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  • The Ontario Provincial Police will take over policing of West NipissingWest Nipissing council voted 6-3 Tuesday night to accept the OPP proposal that will see the West Nipissing Police Service disbanded. Three members of council had sought a referendum on the issue, but were overruled by the majority. Mayor Joanne Savage, at Tuesday night’s meeting, pushed for more
  • COMMUNITY POLICING SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED!!PRESS RELEASE The West Nipissing Police Services Board engaged a research group, Oraclepoll Research to poll the residents of West Nipissing with respect to the police costing process. The report was  presented to Municipal Council on December 5th 2017. In summary, survey results reveal mixed opin
  • Cannabis Taxation – Letter to the EditorAs you are aware, our Government has developed an approach to legalizing, taxing, regulating and restricting access to cannabis that aims to keep it out of the hands of kids and keep profits out of the hands of criminals. That is why, after extensive consultation with the provinces and territories,
  • CANADIAN TIRE AND POLICE PARTNERS FOR YOUTHCanadian Tire and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police have partnered up in supporting youth through the Jumpstart program. Locally, the Jumpstart program has been in place since 2005, and has helped 891 local youths with more than $117,000. The need is growing fast as the program continues
  • MURDER CHARGE LAID IN DEATH INVESTIGATIONSTURGEON FALLS, ONTARIO – The West Nipissing Police Service has charged a 52- year-old Sturgeon Falls man with one count of first degree murder. Marc Pierre Gauthier made a brief court appearance late yesterday afternoon in North Bay and the case has been put over to November 28th 2017. He re
  • WEST NIPISSING POLICE INVESTIGATING DEATHSTURGEON FALLS, ONTARIO – The West Nipissing Police Service is currently investigating the death of a 39-year-old woman. The investigation is criminal in nature and the death is being treated as suspicious. Shortly after 11:30 p.m. on November 14th 2017, officers from the WNPS responded to a
  • Pot dispensary on Wahnapitae FN selling to recreational usersWith formal legalization still several months away, a Sudbury area man has gotten a head start, operating a marijuana dispensary on Wahnapitae First Nation near Capreol. Chadwick Mcgregor says he and his girlfriend bought an office trailer and opened First Nations Medicinal in September. Business
  • West Nipissing Police say sleep aids found in Halloween bagA sample pack of over-the-counter sleep aids were found in one Halloween bag last night in Sturgeon Falls. West Nipissing Police Chief Chuck Seguin says the origin of the package is unknown but it could have been picked up somewhere south of Front Street. Seguin says the call came in from a parent
  • Cash and $20,000 of Drugs SeizedDrug Seizure At approximately 12:15am, October 28th , officers from the West Nipissing Police Service executed a Controlled Drugs and Substance Act search warrant at a Third Street residence in Sturgeon Falls. During a search of the residence police located and seized in excess of 200 grams of susp
  • ‘Braves’ artist sad to see the crest go from Northern Secondary SchoolWEST NIPISSING – A Northern Secondary School crest used for years on jackets and sports jerseys, is being phased out and former students, including the artist, are not keen to see it go. The artist of the crest was only 14 years old, a new high school student in a new school, when she drew …

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