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Ontario Releases Safe and Sensible Framework To Manage Federal Legalization of Cannabis

Carefully Controlled With Strict Rules; LCBO to Oversee Stand-alone Cannabis Retail Stores In response to the federal government’s plan to legalize cannabis by July 2018, Ontario is committing to a safe and sensible framework to govern the lawful use and retail of recreational cannabis as a carefully controlled substance within …

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Construction underway on new Sacre Coeur church

STURGEON FALLS – Parishioners are finally convinced it’s going to happen. Construction of Sacre Coeur church in Sturgeon Falls is moving forward.The The groundbreaking ceremony took place Thursday at noon and was witnessed by more than 75 people, including community leaders, parishioners and media. Parishioners have been attending mass in …

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Better community infrastructure in store for West Nipissing residents

NICKEL BELT/GREATER SUDBURY, August 21, 2017— The governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to better community services and modern and up-to-date community infrastructure that meet their needs. These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, …

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West Nipissing Police Service weekly update (August 11 – August 17)

Between August 11th and 17th, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 172 calls for service. Among those were 1 Break and Enter call, 3 Harassment complaints, 1 Impaired complaint, 2 Mischief calls, 1 controlled drugs and substance call, 40 police assistance calls, and 4 theft complaints. On August 13th a …

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Better community infrastructure in store for St.-Charles residents

NICKEL BELT/GREATER SUDBURY, August 10, 2017— The governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to better community services and modern and up-to-date community infrastructure that meet their needs. These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, …

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‘This closure is going to have a huge impact on Sturgeon Falls and the businesses in the community’

Seasonal campers at Dutrisac Cottages and Campground were given eviction notices Monday afternoon. Campground owner Mike Stevens held an emergency meeting with his campers at the popular Sturgeon Falls park to inform them of the pending closure. “My health is the No. 1 reason why I’ve decided to close the …

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Statement from Attorney General on Final Report of the Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission

  Attorney General Yasir Naqvi released the following statement in response to the final report of the Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission: “I would like to thank the Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission for its work to ensure the voices of people living in Ontario’s north continue to be heard in the …

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Nipissing First Nation Awarded Bid to House Kinoomaadziwin Education Body

GARDEN VILLAGE – July 21, 2017 – Nipissing First Nation is pleased to announce that our bid to house the Kinoomaadziwin Education Body within our territory was successful. We will be providing space within one of our existing facilities for 3 to 5 staff initially until construction of a dedicated …

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Verner standoff has long, bizarre history

Man at centre of dispute wrote hit song for April Wine; once sued government for $28M The standoff between a man and police in Verner came to an end around 5 p.m., West Nipissing Police said late Tuesday. Two people have been arrested, a man and a woman. The man …

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Police on scene, man barricaded inside home

A man in Verner has barricaded himself inside his home and two police agencies are on scene. Police officials say officers were called in Monday to assist a process-server trying to serve papers to a residence in Verner on Highway 64, south of Highway 17. Problems arose and local police …

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