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Ontario and Nipissing First Nation Continuing Collaboration on Walleye Fisheries Management

Ontario and Nipissing First Nation (NFN) are continuing to work together on sustainable management of Lake Nipissing fisheries and local walleye population recovery. The province and NFN are marking the first anniversary of the Lake Nipissing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which was established in 2016 to support collaboration on fisheries …

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West Nipissing Police Service weekly update (May 5 – May 11)

Between May 5th and May 11th the West Nipissing Police Service logged 169 calls for service. Among those were 2 domestic disputes, 3 controlled drugs calls, 31 police assistance calls, and 7 theft complaints. On May 7th 2017, while on general patrol, police observed a known male individual walking away …

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Ontario Cutting Electricity Bills by 25 Per Cent

Province Introduces Legislation to Provide Lasting Relief for Households Across Province Ontario has introduced legislation that would, if passed, lower electricity bills by 25 per cent on average for all residential customers to provide significant rate relief and ensure greater fairness. The proposed Fair Hydro Act, 2017 would result in …

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Northern MPPs to form committee at Queen’s Park

TIMMINS – Members of the Ontario Legislature have unanimously endorsed a motion to create a committee of legislature comprised entirely of Northern MPPs. The Private Member’s motion was introduced last week by MPP John Vanthof (NDP — Timiskaming-Cochrane). “The purpose of this all-party Northern Ontario committee would be to ensure that any …

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Mitch Gagnon vs. Brett Johns added to UFC Fight Night 113 in Glasgow

The UFC’s event in Glasgow later this summer is starting to take shape. The promotion recently announced the addition of a bantamweight contest between veteran Mitch Gagnon and prospect Brett Johns to UFC Fight Night 113, which is set to take place on July 16 at The SSE Hydro in …

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Wynne budget disappoints Rural and Northern Ontario

The Wynne government released its latest budget on Thursday, and it is disappointing to say the least. The first thing that struck me was the Liberal Government’s continued refusal to stop the sale of Hydro One. Their reasoning is disturbingly clear: the Liberals are using the one-time proceeds from the …

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Sturgeon Falls Home Invasion

At approximately 4:00am April 27 th the West Nipissing Police Service responded to a complaint of a disturbance at a John Street residence in Sturgeon Falls. Police attended the residence and began their investigation at which time officers discovered that one resident had been attacked in his home. Police learned …

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Ontario to launch basic income test this spring in Hamilton, Lindsay, Thunder Bay. $17,000 per year.

Ontario is launching a basic income pilot project this spring, aimed at providing financial stability for low-income residents in a time of precarious work and a changing economy. Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the details of the province’s three-year basic income project during a speech in Hamilton Monday. “The project will …

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Northern Ontario Party organized in riding

KIRKLAND LAKE – The Northern Ontario Party made history in the riding of Timiskaming-Cochrane, Saturday as the fledgling party elected it first local official riding association. On Saturday, the party met for the first time in Kirkland Lake and out of that came not only the election of its first …

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