Northern Ontario

Manitouwadge Man Charged with Multiple Offences after Reckless Driving Reports

Sep 27, 2017 @ 08:09 On September 25, 2017 at approximately 11:50 p.m. officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Manitouwadge detachment received a report regarding a motor vehicle driving recklessly at high rates of speed and squealing tires in the Township of Manitouwadge. Officers patrolled the area and located a black and white pickup truck in the parking lot ...

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In Four Months – 10 Drivers Charged with Speeding 50km/h or More

Sep 27, 2017 @ 08:07 On Highway 17/614 in the Marathon/Manitouwadge area over the previous four months, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers have charged ten drivers under the Highway Traffic Act for speeding 50km/hr or more over the posted speed limit. June 22, a 66 year old male of Longueil, QC. 144km/hr in 90km/hr zone. July 7, a 45 year ...

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Ontario PCs invite Wynne Liberal MPP Lou Rinaldi to Northern Ontario

Sep 26, 2017 @ 18:58 Today, Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown and Ontario PC Northern MPPs Vic Fedeli (Nipissing) and Ross Romano (Sault Ste. Marie) wrote to MPP Lou Rinaldi and invited him to visit beautiful, opportunity-filled Northern Ontario. Lou Rinaldi has been coming under fire at Queen’s Park for referring to Northern Ontario as “No Man’s Land.” He has ...

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CAPT says Northern Ontario Multimodal Transportation Strategy ‘Lacks Vision’

Sep 21, 2017 @ 13:12 Howie Wilcox, Chair of the Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (CAPT) submitted CAPT’s response to the 25-year provincial transportation strategy.  In it he states that the draft Northern Ontario Multimodal Transportation Strategy (NOMTS) “is completely lacking in vision, is not multi-modal, …and does not respond to the input from its community consultations.” Summary of CAPT’s ...

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Garden River FN – Election Results

Garden River First Nation held its election Tuesday, and incumbent Chief Paul Syrette was re-elected. He defeated Brandi Marie Nolan, 392 votes to 341. Elected as councillors were: Karen Bell – 404 votes Chris Solomon Sr. – 334 votes Caroline Barry – 315 votes Andy Rickard – 312 Darwin Belleau – 305 votes Leslie Zack-Caraballo – 294 votes Susan (Sue) ...

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Sault College Experiences an Increase in Enrolment

Sep 19, 2017 @ 08:12 Excitement has filled the air at Sault College as we welcomed more than 2,350 new and returning post-secondary students for the fall semester! With an overall growth in enrolment of just over three percent from last year, Sault College is home to students from our community, our province and across the globe! Combining our post-secondary ...

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The Future of Species at Risk Policy is a Question of Credibility

A coalition of municipal leaders, chambers of commerce, unions, and the forest sector are raising alarm bells that draft provincial species at risk policy will jeopardize jobs in northern and rural Ontario. The Ontario Forestry Coalition had repeatedly requested that the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) consult with municipalities, Indigenous communities, and industry leaders to address the impact ...

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Provincial Government Proposing to Create New Ridings in Northern Ontario

Ontario is taking steps to create additional ridings in Northern Ontario to improve representation and ensure that people across the North have a stronger voice in the provincial legislature. Yesterday, September 12, 2017, the government introduced legislation that would, if passed, create the ridings of Kiiwetinoong, Mushkegowuk, Timmins, and Kenora-Rainy River. If passed, these reforms would result in a total ...

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Marathon Woman killed in Collison

On September 7, 2017 at approximately 5:50 p.m. members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision (MVC) at the junction of Peninsula Road (Highway 626) and Highway 17, Marathon Township. A tractor trailer (TT) was traveling eastbound on Highway 17 passing two other TT’s that were also eastbound in the turning lane to turn ...

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Warren & Sudbury OPP investigate early morning fatal collision

On September 6, 2017 at 12:36 a.m., members of the Warren and Sudbury Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), West Nipissing Fire Department and the West Nipissing Emergency Medical Services (EMS), responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 17, Verner. Investigation has revealed that an eastbound tractor trailer and a westbound vehicle collided head on. The driver of the vehicle was ...

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Detour Gold Accepts Responsibility for Employee’s Death

Sep 6, 2017 @ 10:37 Detour Gold Corporation reports that it entered a plea of guilty to one count of criminal negligence causing death in connection with the fatality that occurred at the Detour Lake mine site in June 2015. A sentencing hearing took place on August 30 and 31, 2017 in Cochrane, Ontario. In entering a plea of guilty, ...

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UPDATE – Residential Fire in Mattawa Claims two Lives

Sep 5, 2017 @ 16:56 The Mattawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), OPP Forensic Investigation Services (FIS), the North Bay Crime Unit and the Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) have concluded their investigations into a fatal house fire in Mattawa from September 2, 2017. No foul play is suspected. The deceased persons have been identified as Billy KING, ...

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Fatal Collision on French River Bridge close highway for Eight Hours

  On Friday, September 1, 2017 at 3:03 p.m., members of the Sudbury and Noelville detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the French River Fire Department and the Sudbury District Emergency Medical Services (EMS), responded to a motor vehicle collision on the French River Bridge on Highway 69 in the Municipality of the French River. Investigation revealed that a passenger car ...

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Kenora OPP Investigate Serious Collision on Highway 17A

Aug 30, 2017 @ 20:06 At 7:51 Kenora OPP advised that Hwy 17A between Jones Road and Airport Road is open to one lane, alternating traffic. Aug 30, 2017 @ 19:38 Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police, with assistance from Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) and the Kenora Forensic Identification Unit (FISU) are on the scene ...

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Interested in Becoming a Candidate for the Northern Ontario Party?

The Northern Ontario Party will be busy over the next month with a Leadership tour across the North and several information sessions being hosted by the Riding Associations. Also the NOP and its members will finish filling vacant executive board positions through an election process that will occur by mid- September. During the month of September, the NOP is putting ...

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