MP sees palliative care support growing

OTTAWA (Staff/Special) – A proposal for a national strategy to improve access to palliative care is gaining momentum, says MP Charlie Angus.A recent Harris/Decima survey found 96 per cent of Canadians support palliative care, said the Timmins-Cochrane New Democrat in a recent news release.“All across the country Canadians understand the

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Highway maintenance concerns Englehart council

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter ENGLEHART -- Englehart council is considering joining other area municipalities in requesting that the Ontario Ministry of Transportation designate Highway 11 as a class one highway for winter maintenance.Temiskaming Shores and Cobalt have already taken the step, and are sending their resolutions to the Minister of Transportation as

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Haileybury resident named acting LHIN chair

NORTH BAY (Special) – A Haileybury resident is now acting chair of the regional body responsible for coordinating and funding provincial health care services.Danielle Bélanger-Corbin has been named acting chair of the board of the North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).The North East LHIN oversees $1.4 billion in health

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FATCA

Some Canadians worrying about new U.S. lawDarlene Wroe Speaker Reporter DISTRICT -- One local person has expressed concern about an American law that has far-reaching implications for anyone with any American connections, even those that are quite tenuous.“I am afraid of having my bank accounts closed,” said this local American-born Canadian citizen

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Winter roads

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter Public pressure driving improved maintenance: MPPDiane Johnston Speaker Reporter EARLTON – Public pressure is a key to improving winter road maintenance, says Temiskaming’s MPP.“If you get enough complaints and they make sense, that’s how you move things forward,” New Democrat MPP John Vanthof told civic leaders at the Temiskaming Municipal

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Two more declare for October local elections

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter DISTRICT -- An interesting multi-pronged event is unfolding this year across the province.On October 27, 2014, most adults across the province will have an opportunity to go to the polls to vote for their neighbours who will represent them on municipal councils and school boards.Most adults also have

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Municipal and school board nominations started

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter DISTRICT -- The 2014 municipal and school board elections across Ontario will take place October 27.Already, the first faint stirrings of interest can be detected as at least one area municipal politician and one area school board trustee have officially declared their intention to run again.Englehart Councillor Doug

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Northeastern board acclaims exec

TIMMINS (Special/Staff) – As the Northeastern Catholic school board heads into the final year of its mandate, familiar faces will be at the head of the trustees’ table.On December 13, the incumbent chair and vice-chair were acclaimed to their posts for 2013-14.As he returned to the chair’s seat, Englehart and

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Town Hall Meeting

“Voice needs to be heard,” says MPPDarlene Wroe Speaker Reporter KENABEEK -- Timiskaming-Cochrane MPP John Vanthof and Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus, representing the provincial and federal New Democratic Party (NDP), held a town hall meeting at the Kenabeek Community Hall on Sunday, January 12.About 20 constituents turned out for the event.Mr.

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City’s first official plan due in ’14

TEMISKAMING SHORES (Staff) – One of the items on the city’s agenda in the new year will be the adoption of the municipality’s first official plan.The document takes a long-term view of planning.It plots where development can occur in Temiskaming Shores, and what type – from housing and business to

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