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Northern Ontario fishing dispute could lead to big changes for Indigenous rights

Hunters and Gatherers is series looking at hunting and fishing in northern Ontario, how Indigenous rights can divide people, how some northerners find ways to share the resources and what sharing the land means for reconciliation. A case making its way through the courts in northern Ontario could have big implications for …

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OPP quote due shortly, vote by the end of next month

West Nipissing council is taking another look at the costs associated with replacing its municipal police service with the Ontario Provincial Police. Jay Barbeau, West Nipissing’s chief administrative officer, said the OPP’s costing proposal is expected to be presented to council shortly. And, he said, a decision could be made …

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Ontario Collecting Data on Walleye Fishery

Ontario, in partnership with Nipissing First Nation, will be conducting research and data collection on Lake Nipissing again this fall. Nets will be placed in the water during the month of October. This annual project, now in its 20th year, will allow for the collection of important information to help the …

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Nipissing Warriors headed to Hockey Hall of Fame

NIPISSING FIRST NATION – The Nipissing Warriors are having another wave of fame. They were an all-Anishinaabe team playing in the Industrial League in the 1960s and early 1970s. In their first year, they won the league championship, packing the Sturgeon Falls Arena. In the Inter-Reserve Hockey League, they won …

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Mother desperate for news of daughter after Hurricane Maria strikes Caribbean islands

A mother from Sturgeon Falls, Ont. desperately awaits news on her daughter and family, who faced a Category 5 hurricane that wreaked havoc through the small island of Dominica. Just hours before Hurricane Maria struck, hunkered between mattresses, Sara Ouellette Subero listened anxiously to the rumbling noise outside the walls …

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Construction underway on new Sacre Coeur church

STURGEON FALLS – Parishioners are finally convinced it’s going to happen. Construction of Sacre Coeur church in Sturgeon Falls is moving forward.The The groundbreaking ceremony took place Thursday at noon and was witnessed by more than 75 people, including community leaders, parishioners and media. Parishioners have been attending mass in …

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Better community infrastructure in store for West Nipissing residents

NICKEL BELT/GREATER SUDBURY, August 21, 2017— The governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to better community services and modern and up-to-date community infrastructure that meet their needs. These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, …

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West Nipissing Police Service weekly update (August 11 – August 17)

Between August 11th and 17th, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 172 calls for service. Among those were 1 Break and Enter call, 3 Harassment complaints, 1 Impaired complaint, 2 Mischief calls, 1 controlled drugs and substance call, 40 police assistance calls, and 4 theft complaints. On August 13th a …

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Better community infrastructure in store for St.-Charles residents

NICKEL BELT/GREATER SUDBURY, August 10, 2017— The governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to better community services and modern and up-to-date community infrastructure that meet their needs. These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, …

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‘This closure is going to have a huge impact on Sturgeon Falls and the businesses in the community’

Seasonal campers at Dutrisac Cottages and Campground were given eviction notices Monday afternoon. Campground owner Mike Stevens held an emergency meeting with his campers at the popular Sturgeon Falls park to inform them of the pending closure. “My health is the No. 1 reason why I’ve decided to close the …

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