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Removing caps on class sizes “short sighted” says Vanthof

Timiskaming-Cochrane MPP John Vanthof says the Province’s decision to consider removing caps on class sizes in kindergarten and in grades 1 to 3 is “short sighted.” Education Minister Lisa Thompson has announced she is launching consultations with education partners on class sizes and teacher-hiring practices. Currently, the kindergarten class size …

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Serré strongly urges eligible Nickel Belt organizations and businesses to apply to CSJP before the deadline

The January 25th deadline is fast approaching, and the influx of applications is lower than previous years NICKEL BELT/GREATER SUDBURY – Canada’s prosperity increasingly depends on young Canadians getting the education and experience they’ll need to start their careers. That’s why this year’s Canada Summer Jobs program has improved and is …

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Guns Stolen

On January 18 2019, police responded to a complaint of a Break-Enter and theft at a Lafreniere Road property near Lavigne. Upon speaking with the victim of the theft police learned that unknown culprits attended the property, forced open a number of out buildings and stole a number of items. …

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Ontario Helping With Recreational Cannabis Costs

Municipalities to Receive Second Payment after Opt-Out Deadline Ontario’s Government for the People is assisting municipalities with the cost of legalizing cannabis and combatting the illegal market by providing a second payment of $15 million by the end of February to help safeguard communities. “The deadline for municipalities to opt …

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Men Brandishing Knives Allegedly Rob Man

On January 14 the West Nipissing Police Service responded to a complaint of assault. Upon speaking with the victim police learned that her boyfriend became upset when a friend attended the residence with treats, and when there were none for him he became upset and an argument ensued. The man …

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UPDATE – Beware of Sturgeon River Ice Conditions

UPDATE Ice Conditions Upper Sturgeon River The West Nipissing Police Service continues to caution residents about ice conditions on the upper Sturgeon River after reporting that the West Nipissing Power Generation experience mechanical difficulties on January 17. Yesterday the Power Generation experienced problems controlling the water flow at the Sturgeon …

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Rural issues become a priority with creation of Rural Economic Development Ministry

NICKEL BELT-GREATER SUDBURY – Following the Cabinet shuffle announcement by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier today, Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt issued the following statement: “As Chair of the National Rural Caucus I would like to commend the Right Honorable Justin Trudeau and the Government of Canada …

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Serré Recognizes Volunteers in Nickel Belt

MP Serré recognizes 21 community members in Nickel Belt for their volunteerism NICKEL BELT-GREATER SUDBURY – Today, Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, was privileged to award 21 local residents with a Community Volunteer Award in recognition of their outstanding contribution to our communities through volunteerism. These 21 …

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Ontario Govt Changes Its Mind – only 25 retail cannabis stores to initially open. Picked via a “lottery”

Ontario Takes a Phased Approach to Cannabis Retail Licensing Due to National Supply Shortages Today, the Honourable Caroline Mulroney, Attorney General and the Honourable Vic Fedeli, Minister of Finance, released the following statement on changes being made to the licensing process for recreational retail cannabis stores in Ontario: “It is …

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West Nipissing Welcomes New Municipal Council

On December 4, 2018, the Council Members of the Municipality of West Nipissing were inaugurated to serve the community during the 2018-2022 term. The inaugural meeting, held at the West Nipissing Council Chambers, was well attended by friends and family of the elected officials, as well as numerous community partners …

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