Author Archives: Ontario Provincial Police

SE OPP Chapleau called to Snowmobile Collision south of Halfway Haven

Mar 6, 2017 @ 12:00 On Saturday March 4, 2017 at approximately 5:30 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Chapleau Detachment were called to a collision involving a snowmobile on the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (O.F.S.C) “D” trail located approximately 40 km south of Halfway Haven in the District of Algoma.    At the scene ...

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OPP – No Explosive Device Located in the Elliot Lake Secondary School

Feb 28, 2017 @ 18:37 On February 27, 2017, shortly before 8:00 a.m. members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a threatening phone call complaint at the Elliot Lake Secondary School (ELSS) located at 303 Mississauga Avenue. The caller indicated that there was an explosive device in the school. The OPP Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU), the ...

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East Algoma OPP Responding to Explosive Device at Elliot Lake Secondary School

The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently responding to a threatening phone call complaint that was received at around 7:45 a.m. at the Elliot Lake Secondary School (ELSS) located at 303 Mississauga Avenue. The caller indicated that there was an explosive device in the school.   The OPP Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU) and the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) ...

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OPP Warns people to ‘think’ before they venture out onto the ice

Feb 22, 2017 @ 16:18 The North East Region Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is warning people to think twice before venturing onto any ice surface. Environmental conditions have varied over the past few days and bodies of water that were once safe to walk on, or to travel on with vehicles or machines, are no longer strong enough to hold the ...

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OPP locate One Body of Two Missing Snowmobilers

On February 17, 2017, at 4:11 p.m., the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were contacted regarding two missing males from Rocky Bay First Nation. The two males, identified as 51-year-old Gerald Thompson and 45-year-old Nathaniel Thompson from Rocky Bay First Nation were last seen on Lake Nipigon on the afternoon of February 16, 2017. Police were contacted when ...

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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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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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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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Snowmobile Safety is a top concern for OPP

Six recent snowmobile deaths have led the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) to strongly urge snowmobilers to stop taking unnecessary risks while riding.     The latest series of incidents brings to 13 the number of snowmobile fatalities this winter, compared to eight deaths at this point last season.  OPP investigators are linking the ...

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OPP Safety Tips

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding both motorists and pedestrians that it is important to always be safe whether you are home alone, out walking or driving a vehicle.  Here are some tips that will help keep you safe while out walking Use a buddy system if you can and be aware of your surroundings making note of street ...

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Body Discovered in Kenora – Identified as Delaine Copenace

Mar 22, 2016 @ 12:23 On Tuesday March 22, 2016, shortly after ‎8:00 a.m., officers from the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of suspected human remains being located at the end of Water Street in Lake of the Woods in the City of Kenora.  The remains were discovered by city employees. The investigation ...

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Nipigon OPP – Nipigon River Bridge CLOSED

On January 10, 2016 at approximately 3:15 PM police received a report that the Nipigon River Bridge on Highway 11-17 had lifted, blocking traffic. Police arrived on scene and noted the west side of the bridge had lifted approximately 60 centimetres.  No injuries or vehicle damage occurred as a result of this incident. The bridge is currently closed to vehicle ...

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