Northern Ontario

Ontario Supports Food Industry in Thunder Bay Region

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The Ontario government is providing more than $2.2 million to help support the agriculture, aquaculture and food processing sectors in the Thunder Bay region. The funding will help 13 businesses and Biigtigong Nishnaabeg First Nation expand operations, create jobs and drive economic growth. “Our government recognizes the importance and significance of local food sources to our wellbeing and economy,” said ...

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Thunder Bay OPP – Look for public help in robbery

On the 21st of October 2021 at approximately 11:41 a.m. officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Oliver Paipoonge Volunteer Fire Department, Thunder Bay Fire Department and Superior North Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 11-17 near Mapleward Road. Investigation revealed that a red SUV travelling eastbound had ...

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Thunder Bay OPP – Look for public help in robbery

  Shortly before 10:00 pm on October 22, 2021 members of the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to reports of a robbery at a business in Nolalu. Officers are requesting the assistance of members of the public in identifying the suspect and vehicle involved in this incident. The suspect was wearing a camouflage long sleeve hooded ...

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Thunder Bay OPP lay charges after Dump Truck and School Bus Collision

On Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at approximately 7:47 a.m., Thunder Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received information of a motor vehicle collision involving a school bus and a dump truck on Highway 608, in the township of Neebing west of East Oliver Lake Road. Officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Thunder Bay Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and Neebing ...

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OPP Continue to Investigate 2013 Sheri-Lynn McEwan’s Murder

Members from the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), under the direction of the OPP’s Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), are continuing the investigation that began on October 7, 2013 into the murder of Sheri-Lynn McEWAN, 40 years of age, from Estaire. As part of the ongoing investigation, the Government of Ontario is offering a reward of ...

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OPP Investigate Fatal Collision on Hwy 144

On October 7, 2021 at 4:58 p.m., members from the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated a motor vehicle collision involving a pickup truck, Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) and a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) on Highway 144, near Marina Road in the City of Greater Sudbury. Preliminary investigation indicated that the SUV was traveling northbound ...

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NOSM strengthening roots in Thunder Bay

Earlier this week, Dr. Sartia Verma, Dean, President and CEO of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), hosted the first in a series of consultations on the future of NOSM. After providing community members with an update of the School’s impact on health care and education in Thunder Bay, Dr. Verma spoke about her vision for NOSM as Canada’s ...

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L’Ontario soutient les jeunes victimes et les survivantes et survivants de la traite des personnes dans le Nord de l’Ontario

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario investit plus de 15,3 millions de dollars sur cinq ans dans de nouveaux programmes visant à offrir à un plus grand nombre de jeunes victimes et de survivantes et survivants de la traite des personnes dans le Nord de l’Ontario les services dont ils ont besoin. Ce financement soutiendra de nouveaux services à Fort Frances, Kenora, ...

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The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra’s Linda Penner wins Orchestras Canada’s 2021 Betty Webster Award

Linda Penner is the winner of the Orchestras Canada Betty Webster Award for 2021. Linda Penner was nominated by the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. The award announcement, delivered by video, celebrates her long-time contributions to the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, the communities it serves, and the role she has played in sustaining the spirit and resilience of its musicians, staff, ...

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Manitouwade OPP investigate Break & Enter – Public Assistance Requested

The Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is requesting the public’s assistance regarding a break and enter as well as theft of several items at a residence in Manitouwadge, ON. Sometime over the night of Aug 27, 2021 from 08:30pm till the morning of Aug 28, 2021 at 08:30am unknown party(s) kicked open the rear door of 20 Wenonah Dr.  Manitouwadge ...

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Marathon OPP – Stunt Driving Charges Laid

On September 17, 2021, a Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was conducting radar patrol on Highway 17 east of Marathon, ON. The officer observed a motor vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The radar confirmed the vehicle speed to be in excess of 50km/hr over the posted 90km/hr speed limit. As a result, Blessing JOSEPH, age 33 ...

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Marathon OPP – Charges Laid after Traffic Complaint

On September 18, 2021, the Marathon OPP received a traffic complaint regarding a possible impaired driver of a motor vehicle in the Town of Marathon. At approximately 6:23pm, Police located the vehicle on Yawkey Avenue parked in the driveway of a residence. Police observed the accused sitting in the driver’s seat with the vehicle running. On speaking with the accused, officers ...

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Ontario Delivering Emergency Drought Support for Northwestern Farmers

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The Ontario government is following through on its commitment to support livestock farmers impacted by drought conditions in northwestern Ontario by launching AgriRecovery. “AgriRecovery support is crucial to help farmers recover from this ongoing drought conditions that has seriously impacted area crops,” said Lisa Thompson, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “We took action earlier this summer to provide ...

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