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Help pouring in for Sturgeon fire victims

It’s overwhelming how much generosity has been coming in.” A spokesman for a church spearheading a relief effort for burned out victims of Thursday’s downtown Sturgeon Falls fire says he’s “overwhelmed” by the generosity of local residents. Church member Carl Folsom is organizing the effort from the Sturgeon Falls Pentecostal Church. He’s …

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West Nipissing Police Service weekly update (June 29 – July 06)

Between June 29th and July 6th, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 238 calls for service. Among those were 2 Break and Enter, 3 Domestic Disputes, 4 Fraud, 3 Mischief, 10 Motor vehicle collisions, and 3 Thefts. On July 2nd a Clark Street resident contacted the policed to report a …

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Nickel Belt MP Serré Honoured to Congratulate President Obama Following Historic Address to Parliament

Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, made the following statement after United States President Barack Obama addressed Parliament: “It was an incredible honour to be present for President Obama’s historic address to Canada’s Parliament and to the Canadian people,” said Serré. “Addresses to Parliament from foreign heads of …

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Whooping Cough Outbreak in Sturgeon Falls prompts warning.

A confirmed outbreak of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, has been identified in the West Nipissing area. The Health Unit will be holding an immunization clinic for the community from 3pm to 6pm on Thursday, June 23rd, in the Hall of Fame room at the Sturgeon Falls Sports Complex. …

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MP Serré to represent Canadian Section in Washington

MP Marc Serré travels to Washington, D.C. to represent Canadian section at 55th annual Canada—United States Inter-Parliamentary Group Meeting as a member of the Canadian delegation Nickel Belt – MP Serré looks forward to participating in this inaugural time-honoured meeting with our American neighbours. Serré believes it is an opportunity …

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Mitch Gagnon Plans to Return By the End of the Year

Mitch Gagnon spoke with MMAjunkie about his return from injury and more. Some highlights are below: On the timeframe for his return: “I just started to get back in the swing of things, and I plan on being back in there by the end of the year.” On tearing his …

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Local homeless numbers revealed

And while the count was geographically limited to North Bay, the number of absolute homeless increases when considering other women’s shelters in the neighboring communities of Nipissing First Nation, Sturgeon Falls, and Mattawa. A local homeless count in February shows that 30 people were absolutely homeless in North Bay on Feb. 25 – …

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Local team earns the cash in Cache Bay

A little local knowledge went a long way at the Sturgeon Falls Rod and Gun Club’s 34th annual Pike Tournament, held Saturday on Lake Nipissing’s Cache Bay. A local team of Sturgeon Falls anglers Richard Trottier and Larry Masales beat out 206 other teams to win $12,000 cash after measuring …

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Sudbury’s first superhero to make Graphic-Con debut

Sudbury’s first superhero will make his comic book debut at Graphic-Con 2016. Ottawa-based comic book publisher Expired Comics created Big Nick, a former mine rescue worker turned superhero, last year when company owners and creative leads Martin Deschatelets and Kevin Montpellier were invited to attend Graphic-Con as special guests. To …

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Provincial Parks Free of Charge on July 15

Ontario Participating in Healthy Parks Healthy People Movement Ontario’s provincial parks will be open to the public free of charge on July 15 this year for all day-use visitors, as part of the world-wide Healthy Parks Healthy People movement. Started in Australia, Healthy Parks Healthy People reinforces and encourages the …

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