Northern Ontario

Company fined in the 2018 death of worker in the Big Pic Forest

Convicted: D & G Logging Ltd., 168 Government Road, Kapuskasing, Ontario, a small logging company near Manitouwadge, Ontario Location of Worksite: Near Long Pond Road in the Big Pic Forest north of Wawa and Lake Superior. Description of Offence: A worker was killed when the boom of a tree de-limbing machine released. Date of Offence: Jan. 15, 2018. Date of ...

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More than $9,000 in fines for illegally shooting bull moose

Two Kapuskasing men have been fined more than $9,000 after being convicted in a case where one man illegally shot a bull moose and the other passed it off as his own. On October 29, 2018 Alexandre Richard of Kapuskasing shot a cow and small bull moose although he and his hunting party were only licenced to hunt a cow ...

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Kapuskasing OPP looking for suspicious vehicle with two males

At approximately 10:35 a.m., on July 31, 2019, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) James Bay Detachment in Kapuskasking received a report about a suspicious vehicle driving through a construction zone on Highway 11 in Kapuskasing. At this time the OPP cannot confirm the identity of the people in the vehicle that was occupied by two males. The OPP is continuing to ...

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OPP investigate Fatal Collision between Tractor Trailer and SUV west of Marathon

Jul 31, 2019 @ 11:11 – UPDATE Road Closure: #Hwy17 between #Marathon and #TerraceBay – Highway now alternating traffic through. Jul 31, 2019 @ 09:42 – On Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at approximately 21:45 pm, members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision (MVC), involving a tractor-trailer unit (TTU) and an SUV ...

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Tractor Trailer Driver stabbed by Passenger

On July 24, 2019, at approximately 1:25 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a stabbing incident on Highway 11, between Iroquois Falls and Cochrane, Ontario. Investigation revealed the driver of a tractor-trailer was stabbed by the passenger while driving.  The driver was transported to hospital by the Cochrane District ...

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Additional Charges Laid in UHaul crashing into Cochrane OPP Detachment

On July 22, 2019, at approximately 6:15 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle crashing into the OPP detachment on Third Avenue in the Town of Cochrane, Ontario. A member of the public, who was in the front lobby, suffered serious injuries and was transported to hospital by the ...

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U-Haul drives into Cochrane Detachment – Detachment Closed at this time UPDATE

Jul 23, 2019 @ 11:20: The James Bay (Cochrane) Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment is closed at this time as a result of an ongoing investigation. There is no change in our police operations for the community of Cochrane and surrounding areas. Officers are still working and taking calls for service. The public can attend the OPP Detachment located in Iroquois Falls ...

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Fort Frances OPP advise of McIrvine Road Closure due to derailment

At approximately 11:00pm on Sunday July 21, 2019 there was a collision between two trains at the McIrvine road crossing in Fort Frances, Ontario. This collision caused five train cars to dislodge from the tracks. The Ontario Provincial Police is glad to report that there were no injuries, and no leaks or spills from the collision. Members of the Ontario Provincial Police, Fort ...

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Ontario Government announces $6 million investment to repair Tilden Lake Dam

The Ontario government is protecting the people of Northern Ontario by investing in critical infrastructure to improve public safety. Today John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, was joined by Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and MPP for Nipissing, to announce a $6 million investment to replace the Tilden Lake Dam. “The safety of ...

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South Porcupine OPP charge driver with impaired after collision on Hwy 101

On July 9, 2019 at approximately 1:00 p.m., members of the South Porcupine Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 101 in Taylor Township, Ontario. The collision occurred between a pickup truck and a farm tractor. Three people were taken to hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. Standard Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) was ...

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NDP urges Ford to take action to stem Thunder Bay job losses

As workers and families reel from the news that Bombardier plans to issue hundreds of lay-off notices at its Thunder Bay plant, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and MPP Judith Monteith-Farrell (Thunder Bay-Atikokan) are urging the province to get in gear and take action, rather than just letting the jobs go.   “Our hearts are with the workers and families who ...

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West Parry Sound OPP Release name of Deceased in Collision

On July 4, 2019, at approximately 12:39 p.m., members from the West Parry Sound Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the West Parry Sound and Sudbury Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and the Britt Fire Department, responded to a collision involving a pickup truck and a fuel tanker truck on Highway 69 in the area of the French River. The ...

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Lake Superior continues to hit record high water levels

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces that that based on preliminary data, new record high monthly mean water levels were set on Lake Superior, Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario in June. The new record June levels are between three and four inches higher than the previous records for the month, which were set in ...

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Lifejacket Use saves six lives on Moose River

On July 7, 2019, at approximately 4:40 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a vessel in distress on the Moose River near Moosonee, Ontario. Upon arrival on scene, officers observed the vessel to be nearly completely submerged. Three adults and three children (aged 2-14 years) were observed in the water. All occupants ...

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