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Northern fruit farmers fill niche in unique berry market

In his early days as a fruit farmer, Greg Melien prefaced every public tour of his Warren-area farm explaining just what, exactly, a haskap berry is. Resembling an elongated grape, the cold-tolerant fruit was, at that time, a rare sight on most grocery store shelves, and few were familiar with …

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MP Serré seeking nominations for Community Volunteer Awards

NICKEL BELT-GREATER SUDBURY – Volunteers in Nickel Belt shape their communities in a positive way. In recognition of their contributions and their dedicated work, Nickel Belt MP Marc Serré will be awarding Community Volunteer Recognition Pins to 20 Nickel Belt-Greater Sudbury residents. MP Serré felt compelled to continue spreading positivity …

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Multiple Thefts in West Nipissing

During the early hours of March 27th, 2019, the West Nipissing Police was contacted regarding a possible overdose in the Nipissing Street area. As police responded, a second call about a theft of a bicycle was received from a Pembroke Street residence. Police eventually learned that a female had made …

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West Nipissing bans pot smoking in public

Greater Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie put cannabis and tobacco under the same smoking ban Cannabis might be legal, but there is now one northern Ontario town where you can’t smoke it on the sidewalk. West Nipissing passed a bylaw this week banning the smoking of pot from almost any public …

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Firearms Stolen from Evansville Home

On March 21st, 2019, a theft of firearms was reported to the West Nipissing Police. Two firearms were stolen from an Evansville Drive residence. The firearms are older model Winchester and Marlin rifles. Police have a person of interest and are investigating. The West Nipissing Police Service would like to …

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Man allegedly points firearm at partner in Verner.

On March 9th, 2019, West Nipissing Police attended a Verner address regarding a domestic dispute.  The female victim explained that she had an argument with her partner.  The argument escalated and the male allegedly pointed a firearm at her and threatened her.  Police arrested a male and charged him with …

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Ontario Extending its Partnership with Nipissing First Nation to Support Walleye Recovery

Ontario’s Government for the People is working with Nipissing First Nation to renew joint efforts to sustainably manage the Lake Nipissing fisheries and support the recovery of the walleye population. “Our government is committed to work together with Indigenous partners to create and support jobs and economic opportunities in Northern …

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Northern Ontarians Are Pissed About The Locations Of Retail Cannabis Stores

Northern Ontarians are pissed about the locations of retail cannabis stores because they got next to none there. With the grand opening of retail cannabis stores coming to Ontario in less than a month, the AGCO has revealed the locations of those stores and some people are not happy about it. …

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West Nipissing councillor says higher taxes makes home ownership more expensive

Steve McArthur, who is the Account Manager of the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation for the Nipissing and Parry Sound Districts, says the new property assessments for all homeowners are going out to homeowners by the end of the year. McArthur is telling people now to take a close look at …

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Man Flees from Police on Snowmobile

During the early hours of March 4th, 2019, West Nipissing Police responded to a mischief complaint at the Quality Auto store on Front Street. It was found that someone had thrown a jar of condiments through a window, breaking the glass. Police are investigating. West Nipissing Police are investigating two …

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