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Markstay-Warren man wanted for assault, robbery

Sudbury Rainbow Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest of a man wanted for assault, robbery and other offences and known to reside in the Markstay-Warren area. Sudbury OPP say Tyler Parkin, 45, assaulted and stole from another person during an …

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West Nipissing Police Service weekly update (May 31 – June 5)

On May 31st 2017, with the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police, the West Nipissing Police Service executed a controlled drugs and substance act search warrant at a Quesnel Road residence in Sturgeon Falls. During the search police located and seized a large amount of cash, a substantial amount of …

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Brookings Blizzard name Moe Mantha new Head Coach/GM

The Brookings Blizzard, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are excited to announce Moe Mantha as their new Head Coach and General Manager. Mantha takes over for Dan Daikawa, who had been behind the Brookings bench for the past three seasons. At the conclusion of the 2016-17 …

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West Nip. man faces child porn charges

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, Technological Crime Unit and the West Nipissing Police Service have arrested and charged a West Nipissing man following an online undercover child pornography investigation. On May 23, police executed a search warrant at a West Nipissing residence. As a result …

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West Nipissing Police Service weekly update (May 5 – May 11)

Between May 5th and May 11th the West Nipissing Police Service logged 169 calls for service. Among those were 2 domestic disputes, 3 controlled drugs calls, 31 police assistance calls, and 7 theft complaints. On May 7th 2017, while on general patrol, police observed a known male individual walking away …

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Ontario Cutting Electricity Bills by 25 Per Cent

Province Introduces Legislation to Provide Lasting Relief for Households Across Province Ontario has introduced legislation that would, if passed, lower electricity bills by 25 per cent on average for all residential customers to provide significant rate relief and ensure greater fairness. The proposed Fair Hydro Act, 2017 would result in …

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Northern MPPs to form committee at Queen’s Park

TIMMINS – Members of the Ontario Legislature have unanimously endorsed a motion to create a committee of legislature comprised entirely of Northern MPPs. The Private Member’s motion was introduced last week by MPP John Vanthof (NDP — Timiskaming-Cochrane). “The purpose of this all-party Northern Ontario committee would be to ensure that any …

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Mitch Gagnon vs. Brett Johns added to UFC Fight Night 113 in Glasgow

The UFC’s event in Glasgow later this summer is starting to take shape. The promotion recently announced the addition of a bantamweight contest between veteran Mitch Gagnon and prospect Brett Johns to UFC Fight Night 113, which is set to take place on July 16 at The SSE Hydro in …

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Wynne budget disappoints Rural and Northern Ontario

The Wynne government released its latest budget on Thursday, and it is disappointing to say the least. The first thing that struck me was the Liberal Government’s continued refusal to stop the sale of Hydro One. Their reasoning is disturbingly clear: the Liberals are using the one-time proceeds from the …

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West Nipissing Celebrates job opportunities for youth and Grand Opening of new office

As part of the Government of Canada’s plan to strengthen the middle class and help those working hard to join it, West Nipissing youth are developing job skills and gaining hands-on work experience thanks to a new project “Impact 2017 & Beyond: Individuals Making Professions and Careers” supported by funding …

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