Northern Ontario

Rural and Northern families hit hardest by unfair GreenON deadlines

Nickle Belt MPP France Gélinas says the cancellation of the GreenON rebate program – paid for with cap and trade revenues – is disproportionately impacting rural and Northern Ontarians, who often face both higher energy costs and more difficulty finding contractors able to meet the new deadlines.   “In Sudbury, contractors are racing flat-out to complete as many contracts as ...

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VIA Rail’s once-proud Canadian: Death by a thousand CN blows? 

Despite twice lengthening its already-excessive trip length and agreeing to cut out one of its three weekly transcontinental runs next summer, VIA Rail Canada’s Canadian is routinely running hours late all across Canada due to the slipshod performance by Canadian National (CN).  “CN’s inconsiderate handling and lack of passenger priority is destroying the Canadian public’s flagship passenger train,” says Éric ...

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Temiskaming OPP Investigate Plane Crash

Members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with the Coleman Fire Department and the Temiskaming District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a float plane crash on October 13, 2018 shortly after 10:30 a.m. The incident occurred in the north end of Gillies Lake (also known as Mud Lake), in Coleman Township, Ontario. The 70-year-old ...

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Duck Hunters Capsize Canoe – One Death

On October 13, 2018 at approximately 12:20 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Sudbury/Noelville/Warren Detachment members as well as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a marine incident on the Nepewassi River south of Hagar, in the Municipality of Markstay-Warren, Ontario. The investigation revealed that two men had been hunting duck when their canoe capsized. One male, Marc-Andre BOUFFARD, 23 years ...

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Nipigon OPP investigate fatalities in Friday, September 28th Collision

On Friday September 28, 2018, at approximately 5 p.m., members of the Nipigon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment were dispatched to a fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway 11/17 in Dorion Township in the District of Thunder Bay. Investigation revealed that a westbound black pickup truck had crossed the centre line and collided with an eastbound black sports utility vehicle. Superior ...

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Marathon OPP investigate fatal collision

Sep 21, 2018 @ 12:54 On Sept 21, 2018, at approximately 12:02 a.m. officers from the Marathon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Terrace Bay Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and the Marathon Fire Department responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 west of the Little Pic Bridge. The investigation has determined that a black pick-up truck ...

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Hwy 11 will be closed September 13th to remove transport

Sep 12, 2018 @ 19:35   On September 9, 2018 shortly before 7:00 a.m., members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Temagami Fire Department and Nipissing District Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a call for a motor vehicle collision on Highway 11 near Rabbit Lake Road, south of Temagami, Ontario.   Further investigation revealed that ...

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Investigation into Death of man confirms homicide – UPDATE

Sep 12, 2018 @ 19:21 The death investigation of a male located in the area of Seventh Avenue and Roy Lane in Sioux Lookout on Wednesday September 5, 2018 has now been confirmed to be as a result of a homicide, and the police are seeking assistance from the public on this investigation.   On September 5, 2018, between 8:30 ...

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Collision closes Highway 11 for several hours – Charges Laid

Sep 10, 2018 @ 15:41 On September 9, 2018 shortly before 7:00 a.m., members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Temagami Fire Department and Nipissing District Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a call for a motor vehicle collision on Highway 11 near Rabbit Lake Road, south of Temagami, Ontario. Further investigation revealed that the tractor-trailer ...

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Inquest into the Death of Pascal Goulet Announced

Dr. David Eden, Regional Supervising Coroner for Inquests, has announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Pascal Goulet. Mr. Goulet, 38, died on July 10, 2014, at the Lac Des Iles Mine following a mining incident while working 825 metres below the surface. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act. The inquest will examine the ...

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Northeast Fire Region Update – September 5

On the afternoon of September 5, there are 24 active forest fires across the Northeast. All 24 fires are under control or being observed. There were no new fires confirmed today, at the time of this update. Parry Sound 33 This fire is under control at 11,362 hectares. To find an updated map of current travel restrictions visit Ontario.ca/forestfire. Although ...

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Northeast Fire Region – September 1, 2018

On the afternoon of September 1, there are 25 active forest fires across the Northeast. All 25 fires are under control or being observed. There were no new fires discovered today, at the time of this update. Parry Sound 33 This fire is under control at 11,362 hectares. To find an updated map of current travel restrictions visit Ontario.ca/forestfire. Although ...

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Charges in Collision that Closed Hwy 11 for 8 hours

On August 30, 2018, at approximately 11:48 a.m., members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Marten River Fire Department and North Bay Ambulance Service responded to a call for a motor vehicle collision on Highway 11 near Tonomo Lake Road, south of Temagami, Ontario. Further investigation revealed that the tractor-trailer had been travelling southbound on Highway ...

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