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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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Sturgeon Falls native could be imprisoned indefinitely

A man with a long and violent history who could be imprisoned indefinitely refused to attend his bail review court session Thursday. Gilles St. Denis is facing a long jail term for robbing a Sudbury grocery store in 2012 and stabbing a man who tried to intervene. Prosecutors, however, are …

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MP Marc Serré commemorates the contributions and sacrifices of Canadians on Remembrance Day in Field

Marc Serré, MP for Nickel Belt will attend the Remembrance Day Parade and Service on Thursday, November 10th to honour local residents who gave their lives in service, Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces members who continue to serve our country. Location: Field Parish Hall 13643 Hwy 64 Field, ON Date: …

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Mitch Gagnon Meets Matthew Lopez At UFC 206

Mitch Gagnon will get to compete in his home country, as he takes on Matthew Lopez at UFC 206. Set for December 10 from Toronto, the card features Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson for the light heavyweight title. Gagnon (12-3) has not fought in almost two years due to injuries, …

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Dionne quint penniless, 18 years after Ontario settled with 3 sisters for $4 million

When three surviving Dionne quintuplets won a $4-million settlement from the Ontario government in 1998, Cécile Dionne never dreamed she would end up penniless, in a shabby seniors’ home in Montreal North, living as a ward of the state. Now 82, Cécile — one of five siblings whose amazing survival …

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Ontario to Introduce Bill to Modernize Elections

Measures Include New Vote-Counting Technology and Enhanced Youth Engagement Ontario intends to make it easier to vote and engage more people in the democratic process, including youth. Today Ontario will introduce the Election Statute Law Amendment Act that would, if passed, implement a number of recommendations made by Ontario’s Chief …

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