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THU emphasizing second doses and shots for youths

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter DISTRICT — The Temiskaming region is doing very well in terms of COVID-19 infection rates, with one new positive case detected in the north end of …

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Temagami chosen for broadband project

By Jamie Mountain For The Speaker TEMAGAMI –Temagami has been selected as part of an innovative project that will bring high-performance broadband access to Temagami, Temagami North and across a …

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Blanche River Health offers another chance to win

    KIRKLAND LAKE (Special/Staff) – Another health care service in Temiskaming hopes to get lucky, and share the wealth with ticket-holders. Blanche River Health (BRH), which oversees the Englehart …

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John R. Hunt believed in the North

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter COBALT – Many across the district and beyond will know and remember the name John R. Hunt. The well-known journalist began writing about the North in …

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Injured bald eagle found at Haileybury landfill

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — Eagles are one of the most powerful birds on the planet, with wide wingspans, laser focused vision and large sharp talons, but there …

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Francophone organizations receive FedNor support

DISTRICT (Staff) – FedNor is providing a total of nearly $675,000 to assist four Francophone organizations in Temiskaming. The announcement made online June 3 revealed funding assistance for the Fondation …

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Get on with it

Canadians are still shocked and stunned over the news from British Columbia about the remains of 215 children found buried on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School. Many …

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Better late than never

By Darlene Wroe We need to redouble our efforts to get people fully vaccinated against COVID. Only by building a solid wall of resistance can we beat this pandemic into …

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Bike exchange offering a free ride

TEMISKAMING SHORES (Special/Staff) – Do you need a bike, but you can’t find one or afford one? You may be able to find one for free at the community bike …

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Straight From The Hip

It’s very interesting that most of the media covering the Maple Leafs really thought this was “the team” that would finally take this organization to a Stanley Cup final this …

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With Chip McDivot The Haileybury Golf Club (HGC) is joining with the New Liskeard Golf Club this weekend for a friendly two-man scramble event showcasing each club for 18 holes …

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Ceremony honours residential school children

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — Just a few metres from a place where children are lovingly cared for, a sacred fire was lit to honour the 215 Indigenous …

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Municipalities issue outdoor fire bans

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter DISTRICT — Outdoor fire bans are being put in place because of dry conditions in the bush, high heat and the amount of fires across the …

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Visitor restrictions eased to permit care partners in

TEMISKAMING SHORES (Special/Staff) – With the lifting of the stay-at-home order, Temiskaming Hospital has once again opened its doors to designated care partners. Care partners help with patients’ care needs. …

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Next chapter in Thornloe Cheese story unveiled

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter HARLEY – At the Thornloe Cheese retail store, shoppers can pick up their favourite varieties and try some new products. But they can now also learn …

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Rapid COVID-19 tests now available at work

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – Rapid tests screening for COVID-19 are now available for businesses in the Temiskaming Shores area. The free kits enable businesses to test employees …

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Patio options opening in downtown

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – As Ontario prepares to reopen to outdoor dining, there may be more opportunities to dine alfresco in downtown Haileybury and New Liskeard. Temiskaming …

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Chamberlain accepts idea of police services board

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter CHAMBERLAIN – The Township of Chamberlain, with some reservation, has decided it will be part of a central police services board, if formed. Council discussed the …

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Temagami addressing water infiltration issues

By Jamie Mountain TEMAGAMI – The Municipality of Temagami is moving forward in its attempt to address water infiltration issues in the Temagami North lagoon. Temagami council approved a motion …

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Cobalt supports efforts on opioid epidemic

COBALT (Staff) – Cobalt council has given its support to the Kirkland Lake Opioid Poisoning Prevention Task Force. A request for support came to council at its May 18 meeting. …

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