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SSM OPP Charge Driver with Impaired after traffic complaint

On June 23, 2019, at approximately 3:15 a.m. members from the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint regarding a possible impaired driver travelling westbound on Highway 17B. Officers located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on Trunk Road, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.   As a result of further investigation, Marina THOMPSON, 64 ...

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SSM OPP Charge Searchmont Driver after collision with two parked vehicles

On June 22, 2019 at approximately 8:30 p.m. members from the Sault Ste. Marie (OPP) Detachment responded to a motor vehicle collision in Searchmont, Ontario. The collision involved a motor vehicle that collided with two parked vehicles. The driver of the vehicle was uninjured. Officers attended the scene and as a result of further investigation, Michael TESSIER, 35 years-old of Searchmont, ...

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Highway 590 CLOSED – washout

Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is advising that Highway 590 is closed between Boreal Road and Adrian Lake Road due to a washout. An update will be provided as it becomes available.

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NDP fights fine for student chalk-drawings

NDP House Leader Gilles Bisson released the following statement in response to reports that high-school students were billed about $1,500 for the clean-up of sidewalk chalk after a peaceful protest at Queen’s Park:   “It’s wrong to punish students who are speaking up for themselves and their future by speaking out against Doug Ford’s education cuts. The NDP is calling ...

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Indigenous History Award Presented to the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre for the Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall initiative

The Ontario Historical Society is pleased to present the Indigenous History Award to the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre for the Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall initiative. The Indigenous History Award recognizes significant contributions towards the promotion or preservation of Indigenous history or heritage in Ontario. Uniquely located on the site of the former Shingwauk Residential School, the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre at ...

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OPP Investigate Death of Manitoulin Ferry Passenger

On June 21, 2019, at approximately 11:26 p.m., officers from the Manitoulin and Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments responded to a report of a female falling overboard a ferry travelling from South Baymouth to Tobermory in Lake Huron, Ontario. With the assistance of the Canadian Coast Guard, and the Manitoulin OPP Marine unit, the female was located deceased. The ...

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Célébration de la Journée nationale des peuples autochtones en Ontario

Aujourd’hui, Greg Rickford, ministre des Affaires autochtones, a fait la déclaration suivante pour souligner la Journée nationale des peuples autochtones: «Nous reconnaissons aujourd’hui qu’il s’agit d’une journée de célébration et de reconnaissance des peuples autochtones. Les peuples autochtones sont les premiers habitants de notre grande province, et j’encourage tous les Ontariens et Ontariennes à profiter de cette occasion pour en ...

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Sault College Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

Today, the Sault College community joined together in honour and in recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day. This annual College event saw the group come together and celebrate with a flag raising ceremony and inspirational speeches.   Today’s event is a part of wider celebrations going on across Canada recognizing and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, ...

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Precedent-setting Child Pornography Charges Laid Following Lengthy Probe of Toronto-based Firm

Five people have been charged after the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) concluded an investigation involving Ontario-based supplier of millions of child pornography images and videos. At a news conference, Commissioner Thomas CARRIQUE and Detective Inspector David MacDONALD were joined by representatives from the Toronto Police Service and the United States Department of Homeland Security Investigations to conclude two investigative projects ...

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Premier Doug Ford throws his cabinet under the bus for his cuts

Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said with Thursday’s cabinet shuffle, Doug Ford is attempting to throw his own cabinet under the bus for executing cuts that he ordered.   “The problem over the last year wasn’t who was executing Doug Ford’s cuts — it was Doug Ford’s cuts. Today, he had a chance to change direction. Instead, he’s throwing ...

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Cabinet Changes for Ontario Provincial Government

After nearly one full year in office, Premier Doug Ford today announced changes to his cabinet to build on the priorities for the people of Ontario for the year ahead. A renewed Executive Council also includes the addition of one new ministry as well as five new associate ministers. These changes will ensure that the Government of Ontario will effectively ...

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Do you like poutine?

There are only a few dishes that are uniquely Canadian and poutine has become this country’s unofficial comfort food and this Canada Day weekend the people of Sault Ste. Marie will be able to experience the best this country has to offer at Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site. Poutine is more than just French fries and cheese curds covered in gravy. True Poutiners ...

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Have Your Say! Survey Supporting Return of Passenger Rail Services to Northeastern Ontario

The Northeastern Ontario Rail Network (NEORN) continues to advocate the provincial and federal governments for: the return of passenger rail service in Northeastern Ontario, improving existing passenger and freight rail services in the north, placing a moratorium on removal of any rail lines. NEORN, in cooperation with the Committee Promoting Muskoka Rail Travel (CPMRT), are encouraging residents and visitors to ...

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Garden River Truss receives support from Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines

Ontario’s government is working for the people by supporting small businesses in Garden River First Nation, creating 10 full-time jobs. Today, Ross Romano, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, announced Garden River Truss, a roof and floor truss manufacturer, is receiving $315,300 to purchase new equipment to increase production capacity. “Our government is protecting what ...

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