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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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