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Former deputy mayor arrested twice over Thanksgiving weekend

Former deputy mayor arrested twice over Thanksgiving weekend

Forgette, a local politician and entrepreneur is facing six charges total from the arrests
First Nations lawsuit aims to protect traditional lands

First Nations lawsuit aims to protect traditional lands

It alleges Ontario's policies have not upheld Treaty 9 rights
Some OFSC snowmobile trail passes see 'modest' price increase

Some OFSC snowmobile trail passes see 'modest' price increase

'We are confident that this is a fair and balanced approach, with additional revenue being invested directly on the snow'
Area film and television productions receive provincial boost

Area film and television productions receive provincial boost

Fedeli announces $6 million for six Nipissing projects, says it solidifies 'the North’s reputation as a first-rate production centre in North America and the world.'
North Bay hosts Pinty's Grand Slam this week

North Bay hosts Pinty's Grand Slam this week

Memorial Gardens transformed to host major curling event
New tool developed to improve health of northern Ontario forests

New tool developed to improve health of northern Ontario forests

Users can input data like the soil conditions of the area and restoration goals and even budget for the PlantR platform’s algorithm to consider
Hunters: make safety a priority while enjoying the outdoors this season

Hunters: make safety a priority while enjoying the outdoors this season

All hunters must wear solid hunter orange clothing (minimum 400 square inches above the waist) and a hunter orange head cover during gun seasons for deer, moose, and elk
Area snowmobile trails get funding boost

Area snowmobile trails get funding boost

OFSC receiving nearly $835K to improve 10 trails in Northern Ontario
Northern Chambers of Commerce call for rejection of proposed riding changes

Northern Chambers of Commerce call for rejection of proposed riding changes

Businesses in Northern Ontario's largest centres have raised concerns over proposed changes to federal electoral boundaries in the region in an open letter.
Government's long term care plan ‘scary,’ MPP Mantha says

Government's long term care plan ‘scary,’ MPP Mantha says

New Democrat urges patients, families to voice opposition to Bill 7; Sault Area Hospital says ‘difficult decisions must be made’