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Companies look to North Bay, West Nipissing for solar energy

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NIPISSING – A number of solar projects are on the drawing board for capturing the heat of the Nipissing sun. Last month West Nipissing Council gave its support to 13 solar gardens proposed in that municipality, and North Bay started discussions last week on a 300-acre solar farm within its boundaries. The North Bay proposal is looking at a solar ... Read More »

Missing North Bay hikers turn up alive after a week in B.C. backcountry

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KEREMEOS — Search-and-rescue crews were shocked when an Ontario couple missing for seven days walked out of the backcountry in southern British Columbia. Lynne Carmody, 61, and Rick Moynan, 59, of North Bay, Ont., turned up virtually unharmed on Sunday around 4 p.m., just hours before crews were going to call off the search for them. “We had actually just ... Read More »

West Nipissing Police Service report (June 19-25)

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During the week of June 19th to June 25th, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 196 calls for service.  Among those were 36 Police Assistance calls, 11 Thefts, 11 9-1-1 calls, 8 Noise Complaints, 6 Property Related calls, 5 Alarms,  4 Unwanted Person calls, 3 Harassment calls, 2 Break and Enters, 2 Assaults, 2 Neighbor Disputes and 1 Domestic Dispute. ... Read More »

Sudbury man faces human trafficking charges

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Arrested June 17 as part of a province-wide crackdown A man arrested and being held in Greater Sudbury is facing human trafficking charges as part of a province-wide crackdown on the sex trade. Operation Northern Spotlight is co-ordinated, national investigation among police forces to suppress human trafficking. In Sudbury, police arrested a 45-year-old city man June 17. He’s facing charges ... Read More »

MNR considering restocking Lake Nip

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The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry may takeover the responsibility of restocking Lake Nipissing with walleye. But the MNRF Minister Bill Mauro wants to set the record straight. “The group (the Lake Nipissing Stakeholders Association) is still being allowed the same number of eggs they’ve had in the past,” Mauro said during a telephone interview with The Nugget Tuesday ... Read More »

Missing teen last seen June 18

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Greater Sudbury Police are asking for the public’s assistance to locate 14-year-old Elizabeth Thompson. The girl, who was last seen June 18, is described as 5-6, 110 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair. She is known to dye her hair. She was last seen wearing a grey shirt, grey hoody with green sleeves, burgundy leggings, black high-top runners and ... Read More »

West Nipissing Police Service report (June 5-18)

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Between June 5th and June 18th, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 319 calls for service.  Among those were 49 Police Assistance calls, 16 Thefts, 13 9-1-1 calls, 6 Family Disputes, 5 Assaults, 4 Noise Complaints, 4 Drug Offences, 4 Frauds, 2 Break and Enters and 2 Threats. On June 17th, a Break and Enter call was received from a ... Read More »

Recovered body in Sturgeon River Identified

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At approximately 7:00pm on June 14th 2015, the West Nipissing Police Service responded to a call in the Sturgeon River. The caller advised that he believed he had discovered a body near the shoreline on the river. Officers attended the scene, confirmed that the finding was that of a human body at which time the coroner’s office was contacted. Police ... Read More »

New start date for West Nipissings Frank Casey reconstruction

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STURGEON FALLS – After 10 years of sitting idle, there is about to be some action at the former Frank Casey school. The West Nipissing Health Centre announced in 2005, has been waiting for Ministry of Health approval on renovations and reconstruction for its approved home in the former Frank Casey school building. “The ministry has given us the go-ahead ... Read More »

Lake Nipissing fish crisis prompts protest rally

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A peaceful waterfront protest is planned Saturday August 1st to focus attention on the decaying state of walleye fishing in Lake Nipissing. Organizer Reg Dupuis, who was born in North Bay, told BayToday that he is “outraged” by the waste reported recently with dead fish from gill netting being tossed back into the lake or dumped on land. “Our main ... Read More »

Body Recovered in Sturgeon River

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At approximately 7:00pm on June 14th 2015, the West Nipissing Police Service responded to a call in the Sturgeon River. The caller advised that he believed he had discovered a body near the shoreline on the river. Officers attended the scene, confirmed that the finding was that of a human body at which time the coroner’s office was contacted. Police ... Read More »

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