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Royal Canadian Legion branches exempt in Ontario from paying property tax.

Ontario’s Government for the People will exempt Royal Canadian Legion branches in Ontario from paying property tax OAKVILLE — Ontario’s Government for the People reiterated its commitment to ease the burden on Ontario’s Royal Canadian Legion halls by ensuring they pay no property tax and looks forward to tabling legislation …

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Police Arrest Woman in $300,000 Fraud

On October 11, 2018 the West Nipissing Police Service received a complaint regarding money being stolen from a service provider here in Sturgeon Falls. Police learned that over a period of several months one of the complainant’s employee transferred large sums of money from the business account to her personal …

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Government addresses Greyhound Canada’s discontinuation of bus routes

Access to affordable, publicly available transportation options is necessary in a country as vast as Canada. Whether it’s taking a bus to see family or friends, travelling for work or going to medical appointments, Canadians need options for transportation. Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, the Honourable Jane …

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Ontario Government passes bill to eliminate Cap and Trade

Today, Ontario’s Government for the People delivered on a promise to make life more affordable for families through the passage of Bill 4, The Cap and Trade Cancelation Act. The elimination of the cap and trade carbon tax will reduce gas prices, save the average family $260 per year, and …

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Sturgeon Falls homicide victim name released.

The Ontario Provincial Police have released further details into a Sturgeon Falls homicide investigation. West Nipissing Police Service and the North East Region OPP continue the investigation into Sunday’s deadly shooting incident. The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Jaime Boyd from Sturgeon Falls. A 46-year-old man also died in …

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Man dead after shooting in Sturgeon Falls

West Nipissing Police, OPP called to Leblanc Road area around 8 p.m. Sunday A 46-year-old man is dead after a shooting in Sturgeon Falls Sunday night. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) said in a release Monday morning they are investigating the incident. According to the SIU, a woman called 911 …

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Counterfeit U.S. Money Being Circulated in West Nipissing.

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in a break and enter investigation that occurred on Island WB-177, a small island near canoe pass, sometime in June. The cottage owner attended his property on August 16th and discovered that the culprit(s) has stolen much of his belongings. The culprit(s) removed the …

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Ontario Announces New Cannabis Retail Model

Combination of online and regulated private retail will prioritize child safety and work to eliminate the illegal market. TORONTO — Following the federal legalization of cannabis on October 17, Ontario will immediately introduce an online retail channel for cannabis, to be followed by a private retail model by April 1, …

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Police seize 1000 methamphetamine pills.

On August 3rd , officers with the West Nipissing Police Service were investigating a traffic complaint of a vehicle being driven erratically. The officers located the vehicle near Park Street in Sturgeon Falls. When questioned by the police the driver of the vehicle provided a false name. Officers were able …

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Return of ‘Buck-a-Beer’ to Ontario

Premier Doug Ford Announces Return of ‘Buck-a-Beer’ to Ontario Announces ‘Buck-a-Beer Challenge’ for brewers to lower prices in time for Labour Day PICTON — Beer fans across Ontario can officially start counting down the days until the return of ‘Buck-a-Beer’, the popular $1-per-beer price floor that delighted people across Ontario …

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