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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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15-year-old faces six charges

West Nipissing police initiated a short pursuit after observing a stolen vehicle Saturday. Police said a neighbouring police service advised West Nipissing police of the stolen vehicle possibly heading toward Sturgeon Falls on Highway 17. The pursuit ended when the vehicle collided with a cruiser. Read more here: http://www.nugget.ca/2016/10/16/15-year-old-faces-six-charges

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Even if northern Ontario separation is ‘nonsense,’ it may still need a new deal

As the province sees a resurgence in calls for northern independence, a new report says what the north really needs is better regional governance One thing David MacKinnon wants to be clear about: he doesn’t want his work being used to fan the flames of separatism. “I think it’s nonsense, …

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Some northern Ontario farms bringing in migrant Mexican workers

Only a fraction of the 18,000 migrant farm labourers who come to Canada work in the north It’s harvest time across Northern Ontario. And in a handful of fields, that work is being done by migrant farm labourers brought in from Mexico. Leisure Farms in Sturgeon Falls has been bringing in workers …

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$100,000 needed for repairs to Northern Secondary School

While the Near North District School Board could amalgamate or close schools under a new draft capital plan, it continues to spend millions on school maintenance. The Ministry of Education provides the board with $5 million annually to maintain its 41 schools. But more than $100 million in repairs is …

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West Nipissing Mayor calls fraud investigation a ‘difficult and challenging period’

That investigation led to the firing of two long-term employees and the launching of a civil suit against the contractor. West Nipissing Mayor Joanne Savage says charges laid against three men today by the OPP for fraud show the municipality is looking after the best interests of its citizens. The …

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