Northern Ontario

Investigation Continues into Hwy 69 Fatal Collision

Hwy69 Fatal Collision

Feb 7, 2018 @ 11:39 The investigation continues in a collision that occurred February 6th, 2018 on Highway 69 just south of the Shawanaga River Bridge. Investigators say that their investigation reveals that a northbound sports utility vehicle (SUV) crossed the centre line into the path of a southbound tractor-trailer when it collided. Upon impact, the SUV became engulfed in flames. ...

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Fatal Collision closes Highway 69 for 8 hours

Hwy69 Fatal Collision

Feb 7, 2018 @ 08:30 The West Parry Sound OPP Detachment closed Highway 69 in Shawanaga Township due to a two-vehicle collision.  OPP reported, “The crash involved a passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer. There are multiple deceased as a result of the crash. Highway 69 has been closed since 4:00 p.m. but is re-opening shortly.” There was a detour is available via ...

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SIU Investigating Fatal Police-involved Shooting in Timmins

Feb 4, 2018 @ 08:03 Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man Saturday, January 3rd, 2018 in Timmins. Preliminary information suggests the following: At approximately 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018, officers with the Timmins Police Service responded to the Emergency Medical Services building – located at 500 Algonquin Boulevard East ...

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Nine Arrested in Marathon Drug Investigation

Feb 2, 2018 @ 10:00 On February 1, 2018, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) with the assistance of the Provincial Operations Intelligence Bureau (POIB), the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Emergency Response Team (ERT), K-9 Unit, members of the Marathon OPP Detachment, Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS), and Anishinabek Police Service (APS) have charged 9 individuals ...

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NOWW Welcomes new president

Feb 2, 2018 @ 08:04 The Northwestern Ontario Writer’s Workshop is pleased to welcome its newest president, who will lead the organization toward its goal of fostering and developing writing in the region.   Elizabeth Pszczolko has been chosen as the new NOWW president, taking over for interim co-presidents, Susan Rogers and Charles Campbell, after past president, Jane Crossman’s three-year ...

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Motorist on James Bay Winter Road charged with drug offences

Feb 1, 2018 @ 08:02 On Wednesday January 30, 2018 at approximately 3:45 a.m., members of the Moosonee Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a motor vehicle on the James Bay Winter road between Moosonee and Fort Albany. During the investigation, small quantities of what are suspected to be cocaine, percocet and marihuana were seized. As a result, ...

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Ontario invests in job training up to 244 FN members with SuperCom

Ontario is investing in job training and economic development opportunities for Indigenous people in the Thunder Bay area. Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation David Zimmer visited Fort William First Nation to announce that the province is supporting a job training initiative for Indigenous people with SuperCom Industries LP. This investment, made through Ontario’s Indigenous Economic Development Fund, will support ...

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Marathon OPP Charge Impaired Woman with Care or Control

Jan 26, 2018 @ 10:30 On January 25, 2018 at approximately 5:20 p.m. officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment received a report regarding a possible impaired driver in the town of Marathon area. Officers patrolled the area and located the vehicle in a parking lot of a local business. When officers approached the vehicle they found it ...

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NOWW calls for nominations for the Kouhi Award and the Margaret Philips Award

Jan 26, 2018 @ 09:02 Northwestern Ontario writers who excel at their craft and continue to contribute to the rich and diverse literary fabric of the region, as well as the organizations and individuals that help grow the writing community will be honoured this spring with a pair of awards.   The Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop is calling for nominations ...

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Heading to Thunder Bay Thursday or Friday and Like Jazz – Don’t Miss This!

Jan 24, 2018 @ 21:57 The TSBO is offering for two nights only “Two red hot emerging artists on the New York jazz scene dazzle in Northern Lights Series!” Luke Sellick is bassist-of-choice for top-tier artists Russell Malone, Johnny O’Neal, Jimmy Greene and others, 26-year-old Luke is a compelling newcomer on the jazz scene. Raised in the rich and eclectic musical ...

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OPP – No Ice is ‘Safe Ice”

Jan 23, 2018 @ 15:54 Snowmobile Safety Week runs January 20-28, 2018. The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding snowmobilers to ride safely for an enjoyable winter season. Snowmobiling is one of the joys of a Canadian winter. But, not taking the necessary precautions can quickly result in tragedy.   No ice is “safe ice“. Underlying water currents or air pockets ...

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Travel Delays on Hwy 11 (Powassan) for Cleanup

Jan 18, 2018 @ 10:01 The Powassan OPP are letting Highway 11 travelers that there will be delays today while the clean-up of yesterdays crash continues. 1 north bound and 1 south bound lane remain closed for clean-up. Crash site is at Hwy11 & Proudfoot Rd. south of Powassan.   Yesterday morning, this tractor-trailer collided with the median and rolled over. ...

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Soo Locks close for Annual Maintenance

Jan 16, 2018 @ 14:30   The last ship of the year, the Edwin H. Gutt has passed through the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, The annual closing from January 15 through March 25. The Corps will use this time to perform critical maintenance measures on the lock structures. If you drive over the bridge you can see ...

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One Dies in Hwy 17 Collision of January 13, West Nipissing

On January 13, 2018, at approximately 7:17 p.m. members from the Warren/Sudbury Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the West Nipissing Fire Department and the District of Nipissing Emergency Medical Services (EMS), responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 17 east of Cache Bay road in the District of Nipissing.   Preliminary information is that an eastbound Dodge Ram ...

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