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Arrest Warrant Results in Fentanyl and Methamphetamine Seizure in Sturgeon Falls

On March 5, 2020, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North East Region (NER) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and the Nipissing West Detachment were on patrol in Sturgeon Falls when they observed a person of interest that was wanted on an outstanding warrant. The individual was subsequently arrested …

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News Release Minister of Education Releases Final Report on Near North District School Board

Government of Ontario reiterates importance of efficacy, transparency and accountability Toronto — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, released the final report from Special Advisors on the Near North District School Board (NNDSB). In 2019, the Board reached out to the Ministry of Education for support regarding the challenges it …

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Nipissing First Nation cannabis facility to bring 80 new jobs to region

With a population of less than 1,000, 80 new jobs could be a significant boon to both on-reserve employment and to the local economy. Natalie Payette-Chevrier owns the lot where the approximately 30,000 sq. ft. facility will be built by Golden Harvest Organics, Inc. (GHO). “She will be the first …

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MP Serré elected Chair of ParlAmerica’s Canadian section

NICKEL BELT – GREATER SUDBURY- On February 5th MP Serré was elected Chair of ParlAmerica’s Canadian section at their AGM. Founded in 2001 in Ottawa, ParlAmericas is the only interparliamentary institution with its International Secretariat headquartered in Canada. The Canadian Section of ParlAmericas works closely with the Secretariat to advance …

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DECEASED PUPPY FOUND IN BOX

(STURGEON FALLS, ON) – On February 9, 2020, at approximately 3:00 p.m. members of the Nipissing West Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received an animal related call for service in the town of Sturgeon Falls, Ontario. The complainant reported that they were on Sandy Falls Road and observed garbage in boxes …

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Manslaughter Charges Laid in Overdose Death

On February 7, 2020, members of the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit, under the direction of Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), have charged one person as a result of a drug overdose, which claimed a life in East Ferris Township, Ontario. On August 15, 2019, …

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TWO CHARGED AFTER DRUGS SEIZED AT TRAFFIC STOP

(STURGEON FALLS, ON) – On February 2, 2020, at approximately 1:46 a.m., a member of the Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a known suspended driver operating a motor vehicle on Front Street in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario. A traffic stop was performed and the driver was …

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MP Serré invites local internet service provider companies to respond to Request for proposal

NICKEL BELT-GREATER SUDBURY– MP Serré shares that Blue Sky Net is currently accepting Requests for Proposals (RFP) to establish successful vendors to collaborate in an effort to enhance services and broadband infrastructure in Northern Ontario including in Nickel Belt- Greater Sudbury. The RFP will help smaller and local broadband and …

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