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SE OPP Hornepayne – Driver Leaves Collision Scene, Charged

On Sunday, January 13, 2019, at approximately 10:00 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a pickup truck in the ditch on Highway 631 near Hornepayne, Ontario. Upon arrival at the scene, officers were told that the driver had been picked up and was no longer in the area. ...

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Ontario Protecting Steel Industry Jobs in Sault Ste. Marie

  Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines  visited Algoma Steel Inc. to announce a $60 million repayable loan from the provincial government yesterday, January 10, 2019. “Our government is committed to ensuring Algoma Steel remains competitive and sustainable in a tough market,” said Minister Rickford. “The investment announced today secures thousands of jobs and pensions and signals ...

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Garden River First Nations Stands with the Wet’suwet’en

Chief Paul Syrette and the Ojibway citizens of the Garden River First Nation join the many Indigenous leaders and friend from across Turtle island to condemn the armed military actions against the Hereditary Wet’suwet’en leadership, citizens and their allies in protecting their traditional land and sovereignty on pipeline development. “The actions of the armed police force levelled against a peaceful ...

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Looking for a Special Way to Earn Community Hours? Help at SSM’s Special Olympics Ontario 2019 Winter Games

Sault Ste. Marie will be hosting the Special Olympics Ontario 2019 Winter Games from January 31 – February 3, 2019. To welcome and assist approximately 500 athletes and coaches, the organizing committee is still in need of volunteers to help during the games. Basic volunteer opportunities include assisting in the set-up of stage/equipment, marshalling of the athletes, registration, medal counts, assisting ...

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East Algoma OPP – Distracted Driving can Kill

The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding drivers that no form of distracted driving is ok. Officers are out on our roadways taking a combined approach of education and focussed enforcement. All it takes is one second of taking your eyes off the road while driving, and disaster could strike. Numerous studies have been conducted on the risks ...

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East Algoma OPP Charge Woman with Trespass

On January 2, 2018, shortly before 8:30 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to two separate disturbances at an apartment complex on West Street in the Town of Blind River.   Investigation determined a female was invited to an apartment and began consuming alcohol with a couple. At one point the intoxicated female made a derogatory ...

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East Algoma OPP Charge Driver with Stunt Speeding & No Licence

On January 2, 2019, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol on Causley Street in the Town of Blind River. At approximately 4:00 p.m., police observed an eastbound vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed of over 115 km/hr in a posted 50 km/hr zone on Causley Street and a traffic stop was initiated. As ...

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East Algoma OPP Charge Driver with Impaired

On January 1, 2019, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint of a possible impaired driver on Dawson Street in the Town of Thessalon.   Shortly before 4:00 p.m., police observed a vehicle matching the description northbound on Highway 129, then turned left onto Wharncliffe Road and a traffic stop was initiated.   ...

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Killer Band Set to Blast the Soo With Heavy Metal

The KiLLeR DWaRFs were formed in the fall of 1981 from the ashes of vocalist Russ “Dwarf” Graham and drummer Darrell “Dwarf” Millar’s club bands in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The band was rounded out by Bryce “Dwarf” Trewin (guitar) and Ange “Dwarf” Fodero (bass) The KiLLeR DWaRFs quickly gained international success, first in Canada with the Juno nominated self-titled KiLLeR ...

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Biigtigong Pic River First Nation without Power since early morning

  At 2:30 a.m. December 29th, 2018, Chief Duncan has declared a STATE OF EMERGENCY due to frigid temperatures and public safety concerns. Following the protocol of our Emergency Plan, staff will be going door to door to check on elders and families with small children, and those vulnerable members as a priority and providing transportation to the GMS hotel ...

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Ontario Energy Board asks both Hydro One and NextBridge to return with a ‘Not-To-Exceed’ Price on Critical Northern Transmission Line

The Ontario Energy Board has announced a time extension to its decision regarding the Leave to Construct for the new Lake Superior Link/East-West Tie transmission line, to allow for an additional review process. Influenced by Hydro One’s submission to include a “not-to-exceed” price in its proposal, the OEB has asked both proponents to respond with a not-to-exceed price by January 31, ...

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News from the Park – December 24

Lately, to say that there is never a dull moment in Queen’s Park would by no means an understatement. To be sure, Kathleen Wynne definitely kept the all of the parties on their toes but truly Doug Ford’s wave of legislative changes and budget cuts make Wynne’s years in office look like ripples on the pond in comparison to Ford’s ...

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Did you purchase a MAXMILLIONS ticket in the Sault for Last Night?

Ontario players check your tickets! The $60 million LOTTO MAX jackpot winning ticket from the Friday, December 21, 2018 draw was sold in Guelph. Last night’s draw produced some nice wins across the province: Eight MAXMILLIONS tickets, worth $1,000,000 each, were sold in Georgetown, Hamilton, London (2), Ottawa, Toronto (2) and Woodbridge. Six MAXMILLIONS tickets, worth $250,000 each, were sold ...

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Hughes – Immediate action needed on opioid crisis

As the opioid crisis claims more and more lives every day, New Democrats are calling on the Liberal government for a federal declaration of a national public health emergency. On Monday they urged the government to commit significant new dollars and resources to combat what is inarguably a deepening, serious crisis that is affecting Northern Ontario and every region of ...

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