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Verner standoff has long, bizarre history

Man at centre of dispute wrote hit song for April Wine; once sued government for $28M The standoff between a man and police in Verner came to an end around 5 p.m., West Nipissing Police said late Tuesday. Two people have been arrested, a man and a woman. The man …

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Ontario Seeking Public Input on Federal Plan to Legalize Cannabis

Province to Prioritize Public Health, Road Safety and Harm Prevention The province is asking for your thoughts on how Ontario should approach cannabis legalization in a way that protects youth, prevents harm and ensures that Ontario’s roads continue to be among the safest in North America. In April 2017, the …

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Statement from Chief McLeod on Canada 150

A message to non-Indigenous Canadians In a couple of days, millions of people across this country will celebrate Canada 150. But many Indigenous leaders and citizens won’t, and I stand with them. Before I explain the reasons why, I want to start by saying that this isn’t about making non-Indigenous …

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Ontario Passes Legislation to Lower Electricity Bills by 25 Per Cent

Ontario passed legislation today that will lower electricity bills by 25 per cent on average for all residential customers to provide significant rate relief and ensure greater fairness. The Fair Hydro Act, 2017 reduces electricity bills for all residential consumers and as many as half a million small businesses and …

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Latest walleye study ‘a colossal waste of time’ says NFN Chief

Nipissing First Nation Chief Scott McLeod isn’t impressed with the latest study on the state of the walleye fishery in Lake Nipissing. “To me, it was a colossal waste of time, that’s my opinion,” McLeod told BayToday during a telephone interview this morning. “I lost confidence, not necessarily of her, …

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COLLISION RESULTS IN INJURIES TO ATV DRIVER

An 83-year-old Sturgeon Falls man is in hospital in Sudbury as a result of a collision which occurred at the corner of Arthur Street and Queen Street in Sturgeon Falls yesterday at approximately 3:24 p.m. The injured man was operating an off-road vehicle and was travelling southbound on Arthur Street …

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Ontario and Nipissing First Nation Continuing Collaboration on Walleye Fisheries Management

Ontario and Nipissing First Nation (NFN) are continuing to work together on sustainable management of Lake Nipissing fisheries and local walleye population recovery. The province and NFN are marking the first anniversary of the Lake Nipissing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which was established in 2016 to support collaboration on fisheries …

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Sturgeon Falls Home Invasion

At approximately 4:00am April 27 th the West Nipissing Police Service responded to a complaint of a disturbance at a John Street residence in Sturgeon Falls. Police attended the residence and began their investigation at which time officers discovered that one resident had been attacked in his home. Police learned …

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Ontario to launch basic income test this spring in Hamilton, Lindsay, Thunder Bay. $17,000 per year.

Ontario is launching a basic income pilot project this spring, aimed at providing financial stability for low-income residents in a time of precarious work and a changing economy. Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the details of the province’s three-year basic income project during a speech in Hamilton Monday. “The project will …

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