support municipalities and other community partners through Infrastructure Ontario’s (IO) Loan Program by providing affordable, long-term financing for infrastructure development and renewal. The Loan Program is just one way that Ontario is working with local partners to improve the quality of life in communities across the …

Providing additional funding to support essential air access to remote First Nation communities in Ontario

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TORONTO — The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for Northern and remote First Nation communities which depend on supply chains for the delivery of essential goods and services. As the pandemic evolves, Canada and Ontario continue to work with remote First Nation communities and the air industry to address the unique needs of these communities. Today, Canada’s Minister of …

Forty New Electric Vehicle Chargers Coming to Trois-Rivières

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Quebec – The Government of Canada is building a low-emissions energy future to strengthen the economy, create good, middle-class jobs and support our natural resource sectors. François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, on behalf of Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, today announced $435,000 to install forty electric vehicle (EV) chargers in various locations in Trois-Rivières. This …