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Charges in Collision that Closed Hwy 11 for 8 hours

On August 30, 2018, at approximately 11:48 a.m., members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Marten River Fire Department and North Bay Ambulance Service responded to a call for a motor vehicle collision on Highway 11 near Tonomo Lake Road, south of Temagami, Ontario. Further investigation revealed that the tractor-trailer had been travelling southbound on Highway ...

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Breaking Down the Barriers: Suicide Awareness

Aug 30, 2018 @ 22:58 The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has had three member suicides within three weeks. A tremendous void has been left behind that has impacted the entire organization across the province. “During the past weeks immediate families and OPP members, including myself, have been dealing with the grief of our loss. This is a very difficult time,” ...

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Missing Boater on Obakamiga Lake Recovered

On Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at approximately 10:15 a.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Hornepayne) Detachment began their search for a missing boater on Obakamiga Lake located in the Cholette Township.   An extensive search was conducted by members of the Superior East (OPP) along with the assistance of the (OPP) helicopter service and several family ...

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Ontario to Reduce Cost of Natural Gas

Ontario’s Government for the People is acting to reduce the cost of natural gas for Ontario families and businesses, Premier Doug Ford announced today. This is part of the Ford Government’s overall commitment to put more money in people’s pockets and deliver immediate tax relief for lower and middle class families. “Your government is committed to giving real relief to ...

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Statement by Education Minister on EQAO Results

Today, Education Minister, the Honourable Lisa Thompson, issued the following statement on the provincial EQAO results: “The EQAO assessment results released today prove once again that we must do better with respect to students’ math performance in Ontario. For the last five years, we have seen an overall decline in EQAO math scores. Half of Ontario’s Grade 6 students have ...

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Northeast Fire Region – August 29

On the afternoon of August 29, there are 25 active forest fires across the Northeast. All 25 fires are either under control or being observed. There was one new fire confirmed today, at the time of this update. Parry Sound 46 covered 0.1 of a hectare, was located 23 km westnorthwest of Sundridge. It has already been declared out. Parry ...

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Northeast Fire Region – August 28

On the afternoon of August 28, there are 26 active forest fires across the Northeast. All 26 fires are under control or being observed. There was one new fire confirmed today, at the time of this update. Chapleau 22 measures 0.1 of a hectare and is under control. It is located northeast of Mississagi River Provincial Park. Parry Sound 33 ...

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Intoxicated Male arrested on BFN and charged

On August 26 2018 at approximately 11:15 p.m. members from the Batchawana Police Service and the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of an intoxicated male on Batchawana First Nations Territory. As a result of further investigation, Mathew L’HEREUX 22 years-of-age of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario was charged with the following; Possession of a Schedule ...

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Statement from MP Erin O’Toole on NAFTA

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Conservative Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:   “Today’s news of a trade agreement between the United States and Mexico confirms that the Trudeau government has failed to advance Canada’s trade interests. For years, Conservatives have asked for a more serious approach from the Trudeau government on NAFTA, but the Liberals have ...

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Northeast Fire Region Update – August 27

On the afternoon of August 27, there are 25 active forest fires across the Northeast. All 25 fires are under control or being observed. There were no new fires confirmed today, at the time of this update. Parry Sound 33   This fire is under control at 11,362 hectares. To find an updated map of current travel restrictions visit Ontario.ca/forestfire ...

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FONOM names new Board and President

The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) wishes to thank Mayor Al Spacek for his many years of Leadership and Dedication as President of FONOM. Mayor Spacek announced at the FONOM Conference this spring that he would not be seeking re-election in October. An election of Officers was held at the August Board meeting in Ottawa. The new officers are; ...

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Marathon OPP upgrade charges to Manslaughter from Aggravated Assault

On July 31, 2018, at approximately 3:00 p.m., members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of an unconscious male at a residence on Stevens Avenue in Marathon. Officers attended and confirmed that a 20-year-old male from Marathon was receiving medical attention from Superior North Emergency Medical Services. He was subsequently flown to Thunder Bay for further ...

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Progress being made on NAFTA – US and Mexico

The United States and Mexico have made significant progress in discussions to revise key portions of the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, Minister Wilson made the following statement: “With hundreds of thousands of jobs at stake, it is imperative that our country has a voice at the table and that a deal on NAFTA is reached.  The threat of ...

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Investigation into Fatal Collision leads to Careless Driving & Drug Charges

On August 18, 2018 at approximately 4:15 p.m. officers from the Greenstone Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 11, 40 km East of Longlac. A motor vehicle (small car) travelling Eastbound on Hwy 11 lost control, left the roadway, rolled over and came to rest in the ditch. Longlac Fire Department ...

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