Archive : ' OPP'

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 [...]

New OPP billing model to decrease Red Lake policing costs

The new Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) billing model will decrease policing costs for the municipality of Red Lake over the next five years. The new formula, created for municipalities which rely on the OPP for policing [...]

SIU concludes Balmertown shooting investigation

BY THE NORTHERN SUN NEWS STAFF The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Red Lake Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer with a criminal offense after the shooting [...]