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Marathon OPP – Stunt Driving Charges Laid

On September 17, 2021, a Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was conducting radar patrol on Highway 17 east of Marathon, ON. The officer observed a motor vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The radar confirmed the vehicle speed to be in excess of 50km/hr over the posted 90km/hr speed limit. As a result, Blessing JOSEPH, age 33 ...

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Marathon OPP – Charges Laid after Traffic Complaint

On September 18, 2021, the Marathon OPP received a traffic complaint regarding a possible impaired driver of a motor vehicle in the Town of Marathon. At approximately 6:23pm, Police located the vehicle on Yawkey Avenue parked in the driveway of a residence. Police observed the accused sitting in the driver’s seat with the vehicle running. On speaking with the accused, officers ...

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Ontario Delivering Emergency Drought Support for Northwestern Farmers

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The Ontario government is following through on its commitment to support livestock farmers impacted by drought conditions in northwestern Ontario by launching AgriRecovery. “AgriRecovery support is crucial to help farmers recover from this ongoing drought conditions that has seriously impacted area crops,” said Lisa Thompson, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “We took action earlier this summer to provide ...

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Nipigon OPP – Nipigon Man Charged after Complaints made

Nipigon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers have charged one individual for impaired driving following two separate public traffic complaints. At approximately 5:40 am on Friday, September 10, 2021, OPP officers were called to respond to a report of an impaired driver in the Township of Nipigon. Police located the vehicle and the driver was found to have a blood alcohol concentration ...

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Manitoulin OPP – More Charges laid in School Altercation

Two more people have been charged by the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in relation to the altercation that occurred on September 14, 2021 at a school on Bay Street, Billings Township, (Manitoulin Island). The investigation is still being conducted with the assistance of the Manitoulin OPP Crime Unit in conjunction with the United Council of Chiefs ...

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Manitoulin OPP lay charges in Collision

On September 16, 2021 at 2:27 a.m., members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Sudbury-Manitoulin Paramedic Services responded to a collision involving a single motor vehicle, on Highway 6, in the Curtin Township, south of Whitefish Falls, ON. The lone occupant of the vehicle received non-life threating injuries and was transported to the local hospital ...

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SIU Investigating Fatal Police-Involved Shooting in Sault Ste. Marie

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a 19-year-old man early this morning in Sault Ste. Marie. Preliminary information suggests the following: At approximately 3:41 a.m. on September 19, 2021, the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service were dispatched to a residence on Pine Street North for a domestic situation. At about 4:04 a.m., ...

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Northern New Democrats call for immediate action on Marten Falls state of emergency

Northern New Democrats Charlie Angus (Timmins-James Bay) and Carol Hughes (Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing) are calling on the federal government to take immediate action and to provide every resource needed for the community of Marten Falls that has declared a state of emergency after being left on their own with a broken water treatment plant, no water for days, and no drinking water. ...

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Manitoulin OPP – Arrest made in School Altercation

On September 14, 2021 at 2:56 p.m., members of the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and United Chiefs and Councils of Manitoulin Police Service (UCCM), responded to an altercation at a school on Bay Street, Billings Township, (Manitoulin Island). As a result, several students received non-life threating injuries during this incident. The investigation is still being conducted ...

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OPP Pathway of Memories – 105 Memory Stones Donated in 2021

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the OPP Youth Foundation recognized this year’s Pathway of Memories recipients who had an inscribed memory stone dedicated in their honour, as well as those who donated a stone. A total of 105 memory stones have been donated this year, bringing the number of stones in the Pathway of Memories to 426. The Pathway ...

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David Lesage wins $10,000 in SAHF Early Bird Draw

Congratulations to David Lesage of Garden River, ON. He won this month’s new and improved early bird draw worth $10,000! When asked why he buys, David replied “I buy the tickets to help fund our hospital for the much needed medical equipment it uses daily. As of right now, not really sure what I will do with the money. Most likely just put it in ...

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East Algoma OPP – Charges laid in Assault

On September 10, 2021, shortly after 12:30 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a disturbance at a residence on Duff Road in Plummer Additional Township.     Investigation determined the homeowner was physically assaulted by a person that was visiting.   As a result of the investigation, Kayla THYNNE, 31 years-of-age from ...

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East Algoma OPP – 28th Impaired Charge of 2021

On September 11, 2021, shortly after 5:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint of a possible impaired driver that was travelling eastbound on Highway 17, from the Town of Bruce Mines.     Police located the vehicle and observe the car to have no plates and initiated a traffic ...

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Thunder Bay OPP investigate Transport Collision at Sistonen’s Corner

On Saturday Sept 12, 2021 at 10:17 pm members of the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police received a report of a motor vehicle collision on Hwy 11-17 at the intersection of Hwy 102 also known as Sistonen’s Corner. Investigation revealed that a westbound tractor trailer unit on Hwy 102 had struck a pick-up truck hauling a fifth ...

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North West OPP warn of drug overdose increases – potential batch of fatal street drugs circulating

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are warning the public of the recent increase in drug overdoses in the North West Region. Concerns have been raised that there could be a potential batch of fatal street drugs circulating in the area. “Fentanyl is an extremely potent synthetic opioid. You can’t see it. You can’t smell it. You can’t taste it. Fentanyl can be lethal in ...

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