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First female chief of Teme-Augama Anishnabai

By Jamie Mountain Local Journalism Initiative Reporter BEAR ISLAND – History was made recently on Bear Island when Leanna Farr was elected as the first female Ogimaa (chief) of the …

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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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Annual Mud Bog cancelled for 2020

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter CHARLTON — It was a decision clearer than mud. One of the most popular outdoor events to be held during the summer months in South Temiskaming, …

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Knock Cancer Tournament cancelled for 2020

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — It’s become an annual summertime tradition to gather with friends, hit a few balls, run a few bases and raise funds in remembrance …

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NL residents calling for sewer back-up answers

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – Some New Liskeard residents are looking for answers after basements flooded following heavy rains earlier this month. Temiskaming Shores is investigating, said Doug …

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Family raising money for mother with brain cancer

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter DISTRICT — A local family is doing everything they can to raise money and awareness for their mother who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. Trudy …

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Let’s make it better for our elderly

The pandemic is having a particularly hard impact on our elderly. Having contacts with others was likely the key component in retaining wellness and a sense of youthfulness, strength and …

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Bud and words

Steven Larocque A story in the Globe and Mail online edition July 27 put me in mind of Englehart’s Bud Colquhoun, who died July 19 at the age of 90. …

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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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Men’s Slo-Pitch League back in action

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — Calls of batter up will once again ring out on the ball fields at the Algonquin Regiment Memorial Beach Park. The Active 1 …

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Impaired charges follow traffic complaint

TEMAGAMI – A complaint led to impaired driving charges for an Ottawa area resident. Temiskaming OPP responded to a complaint July 25 about a Highway 11 motorist near Temagami shortly …

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Timiskaming reports new COVID-19 case

TEMISKAMING SHORES (Staff/Special) – Temiskaming has reported its first positive COVID-19 case in three months. Dr. Glenn Corneil, the district’s acting medical officer of health, confirmed the new case, the …

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Chamberlain’s Krugerdorf Bridge to be replaced

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter CHAMBERLAIN TOWNSHIP – Another bridge project in Chamberlain Township has received the green light. Krugerdorf Bridge on Chamberlain Road Seven will be replaced. The single-lane 40-metre …

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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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Schenk named conservation officer of the year

By Jamie Mountain Local Journalism Initiative Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – The Ontario Conservation Officers Association announced that Mike Schenk has been selected as the 2020 conservation officer of the year. …

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Retiring fire chief Tim Uttley commended

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – The City of Temiskaming Shores officially thanked retiring fire chief Tim Uttley at its regular council meeting Tuesday, July 14. Uttley has served …

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James reeve likes township’s COVID response

By Jamie Mountain Local Journalism Initiative Reporter ELK LAKE – Dave Mullin has been impressed with how Elk Lake has handled the COVID-19 pandemic so far and feels they will …

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