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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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EC – Thunderstorm Warning for Chapleau/Missinaibi Lake

Jul 20, 2017 @ 20:51 3:15 PM EDT Thursday 20 July 2017 Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for: Chapleau – Missinaibi Lake (ended 7:29) Timmins – Cochrane – Iroquois Falls (ended 8:44) Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the ...

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Glenn Thibeault, Minister of Energy speaks on Avista purchase by HydroOne

Jul 19, 2017 @ 17:53 Glenn Thibeault, Minister of Energy, issued the following statement today in response to Hydro One’s announcement that the utility has agreed to acquire Avista, a utility company in the northwest United States: “Ontario is pleased to see today’s announcement of the proposed acquisition of Avista by Hydro One, as it is expected to deliver clear benefits ...

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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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Tragic Weekend claims seven travellers lives

Jul 18, 2017 @ 20:12 A particularly tragic weekend had the Ontario Provincial Police responding to four fatal collisions, which claimed the lives of seven people, including three motorcyclists.   In a triple-fatality incident on Saturday, a pick-up truck collided with a commercial truck in northwestern Ontario, killing all three occupants of the pick-up truck. Speed was a factor in the collision. The commercial truck driver ...

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Body recovered of missing boater on Whitesand Lake

Jul 18, 2017 @ 09:29 Members of the Schreiber Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are currently investigating a missing boater on Whitesand Lake. On Sunday, July 16, 2017, OPP were notified that a 47-year- old man from Schreiber was missing on Whitesand Lake. Police were advised that the male was observed swimming toward his boat and went underwater. ...

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Search of Ottawa River for Missing Man Continues

Jul 17, 2017 @ 23:15 The search continued today by the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU), North Bay Detachment Marine Unit and the OPP’s Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) for a forty-year-old male of Mattawa, Ontario. OPP say that Arthur Lavoie was carried away by the current while swimming in the Ottawa River in Mattawa on July 15, 2017. The area where he ...

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Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Statement on U.S. Release of NAFTA Negotiating Objectives

Jul 17, 2017 @ 22:13 Premier Kathleen Wynne released the following statement today on the U.S. federal administration’s release of its negotiating objectives in advance of NAFTA renegotiations:   “As Premier, I am committed to standing up for Ontario workers and businesses. I see this as the next step in defending Ontario’s interests and strengthening our trading relationships across North ...

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OPP use Unmanned Aerial System to investigate Fatal Collision near Mattawa

OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) are investigating a fatal collision with the aid of the OPP Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). Mattawa OPP responded to a collision which occurred on Hwy 17 near Hwy 630 in Calvin Township late this morning. OPP state that, “Preliminary information is that an eastbound SUV collided with a westbound pickup truck. The driver of the SUV ...

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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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Impaired Driver injures Motorcyclist – Closing Hwy 11 for 9 Hours

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. Investigation had determined that a black car was travelling ...

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Search Underway for Missing Boater on Whitesand Lake

On Sunday, July 16, 2017, OPP say that a 47-year- old man from Schreiber was missing on Whitesand Lake. He had been seen swimming toward his boat and went underwater. He did not resurface. The OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit is enroute to Schreiber to assist in locating the male.

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