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Lawsuit over Indigenous hunting and fishing rights argues treaty should go in the trash

Suit wants Robinson-Huron Treaty declared invalid and Algonquin territory recognized A lawsuit filed on behalf of 40 Indigenous hunters and fishermen in the North Bay area could have wide reaching implications. It claims the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850, which covers much of northeastern Ontario, is invalid, because the people who …

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Ontario Introduces New Easy-to-Understand Standard Lease

New Mandatory Form Protects Tenants and Landlords Ontario is introducing a new, simple standard lease that will be mandatory for private residential leases signed on or after April 30, 2018, including tenancies in single and semi-detached houses, apartment buildings, rented condominiums and secondary units (such as basement apartments). Currently there …

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Former West Nipissing official pleads guilty to uttering forged documents

A former senior official with the Municipality of West Nipissing will serve a six-month conditional sentence after pleading guilty in North Bay court Friday to a charge of uttering forged documents Other charges against Marc Gagnon, including fraud over $5,000, breach of trust, fraud on government and conspiracy to commit …

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Champlain Motel ruled uninhabitable, 10 to 12 people displaced

As many as a dozen people in West Nipissing have been displaced after municipal officials ordered the Champlain Motel be vacated. Jay Barbeau, West Nipissing’s chief administrative officer, said the building was order vacated due to its condition after officials conducted an onsite investigation Wednesday. He said social services agencies, …

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Gold explorer takes fresh look at an old mine north of Sturgeon Falls

A Toronto gold explorer believes there are more ounces to be found at a former mine property in the Sudbury mining district. Conquest Resources announced Dec. 7 that it has acquired the former Golden Rose gold mine at Emerald Lake, an 85-kilometre drive north from Sturgeon Falls. The company said it …

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MP Serré spreading Christmas cheer throughout Nickel Belt

  MP Marc Serré is proud to keep Raymond Bonin’s tradition alive by waving at motorists and wishing them a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. NICKEL BELT/GREATER SUDBURY – Constituents of Nickel Belt-Greater Sudbury can expect warm Christmas Greetings this time of year as MP Serré waves to constituents driving …

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The Ontario Provincial Police will take over policing of West Nipissing

West Nipissing council voted 6-3 Tuesday night to accept the OPP proposal that will see the West Nipissing Police Service disbanded. Three members of council had sought a referendum on the issue, but were overruled by the majority. Mayor Joanne Savage, at Tuesday night’s meeting, pushed for more time to …

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COMMUNITY POLICING SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED!!

PRESS RELEASE The West Nipissing Police Services Board engaged a research group, Oraclepoll Research to poll the residents of West Nipissing with respect to the police costing process. The report was  presented to Municipal Council on December 5th 2017. In summary, survey results reveal mixed opinions from residents. While a …

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Cannabis Taxation – Letter to the Editor

As you are aware, our Government has developed an approach to legalizing, taxing, regulating and restricting access to cannabis that aims to keep it out of the hands of kids and keep profits out of the hands of criminals. That is why, after extensive consultation with the provinces and territories, …

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CANADIAN TIRE AND POLICE PARTNERS FOR YOUTH

Canadian Tire and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police have partnered up in supporting youth through the Jumpstart program. Locally, the Jumpstart program has been in place since 2005, and has helped 891 local youths with more than $117,000. The need is growing fast as the program continues to …

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