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Sault College’s Social Service Worker Students Receive National Recognition

  Second year Social Service Worker (SSW) students, Miranda DeMarco, Amanda Drinkwater, Christiana Lamothe, and Marissa Steinke, were honoured yesterday at the Government of Canada’s Justice Canada Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2022 virtual event for their powerful video submission in the third annual Victims Week 2022 Student Video Competition.   The Sault College students received this national award ...

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Confederation College Continues to Offer Personal Support Worker Accelerated Program

Confederation College today announced it is expanding its Personal Support Worker (PSW) program offerings this spring. The PSW Accelerated program will enable learners to complete the program in just six months with no tuition fee, alongside funding support for expenses such as textbooks and a paid work placement. “This Personal Support Worker Accelerated program adds an important pathway for students ...

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Les élèves de l’ÉSC Trillium partagent leur leadership avec les petits amis de l’école Sacré-Coeur

La semaine dernière, quelques élèves de la 12e année de de l’École secondaire catholique Trillium (Chapleau) ont rendu visite aux petits amis de l’école Sacré-Cœur (Chapleau). Dans leur cours de français, les élèves de 12e année devaient créer des jeux originaux et éducatifs dans le but de consolider les apprentissages effectués dans le domaine de la littératie en 1re et ...

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‘Join the Ride’ cruisin’ down Queen Street, SSM

The Queen Street Cruise committee, along with its sponsors are excited to announce that registration for the 2022 Cruise taking place June 17th & 18th at GFL Memorial Gardens is officially OPEN at $20 per vehicle! All registration proceeds will benefit the Sault Area Hospital Foundation to help obtain crucial medical equipment that our hospital needs. We urge you to ...

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NOWW 24th Annual Writing Contest Winners Announced

The Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop is pleased to announce the winners of the 24th Annual Writing Contest. The contest was judged this year by Casey Plett, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Sierra Skye Gemma, John Elizabeth Stintzi, and Chelene Knight. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s contest. Short Fiction – Judged by Casey Plett Ellie Sawatzky – “Majestic” August C. ...

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Police Week – May 15 to 21st

Local detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police are joining police services across Ontario in kicking off Police Week (#PoliceWeekON), which celebrates the work front-line police officers, 9-1-1 communicators, civilian staff, and all members of Ontario police services do to keep Ontarians safe and healthy.   This year, Police Week runs from May 15 to 21, 2022. The theme for the ...

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East Algoma OPP – Looking for Boat

On May 8, 2022, shortly after 4:30 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of an abandoned aluminum boat on a property on Waltonen Road in Bruce Mines. The boat is described as a 12 foot aluminum boat with an older Johnson 6 Horsepower outboard motor attached. The vessel was ...

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Hwy 560 Closed at Westree – Shining Tree Residents Evacuate

On May 14, 2022 at approximately 3:43 p.m., members of the South Porcupine Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) assisted the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) by advising residents living in Shining Tree to evacuate their homes due to a dangerously close active forest fire in the area. The MNRF has implemented this mandatory evacuation and there are ...

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Marathon OPP – Stunt Driving Charges laid

Members of Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting radar patrol on Highway 17 in the Rouse Lake area on April 30, 2022 at approximately 1:00 p.m. when they observed a vehicle traveling in excess of 150 kilometers per hour. A motorist from Quebec faces stunt driving charges, contrary to sec. 172(1) of the Highway Traffic Act. Stunt driving/street racing ...

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East Algoma OPP – Seeking Assistance in Thefts

On May 9, 2022, shortly after 7:00 a.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a stolen pick-up truck from a residence in the Town of Iron Bridge. Investigation determined the pick-up truck was stolen sometime between 11:00 p.m., on May 8, 2022 and 7:00 a.m., on May 9, 2022. Tire ...

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Thunder Bay OPP – Kayaker safely rescued

Wearing a lifejacket and having a working cellphone were crucial for a kayaker on Whitefish River on May 6, 2022. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call around 4:30 p.m., from a kayaker who was paddling down Whitefish River when their kayak began to fill with cold water and sank. Fortunately, the kayaker was wearing a lifejacket and was able ...

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East Algoma OPP – Pearson Drive Closed UPDATED

May 9, 2022 at 10:37 On May 9, 2022, at approximately 7:45 a.m. the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a death related occurrence at Scott Road and Pearson Drive in Elliot Lake. The complainant reported locating a deceased male laying outside a pick-up truck in the dirt portion of the intersection off the roadway. Police immediately closed ...

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East Algoma OPP – Charges laid after dispute

On May 3, 2022, at approximately 2:30 a.m., members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a dispute at a residence on Ottawa Avenue in Elliot Lake. The complainant reported two people in the front yard arguing and one person had a bat in their hand. The argument escalated when the person with the bat struck the ...

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