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Bomb threat at the Motherhouse

'The building has been cleared and everyone has been allowed back in'
Main West blocked off by police on Wednesday afternoon.

The North Bay Police had an area of Main West blocked off as they investigated a bomb threat at the Motherhouse in North Bay on Wednesday afternoon. 

"We responded to a bomb threat at the building," said Inspector Jeff Warner in a text to BayToday.

"The building has been cleared and everyone has been allowed back in." 

Warner says nothing suspicious was found. 

The investigation into the source of the threat is still active," added Warner. 

Sources close to the Motherhouse say some staff members stayed in a building on the Motherhouse property from 7:30 a.m. until about 3:20 p.m. on Wednesday. 

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault St. Marie Motherhouse currently has 24 Senior citizen residence apartments of which nine are geared to income apartments called St. Joseph's on the north shores of Lake Nipissing. 

It currently houses approx. 50 sisters and employs 65 staff (lay persons).

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