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At Ontario NDP convention, Horwath focuses on plans that deliver on hope

Speaking to more than 1,500 people at the Ontario NDP convention Saturday, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath was focused on hope — and how the NDP is making plans to deliver. “For all the people hurt by Doug Ford’s cuts, and for all the people worried about how Doug Ford will hurt them next, there is hope,” said Horwath. “We’re going ...

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Nipissing OPP investigate collision that claimed life of two Elliot Lake men

On June 14, 2019 at approximately 9:10 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Nipissing West Detachment (Sudbury) members, the Sudbury OPP Traffic Incident Management Efficiency (TIME) team, the Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board (DSB) – Paramedic Services, the Greater Sudbury Fire Services and the Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) responded to a two vehicle head on collision on Highway (Hwy) 17 ...

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Ontario’s NDP gives Horwath powerful mandate

Ontario NDP members signaled their determination to have Leader Andrea Horwath run for premier in 2022, with 84 per cent voting in support of her leadership during the provincial convention Saturday.   Every two years, NDP members are asked if they want to hold a leadership contest, or stick with the current leader.   The vote comes as the party ...

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Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority advises residents that Lake Superior water levels are above normal

The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority (SSMRCA) is advising residents that Lake Superior water levels continue to be above normal. According to National Hydrological Services Great Lakes Water Levels Information, water supplies to all the Great Lakes were above average in May and water levels of all the Great Lakes remain well above average. Lake Superior has the potential ...

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OPP Partners with MedicAlert Foundation

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is partnering with MedicAlert Foundation Canada to better assist officers with their interactions with vulnerable persons. MedicAlert Connect Protect service gives police officers 24-hour access to a registered subscriber’s photo, identifying information, past wandering history, triggers, de-escalation techniques and other medical information through MedicAlert identification in an emergent situation. This service may also quickly locate ...

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Ontario NDP convention to launch Ontario’s Green New Democratic Deal

New Democrats from all over the province are meeting in Hamilton on the weekend, and among the topics they’ll discuss is a new plan being laid out by NDP Leader Andrea Horwath — a Green New Democratic Deal. A policy and discussion paper for moving Ontario to net-zero emissions, while creating more than a million jobs and creating billions of ...

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Man Identified in Fatal Boating Accident on Tilley Lake

On June 11, 2019 at approximately 9:30 p.m. members from the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment, Sault Ste. Marie OPP Marine Unit, Batchawana Fire and Rescue, Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) and Ambulance responded to an overturned vessel on Tilley Lake, Unincorporated Territory, Ontario. Members attended the scene and were advised one male was accounted for, however, ...

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OPP Investigate Fatal Boating Incident on Tilley Lake

On June 11, 2019 at approximately 9:30 p.m. members from the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment, Sault Ste. Marie OPP Marine Unit, Batchawana Fire and Rescue, Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) and Ambulance responded to an overturned vessel on Tilley Lake, Unincorporated Territory, Ontario.   Members attended the scene and were advised one male was accounted for, ...

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OPP investigate Fatal Collision in Cochrane

On June 12, 2019, at approximately 2:30 a.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Cochrane Fire Department, responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on Highway 11 in the Town of Cochrane, Ontario.   Kelsey STRANG, 16-years-old, from Pikangikum First Nation, Ontario, was ...

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OPP assist Anishinabek Police Service in death of Adam Spade

On June 6, 2019 14-year-old Adam SPADE of Marten Falls was reported missing to the Anishinabek Police Service (APS) from a residence in Fort William First Nation. On June 8, 2019 he was located deceased in Lake Superior near Fort William First Nation. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was requested to assist the Anishinabek Police Service (APS) to investigate this ...

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Agroindustry Open for Business in Northeastern Ontario

Ontario’s government is working for the people by investing more than $3.1 million in 13 agricultural companies in the northeast, creating or retaining 39 jobs. “By investing in agricultural projects that stimulate growth and innovation, we are reinforcing the north’s competitive advantage and sending a signal to the world that Northern Ontario is open for business and open for jobs,” ...

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Province Passes OSPCA Amendment Act (Interim Period), 2019

  Ontario has passed the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) Amendment Act (Interim Period), 2019, a temporary measure to keep animals safe while the province transitions to an improved animal protection enforcement system that is more robust, transparent and accountable. This act empowers the province to appoint a Chief Inspector, who can in turn appoint qualified local inspectors ...

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Thomas Carrique becomes OPP’s 15th Commissioner

During a tradition-filled change of command ceremony today, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) welcomed Thomas Carrique as its 15th Commissioner. Interim Secretary of Cabinet Steven Davidson, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones and OPP Commissioner Emeritus Julian Fantino joined a large contingent of family, friends, police leaders and colleagues to witness (Retired) Commissioner Vince Hawkes pass the OPP Tipstaff to Commissioner Carrique. Created ...

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