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OPP MEMBERS Cannabis - Monday, October 15, 2018


OPP   Cannabis  Lake Superior News

ORILLIA, ONTARIO  -  October 15, 2018  (LSN)  The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is committed to the health, safety and wellness of our members and the communities we serve. Maintaining a drug and alcohol-free workplace is a crucial step to fulfilling that commitment.

As a safety-sensitive workplace, all OPP members must report to work fit for duty.

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Emergency Road Closure on the North Rd - Thursday, October 11, 2018

Emergency Road Closure on the North Rd

 Emergency Road Closure on the North Rd - Water Over Road  Lake Superior News
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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  - October 11, 2018  (LSN)  Emergency road closure due to water over the road on North Road (County Rd 69)  in Hovland.  The closure is 1.5 miles north of Hwy 61, on the west end of North Rd, approximately 50 ft east of fire #4488.

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CBP Statement on Canada's Legalization of Marijuana - Saturday, September 22, 2018

CBP Statement on Canada's Legalization of Marijuana and Crossing the Border

CBP Statement on Canada's Legalization of Marijuana Lake Superior News
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WASHINGTON, D.C -  September 22, 2018   (LSN) U.S. Customs and Border Protection enforces the laws of the United States. Canada’s legalization of marijuana will not change CBP’s enforcement of United States laws regarding controlled substances. Requirements for international travelers wishing to enter the United States are governed by and conducted in accordance with U.S. federal law. Although medical and recreational marijuana may be legal in some U.S. states and Canada, the sale, possession, production and distribution of marijuana or the facilitation of the aforementioned remain illegal under U.S. federal law. Crossing the border or arriving at a U.S. port of entry in violation of this law may result in seizure, fines, and/or arrest and impact admissibility.

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Jail Study Master Plan - Friday, September 14, 2018

Jail Study Master Plan Main Focus of Upcoming Committee of the Whole

Cook Country  Minnesota  Lake Superior News
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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA - September 13, 2018 (LSN)  At the Sept 18 Cook County Committee of the Whole, the Jail Study Master Plan facilitated by Wold Architects will be the primary topic. 


The principle recommendation from the Study is to expand on the current jail and Law Enforcement Center site to accommodate a 12-month County Jail Program. This will include additional space for jail, program, Dispatch and Law Enforcement operations and Emergency Operations Center space. 

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September is National Emergency Preparedness Month - Monday, September 10, 2018

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month

Cook County National Emergency Preparedness Month  Lake Superior News
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September 10, 2018 Nationwide, the month of September is recognized as Emergency Preparedness Month. 


Cook County, Emergency Management and Public Health & Human Services, who lead the local Emergency Preparedness Committee, will have a display in the lobby of the Courthouse with helpful emergency preparedness information this week.

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Thunder Bay school busing changes - Monday, August 20, 2018

Thunder Bay school busing changes
Are they putting Children Safety First

Lakehead Board of Educaiton School Bus Changes   Lake Superior News
#LSN_PublicSafety   Changes in picking up children

THUNDER BAY, ONTAIRO - August 20, 2018  (LSN)  I had found out recently that my children who attend Vance Chapman school were not allowed to have school transportation this year, due to the changes that were made this year. According to the school transportation my children who are in grade 8 age 13 grade 6 age 11 and grade 4 age 9 did not qualify for busing. It was explained to me that children in grades 4 and up within 1.6 kms of the school would have to walk or find their own transportation to school. My issue is my 9 year old daughter who has always been in the bus now has to walk to school 

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Restricted Fire Zone Northwestern Ontario - Saturday, August 18, 2018

Restricted Fire Zone  Northwestern Ontario

Restricted Fire Zone  Northwestern Ontario  Lake Superior News
#LSN_PublicSafety  #LSN_CircleTour Kenora,  Fort Frances, Dryden, Thunder Bay, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout Districts

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - August 18, 2018  (LSN)  Bundaries of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s ongoing Restricted Fire Zone – which are a bit convoluted in the Thunder Bay area. Attached you find a PDF and a JPG version of a map that we hope your organization might share with your viewers/readers, as well as a link to our online mapping tool where the public can get a more detailed visual impression on which areas in the Thunder Bay District are included in the Restricted Fire Zone and which areas are not.


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Launched Search for New Police Chief - Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Thunder Bay Launched Search for New Police Chief

Thunder Bay Police Service Board   Lake Superior News

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  –  August 7, 2018  (LSN)  The Thunder Bay Police Services Board (the Board) today formally launched the process to recruit a new Chief of Police. This follows the retirement of former Chief J.P. Levesque.


“In order to ensure that there is widespread input, the Board has launched a confidential survey that is open to all members of the community,” said Jackie Dojack, Chair of the Board. “The Board knows that in order to secure the best person for the job of Chief of Police, it is critical that we understand the views and thoughts of all who are served by the Thunder Bay Police Service.”

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Border Guards Searching your Mobile Device - Saturday, August 4, 2018

Border Guards wanting to Search your Mobile Device

Searching mobile Phones and Devices   Lake Superior News

 THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - August 4, 2018   (LSN)  Border guard has a lot of power when it comes to seizing and searching your phone, laptop, tablet and other electronic devices.

The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) can search any "incoming goods to the country" — an umbrella term that definitely includes your personal devices. That permission extends to the files stored on your devices, too.

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Crime in Thunder Bay - Monday, July 30, 2018

TBay Police Assoc letter about Crime in Thunder Bay

Thu nder Bay Police Association  Lake Superior News

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - July 30, 2018  (LSN)  THE Thunder Bay Police Association wishes to express its concern with the recent article regarding crime stats for the city of Thunder Bay and comments made by both the mayor and acting chief of the Thunder Bay Police Service.

We believe that if you ask any of our 300-plus members, or any random citizen of this great city, you would get a far different answer than “City getting safer.” Our members work diligently shift after shift trying to respond to the numerous calls made to our police on a daily basis.

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Enforcement measures increase against unlicensed mariners - Sunday, July 15, 2018

Enforcement measures increase against unlicensed mariners carrying passengers for hire in Northern Minnesota

US Coast Guard  Lake Superior New

DULUTH, MINNESOTA —  July 15, 2018  (LSN) The Coast Guard is stepping up enforcement measures on boat operators illegally taking passengers for hire.

This summer the Coast Guard will conduct operations to stop illegal passenger vessel operators in Northern Minnesota and Western Lake Superior waters. A similar operation was conducted last summer in the vicinity of Chicago, and during those operations fifty percent of stopped vessels were found to be operating illegally on Lake Michigan.

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Legalized Marijuana in Canada Means Trouble - Sunday, July 15, 2018

Legalized Marijuana in Canada Means Trouble at the U.S. Border

Senator Denise Batters  Lake Superior News
LSN_PublicSafety  Senator Denise Batters

OTTAWA, ONTARIO  July 15, 2018   (LSN)  Earlier this month, Senator Denise Batters  went to Washington, D.C. with two Conservative Senate colleagues. We held meetings with American government officials to get some straight answers not forthcoming from the Trudeau government -- about how marijuana legalization will impact the Canada-U.S. border.

Canadians working in the cannabis industry are starting to run into big problems at the border, according to an immigration lawyer.

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Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan - Sunday, July 15, 2018

Public Feedback and Participation Invited for Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Cook County  Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Lake Superior News

COOK COUNTY,MINNESOTA – July 15, 2018  (LSN)  The Cook County Office of Emergency Management & Public Information is currently working with the University of Minnesota Duluth – Geospatial Analysis Center (GAC) to prepare an update of the County’s 2010 “Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan” (MHMP). The Plan is a requirement of the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000), and must now be updated every five years in order to maintain eligibility for federal hazard mitigation funding programs.

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Cook County Responders - Saturday, June 23, 2018

Cook County Responders Complete Three Challenging Rescues in Week

Cook County Sheriff

COOK COUNTY,MINNESOTA – June 23, 2018  (LSN)  In that last week, Cook County’s emergency services (including Law Enforcement, Search & Rescue Units, Emergency Medical Services, Volunteer Fire Departments and 911 Dispatch) have completed three challenging rescue operations across the County. The emergency calls highlighted departments skills and dedication to those they serve, to extract victims from some of the County’s most difficult terrain.

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Coast Guard rescues 3 - Saturday, June 2, 2018

Coast Guard rescues 3 after vessel drifts into breakwall in Cleveland

US Coast Guard Rescues Person Cleveland  Lake Superior News

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OPP - TWO MOOSE COLLISONS - Monday, May 28, 2018


OPP Moose on Highways   Lake Superior News

ATIKOKAN, ONTARIO -  May 28, 2018  (LSN)  The Atikokan Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has responded to two moose collisions over the past weekend on Highway 11 East of Atikokan. The collisions took place during the dark evening hours. One of the vehicle occupants received minor injuries.

The Rainy River District OPP detachment would like to remind motorists that there are steps that you can take to help reduce the risk of a wildlife collision, especially at night:

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Crosswalk Enforcement - Thursday, May 24, 2018

Crosswalk Enforcement Events Yields Alarming Number of Violations


Crosswalk Enforcement Events    Lake Superior News

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA - May 24, 2018  (LSN)  Crosswalk Enforcement Events, conducted by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Safe Routes to Schools Program, on May 15 and 17, saw an alarming number of violations. The two-day pedestrian safety enforcement operation focused on motorists who fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at crosswalks.

The crosswalk detail on May 15, from 3:30—4:30 pm, at the intersection of 5th Street and 1st Ave W in the School Zone, resulted in 11 traffic stops. There were also several more violators that were not stopped due to Deputies already having vehicles pulled over. 

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OPP - FENTANYL WARNING - Wednesday, May 23, 2018


OPP Removing Methamphetamine off Kenora Streets  Lake Superior News

RED LAKE, ONTARIO - May 23, 2018 (LSN)  The Red Lake/Ear Falls Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are warning the public about the dangers of fentanyl and other opioids. We can confirm that fentanyl has been found in drugs locally and want to warn users that this combination can be deadly.

Although legal when prescribed by a doctor for chronic pain management, fentanyl is roughly 100 times more potent than morphine and about 40 times more potent than heroin. A lethal dose of pure fentanyl is as little as two milligrams. That's equivalent to 32 grains of table salt or seven poppy seeds.

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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA —  May 20, 2018  (LSN)  Boreal Community Media has received a major grant for development and launch of an on-line clearinghouse for emergency preparedness information, outdoor recreation safety tips, law enforcement alerts and other important information for residents and visitors of northeast Minnesota’s Arrowhead region.

The Boreal Emergency Preparedness Portal website was launched recently and will be accessed through the domain address and from links from the website.

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Cook County Over Night Phone Outage - Thursday, May 17, 2018

Cook County Brief Planned  Over Night Phone Outage

Cook County Minnesota Sheriff  Lake Superior News

#LSN_Crime  Cook County

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  -  May 17, 2018  (LSN) All Fire Halls in Cook County and Grand Portage will be staffed by Fire Departments during this outage. Deputies will be on patrol.

Fire Halls Staffed for 911 Connection During Brief Overnight Phone Outage

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Sheriff’s Office and Deputies Carry Narcan - Monday, May 7, 2018

Thanks to Donation Sheriff’s Office and Deputies Carry Narcan

Cook County Sheriff  Carry opioid antidote Narcan  Lake Superior News
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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA, May 7, 2018 (LSN)  The Cook County Sheriff’s Office and Deputies, including K-9 Deputy Eddy, are now equipped to carry the opioid antidote Narcan, thanks to a citizen donation through their 501(C)(3) charitable medical organization. The overdose reversal drug protects the public as well as the officers themselves.


“We are extremely grateful for this donation and for the Schloot family’s concern for our law enforcement officers’ and life safety in the community,” said Sheriff Pat Eliasen. “Unfortunately, these dangerous substances are out there and we are now protected should we be exposed.”

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Nexus Enrollment Workshop in Grand Portage a success - Friday, May 4, 2018

Canada Customs and U.S Border Protection
Nexus Enrollment Workshop in Grand Portage a success

 CBP and Canada Border Services Agency NEXUS  Lake Superior News
LSN_Crime   CBP and Canada Border Services Agency

GRAND PORTAGE, Minnesota – May 4, 2018  (LSN)   U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations held two Nexus enrollment workshops in the Pembina Area Port over the weekend.  The NEXUS Enrollment events were in Dunseith, North Dakota, and Grand Portage, Minnesota.  During these enrollment events, CBP and Canada Border Services Agency conducted interviews for conditionally approved Nexus applicants. 


NEXUS enrollment workshops were held in Grand Portage on April 27-29 and Dunseith April 27-28.  Grand Portage planned for a two-day workshop but, due to high demand, a third day was added.

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Scotlund Crompton charged with aggravated assault - Friday, May 4, 2018

Scotlund Crompton charged with aggravated assault of 82 year old Rockwood Avenue man

Scotlund Crompton  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime  Scotlund Crompton

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - May 4, 2018  (LSN)  Scotlund Crompton arrested in aggravated assault of elderaly 82 year old men on Rockwood Ave.  19 year old Scotlund Crompton is appeared Frida morning  May 4,2018 via video from TBPS station.morning

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Moose Vs Car Highway 17 - Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Moose Vs Car Highway 17

Moose vs Car OPP  Lake Superior News

MARATHON, ONTARIO  -  May 2, 2018  (LSN)  -Members of the Marathon and Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments responded to two separate motor vehicle collisions involving moose that occurred on Highway 17 and 614.  

Officers are reporting seeing lots of moose that have wandered out near and onto the roadways in the area over the past couple of weeks. Black bears have also been seen in the area as well and pose as much of a hazard as moose when on the roadways.

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Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation - Tuesday, May 1, 2018