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Le NPD se joint à la communauté de Bearskin Lake pour réclamer une aide fédérale accrue

Alors que les cas de COVID-19 augmentent, la Première Nation de Bearskin Lake est complètement débordée et a immédiatement besoin de l’aide des Forces armées canadiennes. Les leaders communautaires affirment ne plus pouvoir assurer la sécurité de la communauté, car plus de la moitié de la population est en isolement. Le député néo-démocrate Charlie Angus travaille avec la communauté et ...

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NDP joins Bearskin Lake in their call for more federal help

As COVID-19 cases rise, Bearskin Lake First Nation has been completely overwhelmed and now immediate help from the Canadian Armed Forces is needed. Community leaders say they are no longer able to keep the community safe as more than half of the population is in isolation. New Democrat MP Charlie Angus has been working with the community and says a ...

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East Algoma OPP – COVID-19 Restrictions in Place

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is taking action to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 by restricting the access to its facilities, including detachments, across the province. The OPP ask to schedule appointments for in-person attendance at detachments to avoid large numbers of people in the public areas at any given time.  This is related to criminal record checks/vulnerable ...

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SSM PS – Have you seen Emily Mearow? (Located)

Jan 6, 2022 at 17:39 Emily Mearow has been located safely and is no longer considered missing. Jan 6, 2022 at 15:42 The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is requesting public assistance to locate missing 14-year-old Emily Mearow.   She was last seen on Sunday, December 20th, 2021, around 10:00 a.m., in the 600 block of Albert Street West. She ...

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East Algoma OPP – Charges laid after Neighbour Dispute

On December 22, 2021, shortly after 12:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a neighbour dispute on Birchwood Circle in the Town of Blind River. Investigation determined, the complainant was on an ATV assisting neighbours by ploughing their driveways. The accused used a car and parked it sideways on the road to ...

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Nipissing West OPP – Snowplow Safety

This winter, members from the Nipissing West Detachment of Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind drivers to stay back from working snowplows, trucks spreading sand/salt or anti-icing liquid with flashing blue lights. These vehicles travel slower than regular traffic and will be active on the highways before, during and after a snowfall or storm. Never pass a working ...

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East Algoma OPP – Assault Charges Laid after Disturbance

On January 3, 2022, at approximately 4:25 p.m., members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a disturbance on Albert Street in Elliot Lake. The complainant had reported being threatened with a knife by a known acquaintance. Furthermore, the complainant stated the same person punched them in the face three days prior. Shawn SIMPSON, 50 years-old, of ...

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East Algoma OPP – Ride Safely for an Enjoyable Winter Season

The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding snowmobilers to ride safely for an enjoyable winter season. Snowmobiling is one of the joys of a Canadian winter. But, not taking the necessary precautions can quickly result in tragedy. Speed, alcohol/drug consumption, riding on unsafe ice, losing control, and other poor decisions unfortunately still account for numerous injuries and/or fatalities. These factors ...

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East Algoma OPP – Individual Charged with Breaching Conditions

On January 2, 2022, at approximately 1:15 p.m. the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting general patrol duties on Highway 108 in Elliot Lake. Police recognized two people together talking. One of them was on previous release conditions not to communicate with the other. Subsequently, that person was arrested. Damien MOFFATT, 18 years-old, of Elliot Lake was charged with Fail ...

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East Algoma OPP – Assault Charges Laid after Disturbance at a business

On January 4, 2022, at approximately 2: 27 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a disturbance at a local business on Woodward Avenue in the Town of Blind River.   Investigation determined, the accused attended the business with an edged weapon and pointed it at the store clerk, all the while ...

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Bearskin Lake FN Asks for Military Aid to be Deployed

On December 29th, 2021, the Bearskin Lake First Nation declared a state of emergency due to an outbreak of COVID 19 infections. As of today, 174 individuals have tested positive – which means almost fifty percent of the on-reserve population is infected. Those infected include the administrative and essential staff of the band’s administration, operations, and maintenance units. The day-to-day ...

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East Algoma OPP – Investigation continues into fatal snowmobile/truck collision

On January 2, 2022, at approximately 3:30 p.m. the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a snowmobile collision on Cameron Road, Huron Shores Township. A single snowmobile had collided with a pick-up truck.  The snowmobile operator, Ernest BOULRICE, 52 years-old from Thessalon First Nation was pronounced deceased at the scene.  There were no injuries to the two occupants ...

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SSM Awards Barbara Nolan 2021 Medal of Merit

The Sault Ste. Marie Medal of Merit Selection Committee is pleased to announce the 2021 Medal of Merit recipient. This year’s recipient is Barbara Nolan in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the community. An Indigenous role model and advocate, Barbara’s work and commitment to the advancement of the Anishinaabemowin language revitalization efforts, Indigenous education and excellence in lifelong learning ...

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Thunder Bay OPP investigate collision at Sistonen’s Corner

On the 30th of December, 2021 at approximately 3:30 p.m. officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Kaministiquia Volunteer Fire Department, and Superior North Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a motor vehicle collision at Highway 11-17 and Highway 102 Sistonen’s Corner Intersection west of Thunder Bay. The collision was between a westbound Transport ...

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East Algoma OPP – Person charged with accepting Parcel that wasn’t theirs

On December 29, 2021, at approximately 3:30 p.m. the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attended a commercial building on Hillside Drive North in Elliot Lake and arrested a person in relation to numerous outstanding charges. On December 20, 2021, police received a call in relation to a stolen pistol. The complainant reported that a parcel was wrongfully delivered to a ...

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