Archive : ' OPP'

Pikangikum’s Project Journey takes flight

BY LINDSAY BRISCOE The Red Lake detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the National Crime Prevention Centre, and the community of Pikangikum recently announced that in working together they’ve secured close to $2.4 million in [...]

Shooting in Balmertown under investigation

BY LINDSAY BRISCOE The province’s Special Investigation Unit (SIU) has assigned a team to look into the shooting of a 23-year old female by police in Balmertown last Saturday. Just after 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 8, [...]

Boozing in ice huts illegal, with one exception, say OPP

BY HEATHER COLLINS As more and more small communities of ice huts pop up all over the district’s frozen lakes, the OPP remind those out enjoying the winter wonderland that consumption of alcohol in the huts [...]

Treaty 3 Police Service closure uncertain

By Jon Thompson Despite July 4 layoff notices distributed to all Treaty Three Police Services officers that would take effect at the latest on Aug. 28, the board that manages the region’s Aboriginal policing insists it [...]

Arresting policing costs

OPP salaries expected to increase at least 8.5% in 2014 By Jon Thompson The cost of policing is expected to spike in 2014 and the region’s municipalities say they’ll be handcuffed without the province’s help. When [...]