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Help pouring in for Sturgeon fire victims

It’s overwhelming how much generosity has been coming in.” A spokesman for a church spearheading a relief effort for burned out victims of Thursday’s downtown Sturgeon Falls fire says he’s “overwhelmed” by the generosity of local residents. Church member Carl Folsom is organizing the effort from the Sturgeon Falls Pentecostal Church. He’s …

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West Nipissing Police Service weekly update (June 29 – July 06)

Between June 29th and July 6th, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 238 calls for service. Among those were 2 Break and Enter, 3 Domestic Disputes, 4 Fraud, 3 Mischief, 10 Motor vehicle collisions, and 3 Thefts. On July 2nd a Clark Street resident contacted the policed to report a …

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MP Serré to represent Canadian Section in Washington

MP Marc Serré travels to Washington, D.C. to represent Canadian section at 55th annual Canada—United States Inter-Parliamentary Group Meeting as a member of the Canadian delegation Nickel Belt – MP Serré looks forward to participating in this inaugural time-honoured meeting with our American neighbours. Serré believes it is an opportunity …

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Mitch Gagnon Plans to Return By the End of the Year

Mitch Gagnon spoke with MMAjunkie about his return from injury and more. Some highlights are below: On the timeframe for his return: “I just started to get back in the swing of things, and I plan on being back in there by the end of the year.” On tearing his …

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Local homeless numbers revealed

And while the count was geographically limited to North Bay, the number of absolute homeless increases when considering other women’s shelters in the neighboring communities of Nipissing First Nation, Sturgeon Falls, and Mattawa. A local homeless count in February shows that 30 people were absolutely homeless in North Bay on Feb. 25 – …

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Local team earns the cash in Cache Bay

A little local knowledge went a long way at the Sturgeon Falls Rod and Gun Club’s 34th annual Pike Tournament, held Saturday on Lake Nipissing’s Cache Bay. A local team of Sturgeon Falls anglers Richard Trottier and Larry Masales beat out 206 other teams to win $12,000 cash after measuring …

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Provincial Parks Free of Charge on July 15

Ontario Participating in Healthy Parks Healthy People Movement Ontario’s provincial parks will be open to the public free of charge on July 15 this year for all day-use visitors, as part of the world-wide Healthy Parks Healthy People movement. Started in Australia, Healthy Parks Healthy People reinforces and encourages the …

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Cache Bay tournament offers big cash

It is the biggest northern pike tournament in Northern Ontario and one of the biggest in the province, and fittingly offers a prize package in line with the numbers. The Sturgeon Falls Rod and Gun Club’s annual tournament on Lake Nipissing’s Cache Bay draws pike anglers from across the North …

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Sturgeon Falls mayor defends CAO, council

The CAO of West Nipissing did not act alone without council’s approval in a controversy that has gripped the community, according to West Nipissing Mayor Joanne Savage. In a statement released Friday, Savage sought to correct “certain misconceptions that seem to be taking hold by some” after two employees of …

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Contact Nord online learning centre serving residents in Sturgeon Falls

Residents in Sturgeon Falls are able to get a degree, diploma or certificate or upgrade their skills through online learning without having to leave the community. Through Contact North | Contact Nord, Ontario’s distance education and training network, residents have access to online programs and online courses available from Ontario’s 24 public colleges, 22 …

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