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Charges of assault and forcible confinement.

Police services across Ontario including the West Nipissing Police Service held a month-long gun amnesty program in April. Between the OPP and municipal agencies a total of 2,192 guns were voluntarily surrendered. In West Nipissing eight (8) firearms were turned in by individuals that no longer wanted the guns and …

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Municipal Landfill Fire

On May 15th, 2018, at approximately 18:44, the West Nipissing Fire & Emergency Service were called regarding large amount of smoke north of Hwy 17 in the area of the municipal landfill. Large amount of flames and smoke was could be seen while driving on the road toward the landfill …

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WNPS Theft of Bike and Tablet

The West Nipissing Police are investigating a theft of a Samsung Tablet after receiving a complaint from a local resident. Police learned that the electronic device had been left at a friend’s residence and when the owner returned to retrieve the item it could not be located. With the assistance …

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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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