Nipissing West OPP say foul play is not suspected after a possible drowning on the weekend.

Emergency crews responded to a sudden death in Lavigne on Saturday afternoon at 3 pm.

Police say a person was located in the water inside the boathouse and transported to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The victim has been identified as 62 year old Gregory Hicks of West Nipissing.

The coroner’s office is investigating.


Meantime, a few impaired charges have been filed in recent days.

North Bay OPP have now charged 17 drivers with impaired this year.

The latest involved a motorist pulled over Friday night by an officer on Hwy 17 West.

Police say the vehicle was weaving in it’s lane. A 36 year old resident of West Nipissing has been charged with impaired.


Almaguin OPP report a 57 year old Lount Township resident is facing a charge of impaired by drugs.

This after police and emergency crews responded to a single vehicle collision last Thursday night on Albert Street North in Strong Township.

The accused has a July court appearance.


A traffic complaint Friday night on Ferguson Road in Armour Township has led to impaired charges for an ATV driver.

Almaguin OPP and the SAVE Team responded to the call around 830 pm.

A 34 year old Burk’s Falls man is charged with impaired by alcohol and driving a vehicle with cannabis readily available.