Ontario Courts introduces new “Catch and Release Punch Card”

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff ONTARIO – Local police are getting free ice cream. The Court of Ontario has approved the creation and distribution of a “Catch and Release Free Prize Punch Card” to each police officer in the province. The card, which is punched every time an officer arrests a suspect who is […]

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NBPS creates mobile “Fartcan Car Response Unit”

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — The early success of North Bay Police Service’s downtown foot patrol has inspired a new endeavor: “The Fartcan Car Response Unit.” “The FCRU is a specialized task force that’s sole focus is to help those in need,” explains North Bay Police Sergeant Jeanette Lawrence. “And those […]

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North Bay celebrates 1 millionth bike theft

From: Jennifer Hanson, thenorthbaybay.ca staff Sunday was a day like any other until Gary Sitter had his bike stolen. Sitter’s bicycle, a white Schwinn, was snatched sometime between 11:15 and 11:35 as Sitter went into Best Buy. “I’ve had a bike stolen before,” says Sitter. “So I know there is no worse feeling than realizing […]

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Oregano Raid Halts Dinner Rush at Local Restaurant

From: Nora D. Shadsworth, thenorthbaybay.ca contributor NORTH BAY — Diners at Greco’s Pizza on Algonquin Avenue had their meals interrupted Thursday evening as a joint police task force raided the well-loved restaurant in an embarrassingly botched drug bust. “At exactly 19:00 on Thursday February 20th, an elite team of narcotics officers entered the premises of […]

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Local politician comes off bender, finds himself on 17 new boards

From: Jennifer Hanson, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — Local politician Ray Rappen has recovered from a six day bender to discover he is now a member of 17 new boards. Among the 17 boards are the North Bay Real Estate Board, North Bay Police Service Board, Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee, North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority, […]

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North Bay Police buy a helicopter

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — Citing its recent use in catching drivers passing school buses in Orillia, North Bay Police Services have purchased a helicopter. “We are proud to announce that we have acquired an Airbus H-125 helicopter,” announced Sergeant Jeanette Lawrence Tuesday morning. “This is a brand new 40 foot […]

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