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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Hilliard focused on roads and drains

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter HILLIARD TOWNSHIP -- For Hilliard Township, the year continued to be one of focussing mainly on roads and drains in the township.In April, Hilliard township accepted the tender from Rod Inglis and Company Ltd. in the amount of $137,280 for the construction of the Knott Drain.The Blanche River

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Queens Park Report

The fall session of the legislature ended on December 12, 2013 with some interesting highlights that could directly affect the people of Temiskaming Cochrane.ONTCOn December 10 the Auditor General released her annual report which included the special report on the Liberal Government’s plan to divest the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission.

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Concerns with proposed new policing billing model

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter  LATCHFORD -- Latchford council has joined others in expressing concern and dissatisfaction with the new Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) billing model being proposed for municipalities.In two resolutions Thursday, December 18, Latchford council expressed its concern about the potential for excessive increases in policing costs to municipalities under the

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Pressing for Transportation Changes

Continued from A Front“It is also clear that the services provided by the ONTC are vital to northern communities. Transformation of the ONTC is intended to save taxpayers money in the long run while ensuring vital transportation and communications services continue to be provided to northerners.”He stated that, “We continue

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