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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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North Bay Conservation Officer Recognized for Excellence

Tim Rochette, a provincial investigator with the Special Investigations Services Unit, has been named the Ontario Conservation Officer of the Year for 2017. Rochette has demonstrated his strong commitment to protecting natural resources, ensuring public safety, and mentoring fellow officers through his years of outstanding service and extensive community involvement. …

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Ontario Seeking Public Input on Federal Plan to Legalize Cannabis

Province to Prioritize Public Health, Road Safety and Harm Prevention The province is asking for your thoughts on how Ontario should approach cannabis legalization in a way that protects youth, prevents harm and ensures that Ontario’s roads continue to be among the safest in North America. In April 2017, the …

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PASCAL: Guenette leaps to Leadville

It’s a long, long way from the tiny skate parks of Sturgeon Falls to the heights of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Yet that is exactly the voyage that Paul Guenette will undertake later this summer when he competes at the Leadville 100. It was not at all the vision …

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West Nipissing Police Service weekly update (June 23 – June 29)

Between June 23th and June 29nd, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 179 calls for service. Among those were 1 Assault complaints, 2 Domestic Disturbance call, 1 Break and Enter call, 2 Mischief complaints, 1 controlled drugs and substance call, 32 police assistance calls, and 6 theft complaints. On June …

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