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  • Chief calls removal of ‘Braves’ head at Northern Secondary in line with TRC Calls to ActionWEST NIPISSING—Nipissing First Nation Chief Scott McLeod has given his support for the removal of the ‘Braves’ head at Northern Secondary School. Unlike controversies playing out over Indigenous emblems, the Northern Braves’ was created by former student, Terry Dokis, and used since 1971. 
  • Northern Ontario fishing dispute could lead to big changes for Indigenous rightsHunters and Gatherers is series looking at hunting and fishing in northern Ontario, how Indigenous rights can divide people, how some northerners find ways to share the resources and what sharing the land means for reconciliation. A case making its way through the courts in northern Ontario could
  • OPP quote due shortly, vote by the end of next monthWest Nipissing council is taking another look at the costs associated with replacing its municipal police service with the Ontario Provincial Police. Jay Barbeau, West Nipissing’s chief administrative officer, said the OPP’s costing proposal is expected to be presented to council shortl
  • Ontario Collecting Data on Walleye FisheryOntario, in partnership with Nipissing First Nation, will be conducting research and data collection on Lake Nipissing again this fall. Nets will be placed in the water during the month of October. This annual project, now in its 20th year, will allow for the collection of important information to
  • Nipissing Warriors headed to Hockey Hall of FameNIPISSING FIRST NATION – The Nipissing Warriors are having another wave of fame. They were an all-Anishinaabe team playing in the Industrial League in the 1960s and early 1970s. In their first year, they won the league championship, packing the Sturgeon Falls Arena. In the Inter-Reserve Hockey Le
  • The many perspectives of the Lake Nipissing pickerel disputeHunters and Gatherers is series looking at hunting and fishing in northern Ontario, how Indigenous rights can divide people, how some northerners find ways to share the resources and what sharing the land means for reconciliation. No matter which of its shores you live by and whether or not your an
  • Mother desperate for news of daughter after Hurricane Maria strikes Caribbean islandsA mother from Sturgeon Falls, Ont. desperately awaits news on her daughter and family, who faced a Category 5 hurricane that wreaked havoc through the small island of Dominica. Just hours before Hurricane Maria struck, hunkered between mattresses, Sara Ouellette Subero listened anxiously to the rum
  • Ontario Releases Safe and Sensible Framework To Manage Federal Legalization of CannabisCarefully Controlled With Strict Rules; LCBO to Oversee Stand-alone Cannabis Retail Stores In response to the federal government’s plan to legalize cannabis by July 2018, Ontario is committing to a safe and sensible framework to govern the lawful use and retail of recreational cannabis as a c
  • Construction underway on new Sacre Coeur churchSTURGEON FALLS – Parishioners are finally convinced it’s going to happen. Construction of Sacre Coeur church in Sturgeon Falls is moving forward.The The groundbreaking ceremony took place Thursday at noon and was witnessed by more than 75 people, including community leaders, parishioners an
  • Better community infrastructure in store for West Nipissing residentsNICKEL BELT/GREATER SUDBURY, August 21, 2017— The governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to better community services and modern and up-to-date community infrastructure that meet their needs. These

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