Northern Ontario

Man Charged in Nipigon hotel fire

Apr 30, 2018 @ 06:48 On Sunday, April 29, 2018 at approximately 6:20 a.m. The Nipigon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received information of a fire at a local motel. The fire was contained to a single room at the motel and was put out with the use of motel fire extinguishers. Nipigon Fire department attended the scene and ensured the fire was extinguished. As a ...

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Wynne government’s crisis in long-term care to blame for Bethammi Nursing home conditions, not staff

Ontario New Democrat candidates Judith Monteith-Farrell (Thunder Bay-Atikokan) and Lise Vaugeois (Thunder Bay-Superior North), released the following statement responding to Liberal MPP Bill Mauro’s comments on the Bethammi Nursing Home inspection findings:   “We were heartbroken to learn that residents at the Bethammi Nursing Home were left unbathed for weeks, without enough incontinence care, and not getting the care they needed.   When our seniors ...

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Fatal Collision closes Highway 17 between Hwy 94/Hwy 531 (North Bay) – UPDATED

Apr 24, 2018 @ 13:37 Officers from the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Highway Safety Division (HSD) are continuing their investigation into a two-vehicle collision between a pickup truck and a minivan. The collision occurred approximately 8:18 a.m. on April 23, 2018, on Highway 17, in the Township of Bonfield, Ontario. Both drivers were pronounced deceased ...

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Social housing crisis forces low-income Sudbury seniors to wait five years for an apartment

Apr 20, 2018 @ 08:08 As rent-geared-to-income housing remain scarce, Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas, asked the premier why the Liberal government has done nothing for vulnerable Ontario seniors struggling to put a roof over their heads.   “Minister, there are currently 1577 households in Greater Sudbury waiting for a rent-geared-to income one bedroom apartment.  A third of those are ...

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Sudbury OPP – Driver of SUV dies in collision with Transport, Driver Identified

UPDATE – Members of the Sudbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), are continuing their investigation into a two-vehicle collision between a transport truck and a sport utility vehicle (SUV) that occurred at approximately 10:20 a.m. on April 17, 2018 on Highway 17, east of Markstay, Ontario. The driver of the SUV was pronounced deceased at the scene. She has ...

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Highway 17 (Walden Township) Closed due to Fatal Collision, Deceased Identified

UPDATE – The Sudbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is continuing its investigation into a fatal, single motor vehicle collision that occurred at approximately 6:19 a.m. on April 17, 2018 on Highway 17, east of Regional Road 55. The passenger of the transport truck was pronounced deceased at the scene. She has been identified as 33 year old Jennifer ...

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Marathon OPP – Man Arrested and Charged with First Degree Murder

Apr 6, 2018 @ 13:37 On April 5, 2018, at approximately 8:30 p.m., members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a sudden death at a residence on Michano Drive in Marathon. Officers attended and confirmed that a 61-year-old female identified as Anne RAINVILLE was dead.   Alain LEPAGE, 62-years-old, was arrested and charged with First ...

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Ontario Northland Introduces Bus Service to Manitoulin Island

Apr 6, 2018 @ 08:09 Ontario Northland is expanding its bus service to Manitoulin Island starting next week. The new route will make transportation easier for residents of Manitoulin Island by providing weekday return service to Sudbury with connections beyond. This is the first time bus service has been offered to the Island in decades. This new service will begin ...

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Hwy 17 CLOSED (Nipissing First Nation) due to a collision

Apr 5, 2018 @ 21:28 On April 5, 2018, at approximately 7:15 a.m., officers from the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17, east of Christine Lane, in Nipissing First Nation, Ontario. Two eastbound vehicles were involved in the collision; a tractor-trailer and a sport utility vehicle (SUV).  The driver ...

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Victim Identified in Highway 69 fatal Collision

Apr 5, 2018 @ 09:01 On April 4, 2018, members of the West Parry Sound Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with the assistance of OPP Technical Collision Investigation (TCI) are investigating a fatality as a result of a head-on motor vehicle collision. The collision occurred north of Still River, on Highway 69 in Henvey Township, Ontario. The ...

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Hwy 11 Now Open

Apr 4, 2018 @ 07:30 On April 4, 2018, at approximately 4:32 a.m., officers from the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision near Sand Dam Road, on Highway 11 in Merrick Township, Ontario. The tractor trailer has been cleared from the highway and as of 7:18 a.m., Highway 11 is ...

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Landmark Funding Announced for Canada’s Largest First Nations Led Infrastructure Project

Mar 22, 2018 @ 19:55 One of the most ambitious and transformative infrastructure projects in Canada’s history got the green light today with the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario announcing funding for the Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Line Project (“the Project”) in the aggregate amount of $1.6 billion.  The funding framework allows for a viable transmission business with ...

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Government of Canada investing in First Nations partnership for Ontario’s East-West Transmission Line Project

Mar 19, 2018 @ 10:12 The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, has announced funding to support the participation of Supercom Industries Limited Partnership (Supercom) in the Province of Ontario’s East-West Transmission Line Project. Supercom is wholly owned by Fort William, Pays Plat, Michipicoten, Pic Mobert, Ojibways of the Pic River and Red Rock First Nations. The construction of ...

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Minister Gravelle Rebuts Ford’s Comments on Northern Ontario Today

Mar 16, 2018 @ 19:26 At a time when Ontarians need a government that chooses to invest in our hospitals, mental health, long-term care and child care, Doug Ford and the Conservatives are instead only offering an agenda filled with massive cuts to hospitals, schools and other important public services. Doug Ford wants to rollback the $15 minimum wage, and ...

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