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West Nipissing Police Service Friday Update (Nov 14-20)

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During the week of November 14th to November 20th, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 208 calls for service.  Among those were 45 9-1-1 calls, 26 Police Assistance calls, 13 Traffic Enforcement calls, 6 Thefts, 5 Alarms, 3 Harassment calls, 2 Drug Offenses, 2 Insecure Premises, 1 Threatening call and 1 Family Dispute. On November 14th, the West Nipissing Police ... Read More »

Telethon enters its 42nd year

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STURGEON FALLS – Sunday night marks the 42nd West Nipissing Santa Fund Telethon and this year’s attendance is expected to go through the roof. “This is the first year in a long time that we haven’t been in competition with the Grey Cup,” said Charlie Lang one of the original organizers of the event. “This year’s crowd should break records.” ... Read More »

Planting, harvesting issues at Verner farm meeting

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NIPISSING – Farm organizations have been closely watching the Agricultural Growth Act expected to receive third reading before Christmas. While the farm groups seem divided in their approval of the bill, farmers are voicing strong concerns. Bill C-18 was part of a discussion during an agricultural round table held in Verner on Nov. 12. The meeting was jointly hosted by ... Read More »

Ontario government planning $500M cut to education funding: NDP

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TORONTO — Some schools in Ontario will be shut down as the Liberal government makes education funding cuts to help eliminate a $12.5-billion deficit in three years, Education Minister Liz Sandals admitted Tuesday. The planned cuts are included in the government’s 2015-16 education funding guide, which was obtained by the New Democrats and calls for permanent savings of up to ... Read More »

West Nipissing Police Service Update (Nov 7-13)

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During the week of November 7th to November 13, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 210 calls for service. Among those were 40 9-1-1 calls, 34 Police Assistance calls, 3 Alarms, 3 Fraud complaints, 3 Thefts, 3 Animal Complaints, 2 Mischief calls, 1 Assault and 1 Threat call. On November 6th, an officer attended a local high school investigating an ... Read More »

Council supports solar project with wait-and-see attitude

West Nipissing council has indicated support for a solar farm, similar to this one in Burk's Falls,for construction near Crystal Falls.

West Nipissing council has indicated support for a solar farm, similar to this one in Burk’s Falls,for construction near Crystal Falls. West Nipissing council has thrown its support behind a solar farm project proposed for an 80-acre parcel near Crystal Falls. The proposal was first presented to council during its Oct. 7 meeting when Donald Lesko, stakeholder relations manager for ... Read More »

West Nipissing Ouest Winter Parking Rules

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The West Nipissing Police Service would like to take this opportunity to remind residents of the Municipality of a Parking By-Law which restricts the parking of vehicles on Municipal roadways during the winter months. By-Law 2001/70, Section 5.2 provides that no person shall park a vehicle on any highway under the jurisdiction of the Municipality, between the hours of twelve ... Read More »

West Nipissing Police Service Update (Oct 31 to Nov 06)

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During the week of October 31st to November 06th, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 206 calls for service. Among those were 40 9-1-1 calls, 32 Police Assistance calls, 6 alarms, 5 Thefts, 1 Assault, 1 Break and Enter, 1 Fraud, 1 Harassment call, 1 Mischief and 1 Sexual Assault. At approx. 21:00 on October 30th, a call was received ... Read More »

Marijuana Prescription Doctor Goes to Trial!

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A Coe Hill family practitioner and his wife have been committed to stand trial for a host of charges including, substance trafficking, fraud and money laundering related to his involvement with medical marijuana prescriptions. Rob and Mary Kamermans will face trial for a series of charges stemming from his alleged dispensing of marijuana prescriptions to patients in jurisdictions across Canada, ... Read More »

Province Passes Legislation to Increase Minimum Wage

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Ontario Strengthening Protections for Vulnerable Workers Today, Bill 18, the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014, passed third reading with all party support in the Ontario legislature. The new act supports Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy, and is designed to further increase protections for vulnerable workers. The act will help workers by: Tying future minimum wage increases to the ... Read More »

Claude Gravelle and NDP Agriculture Critic to Hold Round Table with Area Farmers

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Federal Nickel Belt MP Claude Gravelle invites area farmers to a round table Nov. 12 with NDP agricultural critic Malcolm Allen (Welland) and local Temiscaming-Cochrane MPP John Vanthof. “We want to report on agriculture issues being debated in Parliament and, most important, hear from farmers on how governments need to better assist them in these tough economic times,” Gravelle said. ... Read More »

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