OPP Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19


(WEST PARRY SOUND, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is confirming a uniform member has tested positive with COVID-19.

Following public health authorities’ advice, the member is in isolation and following recommended health protocols. We wish them a speedy recovery. Their family and colleagues are in our thoughts.

The OPP member works at the West Parry Sound Detachment in the OPP’s North East Region. The member’s name is being withheld to respect their privacy. The OPP was made aware of the respective diagnosis on April 10. It is important to note that the individual did not experience symptoms while at work.

The OPP remains committed to the health and safety of our members and will continue to make decisions that help us limit the spread of COVID-19 in the communities we serve.

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Colette Linden is a graduate of the three-year Broadcast Journalism and Communications Media program from Mohawk College before heading to McMaster University to obtain her degree in Public Relations. In addition, Colette has a certificate in Writing for Publication and a certificate of Competency in the French Language, . A recent resident of Sault Ste Marie, this Hamilton native gained experience working at TSN, the Ontario Medical Association and spent 14-years with the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) as the Communications Manager. A Mother of two amazing boys, Connor & Dante, Colette is a die-hard sports fan with a passion for government affairs and hopes to one day represent this City on Council. Focusing on Politics, Indigenous Affairs and Local News, Colette also reports the latest in Sports both locally and professionally. Colette joined the Superior Media Team in September of 2019 and is thankful to finish out her career with such a family-oriented and community-oriented team.