Monthly Archives: October 2017

Donating blood a Halloween treat

TEMISKAMING SHORES (Staff) – What could be more fitting than donating blood on Halloween?Canadian Blood Services’ next blood donor clinic in New Liskeard opens October 31 and continues November 1.The target is 154 units of live-saving blood.Appointment times remain available on both days, said Amy Gravelle, event coordinator for Canadian

Syrian refugee family moves to southern Ontario

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — After years of upheaval, then settlement in Canada and getting to know and love Temiskaming Shores, the Syrian refugee family, the Shubats, five adults and two children, have relocated to London, Ontario.The Community Refugee Engagement South Temiskaming (CREST) humanitarian group broke the news last week

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Objections raised to regional health unit creation

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – A proposal to amalgamate Ontario’s 36 public health units into 14 regional entities isn’t the right prescription, says the chair of the Timiskaming Board of Health.Carman Kidd, who is also mayor of Temiskaming Shores, doesn’t consider amalgamation a practical model.Kidd said it’s difficult now to

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City shows its appreciation to Bikers Reunion

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words.But in the case of a painting presented to Bikers Reunion founder Barry Phippen and his committee, it says just two:“Thank you.”On October 17, the City of Temiskaming Shores presented to Phippen a painting depicting images

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Heritage of waterway system officially recognized

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – It’s official: both sides of the Lake Temiskaming-Ottawa River system now have heritage status.It’s been a long time coming – a committee seeking formal designation under the Canadian Heritage Rivers System was formed in 2003.A little over a year ago, the provincial and federal governments

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Area activities and special projects are very dependent on consistent grant funding, individual donations, and the support of volunteers in order to continue to happen.For many of these events or developments, the fact is that they were created through volunteer labour, long hours spent in organizing and contacting other participants,

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Triggering a discussion

I grew up in Northern Ontario and we had rifles and shotguns in our house.Relatives in Cobalt, Haileybury, New Liskeard, Matachewan, Lorrain Valley – and most people we knew - had guns.They were used for hunting birds, rabbits, moose, sometimes deer. I don’t remember anybody hunting bear back then (the

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Summer passport season wraps up

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – Almost 6,000 passports to museums, galleries and attractions were distributed in a new ’round-the-lake tourism initiative this summer.The new promotional tool listed 18 stops from Mattawa and North Bay through Marten River, Temagami, Latchford, Cobalt and Temiskaming Shores and on the Quebec side of Lake

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