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

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.
UPDATE: Winter storm warning remains

UPDATE: Winter storm warning remains

Heavy snowfall, ice pellets and freezing rain expected in winter storm.
Snow en route, drive with caution: OPP

Snow en route, drive with caution: OPP

OPP Media Release (THUNDER BAY, ON) - With a significant snowfall expected for Thunder Bay and area December 25, 2016, Thunder Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding motorists to drive with extra care and caution.
Marathon OPP nab impaired drivers

Marathon OPP nab impaired drivers

(MARATHON, ON) –The weekend of December 17 and 18, 2016 resulted in three drivers charged with impaired driving related offences by members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment, after traffic stops were conducted.
Gold mine gets OK to up production

Gold mine gets OK to up production

Permit for Island Gold to allow mining and milling productivity to progressively increase to an average of 1,100 tonnes per day
Fire guts condemned Marathon apartment building

Fire guts condemned Marathon apartment building

Firefighters are dealing with a significant apartment fire in Marathon