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Marathon OPP – Drivers charged with impaired in separate incidents

On July 16, 2020 at approximately 03:09pm, an officer of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment conducted a traffic stop on a motor vehicle (MV) for a Highway Traffic Act infraction in the Town of Marathon. While conducting the stop the officer detected the odor of alcohol and investigated further. As a result 24 year old, Branden FITZPATRICK-BRUYERE, of ...

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East Algoma OPP – Charges Laid after disturbance at business

On July 13, 2020, at approximately 10:30 a.m., members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a disturbance at a business on Main Street in Thessalon.   There was an altercation between two people while inside the store. One person was upset at another from something that occurred in the past and proceeding to yell obscenities at ...

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East Algoma OPP – Impaired Charges Made after Collision

On July 11, 2020 at approximately 7:50 p.m., the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) members responded to a vehicle crash on Highway 639, north of Elliot Lake.   The complainant reported following a pick-up truck which was swerving all over the road, nearly causing collisions with other vehicles, until it eventually crashed into the ditch. Police attended and spoke to ...

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Manitoulin OPP – Arrest made after Complaint

On July 12, 2020, at approximately 2:27 a.m. members of the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a 911 call for an out of control person in the Town of Espanola. As a result of the investigation, Regan St Amour, 18-years-old, of Espanola was charged with Assault contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code (CC) ...

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Manitoulin OPP – Arrests Made Firearms & Currency Seized

On July 11, 2020, at approximately 11:44 p.m., members of the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received information that persons wanted out of Toronto were headed to Manitoulin Island from the Greater City of Sudbury. The vehicle was located and stopped on Highway 6, Little Current. All persons in the vehicle were arrested without incident. A firearm ...

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Marathon OPP – Arrest made after Spike Belt Usage

On Monday July 6, 2020 at approximately 10:10am the Schreiber Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a black SUV traveling eastbound on Highway 17, Township of Schreiber, at a very high rate of speed. A traffic stop was initiated west of Terrace Bay. The vehicle, a black Jeep, failed to stop, accelerated, and continued eastbound on highway 17. Due to public ...

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It’s A Huge Guessing Game… So Let’s Assume Everyone Is Sick

Basically these are my thoughts on the situation we find ourselves in today. Many wear face masks to get groceries, to buy camping supplies, to chat with friends in the garage or boardwalk, and some wear them every time they are within visual of another human being. Headlines after headlines, virologists after virologists, experts after experts, around the clock every ...

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RAIN announces critical COVID-19 Recovery Fund

As COVID-19 continues to impact all sectors of the local and regional economy, a new funding program has been introduced to meet the challenges of expanding the agri-economy in northern Ontario. The Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN), a division of the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC), is pleased to announce the new Sustainable New Agri-Food Products & Productivity (SNAPP) Program ...

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Atlantic Huron Allides with West Center Pier of Sault Sainte Marie Locks

Jul 5, 2020 at 15:27       The Coast Guard is responding to an incident where a commercial vessel allided with the west center pier of the Sault Sainte Marie Locks. Today, at approximately 3:00 a.m. EST, the Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie Command Center received notification that the motor vessel Atlantic Huron (flag: Canada, length: 736 feet) ...

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Robinson Treaties Annuities Case Phase 2 Decision Released

Justice Hennessey released her long awaited decision concerning phase 2 of the Robinson Huron, Robinson Superior Treaty annuities case. Justice Henessy agreed with the claimant’s arguments that Treaties are not simply contracts and rejected Ontario’s defence that “Crown Immunity” applied to the Robinson Treaties as well as rejected Ontario’s defence that their Limitation statutes applied to Treaties. Justice Hennessey rejected ...

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Echo Bay’s Angeline Desbiens wins $100,000

Angeline Desbiens of Echo Bay is $100,000 richer after winning with INSTANT CROSSWORD TRIPLER (Game #2135).   Angeline used the OLG Lottery App to check her ticket. “My friend was jumping, cheering and hugging me! It was a nice night,” shared Angeline, 86, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her cheque. The mother of six ...

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Thomas Mitchell of Goulais River Wills $1 Million

Thomas Mitchell of Goulais River has that “6/49 feeling” after winning the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize in the March 14, 2020 LOTTO 6/49 draw. The winning ticket was purchased at The Goulais River Country Store on Highway 17 in Goulais River.  

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SMC Arts Website Launched

The St. Mary’s College (SMC) Arts Department has launched a website highlighting its work with students.   Due to the coronavirus pandemic the school’s annual Student Arts Festival typically held in June was cancelled.  Looking for a manner in which to showcase arts student accomplishments the department decided to create a website.   “We felt it was even more important ...

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Justice Hennessy encourages settlement and action moves to Phase 3 to deal with the issue of compensation

Eighteen months after the release of the phase one decision regarding the Robinson-Huron Treaty annuity case, Madam Justice Hennessy released her decision concerning Phase 2 of the case. Justice Hennessy again encourages settlement: “Everyone would agree that resolution in this case is a laudable goal and one that must be encouraged at every stage of the litigation.” “Resolution and reconciliation ...

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East Algoma OPP Charge 19th Driver with Impaired

On June 25, 2020, members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police ((OPP) were on patrol duties on Highway 17 within the village of Algoma Mills. Shortly after 10:30 p.m., police were eastbound on Highway 17 when a westbound vehicle failed to lower its high beams. A traffic stop was initiated near Lauzon Village Road. While speaking ...

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