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Two cyclists killed in bus collision

TEMISKAMING SHORES (Staff) – Investigation continues into last week’s fatal crash in New Liskeard that left two cyclists dead. Garnett Johnson, 74, of Temiskaming Shores and Jeffrey Splinter, 57, of …

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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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City rec facilities set to reopen next week

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — After what seemed like a lengthy hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic where all recreational facilities under the City of Temiskaming Shores operational …

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City recreational master plan presented

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – Jim Scott of TRACE planning and design presented an outline of the proposed recreational master plan for the City of Temiskaming Shores at …

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Charlton Legion holding bottle-drive

CHARLTON (Staff) – The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 227 in Charlton is seeking assistance from the public in a difficult time. The Legion reports that it had to close its …

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Audrey Ridley turned 100 on July 14

TEMISKAMING SHORES (Special) – Audrey Ridley (nee Shepherdson) celebrated her 100th birthday on July 14. A resident of Northdale Manor in New Liskeard, Audrey was visiting with family in Thornbury, …

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Earlton gym now reopened

By Jamie Mountain Local Journalism Initiative Reporter EARLTON – After months of having its doors shut because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the gym at the Earlton Recreation Centre reopened to …

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Remembering Ramsay

Last week it was announced that former Timiskaming-Cochrane MPP David Ramsay had died at the age of 72 in Nova Scotia. Ramsay served as MPP beginning in 1985 when he …

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Onward and upward

Darlene Wroe I am very grateful to the Ontario Community Newspapers Association for their decision to grant me first place in the photography award’s component for the Speaker’s circulation class. …

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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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COVID-19 strikes out fastball

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — The sport of fastball in Temiskaming Shores has fouled out this summer due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Temiskaming Shores Fastball League convener …

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Police blotter

Counterfeit cash charges COBALT – A Cobalt resident faces multiple charges related to counterfeit money in Temiskaming Shores. Temiskaming OPP investigated reports of counterfeit bills in Temiskaming Shores between July …

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Northeastern Catholic upgrading schools

TEMISKAMING SHORES (Staff) – As school boards and the province draft plans to restart classes in the fall, capital projects are proceeding at a number of local schools. Work is …

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Board ONE preparing for September 3 restart

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – It’s official – after an absence of almost six months, students will able to return to District School Board Ontario North East schools …

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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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Temagami mulling Temagami Dry trademark acquisition

By Jamie Mountain Local Journalism Initiative Reporter TEMAGAMI – Temagami council gave bylaw 20-1518 a first reading and approved it at its last regular meeting on July 16. The purpose …

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The Speaker wins five OCNA awards

DISTRICT (Staff) – The Temiskaming Speaker continued to garner industry recognition at the provincial level with the announcement last week of five awards for work published in 2019. The Ontario …

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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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Latchford to continue with teleconferenced meetings

By Jamie Mountain Local Journalism Initiative Reporter LATCHFORD – Latchford council will continue to hold their monthly regular meetings via teleconference for the foreseeable future. Council had been mulling potentially …

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