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Case counts rising, but no new measures for now

    Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – Temiskaming continues to lead Ontario in COVID-19 cases on a per capita basis. But given the district’s relatively small population, a …

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Elk Lake fire truck gives students a hot ride

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter JAMES TOWNSHIP — Who needs a school bus when you can arrive at school in a fire truck? Three Elk Lake Public School students arrived at …

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Beaven celebrates 90 years of art and leadership

    Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter CHARLTON – Artist, poet, teacher, curator – Berdina Beaven has been inspiring, and been inspired by, her Northern Ontario community since she arrived in …

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Cattle with a history staying in New Liskeard

    TEMISKAMING SHORES (Staff) – A cattle herd with deep roots in New Liskeard is staying on the family homestead. Thirty cows from the New Liskeard agricultural research station …

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SWEET TOOTH TRADITION

  Talented chefs from St. Paul’s and Hillview United churches showed off their kitchens’ best at the Great Christmas Bake Sale on November 20. Displaying some of the home-cooked treats …

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READY FOR GIVING

A crafty package is the perfect holder for a gift card or a bag of specialty tea. Crafter Eleanor Katona displays a couple of the colourful fabric envelopes that were …

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Breathing in and breathing out

By Darlene Wroe For the week of November 17 to 24, our editor was on vacation and I was managing the content and layout of the Weekenders and Speaker that …

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Giving back

    North Americans went through the annual gorge-fest known as Black Friday last week as the Christmas consuming (over-consumption?) season gets started in earnest. Many in Northeastern Ontario likely …

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Challenge Cup a success with COVID precautions

    Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — Both arenas in Temiskaming Shores were busy places last weekend. The Temiskaming Shores Minor Hockey Association (TSMHA) hosted the annual Wilson …

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Cubs struggle with three weekend losses

    Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — They say good things come in threes, but for the New Liskeard Cubs last weekend that wasn’t the case. The Cubs …

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Lions look to rebound after Barrie trip

      Steven Larocque Speaker Editor BARRIE – Though all four games the New Liskeard Lions played last weekend ended in losses, the U18 team has some time to …

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Rising case count spurs hospital restrictions

    TEMISKAMING SHORES (Staff/Special) – As COVID-19 cases rise in the district, Temiskaming Hospital is restricting visitors, reinstating the mandatory use of eye protection, and making vaccinations mandatory for …

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Raising the flag to end gender-based violence

    Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter ENGLEHART — It takes the strength and awareness of entire communities to end gender-based violence. Officials from The City of Temiskaming Shores along with …

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Some restrictions return amid record case numbers

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – As of noon November 23, Temiskaming had 61 active COVID-19 cases – the most since the pandemic was declared 20 months ago. Another …

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New pay grid proposed for Englehart staff

    ENGLEHART (Staff) – Englehart council is looking at a change in how town staff is paid and reports its hours for tasks done. At the town’s regular council …

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Restaurateur wins Indigenous Entrepreneurship Award

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — His restaurant is hip, Indigenous-based and packed with locals most nights. Gerald James Brandon, owner of L’Autochtone Taverne Americaine in downtown Haileybury, has …

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Women leaders recognized on Top 100 list

TORONTO (Special/Staff) – Two business leaders with ties to Temiskaming have made a Top 100 list of Canada’s most powerful women. Corina Moore, Ontario Northland’s president and chief executive officer, …

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Cobalt town office remains closed

    COBALT (Staff) – The public can book an appointment at the Cobalt town office to speak with a staff member, but in general the doors to the town …

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OPP can view Cobalt exterior videos

    COBALT (Staff) – Cobalt council has agreed to allow the Ontario Provincial Police to access the town’s outdoor security videos which monitor portions of the town on a …

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Kap-Kig-Iwan operating loss garners donations

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter ENGLEHART – The Municipality of Charlton and Dack and the Township of Evanturel have both made financial contributions to Englehart’s Kap-Kig-Iwan Provincial Park operation fund for …

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