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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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Firearms Stolen from Evansville Home

On March 21st, 2019, a theft of firearms was reported to the West Nipissing Police. Two firearms were stolen from an Evansville Drive residence. The firearms are older model Winchester and Marlin rifles. Police have a person of interest and are investigating. The West Nipissing Police Service would like to …

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Man allegedly points firearm at partner in Verner.

On March 9th, 2019, West Nipissing Police attended a Verner address regarding a domestic dispute.  The female victim explained that she had an argument with her partner.  The argument escalated and the male allegedly pointed a firearm at her and threatened her.  Police arrested a male and charged him with …

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