Northern Ontario

Three Confederation College Alumni to Receive President’s Awards in Recognition of Remarkable Achievement

  Confederation College is honouring three alumni for their remarkable achievements by presenting each of them with a President’s Award. Al Bourbouhakis, Melissa Hardy-Giles and Thomas McDonald were acknowledged at the 24th Annual Community Partners’ Evening  Thursday, September 19. “These individuals are wonderful exemplars of what can be achieved with great passion, commitment and leadership,” said Kathleen Lynch, President of ...

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Have you seen Steven Leblanc of Elliot Lake?

On September 16, 2019, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Elliot Lake Detachment responded to a report of a missing male from the Elliot Lake, Ontario area. OPP Investigation has revealed that Steven LEBLANC, a 56 year old male had not been heard from since the first week of September, 2019. He is described as white, approximately 5′ 10″ ...

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Greenstone OPP investigate Burning Vehicles

On September 18, 2019 at 3:42am, members of the Greenstone Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Greenstone Fire Department received a report of a fire at a commercial property on Queen Street in the Town of Longlac, ON. Police and Fire Department arrived on scene to find several vehicles located in the parking lot of the property, ...

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North Bay OPP investigate fatal collision between bicyclist and car – UPDATE

Sep 7, 2019 @ 07:10 – On September 1, 2019, at approximately 9:10 a.m., the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was called to investigate a motor vehicle collision on Highway 63 in the City of North Bay between a bicycle and a passenger car. The cyclist has been identified as 24-year-old, Shelby DICKEY, from Grey County, Ontario. The ...

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North Bay OPP Charge Male after Boat Capsizes

On August 28, 2019, at approximately 5:45 p.m. the North Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a capsized boat in Callander Bay, Lake Nipissing, Ontario.   There were three males on board and their vessel was heavily loaded with construction material, as they were on route to an island camp. They were approximately one kilometer from shore when the ...

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Sudbury OPP investigate collision on Highway 144 – UPDATE

Sep 1, 2019 @ 08:12 – On August 20, 2019 at approximately 7:45 a.m., officers from the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Sudbury Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Cartier Fire Department and Ornge Air Ambulance responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway 144 at Crab Lake, Cartier Township, Ontario. Investigation revealed the northbound pick-up truck drove ...

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OPP Looking for Witnesses in Pearl, Ontario collision

On August 19, 2019 at approximately 6:05 pm officers from the Thunder Bay and Nipigon Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 11/17, near Pearl, ON (East of Thunder Bay).   The two occupants from the SUV were pronounced deceased at the scene and the driver of the tractor-trailer unit (TTU) has been ...

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Ford ripping up agreement with Matawa-member First Nations drags Ring of Fire backwards

Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement in response to the Ford government ripping up the regional framework agreement between Ontario and the chiefs of the Matawa First Nations, which was designed to advance development in the Ring of Fire:   “Ripping up the framework agreement between Ontario and the nine Matawa-member First Nations takes Ontario backwards ...

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

Aug 22, 2019 @ 09:15 – 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. Three occupants, all youths, were injured and one 17-year-old ...

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Nipigon OPP deploy spike belt to stop stolen vehicle

  On Monday, August 19th, 2019, at approximately 9:45 pm officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were contacted by a member of the public advising someone had stolen their pickup truck from their driveway. Officers conducted patrols locating the stolen vehicle approximately 5 minutes later in the Town of Nipigon. An officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop however ...

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Hwy 17 Closed (near Pearl, east of Thunder Bay) – UPDATE

On August 19, 2019, at approximately 6:05 p.m., officers from the Thunder Bay and Nipigon Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Shuniah Fire and Emergency Services and Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 11/17 near Pearl Road 5, in the Municipality of Shuniah. Preliminary investigation revealed that an eastbound Sport Utility Vehicle ...

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Highway 11 Closed (New Liskeard) – Detour in place

Aug 19, 2019 @ 21:38 – On August 17, 2019, at approximately 12:30 p.m., members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), District of Timiskaming Emergency Medical Services and Temiskaming Shores Fire Department were dispatched to a collision involving a train and a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) at the Ontario Northland Railway crossing on Highway 11 near Bedard ...

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Science North’s “Northern THINK Hub” opens at the Thunder Bay Public Library

Science North is installing a “Northern THINK Hub” at the Thunder Bay Public Library – Brodie Resource Library, which is modeled on the popular THINK visitor experience that recently opened at Science North. THINK stands for Tinker, Hack, Innovate, Network, and Know. The hub combines science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, and encourages hands-on experimentation with real tools, materials ...

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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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