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Tragedy in the water

Posted on by bob.coles

OPP logo Ontario Provincial PoliceNorth Bay OPP say they have recovered the body of a 68 year old missing canoeist.  The body of Scott Johnson of Norfolk County was recovered around 450 feet from shore.  Police say they received a call about a missing male on Commanda Lake on Saturday night.  Police say they received reports of a canoe capsizing and a canoeist swimming and then towing his canoe to shore. The male couldn’t be located and a search ensued without success and that led to the discovery.

Home invasion update

Posted on by bob.coles

City police at 22 WingArea Police say they completed a search of the North Bay area yesterday for two men wanted in a home invasion at 4 am yesterday on Songis Road in Redbridge and now believe the suspects are no longer in the area.  The vehicle the suspects were in was stopped by North Bay Police in the Hornell Heights Area and that’s where two of the suspects were taken into custody. 

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A Reminder About Train Saftey

Posted on by drew.ferris

train crossingTrain time is anytime and Stop, Look, and Listen.

Those are the two big rules when it comes to crossing train tracks safely say Rebecca McGlynn.

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Van Halen’s David Lee Roth Calls Out Beer Tossing Hooligan In New Jersey

Posted on by bryan.floyd

DAVID LEE ROTH OF VAN HALEN
Long gone are the days of Diamond Dave and his theatrical performances. Unfortunately, this news may have been the precursor for an incident which went down at Van Halen’s show in New Jersey last week. It’s no secret, Dave isn’t exactly what he used to be, unfortunately for one displeased beer tossing fan, Dave’s attitude is still intact. Roth called out the beer tossing hooligan in a way only Roth can. Did the beer tosser get what he deserved or did Dave cross the line?
***NSFW – Contains Strong Language***

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Two suspects still at large, two named in Redbridge home invasion

Posted on by matthew.sookram

OPP logo Ontario Provincial Police

North Bay OPP is still searching for two suspects after a home invasion at a residence in Redbridge early Sunday morning.

Three males wearing a disguise and believed to be armed broke into the home while the owners were asleep.

The males left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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Laplante sisters have terrific weekend in Ottawa at Nationals

Posted on by matthew.sookram

Laplante on the podiumThe Laplante sisters had a great weekend  on the water at the Canoe Kayak National Championships in Ottawa this past weekend.

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Several incidents highlight weekend city police activity

Posted on by bob.coles

Police (north bay)A busy weekend for North Bay Police with 245 calls for service. nine people were charged for various offenses including mischief under 5 Thousand Dollars, assault police officer, uttering threats, assault with a weapon, mischief, trafficking in a controlled substance, possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime, public intoxication and domestic assault. 

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Voodoos win exhibition tilt

Posted on by bob.coles

VoodoosA pre season win for the Powassan Voodoos on Sunday as they topped the Kingston Voyageurs 4-3  The Voodoos were down in this one in the third 3-1 before storming back for 3 unanswered goals to win 4-3. Carter Forth scored the game winner with less than 3 minutes on the clock.

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A report on bringing back the spring bear hunt

Posted on by bob.coles

black bearDr Mike Commito of the Northern Policy Institute is the author of a report  on the impact of  bringing back the spring bear hunt permanently. He says  the black bear population could withstand additional hunting pressure but the 11 week fall season would have to be reduced somewhat if the spring hunt was re-introduced permanently.

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Classes get underway at Nipissing University on Monday

Posted on by bob.coles

Nipissing-UniversityIt’s back to North Bay this week for students at Nipissing University. Communications Officer Bob Pipe it looks like there will be an increase in the number of first year students compared to 2014.  He says the numbers right now show 740 first year students and 4 Thousand students overall.

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