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TEXT 9-1-1 IN WEST NIPISSING

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In April of 2016, West Nipissing joined a number of Canadian Municipalities to ensure that the Deaf, Deafened, Hard of hearing and Speech Impaired (DHHSI) community had access to 9-1-1 services through text messaging.  December 1st is T9-1-1 Awareness Day and we again would like to ensure that those who …

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Alleged drug traffickers arrested, charged in northeastern Ontario: OPP

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A drug bust that recovered over $100,000 in cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamines has resulted in charges against four people in northeastern Ontario, according to Ontario Provincial Police. The six month investigation centred around the communities of Thorne and Sturgeon Falls, in the North Bay area, according to a media release …

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Gagnon ready for December return

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A lot has changed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship since Mitch Gagnon last stepped foot in the octagon nearly two years ago. For starters, Gagnon, who was ranked as the No. 14 bantamweight in the UFC’s rankings prior to his last fight, versus the No. 1-ranked Renan Barao, is no …

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Independent Expert Panel Completes Lake Nipissing Fisheries Review

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An independent panel of expert scientists has found Ontario’s current fisheries monitoring and recovery practices to be the best option to stabilize and recover the walleye fishery. In April 2016, the province commissioned an internationally-recognized group of scientists to review walleye management practices on Lake Nipissing. The independent panel has …

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Sturgeon Falls native could be imprisoned indefinitely

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A man with a long and violent history who could be imprisoned indefinitely refused to attend his bail review court session Thursday. Gilles St. Denis is facing a long jail term for robbing a Sudbury grocery store in 2012 and stabbing a man who tried to intervene. Prosecutors, however, are …

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Additional Break and Enter Suspect Charged

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On November 1st, the West Nipissing Police Service arrested one more adult male in connection to recent break and enters in the Sturgeon Falls area. The male was taken into custody at approximately 11:00 pm after exiting a local convenience store. On October 30th, culprits broke into the Municipal Recreational …

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West Nipissing Police Catch B & E Suspects

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On October 30th the West Nipissing Police Service responded to a complaint of a Break and Enter at the municipal community complex. A municipal employee reporting for work discovered that the building had been entered and contacted the police immediately. Officers responded to the complaint and discovered that the culprits …

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Mitch Gagnon Meets Matthew Lopez At UFC 206

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Mitch Gagnon will get to compete in his home country, as he takes on Matthew Lopez at UFC 206. Set for December 10 from Toronto, the card features Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson for the light heavyweight title. Gagnon (12-3) has not fought in almost two years due to injuries, …

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Ontario to Introduce Bill to Modernize Elections

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Measures Include New Vote-Counting Technology and Enhanced Youth Engagement Ontario intends to make it easier to vote and engage more people in the democratic process, including youth. Today Ontario will introduce the Election Statute Law Amendment Act that would, if passed, implement a number of recommendations made by Ontario’s Chief …

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15-year-old faces six charges

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West Nipissing police initiated a short pursuit after observing a stolen vehicle Saturday. Police said a neighbouring police service advised West Nipissing police of the stolen vehicle possibly heading toward Sturgeon Falls on Highway 17. The pursuit ended when the vehicle collided with a cruiser. Read more here: http://www.nugget.ca/2016/10/16/15-year-old-faces-six-charges

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Some northern Ontario farms bringing in migrant Mexican workers

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Only a fraction of the 18,000 migrant farm labourers who come to Canada work in the north It’s harvest time across Northern Ontario. And in a handful of fields, that work is being done by migrant farm labourers brought in from Mexico. Leisure Farms in Sturgeon Falls has been bringing in workers …

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