Northern Ontario

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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OPP – No Explosive Device Located in the Elliot Lake Secondary School

Feb 28, 2017 @ 18:37 On February 27, 2017, shortly before 8:00 a.m. members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a threatening phone call complaint at the Elliot Lake Secondary School (ELSS) located at 303 Mississauga Avenue. The caller indicated that there was an explosive device in the school. The OPP Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU), the ...

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NDP statement on Grassy Narrows mercury contamination

Feb 28, 2017 @ 16:17 NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Critic Michael Mantha and NDP Environment and Climate Change Critic Peter Tabuns issued the following statement in response to new information suggesting that mercury is continuing to find its way into the English-Wabigoon River:   “It’s quite troubling to hear that mercury continues to leech into the English-Wabigoon River system. ...

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Chapleau Pike Ice Fishing Derby Results

The Rotary Club of Chapleau held it’s 20th Annual Chapleau Pike Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday, February 11th. This was a sold out event, going on sale November 24th, 2016 and gone by January 24th, 2017. They offered a  2017 Red 4 door 4×4 Dodge Ram draw prize,  and 10 special early bird prizes, and a draw for a one week fly ...

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Second Missing Snowmobiler Recovered From Lake Nipigon

Feb 21, 2017 @ 20:17 On February 17, 2017, at 4:11 p.m., the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were contacted regarding two missing males from Rocky Bay First Nation. The two males, identified as 51-year-old Gerald THOMPSON and 45-year-old Nathaniel THOMPSON from Rocky Bay First Nation were last seen on Lake Nipigon on the afternoon of February ...

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OPP locate One Body of Two Missing Snowmobilers

On February 17, 2017, at 4:11 p.m., the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were contacted regarding two missing males from Rocky Bay First Nation. The two males, identified as 51-year-old Gerald Thompson and 45-year-old Nathaniel Thompson from Rocky Bay First Nation were last seen on Lake Nipigon on the afternoon of February 16, 2017. Police were contacted when ...

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Search underway for two snowmobilers on Lake Nipigon

On February 17, 2017 at 4:11 p.m., the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were contacted regarding two missing males from Rocky Bay First Nation. The two males, identified as 51-year-old Gerald THOMPSON and 45-year-old Nathaniel THOMPSON from Rocky Bay First Nation were last seen on Lake Nipigon on the afternoon of February 16, 2017. Police were contacted when ...

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