Northern Ontario

Tractor Trailer Driver charged in Collision

Jun 4, 2018 @ 14:55 On Friday, June 1st, 2018, at approximately 02:00 pm, members of the Marathon and Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision (MVC), Highway 17, approximately 10km west of Marathon near Wolf Camp Lake. It was reported that an eastbound tractor-trailer unit (TTU) had left the roadway and ...

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Coast Guard medevacs man from vessel 15 miles off Harbor Beach, Michigan

Jun 1, 2018 @ 21:34 The U.S. Coast Guard conducted a medevac of an approximately 54-year-old man off a vessel 15 miles northeast of Harbor Beach, Michigan, Friday. There is no Coast Guard imagery at this time and the name of the person is not being released. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Detroit command center received a report from the Manitowoc, a ...

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Polar Bear Express – Update May 31, 2018

Updated as of 16:30 EDT May 31, 2018 Work crews and equipment will begin to facilitate re-railing of the cars and repair of infrastructure. We expect train service to be suspended until Monday, June 4th. We will continue to provide updates until service is restored. Please check back for more information. If you have scheduled travel during this time,  please contact us ...

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Protest Activities prevent flow of traffic to Lac des Illes Mine

May 31, 2018 @ 20:37 Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is advising motorists to be aware of a traffic disruption when travelling on the private access road to Lac Des Iles Mine. Lac Des Iles Mine is located approximately 112 kilometres north of Thunder Bay on Highway 527. Protest activities have prevented the flow of traffic on the private access road ...

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On Thunder Bay visit, Horwath focuses on health care

May 19, 2018 @ 16:41 During a visit to Thunder Bay on Saturday, Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath promised community members and health care workers change for the better when it comes to health care in the community, after years of underfunding and budget cuts.   “Thunder Bay is a great place to live. But we simply have to do ...

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Thunder Bay OPP Arrested and charge suspect involved in the Amber Alert

May 16, 2018 @ 11:51 Members with the Ontario Provincial Police have arrested and charged the suspect involved in the Amber Alert issued on May 14, 2018 in Thunder Bay area. Lynda McCALLUM, 47-years-old, of Thunder Bay is charged with the following Criminal Code offences: Abduction in Contravention of a Court Order contrary to section 282(1)(a); Break and Enter contrary ...

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Restricted Fire Zone – Northwest Region

May 16, 2018 @ 08:05 The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has issued a Restricted Fire Zone notice for the Northwest Region of Ontario. A Restricted Fire Zone is in effect when outdoor conditions are extremely dry, and/or when the number of fires occurring has stretched firefighting resources to capacity   A Restricted Fire Zone is a temporary ...

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CANCELLED – Amber Alert (Thunder Bay) – Gabriel McCallum

May 14, 2018 @ 11:47 Ontario AMBER Alert has been cancelled. The child has been found safe. May 14, 2018 @ 11:48 The Ontario Provincial Police have issued an Amber alert for Gabriel McCallum.   Gabriel is described and 8 years old, white male, 3 feet – 6 inches, 60 pounds, black hair, wearing faded grey jeans, long sleeve Canada ...

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Two Spencerville Men fined for Killing a Moose near Foleyet

May 8, 2018 @ 08:10 Two Spencerville men have been fined a total of $2,000 for hunting offences under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act. Steven Hopkins pleaded guilty and was fined $1,500 for unlawfully discharging a firearm on a travelled roadway. Barrie Crawford pleaded guilty and was fined $500 for unlawfully possessing an illegally killed bull moose. Court heard ...

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Great Lakes Ice-Breaking is a Team Effort

May 7, 2018 @ 17:18   The Ninth District is proud to be part of the team effort meeting the challenge of a record season in Great Lakes ice-breaking operations. Working with the Canadian Coast Guard and members of the shipping industry throughout the region, our cutters have logged thousands of hours and miles to keep commerce moving in what ...

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Hwy 11 CLOSED (Temagami) Sinkhole (UPDATED)

May 7, 6:55 a.m. Highway 11 was reopened late Saturday night. A temporary fix was put in place, and it is anticipated that there will be lane closures on Monday to effect a permanent repair. Hwy 11 was closed in both directions approximately 15 km West of Hwy584 junction due to flooding late Sunday evening. It was reopened about half an ...

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Doug Ford Adresses NOMA “Plan will deliver real respect, real change & real hope for the people of Northern Ontario.”

May 3, 2018 @ 07:53 Yesterday, May 2nd, 2018, Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford addressed the annual meeting of the Northwestern Ontario Municipalities Association (NOMA) during which he shared how his Plan for the People of Ontario will deliver real respect, real change and real hope for the people of Northern Ontario. “I know that Northern municipalities, families and businesses ...

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