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Two Serious collisions involving Commercial Motor Vehicles near Marathon

Jun 15, 2017 @ 16:40 Members of the Marathon detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to two separate motor vehicle collisions that occurred on Highway 17 in less than a twelve hour period. June 15, 2017 at 02:19 a.m.; OPP, Marathon Fire Department (MFD), and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were called to Highway 17, Brothers Township approximately 60km ...

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The Only Northern Voice in the Next Election

Jun 15, 2017 @ 10:00 The Northern Ontario Party will be a strong voice to speak on behalf of its citizens. Unlike the other Greater Toronto Area parties, we intend on having candidates that will represent you the citizen, rather than representing a political party’s agenda or a special interest group. There is no doubt we will face challenges, confront ...

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Severe Flood Damage Jeopardizes Future of Churchill, Manitoba

Jun 14, 2017 @ 08:30 Future of rail service to Churchill, Manitoba is in peril. Damage this year from flooding includes 19 places where the track bed is washed out and at least five bridges are damaged. Citing a short construction season, the Company, Omnitrax says all the repairs cannot be completed. The inspection alone will cost more than $500,000 ...

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Transport Fire on Hwy 69 – Closes Highway and causes bush fire

On Monday, June 12, 2017 at 12:09 p.m., members of the West Parry Sound Ontario Provincial Police received a call for service on Highway 69, approximately 1km north of Wood Duck Trail, involving a fire. Investigation has since revealed that a tractor trailer was travelling on Highway 69 when it sustained a mechanical issue. The operator had stopped the tractor ...

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East Algoma OPP Charge Tractor Trailer Driver with impaired

(BLIND RIVER, ON) – On June 12, 2017, shortly before 8:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint involving a westbound tractor trailer on Highway 17, east of Blind River. Police later located the tractor trailer on Highway 17 entering Blind River and initiate a traffic stop. When speaking ...

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Marathon Woman Charged with Alcohol-Related Offences in Hearst

An Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer charged a woman for alcohol-related offences this past weekend.   On June 10, 2017, at approximately 8:00 p.m., police observed the driver of an off-road vehicle committing Highway Traffic Act (HTA) infractions on O’Connor Road in Kendall Township.   Police investigation revealed that the driver had consumed alcohol. Taylor LEDUC, 20 of Marathon, Ontario ...

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East Algoma OPP Blind River – Cocaine located in vehicle

On June 6, 2017, shortly after 4:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on regular patrol on Woodward Avenue in the Town of Blind River. As an OPP officer passed a parked motor vehicle he detected a strong odor of freshly burned marijuana emanating from the vehicle.  The officer then approached the parked vehicle and ...

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East Algoma OPP Seize Radar Detector in Blind River

On June 6, 2017, shortly after 2:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on regular patrol on Causley Street in the Town of Blind River. Police observed a westbound vehicle and detected a speed measuring device in the vehicle. A traffic stop was initiated and a speed measuring device was located on the dash of the ...

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Ontario Enhancing Emergency Services Across the Province

Ontario is enhancing and modernizing its emergency health services system to provide people with increased flexibility and more options for medical transportation and paramedic services, to ensure they are receiving the right care when they need it. The province is investing in a new medical dispatch system that will help triage and prioritize 911 calls for ambulance services. This new ...

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OPP Commissioner Hawkes – Role of OPP during Investigations in other Police Jurisdictions

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Commissioner, J.V.N. (Vince) HAWKES is releasing the following statement regarding the role of the OPP during investigations in other police jurisdictions:   “I want to take this opportunity to clarify the role and responsibilities of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with regard to investigations outside of its jurisdiction and to address inferences made at a news ...

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Northern Ontario’s Documentary ‘Rainbow Camp’ Now in Post-Production

The story of Rainbow Camp is a universal one. Everybody is looking for a place that they belong. The documentary Rainbow Camp, currently in post-production, will highlight a special place in Northern Ontario that provides a safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer questioning, 2 spirited and plus (LGBTQ2+) youth to gather for one week a year, allowing them to ...

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