Northern Ontario

Manitouwade OPP investigate Break & Enter – Public Assistance Requested

The Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is requesting the public’s assistance regarding a break and enter as well as theft of several items at a residence in Manitouwadge, ON. Sometime over the night of Aug 27, 2021 from 08:30pm till the morning of Aug 28, 2021 at 08:30am unknown party(s) kicked open the rear door of 20 Wenonah Dr.  Manitouwadge ...

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Marathon OPP – Stunt Driving Charges Laid

On September 17, 2021, a Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was conducting radar patrol on Highway 17 east of Marathon, ON. The officer observed a motor vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The radar confirmed the vehicle speed to be in excess of 50km/hr over the posted 90km/hr speed limit. As a result, Blessing JOSEPH, age 33 ...

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Marathon OPP – Charges Laid after Traffic Complaint

On September 18, 2021, the Marathon OPP received a traffic complaint regarding a possible impaired driver of a motor vehicle in the Town of Marathon. At approximately 6:23pm, Police located the vehicle on Yawkey Avenue parked in the driveway of a residence. Police observed the accused sitting in the driver’s seat with the vehicle running. On speaking with the accused, officers ...

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Ontario Delivering Emergency Drought Support for Northwestern Farmers

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The Ontario government is following through on its commitment to support livestock farmers impacted by drought conditions in northwestern Ontario by launching AgriRecovery. “AgriRecovery support is crucial to help farmers recover from this ongoing drought conditions that has seriously impacted area crops,” said Lisa Thompson, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “We took action earlier this summer to provide ...

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Northern New Democrats call for immediate action on Marten Falls state of emergency

Northern New Democrats Charlie Angus (Timmins-James Bay) and Carol Hughes (Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing) are calling on the federal government to take immediate action and to provide every resource needed for the community of Marten Falls that has declared a state of emergency after being left on their own with a broken water treatment plant, no water for days, and no drinking water. ...

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Thunder Bay OPP investigate Transport Collision at Sistonen’s Corner

On Saturday Sept 12, 2021 at 10:17 pm members of the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police received a report of a motor vehicle collision on Hwy 11-17 at the intersection of Hwy 102 also known as Sistonen’s Corner. Investigation revealed that a westbound tractor trailer unit on Hwy 102 had struck a pick-up truck hauling a fifth ...

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North West OPP warn of drug overdose increases – potential batch of fatal street drugs circulating

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are warning the public of the recent increase in drug overdoses in the North West Region. Concerns have been raised that there could be a potential batch of fatal street drugs circulating in the area. “Fentanyl is an extremely potent synthetic opioid. You can’t see it. You can’t smell it. You can’t taste it. Fentanyl can be lethal in ...

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Ne-Daa-Kii-Me-Naan Inc. Shapes Plans for the Future

Nedaak is excited to share the news about the next step in their forest management journey.   Originally established to perform forest management services on the Kenogami Forest on behalf of the Crown, Nedaak has evolved over the past 9 years and was instrumental in the establishment of the eSFL (Enhanced Sustainable Forest License) company, Ogwiidachiwaning Sustainable Forest Management Inc., ...

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Make Your Pitch 2 – Submit YOUR Welcoming and Attraction Video Ideas

Does YOUR community, region, or organization have a great idea for a marketing or attraction video? How about an anti-racism or welcoming community message? If you do, you should enter your proposal to the Make Your Pitch 2 contest!   Northern Policy Institute and its partners, the Northwestern Ontario Local Immigration Partnership, the Sudbury LIP, the Sault Ste. Marie LIP, ...

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Hwy 144 OPEN (Windy Lake Provincial Park & Cartier)

Aug 23, 2021 at 19:55 On August 23, 2021 at 6:29 p.m., Highway 144 has be re-open in both directions after members from the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a fatal single motor vehicle collision on Highway 144, north of Windy Lake Motel and south of Cartier, in the District of Sudbury. The ...

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Robinson-Huron Treaty nations welcome federal commitment to settle annuities case

The 21 First Nations of the Robinson-Huron Treaty welcome the news that the Government of Canada has completed their mandating process and are prepared to negotiate and settle the ongoing annuities case. Canada has stated that the negotiation and settlement process requires participation from the Government of Ontario. “This is a significant step in the right direction — and one ...

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Revell River Action Draws Attention to Nuclear Waste Burial Site

Residents concerned about a site near the Revell River being put on the receiving end of all of Canada’s high level radioactive waste have set up a pop-up event at the Ministry of Transportation’s Revell River picnic area, drawing attention to the project and the threat it will pose to the region and the watersheds in Northwestern Ontario. The MTO ...

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