Northern Ontario

Marathon OPP Vehicle Catches Fire

On Sunday May 5, 2019 approximately 08:20pm while on patrol in the Town of Marathon, one of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) vehicles was involved in a fire. The vehicle, a 2016 Chevy Tahoe was parked at 13 Jackson Crescent, Marathon, when the vehicle began to smoke from under the hood. The officer attempted to extinguish the fire with an ...

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North Bay OPP investigate Death of infant

At approximately 12:20 a.m., on May 4, 2019, officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North Bay Detachment responded to a residence in East Ferris Township, Ontario. When officers arrived at the scene, they were met by Nipissing Paramedic Services. Investigation revealed that a baby had been born at the residence. The baby and mother were both brought to hospital, where ...

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Ford’s cancellation of 50 million trees program hurts northern businesses

Doug Ford’s decision to cancel the 50 million trees program is hurting northern businesses and tree growers, and wasting millions of tree seedlings that could have grown Ontario’s forests, said NDP MPP Judith Monteith-Farrell (Thunder Bay – Atikokan) during question period Thursday.   “The Ford government is hurting businesses in northern Ontario that depended on the 50 million trees program ...

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Ford government needs to stop blocking relief for Northern drivers

NDP House Leader Gilles Bisson, the MPP for Timmins, issued the following statement after the Competition Bureau found that Northern gas prices have not been subject to price fixing — a claim the Doug Ford government made in an attempt to stall NDP legislation to regulate gas prices:   “If the Competition Bureau says gas companies are following the law on pricing, then we need to ...

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Forests Ontario Intends to Continue to Plant Trees and Speak for the Forest

Despite the recent Ontario government announcement to cut the 50 Million Tree program, Forests Ontario expects to find a way, with existing and new partners, to plant trees, educate Ontarians and speak for the forest and all forest users, the tree planting and forest advocacy group said today. Forests Ontario, Canada’s largest tree planting charity, remains optimistic that now that ...

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South Porcupine OPP Locate Overdue Canoeists

On April 28, 2019, at 9:32 p.m., members of the South Porcupine Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were notified about two overdue canoeists on the Tatachikapika River, near Timmins, Ontario. Police were unable to locate the pair during a ground search Sunday night. With the assistance of OPP Aviation Services, both men were located by police helicopter this morning. The ...

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Ford must respect agreement with Kashechewan and take action on relocation: NDP

More than 250 evacuated members of the Kashechewan First Nation were at Queen’s Park on Monday to tell the Ford government to stop ignoring the agreement it signed, and begin the relocation of the community to higher ground now.   NDP MPPs Guy Bourgouin (Mushkegowuk-James Bay) and Sol Mamakwa (Kiiwetinoong), along with NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, brought the need to ...

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Victim in Highway 11 Collision Identified

On April 23, 2019, at approximately 7:45 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a collision on Highway 11 in Calder Township, west of the Town of Cochrane, Ontario.   Police investigation revealed that a mini-van collided head-on with a commercial motor vehicle.   ...

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North Bay OPP looking for Witnesses in Pedestrian Collision

At approximately 8:45 p.m., on March 25, 2019, officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North Bay Detachment responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17, east of Highway 17B, in the City of North Bay, Ontario. A 33-year-old female pedestrian from Nipissing First Nation suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital. OPP Traffic Collision ...

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Search Continues for Missing Couple and Helicopter – UPDATE Helicopter Found

Mar 12, 2019 @ 15:43 The search for two people onboard a Robinson R66 helicopter that went missing between Sudbury and Kapuskasing, Ontario, ended with the discovery of their aircraft on March 11, 2019. Unfortunately, when Royal Canadian Air Force search and rescue technicians (SAR techs) arrived at the crash site, Jody and Nicole Blais were found without vital signs. ...

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Stolen Vehicle Recovered and Male Charged

On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at approximately 7:50 p.m. the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call regarding a theft of fuel from the SPG on Peninsula Road in Marathon. The vehicle was White Ford F250 driven by a lone male. The vehicle left without paying for fuel travelling north on Peninsula Road towards Highway 17. It was unknown ...

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OPP Search for Missing Helicopter

On March 6, 2019, at approximately 9:00 a.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an incident where a female and a male from the Town of Kapuskasing, Ontario, were reported missing.   Police information revealed that Nicole Blais, 47-years-old and Jody Blais, 49-years-old, both from Kapuskasing, Ontario, failed to return, via helicopter, ...

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New Internship Program Creating More Jobs for Indigenous, Skilled Workers

Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Indigenous Affairs, announced the government is launching a new Northern Ontario Internship Program. “Changes to the internship program ensure our government is well-positioned to assist northern employers in providing work experience to a broader range of interns,” said Minister Rickford. “We are removing barriers to participation in ...

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Ford government not taking action on Cat Lake: NDP

During question period on Monday, NDP MPP Sol Mamakwa, said the Ford government is failing to take action for the people of Cat Lake First Nation, who are going into their second month under a state of emergency.   “Cat Lake First Nation has asked this government for housing and health emergency relief,” said Mamakwa, the NDP’s Indigenous Relations and ...

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