Monthly Archives: May 2018

Diamond days are here for youth slo-pitch players

Steven Larocque Speaker Editor DISTRICT – Forty-six is a pretty big number.Really big when it comes to the number of teams in a league.That’s the case with the Rural Youth Mixed Slo-Pitch League for the 2018 season.That’s up from 43 in 2017, says league lead organizer Alex Regele.“The overall amount of players

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Loons compete at Rams meet in Timmins

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — The Temiskaming Northern Loons (TNL), swimming out of the Waterfront Pool Fitness Centre in New Liskeard, had impressive results at a recent swim meet in Timmins.“I am very happy about their performances. They raced beautifully. I am so proud of what they have accomplished this

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Hospital cafeteria reopening

TEMISKAMING SHORES (Staff/Special) – Temiskaming Hospital’s cafeteria will reopen this fall, almost four years after cost-cutting prompted its closure.The hospital’s board approved a business plan for the restoration of the cafeteria, which will serve both staff and the public, on May 22.In a news release, the hospital said the cafeteria

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Attempted truck theft under investigation

TEMAGAMI (Staff) – Police say they’re stepping up patrols on the Lake Temagami Access Road as they investigate an attempt to steal a parked truck.Temiskaming Ontario Provincial Police report the truck had been parked on the road between May 14 and 16.When the owner returned to his vehicle, he observed

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Cobalt council to review remunerations

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter COBALT - Cobalt council will be considering the remuneration council members receive.At council's Tuesday, May 22, meeting, Mayor Tina Sartoretto suggested council should look at the remuneration amounts before the next council takes office."We never wanted to look at the stipends for ourselves," she said.But she added that

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Local family gets devastating news

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — Jenn Tonkin of Cobalt was eight months pregnant, expecting her second child, when she was rushed by ambulance to the Temiskaming Hospital while suffering severe pain.She was immediately transferred to a Sudbury hospital where an emergency C-section was performed.Her baby boy, Aiden Marcus, was delivered

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LGBTQ students seeking allies and “normalization”

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter NEW LISKEARD - The Spectrum Alliance at Timiskaming District Secondary School is a group of students who provide support and friendship to teens who have identified as LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer), and also seek allies in the school and the larger community.Two years ago the group

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Students helping students get footwear

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter ENGLEHART - Grade 9 English Academic students at Englehart High School are putting their best feet forward.The class has initiated a project encouraging people to bring in their unneeded shoes or boots if the footwear might be suitable for someone else to use.The project, called If The Shoe

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