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Recent articles by Pj:

Indigenous child welfare agency nears designation

Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services expects to complete the five-stage ministerial process to become a designated Indigenous Child Welfare Agency, and be up and running by April, according to the organization’s executive director. Joanne Koehler said Thursday after a meeting with Jill Dunlop, Ontario’s associate minister of children and women’s issues, that although the organization will… → Read More

Forestry sector receives long-awaited strategy

'This strategy will help the sector reach its full potential' → Read More

Union protests COVID-19 emergency measures; Sept. 3 rally planned in Sudbury

The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) is calling on the province to rescind emergency measures that have taken away the workplace rights of front-line workers. In a news conference Monday, Michael Hurley, president of the OCHU, the hospital division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), said the measures were brought into effect […] → Read More

‘Coming of age trip’ like no other

Teens reach North Bay on Day 50 of 60-day journey to raise funds for food banks → Read More

‘Negative drug reactions’ spark alert in northeast

'From 10 over a period of months to four in three days' a concern → Read More

West Nipissing considering mask bylaw

With the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit mandating the use of face coverings next Friday, West Nipissing council has put aside its own proposed bylaw on the issue. Mayor Joanne Savage said Thursday the municipality considered a face covering bylaw after the issue was raised at an emergency control group meeting last Wednesday. Municipal staff sought information on the possibility of a… → Read More

North Bay's health unit backs decriminalization for simple drug possession

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit agrees with the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) in its call to decriminalize simple possession of drugs. The health unit, in an email response to The Nugget, says decriminalization “is a critical component” to addressing substance use, which also includes action in “prevention, harm […] → Read More

North Bay's police chief backs drug decriminalization

Tod stands behind paper calling substance abuse a public health — rather than a policing — issue → Read More

2,000 march against racism in North Bay

Close to 2,000 people joined together Saturday afternoon in a march in North Bay to raise awareness of and to fight racism wherever it may be. The numbers – all but a few wearing masks to battle COVID-19 at the same time – were too great to fit into Vanier Square at North Bay City […] → Read More

Northeast's tourism operators 'challenged' to survive

Industry calling for its share of government assistance → Read More

‘It’s like working in a disaster zone’

Health-care workers are operating in “war-zone conditions” because of the outbreak of COVID-19 around the world. Candace Rennick, secretary-treasurer of the Canadian Union of Public Employees in Ontario, says a shortage of personal protective gear – PPE – leaves long-term care employees ill-prepared to deal with the pandemic. “It’s like working in a disaster zone,” Rennick says. “There is a lot… → Read More

‘Do the right thing’ for Northern highways: MPP

He wants winter maintenance standards raised for highways 11 and 17 → Read More

Sturgeon Falls man guilty of first-degree murder

A jury has found Marc Pierre Gauthier guilty of first-degree murder. The seven-woman, five-man jury returned with its verdict Tuesday morning following a three-week trial at the North Bay Courthouse before Superior Court Justice David Nadeau. Gauthier, 54, was convicted in the Nov. 14, 2017, death of Tammy Avery, 39, at their Sturgeon Falls […] → Read More

Jury begins deliberations in murder trial of Sturgeon Falls man

First-degree or second-degree murder? Those are the options the seven-woman, five-man jury are choosing from in the murder trial of Marc Pierre Gauthier. The jury has begun deliberations in the Nov. 14, 2017, death of Tammy Avery, 39, in the Sturgeon Falls apartment she shared with Gauthier. The jury received its charge from Superior […] → Read More

Crown, defence agree on Sturgeon Fall man's guilt

Jury must decide between 1st- and 2nd-degree murder → Read More

DNA evidence closes Crown’s case against Sturgeon Falls man

Marc Pierre Gauthier charged with first-degree murder of Tammy Avery → Read More

Blood spatter evidence presented in murder trial

It is not possible to tell “exactly who did what, when” at a crime scene based solely on blood spatter, the jury at the first-degree murder trial of Marc Pierre Gauthier was told Friday. David Sibley, a senior forensics analyst with the Ontario Provincial Police, testified that what he could do, though, is “determine […] → Read More

'He said he had killed someone last night'

Correction officer testifies at Marc Pierre Gauthier murder trial → Read More

Officer grilled for 'abysmal police work' in death of Sturgeon Falls woman

The lawyer defending Marc Pierre Gauthier in North Bay said a former West Nipissing police officer was guilty of “abysmal police work” after an incriminating statement from the accused. Andrew Perrin asked Const. Michel Paquette, now with the Ontario Provincial Police, why “you did not question him in regard to what he was saying” following the utterance. Gauthier, 54, has pleaded not guilty of… → Read More

‘Blood-like substance’ found on accused, trial told

Identification officer testifies at Marc Pierre Gauthier murder trial → Read More