Northern Ontario

Wynne’s Ring of Fire promises can’t be trusted: MPP Mantha

After continued broken promises to northerners on the Ring of Fire, Premier Kathleen Wynne can no longer be trusted to lead the urgent development, said MPP Michael Mantha, NDP critic for Northern Development and Mines.   “Kathleen Wynne has been making promises to the people of Northern Ontario on the Ring of Fire over her four years as premier.   Yet ...

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Sarissa Provides Shareholder Update

Sarissa Resources Inc. is pleased to provide the following update to its shareholders on the business activities related to the renewed development of its Nio-Star Corp. (Nio-Star) subsidiary’s Nemegosenda specialty metals (niobium) project located near Chapleau, Ontario, Canada.   Corporate and Capital Raising Update Nio-Star has closed on the financing previously announced in its news release of June 29, 2017, ...

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Northern Ontario Party Elect new Directors at AGM

The Northern Ontario Party was busy this past weekend with hosting their first AGM at Kettle Lakes Provincial Park near Timmins, Ontario. But when the dust settled the Northern Ontario Party had its first truly elected executive board in the Party’s history. The NOP is proud to announce that the members have overwhelmingly voted in favor of keeping the present ...

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Manitouwadge Man killed in Collision

Aug 15, 2017 @ 10:45 On August 14, 2017 at approximately 12:45 p.m. members of the Marathon/Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision approximately 25km south of Manitouwadge on Highway 614. A single motor vehicle, a Ford F150 pickup truck travelling north bound, crossed the southbound lane were it struck a rock cut. Emergency services ...

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Vanhof Writes Wynne About LCBO Closure in Larder Lake

Aug 4, 2017 @ 08:07   August 3, 2017 The Honourable Kathleen Wynne Premier of Ontario Room 281, Main Legislative Building, Queen’s Park Toronto, Ontario M7A 1A1 Dear Premier Wynne, The LCBO has closed its outlet in Larder Lake. I am writing to you directly because the Minister of Finance has not responded to any of my enquiries to date. ...

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TSB recommends the use of leading indicators to help better focus track inspections following 2015 derailment near Gogama, Ontario

Aug 3, 2017 @ 14:54 Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is recommending that Transport Canada (TC) incorporate predictive data on rail surface conditions to help better focus its targeted regulatory track inspections. The Board’s recommendation (R17-02) was issued as part of its investigation (R15H0021) into the March 2015 derailment and fire involving a Canadian National (CN) freight ...

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Impaired Driver Charged in Motorcyclist’s Death

On Monday, July 31, 2017 at approximately 10:39pm, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) as well as Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and Gorham Fire Department responded to a two vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and a truck. The collision occurred at the intersection of Highway 589 and Kam Current Road in Gorham ...

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Death of Boater on Grassy Narrows Lake

Jul 30, 2017 @ 22:36 Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are currently investigating the death of a boater on Grassy Narrows Lake. On Saturday, July 29, 2017, Treaty Three Police Service notified the OPP of a missing man on Grassy Narrows Lake. Police were advised that four individuals had overturned a boat and fallen ...

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Search Expands for Missing Male – James Begg

The Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 39 year old male from Kenora. He was reported missing to police on Friday, July 21, 2017. James BEGG was last seen in the downtown area of Kenora on July 16, 2017. He is described as an indigenous male, 5’11, larger build, ...

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Hillsport Man has over 50 Firearms seized, and other charges

Jul 25, 2017 @ 07:03 Members of the Marathon and Manitouwadge Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a firearms related call in the town of Hillsport on July 23, 2017 at approximately 7:30am. As a result of their investigation, one male was taken into custody without incident. Further, a search warrant was executed resulting in the seizure ...

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Driver of Car Charged with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing Death – Motorcyclist Dies from Injuries in Collision

Jul 20, 2017 @ 17:17 On Sunday, July 16, 2017 at approximately 8:40 am, officers from the Greenstone Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Greenstone Fire Service and Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a motor vehicle collision between a car and a motorcycle on Highway 11 at Kenogamisis Dam Road. During this investigation the ...

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