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The Anishinabek Police Service – Garden River Detachment Thanks All who helped in Last Night’s Search

The Anishinabek Police Service, Garden River Detachment, would like to extend their sincerest thanks to their partnering agencies, those being the Sault Ste. Marie OPP, OPP ERT, OPP K-9, Batchewana Police Service, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Garden River Fire Department, SSM EMS, SSMPS K-9 Unit and the SSM Search and Rescue for their assistance in the successful ...

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Have you seen Steven Leblanc of Elliot Lake?

On September 16, 2019, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Elliot Lake Detachment responded to a report of a missing male from the Elliot Lake, Ontario area. OPP Investigation has revealed that Steven LEBLANC, a 56 year old male had not been heard from since the first week of September, 2019. He is described as white, approximately 5′ 10″ ...

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Proper funding for long-term care, not cuts, protects seniors with dementia: NDP

The Ontario NDP critic for Seniors, Joel Harden, and the critic for Long-Term Care, Teresa Armstrong, released this joint statement following the Ford government’s announcement on safety for seniors living with dementia: “Doug Ford’s cuts are hurting Ontario seniors. Ford is ripping more than $34 million from the province’s long-term care sector. He’s hiking resident co-pays while his cuts force ...

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Greenstone OPP investigate Burning Vehicles

On September 18, 2019 at 3:42am, members of the Greenstone Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Greenstone Fire Department received a report of a fire at a commercial property on Queen Street in the Town of Longlac, ON. Police and Fire Department arrived on scene to find several vehicles located in the parking lot of the property, ...

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Premier must step in to help families in Neskantaga under state of emergency

Kiiwetinoong MPP Sol Mamakwa, the NDP’s Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation critic, is calling on the Ford government to take action to help the people of Neskantaga First Nation following the federal government’s refusal to evacuate families facing contaminated water flowing through their taps, after the community’s water pump and back up water pumps broke down.   “It is appalling that ...

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Ontario Maple Syrup Producers’ Association launches digital marketing campaign

  The Ontario Maple Syrup Producers’ Association (OMSPA) is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of a digital marketing campaign to promote the consumption of Ontario-produced maple syrup and the provincial event, Maple Weekend. Funding for the project was provided by the government of Ontario through its Rural Economic Development (RED) program. News of funding approval for the $18,000 project ...

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Human Remains Discovered in Elliot Lake over Weekend – UPDATE

On August 11, 2019, members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were notified of human remains in a wooded area within the City of Elliot Lake.   The Ontario Forensic Pathology Service has conducted a post mortem examination of the human remains.  The results have confirmed the remains are those of James Lee (Jimmy) MONEY ...

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Statement by Premier Doug Ford on the 18th Anniversary of 9/11

Today, Premier Doug Ford released the following statement in commemoration of the 18th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks: “On this day, we honour the memory of the 3,000 innocent victims — including 24 Canadians — who lost their lives to terror on September 11, 2001. In addition to those Canadians lost in the attacks themselves, more than 150 ...

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North Bay OPP investigate fatal collision between bicyclist and car – UPDATE

Sep 7, 2019 @ 07:10 – On September 1, 2019, at approximately 9:10 a.m., the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was called to investigate a motor vehicle collision on Highway 63 in the City of North Bay between a bicycle and a passenger car. The cyclist has been identified as 24-year-old, Shelby DICKEY, from Grey County, Ontario. The ...

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Drivers can carry electronic proof of Auto Insurance

Changes by the Ontario Government now allows for drivers to carry electronic proof of auto insurance on their mobile device. “Our Government has committed to making life easier for Ontario people,” said Finance Minister Rod Phillips. “That is why this government is making auto insurance more convenient by giving drivers the option of showing their proof of auto insurance electronically, ...

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OPP Respond to theft of motor vehicle in Awares Township

On September 3, 2019 at approximately 3:50 a.m. members from Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a theft of a motor vehicle in Aweres Township, Ontario.   Officers located the vehicle on Highway 17, Aweres Twp where they attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The driver did not comply with police as the vehicles speed increased and exceeded ...

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Soo OPP Charge Male after ditching vehicle and running

On September 3, 2019 at approximately 3:50 a.m. members from Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a theft of a motor vehicle in Aweres Township, Ontario. Officers located the vehicle on Highway 17, Aweres Twp where they attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The driver did not comply with police as the vehicles speed increased and exceeded ...

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North Bay OPP Charge Male after Boat Capsizes

On August 28, 2019, at approximately 5:45 p.m. the North Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a capsized boat in Callander Bay, Lake Nipissing, Ontario.   There were three males on board and their vessel was heavily loaded with construction material, as they were on route to an island camp. They were approximately one kilometer from shore when the ...

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Wildfires are changing – New satellite will help monitor wildfires from space

Currently, in Canada, wildfires are managed using an approach known as ‘initial attack’, in which fires are detected early and fought quickly and aggressively with the objective of full suppression.   Though ‘initial attack’ is effective, firefighting crews can easily be overwhelmed if there is a large number of new fires. If crews cannot keep up, some of the fires ...

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