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National Rural Caucus

NICKEL BELT – MP Marc Serré was selected as Chair of the National Rural Liberal Caucus on Parliament Hill and is honoured to have earned the unanimous confidence of his peers. Serré looks forward to advocating on behalf of the many residents of rural Canada to ensure their voices are …

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$8,000 Drug Bust and Car Break Ins.

The West Nipissing Police Service executed a Controlled Drugs and Substance Act search warrant at an Arthur Street residence in Sturgeon Falls. During the search police seized an assortment of drugs including, methamphetamine pills, Hydromorphone, Fentanyl, Percocet, cocaine, crack cocaine and Canadian currency. Four adults, two men and two women …

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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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You Can Now Renew Your Ontario Health Card Online

Skip the Line and Visit ServiceOntario.ca/RenewCards People across Ontario can now renew their photo health card online at ServiceOntario.ca/RenewCards.  To renew a health card online, people in Ontario need: A valid driver’s licence to verify identity as a security measure To have lived at the same address at least 90 days …

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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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West Nipissing Police Service weekly update

On March 25th the West Nipissing Police Service was contacted regarding a possible domestic. The complainant advised that a female and male had been shouting for hours. Police attended a Highway 539 residence where they discovered a male and female outside of the residence. The female had visible injuries and …

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WNPS PARTICIPATING IN PROVINCIAL GUN AMNESTY DURING APRIL

Safely surrender weapons and accessories by appointment only (WEST NIPISSING, ON) The West Nipissing Police Service (WNPS) in collaboration with the Ontario Provincial Police and participating Municipal Police Services are holding a Gun Amnesty during the month of April. The Gun Amnesty is for any Ontario resident who wishes to …

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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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