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Have you seen Trent?

Members of the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are asking for assistance in locating a missing 29 year old male from Batchewana First Nation.   Trent AGAWA has not been seen or heard from since the middle of August 2020 and was reported missing on October 13, 2020. AGAWA is described as measuring approximately 183cm (6’0″), ...

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An Ojibway-Anishinabe Vision for the Future “Our Hearts are as One Fire”

A critically important and timely manifesto, Our Hearts Are as One Fire: An Ojibway-Anishinabe Vision for the Future by Jerry Fontaine draws on Ojibway-, Ota’wa-, and Ishkodawatomi-Anishinabe world views, history, and lived experience to develop a wholly Ojibway-Anishinabe interpretation of the role of traditional leadership and governance today.   Our Hearts Are as One Fire will be launched this Friday, ...

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Marathon OPP – Investigate Highway 614 Fatality

On October 16, 2020 at approximately 8:14 am officers from the Marathon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 614, Unincorporated Township, approximately 33 km South of Manitouwadge.   A motor vehicle (pickup truck), travelling southbound lost control on the slippery, slush covered highway, rolled over and came to rest in the ...

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Independence during Challenging Times

  “Since the outbreak of COVID-19, I’ve had to be much more independent. I can do a lot; I am proud of this,” says David. David lives in the small town of Pic River, more than 3 hours east of Thunder Bay. He is creative, active, and a hard worker. David is also deafblind.   In Ontario, an estimated 211,250 ...

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Inquest to be held in death after transfer from Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre

Emily Groot, Regional Supervising Coroner for North Region, Sudbury Office, announced today that an inquest will be held into the death of Joshua Daniel Dumanski. Mr. Dumanski, 31, died in hospital on July 16, 2018, after transfer from the Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre. This inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act. The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. ...

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Algoma University confirms case of COVID-19 at university

Algoma Public Health (APH) has recently confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 linked to an individual associated with the Sault Ste. Marie campus of Algoma University. The individual is currently isolating and Algoma University extends best wishes for a speedy and full recovery. Public health officials have indicated that the risk of others in the Algoma University community contracting the ...

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Manitoulin OPP – ATV Driver Charged with Impaired after Collision

On October 5, 2020, at approximately 9:45 p.m. members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated a complaint of a motor vehicle collision involving an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) on Vanalstine Road, Baldwin Township. Prior to police involvement, the driver was transported to hospital. Police who were already at hospital for an unrelated matter, investigated and determined the ...

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East Algoma OPP – Looking for Assistance after Theft

  On October 5, 2020, shortly after 2:30 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a Break and Enter that occurred sometime between September 22nd and October 3rd, 2020, at a remote hunt camp on K Line Road within St Joseph Township.   Investigation determined a 4500 Watt Firman ...

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East Algoma OPP – September Detachment Report

The East Algoma (Blind River) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 286 calls for service during the month of September with the majority of calls being:  911/911 Hang Ups/Phone calls, Alarms, 7 Motor Vehicle Collisions, Police Assists, 10 Police Information, 11 Thefts, 44 Traffic Complaints, Weapons calls, Domestic, Family, and Neighbor Disputes, and Suspicious Persons. Blind River officers ...

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Manitoulin OPP – Investigate Fatal Collsion

On October 3, 2020 at approximately 7:57 a.m., members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of Sudbury-Manitoulin Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the Tehkummah Fire Department and the Tehkummah First  Responders, responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Government near the 15th Concession Road in Tehkummah Township. Investigation revealed the vehicle left the ...

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Manitoulin OPP – Hazardous Activity, Teens seen sitting on Highway

On September 27, 2020, at approximately 8:00 p.m. members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic hazard on Highway 17, Baldwin Township. It was reported that a small group of teenage youths were laying on the centre line of Highway 17, in Baldwin Township. The youths were then seen getting up to run to ...

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East Algoma OPP – Mobility Mat to access Spruce Beach stolen

The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are asking for assistance in regards to a mobility mat that was stolen sometime between September 18 and September 25, 2020 from Spruce Beach in Elliot Lake.   The City of Elliot Lake recently purchased mobility mats and wheelchairs for Spruce Beach to allow better accessibility for people with mobility issues. The mobility mat is ...

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