Northern Ontario

Sol Mamakwa supports Cat Lake’s call for immediate action on public health emergency

Sol Mamakwa, the NDP’s critic for indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, issued the following statement calling on the Ford government to support the community of Cat Lake, and their request for immediate action on the community’s state of emergency.   Mamakwa, the MPP for Kiiwetinoong, joined Cat Lake community leaders who were at Queen’s Park on Friday to press the Ford government ...

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Schreiber OPP seize illegal cigarettes

On February 17, 2019 at approximately 9:00 p.m. officers from the Schreiber Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop for a Highway Traffic Act offence on Highway 17, Lahontan Township (Rossport area). As a result of the traffic stop, officers seized 21 cases, containing approximately 200,000 unmarked cigarettes and cigars were seized. George Mike SAUNDERS, 50 years old ...

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Temiskaming OPP – Tractor Trailer Collision closes Highway 11

On February 8, 2019 shortly after 11:00 p.m., members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Nipissing District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Marten River Fire Department, responded to a call for a collision on Highway 11, just north of Tonomo Lake in Temagami, Ontario. Further investigation revealed that one tractor trailer had been travelling ...

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MTO Updating Regulations to Bring New Studded Tires to Northern Ontario

The Ontario government is providing drivers in the province with more options by allowing newer models of studded tires to be sold in Northern Ontario. Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation Kinga Surma and Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli, were at Kal Tire in North Bay today to announce that Ontario is changing a regulation that prevented some new models ...

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Marathon OPP Investigate Collision – Cleanup may cause delays

On Saturday, February 9, 2019 at approximately 06:00pm, members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision (MVC), involving a tractor trailer unit (TTU) on Highway 17, approximately 40km west of Marathon near the Prairie River Bridge. A westbound TTU caught the north shoulder of the road on a curve. The ...

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Marathon Woman charged with Impaired

On February 3, 2019 at approximately 6:00 a.m. officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment received a call regarding a motor vehicle collision on Highway 627 involving a possible impaired driver. Officers attended the area and located a white 2005 Chevy Silverado in the north bound ditch. The female driver and one female passenger were still in the ...

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Ontario Northland Raises $5.5K for Charities Throughout Northeastern Ontario

The festively decorated Ontario Northland Christmas Train did more than spread holiday cheer throughout the north this past year. Through the sale of promotional light-up wands, over $5,500 was raised for charities throughout the north. Thirteen charities and community organizations including One Kids Place, Northeastern Ontario Child and Family Services Christmas Angel campaign and several food banks were selected by ...

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Timmins Man dies in Hwy 11 Collision near Cobalt

At approximately 10:04 a.m., on January 30, 2019, officers from the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a fatal two vehicle collision on Highway 11, near the Town of Cobalt, Ontario.   Investigation has revealed that a sport utility vehicle (SUV) was northbound and a pickup truck was southbound on Highway 11. The vehicles collided and the ...

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Thunder Bay’s TBSO nominated for JUNO Award for first time

It has just been announced that the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra has been nominated for a JUNO Award in the the “Classical Album of the Year” category. The nomination is for the “Into the Wonder” album released last year. The project began in 2012, and took four years to bring to fruition, with its official release on November 3, 2017. ...

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Special Olympics Athlete Ambassadors Help Launch Draft an Athlete Program

A group of enthusiastic Athlete Ambassadors were introduced today, who shared their excitement for the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games Thunder Bay 2020 and who helped launch the new ‘Draft an Athlete program. The program will provide an opportunity for community members and organizations to play an important role in the upcoming Games, through a $500 sponsorship of a competing ...

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Marathon OPP charge Male with Impaired after being found in the Ditch

On January 24, 2019 at approximately 12:20 a.m. officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment received a report regarding a motor vehicle collision (MVC) and a possible impaired driver on Highway 627 north of Pic River First Nations Reserve. Officers located the vehicle involved in the MVC in the north bound ditch. The vehicle had been travelling north ...

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Highway 11 closes due to a Motor Vehicle Collision

released Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 1:40 AM Highway 11 is currently closed between Longlac, ON and Hearst, ON as a result of a motor vehicle collision. On January 23, 2019, at approximately 6:40 p.m., members of the Greenstone Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Greenstone Fire Department and Superior North Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to a motor ...

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Remains found on Victoria Island Identified

On June 24, 2018 at approximately 2:57pm, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of suspected human remains located on Victoria Island, on Lake Superior. The remains were discovered by people who were fishing in the area. The OPP North West Region Crime Unit, OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS) and Emergency ...

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Thunder Bay OPP Investigate Suspicious Death

The Thunder Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating a death where foul play is suspected.   On January 13, 2019, police received information that a body was located on the shoulder of Highway 527 just north of the Highway 11-17 junction. An investigation is ongoing by the OPP North West Region Crime Unit and OPP Forensic Identification Services ...

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