Monthly Archives: December 2018

Roland Lachapelle reflects on faith and hard work

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter BELLE VALLÉE - A community, and a church, are more than places. They are the people.One person who has been an integral part of Belle Vallée and the surrounding area, and its church, Église de Notre-Dame-de-Bons-Secours, throughout his entire life is Roland Lachapelle.He and nine other children were

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Food drive sets record

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – Among the donations turned over to the annual Christmas food drive coordinated by local Ministry of Natural Resources and Food staffers was a frozen turkey."That's a first," said Conservation Officer Pete Gilboe as he accepted the contribution.This year's effort – assisted by Temiskaming paramedics and

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HAMPER HELP

The Salvation Army Church in New Liskeard has brought back its popular Hamper Contest whereby individuals, groups and local businesses donate small and large hampers of food for needy families at Christmas, but also decorate those hampers in a Christmas theme. The best-decorated hamper wins the No Bell Prize, a

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The ins and outs of retail marijuana sales

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – City council is learning what it can and can't do as it prepares to decide if it will permit or prohibit retail marijuana sales.On December 18, city planner Jennifer Pye updated Temiskaming Shores council on the regulations surrounding retail cannabis sales and the funding and

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Cobalt will consider integrity commissioner

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter COBALT - Cobalt council representatives will be attending a training session offered by a firm proposing to serve as the district integrity commissioner.Councillor Doug Wilcox suggested the town should first attend the training session then decide if they wish to use the services of the firm.The discussion was

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Evanturel emerging from November flames

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter EVANTUREL TOWNSHIP - Evanturel Township has started the rebuilding process after a November 11 fire destroyed its municipal building, several vehicles for road maintenance and office equipment.Reeve Derek Mundle said the township has rented a grader which they may eventually purchase.The township is also getting a new pickup

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Public weighs in on marijuana retail store debate

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – Should city council prohibit marijuana retail stores in the municipality?When Temiskaming Shores council asked for public feedback, it got it.On December 18, council listened as residents offered their opinions.The safety of the public, and of youth in particular, was identified by both sides in the

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Topping the list in 2018 Speaker Sports

Steven Larocque Speaker Editor DISTRICT – The Temiskaming Speaker made a list and checked it twice – and has been doing so ever since way back in the ’80s.Actually, the first “Best Of” as far as sports goes was 1985 (Sports Team of the Year – Haileybury 54’s Juvenile hockey team).But the

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Sport Shorts

Bye bye 2018Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter Wow, this year sure has gone by fast.When looking back at the year in South Temiskaming and further afield, we can say it was a hot one.The issues of forest fires dominated the news in this region and around the world.But we continue to drive our

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THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

The New Liskeard Cubs brought toys to the New Liskeard McDonald’s location on December 12. A bin is set up at the restaurant whereby patrons can drop off new toys and homemade crafts, which are then distributed to needy families in the South Temiskaming region by the North Eastern Ontario

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