Monthly Archives: January 2018

Flipping the off switch

Hydro One customers north of Kirkland Lake area will be without power at times this weekend as station equipment is repaired.The scheduled outages will affect about 1,200 customers in McCool, Michaud, Carr, Bowman, Hislop, Playfair, Benoit, Munro, Black River-Matheson and Black as well as Wahgoshig First Nation.Power is slated to

New Liskeard man battles renal cell carcinom

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES - A group of friends are banding together to host a fundraiser for a man who has undergone extensive cancer treatments.New Liskeard resident Gord Garreau, 52, was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma in June of 2016. He underwent surgery to remove one kidney, has had heart

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Community Cancer Care has “so much to offer”

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter DISTRICT - People who are facing a cancer diagnosis should know there are financial and supportive resources available right here in the Temiskaming region for the asking.The unique one-of-a-kind Community Cancer Care (CCC) program available to people from Englehart to Temagami, over to the Quebec border and to

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Lacrosse looking for show of support

Steven Larocque Speaker Editor TEMISKAMING SHORES – Local lacrosse organizers are looking to scoop up some support, or warn the sport could fold altogether in Temiskaming Shores.“As it stands now, this will be the final year Tri-Town Lacrosse will offer a program in Haileybury-New Liskeard,” says association executive Rory Moore.“That will only

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Skaters have golden time at annual event

Steven Larocque Speaker Editor TEMISKAMING SHORES – A season of continuing hard work and dedication led skaters to the annual James Bay Invitational Competition at the Don Shepherdson Memorial Arena last weekend.Held January 26-28 in New Liskeard, the event “was a great success,” said chairwoman Sharron Graydon.“Our skaters renewed acquaintances with skaters

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Two to go for Cubs in the regular season

Steven Larocque Speaker Editor TEMISKAMING SHORES – The playoffs are next week, but for the New Liskeard Cubs there’s still the little matter of wrapping up the regular season with two more games this week.“The coaching staff will be conducting business as usual,” said assistant coach Kevin Murphy.“It is up to the

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Cobalt council turning challenges inward

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter COBALT - A tense discussion dominated the Cobalt council chambers prior to the approval of the council agenda Tuesday, January 23.Challenges were heard back and forth across the table regarding a proposed notice of motion.The original notice of motion put forward by Councillor Rochelle Schwartz stated, "the mayor

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No Cobalt committees – policing or otherwise

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter COBALT -An ad hoc committee in Cobalt does not have the support of council to continue meeting with police.At the Tuesday, January 23, meeting, council defeated a motion put forward by Councillor Perry Wuest.The motion stated that an "open dialogue between the town and its policing partners is

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Next Englehart Chamber meeting critical, says president

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter ENGLEHART - The Englehart and District Chamber of Commerce is still struggling for a future after meeting January 16.Another meeting, which Chamber president Wayne Stratton says will be critical, takes place Tuesday, February 20.That will be the Chamber's annual general meeting at which time a new executive is

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