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All artists wanted for Corbeil Culture Days

Posted on by matthew.sookram

painterThe 7th annual Culture Days in Corbeil takes place in September, and they are looking for all kinds of artists to participate.

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North Bay drug program gaining provincial attention

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A solution in North Bay could lead to a province wide answer to Fentanyl abuse; so says Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli.

His private members bill called the Safeguarding Our Communities Act came from a situation in North Bay where local officials wanted to address Fentanyl abuse.

He says they adopted a Patch 4 Patch program meaning to get a new Fentanyl patch you had to return a used Fentanyl patch.

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Five hour standoff results in no major injuries in Sturgeon Falls incident

Posted on by matthew.sookram

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A 33 year old Sturgeon Falls man was taken to hospital after an incident yesterday (Saturday) afternoon.

Around 1:15pm West Nipissing Police responded to a complaint of a male shooting at his neighbour’s home with what was believed to be a pellet gun.

Police arrived and saw damaged had been caused to the John Street area home.

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Energy East Pipeline opponents gather Saturday

Posted on by bob.coles

Energy East Pipeline mapA local group that’s concerned about the Energy East pipeline project is holding a public event  on Saturday.  Stop Energy East North Bay is gathering for a picnic at noon at the Elks Family Park on Trout Lake, about five kilometres east of the city on Highway 17.  That’s also where they’ll unveil a campaign billboard. 

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Voodoos announce home sked

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voodoosThe Powassan Voodoos have unveiled theiir 2015-16 home schedule. They will play 27 games at the Powassan Sportsplex starting with the home opener on September 14th against Elliot Lake.  Other key games include a visit by the former North Bay Trappers head coach Tom McCarthy as he will bring in his Espanola Eagles on September 21st. 

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Police find suspect in West Ferris area

Posted on by richard.coffin

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A two hour search on Friday in the West Ferris area has led to the arrest of a 31 year old man.

North Bay Police received word of a male on Lakeshore Drive who fit the description of a suspect they had been looking for in connection with numerous thefts from vehicles.

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Miller signs pro contract

Posted on by bob.coles

Brenden Miller of the North Bay Battalion. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL ImagesToronto Marlies of the AHL have agreed to terms with former North Bay Battalion defenceman Brenden Miller. Miller, 21, is a 6’1 defenceman who spent the last 4 seasons in the OHL, all with the Battalion.Tthe Orangeville, Ontario native set highs in goals last season with 19, assists with 36 and points with 55.

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Several local children “Earn A Bike”!

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15 area children have been awarded brand new mountain bikes complete with a helmet and bike lock.

It’s all a part of the Tim Hortons “Earn A Bike” Program.

The children, all between the ages of 8 and 14 were chosen after completing the required community service hours.  

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Change of command for 51 Aerospace Control and Warning (OT) Squadron

Posted on by richard.coffin

(Left to Right) Major Shawn Guilbault. Colonel Henrik Smith, Major Chris Horner. Photo credit: Corporal Robert Ouellette, 22 Wing Imagery Technician.

(Left to Right) Major Shawn Guilbault. Colonel Henrik Smith, Major Chris Horner.
Photo credit: Corporal Robert Ouellette, 22 Wing Imagery Technician.

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Plenty of charges filed by North Bay OPP over the Canada Day holiday period

Posted on by richard.coffin

OPP logo Ontario Provincial PoliceNorth Bay OPP say while the majority of motorists are driving accordingly, there continues to be some who are not getting the message about drinking and driving, speeding and distracted driving.

Police say 110 speeding charges along with 31 other Highway Traffic Act offences, including Distracted Driving were issued over the Canada Day long weekend holiday period.

There was also one impaired driver and another who received a 3 day licence suspension.

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