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Temiskaming Shores News - The Temiskaming Speaker - Micro-plastics in Lake Temiskaming Lake Temiskaming has been found to contain micro-plastics equivalent to other North American and European rivers. (Staff photo by Darlene Wroe)

Micro-plastics in Lake Temiskaming

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter DISTRICT — The Ottawa River is 1,200 kilometres long, and its presence is an important part of Canada’s geography. The river, with Lake Temiskaming at its…

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Northern Ontario News - The Temiskaming Speaker - Former environmental commissioner sees hope Gord Miller has been Ontario’s environmental commissioner, a “pollution cop,” researcher, teacher, and political candidate. He’s now the chair of Earthroots and also a canoe tripper, and is pictured above with a birchbark canoe made by Lake Temagami’s Dave Lang at a recent presentation in Temagami. (Staff photo by Diane Johnston)

Lessons from “an ecoguy”

Former environmental commissioner sees hope Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMAGAMI – A “dead” lake. Acid rain. Mercury bioaccumulation. “We have tackled really serious environmental issues in the past. We’ve learned…

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Northern Ontario News for Temiskaming Shores - The Temiskaming Speaker - Orange Drop draws in loads of recyclables Irfan Shaikh of Drain-All gets rid of oil left at the Orange Drop on Saturday, June 4, in Temiskaming Shores. (Staff photo by Steven Larocque)

Orange Drop draws in loads of recyclables

Steven Larocque Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – From triple-a to automotive batteries, tins of paint to four-litre jugs of oil, nothing was too big or too small for the annual…

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Northern Ontario News - The Temiskaming Speaker - Saying “no” to Energy East The Council of Canadians was in Temagami last week to outline its objections to the proposed Energy East pipeline. Council chair Maude Barlow, at left, and regional organizer Mark Calzavara, right, discussed its recent report on risks of the project to North Bay watersheds with Brennain Lloyd of Northwatch. (Staff photo by Diane Johnston)

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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