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Hwy. 11 Reopened

DISTRICT (Staff) – Highway 11 south of New Liskeard is now reopened to traffic following an early morning (Thursday, September 11) crash which claimed the life of a North Cobalt man.

The Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police said Highway 11 was now open at 2:30 pm.

The highway had been closed since approximately 5 a.m. and traffic was rerouted through New Liskeard.

North Cobalt man dies on Hwy.11 crash

DISTRICT (Staff) – The Temiskaming detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP report that a 58-year-old North Cobalt man was killed today, September 11, when the Honda Civic he was driving collided head-on with a tractor trailer on Highway 11 south of New Liskeard at Seeds Road.

Police say Andre Lamothe was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the driver of the tractor trailer, Eugeniusz Wietczak, 59, of Mississauga was transported by ambulance to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say there were no passengers in either vehicle.

Police say the crash occurred “shortly after 5 a.m.”.

The tractor trailer was reported southbound and the Honda Civic was reported to be northbound.

The Haileybury Fire Department were at the scene. The OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators are assisting with this ongoing investigation.

Highway 11 has been closed in both directions as the investigation continues. Police could not say when the highway will be reopended.

A detour is available at West Road through Temiskaming Shores to Highway 65 East.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Motorcycle deaths headed for seven-year high says OPP

ORILLIA (Special)– With 26 motorcycle fatalities on record so far this year and at least two more months of the motorcycle season remaining, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is concerned that 2014 motorcycle deaths could reach a seven-year high. As of August 18, 2014, 25 motorcyclists and one

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Livestock on road a risk: OPP

TEMISKAMING SHORES (Staff) – Keep livestock off the road.That’s the word from Temiskaming Ontario Provincial Police, who say they’ve received several complaints about farm livestock at large.Police remind owners that it’s an offence under the Public Transportation and Highway Improvement Act for their animals – including cattle,

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Police patrols net Elk Lake charges

ELK LAKE (Staff) – Recent patrols in Elk Lake resulted in charges related to impaired driving.On July 29, Temiskaming Ontario Provincial Police say an officer observed a pick-up being driven aggressively at about 9:15 p.m. on Pine Street.Police stopped the vehicle.The driver, a 54-year-old James Township

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Ontario Provincial Police Temiskaming Detachment Community Services Officer Constable Renee Taylor confirmed by telephone that an evidence search took place in Cobalt at the Glory Hole tourist attraction on Friday, July 25, along Highway 11 B at the south end of town. The search was conducted by an Urban Search and Rescue team (USAR) not located in the Temiskaming area. The Glory Hole is an abandoned pit that is said to drop down 250 feet, with water filling part of the hole. Constable Taylor said the evidence search is part of an ongoing investigation. She did not have any further details about the investigation nor would indicate what was found. The evidence bag carried by the plainclothes officer (on the left) in the photo indicates something was found inside the Glory Hole. (Staff photo by Sue Nielsen)