Northern Ontario

EC – Thunderstorm Warning for Chapleau/Missinaibi Lake

Jul 20, 2017 @ 20:51 3:15 PM EDT Thursday 20 July 2017 Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for: Chapleau – Missinaibi Lake (ended 7:29) Timmins – Cochrane – Iroquois Falls (ended 8:44) Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the ...

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Body recovered of missing boater on Whitesand Lake

Jul 18, 2017 @ 09:29 Members of the Schreiber Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are currently investigating a missing boater on Whitesand Lake. On Sunday, July 16, 2017, OPP were notified that a 47-year- old man from Schreiber was missing on Whitesand Lake. Police were advised that the male was observed swimming toward his boat and went underwater. ...

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Search of Ottawa River for Missing Man Continues

Jul 17, 2017 @ 23:15 The search continued today by the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU), North Bay Detachment Marine Unit and the OPP’s Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) for a forty-year-old male of Mattawa, Ontario. OPP say that Arthur Lavoie was carried away by the current while swimming in the Ottawa River in Mattawa on July 15, 2017. The area where he ...

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OPP use Unmanned Aerial System to investigate Fatal Collision near Mattawa

OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) are investigating a fatal collision with the aid of the OPP Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). Mattawa OPP responded to a collision which occurred on Hwy 17 near Hwy 630 in Calvin Township late this morning. OPP state that, “Preliminary information is that an eastbound SUV collided with a westbound pickup truck. The driver of the SUV ...

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Impaired Driver injures Motorcyclist – Closing Hwy 11 for 9 Hours

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. Investigation had determined that a black car was travelling ...

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Search Underway for Missing Boater on Whitesand Lake

On Sunday, July 16, 2017, OPP say that a 47-year- old man from Schreiber was missing on Whitesand Lake. He had been seen swimming toward his boat and went underwater. He did not resurface. The OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit is enroute to Schreiber to assist in locating the male.

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Hwy 11 One lane OPEN (Geralton & Longlac)

Jul 16, 2017 @ 13:29 Hwy 11 is now one lane open.   Jul 16, 2017 @ 11:51 OPP have not issued anymore information via media release — however, Twitter is showing at tweet from OPPCommunicationsNWR – ADVISORY Ongoing collision investigation, #OPP advising not to pickup hitchhikers in #Geraldtonarea, there is no threat to public safety. Jul 16, 2017 @ 11:02 Greenstone Detachment of ...

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OPP Investigate Collision west of Ignace

Jul 15, 2017 @ 18:54 On July 15, 2017 at approximately 2:00pm CT officers from the Ignace Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two vehicle collision involving a westbound environmental waste collection truck and an eastbound pick up truck on Highway 17 approximately 20 km west of Ignace. The Ontario Provincial Police are currently on scene ...

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Adventure Challenge at Pukaskwa National Park – Parks Day, July 16

Pukaskwa National Park is gearing up for the summer season and we are excited to host another Adventure Challenge event on Parks Day, July 16, 2016! Join Parks Canada for an active day outside with friends and family. The aim of the game is to solve tricky clues and conquer fun challenges. Complete this exciting adventure course to earn ultimate ...

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Have you seen Emma? LOCATED

Jul 9, 2017 @ 10:32 Police have confirmed the safety of Emma MEEKIS and she is no longer missing. The Sioux Lookout OPP would like to thank the public and all media outlets for their assistance in locating her.   Jul 7, 2017 @ 18:32 Members of the Sioux Lookout Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are requesting assistance ...

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Ontario Strengthens Law to Deter Forest Fires – Increased Fines

Jul 7, 2017 @ 08:29 With forest fire season well underway in Ontario, the province has increased the maximum fines for individuals and corporations for starting forest fires. If found responsible, individuals can now be fined up to $25,000 for starting a forest fire, with fines for corporations that start a forest fire going up to $500,000. These increased maximum ...

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California Man drowns in Lake of the Woods

Jul 6, 2017 @ 10:59 Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Kenora Detachment Marine and Trails Unit (MTU) are investigating a missing boater on Lake of the Woods. On Tuesday, July 4, 2017, OPP were notified that a 67-year-old California man was missing on Lake of the Woods. Police learned that two men from ...

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Ontario advancing Mining Technology by Supporting Development of New Mining Products and Services

Ontario is supporting the development of new, innovative mining technologies and helping to create new jobs for residents in the Sudbury area by expanding a state-of-the-art research mine. Glenn Thibeault, MPP for Sudbury, made the announcement on behalf of Minister of Northern Development and Mines Bill Mauro this morning at the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) Underground Centre in ...

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Statement from Patrick Brown on Northern & Rural Ontario Schools at risk of Closure

Jun 28, 2017 @ 21:43 Statement from Ontario PC Leader and PC Education Critic Patrick Brown on the government’s announcement about northern and rural Ontario schools at risk of closure:   “The Ontario PCs are proud to have led the charge against the government’s arbitrary and cold-hearted school closures.  But today’s announcement does nothing for schools in cities throughout the ...

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Province Strengthening Education in Rural and Northern Ontario

Jun 28, 2017 @ 21:19 Ontario is taking steps to strengthen the quality and delivery of education in rural and Northern communities, to provide students with the best possible start in life and build a foundation for their future success. Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education, joined by parliamentary assistants Grant Crack, Granville Anderson and Lou Rinaldi were at Chemong Public ...

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