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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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Trevor Holliday speaks on the proposed Minimum Wage Increase

The Northern Ontario Party is calling out the Liberals on their political antics they are using to buy votes and to get the voters to focus their attention away from the negativity toward their leader, Kathleen Wynne. The Liberals want the voters to focus on anything other than the  Liberals’ incompetence that  has caused an unstable economy and undue economic ...

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You can Run – But You Can’t Hide! OPP employ STAR system

Yesterday afternoon, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) utilized a vehicle equipped with the Satellite Technology Apprehension Response (STAR) system after receiving a call from the London Police Service who were following a pick-up truck that was towing a trailer and refused to stop. OPP officers were able to work with the London Police Service and receive updated information as to ...

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Sarah Campbell NDP MPP (Kenora-Rainy River) passes motion to overhaul Northern Health Travel Grant

Jun 2, 2017 @ 09:25 An NDP motion put before the Ontario Legislature by Kenora-Rainy River MPP Sarah Campbell calling for better access to health care for northerners received support from all parties Thursday. Campbell’s motion called for a significant overhaul of the Northern Health Travel Grant.   “Kathleen Wynne and her Liberal government have ignored the needs of northerners ...

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The Sault Turns Blue

Ontario PC candidate Ross Romano has won the Sault Ste. Marie by-election.   “Tonight we have won a riding that hasn’t been held by the PCs for over thirty years,” said Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown. “Voters have made it clear that it’s only the Ontario PC Party that will fight to make life more affordable. The PCs will be a ...

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Ontario Passes Legislation to Lower Electricity Bills by 25 Per Cent

Ontario passed legislation today that will lower electricity bills by 25 percent on average for all residential customers to provide significant rate relief and ensure greater fairness. The Fair Hydro Act, 2017 reduces electricity bills for all residential consumers and as many as half a million small businesses and farms, starting this summer. Lower-income Ontarians and those living in eligible ...

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Ontario Raising Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

Ontario is proposing the largest increase to the minimum wage in the province’s history, raising it to $15 per hour, as part of a plan to create better jobs and fair workplaces. This will give more than a quarter of employees in the province a pay increase and will help ensure that more workers are benefitting from Ontario’s economic growth. ...

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