(WEST NIPISSING, ON) – Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North East Region would like to introduce Inspector Megan Moriarity as the new Detachment Commander of the Nipissing West OPP Detachment effective May 15, 2023. Inspector Moriarity started her career on July 26, 1993. Her first posting was Prescott Detachment along the St. Lawrence River. …Read More »
West Nipissing Pride Unveils Inaugural Parade, Celebrating Diversity and Unity in June
West Nipissing Pride is organizing Sturgeon Falls’ inaugural Pride Parade on June 10. The event begins at 1 p.m., lasting approximately half an hour, and people are invited to meet at the Collège Boréal Parking Lot at noon. The local council, including Mayor Kathleen Thorne-Rochon, has expressed support for the …Read More »
Mermaid Sculpture: Marina Finally Makes a Splash in Sturgeon Falls!
The sculpture Marina the Mermaid has finally been installed along the pathway of Minnehaha Bay in Sturgeon Falls after being stored in a municipal garage for about three years. This seven-foot tall, stainless steel sculpture was crafted by Laval Bouchard and originally named Bobette. It was acquired by the Sturgeon …Read More »
Winning $91,700 ticket purchased locally
Winning ticket purchased locally A Sturgeon Falls woman has taken home $91,700 for a second-prize win in a recent lotto draw. Nancy Gauthier scored her win in the January 20 Lotto Max draw. The winning ticket was purchased at Metro on Front Street in Sturgeon Falls.Read More »
New Law Could Fine Parents $200: Your Child’s Life-Jacket is Now More Important Than Ever!
In Ontario, children aged 12 and under are currently not required by law to wear a life-jacket while on a boat. However, a private member’s bill, called Joshua’s Law, is seeking to change that. The bill, introduced by Carleton MPP Goldie Ghamari, is named after 11-year-old Joshua Steinberg who tragically …Read More »
West Nipissing Council Moves to Expedite Filling of Vacant Seats with New Policy
The West Nipissing council is developing a policy to promptly fill vacant council seats. The decision is in response to the last council, which took about two years to fill a seat left vacant after the resignation of councilor Jérémy Seguin. The policy, in line with the Municipal Act, aims …Read More »
Nipissing and Parry Sound Districts Present Local Labour Market Plan 2023
The Nipissing and Parry Sound Districts have released their 2023 Local Labour Market Plan, which aims to identify significant workforce challenges and set a strategic direction to address them. The Labour Market Group (LMG) has put forth a series of initiatives designed to support the local economy, assist job seekers, …Read More »
Substance Sent To People Potentially At Risk Of Self-Harm Across Ontario
PUBLIC SAFETY WARNING – LETHAL SUBSTANCE Changes Name of Compound to Sodium NITRITE (ORILLIA, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is warning people about packages, containing a potentially lethal substance, that may have been sent to individuals at risk of self-harm in communities across Ontario. The packages contain sodium …Read More »
UPDATE BOTH GIRLS FOUND IN GOOD HEALTH – Sudbury Police Looking for Two Missing Girls
UPDATE BOTH GIRLS FOUND IN GOOD HEALTH =============== MISSING YOUTHS – 14-year-old Grace (left) and 13-year-old Kendra (right) Sudbury Police are requesting assistance to locate Grace and Kendra who were last seen around 10:00 p.m. on April 29, 2023, on Whittaker Street. Grace is described as being 5’4″ tall, 120 …Read More »
Canadian Content Rises: New Streaming Law Boosts Homegrown Talent and Productions!
Bill C-11, the Online Streaming Act, is now law in Canada, updating the country’s broadcasting regulations for the first time since 1991. The act requires streaming platforms like Netflix, Disney Plus, and YouTube to promote and financially contribute to Canadian content. The Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) will likely …Read More »