Author Archives: Ontario Provincial Police

Safe Boating Week 2018

May 20, 2018 @ 13:24 Boating fatalities on OPP-patrolled waterways reached an eight-year high in 2017, with 31people dying last year compared to 23 deaths in 2016. With falling overboard being the lead contributing factor both years, the outcome could have been different for the 42 victims who were found not (or not properly) wearing a personal floatation device over ...

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Thunder Bay OPP Arrested and charge suspect involved in the Amber Alert

May 16, 2018 @ 11:51 Members with the Ontario Provincial Police have arrested and charged the suspect involved in the Amber Alert issued on May 14, 2018 in Thunder Bay area. Lynda McCALLUM, 47-years-old, of Thunder Bay is charged with the following Criminal Code offences: Abduction in Contravention of a Court Order contrary to section 282(1)(a); Break and Enter contrary ...

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OPP advise Hwy 17 CLOSED (Wawa to Batchawana) due to culvert failure

May 11, 2018 @ 21:12 The Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is advising the public that highway 17 will be closed from Wawa, Ontario to Batchawana due to a culvert failure, causing both lanes of travel to be closed. The OPP are requesting that the public remain away from this area. This will allow crews to work ...

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OPP endorse Visor Program to enhance Communications with Deaf Persons

May 10, 2018 @ 09:55   The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is committed to continuous improvement and finding new ways to deliver services to meet the diverse needs of our communities. In partnership with the Ontario Association of the Deaf (OAD), the OPP has endorsed a visor card to assist a Deaf person to communicate with a police officer during ...

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OPP & MTO close Highway 553 (Mattawa) due to severe flooding

May 2, 2018 @ 01:02 At 7:45 p.m., on May 2, 2018, officers from the Mattawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) closed Highway 533, between Highway 656 and Highway 63, northwest of the Town of Mattawa, Ontario, due to severe flooding. MTO has placed barricades at both ends of the closure. The water is ...

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Three Drivers in Marathon/Manitouwadge Area Charged with speeding +50km

On Highway 17 in the Marathon/Manitouwadge area over the previous weekend, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers charged three drivers under the Highway Traffic Act for speeding 50km/hr or more over the posted speed limit. April 28, a 20 year old male of Winnipeg, MB. 151km/hr in 90km/hr zone. April 29, a 19 year old male (unknown residence or speed at ...

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Man Charged in Nipigon hotel fire

Apr 30, 2018 @ 06:48 On Sunday, April 29, 2018 at approximately 6:20 a.m. The Nipigon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received information of a fire at a local motel. The fire was contained to a single room at the motel and was put out with the use of motel fire extinguishers. Nipigon Fire department attended the scene and ensured the fire was extinguished. As a ...

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Fatal Collision closes Highway 17 between Hwy 94/Hwy 531 (North Bay) – UPDATED

Apr 24, 2018 @ 13:37 Officers from the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Highway Safety Division (HSD) are continuing their investigation into a two-vehicle collision between a pickup truck and a minivan. The collision occurred approximately 8:18 a.m. on April 23, 2018, on Highway 17, in the Township of Bonfield, Ontario. Both drivers were pronounced deceased ...

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Highway 17 (Walden Township) Closed due to Fatal Collision, Deceased Identified

UPDATE – The Sudbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is continuing its investigation into a fatal, single motor vehicle collision that occurred at approximately 6:19 a.m. on April 17, 2018 on Highway 17, east of Regional Road 55. The passenger of the transport truck was pronounced deceased at the scene. She has been identified as 33 year old Jennifer ...

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East Algoma OPP seize 30 pounds of Marijuana during traffic stop

Apr 17, 2018 @ 15:58   On April 16, 2018, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol on Highway 17 within the Township of the North Shore.   Shortly after 1:00 p.m., police observed an eastbound vehicle travelling at low rate of speed on Highway 17.  The officer conducted a traffic stop near Algoma Mills. ...

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Marathon OPP – Weather contributes to 4 collisions in just over four hours

Apr 17, 2018 @ 14:11 Members of the Marathon and Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments responded to four separate motor vehicle collisions that occurred on Highway 17 in a little over a four hour period. April 16, 2018 at 09:23pm officers attended a single motor vehicle collision (MVC) near the Prairie River Bridge on highway 17. The vehicle left ...

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Marathon OPP – Man Arrested and Charged with First Degree Murder

Apr 6, 2018 @ 13:37 On April 5, 2018, at approximately 8:30 p.m., members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a sudden death at a residence on Michano Drive in Marathon. Officers attended and confirmed that a 61-year-old female identified as Anne RAINVILLE was dead.   Alain LEPAGE, 62-years-old, was arrested and charged with First ...

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Hwy 17 CLOSED (Nipissing First Nation) due to a collision

Apr 5, 2018 @ 21:28 On April 5, 2018, at approximately 7:15 a.m., officers from the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17, east of Christine Lane, in Nipissing First Nation, Ontario. Two eastbound vehicles were involved in the collision; a tractor-trailer and a sport utility vehicle (SUV).  The driver ...

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Hwy 11 Now Open

Apr 4, 2018 @ 07:30 On April 4, 2018, at approximately 4:32 a.m., officers from the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision near Sand Dam Road, on Highway 11 in Merrick Township, Ontario. The tractor trailer has been cleared from the highway and as of 7:18 a.m., Highway 11 is ...

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