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Torch run helps kick off Special Olympics Ontario Winter Games

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Special Olympics Ontario Winter Games logoThe community is being invited to help cheer on those taking part in an Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, ahead of Thursday’s opening ceremonies for the provincial Winter Games. 

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Program at North Bay Regional Health Centre gets funding help

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hospital A local program to help people who suffer from mental illness has received funding from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund.

The Regional Early Intervention in Psychosis program at the North Bay Regional Health Centre has received $8,000.

 

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New AMAPCEO President stops in North Bay

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amapceo  There are 12,000 AMAPCEO members in the province, including 200 locally.

This is the Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees in Ontario.

Their newly elected President is Dave Bulmer and he is touring the province to meet all of their members.

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Community Services budget putting “everything on the table”

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budget cuts Council will talk about closing West Ferris Arena today. It will be brought up as a part of the Community Services Budget discussions, and Chair Mark King says everything is on the table when it comes to finding ways of saving money.

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Fail to remain crash leads to charges

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Police (north bay)A 28 year old man from Lion’s Head, Ontario has been charged by North Bay Police after a fail to remain collision on Monday morning.

Just after 8am, it’s alleged a red pickup was seen dodging in and out of traffic, heading northbound on Algonquin.

It’s further alleged the pickup later struck a car stopped at a red light on Algonquin at Lansdowne, then attempted to drive around the vehicle, striking it again.

A female victim suffered minor injuries and the vehicle was extensively damaged.

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More number crunching at city hall

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City Hall2North Bay City Council continued with budget discussions both last night (Monday) at their Council meeting, and last Friday.

The Friday meeting was on General Government and the overall operating budget, which Budget Chief Sheldon Forgette says right now, stands at a 5.88% increase.

Forgette says anything less than 5.88% could mean service cuts or staff cuts.

Mayor Al McDonald says he doesn’t like a high increase and wants to see that lowered.

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Podium finish for a couple local OUA athletes

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sarah 1In OUA track and field, a couple former Chippewa Raiders had podium finishes this past weekend.

Sarah Swain (pictured above) with the University of Windsor was taking part in an event in Ohio and won gold in the 60 metre hurdles and silver in pole vault.

Meantime, the University of Guelph’s Alison Fung (pictured below) was at an event at McGill in Montreal and won silver in pole vault.

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Change in date to Capitol Centre SNL show

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SNL The date for a show at the Capitol Centre has changed.

The date for the Veterans of Saturday Night Live performance was to have been February 22nd.

It’s been rescheduled for February 9th- that’s a Monday. 

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New music course coming to Nbisiing High School

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musicNbisiing High School is the latest First Nations educational institution to offer a unique music course to its students.

Coalition Music out of Toronto has offered this course before to students on Manitoulin Island and on February 2nd will be doing the same at Nbisiing.  

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3-D model unveiled in hopes of identifying deceased male

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Facial ReconstructionWest Nipissing Police Services have high hopes of identifying a deceased male, who was discovered in the Lac Clair Road area in 2010.

A 3-D reconstruction of his face was unveiled to the media today (Monday).

Detective Constable Duncan Way of the Barrie Police Service prepared the 3-D model. He says it is based on science and facts but there is a level of subjectivity involved.

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