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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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Champlain Motel ruled uninhabitable, 10 to 12 people displaced

As many as a dozen people in West Nipissing have been displaced after municipal officials ordered the Champlain Motel be vacated. Jay Barbeau, West Nipissing’s chief administrative officer, said the building was order vacated due to its condition after officials conducted an onsite investigation Wednesday. He said social services agencies, …

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The Ontario Provincial Police will take over policing of West Nipissing

West Nipissing council voted 6-3 Tuesday night to accept the OPP proposal that will see the West Nipissing Police Service disbanded. Three members of council had sought a referendum on the issue, but were overruled by the majority. Mayor Joanne Savage, at Tuesday night’s meeting, pushed for more time to …

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COMMUNITY POLICING SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED!!

PRESS RELEASE The West Nipissing Police Services Board engaged a research group, Oraclepoll Research to poll the residents of West Nipissing with respect to the police costing process. The report was  presented to Municipal Council on December 5th 2017. In summary, survey results reveal mixed opinions from residents. While a …

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Cannabis Taxation – Letter to the Editor

As you are aware, our Government has developed an approach to legalizing, taxing, regulating and restricting access to cannabis that aims to keep it out of the hands of kids and keep profits out of the hands of criminals. That is why, after extensive consultation with the provinces and territories, …

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