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COMMUNITY POLICING SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED!!

PRESS RELEASE The West Nipissing Police Services Board engaged a research group, Oraclepoll Research to poll the residents of West Nipissing with respect to the police costing process. The report was  presented to Municipal Council on December 5th 2017. In summary, survey results reveal mixed opinions from residents. While a …

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Cannabis Taxation – Letter to the Editor

As you are aware, our Government has developed an approach to legalizing, taxing, regulating and restricting access to cannabis that aims to keep it out of the hands of kids and keep profits out of the hands of criminals. That is why, after extensive consultation with the provinces and territories, …

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CANADIAN TIRE AND POLICE PARTNERS FOR YOUTH

Canadian Tire and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police have partnered up in supporting youth through the Jumpstart program. Locally, the Jumpstart program has been in place since 2005, and has helped 891 local youths with more than $117,000. The need is growing fast as the program continues to …

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MURDER CHARGE LAID IN DEATH INVESTIGATION

STURGEON FALLS, ONTARIO – The West Nipissing Police Service has charged a 52- year-old Sturgeon Falls man with one count of first degree murder. Marc Pierre Gauthier made a brief court appearance late yesterday afternoon in North Bay and the case has been put over to November 28th 2017. He …

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WEST NIPISSING POLICE INVESTIGATING DEATH

STURGEON FALLS, ONTARIO – The West Nipissing Police Service is currently investigating the death of a 39-year-old woman. The investigation is criminal in nature and the death is being treated as suspicious. Shortly after 11:30 p.m. on November 14th 2017, officers from the WNPS responded to a disturbance call at …

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Pot dispensary on Wahnapitae FN selling to recreational users

With formal legalization still several months away, a Sudbury area man has gotten a head start, operating a marijuana dispensary on Wahnapitae First Nation near Capreol. Chadwick Mcgregor says he and his girlfriend bought an office trailer and opened First Nations Medicinal in September. Business has been brisk, he said. They sell …

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West Nipissing Police say sleep aids found in Halloween bag

A sample pack of over-the-counter sleep aids were found in one Halloween bag last night in Sturgeon Falls. West Nipissing Police Chief Chuck Seguin says the origin of the package is unknown but it could have been picked up somewhere south of Front Street. Seguin says the call came in …

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Cash and $20,000 of Drugs Seized

Drug Seizure At approximately 12:15am, October 28th , officers from the West Nipissing Police Service executed a Controlled Drugs and Substance Act search warrant at a Third Street residence in Sturgeon Falls. During a search of the residence police located and seized in excess of 200 grams of suspected cocaine, …

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OPP quote due shortly, vote by the end of next month

West Nipissing council is taking another look at the costs associated with replacing its municipal police service with the Ontario Provincial Police. Jay Barbeau, West Nipissing’s chief administrative officer, said the OPP’s costing proposal is expected to be presented to council shortly. And, he said, a decision could be made …

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Ontario Collecting Data on Walleye Fishery

Ontario, in partnership with Nipissing First Nation, will be conducting research and data collection on Lake Nipissing again this fall. Nets will be placed in the water during the month of October. This annual project, now in its 20th year, will allow for the collection of important information to help the …

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Nipissing Warriors headed to Hockey Hall of Fame

NIPISSING FIRST NATION – The Nipissing Warriors are having another wave of fame. They were an all-Anishinaabe team playing in the Industrial League in the 1960s and early 1970s. In their first year, they won the league championship, packing the Sturgeon Falls Arena. In the Inter-Reserve Hockey League, they won …

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