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OPP Identify Victim in Collision East of Terrace Bay

Oct 16, 2017 @ 11:01 On October 16, 2017 at approximately 9:01 p.m. officers from the Terrace Bay and Marathon Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single vehicle fatal motor vehicle collision involving a commercial motor vehicle travelling between Jackfish Hill and the Steel River Bridge on Highway 17.   The male driver was confirmed dead ...

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East Algoma OPP Investigate Fatal Collision

Oct 13, 2017 @ 16:43 On October 13, 2017, shortly before 11:30 a.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police Detachment and members from the OPP Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) responded to a single motor vehicle collision approximately 20 kilometres north of the City of Elliot Lake on Highway 638. The female driver was transported by Algoma Emergency Medical Services ...

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Hughes – La commissaire à l’environnement met en garde contre l’inaction

Oct 12, 2017 @ 08:18 Les phénomènes climatiques extrêmes dont la fréquence et la violence ne cessent d’augmenter font grimper les coûts liés aux changements climatiques. Les inondations qui ont eu lieu ce printemps dans l’Est du Canada et les incendies qui, semble‑t‑il, n’ont pas connu de trêve cet été dans l’Ouest trouvent leurs origines dans les changements climatiques. Cependant, ...

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Hughes – Environment Commissioner warns of inaction

Oct 12, 2017 @ 08:17 With extreme weather events increasing in frequency and ferocity, the costs associated with climate change are mounting. This spring’s flooding in Eastern Canada and fires that seemed to burn all summer in the West have roots in climate change, but the Hurricanes that ravaged, Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and large parts of the Caribbean are ...

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First Nations Sustainable Communities Program Launched – Wiikwemkoong Pioneers Phase One

Oct 12, 2017 @ 08:05   The Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory, one of the 10 largest First Nation communities in Canada, is honoured to be the first community to participate in the First Nations Sustainable Communities Program, developed by IGNITE Infrastructure Association Inc. (IGNITE). Elected Chief of the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory, Ogimaa Duke Peltier and Director of the IGNITE First Nations ...

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Impaired Driver found in Thessalon Ditch

Oct 11, 2017 @ 09:31 On October 7, 2017, shortly after 1:30 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 east of the Town of Thessalon.   Investigation determined that an intoxicated female had been driving aggressively eastbound on Highway 17. The female driver then lost control and ...

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Impaired driver backs into Motel in Bruce Mines

Oct 11, 2017 @ 09:28 On October 7, 2017, shortly after 4:00 a.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment responded to a single motor vehicle collision that occurred at a local motel in the Town of Bruce Mines.   Investigation determined that an intoxicated male backed his pick-up truck through a motel window and caused extensive ...

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Lake Superior Outflows – October

Oct 8, 2017 @ 15:01     The International Lake Superior Board of Control, under authority granted to it by the International Joint Commission (IJC), has set the Lake Superior outflow to 3,130 cubic metres per second (m3/s) for the month of October, effective October 3rd. The October outflow is as prescribed by Regulation Plan 2012 and is expected to ...

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Sault College Hosts Annual Open House and College Information Program

Sault College is opening its doors to prospective students and their families as it hosts its annual Open House in partnership with the Ontario College Information Program (CIP) on Tuesday, October 10 from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. in the Common Link.   As part of the Open House, Sault College programs and services will be on display to give ...

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Confirmed Blue Green Algae Bloom in Rock Lake

Sep 28, 2017 @ 22:02 Laboratory results from a water sample submitted to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change confirmed the presence of a blue-green bloom in Rock Lake, located in the Township of Plummer Additional and the Township of Macdonald, Meredith and Aberdeen Additional, east of Sault Ste. Marie. Blue-green algae are naturally present in ponds, lakes ...

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Robinson-Huron Treaty Annuities Hearings begin in Thunder Bay

Sep 26, 2017 @ 08:15 First Nations representatives of the Robinson-Huron Treaty (1850) have brought a lawsuit against Canada and Ontario citing their failure to implement the terms of the treaty. The hearing centres on the annuity augmentation. The treaty when signed promised an initial payment of $2 per individual, which would be increased based on the wealth generated by the ...

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UPDATE – East Algoma OPP searching for Laurence Folz

Sep 23, 2017 @ 14:03 On September 22, 2017, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment, the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the OPP Canine Unit began an extensive ground search for an elderly male in the Municipality of Huron Shores.   Shortly after 10:00 a.m. on September 23, 2017, 71 year old Laurence FOLZ of ...

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Thunderstorm strands vessel on Ella Lake

Sep 23, 2017 @ 08:09 Members of the Manitoulin/Espanola OPP Marine Unit were called to assist in locating a vessel in distress last evening shortly after 8:00 PM. A male and female were on Ella Lake near Nairn Centre, ON.  A severe thunderstorm passed through the area while the couple were on their way across the lake just before dark. ...

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Createch Group receives support to expand in Sault Ste. Marie

Sep 21, 2017 @ 08:02 Software solutions company, The Createch Group, has set its sights on establishing an international information and communications technology support and training centre in Sault Ste. Marie, thanks in part to a Government of Canada repayable contribution of $482,000. The funding was announced Tuesday by Terry Sheehan, member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of ...

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SSM Man Identified in Fatal ATV Rollover

On September 15, 2017, shortly after 8:00 a.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Algoma Paramedic Services responded to a single vehicle motor collision involving a male driver on an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) on McNie Road in McNie Township.   The investigation is continuing as to why there was a roll over. The operator ...

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