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Remembrance Day Statement from MPP Michael Mantha

Each year on November 11th, our solemn day of remembrance, Canadians exercise our duty and privilege in paying tribute to our servicemen and women. The only reason that we are able to enjoy this privilege is thanks to the inestimable price paid by so many of our fellow Canadians. November 11th, 2018 marks the centenary of the end of WWI. ...

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Elliot Lake launches ‘Safe Trade’

The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are happy to announce that Project Safe Trade is now available at the East Algoma OPP Detachment, 47 Hillside Drive North, Elliot Lake, Ontario.   Project Safe Trade is a community safety initiative that is “municipality driven” in keeping with the community mobilization concepts. The purpose is to create a “community safe zone” at an ...

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88 new long-term care beds in the Sault have been approved

Member of Provincial Parliament, Ross Romano, has reached out to the Ontario Finnish Resthome Association (OFRA) and Extendicare (Canada) Inc. in Sault Ste. Marie to inform them of the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care’s decision to provide funding for the creation of 88 new long-term care beds between their two facilities. “Our community has an aging population and we ...

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Elliot Lake Male charged with Impaired after collision in parking lot

On September 29, 2018 at 6:35 a.m., the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) members responded to a motor vehicle collision at an apartment building parking lot on Mississauga Avenue in the City of Elliot Lake, Ontario. The complainant reported seeing a male driver hit a parked truck in the parking lot. When police arrived on scene, the male driver ...

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Huron Central Railway needs funding to ensure survival

  During question period Tuesday, the NDP’s Northern Development and Mines critic, Michael Mantha, said the Ford government needs to get its act together and provide Huron Central Railway with the funding it needs to remain in operation. “Huron Central Railway is in need of funding before the end of December to ensure its survival,” said Mantha, MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin. ...

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Accommodations for Workers and Contractors Opens in Marathon

  GMS Camps & Catering Limited Partnership held the grand opening of its facilities here in Marathon on Wednesday, September 13th. GMS Camps is a partnership between two area First Nations, Pic Mobert First Nation and Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, and along with Sudbury-based Morris Group, to help meet the demand for local accommodations for itinerant workers in the area. “We’re excited ...

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Four Vehicle Collision sends Elliot Lake Woman to Hospital – UPDATED

Sep 11, 2018 @ 14:33 On September 11, 2018, shortly after 9:00 a.m., members from the East Algoma Blind River Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), a member from the OPP Technical Collision Investigation (TCI) team, OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), Blind River Fire Department and the Mississauga First Nation Fire Department responded to a collision near the junction of Highway 17 ...

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News from the Park – Doug Ford’s ‘To Do List’

NFTP 180831 As you know, MPPs have been back to work in Queen’s Park almost immediately following June election. Doug Ford was determined to start swinging that wrecking ball as soon as he could. Like all of my colleagues it has been a real whirlwind trying to fit in all of our new rolls as the Official Opposition as well ...

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Algoma Central Engine House in SSM Recognized for National Importance

Representative of the early 20th century’s ambitions to increase and improve transportation through northern Ontario, the Algoma Central Engine House in Sault Ste. Marie, was the first train repair shed in Canada built with an internal turntable. Built in 1912, it has seen continuous use and is currently operated by CN. Today, Dr. Richard Alway, Ontario Member of the Historic ...

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Missing Boater on Obakamiga Lake Recovered

On Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at approximately 10:15 a.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Hornepayne) Detachment began their search for a missing boater on Obakamiga Lake located in the Cholette Township.   An extensive search was conducted by members of the Superior East (OPP) along with the assistance of the (OPP) helicopter service and several family ...

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Intoxicated Male arrested on BFN and charged

On August 26 2018 at approximately 11:15 p.m. members from the Batchawana Police Service and the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of an intoxicated male on Batchawana First Nations Territory. As a result of further investigation, Mathew L’HEREUX 22 years-of-age of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario was charged with the following; Possession of a Schedule ...

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Marathon OPP upgrade charges to Manslaughter from Aggravated Assault

On July 31, 2018, at approximately 3:00 p.m., members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of an unconscious male at a residence on Stevens Avenue in Marathon. Officers attended and confirmed that a 20-year-old male from Marathon was receiving medical attention from Superior North Emergency Medical Services. He was subsequently flown to Thunder Bay for further ...

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Three Garden River Men charged in Drug Investigation

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Provincial Operations Intelligence Bureau (POIB) with the assistance of Anishinabek Police Service (APS) arrested three males and laid numerous charges related to a drug offences investigation. As a result of the investigation, officers seized 76 grams of suspected Cocaine/Crack, 17.8 grams of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine, 4.4 grams of ...

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Marathon OPP investigate Serious Collision that closed Hwy 17 Last night

On Monday, August 13, 2018, at approximately 5:00 pm, members of the Marathon and Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision (MVC), on Highway 17, approximately 1km east of Highway 614. A westbound motor vehicle, a Hyundai Santa Fe, left the roadway entering the westbound ditch. The vehicle struck a rock-cut head-on ...

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