District

Manitoulin OPP – Investigate Drowning

On August 1, 2020 at 9:15 p.m., officers from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Sudbury-Manitoulin Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a report of a possible drowning in Pike Lake, Howland Township. Investigation revealed the person had been observed fishing. A short time later, witnesses saw the boat drifting and subsequently found the person ...

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SSM OPP – Ploat Plane Crash on Upper Island Lake

On August 1, 2020, at approximately 6:25 p.m., members of the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Algoma Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Aweres Fire Department responded to the report of a float plane crash on Upper Island Lake near Sault Ste. Marie. Upon police arrival, both the pilot and the lone passenger of the aircraft ...

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Shop, Taste, Experience Local and WIN

Buy Algoma, Buy Local wants you to jump in your car and hit The Local Food Trail- a self-guided local food adventure! With chances to win three grand prizes, this food adventure provides extra incentive to support local. From August 1st to September 30th, taste some incredible locally-inspired dishes, shop for local products, and learn from the locals at over ...

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East Algoma OPP – Charges Laid in Historical Assault

On July 29, 2020, shortly after 7:30 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a disturbance in the Town of Blind River. It was reported that a person was intoxicated yelling and using profanity. During the course of the investigation into the disturbance, it was disclosed to police that a sexual assault ...

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East Algoma OPP – Lay 25th Impaired Charge after Vehicle is found in ditch

On July 27, 2020, shortly after 2:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Algoma District Paramedic Services responded to a single Motor Vehicle Collision where pick-up truck entered in a ditch on Lakeshore Drive in Tarbutt-Tarbutt Additional Township.   While speaking to the driver, the officer determined that alcohol had been ...

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Province & Feds invest in SSM Public Transit Infrastructure

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The health and well-being of Canadians are the top priorities of the Governments of Canada and Ontario. But the COVID-19 pandemic has affected more than Canadians’ personal health. It is having a profound effect on the economy. That is why governments have been taking decisive action to support families, businesses and communities, and continue to look ahead to see what ...

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La province et le gouvernement fédéral investissent dans l’infrastructure de transport en commun SSM

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La santé et le bien‑être des Canadiens sont les principales priorités des gouvernements du Canada et de l’Ontario. La pandémie de COVID-19 n’a pas seulement affecté la santé personnelle des Canadiens, elle a un effet marqué sur l’économie. C’est pourquoi les gouvernements prennent des mesures décisives pour soutenir les familles, les entreprises et les collectivités, et continuent de regarder vers ...

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Sault College Cougars postpone Season to November

After a thorough assessment of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Sault College Athletics has decided to suspend its 2020/21 Men’s and Women’s American Collegiate Hockey Association hockey operations until November 2020. There will be a reassessment in October to determine if play could resume in January 2021. Unfortunately, our hockey programs face challenges similar to other leagues competing against teams from ...

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SSM OPP – Tractor Trailer engulfed in fire

On July 25, 2020 at approximately 4:30 p.m., members of the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Batchewana Fire Department responded to a tractor trailer on fire in the southbound lanes of Highway 17 North in Slater Township. The transport was loaded with wood at the time of the fire which became engulfed. The ...

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SSM OPP – Victim Identified in Fatal Collision

On July 21, 2020 at approximately 11:30 pm members of the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 East. A motor vehicle travelling westbound left the roadway and entered the median where the vehicle rolled. The driver of the motor vehicle, Delmer ...

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SSM OPP – Laird Township Residential Fire being Investigated as Arson

On July 24, 2020 at approximately 10:00 p.m., members of the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Echo Bay Fire Department and Algoma Emergency Services responded to a house fire on Government Road in Laird Township.   Occupants of the residence were located without injuries.   The Sault Ste Marie Crime Unit is continuing the investigation ...

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TBSO announces new Executive Director/General Manager

The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to announce the appointment of Ryleigh Dupuis as its new Executive Director/General Manager. Ryleigh returns to Thunder Bay after several years away. She brings with her extensive corporate management experience and a passion for working in the creative sector. Ryleigh worked as an HR Specialist turned Station Manager for WestJet where she moved ...

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Fatal Collision Closes Highway 17 East of Sault Ste. Marie

On July 21, 2020 at approximately 11:30 pm members of the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 East. A motor vehicle travelling westbound left the roadway and entered the median where the vehicle rolled. The driver of the motor vehicle was ...

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SSM OPP – Dangerous Driving Leads to Charges

On July 16, 2020 members of the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint east of Sault Ste. Marie with the vehicle continuing in an easterly direction. The vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed and was not stopping at red traffic lights.   Officers located the vehicle and as a ...

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SSM OPP – Search Warrant seizes Drugs, Firearms – Charges Laid

On July 17, 2020 at approximately 2:30 am members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Canine Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a residence located on Batchewana First Nation.   Once complete, officers had seized a quantity of drugs suspected to ...

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