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Ammonia Leak Closes Manitouwadge Recreation Centre

Ammonia Leak Closes Manitouwadge Recreation Centre

MANITOUWADGE, ON – An ammonia leak at the Manitouwadge Recreation (community) Centre has led to the township closing the facility to the public and sharing that: “For the safety of the public and our staff, will remain closed to everyone until further notice. We continue to work to [Read more]

NDP Statement Re: Latest Findings of Mercury Contamination Near Grassy Narrows

NDP Statement Re: Latest Findings of Mercury Contamination Near Grassy Narrows

QUEEN’S PARK, ON —On Monday, NDP Environment critic Peter Tabuns issued the following statement on the latest findings of mercury contamination on the shores of the Wabigoon River: “Today’s findings confirm what too many First Nation families already know – the threat of [Read more]

UPDATE: Closed Road Advisory

UPDATE:  Closed Road Advisory

From @511ONNorthwestern 7:51am Jan 12, 2018 Hwy11 EB at Picnic Point Rd, lane is reopened. From @OPP_NWR Hwy 11 Now Open from #Longlac through to #Hearst, slow down. #DriveSafe and #PlanAhead _______________________________ Greenstone Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise of the [Read more]

Snow Squall Warning in Effect

Snow squall warning in effect for Chapleau – Missinaibi Lake Lake effect snow squalls continue to affect areas near the eastern shores of Lake Superior today. Very poor visibilities have been reported due to heavy snow and blowing snow. The most intense activity continues to affect areas [Read more]

Home-grown Innovation Will Lead to Improved Health in Northern Ontario Communities

Home-grown Innovation Will Lead to Improved Health in Northern Ontario Communities

Government of Canada invests $1 million to develop remote sensing technologies to help monitor environmental impacts on human health THUNDER BAY, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor) – Northern Ontario families will benefit from improved detection of [Read more]

Home Fire Safety Week

Home Fire Safety Week

Be Careful in the Kitchen – National Home Fire Safety Week 2017 With the holiday season quickly approaching, your mouth may be watering at the thought of turkey, apple pie and mashed potatoes. The season is usually accompanied by a variety of good foods, but it’s also too often marred [Read more]

Union Gas Supports Greenstone Fire Department with Grant for CO Alarms

Union Gas Supports Greenstone Fire Department with Grant for CO Alarms

BEARDMORE, ON,  – Union Gas supports Greenstone Fire Department with a $1,500 grant to purchase CO alarms for the community. “At Union Gas, safety governs everything we do, whether we are building a pipeline or installing a gas meter at your home,” said Claude Baril, utility services [Read more]

Physical Activity the Key to Healthy Living

Physical Activity the Key to Healthy Living

National Senior Safety Week November 6 – 12, 2017 Thoughts of reduced stress and activity levels go hand in hand with the idea of retirement, whether the job you’re leaving has been interesting, motivating, dull or mind numbing. A lifetime of hard work and perseverance has finally paid [Read more]

Multinational Consortium Yields to Public Pressure on Nuclear Dump Plan

From Concerned Citizens of Renfrew County and Area OTTAWA, ON – The multinational consortium running Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) and managing Canada’s federally-owned radioactive waste announced on Thursday (October 26th) that it will remove intermediate-level waste, which [Read more]

OPP Promoting ‘Think Test’ During Cyber Safety Awareness Month

OPP Promoting ‘Think Test’ During Cyber Safety Awareness Month

Cyber Security Vital to Protect Kids, Tweens and Teens ORILLIA, ON – Preparing younger generations for the digital world is a never-ending challenge and an opportunity embraced by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to enhance education, awareness and safety in cyberspace. OPP States : [Read more]

Increase of Invasive Group A Strep

Increase of Invasive Group A Strep

THUNDER BAY, ON  – Over 2017, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit has seen an increase in the number of cases of invasive group A streptococcal (IGAS) infections in our community. This infection develops when the bacterium Streptococcus pyogenes gets into the blood, joints, lungs, or [Read more]

Greenstone OPP: Missing Person in Longlac Area

Greenstone OPP: Missing Person in Longlac Area

GREENSTONE, ON – Members of the Greenstone Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating a missing person in the Longlac area. On the morning of Friday, October 6, 2017, at 10:30 am OPP were notified that 62 year old Calum HARTLEY of Longlac, Ontario, was [Read more]

Chapleau OPP Search for Missing Hunter

Chapleau OPP Search for Missing Hunter

CHAPLEAU, ON – On September 23, 2017 at approximately 9:00 p.m., members from the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were notified that a male hunting in the Chapleau area was overdue. An overnight search of local backroads was conducted with negative results. [Read more]

Marathon OPP: Fatal Collision Highway 17

Marathon OPP: Fatal Collision Highway 17

MARATHON, ON – On September 7, 2017 at approximately 5:50 p.m. members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision (MVC) at the junction of Peninsula Road (Highway 626) and Highway 17, Marathon Township. A Tractor Trailer (TT) was traveling [Read more]

#Hwy614 Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

#Hwy614 Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

MANITOUWADGE, ON –  August 14, 2017 at approximately 12:45 p.m. members of the Marathon/Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision approximately 25km south of Manitouwadge on Highway 614. A single motor vehicle, a Ford F150 pickup truck [Read more]

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