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Ontario Repairing Roads in Sault Ste. Marie through Connecting Links Program

The Ontario government is putting people first by helping the city of Sault Ste. Marie make roads safer, and ensure Ontario is open for business and open for jobs. Today Ross Romano, MPP for Sault Ste. Marie announced that Ontario is providing the city of Sault Ste. Marie with $3,000,000 to support Black Road improvements. “I’m happy to announce that ...

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Long-time advocate backs NDP bill proposing opt-out system for organ donation

George Marcello, an organ donation advocate who has received transplant surgery and is waiting again for a donor, is urging Doug Ford’s government to support an NDP bill proposing an opt-out system for organ donation. Marcello, NDP Health critic France Gélinas and recent transplant recipient Gary Marin were at Queen’s Park on Wednesday to fight for the bill. Earlier this year, ...

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Focused patrols to begin on Whitefish Island

The Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in partnership with the Batchewana Police Service, Sault Ste. Marie Police Service and Parks Canada have joined forces in conducting focused patrols on Whitefish Island.   Whitefish Island is a rich cultural site in downtown Sault Ste. Marie just below the International Bridge with the St. Mary’s rapids flowing through it. The island ...

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Second de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver involved in accident in less than a week

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) will deploy a team of investigators to Mistastin Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador, where a de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver floatplane operated by Air Saguenay was involved in an accident. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. The aircraft was reported missing to the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre (JRCC) in Halifax at 11:30 ...

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Premier Doug Ford & New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs – Tackling Issues for both provinces

Ontario Premier Doug Ford and New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs released the following joint statement: “We’re committed to tackling the issues that matter most to the people of Ontario and New Brunswick. We’re united by our shared priorities of getting rid of interprovincial trade barriers, creating jobs and prosperity, and making life more affordable for people. We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with ...

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South Porcupine OPP charge driver with impaired after collision on Hwy 101

On July 9, 2019 at approximately 1:00 p.m., members of the South Porcupine Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 101 in Taylor Township, Ontario. The collision occurred between a pickup truck and a farm tractor. Three people were taken to hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. Standard Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) was ...

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SSM OPP investigate Single Motorcycle Collision on Highway 550

On Sunday, July 7, 2019, at approximately 3:53 p.m., officers from the Sault Ste. Marie detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the Sault Ste. Marie Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a single motorcycle collision on Highway 550 near Douglas Drive in Prince Township, Ontario.   The 51-year-old driver of the motorcycle was transported to ...

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NDP urges Ford to take action to stem Thunder Bay job losses

As workers and families reel from the news that Bombardier plans to issue hundreds of lay-off notices at its Thunder Bay plant, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and MPP Judith Monteith-Farrell (Thunder Bay-Atikokan) are urging the province to get in gear and take action, rather than just letting the jobs go.   “Our hearts are with the workers and families who ...

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SSM OPP Investigate Fatal Collision – Motorcyclist Identified

On July 6, 2019 at approximately 2:30 p.m., members from the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Batchewana Police Service, Goulais Fire and Rescue and Sault Ste. Marie Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 17 between Highway 552 and Pinsehores Road in Goulais Township, Ontario.   The driver of the motorcycle, Jeffory WOLFENDEN, ...

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West Parry Sound OPP Release name of Deceased in Collision

On July 4, 2019, at approximately 12:39 p.m., members from the West Parry Sound Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the West Parry Sound and Sudbury Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and the Britt Fire Department, responded to a collision involving a pickup truck and a fuel tanker truck on Highway 69 in the area of the French River. The ...

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Lake Superior continues to hit record high water levels

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces that that based on preliminary data, new record high monthly mean water levels were set on Lake Superior, Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario in June. The new record June levels are between three and four inches higher than the previous records for the month, which were set in ...

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Lifejacket Use saves six lives on Moose River

On July 7, 2019, at approximately 4:40 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a vessel in distress on the Moose River near Moosonee, Ontario. Upon arrival on scene, officers observed the vessel to be nearly completely submerged. Three adults and three children (aged 2-14 years) were observed in the water. All occupants ...

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The Honourable Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General’s statement on Northern Ontario Fires

The Honourable Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General, released the following statement regarding the current fire situation in Northern Ontario: “This year is proving to be a challenging one for forest fires in Northern Ontario. There are currently numerous active fires in the northern part of our province and several of them are threatening First Nation communities. The Ministry of Natural Resources ...

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