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Death in Spanish Now Classified as Homicide

Jul 7, 2017 @ 07:40 On July 4, 2017, shortly after 12:00 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) from East Algoma Detachment, as well as the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), the OPP East Algoma Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Services (FIS) responded to an unresponsive male located outside a residence in the Town of Spanish.   On ...

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California Man drowns in Lake of the Woods

Jul 6, 2017 @ 10:59 Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Kenora Detachment Marine and Trails Unit (MTU) are investigating a missing boater on Lake of the Woods. On Tuesday, July 4, 2017, OPP were notified that a 67-year-old California man was missing on Lake of the Woods. Police learned that two men from ...

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East Algoma OPP arrest Male for Public Intoxication

On July 1, 2017, the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) members received numerous calls pertaining to an intoxicated male acting in an aggressive manner.   The first call was from a local establishment on Hillside Drive South in Elliot Lake. The male had been denied entry by staff at that location and police were called. However, the male left prior to ...

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Break and Enter Reported on Niles Road

Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating a break and enter that occurred to a seasonal residence between  June 23 – July 2, 2017 in the 100 block of Niles Bay Road. Suspect(s) forcibly entered the residence.  Stolen items included a jewellery box full of costume jewellery, a bottle of alcohol and a laptop computer and case. Any person ...

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OPP investigate discovery of human remains

On June 24, 2017, members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the East Algoma Crime Unit and the OPP Forensic Identification Services responded to a report of found human remains in a wooded area on the Mississauga First Nation Territory.   On June 28, 2017, a post-mortem examination was conducted at the Office of the Chief Coroner-Ontario Forensic ...

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Safety First when Handling Fireworks!

The North West Region Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Canada Safety Council are reminding all residents to put safety first when handling fireworks.   With Canada Day long weekend approaching many people are getting ready to host firework exhibitions to celebrate. This is a great option to get out and enjoy the festivities, however the OPP wants to remind all ...

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Ontario advancing Mining Technology by Supporting Development of New Mining Products and Services

Ontario is supporting the development of new, innovative mining technologies and helping to create new jobs for residents in the Sudbury area by expanding a state-of-the-art research mine. Glenn Thibeault, MPP for Sudbury, made the announcement on behalf of Minister of Northern Development and Mines Bill Mauro this morning at the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) Underground Centre in ...

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NDP’s Sattler: Liberal school closures hurt communities across Ontario

Jun 28, 2017 @ 21:53 Peggy Sattler, Ontario NDP Education Critic and MPP for London West, issued the following statement:   “This morning’s announcement by the Minister of Education is cold comfort to communities across the province that have been hurt by Liberal school closures. Premier Wynne has done lasting damage by failing to properly fund Ontario’s education system and ...

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Statement from Patrick Brown on Northern & Rural Ontario Schools at risk of Closure

Jun 28, 2017 @ 21:43 Statement from Ontario PC Leader and PC Education Critic Patrick Brown on the government’s announcement about northern and rural Ontario schools at risk of closure:   “The Ontario PCs are proud to have led the charge against the government’s arbitrary and cold-hearted school closures.  But today’s announcement does nothing for schools in cities throughout the ...

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Province Strengthening Education in Rural and Northern Ontario

Jun 28, 2017 @ 21:19 Ontario is taking steps to strengthen the quality and delivery of education in rural and Northern communities, to provide students with the best possible start in life and build a foundation for their future success. Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education, joined by parliamentary assistants Grant Crack, Granville Anderson and Lou Rinaldi were at Chemong Public ...

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Michael Mantha issues Statement on Grassy Narros & English-Wabigoon River

Jun 28, 2017 @ 20:55 Michael Mantha, NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Critic and Algoma – Manitoulin MPP issued the following statement regarding recently-announced funding for the cleanup of mercury contamination in the English-Wabigoon River: “After forty years and of living with the toxic legacy of the mercury dump into the English-Wabigoon River, New Democrats truly hope that the Grassy ...

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Ontario Stands with Forestry Workers and Businesses in Face of Unfair Duties

Jun 27, 2017 @ 22:28 Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Kathryn McGarry issued the following statement responding to the announcement of new duties on Canadian softwood lumber exports to the U.S.: “The Ontario government will continue to stand alongside forestry workers and businesses — and the communities across the province that depend on it. We ...

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Speeder charged with Drive while Suspended

On June 24, 2017, members of the East Algoma Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 17 east of the Town of Iron Bridge.   Shortly after 3:00 p.m., police observed the eastbound vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed and conducted a traffic stop.   As a result of the investigation, Serafettin SOLAK, 36 years ...

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Three Sault Men Charged with Possession during Traffic Stop in Blind River

On June 25, 2017, members of the East Algoma Provincial Police (OPP) were on general patrol on Highway 17 west in the town of Blind River.   Shortly after 11:30 p.m., police observed a westbound vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. While speaking to the driver the officers detected an odour of marihuana emanating from the vehicle and arrested the driver ...

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