Northern Ontario

Manitouwadge OPP Charge Snowmachine Driver with Impaired Operation of a MSV

On December 2, 2018 at approximately 11:00 p.m. an officer of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Manitouwadge detachment was on patrol when he observed a motorized snow machine (MSV) driving on a roadway in Manitouwadge. The MSV was traveling in the center of the roadway and when police attempted to stop the MSV the driver failed to stop. The officer ...

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Ontario Supporting Far North Winter Roads Network

  Ontario’s Government for the People is connecting communities and creating opportunities for economic development by investing in the 2018-19 winter roads program. Today, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and Minister of Indigenous Affairs Greg Rickford attended the Chiefs of Ontario Special Chiefs’ Assembly in Toronto to announce $5.7 million in funding for 29 First Nations and the ...

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Changes in the North East Region (NER) Command team

Chief Superintendent Fern Labelle, Regional Commander for the North East Region’s Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) announces the following changes within the North East Region (NER) Command team. Newly promoted Superintendent Mike Pilon has assumed command of the Regional Superintendent of Support portfolio. Superintendent Pilon has 24 years of policing experience. His career began at the Cochrane Detachment in 1994 before ...

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Marathon OPP Investigate Break & Enter, 10 charges laid against individual

On November 16, 2018 at approximately 8:30 p.m. officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment and Anishinabek Police Service (APS) Pic River Detachment, were dispatched to Nature Nut Resort & Café on Highway 17 approximately 40km east of Marathon regarding a Break and Enter (B&E) in progress. When officers arrived they located a male outside the business. He ...

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NDP will table motion for broadband internet service throughout rural Ontario

NDP Deputy Leader John Vanthof will be tabling a motion on Thursday to bring in broadband internet service to support business and growth in rural Ontario. “Modern farms and rural-based businesses need as much technology as businesses in urban areas. Basic technology like broadband internet that is taken for granted in cities is just not available or affordable in rural ...

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Fatal Collision closes Hwy 11 for 6 1/2 hours

On November 12, 2018, at approximately 7:50 p.m., Kapuskasing officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), as well as the Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 11 near Kitigan, Ontario.   The OPP have confirmed that the driver and lone occupant of the motor vehicle, Cindy PETIT, 43 years of age, ...

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Coast Guard units, partners crack down on illegal charters

The Coast Guard and Chicago-area partner agencies, including the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Chicago Police Marine Unit, cracked down on boat owners and operators conducting illegal charter operations on Lake Michigan in Chicago this summer, resulting in terminations, suspensions and fines.   Coast Guard Station Calumet Harbor, working in close coordination with Coast Guard Investigative Service, conducted ...

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VIA Rail Canada at 40: Four decades of cuts, heartbreak and lost opportunities

Forty years ago this Monday (October 29), VIA Rail Canada was born as an operating railway when it assumed the operation of The Canadian, the Super Continentaland the other remaining Western Canadian passenger trains from Canadian Pacific (CP) and Canadian National (CN). “The sad reality is the high hopes of the Canadian public and the railroaders who diligently maintained those ...

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Investigation reopened into 1972 death of Audrey Anderson

In the early morning hours of October 11, 1972, the deceased body of Audrey ANDERSON, 19-years-old, of Sioux Lookout, was located on the south shoulder of Drayton Road east of Highway 72. At the time, the incident was investigated as a motor vehicle collision. Ontario Chief Coroner, Doctor Dirk HUYER and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Criminal Investigation Branch, Detective Inspector ...

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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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Update #2 – Missing Person – Bradley Kirkrude Jr. of Big Island First Nation

The Treaty Three Police and Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are currently looking for a missing person and investigating the circumstances around the male’s disappearance. Bradley KIRKRUDE Jr. (26 years of age) of Big Island First Nation Territory was reported missing on October 8, 2018, after he was last seen leaving a residence on Big Island First Nation ...

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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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