Northern Ontario

New Report Examines the Potential for a University in Timmins

Nov 15, 2017 @ 11:48 The latest research to come from Northern Policy Institute finds the prospects of Timmins securing a stand-alone English university to be limited based on a number of factors, including demographic considerations, the availability of other institutions, and the provincial government’s financial realities. While there may not be a strong case for a new post-secondary institution in ...

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Huron Central Railway – important rail corridor for SSM & Northeastern Ontario

Nov 15, 2017 @ 11:35 Once again the Huron Central’s parent company, Genessee, and Wyoming is threatening to cease operations of its rail service between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury. It is requesting funds to further upgrade the line from both the Provincial and the Federal Governments. Without these upgrades, the railway contends it cannot operate efficiently and is only ...

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Marathon OPP charge Man Multiple Charges after Truck lands in ditch

Nov 14, 2017 @ 08:06 On November 11, 2017, members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision approximately 10km west of Marathon on Highway 17 in Coldwell Township. A single motor vehicle, a Ford F150 pickup truck traveling eastbound, lost control and left the roadway entering the south ditch. The driver attempted to ...

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Marathon/Manitouwadge OPP aid in retrieving Pilot after Crash Landing

Nov 7, 2017 @ 21:01 On Monday, November 6, 2017, at approximately 03:20 p.m. members of the Marathon/Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an airplane crash east of Marathon. Wilderness Helicopters assisted with a helicopter and two OPP officers to locate the aircraft. The pilot was able to communicate with officers using his cellphone and help pinpoint his location ...

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Chapleau Male Charged with Adult Criminal Harassment

Nov 7, 2017 @ 20:57 On Sunday, November 5, 2017, at approximately 7:45 am members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Chapleau) Detachment responded to a Chapleau address regarding unwanted telephone calls. At the scene investigation revealed that a male had been making several unwanted telephone calls. As a result Roger George TREMBLAY (54) of Chapleau, Ontario was ...

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UPDATE – Schreiber OPP look for missing male – Andrew Savage

UPDATED – Nov 4, 2017 @ 08:07 Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have concluded their search for 35-year-old Andrew SAVAGE of Terrace Bay. On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, at 6:00 pm OPP were notified that Andrew SAVAGE of Terrace Bay, Ontario, was missing. Members of Mr. SAVAGE’s family contacted the Schreiber OPP advising they were concerned for his well-being. He was last seen ...

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Victims Identified in Fatal Collision

Nov 3, 2017 @ 18:25 On November 1, 2017, at approximately 8:30 a.m. officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17,  40 km West of Shabaqua. Two Commercial Motor Vehicles (tractor-trailer units) collided and Highway 17 was closed approximately nine hours.   The two deceased have been ...

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Tractor Trailer Collision closes Hwy 17 between Upsala and Shabaqua

UPDATED Nov 1, 2017 @ 15:31 One lane is open at the collision site. OPP are conducting traffic – expect delays. Nov 1, 2017 @ 15:10 There is coffee, tea, fresh baked cookies, and homemade soup at the community center, the first turn into Upsala. The girls are there now stocking up. Will be a few more hours at least ...

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Cattle Truck involved in MVC

Oct 28, 2017 @ 20:03 On Saturday, October 28, 2017 at approximately 11:45 a.m. members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a vehicle collision west of Marathon on Highway 17, just west of the Little Pic River Bridge. An eastbound tractor trailer failed to negotiate a corner and left the roadway tipping into the south ditch. The ...

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Fatal Collision Closes Hwy 17 (Sudbury) – Now Open

Oct 27, 2017 @ 22:14 At 22:14 OPP Communications NER tweeted – Road Closure: #Hwy17 b/t Hwy144 & St Pothier Rd #Whitefish #Naughton – Highway reopened Oct 27, 2017 @ 20:46 On October 27, 2017 at 3:54 p.m., members of the Sudbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Sudbury Fire Department and the Sudbury District Emergency Medical Services ...

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Hwy17 – OPEN (Manitoba border to Ignace)

Oct 26, 2017 @ 19:30 Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise of the following Hwy 17 re-opened: 1839hrs Oct 26, 2017 @ 16:30 Hwy 17 at Shabaqua now open to Ignace.  Hwy still closed west and east from Ignace to the Manitoba border. Oct 26, 2017 @ 14:01 Members of the Kenora Ontario Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are advising ...

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New Ridings Created in Northern Ontario

Oct 25, 2017 @ 13:39 Ontario has passed the Representation Statute Law Amendment Act to improve representation for those living in the province’s northernmost communities. The legislation will result in a total of four ridings in Northern Ontario, where previously there were two. They include Kiiwetinoong, Mushkegowuk-James Bay, Timmins, and Kenora-Rainy River. Ontario will be consulting with affected communities to ...

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Tractor Trailer Driver has to be extricated from truck

Oct 19, 2017 @ 08:30 On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at approximately 10:10 a.m. members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a vehicle collision east of Marathon on Highway 17, just east of White Lake Narrows. An eastbound tractor-trailer failed to negotiate a corner and left the roadway colliding with rocks and coming to rest in the ...

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