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Ontario Modernizing Financial Aid for Students

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Ontario Student Assistance Program Will Be Flexible; More Transparent As announced in the 2015 Budget, Ontario is making its student financial assistance program easier to use, more flexible, and more transparent. The province is moving forward with several important changes to modernize the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) for the 2015-16 school year including: Giving students more control over how ... Read More »

Police release new info on man found in Junction Creek

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Still no cause of death determined, police say Greater Sudbury Police have released a sketch of the man whose body was found floating in Junction Creek on May 2. And while what the man looked like in life is now known, his name and how he died remains unknown. Back on May 2, GSPS were dispatched to the area of ... Read More »

Rapids will compete hard, bench boss says

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When the French River Rapids open the NOJHL season at home on Sept. 11, it’ll be a homecoming for a local hockey hero. “It’ll probably be no different than my first game ever playing in the NHL,” said former big-leaguer Moe Mantha, Jr., who will serve as the Rapids’ general manager and head coach. “(I) was a boy growing up, ... Read More »

West Nipissing police “pivotal” in robbery arrest

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STURGEON FALLS – West Nipissing Police Services is being credited for the arrest of three men on Aug. 13 wanted in connection to two major break-ins. The men are suspected of breaking into the Sturgeon Falls No Frills store on July 25 by disarming the alarm system and forcing the real doors open. While in the store they attempted, unsuccessfully, ... Read More »

Report: Permanent spring bear hunt an economic opportunity for Ont.

A New Sudbury resident found this bear sleeping in her backyard earlier this week. A new report released by Northern Policy Institute recommends the province reintroduce the spring bear hunt and allow U.S. hunters to participate on a trial basis. However, the report doesn't say whether a new hunt would reduce human-bear encounters. Supplied photo.

Province’s bear population large enough to sustain more hunting, researcher concludes A new report released by Northern Policy Institute recommends the provincial government reintroduce the spring bear hunt and allow U.S. hunters to participate on a trial basis. The report, “Does the Spring Bear Hunt Make ‘Cents?’” was researched and written by Dr. Mike Commito, a policy analyst with the ... Read More »

Nipissing First Nation Council Moves to Close Commercial Walleye Fishery

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GARDEN VILLAGE – Nipissing First Nation (NFN) remains committed to the stewardship of Lake Nipissing and conserving the walleye fishery. On Monday, August 17th, NFN’s Chief and Council met to review reports and recommendations from NFN’s Natural Resources Department and decided to close the commercial walleye fishery effective at noon on August 22nd. This closure will remain in effect until ... Read More »

Break and Enter No Frills Sturgeon Falls

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On July 25th 2015, the West Nipissing Police Service responded to a complaint of a break and enter at the No Frills grocery store in Sturgeon Falls. Police investigation revealed that the culprits had disarmed the alarm system, and had forced one of the rear doors to enter the store. Once inside the store the culprits made their way into ... Read More »

West Nipissing Police Service Weekly Report (Aug 7-13)

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During the week of August 7th to August 13th, the West Nipissing Police Service received 194 calls for service.  Among those were 39 Police Assistance calls, 14 9-1-1, 2 Noise Complaints, 2 Fraud, 10 Alarms, 3 Thefts, and 5 Domestic Dispute. On August 7th a West Nipissing Police Service officer was on general patrol when dispatched to a call of ... Read More »

NorthernBearReport.com expands across Northern Ontario NDP Ridings

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With more than 60 reports of black bear encounters reported to northernbearreport.com in the past two weeks, the initial launch of the online reporting website has been very successful. Based on the high volume of reports, photos, and video evidence of bear encounters submitted to the fledgling Northern Bear Report service so far, it has already become apparent that bear ... Read More »

West Nipissing Police Service weekly report (July 31 to Aug. 06)

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During the week of July 31st to August 06, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 205 calls for service. Among those were 33 Police Assistance calls, 14 9-1- 1 calls, 9 alarms, 9 Property Related calls, 8 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 8 Thefts, 3 Assaults, 2 Threats, 1 Break and Enter, 1 Fraud and 1 Impaired. On July 30th , a ... Read More »

Dining amidst the field crops

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Sophie Labelle, right, and Natasha Seguin show off some of Leisure Farms’ top quality local produce being featured at Sunday’s Feast on the Farm event.

STURGEON FALLS – If you’re looking for a unique dining opportunity with some culinary adventure you’ll find it all at West Nipissing’s Feast on the Farm on Aug. 9. “This is the first year we’re hosting this event and so far everyone seems to be really excited about it,” said Mitch Deschatelets of Leisure Farms, where the feast will be ... Read More »

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