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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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West Nipissing Police say sleep aids found in Halloween bag

A sample pack of over-the-counter sleep aids were found in one Halloween bag last night in Sturgeon Falls. West Nipissing Police Chief Chuck Seguin says the origin of the package is unknown but it could have been picked up somewhere south of Front Street. Seguin says the call came in …

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Cash and $20,000 of Drugs Seized

Drug Seizure At approximately 12:15am, October 28th , officers from the West Nipissing Police Service executed a Controlled Drugs and Substance Act search warrant at a Third Street residence in Sturgeon Falls. During a search of the residence police located and seized in excess of 200 grams of suspected cocaine, …

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Chief calls removal of ‘Braves’ head at Northern Secondary in line with TRC Calls to Action

WEST NIPISSING—Nipissing First Nation Chief Scott McLeod has given his support for the removal of the ‘Braves’ head at Northern Secondary School. Unlike controversies playing out over Indigenous emblems, the Northern Braves’ was created by former student, Terry Dokis, and used since 1971.  The emblem appeared on sports jerseys and …

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Northern Ontario fishing dispute could lead to big changes for Indigenous rights

Hunters and Gatherers is series looking at hunting and fishing in northern Ontario, how Indigenous rights can divide people, how some northerners find ways to share the resources and what sharing the land means for reconciliation. A case making its way through the courts in northern Ontario could have big implications for …

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OPP quote due shortly, vote by the end of next month

West Nipissing council is taking another look at the costs associated with replacing its municipal police service with the Ontario Provincial Police. Jay Barbeau, West Nipissing’s chief administrative officer, said the OPP’s costing proposal is expected to be presented to council shortly. And, he said, a decision could be made …

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Ontario Collecting Data on Walleye Fishery

Ontario, in partnership with Nipissing First Nation, will be conducting research and data collection on Lake Nipissing again this fall. Nets will be placed in the water during the month of October. This annual project, now in its 20th year, will allow for the collection of important information to help the …

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