Three people escape plane crash in Stratton
Three people managed to avoid serious injury after a plane crashed in a Stratton field, west of Fort Frances.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says the Cessna 172 collided with a power line before impacting the ground. The plane sustained substantial damage.
The plane was registered to the Manitoba-based airliner, Harv’s Air, and was on a rental flight to an unregistered landing site.
Information about the collision continues to be collected.
Collision on Highway 11/17 leaves two dead
A highway collision near Shabaqua, west of Thunder Bay, involving two tractor-trailer units has left two dead and two injured.
Ontario Provincial Police say the accident occurred around 3:30 am on Sunday near Finmark Road. The result of the crash led to the closure of the highway until late Sunday evening, where traffic was backed up for a great distance.
The identities of the deceased have not been released, nor any details on the conditions of the two who were injured and taken to hospital.
Stolen vehicle recovered in Ignace
A 38-year-old man is facing charges after stealing a vehicle in Ignace.
On September 8th at approximately 2:45am, members of the Ignace OPP responded to a reported theft of a vehicle from the front of a local hotel.
The vehicle was later found abandoned, and officers recovered the keys shortly after. Investigations led to the arrest of a 38-year-old man, who now faces charges of Theft of Motor Vehicle, Driving while under suspension, and Failure to comply with release order.
The accused has been remanded into custody and will appear in Kenora District Bail Court on Friday.
Driver blames Tesla vehicle’s autonomous mode for speeding
Thunder Bay OPP got to hear a new excuse for speeding after pulling over a driver last week.
A Toronto man was pulled over on Highway 11/17 after a patrol car’s radar clocked his car going at 125 km/h in a 90 zone.
The driver then blamed the vehicle being in “autonomous mode” for why it was speeding.
The driver was charged nonetheless.
Three injured after serious Highway 17 collision
Three people were transferred to Lake of the Woods hospital after a serious collision on Highway 17 near Whitehead Road.
Shortly after midnight, Kenora OPP, Emergency Medical Services, and Kenora Fire and Safety services responded to reports of the head-on collision involving two vehicles.
The drivers of both vehicles as well as a passenger were transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Investigation has led to one of the drivers, a 61-year-old man from Kenora, being charged with careless driving causing bodily harm, in addition to a 3-day license suspension after the drivier blew an alert on a screening device.
The highway was shut down briefly during the investigation but has since been re-opened.
One death confirmed in Highway 671 collision
One person has been pronounced deceased after a single-vehicle collision on Highway 671 to Grassy Narrows, about 12 kilometers north of the Kenora by-pass.
According to OPP, the incident happened at around 5:30 AM. The driver was taken to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital, but was later pronounced dead.
The passenger of the vehicle was also taken to hospital, suffering minor injuries.
The Traffic Incident Managemnt and Enforcement Team and Re-Constructionists are looking into the cause of the crash, and the area is reduced to one-lane traffic while investigations are underway.
Planned power outage on October 1st
The City of Kenora will be without power for several hours on October 1st.
Hydro One is investing $35 million to improve the Rabbit Lake substation, which includes upgrading breakers, switches, insulators, and installing new equipment.
In order to complete the work, there will be a city-wide power outage on the 1st of October.
The outage will go from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm, which according to Synergy North is a time of least electricity usage.
One dead after Highway 17 collision near Marathon
One death has been confirmed after a vehicle collision on Highway 17 near Marathon on Monday afternoon.
Ontario Provincial Police say the accident occurred in Lecours Township where the victim was driving a passenger vehicle which collided with a tractor trailer.
The driver of the truck was treated in hospital for minor injuries.
The Trans-Canada Highway was closed for a prolonged period due to the accident.
Dryden drug bust leads to three arrests
Dryden OPP and Nishnawbe Aski Police have arrested three individuals after a search warrant lead to a drug bust.
Police seized a quantity of oxycodone, methamphetamine, cocaine and drug trafficking paraphernalia.
A 49-year-old man from Dryden and two 18-year-old men from Calgary have been arrested and face a number of charges related to drug trafficking and possession of crime under $5,000.
The accused are due to appear in court today.
Southern Ontario hunter fined for illegal moose hunt near Sioux Lookout
A hunter from Southern Ontario has been fined for an illegal moose hunt east of Sioux Lookout.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry began their investigation back in September 2021 after a bull moose had been shot on Road 702, near Savant Lake.
The hunter was eventually identified and faces a $6,000 fine. They were also charged for careless use of a firearm and have to re-take the Ontario Hunter Education Course before applying for a new hunting license.