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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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West Nipissing Police Service weekly update (April 7 – April 13)

Between April 7th and April 13th the West Nipissing Police Service logged 140 calls for service. Among those were 1 assault, 3 break and enter complaints, 3 domestic disputes, 2 controlled drugs calls, 4 fraud complaints, 17 police assistance calls, and 2 theft complaints. On April 7th police were called …

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Northern Ontario Party taking steps to form riding associations

TIMMINS – After establishing its first riding association in Nipissing this week, the Northern Ontario Party’s next target is Timiskaming-Cochrane. “It’s already registered with Elections Ontario,” party leader Trevor Holliday said of the riding association for Timiskaming-Cochrane. “The Northern Ontario Heritage Party had somebody run in the 2014 election, and he actually …

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MP Serré promoted to Vice Chair of the National Rural Caucus

NICKEL BELT – MP Marc Serré was appointed as Vice Chair of the National Rural Liberal Caucus yesterday at the election held on Parliament Hill and he is thrilled to accept this new role! Serré looks forward to advocating on behalf of the many residents of rural Canada to ensure …

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Public consultation – April 11 2017

WE WANT YOUR INPUT Pursuant to the Police Services Act, the West Nipissing Police Services is in the process of preparing its Business Plan for the next three (3) years.  We wish to hear from the community to assist in preparing Goals and Objectives in certain areas.  Please attend one …

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