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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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Nipissing Warriors headed to Hockey Hall of Fame

NIPISSING FIRST NATION – The Nipissing Warriors are having another wave of fame. They were an all-Anishinaabe team playing in the Industrial League in the 1960s and early 1970s. In their first year, they won the league championship, packing the Sturgeon Falls Arena. In the Inter-Reserve Hockey League, they won …

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The many perspectives of the Lake Nipissing pickerel dispute

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. No matter which of its shores you live by and whether or not your …

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Mother desperate for news of daughter after Hurricane Maria strikes Caribbean islands

A mother from Sturgeon Falls, Ont. desperately awaits news on her daughter and family, who faced a Category 5 hurricane that wreaked havoc through the small island of Dominica. Just hours before Hurricane Maria struck, hunkered between mattresses, Sara Ouellette Subero listened anxiously to the rumbling noise outside the walls …

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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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