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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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Private Member’s Bill to Improve winter driving along Hwy 11 & 17 Corridors

NDP MPP Guy Bourgouin held a press conference at Queen’s Park on Wednesday to introduce a Private Member’s Bill that will improve maintenance standards and make winter driving safer on northern Ontario’s main Highways 11 and 17. Bourgouin, MPP for Mushkegowuk-James Bay, was joined by representatives from northern communities and businesses who said improving winter road maintenance in Northern Ontario is urgently needed. “Too ...

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Lake Superior Exceeds High Water Levels

Wet conditions continued across the upper Great Lakes basin in May. Lake Superior has exceeded record high water levels for this time of year and water levels of Lake Michigan-Huron are also now approaching record high levels. The Board advises all those that may be affected to prepare for coastal impacts similar or potentially worse than those that have occurred ...

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