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Police Services Board Seeks Court Intervention

On April 30, 2018, the West Nipissing Police Services Board commenced an Application for Judicial Review in the Divisional Court in Sudbury seeking to have West Nipissing Municipal Council’s decision to seek alternative policing services from the OPP annulled. The Board has commenced this legal proceeding against Municipal Council because …

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Former municipal manager in Sturgeon Falls sentenced

The former manager of public works in West Nipissing was given a 12-month conditional sentence in Ontario Court of Justice on Tuesday. Luc Rifou pleaded guilty before Judge Lawrence Klein of knowingly acting on a forged document and demanding a benefit of sponsorship. The charges were laid in relation to …

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Police Services Board Voices its Concerns – UPDATE

The West Nipissing Police Services Board held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday April 19th 2018. The agenda included discussions relating to the costing process and suitability of a temporary building to house policing operations while a new OPP structure is under construction. The Board identified that both the Ontario …

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2017 Ontario Public Sector Salaries Disclosed

Ontario is a Leader in Openness, Transparency and Accountability The government has released the salaries of Ontario Public Service and broader public sector employees who were paid $100,000 or more in 2017. The government is releasing the annual compendium in a downloadable, machine-readable format. The data is also available in …

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New Internet Service Coming to Rural WN

In the next two to three weeks it looks like a new tower providing hi-speed to West Nipissing will be launched. If you are on a rural road and are having trouble with your internet or are unable to even get decent internet, or would like better service at the …

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WNPS Police Searching for Man -UPDATED – ARRESTED

UPDATED – ARRESTED On March 18th 2018, the West Nipissing Police Service responded to a call of a possible assault. Officers learned from the victim that he was at his Arthur Street home in Sturgeon Falls with a few acquaintances. The group hung out for a while and the guests …

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Continued Partnership of Ontario and Nipissing First Nation Will Support Walleye Recovery

Ontario and Nipissing First Nation continue to collaborate on the sustainable management of the Lake Nipissing fisheries and local walleye recovery. The province and Nipissing First Nation have released an update detailing the successes of the Memorandum of Understanding, now in its second year, focused on improving the sustainable management …

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Wanted by Police for Assault with a Weapon

Justin Glynn is also wanted on five other charges, including extortion Police is hoping the public can help track down 28-year-old Justin Glynn. Police alleged that on Feb. 18, Glynn and another person assaulted two people with a weapon in the parking lot of a business on Highway 17 in …

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Lawsuit over Indigenous hunting and fishing rights argues treaty should go in the trash

Suit wants Robinson-Huron Treaty declared invalid and Algonquin territory recognized A lawsuit filed on behalf of 40 Indigenous hunters and fishermen in the North Bay area could have wide reaching implications. It claims the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850, which covers much of northeastern Ontario, is invalid, because the people who …

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Former West Nipissing official pleads guilty to uttering forged documents

A former senior official with the Municipality of West Nipissing will serve a six-month conditional sentence after pleading guilty in North Bay court Friday to a charge of uttering forged documents Other charges against Marc Gagnon, including fraud over $5,000, breach of trust, fraud on government and conspiracy to commit …

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