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CANADIAN TIRE AND POLICE PARTNERS FOR YOUTH

Canadian Tire and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police have partnered up in supporting youth through the Jumpstart program. Locally, the Jumpstart program has been in place since 2005, and has helped 891 local youths with more than $117,000. The need is growing fast as the program continues to …

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Pot dispensary on Wahnapitae FN selling to recreational users

With formal legalization still several months away, a Sudbury area man has gotten a head start, operating a marijuana dispensary on Wahnapitae First Nation near Capreol. Chadwick Mcgregor says he and his girlfriend bought an office trailer and opened First Nations Medicinal in September. Business has been brisk, he said. They sell …

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West Nipissing Police say sleep aids found in Halloween bag

A sample pack of over-the-counter sleep aids were found in one Halloween bag last night in Sturgeon Falls. West Nipissing Police Chief Chuck Seguin says the origin of the package is unknown but it could have been picked up somewhere south of Front Street. Seguin says the call came in …

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Chief calls removal of ‘Braves’ head at Northern Secondary in line with TRC Calls to Action

WEST NIPISSING—Nipissing First Nation Chief Scott McLeod has given his support for the removal of the ‘Braves’ head at Northern Secondary School. Unlike controversies playing out over Indigenous emblems, the Northern Braves’ was created by former student, Terry Dokis, and used since 1971.  The emblem appeared on sports jerseys and …

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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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