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Construction underway on new Sacre Coeur church

STURGEON FALLS – Parishioners are finally convinced it’s going to happen. Construction of Sacre Coeur church in Sturgeon Falls is moving forward.The The groundbreaking ceremony took place Thursday at noon and was witnessed by more than 75 people, including community leaders, parishioners and media. Parishioners have been attending mass in …

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Better community infrastructure in store for West Nipissing residents

NICKEL BELT/GREATER SUDBURY, August 21, 2017— The governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to better community services and modern and up-to-date community infrastructure that meet their needs. These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, …

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Better community infrastructure in store for St.-Charles residents

NICKEL BELT/GREATER SUDBURY, August 10, 2017— The governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to better community services and modern and up-to-date community infrastructure that meet their needs. These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, …

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Verner standoff has long, bizarre history

Man at centre of dispute wrote hit song for April Wine; once sued government for $28M The standoff between a man and police in Verner came to an end around 5 p.m., West Nipissing Police said late Tuesday. Two people have been arrested, a man and a woman. The man …

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Police on scene, man barricaded inside home

A man in Verner has barricaded himself inside his home and two police agencies are on scene. Police officials say officers were called in Monday to assist a process-server trying to serve papers to a residence in Verner on Highway 64, south of Highway 17. Problems arose and local police …

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North Bay Conservation Officer Recognized for Excellence

Tim Rochette, a provincial investigator with the Special Investigations Services Unit, has been named the Ontario Conservation Officer of the Year for 2017. Rochette has demonstrated his strong commitment to protecting natural resources, ensuring public safety, and mentoring fellow officers through his years of outstanding service and extensive community involvement. …

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Ontario Seeking Public Input on Federal Plan to Legalize Cannabis

Province to Prioritize Public Health, Road Safety and Harm Prevention The province is asking for your thoughts on how Ontario should approach cannabis legalization in a way that protects youth, prevents harm and ensures that Ontario’s roads continue to be among the safest in North America. In April 2017, the …

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PASCAL: Guenette leaps to Leadville

It’s a long, long way from the tiny skate parks of Sturgeon Falls to the heights of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Yet that is exactly the voyage that Paul Guenette will undertake later this summer when he competes at the Leadville 100. It was not at all the vision …

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West Nipissing Police Service weekly update (June 23 – June 29)

Between June 23th and June 29nd, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 179 calls for service. Among those were 1 Assault complaints, 2 Domestic Disturbance call, 1 Break and Enter call, 2 Mischief complaints, 1 controlled drugs and substance call, 32 police assistance calls, and 6 theft complaints. On June …

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Statement from Chief McLeod on Canada 150

A message to non-Indigenous Canadians In a couple of days, millions of people across this country will celebrate Canada 150. But many Indigenous leaders and citizens won’t, and I stand with them. Before I explain the reasons why, I want to start by saying that this isn’t about making non-Indigenous …

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