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Provincial Parks Free of Charge on July 15


Ontario Participating in Healthy Parks Healthy People Movement Ontario’s provincial parks will be open to the public free of charge on July 15 this year for all day-use visitors, as part of the world-wide Healthy Parks Healthy People movement. Started in Australia, Healthy Parks Healthy People reinforces and encourages the …

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Cache Bay tournament offers big cash


It is the biggest northern pike tournament in Northern Ontario and one of the biggest in the province, and fittingly offers a prize package in line with the numbers. The Sturgeon Falls Rod and Gun Club’s annual tournament on Lake Nipissing’s Cache Bay draws pike anglers from across the North …

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Sturgeon Falls mayor defends CAO, council


The CAO of West Nipissing did not act alone without council’s approval in a controversy that has gripped the community, according to West Nipissing Mayor Joanne Savage. In a statement released Friday, Savage sought to correct “certain misconceptions that seem to be taking hold by some” after two employees of …

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Contact Nord online learning centre serving residents in Sturgeon Falls


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 …

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Sudbury prepares for the arrival of Uber


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 …

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Marc Serré major infrastructure funding announcement


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 …

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Tapping Into the Sweetness of the Season


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 …

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MX Constructors hires lawyer to fight West Nipissing fraud allegations


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 …

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Spirit hire Mantha as interim head coach


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 …

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Managers Terminated and Lawsuit Commenced


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 …

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Numerous Assaults and Break and Enters


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 …

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Tragic snowmobile deaths occur during radar runs


The Noelville OPP confirmed to that two fatalities on the Murdoch River occurred during a radar run on the body of water near Alban Saturday night around 6:30 p.m. “The investigation is moving forward, we have determined that speed and visibility were contributing factors,” stated OPP Constable Andre Bisson Monday …

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