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Power outage

Hydro One reports that power was lost to 15 customers in the Temiskaming Shores area at about 10:50 a.m. today (Mon., March 27). It’s anticipated to be restored by 3 p.m.

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“Bandied around”

Some municipalities questioning DTSSAB reserves Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter DISTRICT — DTSSAB is experiencing some pressure from municipalities to use its reserves to offset payments required from the municipalities. Both …

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The Speaker - Newspaper - MARCH BREAK SKATE

MARCH BREAK SKATE

Nelly Moriarty (left) and George Fraboni each enjoyed a free public skating session at the Don Shepherdson Memorial Arena on Wednesday, March 15. Moriarty is part of a group of …

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The Speaker - Newspaper - 15-2, 15-4 means much more at TDSS cribbage club

15-2, 15-4 means much more at TDSS cribbage club

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — It’s been a great way for students to improve math skills and socialize at the same time. The Timiskaming District Secondary School (TDSS) …

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The Speaker - Newspaper - V.I.P. Portrait Gallery

V.I.P. Portrait Gallery

The opening reception for photographer Andrzej Maciejewski’s show at the Temiskaming Art Gallery was held Friday, March 17. The show, entitled V.I.P. Portrait Gallery, features black and white portraits of …

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In stages – Englehart water and sewer upgrades continuing

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter ENGLEHART – Englehart is embarking on another stage of its water and sewer replacement program. Town clerk-administrator Shawn LaCarte said in an email that the town …

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Great Gulp slaking thirst

TEMISKAMING SHORES (Staff) – Open wide and take a great big gulp of water today. March 22 is World Water Day. It was proclaimed by the United Nations to highlight …

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Running for a cause

The Speaker - Newspaper - Running for a cause

TEMISKAMING SHORES (Staff) – A Temiskaming Shores couple heads to Hamilton this weekend for a 30-kilometre run. Winter training “has been tough,” acknowledged Céline Léger-Nolet, who with husband Denis Nolet …

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In the know

Last week’s Speaker had an interesting front-page story on a recent boil-water advisory in Temiskaming Shores. It was reported that two waterline breaks forced thousands of residents to take the …

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The wisdom of my inner kid

Life is an adventure. The more adventure you can get out of it, the better it is. Sunday I decided to hike around Pete’s Dam Park. This park is becoming …

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Wedge Issues

Speaker Editor - Steven Larocque

Since taking my seat in the new office I’ve noticed I’m listing more. Not making lists, as the office’s esteemed predecessor liked to compile. But listing – leaning to one …

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FINE BROTH OF A LAD

The Speaker - Newspaper - FINE BROTH OF A LAD

It was St. Patrick’s Day evening when Kolby Fleury came out of the hack to make a shot during the opening draw of the Blarney Spiel. The March 17-19 event …

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COLD CATCH

The Speaker - Elk Lake Fish Derby

It was a cold catch last weekend for Paul Jibb as he reeled in the heaviest fish (two pounds 12 ounces) to claim first place on Saturday, March 11. The …

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TYKE TIME

The Speaker - The Haileybury Arena and Recreation Centre

The Haileybury Arena and Recreation Centre was a busy place Saturday when 160 Tyke-level (pre-Novice) hockey players hit the ice to end their season of learning to play hockey. Pictured …

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THE REAL THING

The Speaker - Newspaper - The Real Thing

Members of the Coleman Fire Department (CFD) were practicing their techniques at their fire hall when they got a call for the real thing March 16. A fire began in …

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From tragedy to triumph

The Speaker - Newspaper - New Liskeard amputee steps out at St. Patrick's Day run/walk

New Liskeard amputee steps out at St. Patrick’s Day run/walk Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – For most people participating in the 18th annual Achilles St. Patrick’s Day five-kilometre …

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For the birds

The Speaker - Newspaper - School installing swallow and duck boxes

School installing swallow and duck boxes Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter COBALT — St. Patrick School students in Cobalt plan to lend a helping hand to their fine-feathered friends at the …

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ARC Industries closing as province adopts new approach

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – ARC Industries will close at the end of April as the province shifts away from sheltered workshops for people with intellectual disabilities. It’s …

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FONOM concerned about energy and gas prices

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter TORONTO – FONOM president Alan Spacek says more help with high energy costs may be on the way. Spacek, the president of the Federation of Northern …

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Airport Authority taking first steps

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter ARMSTRONG TOWNSHIP – The Earlton-Timiskaming Regional Airport Authority met Thursday, February 23, in Earlton to work on details regarding the new airport authority. Airport Authority chair …

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Libraries concerned as provincial budget approaches

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter DISTRICT — Libraries throughout Ontario’s northern, rural and Indigenous communities are now waiting to hear whether their proposal was successful in obtaining increased provincial funding for …

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Latchford has new councillor

LATCHFORD (Staff) — Latchford has a new councillor. Sharon Gadoury-East was sworn in on Tuesday, March 7. She steps into a position at the Latchford council table made vacant by …

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City rejects ranked ballot system

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – City councillors have cast their votes to keep the first-past-the-post system for next year’s municipal elections. But new rules under Ontario’s Elections Act …

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