Northern Ontario

Kenora OPP Close Highways due to deteriorating road conditions – UPDATED

Dec 5, 2017 @ 09:06 At 9 a.m. OPP reopened Highway 17. Dec 4, 2017 @ 18:04 Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police have closed Highway 17 from the Manitoba Border to Vermilion Bay and Highway 71 between Kenora and Fort Frances due to deteriorating road conditions. Travel is not recommended on other highways in the area. ...

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Liberals and PCs offer no hope for Thunder Bay Hospital overcrowding crisis

Dec 4, 2017 @ 18:44 Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath was in Thunder Bay Monday to commit to tackling the hospital overcrowding and hallway medicine crisis that’s wreaking havoc on patient care in Thunder Bay.   NDP candidates John Rafferty (Thunder Bay-Atikokan) and Lise Vaugeois (Thunder Bay-Superior North) joined Horwath in front of the Thunder Bay Hospital. From April 1 ...

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Hwy 101 OPEN (between Matheson and Timmins)

Dec 4, 2017 @ 11:20 The highway has been reopened. Dec 4, 2017 @ 18:47 South Porcupine Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police that Highway 101 between Matheson and Timmins has been closed for public safety due to deteriorating weather conditions.

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EC Fog Advisory – Manitouwadge & Hornepayne (Ended)

Dec 3, 2017 @ 10:16 At 9:55 a.m. the fog advisory was lifted. Dec 2, 2017 @ 13:47 12:13 p.m. – Fog advisory in effect for: Geraldton – Longlac – Caramat Manitouwadge – Hornepayne Near zero visibility in fog is expected or occurring. Local dense fog has been reported. Dense fog is expected to be lifted this afternoon. Travel is ...

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Le député provincial du NPD, M. Gilles Bisson, annonce un projet de loi visant à protéger les familles ontariennes contre des prix d’essence excessifs

Vendredi, M. Gilles Bisson, député provincial néo-démocrate de Timmins-Baie James, a annoncé son intention de déposer un projet de loi d’initiative parlementaire pour protéger les consommateurs contre les prix abusifs en réglementant le prix de détail et la marge bénéficiaire des produits pétroliers en Ontario. « Les sociétés pétrolières et les raffineries abusent depuis trop longtemps des familles ontariennes », a ...

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We need someone who won’t turn their back

Nov 27, 2017 @ 14:58 Recently a constituent who regularly reads this column called my constituency office to offer an opinion on why the Liberals are working so hard and spending so much on media advertising to get Kathleen Wynne’s face in the public eye lately.  She said that it’s probably because they are afraid no one recognizes her face.  ...

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The Liberals Giveth and Taketh Away

Nov 24, 2017 @ 08:06 Ms. Wynne and her Liberals are happy to announce that they have finally passed their promised minimum wage increase which will begin next year. This legislation will require employers to pay their employees 14 dollars in 2018 and 15 dollars in 2019. This increase as well as the speed of its implementation will have an ...

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Missing Red Lake Ice Fisherman found deceased – OPP Remind All of Ice Safety

Nov 22, 2017 @ 11:55 The Red Lake/Ear Falls Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the OPP North West Region Emergency Response Team (ERT), Lake of the Woods Search and Rescue (LOWSAR) and Ministry of Natural Resources Aviation Services have located the missing ice fisherman. Patrick Wagner, 64, of Red Lake, was located on Pakwash ...

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Team Mouat and Team Jones Capture Boost National Titles in Sault Ste. Marie

Nov 19, 2017 @ 21:37 Bringing a close to six days of elite competition at the Essar Centre, Team Mouat (Edinburgh, Scotland) and Team Jones (Winnipeg) have claimed victory at the Boost National in Sault Ste. Marie. In men’s competition, Team Mouat captured its first career Grand Slam title following a 9-4 victory over first-time Grand Slam finalists Team Kim ...

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Man Evacuated from merchant vessel James R. Barker on Lake Superior

click link to visit video The U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian partners worked together to medically evacuate a 53-year-old man from a merchant vessel in northern Lake Superior, Thursday. The U.S. Coast Guard received a call at about 4:15 a.m. from the merchant vessel James R. Barker requesting a medevac of a 53-year-old male crew member who was exhibiting symptoms of a medically ...

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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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