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Ontario Changing Moose Hunting Season

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Province Taking Steps to Sustain Moose Populations in Northern Ontario Ontario is changing how moose are hunted to respond to concerns about the moose population in certain parts of the province. In 2015, Ontario is reducing moose tags for resident hunters by 15 per cent across the province and shortening the hunting season for moose calves in northern Ontario. In ... Read More »

Sudbury’s Mitch Gagnon sidelined by knee injury

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UFC bantamweight fighter Mitch Gagnon has finally broken his silence. Since his last fight versus Renan Barao, and since opening his Troop MMA gym, Gagnon has avoided the spotlight. But that changed this week when Gagnon went on his official Facebook page to tell his followers he blew out his ACL and had surgery two months ago. “I’ve been asked ... Read More »

West Nipissing Police find drugs and fake cash

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Between March 13th to April 05, 2015, the West Nipissing Police Service responded to 432 calls for service. Among those were 67 Police Assistance calls, 45 9-1-1 calls, 12 Thefts, 7 Drug Offences, 5 Frauds, 4 Family Disputes, 3 Threats, 3 Assaults, 2 Domestic disputes, 2 Mischief calls and 1 Sexual Assault In mid March the West Nipissing Police conducted ... Read More »

Cougar sighting in Verner

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Two rottweiler-shepherds became scaredy-dogs Saturday when confronted with a very large cat. “I had just put them out for their last pee of the night,” said Verner resident Nancy Jennings. “My adult dog started barking and growling in a weird way, and my puppy was just losing it.” When Jennings opened her door, her older dog, Nika, came scurrying inside ... Read More »

Charges laid in Lake Nipissing gill netting

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The Ministry of Natural Resources has confirmed charges have been laid in relation to the unmarked gill nets found in Lake Nipissing last summer. “I can confirm that on March 24, 2015 charges were laid in relation to the unmarked gill nets,” Jolanta Kowalski, Senior Media Relations Officer with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry told The Nugget Thursday ... Read More »

‘I panicked,’ stabber says

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The man who robbed a Food Basics cashier at knifepoint Nov. 3, 2012 testified Tuesday he used his knife on the man behind him attempting to restrain him because he couldn’t breathe and feared blacking out. “He was choking me,” said Gilles St. Denis. “I couldn’t breathe. What’s so hard to understand? I understand I’m a criminal with a lot ... Read More »

Piper aircraft broke apart in mid-air, say investigators

The blue arrow indicates the approximate location where investigators found the majority of the wreckage – which included the fuselage and tail of the aircraft — in a wooded area near the mouth of the French and Pickerel rivers.

The blue arrow indicates the approximate location where investigators found the majority of the wreckage – which included the fuselage and tail of the aircraft — in a wooded area near the mouth of the French and Pickerel rivers.

Plane crash south of Sudbury March 17 killed three people The Piper aircraft that crashed south of Sudbury and killed three people March 17 broke apart in mid-air, says the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. The six-seater plane, which was manufactured in 1979 and imported to Canada in 2006, was about 70 kilometres south of Sudbury when the pilot, Leo ... Read More »

Leo Lavergne receives Mitchell-Avery Award

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Leo Lavergne has been named the 2014 winner of the Mitchell-Avery Award for his achievements and contributions to the game of football. Lavergne began his football career in 1962 playing senior football for Sturgeon Falls Secondary School winning MVP honours in 1964.  After graduating high school Lavergne attended Laurentian University and played football for the Voyageurs in 1967 and 68. ... Read More »

Sturgeon Falls man faces animal cruelty charges

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A Sturgeon Falls man pleaded guilty to two counts of animal cruelty under the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Joel Larocque faces charges of failure to provide care necessary for an animal’s general welfare and failure to provide adequate and appropriate veterinary medical attention. The charges follow a report dated on Nov. 8, 2013 regarding ... Read More »

Ontario Increasing Minimum Wage

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Indexing to CPI Provides Fairness for Workers, Predictability for Business Ontario is raising the general minimum wage from $11 to $11.25 per hour, effective October 1, 2015. Minimum wage rates for jobs in special categories (liquor servers, homeworkers, students, etc.) are also increasing at the same time. The increase is the result of recent changes to the Employment Standards Act, ... Read More »

Missing Plane Located

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(WEST PARRY SOUND, ON) – On March 18, 2015 at approximately 8:44 a.m. the Joint Rescue Coordinator Centre (JRCC) located the plane which was in a desolate rugged terrain near the mouth of the French and Pickerel Rivers within the French River Provincial Park area. A member of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Emergency Response Team (ERT) was airlifted to ... Read More »

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