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OPP arrest suspect with assistance from canine unit

2014-09-14 at 9:00 AM

MARATHON, Ont. -- The OPP have arrested a suspect accused of ditching a stolen vehicle Saturday afternoon. Police discovered a vehicle, which had been reported stolen from Sudbury, in a ditch on Highway 17 a short distance from the Pic River Bridge around 2 p.m.. One of the occupants of the vehicle...

Man in critical condition after Marathon crash; driver facing charges

2014-09-14 at 9:00 AM

MARATHON, Ont. -- A 25-year-old man has been airlifted to Thunder Bay hospital with critical injuries after a Thursday night vehicle crash in the town. The OPP, along with Superior North EMS and the Marathon Fire Department, responded to a single vehicle crash on Marina Road near the Peninsula Road...

OPP arrest suspect accused of setting fire to cruiser

2014-09-08 at 13:44

TERRACE BAY, Ont. – The OPP have arrested a suspect accused of setting fire to an unattended police cruiser early Sunday morning. A 36-year-old Terrace Bay man was arrested in the town shortly after midnight Monday after being sought by police throughout the day. Officers from the Schreiber...

Trio arrested after string of Kenora break-ins

2014-09-04 at 13:35

KENORA, Ont. -- Provincial police have charged three people in connection with a number of reported break and enters. Officials with the Kenora detachment of the OPP say they received reports on Monday just before 1 p.m. that a home in the Lakeside area had been broken into. Police say unknown...

Traffic stop leads to drug bust

2014-08-19 at NOON

KENORA, Ont. -- A Highway 17A traffic stop last weekend led to a drug seizure in the Northwestern Ontario city. Officers with the OPP pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation around midnight on Sunday and discovered a small quantity of illegal drugs in the car. The OPP say the man was in possession...

Shipwreck found

Shipwreck found

2014-08-13 at 14:56

NIPIGON, Ont.  -- Chris Berner immediately knew his dive team had found a shipwreck when trying to retrieve a net for a research vessel last Saturday. The Superior Underwater Exploration Society was aiding the United States Geological Survey research vessel the Kiyi look for a lost net in the... Tbnewswatch.com(5)

Communities hit by Rainy River flooding look towards preventative measures

2014-08-10 at NOON

FORT FRANCES, Ont. -- Communities hit by flooding from high water levels in the Rainy River earlier this summer are looking at ways of protecting themselves in the future. Water levels along the river have retreated to slightly higher than normal, allowing communities such as Fort Frances, Rainy...

Red Rock marina centre to receive enhancement

2014-08-09 at 6:00 PM

RED ROCK, Ont. -- The history of Red Rock will now be prominently on display for residents and tourists alike. The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation is investing nearly $325,000 to install exhibits to highlight the history, geology and forestry of the town, which is located on the north... Tbnewswatch.com(4)

Cancer Care, NAN hope to solve health service access issues via new protocol

Cancer Care, NAN hope to solve health service access issues via new protocol

2014-08-06 at 16:18

THUNDER BAY -- A new agreement aims to find ways to help give communities better access to cancer detection and prevention programs. Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Harvey Yesno and Cancer Care Ontario president and CEO Dr. Michael Sherar signed a relationship protocol Wednesday at the Keewaywin...

Disabled train closes Highway 6-13

2014-07-25 at 11:37

RAINY RIVER, Ont.  -- Highway 6-13 south of Hall Road in Rainy River is closed due to a disabled train over the tracks. The highway will remain closed at the location until another engine is able to attend the scene to assist. The Railway crossing east of highway 6-13 at lavallee...

Atikokan boil-water advisory expected to remain until Friday

2014-07-23 at 13:37

ATIKOKAN, Ont. -- Atikokan's Public Works Department expects a boil water advisory in the community to last until Friday. A power outage from an overnight storm Tuesday forced the warning. The town is now waiting on water samples to be returned before lifting the boil water advisory. ...

OPP find body of missing swimmer on Lake of the Woods

2014-07-08 at 11:28

The OPP’s  underwater search and rescue unit has recovered the body of a swimmer who went missing shortly after Saturday night near bigelow island on Lake of the Woods. The man was swimming at 9 p.m. near a cottage. The man dove into the water and did not resurface. Police were...

Opposition ends Greenstone plans for waterfront hotel

2014-06-30 at 11:05

GREENSTONE, Ont. -- The year-and-a-half planning of a waterfront hotel in Geraldton has come to an abrupt end. At a recent town council meeting, a motion that would have re-zoned parkland to allow for the commercial development was defeated, which put a halt to the waterfront development. ...

Health powerplay

Health powerplay

2014-06-26 at 11:53

THUNDER BAY -- The regional hospital is looking to produce some of its own power. The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre's board approved an engineering study for a cogeneration plant so the hospital can produce a portion of its electricity and heat, which will reduce its reliance on... Tbnewswatch.com(18)

Highway still closed

Highway still closed

2014-06-25 at 14:50

NIPIGON, Ont. — A section of Highway 17 remains closed but could be opened by Thursday, according to Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation. The highway was completely closed at the Jackfish River Bridge Tuesday, about 13 kilometres east of Nipigon, due to emergency bridge repairs. The... Tbnewswatch.com(1)

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