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Ontario Government offers special promotions for Frontline Workers at Ontario Agencies/Attractions

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The Ontario government is investing $1.5 million through the new Tourism Economic Development Recovery Fund and offering promotional incentives at provincial attractions to help the province’s tourism industry and welcome back visitors after the COVID-19 pandemic. Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, made the announcement during a fireside chat with tourism stakeholders at the Metro Toronto ...

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Manitoulin OPP – Investigation after Disturbance

On August 4, 2020, at 8:38 p.m. members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in Sables-Spanish Rivers Township. Police responded and located a victim who was transported by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to a local hospital where they were pronounced deceased. As a result of the investigation, Melissa ...

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Manitoulin OPP – Operation while Impaired Charges laid after MVC

On July 31, 2020, at approximately 8:36 p.m. members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Bass Lake Road, Espanola. Police located the vehicle in the ditch with occupants inside who were not injured. After speaking to the driver, officers concluded alcohol had been consumed. The driver was arrested and ...

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Manitoulin OPP – ATV Driver Charged with Operation while Impaired after collision

On August 2, 2020, at approximately 8:32 p.m. members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision (MVC) on Highway 540, Gordon Township. It was reported that MVC involved a driver that was ejected from an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and had non-life threatening injuries. With the assistance of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) the ...

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Manitoulin OPP – Arrest Driver who fled from Police

On July 30, 2020 at approximately 9:36 a.m. members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol on Highway 551 in Central Manitoulin Township. Police observed a vehicle driving erratically and the officer activated emergency lights to stop the vehicle. The vehicle failed to stop for police and drove down Tigmeg Road, off Highway 551, ...

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OPP To Close EMO Detachment

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be closing one of its detachments in the Rainy River District. The OPP detachment in Emo is officially closing on August 5, 2020. This will not impact the level of service provided to Emo or the surrounding townships. If anyone has to self-report an incident, members of the public can attend the Rainy River ...

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Ontario Supporting Non-Profits as Province Recovers from COVID-19

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The Ontario government is investing $83 million through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to provide grants to help eligible non-profit organizations, including food banks, child and youth programs and Royal Canadian Legion branches, recover from COVID-19 and continue the delivery of vital programming in their communities. The announcement was made today by Premier Doug Ford and Lisa MacLeod, Minister of ...

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Le gouvernement apporte son soutien aux organismes sans but lucratif au fur et à mesure que la province se remet des effets de la COVID-19

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Le gouvernement investit 83 millions de dollars par l’intermédiaire de la Fondation Trillium de l’Ontario (FTO) en vue d’octroyer aux organismes sans but lucratif admissibles, notamment les banques alimentaires, les programmes pour les enfants et les jeunes et les filiales de la Légion royale canadienne, des subventions qui les aideront à se remettre des effets de la COVID-19 et à poursuivre ...

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Ontario Provides More Supports for Families of Children on the Autism Spectrum

Ontario is providing families in the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) with services to support their child’s ongoing learning and development. Foundational family services such as family and peer mentoring, caregiver workshops and coaching will be tailored to the unique regional and cultural needs in different communities. These services will build on existing virtual and remote options introduced during the COVID-19 ...

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Nipissing OPP investigate Drowning in Halfway Lake

On August 2, 2020 at 7:10 p.m., officers from the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Sudbury Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a report of a possible drowning in Halfway Lake at the Halfway Lake Provincial Park, Antrim Township. Investigation revealed a group of seven people went out on Halfway Lake at approximately 6:00 ...

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Nipissing West OPP – Sudden Death being investigated

On August 1, 2020 at 5:30 p.m., with the assistance of a member of the public in a private boat, officers from the Nipissing West (Noëlville) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Sudbury Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a personal injury incident at Devil’s Bay on Eighteen Mile Island on the North Channel of the lower French ...

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Manitoulin OPP – Investigate Drowning

On August 1, 2020 at 9:15 p.m., officers from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Sudbury-Manitoulin Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a report of a possible drowning in Pike Lake, Howland Township. Investigation revealed the person had been observed fishing. A short time later, witnesses saw the boat drifting and subsequently found the person ...

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario encourage tous les résidents et résidentes à relever le Défi 30×30 de Parcs Ontario

Le ministre de l’Environnement, de la Protection de la nature et des Parcs, Jeff Yurek, a publié la déclaration suivante à l’intention de tous les Ontariens et Ontariennes : « Depuis des mois, les particuliers et les familles font leur part pour freiner la propagation de la COVID-19 en restant chez eux, et je voudrais souligner leur effort. Grâce aux progrès ...

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Ontario Encourages All Residents to Take the Ontario Parks 30×30 Challenge

The Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, Jeff Yurek, issued the following statement for all Ontarians: “For months individuals and families have been doing their part to stop the spread of COVID-19 by staying inside, and I applaud everyone for their effort. With the progress we have made together, and as we move into Stage 3 of reopening the ...

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SSM OPP – Ploat Plane Crash on Upper Island Lake

On August 1, 2020, at approximately 6:25 p.m., members of the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Algoma Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Aweres Fire Department responded to the report of a float plane crash on Upper Island Lake near Sault Ste. Marie. Upon police arrival, both the pilot and the lone passenger of the aircraft ...

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