Provincial

Northeast Fire Region Update – June 14

There were no new fires in the Northeast Region by late afternoon on June 14. At the time of this update, there is one wildland fire in the region. Timmins 2 remains at 5622 hectares, and its status is “not under control”. The fire remains approximately 4 kilometres west of the community of Gogama. The fire is burning on the ...

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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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Northeast Forest Fire Update – June 12

There were no new fires in the Northeast Region by the mid-afternoon of June 12. At the time of this update, there were three active fires in the Northeast region, one of which was not under control and two fires that were under control. The fire hazard is low across the Northeast Region with the exception of a moderate hazard ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – June 11

As of the early evening of June 11, there are three active wildland fires in the region. Chapleau 4 is located north of Hwy 101 between Timmins and Chapleau. It is being held at 16.5 hectares. Sudbury 2 is under control at 0.2 of a hectare, on the southwest side of Windy Lake. Timmins 2 was remapped at 5622 hectares on ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update- June 11

As of the early evening of June 10, there are four active wildland fires in the region. Chapleau 4 is located north of Hwy 101 between Timmins and Chapleau. It is being held at 16.5 hectares. Sudbury 2 is under control at 0.2 of a hectare, on the southwest side of Windy Lake. Sudbury 6 is under control at 0.5 of ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – June 9

By the time this report was created there were two new fires in the Northeast Region. Sudbury 6 is located on the south shore of the French River, approximately eight kilometres southeast of Ouellette. The 0.2 hectare fire is not under control. Parry Sound 3 is located approximately 11 kilometres northeast of Britt. The fire is out at 0.1 hectares. ...

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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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Northeast Forest Fire Update – June 6

As of the afternoon of June 6, there are three active wildland fires in the region. Sudbury 2 measures 0.2 of a hectare and is under control. It is located on the southwest side of Windy Lake. Kirkland Lake 1 measures 1.5 hectare and is located southwest of Vigrass Lake, approximately 3 km southwest of the community of Swastika. Wawa ...

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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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Northeast Forest Fire Update – June 5

As of the afternoon of June 5, there are two active wildland fires in the region. Chapleau 3 is being held at 0.8 of a hectare, approximately 30 km northwest of Chapleau, outside the northeast boundary of The Shoals Provincial Park. Sudbury 2 measures 0.2 of a hectare and is under control. It is located on the southwest side of Windy Lake. At ...

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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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