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Acting MOH supports local return to school

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – As schools prepare to reopen in three weeks, Temiskaming’s acting medical officer of health supports the return of kids to class. “The benefit …

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New library preps for reopening

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – The doors of Temiskaming Shores’ new library may open early next month. Library CEO Rebecca Hunt is planning to open the new library …

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Cobalt residents rally in support of library

By Jamie Mountain Local Journalism Initiative Reporter COBALT – A group of concerned citizens voiced their support for the Paul Penna Library as they held a rally in front of …

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Hospital adding beds to meet demand

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – To date, only one patient with COVID-19 has been admitted to hospital in the district, and that patient was discharged from Kirkland and …

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Real estate getting more interest from southern buyers

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter DISTRICT – Since the beginning of the pandemic, area real estate agents and some municipal leaders have been seeing an increase in interest from potential property …

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Being thankful for our community

It seems that around the world there is one challenge after another. We are more connected than we have ever been before through news, print or radio, social media and …

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Summer’s big hits

Steven Larocque The pandemic and the WE charity scandal continue to be the top two stories of the summer. On the WE controversy, there’s a growing sense that Prime Minister …

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Cubs will return to ice after Labour Day weekend

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — Their Great North Midget League (GNML) season schedule has not been released as yet but they know one thing – they will be …

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Englehart adult slo-pitch begins August 10

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter ENGLEHART — Adult mixed slo-pitch will make an appearance in Englehart this summer, despite being thrown a curve ball by the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration is currently …

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Junior golfers hit the links at NLGC

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — As several summer youth sports sit idle because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Junior golf is in full swing at the New Liskeard Golf …

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Literacy Council spells out AGM

TEMISKAMING SHORES (Special) – The Literacy Council of South Temiskaming will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, September 1, at 10 a.m. via the online Zoom app. The …

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Englehart gym reopened

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter ENGLEHART – The Englehart gym, located at the Englehart and Area Community Arena Complex, reopened to the public on July 29. Alex Regele, the town’s recreation …

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Police blotter

Sexual assault charges COBALT – A Cobalt resident has been charged after police investigated reports of two separate incidents of sexual assault alleged to have occurred between August 1 and …

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JustNatural Holistic Spa opens in Haileybury

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — Wellness – it’s on everyone’s mind these days. The owner of JustNatural Holistic Spa, Christina Geddes, picked a great time to reveal her …

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Temagami moving forward with trademark purchase

By Jamie Mountain Local Journalism Initiative Reporter TEMAGAMI – The Temagami Dry soft drink brand will live on. Temagami council passed a bylaw August 6 to authorize the purchase of …

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Familiar face named Northern’s new president

TIMMINS (Special) – Northern College’s new president and CEO comes from within. Dr. Audrey Penner, the college’s vice-president of academic and student success for the past six years, has been …

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Vanthof concerned bills will impact process

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter TORONTO – Timiskaming-Cochrane MPP John Vanthof is expressing strong concerns about two bills recently passed by the Ontario Conservative party. Vanthof, deputy leader of the New …

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Evanturel working on projects through pandemic

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter EVANTUREL TOWNSHIP – The Evanturel Township budget was passed recently with a two per cent levy increase. The municipal levy this year is $609,350. Additional financial …

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Ramsay remembered as “a champion” for the North

TEMISKAMING SHORES (Staff) – Long-time Temiskaming MPP and former cabinet minister David Ramsay is being remembered for a quarter-century of work in the riding and in Ontario. Ontario Liberal leader …

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