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Three deaths in past week linked to COVID-19

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – Temiskaming has recorded three deaths linked to COVID-19 in the past week. That’s as many as the district experienced in all of 2020 …

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Cull’s art explores relations between nature and us

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter HENWOOD TOWNSHIP – Bruce Cull continues to create art during the pandemic and continues to pursue venues for exhibitions. His latest show, titled Connection and Response, …

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BRH taking steps to cope with COVID-19 pressures

KIRKLAND LAKE (Special) – Blanche River Health is taking additional steps in light of the Omicron variant and current and expected pressures on hospital capacity and staffing. Blanche River Health …

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Contractor needed for Cobalt building repair

COBALT (Staff) – It is still uncertain when repairs will begin on the former Cobalt-Northern Ontario Fire Museum on Lang Street. The building’s northeast wall has been separating over the …

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Gas tax revenue topped up for transit

TORONTO (Special/Staff) – The province is topping up the tank for municipal transit services this year. It’ll mean $136,956 for Temiskaming Transit, which serves Cobalt and Temiskaming Shores. Municipalities that …

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Time to cool down

Josh Freed, in a column on the National Post website January 22, told about a recent trip to Florida. He recounts a conversation on a restaurant terrace and quotes a …

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A new year unmasked

By Diane Johnston As the new year began, I thought I’d lost my cloth face mask. It didn’t really matter because, just like neon hues and shoulder pads, fabric masks …

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Nordic gets the jump on Jackrabbit program

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter COLEMAN TOWNSHIP — The much beloved Jackrabbit and Bunnyrabbit ski programs run by volunteers at the Temiskaming Nordic Ski Club (TNSC) are back. There are 27 …

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Design phase started for Earlton pool building

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter ARMSTRONG TOWNSHIP – A Phase 1 preliminary design is now underway for the Armstrong Township municipal pool building rehabilitation in Earlton. The construction project, which is …

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Straight From The Hip

By Mike McArthur The topic of transgender men legally competing against women, especially in college sporting events, has sure heated up. Now retired and considered by many as the best …

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Transportation driving new Northern task force

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – Temiskaming has recorded three deaths linked to COVID-19 in the past week. That’s as many as the district experienced in all of 2020 …

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Temagami’s official plan to be reviewed

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMAGAMI — Temagami council received Draft 1.2 of the Official Plan at its January 20 meeting. Council unanimously approved a motion to have the plan submitted …

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Region seeking information about new Medieval Villages

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter DISTRICT – Area municipal organizations are continuing to gather information about existing and proposed Boreal Forest Medieval Villages (BFMV) settlements in unincorporated townships in the region. …

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Battery recycling studies have positive results

    NORTH COBALT (Staff/Special) – Electra Battery Materials Corporation, formerly First Cobalt, has announced positive results from engineering studies and metallurgical test work for lithium-ion battery recycling. The company, …

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Mundle new DTSSAB chair

DISTRICT (Staff) – DTSSAB has a new chair and vice-chair. The District of Timiskaming Social Services Administration Board (DTSSAB), which administers Ontario Works, social housing, children’s services and Emergency Medical …

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Temagami councillors cleared by Integrity Commissioner

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMAGAMI — An Integrity Commissioner’s report has cleared two Temagami councillors of any wrongdoing with regards to conflict of interest, Code of Conduct violations and pecuniary …

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Cobalt approves policy for video surveillance

COBALT (Staff) – Cobalt council adopted its video surveillance policy January 18. The policy relates to video cameras the town has positioned at the Fraser building on the corner of …

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