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Northeast Fire Region – August 24

On the afternoon of August 24, there are 26 active forest fires across the Northeast. All 26 fires are either being held, under control or being observed. There were no new fires confirmed today, at the time of this update. Parry Sound 33 This fire has now been listed as under control at 11,362 hectares. To find an updated map ...

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Three Garden River Men charged in Drug Investigation

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Provincial Operations Intelligence Bureau (POIB) with the assistance of Anishinabek Police Service (APS) arrested three males and laid numerous charges related to a drug offences investigation. As a result of the investigation, officers seized 76 grams of suspected Cocaine/Crack, 17.8 grams of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine, 4.4 grams of ...

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Human Remains Identified as Missing Henry Stone-Arnold, Investigation continues

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) located human remains in the Dryden area. The Office of the Chief Coroner has been engaged and a post-mortem examination began in Toronto on August 22, 2018. The remains have been positively identified as Henry Stone-Arnold, 28 years-old, of Dryden who had been reported missing earlier this month. The post-mortem examination is continuing.   ...

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Northeast Fire Region – August 23

On the afternoon of August 23, there are 29 active forest fires across the Northeast. Of these, 1 fire is not yet under control. The remaining 28 fires are either being held, under control or being observed. There was 1 fire confirmed today, at the time of this update. Parry Sound 33 This fire has now been listed as under ...

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State of the North Conference features local perspectives and international ideas

Attendees at Northern Policy Institute (NPI)’s second annual State of the North Conference presented by Northern Ontario Workforce Planning will learn firsthand from the experiences of both local communities and international leaders on taxation and policy experimentation. This year’s conference, ‘Bold Approaches: Taxing for Growth’, promises to deliver bold ideas and spark important discussions about the state of Ontario’s northern ...

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Thunder Bay Man charged in Marathon for Care and Control

On August 22, 2018 at approximately 7:45 p.m. officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment received a report regarding a possible impaired male sitting in his vehicle in a parking lot of a local business west of Marathon on Highway 17. Officers attended the area and located the vehicle with one male occupant. After further investigation and speaking ...

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Fatal Collision between South African Cyclist and Car Closes Hwy 17 for 9.5 hours

On Wednesday August 22, 2018, shortly after 8:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Thessalon Detachment, the OPP Technical Collision Investigation (TCI) team and with the assistance of Algoma Paramedic Services responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a car and a bicycle on Highway 17, west of Dayton Road in the Municipality of Huron Shores. ...

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Province-wide public consultations begin in September regarding Ontario Curriculum

Parents from across Ontario will finally have the opportunity to have their voices heard on the kind of curriculum their children are taught in school. Premier Doug Ford and Lisa Thompson, Minister of Education, has announced the scope of an unprecedented parental consultation into Ontario’s curriculum. “We promised to deliver an education system that put the rights of parents first ...

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Fatal Collision east of Dryden – Hwy 17 Remains closed for Investigation

On August 22, 2018 at approximately 11:10 a.m. officers from the Dryden Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 17, Southworth Township, approximately 30 km East of Dryden. Dryden Ambulance, Air Ambulance and Wabigoon Volunteer Fire Department attended the scene. A passenger in the mini-van was pronounced dead at the scene and ...

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Northeast Fire Region – August 22

On the afternoon of August 22, there are 31 active forest fires across the Northeast. All of these fires are either being held, under control or being observed. No new fire were confirmed today, at the time of this update. Parry Sound 33 This fire is being held at 11,362 hectares. To find an updated map of current travel restrictions ...

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Ontario Freezes Driver Fees

Today, Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Transportation John Yakabuski announced that Ontario is freezing a number of driver fees that were set to increase on September 1, 2018. “People are fed up with paying more and more every time they need to renew their licence or take a driving test,” said Premier Ford. “This will make life more affordable ...

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Charges Laid in Death of Joseph Topping

On February 14, 2018, members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) located human remains in a wooded area within the City of Elliot Lake, Ontario. The human remains were that of missing person, Joseph TOPPING, 31 years-old from Elliot Lake, Ontario.   On February 26, 2018, a post-mortem examination was concluded by the Office of the ...

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Northeast Fire Region – August 21, 2018

On the afternoon of August 21, there are 35 active forest fires across the Northeast. Of these, only 1 fire is not yet under control. The remaining 34 fires are either being held, under control or being observed. One new fire was confirmed today, at the time of this update: Sudbury 117 covers 0.1 of a hectare and is located ...

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Tbaytel for Good Community Fund Launches Fall 2018 Campaign

Tbaytel has officially launched its Tbaytel for Good Community Fund fall 2018 campaign. “One of the questions we are often asked as Tbaytel for Good judges is what we look for when reviewing the submissions that come in, as well as what we feel makes a successful project stand out,” says Tbaytel for Good selection committee member Marilyn McIntosh. “We ...

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Province Committing to Work with Municipalities to Benefit Local Communities

Ontario’s Government for the People reinforced its partnership with municipalities today by signing a joint memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO). The memorandum of understanding, signed by Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and Lynn Dollin, AMO President, sets out the principles and procedures of how the Province consults with AMO on ...

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