Provincial

Fish for Free this Weekend!

Families and fishing enthusiasts across Ontario can fish licence-free from Saturday, February 18 through Monday, February 20th, 2017. This Family Day weekend, anglers can go ice fishing without a licence, so head out to one of Ontario’s provincial parks that are open during the winter to give it a try. Learn the ropes of ice fishing at one of the many events happening across ...

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It’s Your Time to Speak Up for the Great Lakes

Canada and the United States released their progress report last fall on accomplishing the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement’s goals, and the International Joint Commission released their draft assessment report on January 18th, 2017. Before it finalizes that report, the IJC will hold six public meetings in Great Lakes communities throughout the month of March to hear residents’ reaction to ...

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OPP Helicopter Struck with Laser during flight

On Monday February 13, 2017, at 9:30 p.m., an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) helicopter was participating in a training exercise with OPP specialty teams in the Elgin County area of Southern Ontario when it was struck with a laser while in flight. The flight crew responded appropriately to avoid the laser strike preventing any permanent injury to the crew or impact to ...

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Enhancing Police Response to Sexual Violence

Ontario is supporting people who have experienced sexual assault through a program that builds partnerships between community and justice partners, front-line victim service providers and police services across the province. Fifteen two-year pilot projects have been selected that will provide a more compassionate, sensitive response when survivors of sexual violence come forward and report their experiences. The projects will also ...

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OPP Advise Mildred Kerr Located

Earlier today, the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) ask for assistance from members of the public in locating Mildred Kerr, aged 88 of Atikokan.  She had left Atikokan with a suspected destination of Brantford, Ontario on the morning of February 12, 2017.  The family of Kerr was concerned for her ability to drive the distance required ...

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Ontario NDP statement on Grassy Narrows mercury clean-up

NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Critic Michael Mantha issued the following statement in response to Premier Wynne’s recent commitment to clean up mercury contamination in the English-Wabigoon River.   “The Ontario New Democratic caucus welcomes the explicit commitment by the government to the full clean-up of the Wabigoon-English River of the 50-year-old mercury contamination there, as well as the commitment ...

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Joint Statement on Mercury Contamination for peoples of Grassy Narrows First Nation and Wabaseemoong (Whitedog) Independent Nations

On Friday, Premier Kathleen Wynne, along with Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Glen Murray, met with Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister and David Suzuki. Minister Zimmer and Minister Murray have released the following joint statement: “Mercury contamination has had a profound impact on the people of Grassy Narrows First Nation and Wabaseemoong (Whitedog) Independent Nations, and has to ...

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Minnesota Family Wins 2-Year Battle To Save Ontario Disability Camp

A husband and wife, and the disabled Navy veteran they care for, saw their fight to save Wilderness Discovery Resort For The Disabled in Shebandowan, Ontario, come to an end on Friday when the Ministry Of Infrastructure reached an agreement with four Thunder Bay civic organizations to renovate and operate the facility for at least the next 20 years. Kevin and Lorie ...

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Thunder Bay OPP Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Collision

On Friday, February 10, 2017 at approximately 6:34 pm, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), as well as Thunder Bay Police Service, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue and Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a report of a vehicle / pedestrian collision at the intersection of Highway 11/17 and Red River Road. A ...

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