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FORT FRANCES, ONTARIO - January 9, 2020  (LSN)   Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, announced Ontario is investing $83,000 through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) in two community development projects in the Fort Frances-Rainy River region.

"Through our investments, we are sending a message that the Fort Frances-Rainy River region and all of Northern Ontario is open for business and open for jobs," said Minister Rickford. "Together with our northern partners, we are building a more competitive economy and bolstering communities across the north."

"The Town of Fort Frances is very pleased to be granted funds from NOHFC," said June Caul, Mayor of Fort Frances. "This support will be used to conduct a land use and economic feasibility study for the redevelopment of the Shevlin wood yard and the former nursing station, creating a gateway to the Rainy Lake Market Square. Fort Frances has been very fortunate to have Minister Rickford, who has consistently advocated for the town in many capacities throughout the last year."
"I would like to thank Minister Rickford and the NOHFC for supporting this modular housing study for the Town of Rainy River and the District," said Deborah Ewald, Mayor of Rainy River.

The NOHFC promotes and supports economic development across Northern Ontario by providing financial assistance to projects - big and small, rural and urban - that stimulate growth, job creation and develop a skilled workforce. 

Ontario is working to develop new NOHFC programs that:
•    make it easier for more people and businesses to apply
•    support more projects in rural northern communities
•    target both existing and emerging market opportunities
•    provide more work opportunities for Indigenous people
•    address the skilled labour shortage in the north.

"We have heard from northerners who want NOHFC programs to be open to a broader range of businesses and workers so that the unique needs of Northern Ontario communities are met," said Minister Rickford. "Through these proposed changes, Ontario's government will continue to build strong and resilient communities while supporting an environment where businesses can thrive, grow and create good jobs." 
Promoting and stimulating economic development initiatives in Northern Ontario is part of the government's plan to build Ontario together. The government's balanced and prudent plan is creating more jobs and opportunities in the north and keeping more money in people's pockets.
 
QUICK FACTS 
•    Since June 2018, the NOHFC has invested more than $147 million in 1,003 projects in Northern Ontario. This has leveraged more than $699 million in investment and created or retained over 3,000 jobs.

 

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Two Arrested for Robbery 25 February 2020

Two Arrested for Robbery

Sault Ste. Marie Police Service

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  February 25, 2020  (LSN)  On February 24, 2020 officers with Patrol Services and Investigation Services arrested 26-year-old Derek Battagin and 21-year-old Kirsten Maitland for robbery.

On February 24, 2020 at 11:08 a.m. police received a call of a robbery at the Station Mall.

 

 

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of Pic Mobert suspected cocaine and oxycodone tabs 24 February 2020

of Pic Mobert suspected cocaine and oxycodone tabs

OPP and APS

MARATHON, ONTARIO  February 24, 2020  (LSN)    On February 21st, 2020 at 07:00am the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Northeast Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and Anishinabek Police Service (APS) assisted by the Northeast and Northwest Emergency Response Team (ERT) members executed a CDSA Search Warrant, in the First Nation Territory of Pic Mobert, Ontario.  

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Women serious assault 23 February 2020

Women serious assault

10 pm in front of City Hall

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO February 22, 2020 - 11:30 (LSN)  Police Media Release States:  Members of the Thunder Bay Police Service’s Major Crimes Unit are investigating a serious assault that occurred Friday night.

Officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch were dispatched to the area of 500 Donald Street East shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 following reports of an assault that had just occurred.

When police arrived they located a female victim, with assistance from a passerby who had contacted 911, near a bus shelter at City Hall.

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Cocaine and Fentanyl seized charge two 21 February 2020

Cocaine and Fentanyl seized charge two

Westfort Ward TBPS

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO February 21, 2020 - 15:00 (LSN)  Police Media Release States:  Two Toronto-area men were arrested and charged following the seizure of suspected cocaine and Fentanyl early Friday morning.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to a residential address in the 300 block of Brodie Street South just after 1:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21 to check on the welfare of an individual.

When officers arrived they eventually located the individual and were able to confirm their safety. However, officers learned of suspected drug trafficking activity at the residence.
Further investigation led police to locate a quantity of suspected cocaine and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking.

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80 Lethal Doses of Fentanyl Taken Off Sudbury Streets 20 February 2020

80 Lethal Doses of Fentanyl Taken Off Sudbury Streets

Greater Sudbury Police Service

SUDBURY, ONTARIO  February 20, 2020  (LSN)  Shortly after 6:00 a.m., on February 20th, 2020, Police from the Greater Sudbury Police I.C.T. and Tactical Unit along with the Ontario Provincial Police O.C.E.B. executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Search Warrant at an address on the Kingsway in Greater Sudbury.

Quantities of Fentanyl and Cocaine worth a total value of $13,860 were seized in addition to $8,605 in Canadian currency, $153 in American currency and 10 Euros.

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Two More Arrested Distribution of child pornography 20 February 2020

Two More Arrested Distribution of child pornography

Brandon DESMOULIN, and Michael MCCUTCHON by Thunder Bay Police

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO February 20, 2020 - 13:30  (LSN)  Police Media Release States: The Thunder Bay Police Service has made an arrest in connection to an ongoing investigation involving the uploading of child pornography.

Members of the service’s Cyber Crimes Unit began an investigation in September of 2019 after receiving information that a local Internet user was suspected of having uploaded images of child pornography.

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Human Brain Seized in Canada Post Shipment 19 February 2020

Human Brain Seized in Canada Post Shipment

U.S. Customs and Border Protection shipment which originated in Toronto

PORT HURON, MICHIGAN   -  February 19, 2020 (LSN)  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seize human brain in international mail at Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron last week. On February 14, CBP officers assigned to the Area Port of Port Huron referred a Canadian mail truck that had just crossed the Blue Water Bridge

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CBP Officers seize Counterfeit Dolls 18 February 2020

CBP Officers seize Counterfeit Dolls

International Falls Port of Entry

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MINNESOTA,   February 18, 2020  (LSN)  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the International Falls Port of Entry targeted a rail container destined to arrive in Ranier, Minnesota.  CBP officers inspected the rail container and discovered dolls in violation of intellectual property rights (IPR) regulations. On Feb. 6, CBP seized 3,552 dolls with an estimated manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $70,969 if the goods had been genuine. 

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Female Charged with Theft 18 February 2020

Female Charged with Theft

19-year-old Rune Laudadio for theft under $5,000.

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  February 18, 2020  (LSN) On February 17, 2020 officers with Patrol Services arrested 19-year-old Rune Laudadio for theft under $5,000.

On January 23, 2020 police received a complaint of a vehicle being entered where ID as well as a bank card were stolen. Later that day the accused attended a business in the 200 block of Northern Avenue East and made a purchase of $89 with the stolen bank card.

 

 

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SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  February 18, 2020  (LSN) On February 17, 2020 officers with Patrol Services arrested 19-year-old Rune Laudadio for theft under $5,000.

On January 23, 2020 police received a complaint of a vehicle being entered where ID as well as a bank card were stolen. Later that day the accused attended a business in the 200 block of Northern Avenue East and made a purchase of $89 with the stolen bank card.

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Crime Stats February 10 to February 17 2020 17 February 2020

Crime Stats February 10 to February 17 2020

Thunder Bay 127 ~ Greater Sudbury 28

THUNDER BAY, SUDBURY, ONTARIO  February 17, 2020  (LSN) Crime Stats  February 10rd to February 17 Thunder  Bay 127 Incidents vs 28 Incidents for Great Sudbury which as a larger population and does not have an Injections Site.

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