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Coleman forest fire

Mine hazards complicating firefighting Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter COLEMAN – A fire in an area south of Cobalt strewn with open cuts and mine hazards has proven tough to extinguish. …

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Northern Ontario News - The Temiskaming Speaker - Catching Some Rays

Catching Some Rays

Former Temiskaming resident Evison Laffrenier now lives in Brantford, but he returned on Victoria Day weekend to visit old friend Jean-Guy Chartrand in Hilliard and do a little fishing. The …

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Northern Ontario News - The Temiskaming Speaker - Festival des Folies Franco-Fun

FESTIVAL DRAW WINNER

Presenting the 2016 Festival des Folies Franco-Fun draw cheque for $1,000 to the lucky winner is Festival Coordinator Anne-Marie Loranger to Chad Labonté from the Municipality of Casey on Wednesday, …

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Northern Ontario News - The Temiskaming Speaker - Twenty Questions with Sidney Coll

Twenty Questions with Sidney Coll

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter This week’s Twenty Questions features an interview with Hilliardton Marsh Research & Education Centre (HMREC) MOTUS Program Coordinator Sidney Coll. 1. What is your full name? …

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Board ONE tackling low graduation rates

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – District School Board Ontario North East says it’s taking steps to improve high school graduation rates. It’s working on several fronts, from helping …

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WELL-GROUNDED EDUCATION

Northern Ontario News - The Temiskaming Speaker - Healthy Living on a Budget

“I’m a newbie,” said Carrie-Anne Camp, left, of Haileybury as she planted lettuce seeds in a properly prepared bucket. Experienced gardener Vicky Muir, right, was an instructor as ten rookies …

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SPRING SPRUCE-UP

Northern Ontario News - The Temiskaming Speaker - Little Claybelt Homesteaders Museum

Volunteer Maureen Goddard took advantage of sunny weather to clean up the flowerbeds at the Little Claybelt Homesteaders Museum. As the museum prepares to open for the summer, it’ll stage …

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Optimism and opportunities

The first warm-weather long holiday weekend of the year is over and summer is fast approaching. Many people are now feeling the spirit of optimism descend upon them as they …

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From the Editor’s Desk

Northern Ontario News - The Temiskaming Speaker - Editor - Gordon Brock

Sporting chances For a segment of our population, the long weekend was spent doing yard work for the first time this calendar year. For others, it may have been opening …

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Letter of the Week

Give the Graydons an award Dear Editor: I have been sitting here every day procrastinating, and decided it was time! In 1980 it was a great privilege for me to …

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SNEOAA/Branch 33

Northern Ontario News - The Temiskaming Speaker - SNEOAA/Branch 33

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — Sunny skies and warm temperatures were the perfect backdrop to the first major track and field meet of the season held at the …

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Joining the Journey

Northern Ontario News - The Temiskaming Speaker - Temiskaming Community Living Walkathon

Walkathon chugs along in its 47th year Steven Larocque Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – As the Walkathon approaches its fiftieth anniversary, one constant has been the mix of newcomers with …

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Straight from the Hip

Finally, after all the bellyaching, thinking there was never a light at the end of the tunnel and life just isn’t fair, the Toronto Maple Leaf organization will pick number …

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Giving victims of crime a voice and help

TEMISKAMING SHORES (Special/Staff) – Victims and survivors of crime have a voice as well as help available in times of need. “The power of our voices” is the theme of …

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New Liskeard library getting new roof

TEMISKAMING SHORES (Staff) – The New Liskeard library will be getting a new roof. The city had budgeted $30,000 for the project when it approved its capital budget late last …

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NEW MEMBERS

Northern Ontario News - The Temiskaming Speaker - Royal Canadian Legion - Cobalt

New members were recently sworn in to Cobalt Branch 44 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Pictured above are, back from left, Sergeant-at-Arms John Williams; membership chair Lawrence Audette; membership committee …

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Englehart still considering industrial park area

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter ENGLEHART — The Town of Englehart has set aside $35,000 in its 2016 budget for continued investigation of its proposed 35-acre industrial park site adjacent to …

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TSACC announces 2016 Business Award recipients

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter DISTRICT — The Temiskaming Shores & Area Chamber of Commerce (TSACC) announced the recipients of their 2016 Annual Business Awards in a press release last week. …

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Saying “no” to Energy East

Northern Ontario News - The Temiskaming Speaker - Saying “no” to Energy East

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMAGAMI – The proposed Energy East pipeline puts the drinking water of more than five million Canadians at risk, says a non-profit organization fighting the project. …

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Matachewan incumbent wins MNO race

TEMISKAMING SHORES (Staff) – A North Cobalt woman was unsuccessful in her bid for a seat on the Métis Nation of Ontario Provisional Council. Tina Nichol lost to incumbent regional …

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Englehart approves 2016 budget

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter ENGLEHART — Englehart’s 2016 budget was passed at its regular council meeting Wednesday, May 11. This year’s budget has been set at $5,341,034, which will include …

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Temagami by-election set for August 18

TEMAGAMI (Staff) – The groundwork for a by-election to fill a vacant seat on Temagami council has begun. The deadline to nominate candidates is July 4. Voting day itself will …

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