Northern Ontario

OPP – No Ice is ‘Safe Ice”

Jan 23, 2018 @ 15:54 Snowmobile Safety Week runs January 20-28, 2018. The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding snowmobilers to ride safely for an enjoyable winter season. Snowmobiling is one of the joys of a Canadian winter. But, not taking the necessary precautions can quickly result in tragedy.   No ice is “safe ice“. Underlying water currents or air pockets ...

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Travel Delays on Hwy 11 (Powassan) for Cleanup

Jan 18, 2018 @ 10:01 The Powassan OPP are letting Highway 11 travelers that there will be delays today while the clean-up of yesterdays crash continues. 1 north bound and 1 south bound lane remain closed for clean-up. Crash site is at Hwy11 & Proudfoot Rd. south of Powassan.   Yesterday morning, this tractor-trailer collided with the median and rolled over. ...

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Soo Locks close for Annual Maintenance

Jan 16, 2018 @ 14:30   The last ship of the year, the Edwin H. Gutt has passed through the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, The annual closing from January 15 through March 25. The Corps will use this time to perform critical maintenance measures on the lock structures. If you drive over the bridge you can see ...

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One Dies in Hwy 17 Collision of January 13, West Nipissing

On January 13, 2018, at approximately 7:17 p.m. members from the Warren/Sudbury Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the West Nipissing Fire Department and the District of Nipissing Emergency Medical Services (EMS), responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 17 east of Cache Bay road in the District of Nipissing.   Preliminary information is that an eastbound Dodge Ram ...

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Hwy 11 CLOSED (Longlac to Hearst)

Jan 12, 2018 @ 09:28 At 9:16 The OPP (Northwest Region) closed Highway 11 again due to the weather. Jan 12, 2018 @ 08:45 At 8:15 Highway 11 was reopened after being closed for poor weather conditions. Jan 11, 2018 @ 15:11 Greenstone Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police has issued a media release stating that Highway 11 from Longlac to ...

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Third person dies in East Ferris Collision

Jan 10, 2018 @ 13:00 Members of the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision on January 4, 2018, at approximately 7:12 a.m. The collision occurred on Highway 17, west of Dube Road in the Municipality of East Ferris, Ontario. A westbound passenger car and an eastbound passenger car collided head-on. The drivers ...

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Victims identified in Highway 144 Collision

Jan 10, 2018 @ 08:53 On January 4, 2017 at 12:42 a.m., the South Porcupine Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a serious motor vehicle collision involving a passenger van and a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) on Highway 144, approximately four kilometres south of Highway 101.   The collision has claimed the life of Gilbert CHEECHOO, 59 ...

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Hwy 17 (East Ferris) Opens after two die in Collision

Jan 4, 2018 @ 14:11 Members of the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision on January 4, 2018, at approximately 7:12 a.m. The collision occurred on Highway 17, west of Dube Road in the Municipality of East Ferris, Ontario. A westbound passenger car and an eastbound passenger car collided head-on. A passenger ...

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Hwy 144 – One Lane now open after fatal collision

Jan 4, 2018 @ 11:23 On January 4, 2017 at 12:42 a.m., the South Porcupine Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a serious motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles on Highway 144, approximately four kilometres south of Highway 101.   It has been confirmed that one male has died as a result of the collision.   The ...

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NOWW celebrates 20 years with one of its biggest contests yet

Jan 4, 2018 @ 08:27 Writers across the region who may be the next literary star of Northwestern Ontario, or maybe trying writing for the first time, or simply have a story inside dying to be told, are once again being given the opportunity to shine during the annual Northwestern Ontario Writer’s Workshop writing contest.   The annual writing contest ...

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OPP Investigate Fatal Collision East of Earlton

Jan 4, 2018 @ 08:02 (Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 11:04 PM) Members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision on January 3, 2018 at approximately 11:50 a.m. The collision occurred on Highway 11, north of Hwy 562, in Hilliard Township, just south of Earlton, Ontario. A northbound tractor trailer collided with a ...

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Three Vehicle Collision Claims Life of 78-year old Male Near Nipigon

Jan 1, 2018 @ 10:04 On Sunday December 31, 2017 at approximately 1:00pm, officers from the Nipigon and Thunder Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), OPP Traffic Collision Investigators (TCI) and the OPP Highway Safety Division (HSD) as well as Shuniah Fire Department, and Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a three vehicle collision on Highway ...

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