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Ontario to Introduce Bill to Modernize Elections


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


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:

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Some northern Ontario farms bringing in migrant Mexican workers


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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$100,000 needed for repairs to Northern Secondary School


While the Near North District School Board could amalgamate or close schools under a new draft capital plan, it continues to spend millions on school maintenance. The Ministry of Education provides the board with $5 million annually to maintain its 41 schools. But more than $100 million in repairs is …

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Three charged in West Nip case


Members of the Anti-Rackets Branch of the Ontario Provincial Police have charged three people with several criminal offences following an investigation of allegations of financial irregularities involving the Municipality of West Nipissing. In late January 2016, the OPP accepted a formal request from the Chief of West Nipissing Police Service …

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TV series to film in Sturgeon Falls

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Will the teams be able to recognize the truth from false, and trust the “correct” twin? Or will they lose precious time being sent in the wrong direction? Balestra Productions will be in Sudbury and in Sturgeon Falls on August 10 and 11 to film two episodes for their fourth …

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Replacement offered free of charge by complete stranger

A stranger has given George Savage a mobility scooter after his was stolen last weekend while he was playing cards at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Sturgeon Falls. The stolen scooter is similar to the four-wheeled unit pictured here, but red and customized with a windshield, canopy and rear carrier. Getty Images Photo

  George Savage has a renewed sense of hope that there are good people in this world. The 61-year-old Sturgeon Falls man had his mobility scooter stolen last weekend while he was playing cards at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Sturgeon Falls. Savage said the scooter was his only …

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Municipality Responds to Allegation of “Illegal Meeting”


WEST NIPISSING, ON – The Municipality of West Nipissing held a special meeting of Council at 6:30 p.m. on July 21st, 2016. There was one resolution on the agenda to award contracts for the supply and delivery of granular material for the refurbishment of specific gravel roads at various locations …

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Ontario Launches Online Shopping through


Bringing Products from Canada and 85 Other Countries to Consumers’ Fingertips Ontario is offering a new and convenient way to buy alcohol products by introducing online sales through Starting today, LCBO consumers can buy online up to 5,000 different products from across Canada and 85 other countries. Customers can …

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2nd Annual Music and Rib Festival Makes a Big Splash


Rock ‘N’ Ribs 2016 serves up music, ribs and relief for a community reeling from tragic fire. (West Nipissing, ON – Monday July 25, 2016) Over 6000 people a-ended Rock ‘N’ Ribs 2016 at the picturesque West Nipissing Minnehaha Bay Marina on Saturday July 16th and all were treated to a World …

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Missing Person – UPDATED


The West Nipissing Police Service is currently looking for a male person who was originally reported missing from the Waterloo area. Jason Prang, 39 years old, is from Kitchener Ontario. He is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, balding with an unshaven face. His right thumb …

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