Student walkouts are planned for North Bay Thursday afternoon and the OPP are warning that the protests north of here may cause traffic disruptions.
The Temiskaming Detachment is warning area motorists to be aware of potential traffic delays between 1 until 3 p.m. during their travels today as secondary school students participate in a province-wide school walk out.
- Timiskaming District Secondary School (TDSS) will be protesting off school property, and will be using the sidewalks on Niven Street, in the City of Temiskaming Shores.
- Ecole Secondaire Catholique Sainte-Marie (ESCSM) will be assembling on school property, and will be using the sidewalks and the parking lot at Hessle Street, in the City of Temiskaming Shores.
- Englehart High School (EHS) students with be assembling off school property and using the parking lot at the arena, on 7th Avenue, in the Town of Englehart.
Protest activities may periodically delay or interrupt the normal flow of traffic in these and surrounding areas.
The OPP's objective is to maintain the safe flow of traffic and, when delays occur, restore traffic movement in the safest manner possible. The OPP is also working with those who may organize protest events to provide a safe and peaceful opportunity to exercise their lawful rights while minimizing the impact on the traveling public, where possible.
Also, East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is warning area motorists to be aware of potential traffic delays between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. during their travels today as secondary school students participate in a province wide school walk out in the East Algoma policing cluster.
- Central Algoma Secondary School (CASS) will be protesting on Highway 17 near the CASS sign in the town of Desbarats.
- W.C. Eaket Secondary School and Ecole Secondaire Jeunesse Nord students will be assembling on Causley Street between Woodward Avenue and Huron Avenue in the Town of Blind River.
- Elliot Lake Secondary School students with be assembling on school property and using the sidewalks on Mississauga Avenue and Hillside Drive North.
- Ecole Secondaire Villa Francaise Des Jeunes will be assembling on school property on Edinburgh Road in the City of Elliot Lake.