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Mitch Gagnon: Ready for his Closeup!


After dispatching Roman Salazar in a little over two minutes on October 4, Mitch Gagnon had four consecutive wins and said goodbye to the injury woes that kept him from building any momentum in the competitive bantamweight division. Not surprisingly, the Ontario native saw bright days ahead and some big things coming, like a top 15 ranking. Yet while he ... Read More »

West Nipissing Police Service Friday Update (Dec 12-18)

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During the week of December 12th to December 18th, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 185 calls for service.  Among those were 41 9-1-1 calls, 32 Police Assistance calls, 2 Family Disputes, 2 Frauds, 2 Harassment calls, 1 Mischief, 1 Noise Complaint, 1 Theft and 1 Unwanted Person On December 9th, the West Nipissing Police Service received a call from ... Read More »

Mitch Gagnon sure about Brazil heel status, but not so much about Renan Barao

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Unlike some UFC fighters who bemoan bookings in Brazil, bantamweight Mitch Gagnon is happy to make the long flight from his native Canada to South America. “The chants and the hardcore fans – I can’t wait to be there and be a part of it,” Gagnon told MMAjunkie Radio. Of course, those chants won’t be friendly. Brazilian MMA fans made famous ... Read More »

West Nipissing Police Service Friday Update (Dec. 5-11)

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During the week of December 5th to December 11th, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 205 calls for service.  Among those were 48 9-1-1 calls, 26 Police Assistance calls, 3 Thefts, 2 Breach of Probation, 1 Assault, 1 Fraud, 1 Impaired, 1 Threat and 1 Warrant. On December 5th, at approx. midnight, WNPS offices were on general patrol when they ... Read More »

Local moms unite to help other’s kids

Gifts destined for kids under the care of the Children's Aid Society fill the basement of Amanda Warrell. Submitted photo.

Moms are especially busy around Christmas time, but when you combine that nurturing nature and social media, you’ve got a perfect formula for the spirit of giving. That’s exactly what happened in the North Bay area. A Facebook group called “Everything Mom and Baby North Bay” used the power of the internet to give kids under care of the Children’s Aid ... Read More »

Christmas parade a two-hour spectacle


STURGEON FALLS – Breathtaking. That’s the word Charlie Lang is using to describe this year’s Parade of Lights on Dec. 5. “There were so many floats, so many beautiful lights and so many people,” he said. “There’s just no other word for it but breathtaking.” The parade has been an annual event in West Nipissing for almost 20 years, and ... Read More »

West Nipissing Police Service Friday Update (Nov 28-Dec 04)

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During the week of November 28th to December 04, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 171 calls for service.  Among those were 37 9-1-1 calls, 17 Police Assistance calls, 4 Thefts, 4 Frauds, 2 Mischief calls, 2 Alarms, 1 Assault and 1 Domestic Dispute On November 27th, a call was received from the Champlain Motel requesting police to attend regarding ... Read More »

West Nipissing Police Service Friday Update (Nov 28)

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During the week of November 21 to November 27, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 201 calls for service. Among those were 35 9-1-1 calls, 24 Police Assistance calls, 19 Traffic Enforcement calls, 8 Alarms, 5 Thefts, 3 Threats, 2 Impaired calls, 2 Noise Complaints, 1 Drug Offence and 1 Fraud. On November 22nd, police were dispatched to a suspected ... Read More »


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SEARCH EFFORTS EXHAUSTED Over the past three days, the ongoing search for the body of Dylan McManaman in the Sturgeon River has brought no favourable results. Over 6 km of the river and areas of Minnehaha Bay were searched using sonar on Friday and Saturday. Today, divers were in the water focusing on areas where the sonar scan could not ... Read More »

Tariff cards now mandatory in taxi cabs

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Patricia Deforge and driver Kathy Saumure

WEST NIPISSING – Council has taken the guess work out of hiring a cab. Tariff cards have been placed in all cabs operating in West Nipissing after council passed an amendment to the municipality’s taxi bylaws. “This has been a really good move,” said Patricia Deforge co-owner of Le Taxi in Sturgeon Falls. “This should prevent any further complaints about ... Read More »

Rogers restores blacked-out Habs games for northern Ontario fans

A Northern Ontario MP has successfully lobbied the National Hockey League so his constituents can watch Montreal Canadiens games in French. (Winslow Townson/The Associated Press)

Fans of the Montreal Canadiens in northern Ontario have a member of parliament to thank for being able to watch their team on TV. Many fans discovered this season that, under the new TV agreement with Rogers, Montreal games in French were blacked out. They called Nickel Belt MP Claude Gravelle, who has now straightened out the problem with the ... Read More »

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