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  • Ontario Bringing High-Speed Internet to Remote First Nation Communities

    Ontario Bringing High-Speed Internet to Remote First Nation Communities

    Province improving access to education, skills training and business opportunities

    THUNDER BAY — The government is putting the people of Northern Ontario first by connecting five remote Matawa-member First Nation communities to fast, reliable and affordable Internet service. Today, Premier Doug Ford announced an investment of $30 million in the Matawa broadband project that will benefit more than 670 homes and institutions.

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  • Ontario Investing $765 Million to Build New Public Safety Radio Network

    Ontario Investing $765 Million to Build New Public Safety Radio Network

    Massive modernization will help thousands of emergency responders save lives

    KENORA — Today, the Ontario government announced a key step forward in its commitment to support the work of frontline and emergency responders across the province. The government has selected Bell Mobility to rebuild core components of the aging Public Safety Radio Network (PSRN). The $765 million agreement to reconstruct core infrastructure, replace outdated equipment and maintain the new radio network will help keep communities safe.

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  • Ontario Providing Tools to Help Make Remembrance Day and Memorial Ceremonies More Accessible for Everyone

    TORONTO — Each year, Ontarians attend Remembrance Day events across the province to honour the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve our country. In addition, memorial ceremonies are held year-round for heroic first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty. A wide range of Ontarians attend these events, including veterans, people with disabilities, seniors and families with strollers, and it is important to ensure that everyone can fully participate.

    News Release | Seniors and Accessibility
  • Ontario More Than Doubles Mental Health Funding for Students

    TORONTO — On World Mental Health Day, Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced an investment of nearly $40 million, more than double the funding from 2017-18, to advance student mental health in partnership with education groups. The government also announced that it will permanently fund approximately 180 frontline mental health workers in secondary schools (social workers, psychologists and psychotherapists) to reduce wait times and improve access to critical services.

    News Release | Education
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