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OPP Transition June 6, 2019

As of noon on June 6, 2019, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will provide policing services to the Municipality of West Nipissing and surrounding area from the Nipissing West OPP Community Policing Office (CPO) located at 216 John Street, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario. The West Nipissing Police will no longer be …

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West Nipissing trio face meth trafficking charges

Three West Nipissing residents face drug charges after a bust Tuesday, On May 28, police executed a warrant at a residence in that town. Officers seized a number of drugs suspected to be methamphetamine and amphetamine as well as approximately $6,500 cash. The street value for the drugs seized is approximately …

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Commander named for new West Nipissing OPP detachment

The former commander of the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police detachment has been named the detachment commander of the new Nipissing West OPP detachment. Insp. Michael Maville has commanded the Sault Ste. Marie detachment since May, 2016. The OPP is taking over policing of West Nipissing at noon June …

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Volunteers Needed in Jocko Point & Free BBQ Lunch Today

Volunteers Needed in Jocko Point & Free BBQ Lunch Today What: Jocko Point is experiencing severe flooding; residents are actively sandbagging. Volunteers are needed to help fill sandbags – even an hour makes a difference! Free BBQ TODAY (May 15) in Jocko Point by the Anishinabek Police Service When: Wednesday, …

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WNPS Report – 3 year old found wandering streets.

On April 25th – The West Nipissing Police received a report of a break and enter at a building owned by OVR (Ottawa Valley Railway) in Sturgeon Falls. The investigation is ongoing. On April 27th – The West Nipissing Police was dispatched to an address in Sturgeon Falls regarding a …

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West Nipissing Police Services to OPP Transition Update

The West Nipissing Police Service is informing the public that as of June 6, 2019, policing responsibility of West Nipissing is being turned over to the Ontario Provincial Police. WNPS police headquarters situated at 225 Holditch Street, Sturgeon Falls will be closed effective June 6, and therefore any matter requiring …

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Stolen Vehicle Recovered & Local Convenience Store Robbed

On April 14, 2019, The West Nipissing Police Service were notified that a stolen vehicle out of Sudbury was travelling E/B on Highway 17, from the Warren area. The vehicle was described as a Silver Hyundai with two male occupants. Members of the West Nipissing Police Service located the suspect …

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Suspect still at large

At approximately 1:45 pm on the 14th of April 2019, the West Nipissing Police and the Ontario Provincial Police were investigating an incident involving a stolen motor vehicle. One suspect has been taken into custody while a second suspect is still at large. At this time there are no reasons …

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Northern fruit farmers fill niche in unique berry market

In his early days as a fruit farmer, Greg Melien prefaced every public tour of his Warren-area farm explaining just what, exactly, a haskap berry is. Resembling an elongated grape, the cold-tolerant fruit was, at that time, a rare sight on most grocery store shelves, and few were familiar with …

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MP Serré seeking nominations for Community Volunteer Awards

NICKEL BELT-GREATER SUDBURY – Volunteers in Nickel Belt shape their communities in a positive way. In recognition of their contributions and their dedicated work, Nickel Belt MP Marc Serré will be awarding Community Volunteer Recognition Pins to 20 Nickel Belt-Greater Sudbury residents. MP Serré felt compelled to continue spreading positivity …

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Multiple Thefts in West Nipissing

During the early hours of March 27th, 2019, the West Nipissing Police was contacted regarding a possible overdose in the Nipissing Street area. As police responded, a second call about a theft of a bicycle was received from a Pembroke Street residence. Police eventually learned that a female had made …

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West Nipissing bans pot smoking in public

Greater Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie put cannabis and tobacco under the same smoking ban Cannabis might be legal, but there is now one northern Ontario town where you can’t smoke it on the sidewalk. West Nipissing passed a bylaw this week banning the smoking of pot from almost any public …

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