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Champlain Motel ruled uninhabitable, 10 to 12 people displaced

As many as a dozen people in West Nipissing have been displaced after municipal officials ordered the Champlain Motel be vacated. Jay Barbeau, West Nipissing’s chief administrative officer, said the building was order vacated due to its condition after officials conducted an onsite investigation Wednesday. He said social services agencies, …

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Gold explorer takes fresh look at an old mine north of Sturgeon Falls

A Toronto gold explorer believes there are more ounces to be found at a former mine property in the Sudbury mining district. Conquest Resources announced Dec. 7 that it has acquired the former Golden Rose gold mine at Emerald Lake, an 85-kilometre drive north from Sturgeon Falls. The company said it …

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MP Serré spreading Christmas cheer throughout Nickel Belt

  MP Marc Serré is proud to keep Raymond Bonin’s tradition alive by waving at motorists and wishing them a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. NICKEL BELT/GREATER SUDBURY – Constituents of Nickel Belt-Greater Sudbury can expect warm Christmas Greetings this time of year as MP Serré waves to constituents driving …

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The Ontario Provincial Police will take over policing of West Nipissing

West Nipissing council voted 6-3 Tuesday night to accept the OPP proposal that will see the West Nipissing Police Service disbanded. Three members of council had sought a referendum on the issue, but were overruled by the majority. Mayor Joanne Savage, at Tuesday night’s meeting, pushed for more time to …

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COMMUNITY POLICING SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED!!

PRESS RELEASE The West Nipissing Police Services Board engaged a research group, Oraclepoll Research to poll the residents of West Nipissing with respect to the police costing process. The report was  presented to Municipal Council on December 5th 2017. In summary, survey results reveal mixed opinions from residents. While a …

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Cannabis Taxation – Letter to the Editor

As you are aware, our Government has developed an approach to legalizing, taxing, regulating and restricting access to cannabis that aims to keep it out of the hands of kids and keep profits out of the hands of criminals. That is why, after extensive consultation with the provinces and territories, …

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CANADIAN TIRE AND POLICE PARTNERS FOR YOUTH

Canadian Tire and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police have partnered up in supporting youth through the Jumpstart program. Locally, the Jumpstart program has been in place since 2005, and has helped 891 local youths with more than $117,000. The need is growing fast as the program continues to …

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MURDER CHARGE LAID IN DEATH INVESTIGATION

STURGEON FALLS, ONTARIO – The West Nipissing Police Service has charged a 52- year-old Sturgeon Falls man with one count of first degree murder. Marc Pierre Gauthier made a brief court appearance late yesterday afternoon in North Bay and the case has been put over to November 28th 2017. He …

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WEST NIPISSING POLICE INVESTIGATING DEATH

STURGEON FALLS, ONTARIO – The West Nipissing Police Service is currently investigating the death of a 39-year-old woman. The investigation is criminal in nature and the death is being treated as suspicious. Shortly after 11:30 p.m. on November 14th 2017, officers from the WNPS responded to a disturbance call at …

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Pot dispensary on Wahnapitae FN selling to recreational users

With formal legalization still several months away, a Sudbury area man has gotten a head start, operating a marijuana dispensary on Wahnapitae First Nation near Capreol. Chadwick Mcgregor says he and his girlfriend bought an office trailer and opened First Nations Medicinal in September. Business has been brisk, he said. They sell …

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