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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”

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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 LCBO.com

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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 LCBO.com. 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

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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

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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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Help pouring in for Sturgeon fire victims

Clothing is no longer needed but non-perishable food is till welcome. Photo courtesy Sturgeon Falls Pentecostal Church.

It’s overwhelming how much generosity has been coming in.” A spokesman for a church spearheading a relief effort for burned out victims of Thursday’s downtown Sturgeon Falls fire says he’s “overwhelmed” by the generosity of local residents. Church member Carl Folsom is organizing the effort from the Sturgeon Falls Pentecostal Church. He’s …

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Whooping Cough Outbreak in Sturgeon Falls prompts warning.

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A confirmed outbreak of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, has been identified in the West Nipissing area. The Health Unit will be holding an immunization clinic for the community from 3pm to 6pm on Thursday, June 23rd, in the Hall of Fame room at the Sturgeon Falls Sports Complex. …

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MP Serré to represent Canadian Section in Washington

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MP Marc Serré travels to Washington, D.C. to represent Canadian section at 55th annual Canada—United States Inter-Parliamentary Group Meeting as a member of the Canadian delegation Nickel Belt – MP Serré looks forward to participating in this inaugural time-honoured meeting with our American neighbours. Serré believes it is an opportunity …

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Mitch Gagnon Plans to Return By the End of the Year

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Mitch Gagnon spoke with MMAjunkie about his return from injury and more. Some highlights are below: On the timeframe for his return: “I just started to get back in the swing of things, and I plan on being back in there by the end of the year.” On tearing his …

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Local homeless numbers revealed

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And while the count was geographically limited to North Bay, the number of absolute homeless increases when considering other women’s shelters in the neighboring communities of Nipissing First Nation, Sturgeon Falls, and Mattawa. A local homeless count in February shows that 30 people were absolutely homeless in North Bay on Feb. 25 – …

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Local team earns the cash in Cache Bay

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A little local knowledge went a long way at the Sturgeon Falls Rod and Gun Club’s 34th annual Pike Tournament, held Saturday on Lake Nipissing’s Cache Bay. A local team of Sturgeon Falls anglers Richard Trottier and Larry Masales beat out 206 other teams to win $12,000 cash after measuring …

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Sudbury’s first superhero to make Graphic-Con debut

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Sudbury’s first superhero will make his comic book debut at Graphic-Con 2016. Ottawa-based comic book publisher Expired Comics created Big Nick, a former mine rescue worker turned superhero, last year when company owners and creative leads Martin Deschatelets and Kevin Montpellier were invited to attend Graphic-Con as special guests. To …

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Provincial Parks Free of Charge on July 15

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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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