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West Nipissing Police Report (May 15-21)


From May 15th to May 21st, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 166 calls for service. Among those were 28 Police Assistance calls, 15 9-1-1 calls, 6 Thefts, 4 Alarms, 3 Mischief calls, 2 Break and Enters, 1 Assault, 1 Threat and 1 Sexual Assault. The West Nipissing Police Service received a few complaints from cottage owners from across the ... Read More »

Former NOJHL commish honoured by West Nip Sports Hall of Fame


Former Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League Commissioner and current NOJHL Administration Officer Hector Seguin has been inducted into the West Nipissing Sports Hall of Fame. Seguin was inducted into the WNSHF in the builders category being recognized for his 40-plus years involvement in hockey from a player, coach, administrator, founder, director of operations, commissioner and as a president. In 1994 ... Read More »

Killer of Valley East teens released from jail

The mothers of three teens killed by a drunk driver teamed up with others to form a foundation called Impact 6/21, devoted to preventing drunk driving.

Almost six years to the day he killed three Valley East teenagers walking home, Nicolas Piovesan is a free man. According to reports, Piovesan was released into a community within 90 miles of Greater Sudbury. Hanmer teens Steven Phillipe, Jazmine Houle and Caitlin Jelley died June 21, 2009, when Piovesan struck them with his car. Piovesan, 26 at the time, ... Read More »

West Nipissing Police Report (May 08-15)


Between May 08th and May 14th, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 118 calls for service.  Among those were 16 Police Assistance calls, 11 9-1-1 calls, 4 Threats, 3 Trouble with Youths, 3 Animal Complaints, 3 Harassment calls, 3 Neighbor Disputes, 2 Assaults and 1 Impaired. On May 8th, police attended a Levesque St residence after a complaint was received ... Read More »

Dirty soil from Gogama derailment dumped in Cartier


Landfill is owned by the province and is approved to receive non-hazardous waste Contaminated soil from the Gogama train derailment is being moved to the Cartier landfill site, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has confirmed. Celeste Dugas, supervisor of the Ministry’s regional district office in Sudbury, said while it’s illegal to dump crude oil from the spill into ... Read More »

West Nipissing Police Service Update (April 6 to May 08)


From April 06th to May 8th, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 724 calls for service.  Among those were 125 Police Assistance calls, 89 Traffic Enforcement calls, 69 9-1-1 calls, 20 Alarms, 19 Theft calls, 9 Unwanted Person calls, 7 Noise Complaints, 6 Warrants, 5 Frauds, 5 Break and Enters, 4 Assaults, 4 Threats, 4 Domestic Disputes and 2 Impaired. ... Read More »

Ex-NHLer to coach new team in French River


French River Rapids of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have landed a respected, well-known name to be their first-ever coach and general manager. Moe Mantha, 54, who grew up in Sturgeon Falls and became a first-round, Ontario Hockey League draft pick of the Toronto Marlboros before going on to play in 673 National Hockey League games as a journeyman ... Read More »

YOUNG: Nesbitt busting barriers for female anglers

Amy Nesbitt shows a lake trout she caught during ice out this spring. The 21-year-old Sturgeon Falls native is a talented tournament angler with several Top 10 finishes to her credit.

There’s no such thing as a bad day of fishing for Amy Nesbitt. “You’re always learning something, a new technique, a new lake. There’s always new technology coming out, new baits. Weather is always changing. It’s always evolving. You’ll never learn everything there is to know about fishing,” says Nesbitt, 21, a professional angler, who has entered more than 100 ... Read More »

Nominee hopes election follows fathers’ footsteps

Marc Serre

NIPISSING – Trudeau and Serré, Serré and Trudeau. Either way there is a certain ring to it – or at least organizers for the Liberal Party are hoping residents of Nickel Belt will be thinking in the coming Federal election. The combination is once again on the ballot after first making an appearance in 1968 when Pierre Elliot Trudeau made ... Read More »

Statement by the Minister of Transportation on Winter Maintenance


Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca released the following statement in response to the Auditor General’s report on winter highway maintenance: “Earlier today, the Auditor General released her report on winter highway maintenance in Ontario. I would like to thank the Auditor for her thorough and thoughtful review and recommendations. I know that being able to travel safely on Ontario’s ... Read More »



(TORONTO, ON) – The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (ROPE) Squad is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant as result of their Breach of Parole. Marco GAUTHIER is described as a white male, 32 years of age, 5’10” (178cm), 170 lbs (77kg).  . He is serving a 2 years sentence for Assault, ... Read More »

Sudbury teen starts campaign to help homeland

Seventeen year-old Ayugma Acharya is a Grade 12 student at St. Benedict Catholic high school in Sudbury. Acharya, who is from Nepal, has started a crowd funding campaign to raise money for the earthquake stricken country. Gino Donato/Sudbury Star

Ayugma Acharya wants to help his ancestral homeland and the resourceful teen is taking to the web to do it. The 17-year-old student at St. Benedict’s Catholic Secondary School, who immigrated with his parents to Sudbury in 2008 from Nepal, still has many family members in the mountainous country. News on Saturday that a 7.9-magnitude earthquake had devastated the small ... Read More »

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