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East Algoma OPP – Distracted Driving can Kill

The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding drivers that no form of distracted driving is ok. Officers are out on our roadways taking a combined approach of education and focussed enforcement. All it takes is one second of taking your eyes off the road while driving, and disaster could strike. Numerous studies have been conducted on the risks ...

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Coast Guard begins ice breaking operations

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie commenced Operation Taconite, the Coast Guard’s largest domestic icebreaking operation, Monday, in response to expanded ice growth in the commercial ports of Western Lake Superior and the St. Marys River. Operation Taconite encompasses Lake Superior, St. Marys River, Straits of Mackinac, Georgian Bay, Green Bay, northern Lake Huron, and Lake Michigan. Ice breaking ...

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Two Vehicle Collision creates Diesel Spill on Hwy 144

On January 5, 2019 at approximately 9:30 p.m., the South Porcupine detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 144.   The collision involved two commercial motor vehicles (CMV) traveling in opposite directions. There were no injuries, however, the highway was closed for several hours because of a diesel spill. The Ministry of Environment (MOE) ...

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Marathon OPP – Collision causes power outage for over 24 hours

On Friday December 28, 2018, at approximately 10:55pm, members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Anishinabek Police Service (APS) detachments responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision (MVC), on Highway 627, in the Pic River First Nation, Heron Bay North area. Police located a vehicle that had been travelling northbound on Highway 627. The vehicle had ...

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East Algoma OPP Charge Woman with Trespass

On January 2, 2018, shortly before 8:30 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to two separate disturbances at an apartment complex on West Street in the Town of Blind River.   Investigation determined a female was invited to an apartment and began consuming alcohol with a couple. At one point the intoxicated female made a derogatory ...

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East Algoma OPP Charge Driver with Stunt Speeding & No Licence

On January 2, 2019, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol on Causley Street in the Town of Blind River. At approximately 4:00 p.m., police observed an eastbound vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed of over 115 km/hr in a posted 50 km/hr zone on Causley Street and a traffic stop was initiated. As ...

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East Algoma OPP Charge Driver with Impaired

On January 1, 2019, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint of a possible impaired driver on Dawson Street in the Town of Thessalon.   Shortly before 4:00 p.m., police observed a vehicle matching the description northbound on Highway 129, then turned left onto Wharncliffe Road and a traffic stop was initiated.   ...

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Hornepayne Man charged in Drug Seizure during Hearst Traffic Stop

On January 2, 2019, at approximately 3:15 a.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) initiated a traffic stop for an equipment violation on Highway 11 in the Town of Hearst, Ontario.   Police investigation revealed that there was a controlled drug in the motor vehicle and all four occupants were arrested.   Kye MOORE, ...

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Don’t Feed the Coyotes!

It is not a secret that Wawa has a healthy population of coyotes. Any evening drive along Wawa Lake from Dr. Rose’s Beach to the Drill Rig will probably allow you to see at least one. Despite being beautiful, coyotes are omnivores – they eat small rodents as well as local vegetation (berries, fruits, nuts). They also eat small animals such ...

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Killer Band Set to Blast the Soo With Heavy Metal

The KiLLeR DWaRFs were formed in the fall of 1981 from the ashes of vocalist Russ “Dwarf” Graham and drummer Darrell “Dwarf” Millar’s club bands in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The band was rounded out by Bryce “Dwarf” Trewin (guitar) and Ange “Dwarf” Fodero (bass) The KiLLeR DWaRFs quickly gained international success, first in Canada with the Juno nominated self-titled KiLLeR ...

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Statement by the Prime Minister to mark the New Year

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to mark the New Year: “Happy New Year, Canada! “This past year, we marked the 150th anniversary of Confederation, and looked back on the remarkable achievements Canadians have made throughout our history. We recommitted ourselves to our shared values, and we celebrated the diversity that makes us strong. Millions of ...

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Ontario Government Concludes Largest Consultation on Education in Province’s History

Ontario’s Government for the People has concluded the largest public consultation on education in the province’s history. This comprehensive education consultation had participation from parents, students, educators, employers and organizations from across Ontario. The consultation included more than 72,000 engagements across three different consultation channels, which included an open submission form, online survey and telephone town halls held in every ...

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NOWW Annual Writing Contest opens Jan. 1

Writers may have less time to perfect their work this year, but a tighter deadline is not the only motivation to get writing for Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop’s writing contest. The 21stAnnual NOWW Writing Contest officially opens Jan. 1 and this year once again includes a selection of award-winning Canadian authors on the judge’s panel. “I’m completely amazed by our ...

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Ontario Freezing More Driver and Vehicle Fees

Ontario’s Government for the People is taking another step to make life more affordable for taxpayers and businesses by putting a stop to driver and vehicle fees that were set to increase today on January 1, 2019. This is the second round of driver and vehicle fee increases that the Government for the People has cancelled. In September, fees for ...

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