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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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Sudbury OPP investigate collision on Highway 144 – UPDATE

Sep 1, 2019 @ 08:12 – On August 20, 2019 at approximately 7:45 a.m., officers from the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Sudbury Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Cartier Fire Department and Ornge Air Ambulance responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway 144 at Crab Lake, Cartier Township, Ontario. Investigation revealed the northbound pick-up truck drove ...

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Statement from the Minister of Education: Ontario’s First Day of School

The Honourable Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education issued the following statement about Ontario’s first day of school: “Today is the first day of school. It’s a tremendously exciting time for parents, educators, and students all across the province of Ontario. As Education Minister, one of my most important responsibilities is to make sure that the students of today get the ...

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Statement from Minister Lecce as Education Labour Collective Agreements Expire

Yesterday, August 31st, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to the expiration of collective agreements between school boards and education labour partners: “Parents deserve predictability. They deserve to have peace of mind over the coming year. I stand with them and will be focused on delivering a deal that protects their children’s future, invests in ...

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First Year Investment of Ontario’s Four-Year Math Strategy Announced

Ontario’s Minister of Education announced the details of the new four-year $200-million math strategy to get back to basics and make sure students and educators have the math skills and resources to succeed in the classroom and beyond. “As the recently-released EQAO results confirm, our students are still struggling to meet provincial math standards,” said Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education. ...

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OPP Looking for Witnesses in Pearl, Ontario collision

On August 19, 2019 at approximately 6:05 pm officers from the Thunder Bay and Nipigon Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 11/17, near Pearl, ON (East of Thunder Bay).   The two occupants from the SUV were pronounced deceased at the scene and the driver of the tractor-trailer unit (TTU) has been ...

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Ford ripping up agreement with Matawa-member First Nations drags Ring of Fire backwards

Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement in response to the Ford government ripping up the regional framework agreement between Ontario and the chiefs of the Matawa First Nations, which was designed to advance development in the Ring of Fire:   “Ripping up the framework agreement between Ontario and the nine Matawa-member First Nations takes Ontario backwards ...

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Sunken Vessel in Lake Superior leaks oil

  Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie is responding to a report of an oil sheen near a sunken 33-foot towing vessel in Northport Bay, Mich. At 7:48 a.m., the Coast Guard received a report of the towing vessel Rawhide, sunk in Northport Bay. Local first responders reported an oil sheen near the vessel. Coast Guard pollution responders reported to ...

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Have you seen Seth Mason? UPDATE

Aug 26, 2019 @ 07:35 – On August 22, 2019, members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a missing male from the Blind River, Ontario area.  17 year old male Seth MASON has not returned home for numerous days.  Police and family were concerned for his well-being. On August 25, 2019, Seth MASON was ...

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