Northern Ontario

State of the North Conference features local perspectives and international ideas

Attendees at Northern Policy Institute (NPI)’s second annual State of the North Conference presented by Northern Ontario Workforce Planning will learn firsthand from the experiences of both local communities and international leaders on taxation and policy experimentation. This year’s conference, ‘Bold Approaches: Taxing for Growth’, promises to deliver bold ideas and spark important discussions about the state of Ontario’s northern ...

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Thunder Bay Man charged in Marathon for Care and Control

On August 22, 2018 at approximately 7:45 p.m. officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment received a report regarding a possible impaired male sitting in his vehicle in a parking lot of a local business west of Marathon on Highway 17. Officers attended the area and located the vehicle with one male occupant. After further investigation and speaking ...

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Fatal Collision between South African Cyclist and Car Closes Hwy 17 for 9.5 hours

On Wednesday August 22, 2018, shortly after 8:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Thessalon Detachment, the OPP Technical Collision Investigation (TCI) team and with the assistance of Algoma Paramedic Services responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a car and a bicycle on Highway 17, west of Dayton Road in the Municipality of Huron Shores. ...

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Fatal Collision east of Dryden – Hwy 17 Remains closed for Investigation

On August 22, 2018 at approximately 11:10 a.m. officers from the Dryden Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 17, Southworth Township, approximately 30 km East of Dryden. Dryden Ambulance, Air Ambulance and Wabigoon Volunteer Fire Department attended the scene. A passenger in the mini-van was pronounced dead at the scene and ...

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Northeast Fire Region – August 22

On the afternoon of August 22, there are 31 active forest fires across the Northeast. All of these fires are either being held, under control or being observed. No new fire were confirmed today, at the time of this update. Parry Sound 33 This fire is being held at 11,362 hectares. To find an updated map of current travel restrictions ...

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Charges Laid in Death of Joseph Topping

On February 14, 2018, members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) located human remains in a wooded area within the City of Elliot Lake, Ontario. The human remains were that of missing person, Joseph TOPPING, 31 years-old from Elliot Lake, Ontario.   On February 26, 2018, a post-mortem examination was concluded by the Office of the ...

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Northeast Fire Region – August 21, 2018

On the afternoon of August 21, there are 35 active forest fires across the Northeast. Of these, only 1 fire is not yet under control. The remaining 34 fires are either being held, under control or being observed. One new fire was confirmed today, at the time of this update: Sudbury 117 covers 0.1 of a hectare and is located ...

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Tbaytel for Good Community Fund Launches Fall 2018 Campaign

Tbaytel has officially launched its Tbaytel for Good Community Fund fall 2018 campaign. “One of the questions we are often asked as Tbaytel for Good judges is what we look for when reviewing the submissions that come in, as well as what we feel makes a successful project stand out,” says Tbaytel for Good selection committee member Marilyn McIntosh. “We ...

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Theft of Gas in Thunder Bay leads to Search and Arrest in Schreiber

On Saturday, August 18th, 2018, at approximately 12:00 pm officers of the Nipigon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were advised of a theft of gas in Thunder Bay. The vehicle resembling the description in the theft of gas was later observed on highway 17 near Schreiber. When the driver observed police the motor vehicle fled from police. The vehicle was soon ...

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Search continues for Henry Stone-Arnold west of Dryden

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Dryden is requesting the assistance of the public to locate a missing male.   Henry STONE-ARNOLD (28 years) of Dryden, ON was last spoken to on 08 August, 2018 at approximately 11:00pm. He was believed to be in the Dryden area at that time.   STONE-ARNOLD’s vehicle was located near Highway 594 approximately 1 kilometre west ...

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Thunder Bay MPs Visit Science North’s Growing Summer Science Camp Programs

  Patty Hajdu, MP for Thunder Bay- Superior North, and Don Rusnak, MP for Thunder Bay – Rainy River, visited with youth who are participating in four of Science North’s summer science camp programs in Thunder Bay. For over 30 years, Northern Ontario children have benefited from Science North’s summer science camp experiences. During this time, Science North has expanded ...

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Hwy 69 Remains Open despite Smoke Levels

Aug 1, 2018 @ 18:32 The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is on scene supporting the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) in relation to Parry Sound Fire 33 by ensuring public safety and assisting with evacuations. The OPP is monitoring the smoke levels on Highway 69 and is reminding the public to slow down and turn on head and ...

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Forest Fire Situation – UPDATE Aug 1, 2018 @ 07:35

Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services Forest Fire Situation Update Northeast Fire Region July 31, 2018 Time of Report 10:45 By the evening of July 31, there were 41 active forest fires across the northeast. Of these, 13 are not yet under control, 28 are either being held, under control or being observed. There were five new fires confirmed in ...

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Forest Fire Situation – UPDATE Jul 28, 2018 @ 11:50

Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services Forest Fire Situation Update – Northeast Fire Region July 28, 2018 Time of Report 11:50 By the evening of July 28 there were 39 active forest fires across the northeast. Of these, 12 are not yet under control, 27 are either being held, under control or being observed. There were no new fires discovered ...

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Gélinas “Small and Rural Hospitals waiting for promised funding”

Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas rose in the Legislature Wednesday afternoon to share the concerns of the province’s small and rural hospitals. “It is my pleasure to share with the House an issue happening in all of our small and rural hospitals. The small and rural hospitals are the ones that serve many of the people in my riding, in ...

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