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CSC Nouvelon schools in District of Sudbury to close starting on March 15, 2021

The health and safety of students and employees remains CSC Nouvelon’s top priority. On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario Government is activating an “emergency brake” in the Public Health Sudbury and Districts region, and moving it to the Grey-Lockdown level. The decision was made due to the concerning trends in public health indicators and ...

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SSMIC – Community Organizations Receive Pandemic Relief

A year ago, the COVID-19 pandemic changed life as we knew it. With the various restrictions and preventative measures put in place, many businesses were unsure how to proceed, struggling to keep their doors open and often unable to keep workers employed.   To aid those impacted by the pandemic, the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC) introduced FedNor’s COVID-19 ...

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East Algoma OPP – Weekend Report

OPP CHARGE PERSON WITH ASSAULT   (BLIND RIVER, ON) – On March 5, 2021, shortly before 1:30 a.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a domestic disturbance on Centre Street in the Town of Blind River.   As a result of the investigation, a 35-year-old person, from Blind River, was arrested and ...

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East Algoma OPP – Numerous Charges laid after CDSA warrant executed

On March 4, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attended a townhouse on Spruce Avenue in Elliot Lake to execute a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) warrant.   The OPP’s Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), East Algoma Crime Unit, Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB), the Canine Unit, Emergency Response Team (ERT), and ...

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Elsie Vertulia of SSM wins in Poker Lotto All In

Elsie Vertulia of Sault Ste. Marie anted up and went ‘ALL IN’ to win the POKER LOTTO ALL IN jackpot worth $70,165.40 on January 25, 2021. Elsie also won $5,000 on the instant portion of her POKER LOTTO play bringing her total winnings to $75,165.40.   Elsie, a 71-year-old grandmother, said she bought her POKER LOTTO ALL IN ticket on ...

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Manitoulin OPP – Conducting Investigation into transmission of Inappropriate images

On February 28, 2021, the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) commenced an investigation involving the transmission of inappropriate images. A social media account for Espanola High School was replicated by an individual who sent the inappropriate images to staff and students.   Investigators are requesting that anyone who may have received any explicit materials from the account are ...

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TBDHU Issues COVID-19 Class Section 22 Order

Today (March 2, 2021), the Thunder Bay District Health Unit’s Medical Officer of Health is issuing a Class Order under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act. The Order is effective immediately and will remain in place until the Medical Officer of Health determines that it is no longer required. This Class Order strengthens opportunities to quickly enforce ...

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Algoma Steel – Continues Drive towards sustainablity and Commissioning of new steel refining facility

  On February 22, 2021, Algoma Steel celebrated the first arc at its second ladle metallurgy facility (No.2 LMF). This marks another major milestone in the company’s drive towards sustainability and is a key step in commissioning this new steel refining facility, unlocking 100,000 tons of added capacity to deliver advanced grades of steel. CEO Michael McQuade remarked on the ...

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SSM OPP – Missing Snowmobiler Located

On Friday, February 19, 2021 members of the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were advised of a missing snowmobiler somewhere between Searchmont and Half Way Haven.   On Saturday, February 20, 2021 at approximately 2:00 p.m., with the assistance of OPP Aviation Services, OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), Sault Search and Rescue and the Sault ...

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East Algoma OPP – Arrest made in Gas Bar Robbery

On February 19, 2021 at approximately 1:30 a.m. the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested a person in regards to the robbery that occurred at a gas bar on Hillside Drive South in Elliot Lake.   The OPP executed an arrest warrant at a residence on Pearson Drive. The suspect was located inside and was subsequently arrested and charged.   ...

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East Algoma OPP – Break & Enter Charges laid

On February 16, 2021, at approximately 6:00 a.m. East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a Break and Enter that occurred sometime overnight at a residence on Cloudslee Road in Plummer Additional Township.   Investigation determined the suspect gained access to the house by forced entry through a door. Police observed of fresh tire tracks, footwear impressions, and drag marks ...

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East Algoma OPP – Charges Laid in flight from Police

On February 15, 2021, shortly after 12:30 a.m., East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a vehicle idling on Park Road in the community of Mississauga First Nation. The driver then proceeded eastbound on Highway 17 towards the Town of Blind River.   Upon entering Blind River, the driver crossed into oncoming traffic on Causley Street. The driver changed its direction of ...

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East Algoma OPP – Officers investigate Break & Enter where firearms were stolen

On February 12, 2021, shortly after 3:30 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a break and enter on Highway 548 in Tarbutt-Tarbutt Additional Township (approximately five kilometers from Highway 17). Sometime between Saturday, February 6, 2021, and Friday, February 12, 2021, a break and enter occurred to a single-dwelling residence and ...

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