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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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Three charged in West Nip case

Members of the Anti-Rackets Branch of the Ontario Provincial Police have charged three people with several criminal offences following an investigation of allegations of financial irregularities involving the Municipality of West Nipissing. In late January 2016, the OPP accepted a formal request from the Chief of West Nipissing Police Service …

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West Nipissing Police Service weekly update (July 30 – August 04)

Between July 30 th and August 4 th , the West Nipissing Police Service logged 163 calls for service. Among those were 3 assaults, 10 theft, 4 Motor vehicle collisions, and 1 break and enter. On July 30 th an Arthur Street resident contacted the police to report that he was the victim …

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TV series to film in Sturgeon Falls

Will the teams be able to recognize the truth from false, and trust the “correct” twin? Or will they lose precious time being sent in the wrong direction? Balestra Productions will be in Sudbury and in Sturgeon Falls on August 10 and 11 to film two episodes for their fourth …

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Replacement offered free of charge by complete stranger

  George Savage has a renewed sense of hope that there are good people in this world. The 61-year-old Sturgeon Falls man had his mobility scooter stolen last weekend while he was playing cards at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Sturgeon Falls. Savage said the scooter was his only …

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Municipality Responds to Allegation of “Illegal Meeting”

WEST NIPISSING, ON – The Municipality of West Nipissing held a special meeting of Council at 6:30 p.m. on July 21st, 2016. There was one resolution on the agenda to award contracts for the supply and delivery of granular material for the refurbishment of specific gravel roads at various locations …

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