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City council discussions go to pot

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – The city has given its permission for retail sales of marijuana within Temiskaming Shores. But the decision wasn’t unanimous. Councillor Patricia Hewitt repeated …

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Art show explores This Rich Earth

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter COBALT – Savard Township artist Linda Mustard is exhibiting her art works at the Mezzanine Gallery at the Cobalt Classic Theatre through February. The exhibition, titled …

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Deep Water Dream a Haileybury doctor’s memoir

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – As an anthropology student, Gretchen Roedde had once been offered a summer job studying primates on Gibraltar. Instead, she volunteered with Grand Council …

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North On Tap Craft Beer Festival planning 2019 event

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass. There will be no such fears if the North On Tap Craft Beer Festival …

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New Cobalt mayor looks at 2019 needs and wants

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter COBALT – Cobalt Mayor George Othmer is looking forward to 2019 with his eye on the basic needs of the town. “We’ve got a major project …

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Bolesworth wants to move Hilliard forward

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter HILLIARD TOWNSHIP – Hilliard Township’s new reeve, Laurie Bolesworth, says she wants to see the township moving forward in 2019. She said roads and infrastructure are …

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Kerns Township looking forward to new term

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter KERNS TOWNSHIP – Kerns Township now has a full complement for its council going into the new term. Loren Runnalls has joined the council under Reeve …

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Living in challenging times

Growing awareness of climate change is resulting in increased discussion here in the North. But the voices that are raising concerns, and urging the government to act, are saying that …

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The happiness continues

By Steven Larocque Allow me to do a bit of whining about the happy holidays. As I was preparing supper on Christmas eve, I was standing at the kitchen counter …

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Haileybury skating club hosting 180 hopefuls

Steven Larocque Speaker Editor TEMISKAMING SHORES – Twirls and spins and golden ambitions will be on display January 18-20 at the Haileybury arena. The Haileybury Figure Skating Club (HFSC) is …

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Ski village kicks-off the 2019 season

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter LORRAIN TOWNSHIP — It was cold, very cold, with temperatures of -25 C, not including the wind chill factor. But that didn’t deter hundreds from the …

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TNSC Jackrabbit program hops into action

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter COLEMAN TOWNSHIP —Teaching children how to balance and glide on skinny skis has never been a problem at the Temiskaming Nordic Ski Club (TNSC), even when …

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Town needs “Plan B” with reduced staff

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter COBALT – The Cobalt public works staff is working at a reduced number and also has been experiencing problems with equipment. Fewer staff also must respond …

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Lost in wilderness of red tape

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter JAMES TOWNSHIP – Who is responsible for the cost of helping a young woman get out of a wilderness location to obtain medical care? James Township …

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DTSSAB seeking new CAO

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter DISTRICT – The District of Timiskaming Social Services Administration Board (DTSSAB) is searching for a new chief administrative officer. Don Studholme, who formerly was the CAO …

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Hopes Chamber will be resurrected in future

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter ENGLEHART – The Englehart and District Chamber of Commerce has been disbanded. Wayne Stratton, who served as the final president of the Chamber, issued a letter …

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Armstrong pursuing improvements and development

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter ARMSTRONG TOWNSHIP – Armstrong Township council enters 2019 with a new council. Two members of the former council are being joined by three new councillors, one …

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Charlton-Dack reeve looking forward to 2019

  Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter CHARLTON-DACK – The Municipality of Charlton and Dack has been making real headway, says Reeve Merrill Bond. Infrastructure improvements have been taking place, and there …

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Coleman contemplating projects for new term

  Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter COLEMAN – A couple of big projects in Coleman will wrap up this term, freeing funds for other initiatives, says the township’s mayor. Dan Cleroux …

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