Northern Ontario

Cochrane OPP Search for Missing Youth

On May 30, 2019, at approximately 9:30 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a missing person occurrence in the Town of Cochrane, Ontario.   Braden LINKLATER, 14-years-old, was last seen on May 29, 2019, at approximately 1:00 p.m. in the Town of Cochrane, Ontario. The male is described as Indigenous, 5’5″, ...

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Red Lake OPP investigate Fatal Plane Crash

On May 29, 2019 at approximately 9:50 a.m. officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Red Lake Detachment received a report of a downed aircraft and forest fire in the area of Domain Lake which is West of Red Lake.   Investigators have determined that both the pilot and the passenger were deceased.   Red Lake officers are being assisted ...

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2019 Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards

Celebrating Northern Ontario’s best and brightest from the past two years, on Saturday May 25, MFM unveiled their NOMFA award recipients in 13 different award categories acknowledging achievements in both Music and Film. With representation from across Northern Ontario, MFM is thrilled to see these awards unite communities across the North and feature exceptional talent and diversity that exists from ...

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OPP Continue Search for Missing Woman

On May 22, 2019, at 4:03 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a marine incident in the area of the Mattagami and Moose Rivers, near the area known as Moose River Crossing, Ontario. The investigation has revealed two persons were in a small vessel when they encountered trouble and ...

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James Bay OPP search for Missing Boater

On May 22, 2019, at 4:03 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a marine incident in the area of the Mattagami and Moose Rivers, near the area known as Moose River Crossing, Ontario. The preliminary investigation has revealed two persons were in a small vessel when they encountered trouble ...

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Nipigon OPP respond to distress call from ELB on Jackpine River

On Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11:15 am, officers from the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a distress call from an emergency locator beacon on Jackpine River approximately 8 kilometres north of Highway 17. Upon arriving at scene officers learned from a witness that a person kayaking on the river had become submerged and trapped ...

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Parliamentary Assistants Consulting with Steel and Northern Stakeholders on Industrial Electricity Prices

Ontario’s government is working for the people by holding consultations to hear from businesses firsthand on industrial electricity pricing and programs. Ross Romano and Paul Calandra, Parliamentary Assistants to the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, met with steel and northern sector stakeholders in Sault Ste. Marie today. This session is one of several in-person consultations to be held ...

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North West Region Crime Unit Assist Treaty Three Police in discovery of Human Remains

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police North West Region Crime Unit and Treaty Three Police Service under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) are investigating human remains found on May 15, 2019 in an area near the community of Big Island First Nation.   Police are working with the Ontario Forensic Pathology Services – Forensic Anthropology (OFPS) ...

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Horwath takes Ford to task for pushing Sudbury hospital near code orange

Under Doug Ford, Ontario’s hospitals are in an even worse crisis. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath went to bat for Sudbury’s Health Sciences North in question period Thursday as the hospital deals with overcrowding on the verge of a code orange. A code orange is called when a disaster results in mass casualties, straining the hospital’s resources. “For over a week ...

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Temiskaming OPP investigate found human remains – two men arrested

On May 14, 2019, members of the Temiskaming Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit arrested two people in relation to an on-going investigation involving found human remains. On April 15, 2019, Temiskaming OPP were notified of found human remains in Coleman Township, South East of the Town of Cobalt, Ontario. A post mortem was later conducted by the Ontario Forensic Pathology ...

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OPP Investigate Fatal Fire in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation

On May 5, 2019, five bodies were located and recovered from a home that was destroyed as a result of a residential fire on Macheetao Road in the community of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation on May 2, 2019. The Ontario Forensic Pathology Services – Forensic Anthropology (OFPS) and Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario (OCCO) in Toronto have completed ...

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North Bay OPP Investigate Fatal Collision

On May 10, 2019, at approximately 9:50 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North Bay Detachment, Phelps Volunteer Fire Brigade and Nipissing Paramedic Services responded to a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles on Highway 63 in Phelps Township, Ontario, near Evergreen Road. Both drivers were transported to the hospital by ambulance. One driver had serious injuries and the second driver ...

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Temiskaming Shores declares a state of emergency

The Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has been advised that the City of Temiskaming Shores has declared a state of emergency due to the rising water levels and ice building up on shore. The area near the lake on Fleming Drive has been closed down, and barricades are in place. Temiskaming OPP urge the public to remain ...

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Consent Not Garnered for Ferrochrome Facility

It was announced that Noront Resources Ltd. chose Sault Ste. Marie as the future home of its ferrochrome processing The announcement was held at City Hall with various speakers including Mayor Provenzano and City Council representatives. Absent from the event was leadership from Batchewana First Nation, the reason was lack of consultation. Chief Dean Sayers of Batchewana First Nation (BFN) ...

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