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OFFICERS RESPOND TO ALARM AND ARREST MADE

On Thursday December 29th 2016, officers from the West Nipissing Police Service responded to an alarm at approximately 11:35 p.m.at the municipal building at Minnehaha Bay in Sturgeon Falls. Upon arrival, they discovered a door ajar and footprints leading away from the building. Entry had been gained to the premises …

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MPP John Vanthof – 2016 Year End Report

As each year draws to a close, we often take the time to reflect on the past year’s important milestones. As your Provincial representative at Queen’s Park, it has been a tumultuous and frustrating legislative session. The soaring cost of electricity has been the main focus of discussion and debate …

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With camp done, Gagnon ready to fight

Local mixed martial artist Mitch Gagnon is just days away from his return to the UFC Octagon after being sidelined for nearly two years because of a blown ACL. “Now, I’m doing media stuff, photo shoots, and whatever the UFC is asking of me,” said Gagnon, 32, a native of …

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MPP, chief hail riding amendment

The wheels of change in government rarely turn quickly, so it’s not surprising Nickel Belt at MPP France Gelinas was walking on air Monday night. The New Democrat was celebrating a vote by members of Ontario’s general government committee to pass an amendment she introduced. She wanted Bill 45, the …

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Empowering Canadians in Nickel Belt to Have Their Say About Our Democracy

NICKEL BELT – December 5, 2016 – The Government of Canada wants to hear from as many Canadians as possible in a national conversation about electoral reform. Today, Marc Serré, MP for Nickel Belt encouraged Canadians to visit MyDemocracy.ca, an interactive and engaging digital platform that will help Canadians explore …

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Hunt Camp Burns – Suspicious Fire.

Members of the North Bay Ontario Provincial Police are seeking information to help solve a suspicious fire. The fire destroyed the Anderson Outpost hunt camp situated off of Tomiko Lake Road in Lyman Township. The fire occurred on Nov. 4. The camp is accessible by all-terrain-vehicle (ATV) only. Investigation into …

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TEXT 9-1-1 IN WEST NIPISSING

In April of 2016, West Nipissing joined a number of Canadian Municipalities to ensure that the Deaf, Deafened, Hard of hearing and Speech Impaired (DHHSI) community had access to 9-1-1 services through text messaging.  December 1st is T9-1-1 Awareness Day and we again would like to ensure that those who …

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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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