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Georges Pharand Takes Seat as Ward 8 Councillor

During a special Council meeting on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, Georges Pharand was appointed as Ward 8 Councillor, following the process outlined in the Council Vacancy By-law 2023-47. Four candidates—Daniel Corriveau, Dave Lewington, Georges Pharand, and Christine Riberdy—presented statements of interest and answered questions from Council members. A live vote …

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TRAFFIC STOP ON LEVESQUE ST. LEADS TO IMPAIRED DRIVING CHARGES

A driver was charged with impaired driving after police conducted a traffic stop. On May 7, 2024, shortly after 11:00 p.m., members from the Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle on Levesque Street, West Nipissing. The driver was arrested for …

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Bike theft on Mageau Street leads to drug charges

ONE PERSON IS CHARGED AFTER A THEFT OF A BIKE  (WEST NIPISSING, ON) – Police arrested and charged one person after a report of a theft of a bike. On May 5, 2024, shortly before 8:30 a.m., Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a theft of …

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ONE PERSON CHARGED AFTER ASSAULTING POLICE

(WEST NIPISSING, ON) – Police arrested and charged one person after responding to a disturbance. On April 24, 2024, shortly after 7:30 p.m., members of the Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a disturbance on King Street, West Nipissing. Police attended the scene and located a …

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A HANDGUN, DRUGS AND CASH SIEZED AFTER A TRAFFIC STOP

Police arrested and charged two people with weapons and drug related offences after a traffic stop. On April 22, 2024, shortly before 7:00 p.m., members from the Sudbury Traffic Incident Management Enforcement (T.I.M.E.) of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a motor vehicle for speeding on Highway 69, French River. …

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West Nipissing Enacts Short-Term Rental By-Law Amid Opposition

In a contentious decision, West Nipissing Council has approved a by-law regulating short-term rentals, narrowly passing despite opposition and a petition with 850 signatures urging delay for further public input. Roch Pellerin, the petition’s leader and a rental operator, vows to keep advocating for changes. Although the council argued sufficient …

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Over 700 Challenge New Rental Bylaw in West Nipissing

A petition against a proposed Short Tern Rental bylaw has garnered significant attention, amassing over 700 signatures from local residents and taxpayers within a week. Initiated by Roch Pellerin, the petition challenges the bylaw’s restrictive terms and has been scheduled for discussion at the upcoming council meeting, where a notable …

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Driver Faces Charges After School Bus Smash-Up

A COLLISION WITH A SCHOOL BUS RESULTED IN A DRIVER CHARGED (MARKSTAY-WARREN, ON) – Police charged the driver of a motor vehicle after a collision with a school bus On March 21, 2024, shortly before 8:00 a.m., members of the Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded …

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