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Ontario Repairing Roads in Sault Ste. Marie through Connecting Links Program

The Ontario government is putting people first by helping the city of Sault Ste. Marie make roads safer, and ensure Ontario is open for business and open for jobs. Today Ross Romano, MPP for Sault Ste. Marie announced that Ontario is providing the city of Sault Ste. Marie with $3,000,000 to support Black Road improvements. “I’m happy to announce that ...

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Focused patrols to begin on Whitefish Island

The Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in partnership with the Batchewana Police Service, Sault Ste. Marie Police Service and Parks Canada have joined forces in conducting focused patrols on Whitefish Island.   Whitefish Island is a rich cultural site in downtown Sault Ste. Marie just below the International Bridge with the St. Mary’s rapids flowing through it. The island ...

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SSM OPP investigate Single Motorcycle Collision on Highway 550

On Sunday, July 7, 2019, at approximately 3:53 p.m., officers from the Sault Ste. Marie detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the Sault Ste. Marie Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a single motorcycle collision on Highway 550 near Douglas Drive in Prince Township, Ontario.   The 51-year-old driver of the motorcycle was transported to ...

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SSM OPP Investigate Fatal Collision – Motorcyclist Identified

On July 6, 2019 at approximately 2:30 p.m., members from the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Batchewana Police Service, Goulais Fire and Rescue and Sault Ste. Marie Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 17 between Highway 552 and Pinsehores Road in Goulais Township, Ontario.   The driver of the motorcycle, Jeffory WOLFENDEN, ...

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Manitoulin OPP investigate Fatal Dirt Bike Collision

On Saturday, June, 29, 2019, at approximately 2:52 p.m., members from the Manitoulin detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single dirt bike collision near Fox Lake Road, Whitefish Falls, Ontario.   The operator of the dirt bike, who was located deceased, has been identified as 21-year-old, Tristin STRUB, from Fergus, Ontario.   OPP Technical Collision Investigators ...

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SSM OPP Charge Driver with Impaired after traffic complaint

On June 23, 2019, at approximately 3:15 a.m. members from the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint regarding a possible impaired driver travelling westbound on Highway 17B. Officers located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on Trunk Road, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.   As a result of further investigation, Marina THOMPSON, 64 ...

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SSM OPP Charge Searchmont Driver after collision with two parked vehicles

On June 22, 2019 at approximately 8:30 p.m. members from the Sault Ste. Marie (OPP) Detachment responded to a motor vehicle collision in Searchmont, Ontario. The collision involved a motor vehicle that collided with two parked vehicles. The driver of the vehicle was uninjured. Officers attended the scene and as a result of further investigation, Michael TESSIER, 35 years-old of Searchmont, ...

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Indigenous History Award Presented to the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre for the Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall initiative

The Ontario Historical Society is pleased to present the Indigenous History Award to the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre for the Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall initiative. The Indigenous History Award recognizes significant contributions towards the promotion or preservation of Indigenous history or heritage in Ontario. Uniquely located on the site of the former Shingwauk Residential School, the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre at ...

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Sault College Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

Today, the Sault College community joined together in honour and in recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day. This annual College event saw the group come together and celebrate with a flag raising ceremony and inspirational speeches.   Today’s event is a part of wider celebrations going on across Canada recognizing and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, ...

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Do you like poutine?

There are only a few dishes that are uniquely Canadian and poutine has become this country’s unofficial comfort food and this Canada Day weekend the people of Sault Ste. Marie will be able to experience the best this country has to offer at Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site. Poutine is more than just French fries and cheese curds covered in gravy. True Poutiners ...

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Garden River Truss receives support from Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines

Ontario’s government is working for the people by supporting small businesses in Garden River First Nation, creating 10 full-time jobs. Today, Ross Romano, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, announced Garden River Truss, a roof and floor truss manufacturer, is receiving $315,300 to purchase new equipment to increase production capacity. “Our government is protecting what ...

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Man Identified in Fatal Boating Accident on Tilley Lake

On June 11, 2019 at approximately 9:30 p.m. members from the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment, Sault Ste. Marie OPP Marine Unit, Batchawana Fire and Rescue, Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) and Ambulance responded to an overturned vessel on Tilley Lake, Unincorporated Territory, Ontario. Members attended the scene and were advised one male was accounted for, however, ...

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OPP Investigate Fatal Boating Incident on Tilley Lake

On June 11, 2019 at approximately 9:30 p.m. members from the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment, Sault Ste. Marie OPP Marine Unit, Batchawana Fire and Rescue, Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) and Ambulance responded to an overturned vessel on Tilley Lake, Unincorporated Territory, Ontario.   Members attended the scene and were advised one male was accounted for, ...

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