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West Nipissing Welcomes New Municipal Council

On December 4, 2018, the Council Members of the Municipality of West Nipissing were inaugurated to serve the community during the 2018-2022 term. The inaugural meeting, held at the West Nipissing Council Chambers, was well attended by friends and family of the elected officials, as well as numerous community partners …

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Purple H Heroine/Fentanyl mixture Seized By West Nipissing Police in Overnight Bust!

During the early morning hours of December 4, West Nipissing Police Service officers were on general patrol on John Street in Sturgeon Falls. The officers observed a man walking in the area, a short time later the officers observed same man walking out from behind a building. The officers questioned …

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For 1 small Ontario town, it’s déjà vu when it comes to French cuts

  There’s a storied history of fighting for French services in Sturgeon Falls, Ont., but you wouldn’t know it just driving through town. The tiny West Nipissing community, tucked between Sudbury and North Bay, looks like many other small towns around the province, anchored by one main street lined with fast food restaurants and …

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Francophone Members of Parliament reply to Ontario government’s cuts to Francophone language rights

GREATER SUDBURY – We are extremely shocked to learn that services and rights of Ontario’s Francophones have been cut by the Conservative government of Ontario. As elected representatives and as Franco-Ontarians it is our duty to denounce this unacceptable action. We must defend Francophone communities and institutions and mobilize the …

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West Nipissing Police Service this week!

On November 12,  the West Nipissing Police Service received a complaint from an Ethel street residence that someone was entering unattended vehicles. Police attended the location and arrested 24 year old, Chelsea Bureau. She now faces charges of Trespass at Night, fail to comply with conditions of undertaking and 4 …

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Police Services Board Disappointed with Ruling and Media Release

PRESS RELEASE The West Nipissing Police Services Board held its regular monthly meeting last evening, the costing judgment and the media release circulated by Mr. Barbeau were discussed. The Board is disappointed with the ruling and very concerned with how the media release was circulated and the misinformation in it. …

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Superior Court dismisses Application from Police Services Board

On November 14, 2018, the Municipality of West Nipissing received the decision by the Superior Court of Justice Divisional Court, that the Police Services Board’s application for judicial review was dismissed. OPP confirmed that intake and disbandment will take place in February 2019. The Municipality will continue its progress to support …

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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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