Monthly Archives: July 2018

Temagami fire concerns ease

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMAGAMI – Two weeks after fire prompted the evacuation of 20 residences and put other parts of the community on evacuation alert, concerns in Temagami have eased in the past week.The North Bay 69 fire – which broke out July 8 only two kilometres from Temagami South –

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Board ONE hits balanced budget, loses upgrade funds

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – The region's English public school board has achieved a balanced budget.District School Board Ontario North East has approved a 2018-19 operating budget of almost $128.3 million and a capital budget of $10.6 million.But the recent cancellation of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund by Ontario's new

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Mini rail cars roll through Temiskaming

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter DISTRICT — A convoy of mini rail cars, commonly called putt putts, rolled along the rails of South Temiskaming turning heads wherever they stopped along their journey from North Bay to Hearst.They were used to inspect train tracks and are now being used as a hobby vehicle by

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Crash survivor knows impact of blood donation

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – To Nicki Duke, the knowledge that blood can save a life is more than simply academic.Four years ago, the Temiskaming woman was a passenger on a motorcycle that struck a bear on Highway 65 about 20 kilometres outside New Liskeard.She sustained multiple injuries and surgeries,

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Ups and Downs

Thumbs down to social media where rumours are rampant about the ongoing forest fire situation.There have been no reports of serious damage to cottages or homes, despite people saying with complete conviction they’ve heard of seven cottages burning near Temagami or that the town has been evacuated en masse.

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My mother’s wisdom

By Darlene WroeMy mother told all her children that a friend was the most important thing you could have in life.When I was very little, I laughed at people all the time. It was hard to control, although I tried. I laughed not because I thought people were silly, but

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Rain brings some relief in North Bay 72 battle

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter DISTRICT – The largest wildfire in the Northeast more than doubled in size last week.By the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry's latest estimates, the North Bay 72 fire is almost 27,600 hectares in size, or more than 100 square miles.It was sparked by lightning in Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater

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