Michael Mantha says little progress is being made in the Ring of Fire despite the Liberals recent announcement. The provincial government announced on Thursday, the creation of the Ring of Fire Development Corporation, which is intended to bring First Nations together with the private and public sector. However, Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha says that he is disappointed with the announcement, as it has no details on the progress of the project or how this new corporation will function.
Buses Running as Planned
Despite contract talks, school buses will run in Nipissing. The Nipissing-Parry Sound Student Transportation Services says that talks are ongoing with CUPE Local 1165-6, and remain optimistic that the ongoing discussions will lead to an agreement. Despite the talks, school buses will be on the road on Tuesday for the first day of school. Parents are being reminded that during the peak period of September, it may take up to three weeks to process any transportation requests you may have.
High Strength Plates and Profiles Fined
A Lively business has been fined for the death of a worker. High Strength Plates and Profiles pleaded guilty after one of their employees were killed in May 2013, after a steel plate fell on top of the worker. The employee had only been at the facility for a short time, and was moving a 78 hundred pound steel plate with an overhead crane at the time of the incident. As a result, High Strength Plates and Profiles have been fined 110 thousand dollars.
Ian Heft Drops Out
There will be one less candidate on the ballot for Ward One. Ian Heft has announced that he is withdrawing his candidacy in the upcoming municipal election. Heft says that because of funding restrictions and being a student at Laurentian University, he has been forced to leave his job in order to afford to study at Laurentian, where he works. With Heft off the ballot, there are still five candidates in the running for Ward One.