Northern Ontario

Mamakwa urges Ford government to step up and fix dire water crisis in Neskantaga

Sol Mamakwa, MPP for Kiiwetinoong  and NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation critic, has written an open letter to Doug Ford urging him to step up and respond to the dire water crisis facing Neskantaga. “For 25 years – an entire generation – Neskantaga has been without clean water, living under a boil water advisory. Then two weeks ago, dangerous hydrocarbons ...

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Sol Mamakwa demande au gouvernement Ford d’intervenir et de résoudre la crise de l’eau qui sévit à Neskantaga

Sol Mamakwa, député provincial de Kiiwetinoong et porte-parole du NPD en matière de relations et de réconciliation avec les Autochtones, a écrit une lettre ouverte à Doug Ford l’exhortant à réagir à la crise de l’eau qui sévit à Neskantaga. « Depuis 25 ans, soit  une génération entière, Neskantaga a été privé d’eau salubre, vivant sous le coup d’un avis d’ébullition ...

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Nipissing West OPP – OPP ERT Team Locates Missing Hunters

On October 25, 2020 at 11:55 p.m., members of the Nipissing West Detachment (Sudbury) of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of two missing people who failed to return to their remote hunting camp on Bushtail Lake, off of Highway 144 (Metagama Road), in Chalet Township. Investigation revealed a 39-year-old person from Nepean, Ontario and an 8-year-old ...

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Nipissing West OPP – Practice Safe Winter Driving Habits

Members of the Nipissing West Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind motorists to practice safe winter driving habits.  Snow and freezing temperatures have created some hazardous driving conditions. Motorists are reminded to completely clear the snow/ice off their vehicles and to ensure visibility in all directions before heading out onto the roadway.  A buildup of ...

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Nipigon OPP – Investigate Sudden Death

On October 7, 2020 at approximately 1:07 p.m. members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Nipigon Detachment responded to an incident where a male was located with vital signs absent at a residence in Nipigon. The male was transported to the hospital for medical treatment, but he was pronounced deceased once at the hospital. The deceased has been identified as ...

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Manitouwadge OPP – Investigate Break and Enter

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 weekend of October 2 and 3, 2020 unknown party(s) kicked open the door of 80B Matachewan Rd. Manitowadge and stole several electronic and sporting items. The home owner ...

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Investigation continues into Sheri-Lynn’s Death in 2013

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 started 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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CMHA Kenora, OPP to launch new mental health and addictions mobile crisis response program

A new partnership between Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Kenora Branch and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Kenora Detachment will provide more effective and appropriate responses to mental health and addictions-related crisis calls across the lifespan from youth to seniors, as well as reduce interactions with emergency departments and the justice system by directing more individuals to the right supports ...

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Travel Recommendations for Local Residents (Northwestern Ontario)

Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) urges the public to stay within northern Ontario. Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Manitoba and southern Ontario, non-essential travel outside of northern Ontario should be avoided. Dr. Kit Young-Hoon, Medical Officer of Health at NWHU recommends that those who decide to travel outside of northern Ontario perform a risk assessment before leaving the ...

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Nipigon OPP lay charges in Abduction – UPDATE

On September 14, 2020, officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Nipigon Detachment were dispatched to a report of a male having been abducted, forcibly confined and assaulted with a firearm in the town of Nipigon. The victim escaped his captures and received assistance from a witness who contacted police. The victim was transported to hospital with significant injuries. Two ...

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Nipigon OPP – Investigate Vehicle Theft and Fire

On September 12, 2020 at approximately 10:30 a.m., officers from the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a vehicle being stolen from a residence in the town of Red Rock. The vehicle is described as a 2015 white Chevrolet Silverado 2500 diesel pickup truck, four wheel drive, crew cab (4 doors). The vehicle was last ...

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Kirkland Lake OPP investigate fatal collision on HIghway 66 – UPDATE

Sep 23, 2020 at 10:29: On September 22, 2020, at approximately 5:04 p.m., members from the Kirkland Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision (MVC) involving a pickup truck and a motorcycle, on Highway 66 in McGarry Township. The operator of the motorcycle, Guy CHARBONNEAU, age 67, of McGarry Township, was pronounced ...

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East Algoma OPP – Sudbury Man Charged with Impaired

On September 20, 2020 at approximately 3:37 a.m., the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) members were on general patrol downtown Elliot Lake.   Police observed a suspicious vehicle and subsequently a traffic stop was conducted. The driver was spoken to and a strong odour of alcoholic beverage was detected emanating from their breath. The Approved Screening Device (ASD) was administered and ...

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Winning to the ‘MAX’!

James Wickman of Hearst loaded 24 family members on a rented coach bus and drove almost 10 hours to OLG’s Prize Centre in Toronto. He was excited and anxious to collect his massive $65 million jackpot from the Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 LOTTO MAX draw.   “The last time I won a big prize was in 1972 – $5,000 in ...

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