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Council to discuss new Cannabis By-law

This coming Feb. 5th the Municipality of West Nipissing council meeting will discuss amongst other things, the proposed new cannabis by-law with fines, new speed limits on Golf Course and Goulard Roads. You can see the agenda here!

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Thieves break in through window

On January 27 police responded to a complaint of a break and enter at a Malette Road residence in Sturgeon Falls. The victim advised police that he attended the residence to find that a window was removed and the house had been ransacked. It appears that the suspect(s) entered via …

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Serré appointed Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Rural Economic Development January 29th

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appoints Marc Serré as Parliamentary Secretary to the Rural Economic Development Minister   NICKEL BELT-GREATER SUDBURY – Marc Serré, MP for Nickel Belt, is honored to have been entrusted and appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as Parliamentary Secretary to the Rural Economic Development Minister the …

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Removing caps on class sizes “short sighted” says Vanthof

Timiskaming-Cochrane MPP John Vanthof says the Province’s decision to consider removing caps on class sizes in kindergarten and in grades 1 to 3 is “short sighted.” Education Minister Lisa Thompson has announced she is launching consultations with education partners on class sizes and teacher-hiring practices. Currently, the kindergarten class size …

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Serré strongly urges eligible Nickel Belt organizations and businesses to apply to CSJP before the deadline

The January 25th deadline is fast approaching, and the influx of applications is lower than previous years NICKEL BELT/GREATER SUDBURY – Canada’s prosperity increasingly depends on young Canadians getting the education and experience they’ll need to start their careers. That’s why this year’s Canada Summer Jobs program has improved and is …

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Guns Stolen

On January 18 2019, police responded to a complaint of a Break-Enter and theft at a Lafreniere Road property near Lavigne. Upon speaking with the victim of the theft police learned that unknown culprits attended the property, forced open a number of out buildings and stole a number of items. …

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Ontario Helping With Recreational Cannabis Costs

Municipalities to Receive Second Payment after Opt-Out Deadline Ontario’s Government for the People is assisting municipalities with the cost of legalizing cannabis and combatting the illegal market by providing a second payment of $15 million by the end of February to help safeguard communities. “The deadline for municipalities to opt …

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Men Brandishing Knives Allegedly Rob Man

On January 14 the West Nipissing Police Service responded to a complaint of assault. Upon speaking with the victim police learned that her boyfriend became upset when a friend attended the residence with treats, and when there were none for him he became upset and an argument ensued. The man …

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UPDATE – Beware of Sturgeon River Ice Conditions

UPDATE Ice Conditions Upper Sturgeon River The West Nipissing Police Service continues to caution residents about ice conditions on the upper Sturgeon River after reporting that the West Nipissing Power Generation experience mechanical difficulties on January 17. Yesterday the Power Generation experienced problems controlling the water flow at the Sturgeon …

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Rural issues become a priority with creation of Rural Economic Development Ministry

NICKEL BELT-GREATER SUDBURY – Following the Cabinet shuffle announcement by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier today, Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt issued the following statement: “As Chair of the National Rural Caucus I would like to commend the Right Honorable Justin Trudeau and the Government of Canada …

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