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Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan Protecting Student Renters

Sep 5, 2017 @ 17:10 There are 600,000 college and university students going back to school this fall, and Ontario has taken steps to protect those renting off-campus from unfair rent increases and evictions. As part of its Fair Housing Plan, Ontario has expanded rent control to all private market rental units across the province to protect tenants from unfair ...

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Impaired SSM Driver Charged

Sep 5, 2017 @ 16:57 On September 3, 2017 at approximately 2:33 am a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on patrol observed a pick up truck travelling on Highway 17, southbound, into the City of Sault Ste. Marie. As a result of driver actions the vehicle was pulled over. Further investigation revealed that the female ...

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UPDATE – Residential Fire in Mattawa Claims two Lives

Sep 5, 2017 @ 16:56 The Mattawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), OPP Forensic Investigation Services (FIS), the North Bay Crime Unit and the Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) have concluded their investigations into a fatal house fire in Mattawa from September 2, 2017. No foul play is suspected. The deceased persons have been identified as Billy KING, ...

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Traffic Complaint leads to Arrest & Drug Charges for SSM Man

Sep 5, 2017 @ 16:51 On September 4, 2017 at approximately 5:00 pm a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Highway Safety Division responded to a traffic complaint of a pickup truck travelling westbound at a high rate of speed on Highway 17 east. The vehicle was stopped for speeding at  Reid’s Road on Highway 17. As a result of ...

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Fatal Collision on French River Bridge close highway for Eight Hours

  On Friday, September 1, 2017 at 3:03 p.m., members of the Sudbury and Noelville detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the French River Fire Department and the Sudbury District Emergency Medical Services (EMS), responded to a motor vehicle collision on the French River Bridge on Highway 69 in the Municipality of the French River. Investigation revealed that a passenger car ...

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Government of Canada Signals Action to Restore Rail Service to Churchill, Manitoba

The Government of Canada recognizes the important role this rail line plays in connecting communities in northern Manitoba. Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, signalled the Government’s actions toward restoring rail service to Churchill, Manitoba. The Government of Canada’s top priorities are ensuring that goods and supplies are delivered ...

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OPP Crime Unit assist Wikwemikong Tribal Police in Nursing Home Death

On August 26, 2017 the Wikwemikong Tribal Police responded to the Wikwemikong Nursing Home regarding an incident that occurred the evening of August 25, 2017. A resident from the nursing home was taken to hospital where he was treated for his injuries but subsequently died on August 30, 2017. The deceased has been identified as Robert Jim STILL, age 85, ...

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OPP Golden Helmets to perform in Elliot Lake, Blind River and Thessalon

Aug 31, 2017 @ 08:30 The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Golden Helmets Precision Motorcycle Team was formed in 1963. Each year they tour the Province of Ontario giving exhibitions of superb riding skills at fairs, festivals and parades.   The 20-member team, comprised of OPP officers on regular patrol duties, consists of the Ride Master, Commentator, the motorcycle technician and ...

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Ontario Providing Support to Those Affected by Opioid Crisis

Ontario is providing urgent relief to those affected by the opioid crisis, including adding more front-line harm-reduction workers, expanding the supply of naloxone, and creating new rapid access addiction clinics in every region of the province. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, and Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, were at St. Michael’s Hospital ...

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Kenora OPP Investigate Serious Collision on Highway 17A

Aug 30, 2017 @ 20:06 At 7:51 Kenora OPP advised that Hwy 17A between Jones Road and Airport Road is open to one lane, alternating traffic. Aug 30, 2017 @ 19:38 Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police, with assistance from Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) and the Kenora Forensic Identification Unit (FISU) are on the scene ...

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Interested in Becoming a Candidate for the Northern Ontario Party?

The Northern Ontario Party will be busy over the next month with a Leadership tour across the North and several information sessions being hosted by the Riding Associations. Also the NOP and its members will finish filling vacant executive board positions through an election process that will occur by mid- September. During the month of September, the NOP is putting ...

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OPP Conduct Labour Day Weekend Distracted Driving Campaign (Sept.1-4, 2017)

Inattentive driving is linked to more collisions on Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)-patrolled roads so far this year than speeding and alcohol/drug-related collisions combined. This Labour Day weekend officers with the Sault Ste. Marie OPP will be out patrolling local area highways and roadways to ensure the travelling public will arrive at their destination safely. Since January 1, 2017, driver distraction has ...

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Statement from Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown on Ontario’s opioid crisis

In response to a letter sent to Premier Kathleen Wynne by more than 700 health care workers on Ontario’s opioid crisis, Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown issued the following statement: “The Ontario PCs have been very clear, Ontario is in the midst of an opioid crisis. Between 2006 and 2015, fentanyl overdose deaths in Ontario have soared by 548 per ...

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