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2009-03-2712:26:14Opposition members at Queen's Park aren't very happy with the provincial budget.Kenora-Rainy River M-P-P Howard Hampton says yesterday's budget isn't going to help ordinary...

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2009-03-2712:29:05Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle says the provincial budget contains a number of good news announcements for northwestern Ontario.The Liberal M.P.P. for...

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2009-03-2712:34:13Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty says he may have to delay next year's planned minimum wage hike.McGuinty says this year's increase to $9.75 an hour from $9.50 will go ahead as...

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2009-03-2712:35:34Shares of AbitibiBowater rose today as the newsprint maker continues to seek a debt restructuring plan with its debt holders.A deadline to reach a deal was moved to Friday at 4:00...

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2009-03-2712:38:38Ontario and Canadian flags purchased for Ontario's politicians must now be made in Canada and preferably in the province.Speaker Steve Peters issued the directive after several...

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2009-03-2712:43:16The Fort Frances Muskies have ended their run in this year's OFSSA boy's hockey championship in North Bay Friday morning with a 4-4 draw against Toronto's Senator O'Connor College...

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2009-03-2708:27:26Half of the workforce at C-B-C Radio in Thunder Bay are facing layoffs. The elimination of six employees are part of 800 being cut by the public broadcaster across the country....

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2009-03-2707:10:23The provincial government has some assistance for the ailing forestry sector in its new budget.Some 58-million dollars are being provided to extend the Northern Pulp and Paper Mill...

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2009-03-2707:17:55A published report suggests AbitibiBowater is making progress on its ability to have a debt restructuring plan accepted by U-S banks. The forest company was given another extension...

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2009-03-2707:20:10Boise Inc. officials in the United States are watching the situation with AbitibiBowater very closely.Vice president of Minnesota operations Terry Ward says Boise's International...

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2009-03-2707:28:13Flooding has forced the partial closure of Frog Creek Road in the township of Alberton.The closure is from Hill Road - east for two kilometers.There is no word how long the road...

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2009-03-2707:50:37The education director with the Rainy River District School Board says it has been as open as it can be with a Fort Frances resident who's asking the Education Minister Kathleen...

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2009-03-2707:09:12There is a smattering of programs in Ontario's budget aimed at shoring up northern Ontario's crucial sectors.Almost 650 million dollars will go into highway projects over the next...

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2009-03-2706:54:06Ontario unveiled its a recession-fighting budget Thursday. The highlight is a move to a single sales tax, one-thousand dollar payments to most households and cuts to income and...

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2009-03-272009-03-27The centrepiece of the budget is a tax reform package that cuts income tax and introduces a combined federal-provincial sales tax.Starting in July 2010, the provincial sales tax...

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