Friday , 12 February 2016

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Tragic snowmobile deaths occur during radar runs


The Noelville OPP confirmed to that two fatalities on the Murdoch River occurred during a radar run on the body of water near Alban Saturday night around 6:30 p.m. “The investigation is moving forward, we have determined that speed and visibility were contributing factors,” stated OPP Constable Andre Bisson Monday afternoon. “We can also confirm that a speed measuring device …

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Marc Serré, MP Nickel Belt is officially a national member of The National Standing Committee on Natural Resources


OTTAWA – Nickel Belt MP, Marc Serré is proud to have been appointed to serve as a member of The National Standing Committee on Natural Resources. The Committee will have an active role to review bills, government activities and expenditures. As part of their mandate, The National Standing Committee on Natural Resources will also examine issues related to the four …

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Lumberjacks junior team folds

Sturgeon Falls Lumberjacks -

“Last week we lost several players to injury, along with certain players battling injury, it has become unsafe to play.” The Sturgeon Falls Lumberjacks of the non-sanctioned Greater Metro Junior ‘A’ Hockey League announced they will “cease operations for the remainder of the 2015-16 season.” The team made the announcement through social media on Saturday. The Lumberjacks were down to less …

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2 Impaired Charges


Between January 15th and January 28th, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 338 calls for service. Among those were 51 police assistance calls, 11 9-1-1 calls, responded to 11 alarms, 4 thefts, 4 assaults, 4 family disputes, 3 fraud complaints, 2 domestic disputes and 2 break and enters. On January 15th, while on general patrol on Hwy 539 in the …

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Public Notice from The Mayor and Council


The Mayor and Council wish to confirm that effective Monday January 18th, 2016, two municipal managers have been placed on administrative leave to allow for an independent investigation in order to ascertain facts and explanations for certain irregularities involving the Public Works Department.  This was done to ensure an unbiased and impartial investigation.  Being placed on administrative leave does not …

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Marc Serré, MP for Nickel Belt, opens his Constituency Office in Val Caron


NICKEL BELT – Marc Serré, MP for Nickel Belt, held an Open House at his Val Caron Constituency Office on January, 20th 2016. Many people attended to meet Mr. Serré and his staff. Amongst the visitors, included elected officials from all levels of government including provincial, former and current mayors and municipal councillors. Also in attendance were individuals from the …

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Ontario Northland will be offering service from Sudbury to Ottawa three days per week as of Jan. 21.


“This route will provide a growth opportunity for our business and provide connectivity for the communities we serve,” said Ontario Northland President and CEO Corina Moore, in a release. “This new route will enhance our service and provide convenience for passengers travelling to and from the north. The schedule has been tailored to meet the needs of our passengers connecting …

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Subject Sexual Assault and Drug Charges Laid


On January 7th 2016, the West Nipissing Police Service received information that a female was in danger and being held against her will at a River Valley residence. Police attended the residence to investigate and upon their arrival spoke with the female victim who was visibly distraught. Police learned that the female had been assaulted and that the accused was …

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Snowmobile rescue comes with a steep price tag

This piece of equipment is known as "Big Red," which Pierre Lafond uses to pull snowmobiles out of ice and water. (Lafond towing)

While search and rescue teams will fish you out free of charge, your snowmachine might not be as lucky Emergency personnel say before you take your snow machine out on thin ice, you might want to consider the resources required to rescue you. The assistant deputy fire chief with the Sudbury fire department told CBC News that at least once a …

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Sturgeon Falls Bus driver to the rescue

Lynda Frappier/For The Sudbury Star Greater Sudbury Transit driver Kim Marcotte-Popowich assists a passenger who was struggling through a snowbank to reach the bus stop last week.

Kim Marcotte-Popowich was just doing her job — or so she would argue — but for those who saw the bus driver come to the aid of a passenger last week, it felt a little more special than that. “It really struck a chord with everybody,” said Lynda Frappier, who was aboard the Lasalle-Madison bus last Tuesday when Marcotte-Popowich stopped …

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Refugee family of nine to arrive in Sudbury today

A second Syrian refugee family is expected to arrive at the Sudbury Airport this afternoon. File photo.

Qarqoz family, who arrived last week, expected to greet fellow Syrians A Syrian refugee family of nine expected to arrive at the Sudbury Airport this afternoon will be greeted by quite a contingent of people wishing to welcome them. The Alzahran family is made up of a mother and father, two daughters aged three and five, and five sons aged …

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Syrian family arrives in Sudbury (video)


Family fleeing war will begin New Year in their new home Update: Dec. 31, 2:10 p.m: The plane carrying the first family of Syrian refugees to Sudbury has landed at Greater Sudbury Airport this afternoon. More coverage to follow. Original story: While few details were available late Wednesday afternoon, the first family of refugees fleeing the brutal civil war in …

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