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A warm task on a winter day

Evan Newman and Sam Lee load up a car full of donated clothing. Photo by Dennis Chippa.

Evan Newman had a busy day away from classes. He and several members of the Nipissing University Social Welfare and Social Development student club and the Biidaaban student initiative spent their day on a clothing drive through the Thibeault Terrace area of the city. Newman says the idea was to take some residents’ gently used clothing to hand out to ... Read More »

Missing Persons


North Bay Police are asking the public’s help in locating two missing persons. It is believed Cara Duval and Joseph Pepin, both reported missing from North Bay, may be in a 2006 dark grey Volkswagon Jetta bearing an Ontario marker BRVK449. Police advise the public not to approach these two missing persons and to call 911 immediately if they see ... Read More »

Snow removal doesn’t come cheap


STURGEON FALLS – Business owners are unhappy with the amount of snow allowed to accumulate on downtown streets and their concerns add up in the 2015 municipal budget. “Current sidewalk conditions are impacting our community’s ability to access business in a safe and comfortable manner,” West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce president Kathleen Rochon wrote in a letter presented to the ... Read More »

West Nipissing Police Service Friday Update (Jan 02-09)

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During the week of January 02 to January 08 the West Nipissing police Service logged 167 calls for service.  Among those were 39 9-1-1 calls, 34 Police Assistance calls, 3 Alarms, 2 Family Disputes, 1 Harassment call, 1Mischief, 1 Sexual Assault and 1 Threat. Here are some incidents which occurred during the holiday season: On December 22nd, a vehicle stop ... Read More »

Prices high on Sacré Coeur options

Pillars out of plumb

STURGEON FALLS – The Sacré Coeur Catholic Church is sitting on deteriorating supports and options for its future come with prices tags starting at $4 million . “We have had a vote by the parishioners, and the majority would like to repair the church,” said Bishop Jean Louis Plouffe of the Sault Ste. Marie diocese. “In that case we would ... Read More »

Sturgeon bowlers enjoy success

From left to right: Devin Boucher, Madison Paquette, Connor Williams, Patrick Perrin, and Lynn Benoit (Zone Director/Chatelanes Program Director) Submitted photo.

On the weekend (December 14, 2014), the annual YBC zone finals was held in Haileybury. Seven young bowlers from Chatelanes bowling centre in Sturgeon falls participated in the tournament. The tournament, the gateway zone finals, is the second step in the 4 steps to stardom. Youth bowlers must progress through the 4 steps which consist of: the house rounds, zone ... Read More »

Vehicle stop results in large drug seizure


(NORTH BAY, ON) – On January 3, 2015, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB), North Bay Drug Unit conducted  a vehicle stop on Highway 11 in the Municipality of Callander as a result of a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act investigation. As a result of this investigation 384 grams of cocaine, 737 grams of marihuana along ... Read More »

Mitch Gagnon: Ready for his Closeup!


After dispatching Roman Salazar in a little over two minutes on October 4, Mitch Gagnon had four consecutive wins and said goodbye to the injury woes that kept him from building any momentum in the competitive bantamweight division. Not surprisingly, the Ontario native saw bright days ahead and some big things coming, like a top 15 ranking. Yet while he ... Read More »

West Nipissing Police Service Friday Update (Dec 12-18)

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During the week of December 12th to December 18th, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 185 calls for service.  Among those were 41 9-1-1 calls, 32 Police Assistance calls, 2 Family Disputes, 2 Frauds, 2 Harassment calls, 1 Mischief, 1 Noise Complaint, 1 Theft and 1 Unwanted Person On December 9th, the West Nipissing Police Service received a call from ... Read More »

Mitch Gagnon sure about Brazil heel status, but not so much about Renan Barao

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Unlike some UFC fighters who bemoan bookings in Brazil, bantamweight Mitch Gagnon is happy to make the long flight from his native Canada to South America. “The chants and the hardcore fans – I can’t wait to be there and be a part of it,” Gagnon told MMAjunkie Radio. Of course, those chants won’t be friendly. Brazilian MMA fans made famous ... Read More »

West Nipissing Police Service Friday Update (Dec. 5-11)

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During the week of December 5th to December 11th, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 205 calls for service.  Among those were 48 9-1-1 calls, 26 Police Assistance calls, 3 Thefts, 2 Breach of Probation, 1 Assault, 1 Fraud, 1 Impaired, 1 Threat and 1 Warrant. On December 5th, at approx. midnight, WNPS offices were on general patrol when they ... Read More »

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