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East Algoma OPP – Driver charged ‘Drive while under Suspension’

On December 6, 2022, members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting patrol duties on Water Street in the Town of Thessalon. At approximately 8:00 p.m., police observed a black pick-up truck travelling northbound on Water Street. The vehicle began to travel at a high rate of speed, turned down Barber Street and entered a ...

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East Algoma OPP – Multiple Charges laid after RIDE Check Evasion

On December 3, 2022, members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) check on Water Street and Francis Street in the Town of Thessalon. At approximately 2:15 p.m., police observed a southbound black car being operated by a person known to them come to a stop on Water ...

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East Algoma OPP – Male Charged Twice with Trespass by Night

On December 2, 2022, the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged a person again with trespass by night after he was caught on security camera attempting to enter vehicles in driveways. On December 1, 2022, at approximately 4:15 a.m., the person was caught on camera at a residence on Westview Crescent attempting to enter a vehicle parked in the ...

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Good Roads Welcomes Mayor of Hornepayne To Executive Board

At the November 24th meeting of the Good Roads Board of Directors (BOD) in Toronto, Ontario a vote was held for the position of Third Vice-President. Cheryl Fort, Mayor of Hornepayne, was unanimously elected. Fort has been on the board since 2019. “Helping Good Roads achieve their aspirations of improving municipal roads and infrastructure in Ontario aligns with the work ...

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Hornepayne’s Municipal Council was officially sworn in

Hornepayne’s Municipal Council was officially sworn in November 15th, 2022 in the Municipal Council Chambers.   Incumbent Mayor Chery Fort, incumbent Councillors Belinda Kistemaker, Peter Kistemaker and Drago Stefanic and new Councillor Ted Scheniman were all acclaimed which eliminated the need for an election.   This is Mayor Fort’s second term as Mayor and her third term on Council. She ...

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RIDE Check Evasion results in Multiple Charges

On November 23, 2022, members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) check at the intersection of Little Rapids Road and Ansonia Road in the Municipality of Huron Shores. Shortly after 4:00 p.m., police observed a red pick-up truck approach R.I.D.E. location then it suddenly turned around to ...

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Traffic Stop results in Vehicle Towed, Impounded & Driver Charged

On November 22, 2022, at approximately 7:00 a.m. the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested a person in relation to a previous fail to stop for police occurrence in Elliot Lake. On November 18, 2022, police observed a known vehicle and suspended driver on Beckett Boulevard. The OPP attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver sped off in a ...

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East Algoma OPP – Person charged with “Take Motor Vehicle without Consent”

On November 20, 2022 at approximately 7:30 p.m. the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were notified of a traffic complainant on Taylor Boulevard in Elliot Lake. The complainant reported that a male had taken a silver minivan without permission and did not have a driver’s license. Police later located the male driver who was subsequently arrested. David MADLE, 30 years-old, ...

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East Algoma OPP – Charges Laid after Spousal Assault

Charges have been laid following an investigation by the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Sault Ste Marie OPP Crime Unit, in relation to an intimate partner violence complaint which occurred between December 2017 and the end of the summer 2019 in the City of Toronto and the Town of Blind River. As a result ...

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East Algoma OPP – Impaired Charges Laid after complaint

On November 14, 2022, at approximately 11:15 p.m. the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call regarding a possible impaired driver on Spine Road Elliot Lake. The complainant reported a possible impaired driver with a child in the vehicle being operated on Spine Road. A vehicle description and license plate were provided to police. The red Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) ...

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East Algoma OPP – Impaired Charges laid after driver fails to obey stop sign

On October 31, 2022, shortly after 6:45 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint of a possible impaired driver that couldn’t maintain its lane in the Town of Blind River. On this Halloween evening, the pick-up truck was observed on Highway 557, turned onto Woodward Avenue in a southbound ...

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East Algoma OPP – Have you seen a Polaris Razor Side-by-Side

On October 28, 2022, shortly after 11:30 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a theft of a blue/white 2011 Polaris Razor Side-by-Side stolen from a property on Old Soo Road within the Plummer Additional Township. The complainant provided video footage from a game camera that revealed a silver Chevrolet Cobalt entered ...

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Provincial plaque commemorating Shingwauk Hall updated

on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Ontario Heritage Trust, in partnership with the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association (CSAA) and Algoma University, unveiled a new provincial plaque commemorating the former Shingwauk Indian Residential School in Sault Ste. Marie. The new plaque replaces an outdated 1977 version that excluded facts about the true purpose of the residential school and ...

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Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area launches anniversary campaign

Today November 1, 2022, Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area will begin a two-month campaign celebrating its 20th anniversary – ultimately hoping to raise $20,000 to finish a universally accessible build on Blake Avenue.   “Our organization would not be where it is today without the support of the community. We owe immense gratitude to the founding members ...

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East Algoma OPP – Arrest Driver asleep behind wheel

On October 28, 2022, at approximately 11:30 a.m. the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a gas station parking lot on Highway in Elliot Lake. The complainant reported two people, driver and passenger, in a car passed out.  Police attended and located two people passed out inside the car with the engine running. The two were eventually woken ...

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