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Diver dies after being injured at technical dive on the Judge Hart shipwreck

Aug 18, 2017 @ 08:46 After extensive medical treatment in Marathon, Thunder Bay and Burlington, the OPP have been informed that Scott Stitt has died in hospital. The OPP are continuing to investigate the cause of the incident. On Wednesday Aug 9, 2017 at approximately 1:00 p.m. members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call at Neys ...

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Impaired Driver forces other driver off road

On August 12, 2017, shortly after 5:30 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police responded to traffic complaint involving an impaired driver on Tenth Side Road in Jocelyn Township.   Investigation determined a southbound pickup truck with a lone driver entered the northbound lane on the Tenth Side Road and forced a northbound vehicle off the highway. The complainant and the ...

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City of SSM reaches Agreement in Principal with Municipal Tax Obligations

Aug 12, 2017 @ 08:09 The Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie wishes to advise that it has reached an agreement in principle with the Court approved SISP proponents concerning ESAI’s pre-petition, post-petition and ongoing municipal tax obligations. The agreement is subject to the final approval of City Council and the SISP proponents successfully exiting the CCAA process. ...

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SSM OPP have two Marine Calls in Three Hours – Marine Safety is Important!

Aug 8, 2017 @ 08:22 On August 6, 2017 at approximately 7:30 pm Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the Batchewana Police Service, Goulais Fire and Rescue and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a 911 marine distress call from Horseshoe Bay. The caller was a 13 year old female who was floating in a paddleboat with ...

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UPDATE – Woman dies in ATV Rollover

Aug 6, 2017 @ 10:17 – At approximately 4:20 pm on August 4, 2017 Batchewana First Nation Police (BFN) with the assistance of the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Batchewana Fire and Rescue attended the scene of a single all-terrain vehicle (ATV) rollover on an access gravel road at the end of Goulais Mission Road approximately 200 ...

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SSM Former Fire Chief Charged after Investigation of Alleged Criminal Wrongdoing

Aug 1, 2017 @ 14:58 The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Sault Ste. Marie area resident following an investigation relating to allegations of criminal wrongdoing. In December 2016, the Commissioner of the OPP received a request from the Chief of Sault Ste. Marie Police Service to conduct an external, independent and thorough investigation. The investigation was completed by the ...

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Tim Rochette – 2017 Ontario Conservation Officer of the Year

Jul 19, 2017 @ 08:38 Ontario Conservation Officer of the Year for 2017 has been named. Tim Rochette, a provincial investigator with the Special Investigations Services Unit has demonstrated his strong commitment to protecting natural resources, ensuring public safety, and mentoring fellow officers through his years of outstanding service and extensive community involvement. Some of his notable accomplishments include: Leading and executing many ...

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Three men charged in Argument between Boaters

On July 7, 2017, at approximately 8:10 p.m., members of the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call on Gong Lake in Handleman Township. The call for service involved in an altercation involving a group of people. An argument ensued and escalated between two boaters. Once the police investigation was complete, three males were arrested and charged. ...

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Aviation student awarded national bursary from Model Aeronautics Association of Canada

Jul 17, 2017 @ 08:39   Sault College Aviation student Ryan Petrie has been presented with the Jack McGillivray Memorial MAAC Bursary from Model Aeronautics Association of Canada (MAAC). Kevin McGrath, Past Vice President, Executive Committee Member and Zone Director Northern Ontario MAAC and Peter Smith, Vice President Soo Modellers awarded the $5,000 cheque to Ryan alongside Dr. Ron Common, ...

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Saying ‘Yes’ to Encore wins Thessalon $100,000 on LottoMax

Jul 17, 2017 @ 08:35 Thomas Chappell of Thessalon said ‘yes’ to Encore (May 12, 2017  Lotto Max) and won $100,000. Thomas matched six of the seven winning numbers on his Encore selection. Encore can be played in conjunction with most online lottery games for an extra $1. There is an Encore draw every day. The winning ticket was purchased at Valu-Mart on Main Street in Thessalon.  

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East Algoma Arrest Male for Public Intoxication and other charges

Jul 14, 2017 @ 10:36 On July 8, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) members received a call pertaining to an intoxicated male acting in an aggressive manner at a residence on Village Road in Serpent River, Ontario.   Police attended the residence to learn the male had already left. The intoxicated male was later located ...

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Manitouwadge Woman Charged with Impaired near Neys Provincial Park

On July 12, 2017 at approximately 5:45 p.m. officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment received a report regarding a possible impaired driver on highway 17 west of Marathon in the Jackfish Lake area. Officers patrolled the area and located the vehicle on highway 17 near Neys Provincial Park. A traffic stop was conducted and after further investigation ...

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Diving the St. Marys River: Hidden History Recovered

Jul 11, 2017 @ 08:03 On Wednesday, July 12, at 7 p.m., the Chippewa County Historical Society (CCHS) at 115 Ashmun Street, will host Tom Farnquist, Director Emeritus of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society, as he presents a program entitled Diving the St. Marys River: Hidden History Recovered. Tom was instrumental in helping CCHS acquire a wonderful gift, consisting of ...

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Accused identified in Spanish Homicide

Jul 9, 2017 @ 12:04 At approximately 12:00 p.m. on July 7, 2017, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested an individual in relation to the death of 68 year old George Chapman. The accused, 25-year old Jonathan JOBIN of Sables-Spanish Township, has been charged with: Second Degree Murder, contrary to section 235(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada ...

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