Temagami staging Girls’ Night Out

TEMAGAMI (Staff) – Banish the winter blues at a girls’ night out in Temagami.For the fourth consecutive year, female performers with a Temagami connection will take to the stage at the Bunny Miller Theatre at the Welcome Centre February 8.The concert is a popular one on the Temagami Artistic Collective

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Asset recovery

City calculating infrastructure costDiane Johnston Speaker Reporter  TEMISKAMING SHORES – Imagine going room to room in your home, taking an inventory of all your possessions, their condition, and the cost to replace them.That’s the task facing municipalities across Ontario as they prepare asset management plans.They’re counting kilometres of roadways, assessing the state of

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Looking to 2014

Englehart has eye on water upgradesDarlene Wroe Speaker Reporter ENGLEHART -- The Town of Englehart is just wrapping up a major and extensive water-line and sewer-line upgrades project.For 2014, the town is looking at whether it can obtain funding to look into improvements for its water system. The town has occasionally experienced

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Busing updates using social media

TIMMINS (Special) – Nasty mornings always lead to the question, “will the buses be running?”Information about bus delays and cancellations is posted on the website of North East Tri-Board Student Transportation.It’s has now turned to social media to add updates via a Twitter feed and Facebook.For further information, go to

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Sparks over Canada Day fireworks

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter COBALT -- Whether there will be fireworks in Cobalt this summer or not, there certainly were fireworks at the Cobalt council table Tuesday evening, January 14.The debate over whether to apply for funding for fireworks or not had sparks flying.“I personally am not in favour of it,” said

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Cobalt council considering iPads

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter COBALT -- Consideration is being given to providing iPads for all Cobalt council members.The use of the iPads will allow council to use a “paperless meeting system.”Staff are investigating the system for council to consider.Council members had some questions relating to the use of the paperless meeting system

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Projects powering Armstrong in ‘14

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter EARLTON – Armstrong Township’s mayor is looking skyward in ’14.The municipality has signed an agreement in principle with Solaire Kapuskasing Solar for a ground-mounted solar power project at the Earlton-Timiskaming Regional Airport.“It should be starting in the spring, I hope,” say Mayor Robert Ethier in an interview looking

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Taking Stock

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter  TEMISKAMING SHORES (Staff) – Just how extensive is the city’s infrastructure? What’s its expected lifespan? How do you determine when it needs to be fixed? And how much will that cost?What follows are some of the findings from Temiskaming Shores’ asset management plan.•The city has nine bridges and

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Improving access to services for aboriginal families

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – What prevents First Nation and Métis children and their families in Temiskaming from accessing services?And how can the barriers be overcome?More than 75 elders, family members and service providers met last year to discuss just that.The result is a framework designed to bridge cultural and

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