OPP INVESTIGATE COLLISION(IROQUOIS FALLS) – The Iroquois Falls Ontario Provincial Police is investigating a two vehicle collision which occurred on Main Street in the town of Iroquois Falls, on Thursday, October 31st.
OPP responded to the scene of the collision to find significant damage to a 2010 Toyota Corolla passenger vehicle.
The driver of a 2007 Kenworth tractor trailer unit had allegedly backed into the passenger vehicle.
No injuries were sustained as a result of the collision.
As a result, the driver of the tractor trailer, Marcel LANTHIER, 55, of Kapuskasing, has been charged with Start From Parked Position – Not In Safety, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.
The OPP reminds all motorists that distracted driving remains a causal factor in a high number of preventable collisions.
Quite often, this incident being no exception, the outcome can be costly.
JOIN THE TEMISKAMING OPP AUXILIARY POLICE SERVICE(CITY OF TEMISKAMING SHORES, ON) – The Temiskaming Detachment and the Kirkland Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is looking to fill vacancies in its Auxiliary Unit.
Being an OPP Auxiliary Member is exciting and challenging. Auxiliary Members may assist regular OPP Officers with community policing initiatives and projects, regular patrol, crime and disaster scenes, large gatherings or parades for crowd and traffic control, and traffic accidents.
The minimum qualifications are as follows:
• Be at least 18 years of age, • Be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident of Canada with a valid driver’s license, • Have completed the Ontario Secondary School Diploma program or equivalent, • Have completed CPR and First Aid Certification • Be a good moral character, and mentally and physically able to perform the duties of the Auxiliary position. • Standard First Aid and Basic Rescuer (level C) CPR
A volunteer in the Auxiliary Unit is required to commit a minimum 10 hours per month on patrol with a regular force officer and six hours in-service training.
You would work with the community and the OPP in identifying and resolving problems and perform many duties outdoors, often in unfavorable weather conditions.
Visit the OPP website www.opp.ca and review the Auxiliary information sections to learn more. If interested in becoming a volunteer, print and complete in full an application (available on the website) and forward to your local OPP Detachment by November 30th 2013.