Northern Ontario

NDP’s Mantha pushes Liberals to act on Ring of Fire

Mar 29, 2017 @ 07:40 In Question Period Tuesday, March 28, 2017, NDP Northern Development and Mines Critic Michael Mantha called on the Liberal government to make a plan for investing in and developing the Ring of Fire.   “This government has claimed for years to be lobbying Ottawa to match its $1-billion promise to invest in transportation corridor to ...

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Traffic Delays Monday and Tuesday at the Nipigon River Bridge

Mar 27, 2017 @ 10:24 The Ministry of Transportation wishes to advise that motorists can expect short-term traffic delays due to ongoing construction at the Nipigon River Bridge on Highway 11/17 on Monday, March 27 and Tuesday, March 28 between 9 am and 8 pm. We apologize for the inconvenience and urge motorists to schedule their travel to minimize any ...

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Deceased Woman Found Located

Mar 27, 2017 @ 10:13 On Saturday, March 18, 2017, at approximately 12:00 p.m. Emily “Chico” Brown was reported missing from her community of Wabigoon Lake First Nation. She was last seen in the City of Dryden. Officers with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Dryden Detachment along with Treaty Three Police Service (T3PS) and Dryden Police Service (DPS) conducted a search ...

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Sault College Receives Support from the Ted Nolan Foundation

Mar 21, 2017 @ 09:16   Sault College is honoured to announce that the Ted Nolan Foundation has partnered with the College to continue granting scholarships to deserving First Nations women through The Rose Nolan Scholarship. This support will help many First Nations women accomplish their goal of pursuing a post-secondary education, and is a direct reflection of Ted Nolan’s ...

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Stolen Truck involved in collision

Mar 21, 2017 @ 09:06 On March 18, 2017 at approximately 8:00 am, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a theft of gas which had occurred in White River, ON. The suspect truck involved, a black Dodge Ram, was reported to be travelling westbound towards Marathon.   OPP officers observed the truck on Highway 17, Pic Township in the ...

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Victims identified in Fatal Collision of March 10 east of Nairn Centre

Mar 12, 2017 @ 13:02 On March 10, 2017, at approximately 3:45 p.m. members from the Espanola/Sudbury Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Nairn-Hyman Fire Department and the Greater Sudbury Fire Department as well as the Sudbury-Manitoulin District Emergency Medical Services (EMS), responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 17 east of Nairn Centre.   The driver ...

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Fatal Collision closes Highway 17 east of Nairn Centre

Mar 10, 2017 @ 22:16 On March 10, 2017, at approximately 3:45 p.m. members from the Espanola/Sudbury Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Nairn-Hyman Fire Department and the Greater Sudbury Fire Department as well as the Sudbury-Manitoulin District Emergency Medical Services (EMS), responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 17 east of Nairn Centre.   Preliminary information is ...

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Red Lake OPP Investigate vehicles that broke through Red Lake ice

Red Lake OPP are again reminding both motorists and fisherman using ice roads and ice access points to use extreme caution. A warning was given by Red Lake OPP to stay off the ice on St. Paul’s Bay (Red Lake) due to reports of thin ice. However, despite this warning people are still attempting to access the ice. Once such person drove their vehicle onto the ...

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Missing Snowmobiler Identified

Mar 9, 2017 @ 00:17 As released earlier today the search for a missing snowmobiler which started Sunday night has been suspended. The Police operations once resumed will focus on the recovery of the missing individual. Missing is 45-year-old John Szczepanik of Laurier Avenue in Sault Ste. Marie. It is believed that Mr. Szczepanik entered the water in the St ...

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Hwy 101 OPEN (Chapleau to Foleyet)

The Superior East Chapleau Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) advises that Highway 101 has now been re-open from Chapleau to Foleyet. The OPP remain at the scene while they investigate the motor vehicle collisions. OPP advises motorists to exercise caution as driving conditions are hazardous at this time, so please stay off the roads unless emergent travel is required. ...

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Search Continues for Missing Snowmobiler in St. Mary’s River

Mar 7, 2017 @ 12:14 The search for a missing snowmobiler that began Sunday night continues. The Ontario Provincial Police Underwater Search and Rescue Unit has been on scene since yesterday and are being assisted by members of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Emergency Services Unit as well as Marine Support by Sault Fire Services. The search is concentrated on ...

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NDP pushes for action on Grassy Narrows

Mar 3, 2017 @ 06:47 NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Critic Michael Mantha called on the government to release a detailed plan for addressing the long-standing mercury contamination of the English-Wabigoon River.   This morning during question period, Mantha questioned the sincerity of the government’s promise to “[identify] all contaminated sites and [clean] up the English-Wabigoon River of the mercury ...

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Countdown Starts Now(w)!

Mar 1, 2017 @ 08:44 Call it a mini National Writing Month (TBayWriMo?), call it a 30-day warning, call it whatever you like – just don’t call in too late! Today officially marks the last month of the NOWW 19th Annual Writing Contest. Online submissions are due by 11:59 pm Thunder Bay time (Eastern) on March 31, 2017. “We’ve had ...

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