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‘I panicked,’ stabber says

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The man who robbed a Food Basics cashier at knifepoint Nov. 3, 2012 testified Tuesday he used his knife on the man behind him attempting to restrain him because he couldn’t breathe and feared blacking out. “He was choking me,” said Gilles St. Denis. “I couldn’t breathe. What’s so hard to understand? I understand I’m a criminal with a lot ... Read More »

Piper aircraft broke apart in mid-air, say investigators

The blue arrow indicates the approximate location where investigators found the majority of the wreckage – which included the fuselage and tail of the aircraft — in a wooded area near the mouth of the French and Pickerel rivers.

The blue arrow indicates the approximate location where investigators found the majority of the wreckage – which included the fuselage and tail of the aircraft — in a wooded area near the mouth of the French and Pickerel rivers.

Plane crash south of Sudbury March 17 killed three people The Piper aircraft that crashed south of Sudbury and killed three people March 17 broke apart in mid-air, says the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. The six-seater plane, which was manufactured in 1979 and imported to Canada in 2006, was about 70 kilometres south of Sudbury when the pilot, Leo ... Read More »

Leo Lavergne receives Mitchell-Avery Award

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Leo Lavergne has been named the 2014 winner of the Mitchell-Avery Award for his achievements and contributions to the game of football. Lavergne began his football career in 1962 playing senior football for Sturgeon Falls Secondary School winning MVP honours in 1964.  After graduating high school Lavergne attended Laurentian University and played football for the Voyageurs in 1967 and 68. ... Read More »

Sturgeon Falls man faces animal cruelty charges

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A Sturgeon Falls man pleaded guilty to two counts of animal cruelty under the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Joel Larocque faces charges of failure to provide care necessary for an animal’s general welfare and failure to provide adequate and appropriate veterinary medical attention. The charges follow a report dated on Nov. 8, 2013 regarding ... Read More »

Ontario Increasing Minimum Wage

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Indexing to CPI Provides Fairness for Workers, Predictability for Business Ontario is raising the general minimum wage from $11 to $11.25 per hour, effective October 1, 2015. Minimum wage rates for jobs in special categories (liquor servers, homeworkers, students, etc.) are also increasing at the same time. The increase is the result of recent changes to the Employment Standards Act, ... Read More »

Missing Plane Located

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(WEST PARRY SOUND, ON) – On March 18, 2015 at approximately 8:44 a.m. the Joint Rescue Coordinator Centre (JRCC) located the plane which was in a desolate rugged terrain near the mouth of the French and Pickerel Rivers within the French River Provincial Park area. A member of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Emergency Response Team (ERT) was airlifted to ... Read More »

Gogama Train Derailment Causes Found!

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Transportation Safety Board discloses early findings. The occurence On 07 March 2015, Canadian National (CN) crude oil unit train U70451-02 was proceeding eastward on CN’s Ruel Subdivision near Gogama, Ontario. The train crew was composed of a locomotive engineer, a trainee and a conductor. The train was equipped with 2 head-end locomotives hauling 94 Class 111 tank cars loaded with Petroleum Crude Oil ... Read More »

OPP Investigate Fatal Snowmobile Crash

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(FRENCH RIVER, ON) – On March 13, 2015 at approximately 7:00 pm, members of the Warren and Noelville Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachments were called to a motorized snow vehicle (MSV) collision along an Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) Trail off of Prevost Road in Noelville. The snowmobile driver was following another snowmobile when it lost control and the ... Read More »

West Nipissing Police Service Update (Feb. 27 to March 12)

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Between February 27th and March 12th, the West Nipissing Police Service logged  288 calls for service.  Among those were 45 Police Assistance calls, 29 9-1-1 calls, 9 Noise Complaints, 8 Alarms, 7 Thefts, 3 Unwanted Person calls, 3 Drug Offences, 2 Domestic Disturbances, 1 Fraud and 1 Mischief. On February 27th, officers were dispatched to a Quesnel Rd residence regarding ... Read More »

Province provides another $7.6M to Everest students

The province is providing up to $7.6 million to help students affected by the closure of Everest College.

The province is providing up to $7.6 million to help students affected by the closure of Everest College. This is in addition to the $3 million now available through the Training Completion Assurance Fund that was posted by Everest College. The provincial government is providing funding to ensure that every student has the option to complete their training at a ... Read More »

Fire guts Pine Falls Lodge

A fire on the Pine Falls Lodge property, 20 kilometres north of Markstay, Tuesday night, destroyed two buildings, including the main lodge.

Family loses home built in 1947 The Dunham family watched helpless as their lodge and home burned to the ground Tuesday night. The Dunhams own Pine Falls Lodge, a popular destination for hunters and fishers in the summer, and snowmobilers in the winter. It is located around 20 kilometres north of Markstay. The main lodge was built in 1947 by ... Read More »

West Nipissing putting $2 million into the ground

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STURGEON FALLS – Residents and businesses in the Holditch Street area can expect an upgrade in water and sewer services, with little change to their bills. West Nipissing is embarking on the second phase of infrastructure improvements thanks to a government grant of close to $2 million. “We’ve received 90 percent funding for the project that will include redoing the ... Read More »

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