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Operation Taconite begins to prevent ice from hampering commercial shipping traffic

Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie commenced Operation Taconite to prevent newly formed ice from hampering commercial shipping across the western Great Lakes. Tuesday, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter BISCAYNE BAY was assigned to manage the ice breaking needs of western Lake Superior, specifically the twin ports of Duluth, Minn. and Superior, Wisc. Tomorrow, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter MOBILE BAY joins ...

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Statement by the Prime Minister on the death of Desmond Tutu

December 26, 2021 Ottawa, Ontario The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the death of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu: “I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, one of the world’s leading human rights activists and strongest moral voices. “Throughout a remarkable life, Archbishop Tutu used his vision of interconnectedness, ...

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Thunder Bay OPP continue fatal collision investigation

On the 21st December, 2021 at approximately 1:10 p.m. officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Shebandowan Volunteer Fire Department, and Superior North Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 near Ivar Road West of Shabaqua. Investigation is still on-going. Collision was between an eastbound Commercial Motor Vehicle ...

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Nipigon OPP -Illegal Cigarettes and Currency Seized

On December 17, 2021 at approximately 4:25 PM officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Nipigon Detachment stopped an eastbound vehicle for a Highway Traffic Act offence on Highway 11-17, Nipigon Township. As a result of the traffic stop, officers located and seized 11,900 cartons of unmarked cigarettes. Officers also seized a quantity of Canadian currency. John D McCormack, age 71 ...

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TBSO Offers Free Christmas Concert Stream

With the holidays in full swing, the TBSO performed their annual Holiday performance in collaboration with the Thunder Bay Symphony Chorus and special guest St. Paul’s United Handbell Choir.   It was a festive evening with carols and traditional pieces from all over the globe. Santa Clause himself even made an appearance at the end of the night to wish ...

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Ontario Helps Build Winter Roads in the Far North

The Ontario government is investing $6 million to help 31 remote First Nation communities and the Town of Moosonee build and maintain 3,170 kilometres of temporary snow and ice roads for the 2021-22 winter season. The funding will also be used to support special projects, including bridge improvements, maintenance of crossings and other repairs. This multi-year funding commitment from the ...

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Ontario Premier Doug Ford

December 16, 2021 Ottawa, Ontario Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with Ontario Premier Doug Ford to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and other shared priorities. The Prime Minister and Premier spoke about the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario, including as a result of the Omicron variant of concern. They discussed the strong, additional public health measures announced by ...

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Ontario Advances Critical Road Infrastructure in the North

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The Ontario government is taking steps to help improve road safety and traffic flow in Northern Ontario with a 2+1 highway pilot on Highway 11 north of North Bay. The three-lane highway – with a centre passing lane that changes direction approximately every two to five kilometres – is part of the government’s plan to build Ontario by getting shovels ...

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Manitoulin OPP – Charges laid after domestic dispute

On December 10, 2021 at approximately 10:47 p.m. the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with assistance from the United Counsel of Chiefs and Councils of Manitoulin (UCCM) responded to a report of a domestic dispute on Dupont Street in Little Current. The suspect had fled the scene prior to police arrival. The Manitoulin Crime Unit, the OPP’s ...

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Thunder Bay OPP – Investigate 3 Tractor Trailer collision

On December 12, 2021, at approximately 12:44 p.m. officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment, North West Region Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement (TIME) of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Superior North Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Thunder Bay Fire Services responded to a report of a multiple motor vehicle collision on Highway 102 at Auto Road in the District of ...

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SSM OPP – Investigation of Suspicious Vehicle leads to numerous charges

On December 9, 2021 members of the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment with the assistance of the Anishinabek Police Service (APS) investigated a suspicious vehicle in the area of the Aweres Mini Mall, Aweres Township. The vehicle fled once police arrived and the vehicle was located a short time later. Investigation revealed the suspicious vehicle had stolen licence ...

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East Algoma OPP – Blind River Resident Charged with Online Child Sexual Exploitation

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, Digital Forensics Unit and East Algoma Detachment have arrested and charged a Blind River resident following an online child sexual exploitation investigation. On December 8, 2021, police executed a search warrant at a home in Blind River and seized numerous electronic devices. As a result of this investigation, Gregory RYDER, ...

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Marathon OPP – Driver Charged with Impaired after collision

On December 10, 2021 at approximately 03:40pm, officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment received a call regarding a single motor vehicle collision (MVC) on Highway 17, approximately 5km west of Marathon. A motor vehicle (MV) travelling east on highway 17 left the roadway contacting the guard rail posts. The driver left the scene but was located shortly ...

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Statement by the Prime Minister on the 108th Grey Cup

December 12, 2021 Ottawa, Ontario The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement congratulating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on winning the 108th Grey Cup in Hamilton, Ontario: “After a hard-fought game that demonstrated the best of both teams, I congratulate the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on winning the 108th Grey Cup, their second consecutive championship, against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. ...

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