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West Nipissing Police Service weekly update (January 07 – January 13)

Between January 7 st and January 13th, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 134calls for service. Among those were 14 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 19 police assistance calls, 3 thefts, 2 unwanted persons complaints, and 1domestic dispute. On January 9 st, the West Nipissing Police Service responded to a Main street …

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West Nipissing Police Service weekly update (January 01 – January 06)

Between January 1 st and January 6th, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 107 calls for service. Among those were 28 police assistance calls, 4 thefts, 1assault, 2 Impaired Operation of a motor vehicle complaints, 3 fraud complaints, 3domestic disputes and 1 break and enter and three thefts. On January …

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MPP John Vanthof – 2016 Year End Report

As each year draws to a close, we often take the time to reflect on the past year’s important milestones. As your Provincial representative at Queen’s Park, it has been a tumultuous and frustrating legislative session. The soaring cost of electricity has been the main focus of discussion and debate …

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With camp done, Gagnon ready to fight

Local mixed martial artist Mitch Gagnon is just days away from his return to the UFC Octagon after being sidelined for nearly two years because of a blown ACL. “Now, I’m doing media stuff, photo shoots, and whatever the UFC is asking of me,” said Gagnon, 32, a native of …

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MPP, chief hail riding amendment

The wheels of change in government rarely turn quickly, so it’s not surprising Nickel Belt at MPP France Gelinas was walking on air Monday night. The New Democrat was celebrating a vote by members of Ontario’s general government committee to pass an amendment she introduced. She wanted Bill 45, the …

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Empowering Canadians in Nickel Belt to Have Their Say About Our Democracy

NICKEL BELT – December 5, 2016 – The Government of Canada wants to hear from as many Canadians as possible in a national conversation about electoral reform. Today, Marc Serré, MP for Nickel Belt encouraged Canadians to visit MyDemocracy.ca, an interactive and engaging digital platform that will help Canadians explore …

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TEXT 9-1-1 IN WEST NIPISSING

In April of 2016, West Nipissing joined a number of Canadian Municipalities to ensure that the Deaf, Deafened, Hard of hearing and Speech Impaired (DHHSI) community had access to 9-1-1 services through text messaging.  December 1st is T9-1-1 Awareness Day and we again would like to ensure that those who …

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Alleged drug traffickers arrested, charged in northeastern Ontario: OPP

A drug bust that recovered over $100,000 in cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamines has resulted in charges against four people in northeastern Ontario, according to Ontario Provincial Police. The six month investigation centred around the communities of Thorne and Sturgeon Falls, in the North Bay area, according to a media release …

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Gagnon ready for December return

A lot has changed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship since Mitch Gagnon last stepped foot in the octagon nearly two years ago. For starters, Gagnon, who was ranked as the No. 14 bantamweight in the UFC’s rankings prior to his last fight, versus the No. 1-ranked Renan Barao, is no …

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Independent Expert Panel Completes Lake Nipissing Fisheries Review

An independent panel of expert scientists has found Ontario’s current fisheries monitoring and recovery practices to be the best option to stabilize and recover the walleye fishery. In April 2016, the province commissioned an internationally-recognized group of scientists to review walleye management practices on Lake Nipissing. The independent panel has …

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