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Hospital relaxing visitor restrictions

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – After almost four months of restrictions due to COVID-19, Temiskaming Hospital is opening its doors to a few more visitors. As of July …

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Latchford Canada Day parade helps to lift spirits

By Jamie Mountain Local Journalism Initiative Reporter LATCHFORD – In this time of social distancing, a Canada Day parade in Latchford was just what the doctor ordered for many in …

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Bunker long-term future uncertain

COBALT (Staff) – The Bunker Military Museum is receiving a $2,334.34 grant from the Town of Cobalt this year. Ordinarily, the museum has received an annual grant of $10,000. But …

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Ghost stories and legends of Cobalt and area

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter COBALT – If you enjoy a good ghost story, and you know Cobalt and surrounding area, and even if you don’t know the area, you won’t …

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Summer salad on tortrix moth menu

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter DISTRICT – It’s the good ol’ summertime and it’s not just humans that are enjoying feasting outdoors. The large tortrix moth has been appearing by the …

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In the city swim of things

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – As the temperature rises, so too do thoughts of a swim. In Temiskaming Shores, some facilities at the popular Haileybury beach opened June …

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Haileybury man living in China talks about COVID

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — The nervous uncertainty that gripped the world as the coronavirus hit like a tsunami was experienced first hand in China by a former …

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Ups and Downs

• Thumbs up to the Canadian military for stepping up in this time of pandemic. Operation LASER saw the deployment last April of Canadian Armed Forces teams into several select …

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A new normal worth having

Summer comes so quickly in the North, and it seems every year is different. Last year zipped by so fast that many of us suffered whiplash watching it come and …

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Puckhounds won’t play in Quebec in 2020-21

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — While minor hockey associations across Ontario had their seasons cut short due to COVID-19 concerns, many remain uncertain as to how they will …

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Youth Slo-Pitch League cancels 2020 season

DISTRICT (Staff) — The ball diamonds in South Temiskaming will be quiet this summer. The 2020 Rural Youth Mixed Slo-Pitch League has cancelled the summer season due to safety reasons …

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Victim in Englehart fire identified

ENGLEHART (Staff) – The deceased person at a fire in Englehart late last month has been identified as 75-year-old Olivine Bourassa. Police released the identity of the victim last week …

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Police lay multiple impaired charges

ELK LAKE (Staff) – In a twist on the typical impaired driving charge, police laid charges against the operator of a golf cart in Elk Lake last week. Temiskaming OPP …

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Haileybury retiree wins $250,000

TORONTO (Special) – A retired retail worker in Haileybury is a quarter of a million dollars wealthier. Cynthia Ramsay, 60, won Ontario’s jackpot of $250,000 in the June 20 LOTTARIO …

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Air Canada cancels Toronto-North Bay route

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – Temiskaming Shores Mayor Carman Kidd is remaining optimistic about future possibilities in face of the news that Air Canada is suspending its flights …

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New businesses looking to set-up shop in Temagami

By Jamie Mountain Local Journalism Initiative Reporter TEMAGAMI – A Temagami entrepreneur is hoping to bring a pair of businesses to the town. Randall Becker gave a presentation to Temagami …

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Candidates chosen for TFN election

By Jamie Mountain Local Journalism Initiative Reporter BEAR ISLAND – Temagami First Nation held a nomination meeting on June 19 under the tent at the Laura McKenzie Learning Centre grounds …

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Cobalt council passes bare bones budget

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter COBALT – A bare bones budget based on some tough decisions has now been finalized by Cobalt council. It passed in a four-to-three vote at the …

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Zero per cent increase in taxes in Englehart

ENGLEHART (Staff) – The Council of the Town of Englehart passed a budget on June 24 for $4,114,528.59, passing with a zero per cent increase in taxes for 2020. “We …

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