Archive : ' OPP'

Bears causing problems in Starratt-Olsen

BY CLAIRE CUDAHY A string of black bear incidents in Starratt-Olsen has once again brought the discussion of wildlife management to the table. Tanna Rusk was one of two Starratt-Olsen residents whose property was recently broken [...]

Pikangikum riot destroys 3 police vehicles, trashes ground floor of detachment

BY LINDSAY BRISCOE An investigation by the Red Lake Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit is the first order of business, but repairing damaged relationships will follow, says OPP Sgt. Peter Leon, after a riot against [...]

OPP honours brave Red Lake police officers, civilians

BY CLAIRE CUDAHY Several Red Lake community members were recognized for bravery by the OPP at an awards ceremony in Thunder Bay on June 10. Civilian Chris Jobson, Paramedics Gordon Pollard and Derek Hamilton, and OPP [...]

Alcohol offenses remain an issue in Red Lake, report reveals

BY CLAIRE CUDAHY Alcohol-related offenses have been an area of concern within the Municipality of Red Lake over the years, and 2014 is no exception. The Red Lake Detachment 2014 Year-End Report revealed that impaired driving [...]

Brent Bennett Cops and Kids initiative kicks off with minor hockey camp

BY LINDSAY BRISCOE “Outdoor settings, indoor settings, open fields, or a lake. It didn’t matter to Brent,” Fred Knight said of his former colleague Brent Bennett who served as an OPP officer at the Prince Edward [...]