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Alleged drug traffickers arrested, charged in northeastern Ontario: OPP

A drug bust that recovered over $100,000 in cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamines has resulted in charges against four people in northeastern Ontario, according to Ontario Provincial Police. The six month investigation centred around the communities of Thorne and Sturgeon Falls, in the North Bay area, according to a media release …

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Gagnon ready for December return

A lot has changed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship since Mitch Gagnon last stepped foot in the octagon nearly two years ago. For starters, Gagnon, who was ranked as the No. 14 bantamweight in the UFC’s rankings prior to his last fight, versus the No. 1-ranked Renan Barao, is no …

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Independent Expert Panel Completes Lake Nipissing Fisheries Review

An independent panel of expert scientists has found Ontario’s current fisheries monitoring and recovery practices to be the best option to stabilize and recover the walleye fishery. In April 2016, the province commissioned an internationally-recognized group of scientists to review walleye management practices on Lake Nipissing. The independent panel has …

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‘I’m the only person who is really exonerated,’ investigated councillor says

An investigation into who leaked confidential municipal information was the subject of an explosive city council meeting this week. Integrity commissioner George Rust-D’Eye’s six-page report, titled Leaked Documents, was publicly released to council, causing heated exchanges between Coun. Gilles Tessier and Mayor Joanne Savage and Tessier and Coun. Jamie Restoule. …

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Sturgeon Falls native could be imprisoned indefinitely

A man with a long and violent history who could be imprisoned indefinitely refused to attend his bail review court session Thursday. Gilles St. Denis is facing a long jail term for robbing a Sudbury grocery store in 2012 and stabbing a man who tried to intervene. Prosecutors, however, are …

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MP Marc Serré commemorates the contributions and sacrifices of Canadians on Remembrance Day in Field

Marc Serré, MP for Nickel Belt will attend the Remembrance Day Parade and Service on Thursday, November 10th to honour local residents who gave their lives in service, Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces members who continue to serve our country. Location: Field Parish Hall 13643 Hwy 64 Field, ON Date: …

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Additional Break and Enter Suspect Charged

On November 1st, the West Nipissing Police Service arrested one more adult male in connection to recent break and enters in the Sturgeon Falls area. The male was taken into custody at approximately 11:00 pm after exiting a local convenience store. On October 30th, culprits broke into the Municipal Recreational …

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West Nipissing Police Catch B & E Suspects

On October 30th the West Nipissing Police Service responded to a complaint of a Break and Enter at the municipal community complex. A municipal employee reporting for work discovered that the building had been entered and contacted the police immediately. Officers responded to the complaint and discovered that the culprits …

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Mitch Gagnon Meets Matthew Lopez At UFC 206

Mitch Gagnon will get to compete in his home country, as he takes on Matthew Lopez at UFC 206. Set for December 10 from Toronto, the card features Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson for the light heavyweight title. Gagnon (12-3) has not fought in almost two years due to injuries, …

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Dionne quint penniless, 18 years after Ontario settled with 3 sisters for $4 million

When three surviving Dionne quintuplets won a $4-million settlement from the Ontario government in 1998, Cécile Dionne never dreamed she would end up penniless, in a shabby seniors’ home in Montreal North, living as a ward of the state. Now 82, Cécile — one of five siblings whose amazing survival …

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