Northern Ontario

NOSM University researcher receives grant from Canadian Space Agency to study the effects of space on the human body

Dr. David MacLean, NOSM University Professor, received $150,000 over two years from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to study the effects of space flight on the human body and gain insights into counteracting associated health risks. The project, titled Investigating the role of a multi-targeted dietary supplement on attenuating radiation and microgravity-induced tissue damage, will study how the combined effects ...

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Nipigon OPP – Road Raid Incident leads to 16 charges including trafficking

Two individuals face a total of sixteen charges after a road rage incident on Highway 17 in the Nipigon area. On July 29, 2022 at approximately 2:00 p.m., Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Nipigon Detachment received a call about a passenger vehicle that rammed a motorcycle and pushed it off the road. The vehicle failed to stop following the collision and was ...

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The NWMO appoints new Board of Directors Chair and member

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chair and member to its Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for oversight of the NWMO and takes a leadership role in the development of the corporation’s strategic direction, as the NWMO implements Canada’s plan for the safe, long-term management of used ...

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Nipigon OPP – Drowning at Wolf River Falls

On July 1, 2022 at approximately 6:00 p.m., members of Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Nipigon Detachment were advised of an incident that occurred at Wolf River Falls in Dorian Township. Three people attempted to cross at the top of the waterfalls when two individuals were swept away by the strong current. Nipigon OPP, Superior North Emergency Medical Services and Thunder ...

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Marathon OPP – Investigation continues after Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg (Pic Mobert FN) resident struck by train

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon Detachment are investigating a death on the railroad tracks near Pic Mobert First Nation. It happened on June 28, 2022 at approximately 9:00 p.m.. The 36-year old, a resident of Pic Mobert First Nation, died after being struck by a train. Marathon OPP and Anishinabek Police Service were dispatched to the scene, ...

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Le gouvernement du Canada célèbre la réouverture du sentier du marais de l’anse Hattie dans le parc national Pukaskwa

L’Agence a pour rôle de protéger des exemples représentatifs du patrimoine naturel et culturel national, et de faire connaître l’histoire de ces lieux précieux à la population canadienne. Le gouvernement du Canada investit dans les parcs nationaux partout au pays pour renforcer l’intégrité écologique, soutenir le tourisme durable et créer des emplois dans nos collectivités locales. Aujourd’hui, l’honorable Patty Hajdu, ministre ...

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Government of Canada celebrates the reopening of Hattie Cove Wetland Trail in Pukaskwa National Park

Parks Canada is responsible for protecting nationally significant examples of natural and cultural heritage, and sharing the stories of these treasured places. The Government of Canada is investing in national parks across the country to enhance ecological integrity, support sustainable tourism, and create jobs in our local communities. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, Minister responsible for ...

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Manitoulin OPP – Arrest Warrant issued after Shooting

  An arrest warrant has been issued after an individual, injured in a shooting incident in the Sheguiandah First Nation, died from their injuries.   On June 24, 2022, at approximately 11:45 p.m., the United Chiefs and Councils of Manitoulin Anishnaabe Police (UCCM) responded to a weapons complaint at an address on Wiingush Miikan. An injured 32-year-old male was transported ...

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Nipigon OPP – $79,000 in currency seized

On June 22, 2022 at approximately 2:30 p.m., a member of Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Nipigon Detachment was conducting general patrol along Highway 11-17 when they observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the eastbound lane. After conducting a traffic stop, the officer discovered more than $79,000 in Canadian currency. The currency was seized, along with ...

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SSM OPP aid in arrest after collision

On June 17, 2022, shortly after 1:00 a.m., members from the Sault Ste Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the Anishinabek Police Service responded to a motor vehicle collision located at a carpool parking lot on Highway 638 in the Town of Echo Bay.   Police attended a short time later and located the vehicle. ...

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Fraud on the increase in Nipigon/Schreiber Area

The Nipigon and Schreiber Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have noted an increase in reports of fraudulent emails and telephone calls in recent weeks. The OPP recommends confirming who you are dealing with before sending any money or sharing personal information over the internet or telephone. Scammers are increasingly using email, telephone calls and online social media applications ...

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The NWMO releases Confidence in Safety reports for potential siting areas for used nuclear fuel repository

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has published Confidence in Safety reports for each of the two potential sites being considered to host a deep geological repository to store Canada’s used nuclear fuel.   The reports are based on years of research and fieldwork. They summarize the NWMO’s understanding of each siting area, including geological characteristics that indicate the sites ...

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Manitoulin OPP – Fatal ATV Collision under investigation

On June 18, 2022 at approximately 3:50 p.m. members of the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Manitoulin-Sudbury Paramedic Services responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision involving an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) off of Panache Lake Road in the Town of Espanola. The lone operator of the ATV was pronounced deceased at the scene. The ...

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