Northern Ontario

Nipigon OPP lay charges in overdose

On November 27, 2020, members of the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Superior North EMS responded to a residence in Nipigon, Ontario for a report of a suspected drug overdose.  A 36-year-old was transported to the hospital where they recovered. An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the overdose was initiated by the OPP Community Street ...

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Espanola OPP – Fatal Collision closes Highway 17 – UPDATED

On November 27, 2020 at 7:25 a.m., members from the Espanola Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Manitoulin-Sudbury Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Baldwin Township Fire Department and the OPP Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) responded to a collision on Highway 17, approximately one kilometer west of Highway 6.   Investigation has determined that two vehicles were involved in a ...

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NPI Welcomes New Board Members & Releases Annual Report

Northern Policy Institute (NPI) is pleased to welcome several new directors to our Board. Pierre Riopel, Ralph Falcioni, Mariette Sutherland, Kim Jo Bliss and Harley d’Entremont will be joining the Northern Policy family.   Harley d’Entremont is no stranger to being a NPI director, returning for his second stint on the Board. Most recently, Dr. d’Entremont served as Vice-President, Academic ...

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Tractor Trailer Rollover closes Hwy 17 (Sudbury) – UPDATED Charges Laid

  Nov 11, 2020 at 07:26 On November 10, 2020 at 7:30 a.m., members from the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle rollover collision on Highway 17, just east of the traffic lights and the intersection of Regional Road 55 (The Kingsway), City of Greater Sudbury, Ontario. Investigation revealed the ...

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Federal-provincial infrastructure funding for communities in Northern Ontario is announced

The Ontario government announced close to $20 million in combined federal-provincial infrastructure funding for communities in Northern Ontario. This funding is through the Local Government sub-stream of the COVID-19 Resilience infrastructure stream to help build and repair a wide range of infrastructure projects that respond to the impacts of the pandemic, including retrofits and repairs, COVID-19 response infrastructure, active transportation ...

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Nipigon OPP – Victim identified in Collision

On November 8, 2020 at approximately 7:00 pm officers from the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 11-17, in Nipigon Township, near the OPP Detachment. Initial investigation indicates an eastbound passenger car and westbound tractor trailer collided. The lone occupant of the car was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver and ...

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Mamakwa urges Ford government to step up and fix dire water crisis in Neskantaga

Sol Mamakwa, MPP for Kiiwetinoong  and NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation critic, has written an open letter to Doug Ford urging him to step up and respond to the dire water crisis facing Neskantaga. “For 25 years – an entire generation – Neskantaga has been without clean water, living under a boil water advisory. Then two weeks ago, dangerous hydrocarbons ...

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Sol Mamakwa demande au gouvernement Ford d’intervenir et de résoudre la crise de l’eau qui sévit à Neskantaga

Sol Mamakwa, député provincial de Kiiwetinoong et porte-parole du NPD en matière de relations et de réconciliation avec les Autochtones, a écrit une lettre ouverte à Doug Ford l’exhortant à réagir à la crise de l’eau qui sévit à Neskantaga. « Depuis 25 ans, soit  une génération entière, Neskantaga a été privé d’eau salubre, vivant sous le coup d’un avis d’ébullition ...

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Nipissing West OPP – OPP ERT Team Locates Missing Hunters

On October 25, 2020 at 11:55 p.m., members of the Nipissing West Detachment (Sudbury) of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of two missing people who failed to return to their remote hunting camp on Bushtail Lake, off of Highway 144 (Metagama Road), in Chalet Township. Investigation revealed a 39-year-old person from Nepean, Ontario and an 8-year-old ...

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Nipissing West OPP – Practice Safe Winter Driving Habits

Members of the Nipissing West Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind motorists to practice safe winter driving habits.  Snow and freezing temperatures have created some hazardous driving conditions. Motorists are reminded to completely clear the snow/ice off their vehicles and to ensure visibility in all directions before heading out onto the roadway.  A buildup of ...

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Nipigon OPP – Investigate Sudden Death

On October 7, 2020 at approximately 1:07 p.m. members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Nipigon Detachment responded to an incident where a male was located with vital signs absent at a residence in Nipigon. The male was transported to the hospital for medical treatment, but he was pronounced deceased once at the hospital. The deceased has been identified as ...

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Manitouwadge OPP – Investigate Break and Enter

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 weekend of October 2 and 3, 2020 unknown party(s) kicked open the door of 80B Matachewan Rd. Manitowadge and stole several electronic and sporting items. The home owner ...

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Investigation continues into Sheri-Lynn’s Death in 2013

Members from the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), under the direction of the OPP’s Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), are continuing the investigation that started on October 7, 2013 into the murder of Sheri-Lynn McEWAN, 40 years of age, from Estaire. As part of the ongoing investigation, the Government of Ontario is offering a reward of ...

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