Tuesday , 3 May 2016
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Serré is very pleased that local priorities have been addressed in the budget

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The 2016 federal budget will have a positive impact in Northern Ontario and will allow Serré to be a strong voice for Nickel Belt. NICKEL BELT – Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt believes that the 2016 Federal budget will allow him to get moving on the issues that matter most to Nickel Belt and Greater Sudbury. Serré is optimistic …

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Contact Nord online learning centre serving residents in Sturgeon Falls

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Residents in Sturgeon Falls are able to get a degree, diploma or certificate or upgrade their skills through online learning without having to leave the community. Through Contact North | Contact Nord, Ontario’s distance education and training network, residents have access to online programs and online courses available from Ontario’s 24 public colleges, 22 public universities and 250 literacy and basic skills and training providers. …

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Sudbury prepares for the arrival of Uber

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Draft bylaw governing rideshare service should be ready in late summer Uber is coming to Greater Sudbury, so the city needs to have rules in place to regulate the rideshare service, as well as making sure existing taxi companies can compete.That was the sentiment Tuesday as city councillors gave staff permission to develop a rideshare bylaw, based on the results …

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Marc Serré major infrastructure funding announcement

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NICKEL BELT – Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, announced today that residents of Killarney and French River will soon benefit from two landfill improvement projects thanks to joint funding from the governments of Canada and Ontario through the Small Communities Fund. Canada and Ontario will each provide up to $276,512 to the Killarney Landfill Leachate Collection and Treatment System and up …

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Marc Serré, MP for Nickel attended the PDAC 2016 International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange

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NICKEL BELT – Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt officially opened the FedNor-funded Northern Ontario Mining Showcase (NOMS) pavilion during the 2016 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) International Convention. In July 2015, FedNor announced a contribution of $380,000 to enable the City of Temiskaming Shores to establish the second annual NOMS pavilion. As Chair of the …

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Tapping Into the Sweetness of the Season

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Celebrate Maple Syrup – Ontario’s First Outdoor Crop of the Year Embrace Ontario’s food heritage with a trip to a local maple syrup producer to try some sweet, local and delicious maple syrup. With the wide variety of locally made maple products available to Ontarians, there’s a maple syrup colour and flavour intensity to please everyone’s taste. During Ontario’s maple …

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MX Constructors hires lawyer to fight West Nipissing fraud allegations

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A Sturgeon Falls construction company being sued for allegedly failing to complete municipal roadwork says it plans to counter-sue the township. Tthis month, the Municipality of West Nipissing launched a $450,000 lawsuit against company MX Constructors. The municipality is accusing the firm of not properly completing more than half a dozen public works projects, including road and sidewalk repairs. The …

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Government of Canada Invests in Youth Through Canada Summer Jobs Program

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NICKEL BELT–The Government of Canada announced that it is fulfilling its commitment to double the funding for the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program. In doing so they will be helping them build a stronger future and obtain the skills they need to contribute to our collective economic growth. The government will also be doubling the funding to $220 million annually …

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OPP to investigate Municipal Financial Irregularities

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WNPS  Press Release The West Nipissing Police Service has requested the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) undertake an investigation into financial irregularities involving the Municipality of West Nipissing and a third-party contractor. West Nipissing Police Chief Chuck Seguin made the request to the OPP in late January 2016 to ensure an unbiased, independent investigation. The OPP accepted that request and the …

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Spirit hire Mantha as interim head coach

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Moe Mantha is back behind an OHL bench. The Sturgeon Falls native, who had been serving as head coach and general manager of the NOJHL’s first-year expansion French River Rapids, was named interim head coach of the Saginaw Spirit on Tuesday after the OHL club fired head coach Greg Gilbert earlier in the day. Gilbert had been with the Spirit …

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Managers Terminated and Lawsuit Commenced

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Public Notice from the Municipality: “On Monday January 25th, 2016 the Municipality of West Nipissing shared with the public the fact that an independent investigation was being held into accounting irregularities within the public works department.  The municipality understands that there is much speculation in the community related to this file.  This file is still ongoing .  However, in the …

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Numerous Assaults and Break and Enters

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Between January 29th and February 11th, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 314 calls for service. Among those were 48 police assistance calls, 18 motor vehicle collisions, 11 9-1-1 calls, 11 thefts, 5 break and enters, 3 frauds, 2 assaults and 2 domestic assault. On January 31st, police received information from a female regarding issues she was having with her …

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