Northern Ontario

James Bay OPP investigate collision that kills female youth and injures 3 others

Aug 18, 2019 @ 08:57 – On August 16, 2019, at approximately 8:15 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Kapuskasing Fire Department responded a single motor vehicle collision on Cargill Road in the Town of Kapuskasing, Ontario. The four occupants, all youths, were injured as ...

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Highway 11 Closed (New Liskeard) – Detour in place

  Aug 17, 2019 @ 16:10 – ROAD CLOSURE: Hwy 11 between Bedard Rd and 65 Hy #NewLiskeard – Road closed for collision investigation involving a tractor trailer and train. Detour is in place. Further info will be released as it becomes available. (Ontario Provincial Police – North East Region at 3:36 p.m.) From Northeast OPP Facebook page, “Temiskaming OPP is ...

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Two Off-Road Vehicle Deaths have OPP Issuing Safety Message

Thousands of drivers throughout the province chose to be issued traffic citations rather than be the safe motorists the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) had hoped they would be over the Civic Day Long Weekend. Despite letting drivers know about their Move Over Campaign ahead of the long weekend, the OPP laid355 charges against drivers who were in a position, but ...

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IJC Welcomes New Members to its Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement Advisory Boards and Health Professionals Advisory Board

The International Joint Commission (IJC) has appointed ten new members from Canada and the United States to its Great Lakes Water Quality and Great Lakes Science Advisory Boards under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA) as well as to its Health Professionals Advisory Board. Members are chosen according to each board’s needs for expertise and experience. Some of the ...

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No Confirmed Sighting of British Columbia Suspects

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating numerous reports from across the province of suspicious vehicles and or young males believed to be the British Columbia homicide suspects. The OPP continues to work with members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and has assigned an investigative team, under the direction of Detective Inspector Matt Watson, Criminal Investigation Branch ...

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Company fined in the 2018 death of worker in the Big Pic Forest

Convicted: D & G Logging Ltd., 168 Government Road, Kapuskasing, Ontario, a small logging company near Manitouwadge, Ontario Location of Worksite: Near Long Pond Road in the Big Pic Forest north of Wawa and Lake Superior. Description of Offence: A worker was killed when the boom of a tree de-limbing machine released. Date of Offence: Jan. 15, 2018. Date of ...

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More than $9,000 in fines for illegally shooting bull moose

Two Kapuskasing men have been fined more than $9,000 after being convicted in a case where one man illegally shot a bull moose and the other passed it off as his own. On October 29, 2018 Alexandre Richard of Kapuskasing shot a cow and small bull moose although he and his hunting party were only licenced to hunt a cow ...

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Kapuskasing OPP looking for suspicious vehicle with two males

At approximately 10:35 a.m., on July 31, 2019, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) James Bay Detachment in Kapuskasking received a report about a suspicious vehicle driving through a construction zone on Highway 11 in Kapuskasing. At this time the OPP cannot confirm the identity of the people in the vehicle that was occupied by two males. The OPP is continuing to ...

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OPP investigate Fatal Collision between Tractor Trailer and SUV west of Marathon

Jul 31, 2019 @ 11:11 – UPDATE Road Closure: #Hwy17 between #Marathon and #TerraceBay – Highway now alternating traffic through. Jul 31, 2019 @ 09:42 – On Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at approximately 21:45 pm, 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) and an SUV ...

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Tractor Trailer Driver stabbed by Passenger

On July 24, 2019, at approximately 1:25 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a stabbing incident on Highway 11, between Iroquois Falls and Cochrane, Ontario. Investigation revealed the driver of a tractor-trailer was stabbed by the passenger while driving.  The driver was transported to hospital by the Cochrane District ...

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Additional Charges Laid in UHaul crashing into Cochrane OPP Detachment

On July 22, 2019, at approximately 6:15 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle crashing into the OPP detachment on Third Avenue in the Town of Cochrane, Ontario. A member of the public, who was in the front lobby, suffered serious injuries and was transported to hospital by the ...

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U-Haul drives into Cochrane Detachment – Detachment Closed at this time UPDATE

Jul 23, 2019 @ 11:20: The James Bay (Cochrane) Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment is closed at this time as a result of an ongoing investigation. There is no change in our police operations for the community of Cochrane and surrounding areas. Officers are still working and taking calls for service. The public can attend the OPP Detachment located in Iroquois Falls ...

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Fort Frances OPP advise of McIrvine Road Closure due to derailment

At approximately 11:00pm on Sunday July 21, 2019 there was a collision between two trains at the McIrvine road crossing in Fort Frances, Ontario. This collision caused five train cars to dislodge from the tracks. The Ontario Provincial Police is glad to report that there were no injuries, and no leaks or spills from the collision. Members of the Ontario Provincial Police, Fort ...

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Ontario Government announces $6 million investment to repair Tilden Lake Dam

The Ontario government is protecting the people of Northern Ontario by investing in critical infrastructure to improve public safety. Today John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, was joined by Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and MPP for Nipissing, to announce a $6 million investment to replace the Tilden Lake Dam. “The safety of ...

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