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OPP REPORT FIRST COVID-19 PRESUMPTIVE POSITIVE MEMBER FROM NIPISSING WEST DETACHMENT

(ORILLIA, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is confirming its first uniform member has tested presumptive positive for COVID-19. Following their doctor’s instructions, the member is in isolation at their home and is recovering. We wish them a speedy recovery. Their family and colleagues are in our thoughts. The …

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Ontario to close all non-essential businesses, as province confirms 78 new COVID-19 cases

Change comes into effect at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday. Ontario Premier Doug Ford is ordering all non-essential stores and services to close starting Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. This comes as public health officials in Ontario confirmed 78 new cases of COVID-19 …

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Ontario Government Reaches Tentative Agreement with ETFO

Builds further momentum for progress that students deserve Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement regarding a tentative agreement with the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA), and ETFO Education Workers and the Council of Trustees’ Associations (CTA): “Our …

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ALMOST 5 KG OF COCAINE AND OVER 3KG OF CRYSTAL METH SEIZED IN WEST NIPISSING

(WEST NIPISSING, ON) – Several residents of the Municipality of West Nipissing and the surrounding area are facing numerous charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) and the Criminal Code of Canada after the conclusion of a drug trafficking investigation. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement …

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OPP INVESTIGATE AGGRAVATED ASSAULT INCIDENT INVOLVING MASKS

(STURGEON FALLS, ON) – On March 18, 2020, members of the Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an assault incident at a residence in Sturgeon Falls. Investigation revealed an altercation ensued between five individuals where two people were assaulted by three assailants wearing balaclavas. A …

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Ontario Extending Validation Periods for Driver, Vehicle and Carrier Products, Services and Health Cards

New Measures and Regulations Will Reduce In-person Visits to Help Contain Spread of COVID-19 Ontario continues to take decisive action to protect the health and safety of all individuals and families. As part of the province’s enhanced measures, the Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Health, in cooperation with the …

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WEST NIPISSING COVID-19 PLANNING UPDATE

As part of a continued close monitoring of COVID-19, the West Nipissing Emergency Control Group met this morning to implement an emergency plan. The Emergency Control Group is a multidisciplinary team comprised of officials who are responsible for coordinating the provision of essential services and the necessary planning to respond …

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Ontario Enacts Declaration of Emergency to Protect the Public

Significantly Enhanced Measures will Help Contain Spread of COVID-19 TORONTO – Today, the Government of Ontario announced that it is taking decisive action by making an order declaring an emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. In doing so, Ontario is using every power possible …

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Local COVID -19 Shutdowns begin.

Effective at noon today (March 16, 2020) the Community and Recreation Centre and the Sturgeon River House Museum will be closed to the public until April 6, 2020. This includes all Municipal Arenas, the Pool and the Fitness centres. Stay tuned for a full update on Municipal services and measures …

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Officers Respond to Alarm at Dollar Bazaar and Arrest Suspect!

OFFICERS RESPOND TO ALARM AND ARREST CULPRIT (WEST NIPISSING, ON) – On February 26, 2020, members of the Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an alarm at a business located on Queen Street in Sturgeon Falls. Upon arrival, officers discovered someone had forced their way …

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