Northern Ontario

North Bay OPP looking for Witnesses in Pedestrian Collision

At approximately 8:45 p.m., on March 25, 2019, officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North Bay Detachment responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17, east of Highway 17B, in the City of North Bay, Ontario. A 33-year-old female pedestrian from Nipissing First Nation suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital. OPP Traffic Collision ...

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Search Continues for Missing Couple and Helicopter – UPDATE Helicopter Found

Mar 12, 2019 @ 15:43 The search for two people onboard a Robinson R66 helicopter that went missing between Sudbury and Kapuskasing, Ontario, ended with the discovery of their aircraft on March 11, 2019. Unfortunately, when Royal Canadian Air Force search and rescue technicians (SAR techs) arrived at the crash site, Jody and Nicole Blais were found without vital signs. ...

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Stolen Vehicle Recovered and Male Charged

On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at approximately 7:50 p.m. the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call regarding a theft of fuel from the SPG on Peninsula Road in Marathon. The vehicle was White Ford F250 driven by a lone male. The vehicle left without paying for fuel travelling north on Peninsula Road towards Highway 17. It was unknown ...

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OPP Search for Missing Helicopter

On March 6, 2019, at approximately 9:00 a.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an incident where a female and a male from the Town of Kapuskasing, Ontario, were reported missing.   Police information revealed that Nicole Blais, 47-years-old and Jody Blais, 49-years-old, both from Kapuskasing, Ontario, failed to return, via helicopter, ...

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New Internship Program Creating More Jobs for Indigenous, Skilled Workers

Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Indigenous Affairs, announced the government is launching a new Northern Ontario Internship Program. “Changes to the internship program ensure our government is well-positioned to assist northern employers in providing work experience to a broader range of interns,” said Minister Rickford. “We are removing barriers to participation in ...

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Ford government not taking action on Cat Lake: NDP

During question period on Monday, NDP MPP Sol Mamakwa, said the Ford government is failing to take action for the people of Cat Lake First Nation, who are going into their second month under a state of emergency.   “Cat Lake First Nation has asked this government for housing and health emergency relief,” said Mamakwa, the NDP’s Indigenous Relations and ...

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TBSO appoints Maria Fuller as new Resident Conductor

After a rigorous selection process, TBSO’s Music Director, Paul Haas, is pleased to formally announce the two-year appointment of Maria Fuller as the orchestra’s new Resident Conductor. Ms. Fuller comes from a musical family, and began studying music in Saskatchewan at the age of four. In addition to conducting, she is an accomplished pianist and trumpet player. As a pianist, ...

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Sault College Students Shine at Special Olympics

Excitement was in the air at Sault College as some of our very own Special Olympians were celebrated for their outstanding performances in the recent 2019 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Winter Games! Community Integration Through Cooperative Education (CICE) students Vincent Coccimiglio and Brandon Fortin competed in the games in curling and snowshoeing respectively, and Kelsey Barss was a flag bearer ...

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Marathon OPP – Stolen Vehicle Recovered and Male Arrested

On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at approximately 01:05 pm The Marathon / Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call regarding a theft of fuel from the ESSO in White River. The vehicle was travelling westbound and described as a dark black or green Volkswagen Golf. Officers patrolled Highway 17 east of Marathon and observed a vehicle matching the description. ...

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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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