Northern Ontario

CMHA Kenora, OPP to launch new mental health and addictions mobile crisis response program

A new partnership between Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Kenora Branch and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Kenora Detachment will provide more effective and appropriate responses to mental health and addictions-related crisis calls across the lifespan from youth to seniors, as well as reduce interactions with emergency departments and the justice system by directing more individuals to the right supports ...

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Travel Recommendations for Local Residents (Northwestern Ontario)

Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) urges the public to stay within northern Ontario. Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Manitoba and southern Ontario, non-essential travel outside of northern Ontario should be avoided. Dr. Kit Young-Hoon, Medical Officer of Health at NWHU recommends that those who decide to travel outside of northern Ontario perform a risk assessment before leaving the ...

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Nipigon OPP lay charges in Abduction – UPDATE

On September 14, 2020, officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Nipigon Detachment were dispatched to a report of a male having been abducted, forcibly confined and assaulted with a firearm in the town of Nipigon. The victim escaped his captures and received assistance from a witness who contacted police. The victim was transported to hospital with significant injuries. Two ...

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Nipigon OPP – Investigate Vehicle Theft and Fire

On September 12, 2020 at approximately 10:30 a.m., officers from the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a vehicle being stolen from a residence in the town of Red Rock. The vehicle is described as a 2015 white Chevrolet Silverado 2500 diesel pickup truck, four wheel drive, crew cab (4 doors). The vehicle was last ...

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Kirkland Lake OPP investigate fatal collision on HIghway 66 – UPDATE

Sep 23, 2020 at 10:29: On September 22, 2020, at approximately 5:04 p.m., members from the Kirkland Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision (MVC) involving a pickup truck and a motorcycle, on Highway 66 in McGarry Township. The operator of the motorcycle, Guy CHARBONNEAU, age 67, of McGarry Township, was pronounced ...

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East Algoma OPP – Sudbury Man Charged with Impaired

On September 20, 2020 at approximately 3:37 a.m., the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) members were on general patrol downtown Elliot Lake.   Police observed a suspicious vehicle and subsequently a traffic stop was conducted. The driver was spoken to and a strong odour of alcoholic beverage was detected emanating from their breath. The Approved Screening Device (ASD) was administered and ...

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Winning to the ‘MAX’!

James Wickman of Hearst loaded 24 family members on a rented coach bus and drove almost 10 hours to OLG’s Prize Centre in Toronto. He was excited and anxious to collect his massive $65 million jackpot from the Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 LOTTO MAX draw.   “The last time I won a big prize was in 1972 – $5,000 in ...

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Gagner au “MAX”!

James Wickman, de Hearst, a fait monter 24 membres de sa famille dans un autocar loué et a fait près de 10 heures de route pour se rendre au Centre des prix OLG à Toronto. Il était heureux et impatient de réclamer l’énorme gros lot de 65 millions de dollars qu’il avait remporté lors du tirage LOTTO MAX du mardi ...

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Cloud Lake Literary Launched today!

Whether you are in search of the next great read or ready to share your next amazing story, Canada’s newest literary magazine is providing an inclusive space for all readers and writers as it pushes off from shore into the vast Canadian literary landscape. Cloud Lake Literary, headquartered in Thunder Bay, ON, is pleased to announce the launch of its ...

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Thunder Bay OPP – Investigate Attempted Murder

On September 9, 2020, at approximately 2:15 pm officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Thunder Bay Detachment were called to investigate an incident on Luakka Laine, Ware Township (off of Auto Road which is off of Highway 102) where someone was run over by a vehicle. Police arrived and located an unresponsive male. The male was transported to a local hospital ...

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L’Ontario agrandit l’hôpital de Moosonee

Le gouvernement de l’Ontario investit une somme supplémentaire de 19,4 millions de dollars pour élargir les services de santé offerts par la Weeneebayko Area Health Authority et améliorer l’accès aux soins de santé dans le Nord de l’Ontario. L’aide financière servira à soutenir la planification et le réaménagement d’un complexe de santé culturellement adapté qui comprendra un nouvel hôpital et ...

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Ontario Expanding Hospital in Moosonee

The Ontario government is investing an additional $19.4 million to expand health care services provided by Weeneebayko Area Health Authority and improve access to health care in Northern Ontario. The funding will be used to support planning and redevelopment of a culturally appropriate health campus that will include a new hospital and a lodge in Moosonee, as well as a ...

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NRCAN study reveals fire suppression could increase fire risk to communities in the Canadian Boreal Forest

  In the last half century, Canadian forests have experienced changes in fire activity due to several natural and human factors: changing climate, human land use, fire management practices, etc. In Canada, the number one priority of fire management is to protect human life and property. In a recent study published in Nature Communications, Natural Resources Canada researchers investigate whether ...

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Une étude de RNCan révèle que la lutte contre les feux pourrait augmenter les risques d’incendie dans les agglomérations de la forêt boréale du Canada

  Au cours des 50 dernières années, l’activité des feux de forêt a changé au Canada en raison de plusieurs facteurs naturels et anthropiques, dont les changements climatiques, l’utilisation des terres et les pratiques de gestion des incendies. Au Canada, la priorité absolue en matière de gestion des incendies est de protéger les personnes et les biens. Dans une étude ...

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