Author Archives: Brenda Grundt

Wednesday Morning News – July 19

Jul 19, 2017 @ 07:52 Weather – Clearing this morning. Fog patches dissipating early this morning. High 23. UV index 8 or very high. News Tidbits – Lake Superior Provincial Park – Agawa Tourist Information Centre is screening “The Canoe” tonight at 8 p.m. “This film captures the human connection and bond created by Canada’s well-known craft and symbol, the canoe. ...

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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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Sears liquidation profit should fund pensions – not executive bonuses

Jul 18, 2017 @ 18:09 Sears Canada has been given the court’s approval to begin liquidation sales Friday at the 59 locations it plans to close – the proceeds of which Ontario’s NDP says should fund Sears’ employees pensions first, not executive bonuses or debts to large firms.   The Ontario NDP has demanded legal changes so that when a ...

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Somber third anniversary of suspension of Algoma’s Passenger Train

Jul 18, 2017 @ 15:03   July 15, 2017 was the beginning of the 3rd year without passenger train service throughout remote areas of Algoma District. As a consequence, the Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (CAPT) will hold a special event on July 28th, 2017 at 10 am in Sault Ste. Marie at the Civic Centre (Russ Ramsay Room) The ...

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O’BRIEN, Jack

(1931-2017) Passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Lady Dunn Health Centre. He leaves behind his wife Jean O’Brien (Moore) of 53 and a half years.  Dear father of his only son John O’Brien and cherished grandfather of Noah and Abby.  Predeceased by his parents Dennis Charles and Winnifred O’Brien.  Dear brother of Terry O’Brien (Gail), Dennis O’Brien (late ...

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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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Tuesday Morning News – July 18

Weather – Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers and risk of a thunderstorm. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 22 except 16 near Lake Superior. Humidex 27. UV index 6 or high.   News Tidbits – There are 254 personnel from Ontario in British Columbia. Ontario is scheduling to send another resource deployment of close to 100 personnel to British ...

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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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BOBER, Anatole Ivan

Passed away suddenly at the age of 86 on July 15th, 2017, at the Lady Dunn Health Centre, Long Term Care Facility, Wawa, Ontario. Anatole was born in Veseli, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine on May 23, 1931. Anatole was an extremely proud, talented and hardworking man who will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Beloved husband of Anastasia for 48 ...

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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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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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