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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The danger of drugs

In spite of the remaining snow and the temperatures which still dip below zero, it is spring and people are getting out and doing things more than before.Young people can be seen playing in their yards and on their streets and walking in groups

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Diamond days

By Diane JohnstonI've been thinking about diamonds lately – not in jewelry or drill bits, but how they've come to be associated with 60th anniversaries.According to Wikipedia, that oh-so reliable source of all knowledge, diamonds were originally the symbolic gift of choice for a

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More, not less, needed now

The outcry against cuts to the education system is an important movement which reflects the will of the people, and in particular the younger generation. Advocating for one another is important.Through teachers, through smaller and more intensive classes, the strengths that are needed for

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April Fools

Monday was April Fools Day.That was quite the trick played on Ontarians with the extra tax added onto a litre of already inflated fuel prices on April 1.That was thanks to the federal government’s new carbon tax.“The Trudeau carbon

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