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Regional news from the municipalities and townships in the district of Thunder Bay

Multi-vehicle crash closes highway near Kenora

Multi-vehicle crash closes highway near Kenora

OPP Media Release (KENORA, ON) - Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI), are on the scene of a motor vehicle collision that has closed Highwa
Louisiana man fined $5K for over fishing

Louisiana man fined $5K for over fishing

Ministry of Natural Resources Media Release A Louisiana man has been fined $5,000 for a fishing offence. Charles Ward of Monterey, Louisiana, pleaded guilty and was fined $5,000 for possessing an over-limit of fish.
Eligible local students receive free tuition: Ontario

Eligible local students receive free tuition: Ontario

Government of Ontario Media Release Ontario is making college and university more affordable for students and families in Thunder Bay and across the province by making tuition free for over 150,000 students.
Kenora OPP search for missing youth

Kenora OPP search for missing youth

OPP Media Release (KENORA, ON) Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are looking to the public for assistance in locating a male youth.
Suicides prompt NAN to call for emergency response

Suicides prompt NAN to call for emergency response

The suicides of two 12-year-old girls in Wapekeka First Nation has led NAN to request for a coordinated emergency response from federal and provincial health-care officials.
TRAFFIC: Highway 17 re-opened

TRAFFIC: Highway 17 re-opened

Weather conditions have forced the closure of a section of Highway 17 in northwestern Ontario. Ontario Provincial Police have shut down the Trans-Canada Highway between Ignace and Dryden.
Four-year-old Fort Hope boy struck and killed in collision

Four-year-old Fort Hope boy struck and killed in collision

New Year's Day tragedy under investigation by Nishnawbe Aski Police Service and OPP.
OPP release report on response preparedness for Aboriginal critical incidents

OPP release report on response preparedness for Aboriginal critical incidents

OPP Media Release OPP RELEASE REPORT ON POLICE PREPAREDNESS FOR RESPONDING TO ABORIGINAL CRITICAL INCIDENTS WITH THE FRAMEWORK Policy Directive Followed 2007 Ipperwash Inquiry (ORILLIA, ON) – For the first time since it was created, the Ontario
Gold Mine completes restructruting

Gold Mine completes restructruting

Rubicon Minerals Announces Completion of Restructuring Transaction and Details on Trading Resumption on the TSX
OPP joins call for greater fentanyl awareness

OPP joins call for greater fentanyl awareness

OPP Media Release (ORILLIA, ON) – Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is adding voices to the police and public health calls for extreme safety when it comes to handling or ingesting fentanyl.