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Whooping Cough Outbreak in Sturgeon Falls prompts warning.


A confirmed outbreak of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, has been identified in the West Nipissing area. The Health Unit will be holding an immunization clinic for the community from 3pm to 6pm on Thursday, June 23rd, in the Hall of Fame room at the Sturgeon Falls Sports Complex. …

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MP Serré to represent Canadian Section in Washington

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MP Marc Serré travels to Washington, D.C. to represent Canadian section at 55th annual Canada—United States Inter-Parliamentary Group Meeting as a member of the Canadian delegation Nickel Belt – MP Serré looks forward to participating in this inaugural time-honoured meeting with our American neighbours. Serré believes it is an opportunity …

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Mitch Gagnon Plans to Return By the End of the Year


Mitch Gagnon spoke with MMAjunkie about his return from injury and more. Some highlights are below: On the timeframe for his return: “I just started to get back in the swing of things, and I plan on being back in there by the end of the year.” On tearing his …

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Local homeless numbers revealed


And while the count was geographically limited to North Bay, the number of absolute homeless increases when considering other women’s shelters in the neighboring communities of Nipissing First Nation, Sturgeon Falls, and Mattawa. A local homeless count in February shows that 30 people were absolutely homeless in North Bay on Feb. 25 – …

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Local team earns the cash in Cache Bay


A little local knowledge went a long way at the Sturgeon Falls Rod and Gun Club’s 34th annual Pike Tournament, held Saturday on Lake Nipissing’s Cache Bay. A local team of Sturgeon Falls anglers Richard Trottier and Larry Masales beat out 206 other teams to win $12,000 cash after measuring …

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Sudbury’s first superhero to make Graphic-Con debut


Sudbury’s first superhero will make his comic book debut at Graphic-Con 2016. Ottawa-based comic book publisher Expired Comics created Big Nick, a former mine rescue worker turned superhero, last year when company owners and creative leads Martin Deschatelets and Kevin Montpellier were invited to attend Graphic-Con as special guests. To …

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Provincial Parks Free of Charge on July 15


Ontario Participating in Healthy Parks Healthy People Movement Ontario’s provincial parks will be open to the public free of charge on July 15 this year for all day-use visitors, as part of the world-wide Healthy Parks Healthy People movement. Started in Australia, Healthy Parks Healthy People reinforces and encourages the …

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Cache Bay tournament offers big cash


It is the biggest northern pike tournament in Northern Ontario and one of the biggest in the province, and fittingly offers a prize package in line with the numbers. The Sturgeon Falls Rod and Gun Club’s annual tournament on Lake Nipissing’s Cache Bay draws pike anglers from across the North …

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Sturgeon Falls mayor defends CAO, council


The CAO of West Nipissing did not act alone without council’s approval in a controversy that has gripped the community, according to West Nipissing Mayor Joanne Savage. In a statement released Friday, Savage sought to correct “certain misconceptions that seem to be taking hold by some” after two employees of …

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Contact Nord online learning centre serving residents in Sturgeon Falls


Residents in Sturgeon Falls are able to get a degree, diploma or certificate or upgrade their skills through online learning without having to leave the community. Through Contact North | Contact Nord, Ontario’s distance education and training network, residents have access to online programs and online courses available from Ontario’s 24 public colleges, 22 …

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Sudbury prepares for the arrival of Uber


Draft bylaw governing rideshare service should be ready in late summer Uber is coming to Greater Sudbury, so the city needs to have rules in place to regulate the rideshare service, as well as making sure existing taxi companies can compete.That was the sentiment Tuesday as city councillors gave staff …

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Marc Serré major infrastructure funding announcement


NICKEL BELT – Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, announced today that residents of Killarney and French River will soon benefit from two landfill improvement projects thanks to joint funding from the governments of Canada and Ontario through the Small Communities Fund. Canada and Ontario will each provide up to $276,512 …

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Tapping Into the Sweetness of the Season


Celebrate Maple Syrup – Ontario’s First Outdoor Crop of the Year Embrace Ontario’s food heritage with a trip to a local maple syrup producer to try some sweet, local and delicious maple syrup. With the wide variety of locally made maple products available to Ontarians, there’s a maple syrup colour …

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