Nickel Belt – Greater Sudbury Today, Marc G. Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Official Languages is sharing that a call for proposals for the 2SLGBTQI+ Community Capacity Fund has been launched. The fund aims to address the main priority of sustainable …Read More »
Ontario government is investing $567,500 into West Nipissing infrastructure projects
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is granting $567,500 to two community enhancement projects in West Nipissing, as announced by the Ontario government. This funding will improve access to recreational and community activities and enhance the quality of life for Northern Ontario residents. The renovation of an outdoor rink, …Read More »
PERSON HAS BEEN CHARGED AFTER THE THEFT OF GAS
(WEST NIPISSING, ON) – A person has been located and charged with the theft of gas, which was reported the previous day. On March 15, 2023, at 12:30 a.m., members from the Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Anishinabek Police Service stopped a vehicle and arrested …Read More »
A FATAL SNOWMACHINE COLLISSION OCCURRED ON LAKE NIPISSING
(WEST NIPISSING, ON) – A person is deceased after colliding a Motorized Snow Vehicle (MSV) into a water break wall on Lake Nipissing. On March 14, 2023, at approximately 4:35 p.m., members of the Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and West Nipissing Fire Service responded to a …Read More »
Chief McLeod expresses gratitude to everyone who assisted in the recovery of his vehicle and the headdress it contained.
A headdress belonging to the chief of a First Nation in northeastern Ontario has been found after a car containing it was allegedly stolen from a hotel parking lot west of Toronto. Peel Regional Police informed Nipissing First Nation Chief Scott McLeod that his car and its contents had been …Read More »
Could this be the last time we put our clocks ahead?
We’re approaching the time of year when people might enjoy the extra hour of sunshine or detest losing an hour of sleep, but legislation in the US that could do away with the time change is also making progress. A law establishing permanent DST in Ontario was passed by the …Read More »
Nipissing First Nation Chief’s truck was stolen in Mississauga, along with a sacred headdress.
The truck belonging to the Chief of the Nipissing First Nation was stolen early Saturday morning in Mississauga, along with a “ceremonial and sacred” headdress. Chief Scott McLeod is in Mississauga, Ontario, for the Little Native Hockey League (LNHL) tournament, which begins with opening ceremonies at the Paramount Fine Foods …Read More »
West Nipissing to Consider Higher Fines for Illegal Work
West Nipissing is set to increase its building and planning fees, though the specific amounts are yet to be finalized and will be discussed at an upcoming meeting. Stephan Poulin, the community services director, informed the council that the current fees for building and planning in West Nipissing are significantly …Read More »
PROJECT TIP UP HAS IMPRESSIVE RESULTS
An initiative involving several partnering agencies resulted in numerous motor vehicles, snowmobiles and off-road vehicles being checked for infractions; several charges were laid. On March 3, 2023, members of the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), North Bay Police Service, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and …Read More »
No survivors after plane discovered in northern Ontario
The Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) aircraft located the commercial plane with two people aboard that went missing in a remote area of northern Ontario on Feb. 28 just south of Chaucer Lake, Ont. Search and rescue technicians (SAR Techs) from the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) were …Read More »
Govt looking to make changes on Crown Land Camping
The 21-day camping restriction on public lands would continue in Northern Ontario. Regarding its recent proposal to alter the regulations governing camping on Crown land, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is providing some clarification. There has been some misunderstanding over the revisions’ intentions, particularly in relation to …Read More »
MP Serré responds to electoral boundary commission report
Dear Nickel Belt, On February 10th, the Federal Electoral Commission released its highly anticipated final report for the Province of Ontario. The report highlights impactful changes for Northern Ontario. As a result of the changes, Northern Ontario will effectively lose a representative in the House of Commons. It will also …Read More »
EIGHT ARRESTED AS OPP, THUNDER BAY POLICE SERVICE LAY CHARGES IN APPARENT DECADES-LONG ART FRAUD INVESTIGATION
More than 1,000 alleged fraudulent artworks purported to be painted by Norval Morrisseau seized (ORILLIA, ON) – On March 1, 2023, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) arrested eight individuals for their involvement in the apparent fraudulent manufacturing and distribution of artwork purported to …Read More »
What Information is Tik Tok Gleaning About You?
Western governments banning the hugely popular app from their employees’ phones and starting investigations into its data collecting tactics appear to be one of the biggest TikTok trends at the moment. Last week, Canada joined the United States and the European Union in banning the social media app on smartphones …Read More »
Ontario and Québec Launching Joint Call for Francophone Projects
Interprovincial collaboration supporting economic prosperity, education, and skills development TORONTO and QUÉBEC CITY – The Ontario and Québec governments are strengthening the Francophonie, its language, and cultures by supporting projects that promote economic prosperity, education and skills development. Applications for funding are being accepted under the Cooperation and Exchange …Read More »