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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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Vanhof Writes Wynne About LCBO Closure in Larder Lake

Aug 4, 2017 @ 08:07   August 3, 2017 The Honourable Kathleen Wynne Premier of Ontario Room 281, Main Legislative Building, Queen’s Park Toronto, Ontario M7A 1A1 Dear Premier Wynne, The LCBO has closed its outlet in Larder Lake. I am writing to you directly because the Minister of Finance has not responded to any of my enquiries to date. ...

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NDP Statement on Public Inquiry into Long-Term Care Facilities

Aug 4, 2017 @ 08:07 Ontario NDP Critic for Home and Long-Term Care and Seniors’ Affairs Teresa Armstrong has issued the following statement on the public inquiry into the safety of Ontario’s long-term care facilities:   “Today I attended the news conference in London announcing the details of the public inquiry into the safety of long-term care homes. It’s clear ...

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Slow Down, Move Over!

Aug 3, 2017 @ 21:41 The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) this Civic Day Long Weekend (August 4, 2017-August 7, 2017) will be conducting a Slow Down, Move Over enforcement and education campaign. With heavy traffic volumes expected throughout the province, highways and roads will see a greater presence of roadside emergency vehicles, making it a particularly important time for drivers to ...

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TSB recommends the use of leading indicators to help better focus track inspections following 2015 derailment near Gogama, Ontario

Aug 3, 2017 @ 14:54 Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is recommending that Transport Canada (TC) incorporate predictive data on rail surface conditions to help better focus its targeted regulatory track inspections. The Board’s recommendation (R17-02) was issued as part of its investigation (R15H0021) into the March 2015 derailment and fire involving a Canadian National (CN) freight ...

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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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Impaired Driver Charged in Motorcyclist’s Death

On Monday, July 31, 2017 at approximately 10:39pm, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) as well as Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and Gorham Fire Department responded to a two vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and a truck. The collision occurred at the intersection of Highway 589 and Kam Current Road in Gorham ...

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Death of Boater on Grassy Narrows Lake

Jul 30, 2017 @ 22:36 Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are currently investigating the death of a boater on Grassy Narrows Lake. On Saturday, July 29, 2017, Treaty Three Police Service notified the OPP of a missing man on Grassy Narrows Lake. Police were advised that four individuals had overturned a boat and fallen ...

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OPP use Clay Facial Reconstruction in Hopes of Identification

  At a news conference today, the OPP in partnership with the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service and the Office of the Chief Coroner unveiled a three-dimensional model of what is believed to be a young male. Police hope the reconstruction will prompt the public, friends, or co-workers from that time to provide new information to identify the individual and bring resolution ...

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Search Expands for Missing Male – James Begg

The Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 39 year old male from Kenora. He was reported missing to police on Friday, July 21, 2017. James BEGG was last seen in the downtown area of Kenora on July 16, 2017. He is described as an indigenous male, 5’11, larger build, ...

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Hillsport Man has over 50 Firearms seized, and other charges

Jul 25, 2017 @ 07:03 Members of the Marathon and Manitouwadge Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a firearms related call in the town of Hillsport on July 23, 2017 at approximately 7:30am. As a result of their investigation, one male was taken into custody without incident. Further, a search warrant was executed resulting in the seizure ...

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Driver of Car Charged with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing Death – Motorcyclist Dies from Injuries in Collision

Jul 20, 2017 @ 17:17 On Sunday, July 16, 2017 at approximately 8:40 am, officers from the Greenstone Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Greenstone Fire Service and Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a motor vehicle collision between a car and a motorcycle on Highway 11 at Kenogamisis Dam Road. During this investigation the ...

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Ontario to tranform early years and child care system with Dr. Cleveland’s Help

Jul 20, 2017 @ 16:47 The Ontario Provincial government has appointed Dr. Gordon Cleveland to lead a study that will create a child care system that makes child care universally accessible and affordable to all Ontario families. “I’m honoured to be part of Ontario’s plan to transform its early years and child care system – including this study, which will look ...

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