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Lake Superior and Lake Michigan-Huron

Lake Superior and Lake Michigan-Huron

remain near record-highs for this time of year

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  January 3, 2020  (LSN) Lake Superior and Lake Michigan-Huron remain near record-highs for this time of year, and although they are expected to continue their seasonal declines in January, levels are expected to remain high over the next several months and may again exceed record-highs if wet conditions continue in 2020. As a result, there will continue to be a significantly increased risk of shoreline erosion, lakeshore flooding and coastal damages through the winter. The International Lake Superior Board of Control (Board) advises all those that may be affected to prepare for potentially severe coastal impacts, especially during periods of strong winds and high waves. 

Lake Superior declined 4 cm (1.6 in) over the course of the month, while on average the water level declines 8 cm (3 in) in December. At the beginning of January, Lake Superior is 2 cm (0.8 in) below the record-high beginning-ofmonth level set in 1986. The level is currently 37 cm (13 in) above average (1918 – 2018) and 9 cm (4 in) above its level of a year ago.

 Lake Michigan-Huron remained relatively stable over the course of the month, while on average the water level declines 5 cm (2 in) in December. Lake Michigan-Huron is currently 4 cm (1.6 in) above the record-high beginningof-month level set in 1987. The level is 95 cm (37 in) above average, and 44 cm (17 in) above last year’s beginningof-January level.  

The Board recently received approval from the International Joint Commission to deviate from Lake Superior Regulation Plan 2012 through this winter. A small amount of additional flow will be released through the St. Marys Rapids this winter to offset expected and potential unscheduled reductions in flows at the hydropower plants that often occur in challenging winter conditions. This will be achieved by maintaining a gate setting equivalent to one gate fully open over the winter months instead of the typical winter setting equivalent to one-half gate open.  Gates are typically maintained at a constant setting in winter to avoid issues with ice, including the potential for ice jams in the St. Marys River.  Additionally, the higher rapids flows from December through April provide an increase in wetted habitat for fish that have already spawned in the rapids or that may over-winter in this area. It is anticipated that this deviation will have a minimal impact on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan-Huron water levels

In consideration of the above, the Board expects the total outflow to be 2,460 m3/s (86.9 tcfs) in January, which is 50 m3/s (1.8 tcfs) more than that prescribed by Lake Superior Regulation Plan 2012.  Actual outflows may vary depending on hydrologic and ice conditions, as well as maintenance activities or other unexpected outages at the hydropower plants on the St. Marys River. The gate setting at the Compensating Works was adjusted on 5 December. Gates #5 through #12 will be maintained at a setting of 26 cm (10 in) open (equivalent to one gate fully open) through the winter months. There will be no change to the setting of Gate #1, which supplies a flow of about 15 m3/s (530 cfs) to the channel north of the Fishery Remedial Dike. 

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Four Arrested in Possession of a Firearm 27 February 2020

Four Arrested in Possession of a Firearm

Sault Ste. Marie Police Service

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  February 27, 2020  (LSN)  On February 27, 2020 officers with Patrol Services arrested 25-year-old Kwesi Armoo, 25-year-old Jason Ramessar, 21-year-old Javonte Reid and 20-year-old Handel Hippolyte, all of Toronto, for unauthorized possession of a firearm.

At 1:00 a.m. on February 27, 2020 officers observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Wallace Terrace. A traffic stop was conducted and officers noticed open alcohol in the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle was conducted and officers found a loaded 9mm handgun and a small quantity of what is believed to be cocaine and seven Adderall pills.

All four of the occupants were arrested.

 

 

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Two Charged with Trafficking and Weapon Offences 26 February 2020

Two Charged with Trafficking and Weapon Offences

Sault Ste. Marie Police Service

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  February 26, 2020  (LSN)  On February 26, 2020 officers with Patrol Services and Investigation Services arrested 18-year-old Omar Ghuman and 27-year-old Termaine Clarke, both of Toronto, for possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

 

 

 

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Alberta Protecting Infrastructure 26 February 2020

Alberta Protecting Infrastructure

from illegal activity

EDMONTON, ALBERTA  ~  February 26, 2020  (LSN)  The Government of Alberta has introduced legislation to protect critical infrastructure from blockades, protests and illegal activities. If passed, Bill 1, the Critical Infrastructure Defence Act, would designate infrastructure such as railways, highways and pipelines as critical and create offences for trespassing, interfering with operations and construction, and causing damage.

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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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