Monthly Archives: April 2019

Temiskaming Speaker wins industry awards

DISTRICT (Staff) – The Temiskaming Speaker continued its award winning ways with provincial recognition for its editorial department’s work in 2018.At the Ontario Community Newspaper Association’s (OCNA) Better Newspaper Competition earlier this month, it was announced The Speaker won a second place prize and an honourable mention.The photo “A REALLY

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History old and new

From the old history category:There’s a story in our sports section this week on the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA) coming to the Tri-Towns May 3-5.The association, which governs minor hockey throughout Northeastern Ontario, was founded in Cobalt on October 8, 1919, according to the

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Caring for the planet

Monday, April 22, was both Easter Monday and Earth Day.It's fitting that these two days should coincide, because early in the Bible there is a reference to the fact that we are the stewards of this beautiful blue planet.Next year will be the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and there

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Fuel contract sparks purchasing discussion

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – How does the city make its purchasing decisions?Temiskaming Shores' procurement policy was discussed last week as city councillors debated the awarding of a three-year contract to supply the municipality with bulk fuel.It received two submissions – one from current supplier Grant Fuels and the other

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Temiskaming Shores finalizes budget

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – The city will have to borrow less this year than it had anticipated, thanks largely to the deferral of a big project, reduced spending on others, and provincial cuts that were less deep than expected.Temiskaming Shores council put the finishing touches on its 2019 budget

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