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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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COLLISION RESULTS IN A VEHICLE FIRE

(BONFIELD TOWNSHIP, ON) – Police are looking for information in regard to a vehicle that entered the ditch on Highway 17 in Bonfield Township and then caught on fire. On March 14, 2024, just after 5:00 a.m., the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Bonfield …

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Police Charge 2 Youths With Auto Theft

(ST. CHARLES, ON) – Police arrested and charged two young people after a report of a stolen vehicle. On March 8, 2024, shortly after 10:30 p.m. members of the Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were advised by Greater Sudbury Police Service, of a theft of a …

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PERSON CHARGED AFTER DISTURBANCE AT ARENA

Police charged one person after a report of a disturbance at a local arena. On March 2, 2024, shortly before 1:30 p.m., Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a disturbance at a local arena on O’Hara Street, West Nipissing. It was reported that after an …

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Municipal Staff Raise Alarm Over Safety Concerns in West Nipissing Buildings

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West Nipissing is exploring safety measures for its municipal buildings and staff due to recent security concerns. The Chief Administrative Officer, Jay Barbeau, emphasized the municipality’s responsibility to protect its facilities and those within them, citing incidents where individuals accessed restricted areas or remained hidden in buildings after hours. Library …

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