Northern Ontario

Nipigon OPP investigate Death at Stillwater Park

On August 23, 2020, at approximately 3:46 am officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Nipigon Detachment were called to investigate an incident at Stillwater Park on Highway 11-17. Police arrived and located an unresponsive male. The male was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.   The deceased has been identified as Seth DIONNE (32 years of age) ...

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Nipissing OPP identify Deceased found near Fox Lake Road

On August 19, 2020, at approximately 12:05 p.m., members of the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and OPP Canine Unit located a deceased person near Fox Lake Road in Venturi Township. A post mortem examination was conducted on Friday, August 21, 2020 at Health Sciences North in Sudbury. The deceased person has been identified as Constance Richards, age 26 of ...

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Fatal Collision closes Highway 17 (east of Ignace) UPDATED

Aug 20, 2020 at 16:52 On August 20, 2020 at approximately 2:30 am officers from the Ignace and Dryden Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17, Dewan Township, approximately 15 km East of Ignace. Three tractor trailer units (TTU); two travelling west and one travelling east collided. Two occupants of one ...

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The G’minoomaadozimin – We Are Living Well project receives Provincial Funding

Minister Greg Rickford (Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and Minister of Indigenous Affairs) made an announcement yesterday on behalf of Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development. He announced that the Ontario government is investing $280,500 to help Nokiiwin Tribal Council provide culturally-appropriate training and programs. “We are committed to supporting workers, students and families living in First ...

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Community of Red Lake evacuates under Threat of Forest Fire

  The community of Red Lake issued an evacuation order Monday night. This was to urge all vulnerable residents to leave immediately, and others to leave that evening as a forest fire (RED049) was threatening the hydro lines and main access to the community. More than 4,000 people began to leave and were registering at the Township of Ear Falls or ...

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Le financement créera de nouveaux emplois et favorisera le secteur technologique dans le Nord de l’Ontario

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario accorde plus de un million de dollars pour appuyer le secteur de la technologie, créer des emplois et stimuler l’économie numérique dans le Nord. Le financement est consenti à huit entreprises par l’entremise de la Société de gestion du Fonds du patrimoine du Nord de l’Ontario (SGFPNO). « Tandis que nous mettons l’accent sur la relance ...

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Funding will create new jobs and promote technology sector in Northern Ontario

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The Ontario government is providing more than $1 million to support the technology sector, create jobs and help boost the digital economy in the North. Funding is being delivered to eight companies through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC). “As we focus on economic recovery, our government is proud to make targeted investments in growing sectors and businesses here ...

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OPP To Close EMO Detachment

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be closing one of its detachments in the Rainy River District. The OPP detachment in Emo is officially closing on August 5, 2020. This will not impact the level of service provided to Emo or the surrounding townships. If anyone has to self-report an incident, members of the public can attend the Rainy River ...

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Nipissing West OPP – Sudden Death being investigated

On August 1, 2020 at 5:30 p.m., with the assistance of a member of the public in a private boat, officers from the Nipissing West (Noëlville) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Sudbury Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a personal injury incident at Devil’s Bay on Eighteen Mile Island on the North Channel of the lower French ...

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Schreiber OPP – Remember to Lock your Vehicle

With summer upon us there is an increase in foot traffic on our local streets which can lead to crimes of opportunity. Members of the Schreiber Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding the public to help assist in preventing these types of crimes by locking their vehicles and keeping valuables out of sight. During the evening of July 18th and the ...

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NW OPP – Spike in Drug Overdose Cases

Over the last two weeks, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in the three communities of Kenora, Dryden and Fort Frances have responded to a number of drug overdoses; one being fatal.   The drug used has been described to police as “yellow down” or “purple down” and is believed to contain fentanyl. Fentanyl is an extremely potent opioid and is approximately ...

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Timmins to improve public transit with Federal and Provincial funding

Timmins received funding in an announcement yesterday for improvements to their public transit infrastructure. Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Dave Smith, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Indigenous Affairs and Member of Provincial Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha ...

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Ontario Reaches Agreement with Flying Post First Nation on Historic Land Claim

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The Ontario government announced today the final settlement of a 115 year old land claim that addresses the shortfall of land received by Flying Post First Nation, as part of the James Bay Treaty (Treaty #9) that was originally signed in 1905. The $14.1 million settlement will contribute to the future economic prosperity of the First Nation. “I’m pleased that ...

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