Northern Ontario

Nipigon OPP – Collision results in Impaired Charges and More…

On December 30, 2020 at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers of the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with assistance from the Dorion and Hurkett Volunteer Fire Departments and Superior North Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a single motor vehicle roll over on Highway 11&17 in the Township of Dorion. Investigation determined the driver to be impaired by ...

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Thunder Bay OPP release name of deceased in Pearl Collision

On December 30th, 2020 at 1:00 pm members of the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Superior North EMS and the Shuniah Fire & Emergency Services responded to a report of a head on collision on Hwy 11-17 in Pearl in the Township of Shuniah.   Police attended the scene and determined a tractor trailer ...

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Nipigon OPP Continue to Investigate Fatal Tractor-Trailer Collision

On December 20, 2020 at approximately 1:00 pm officers from the Greenstone and Nipigon Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 11, Greenstone Municipality, near Postagoni River. Initial investigation indicates an eastbound tractor-trailer and westbound tractor-trailer collided. The driver of one tractor-trailer, Jagmohan DHILLON, 48 years old of Surrey, British Columbia was ...

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Ontario Government Investing over $1.86 million to help Northern College in Timmins

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The Ontario government is investing over $1.86 million in capital funding to help Northern College this year. This funding is part of the province’s $466 million total investment in capital funding to help colleges and universities across Ontario address their deferred maintenance backlog. Work will include critical repairs and updates, while supporting the renewal of infrastructure campus projects. These improvements ...

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Manitoulin Police Report

Whitefish River FN Driver Charged On December 6, 2020, at approximately 7:49 a.m. members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 6, south of Espanola. Police located the vehicle and determined that the driver had consumed alcohol. The driver was arrested and brought to the Espanola detachment for further testing. ...

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Nipissing OPP investigate Body found in Eden Township

On December 8, 2020 at approximately 3 p.m., members of the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a body that had been located off of Tilton Lake Road, Eden Township. At this time, the identity of the deceased has not been confirmed. With the assistance of the Nipissing West OPP Crime Unit and the ...

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Nipigon OPP lay charges in overdose

On November 27, 2020, members of the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Superior North EMS responded to a residence in Nipigon, Ontario for a report of a suspected drug overdose.  A 36-year-old was transported to the hospital where they recovered. An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the overdose was initiated by the OPP Community Street ...

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Espanola OPP – Fatal Collision closes Highway 17 – UPDATED

On November 27, 2020 at 7:25 a.m., members from the Espanola Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Manitoulin-Sudbury Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Baldwin Township Fire Department and the OPP Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) responded to a collision on Highway 17, approximately one kilometer west of Highway 6.   Investigation has determined that two vehicles were involved in a ...

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NPI Welcomes New Board Members & Releases Annual Report

Northern Policy Institute (NPI) is pleased to welcome several new directors to our Board. Pierre Riopel, Ralph Falcioni, Mariette Sutherland, Kim Jo Bliss and Harley d’Entremont will be joining the Northern Policy family.   Harley d’Entremont is no stranger to being a NPI director, returning for his second stint on the Board. Most recently, Dr. d’Entremont served as Vice-President, Academic ...

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Tractor Trailer Rollover closes Hwy 17 (Sudbury) – UPDATED Charges Laid

  Nov 11, 2020 at 07:26 On November 10, 2020 at 7:30 a.m., members from the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle rollover collision on Highway 17, just east of the traffic lights and the intersection of Regional Road 55 (The Kingsway), City of Greater Sudbury, Ontario. Investigation revealed the ...

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Federal-provincial infrastructure funding for communities in Northern Ontario is announced

The Ontario government announced close to $20 million in combined federal-provincial infrastructure funding for communities in Northern Ontario. This funding is through the Local Government sub-stream of the COVID-19 Resilience infrastructure stream to help build and repair a wide range of infrastructure projects that respond to the impacts of the pandemic, including retrofits and repairs, COVID-19 response infrastructure, active transportation ...

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Nipigon OPP – Victim identified in Collision

On November 8, 2020 at approximately 7:00 pm officers from the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 11-17, in Nipigon Township, near the OPP Detachment. Initial investigation indicates an eastbound passenger car and westbound tractor trailer collided. The lone occupant of the car was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver and ...

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Mamakwa urges Ford government to step up and fix dire water crisis in Neskantaga

Sol Mamakwa, MPP for Kiiwetinoong  and NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation critic, has written an open letter to Doug Ford urging him to step up and respond to the dire water crisis facing Neskantaga. “For 25 years – an entire generation – Neskantaga has been without clean water, living under a boil water advisory. Then two weeks ago, dangerous hydrocarbons ...

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Sol Mamakwa demande au gouvernement Ford d’intervenir et de résoudre la crise de l’eau qui sévit à Neskantaga

Sol Mamakwa, député provincial de Kiiwetinoong et porte-parole du NPD en matière de relations et de réconciliation avec les Autochtones, a écrit une lettre ouverte à Doug Ford l’exhortant à réagir à la crise de l’eau qui sévit à Neskantaga. « Depuis 25 ans, soit  une génération entière, Neskantaga a été privé d’eau salubre, vivant sous le coup d’un avis d’ébullition ...

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