Northern Ontario

Marathon OPP lay charges in Collision causing Bodily Harm to two Motorcyclists

An individual has been charged in connection with a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 17 near Marathon.   On July 4, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. officers from the Marathon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), along with the Superior North Emergency Medical Services (EMS), responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17, just east of Peninsula ...

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Marathon OPP – Three Vehicle Collision closes Peninsula Road for short time

On Tuesday July 6, 2021 at approximately 0910am, officers of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision (MVC), involving a dump truck and two small SUV’s on Peninsula Road at the Peninsula Golf Course entrance in the Town of Marathon. The first SUV was stopping to let the dump truck pass ...

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Highway 112 – CLOSED

  Jul 1, 2021 at 13:01 Highway 112 from Hwy 11 to Hwy 66 – All lanes are closed in both directions due to a washout. Dane Road 2 also closed. Jul 1, 2021 at 08:54 Highway 112 from Hwy 11 to Hwy 66 is closed at this time (just south of Kirkland Lake). All lanes are closed in both ...

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Nipissing OPP investigate Vehicle with human remains inside

On June 28, 2021 at 1:18 p.m., members from the Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Stinson Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire with human remains inside, on Kukagami Lake Road, approximately five kilometres north of Highway 17, in Markstay-Warren. At this time, the identity of the deceased has not been confirmed. The investigation is ...

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Nipigon OPP – Charges Laid in online child sexual exploitation investigation

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Nipigon Detachment have arrested and charged a Nipigon resident following an online child sexual exploitation investigation. In May 2020 an investigation into online access to child pornography was initiated by the Nipigon OPP. Police executed a search warrant at a Nipigon residence and seized a number of electronic devices for further examination. As a ...

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La formation préparera les travailleurs aux emplois de la construction et de l’exploitation minière à Greenstone

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario investit 3,6 millions de dollars pour aider 150 Autochtones à recevoir une formation qui leur permettra d’entamer une carrière dans la construction et l’exploitation de la nouvelle mine d’or Greenstone à Geraldton. Ils pourront acquérir les compétences nécessaires pour devenir des ouvriers de la construction, des conductrices d’équipement lourd, des conducteurs de camion, des grutières, des ...

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Training will prepare workers for construction and mining jobs in Greenstone

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The Ontario government is investing $3.6 million to help 150 Indigenous people receive training to start careers building and running the new Greenstone Gold Mine in Geraldton. They will learn the skills they need to become construction craft workers, heavy equipment operators, truck drivers, crane operators, welders and millwrights. Details were provided today by Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training ...

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Pandemic Overwhelming Communities in the North

Kashechewan, Ontario. A humanitarian crisis is quickly overwhelming the remote community of Kashechewan, a First Nation on the coast of James Bay in Northern Ontario. COVID-19 is sweeping through the community of 1800 members. Community leaders and workers who are not in isolation are quickly becoming exhausted and burnt out. Chief Leo Friday and his Councillors are working 13 hour ...

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Helicopter makes Emergency Landing while Firefighting in Nipigon District

In the early evening of June 7th, 2021, a commercially operated helicopter contracted by the MNRF engaged in firefighting activities on a Nipigon District fire was forced to perform an emergency landing in a forested area.   The Ministry of Natural Resources confirmed that the pilot, who was the sole occupant of the aircraft was transported to the hospital with ...

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Canada and Ontario Invest $15 million in Municipal Infrastructure to Respond to the Impacts of COVID-19 in Northern Ontario

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The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing more than $15 million to protect the health, and well-being of residents in 99 municipalities across Northern Ontario. Details were provided by the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Stephen Crawford, ...

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investissent 15 millions de dollars dans des infrastructures municipales pour faire face aux répercussions de la COVID-19 dans le nord de l’Ontario

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Les gouvernements du Canada et de l’Ontario investissent plus de 15 millions de dollars pour protéger la santé et le bien-être des résidents de 99 municipalités du nord de l’Ontario. L’honorable Patty Hajdu, ministre de la Santé et députée de Thunder Bay—Supérieur-Nord, au nom de l’honorable Catherine McKenna, ministre fédérale de l’Infrastructure et des Collectivités, Stephen Crawford, adjoint parlementaire de ...

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Ontario Enhancing and Expanding Blue Box Program

Following extensive consultations, the Ontario government is improving blue box recycling by expanding service to more communities, standardizing the list of materials that can be recycled across the province and saving municipalities money by making producers of products and packaging fully responsible for the cost and operation of the program. “Producers and municipalities have been advocating for an enhanced, producer-led ...

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Programme ontarien d’amélioration et d’expansion de la boîte bleue

Après une vaste consultation, le gouvernement de l’Ontario améliore le programme des boîtes bleues en l’élargissant à plus de collectivités, en normalisant les types de déchets qui peuvent être recyclés dans toute la province et en rendant les fabricants de produits et d’emballages entièrement responsables des coûts et de la gestion du programme pour aider les municipalités à réduire leurs ...

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Nipigon OPP seize Vehicle & Drugs after arrest of occupants

On 28 May 2021 at 3:50 pm, members of the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped an eastbound vehicle. Investigation with assistance from the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) and the Northwest Region Canine Unit, led to the arrest of the driver for drug offences. A search of the vehicle incident to the arrest ...

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