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Temiskaming reports first COVID-19 case

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – The first case of COVID-19 in the district was confirmed by the Timiskaming Health Unit yesterday. He’s described as a man in his …

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Carpentry competition builds on success

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter ENGLEHART – Wycliffe Nichol has worked on hydro dams, for mining companies, and in office towers in downtown Toronto. “The places it can take you are …

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An amazing winter carnival for Englehart

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter ENGLEHART – The Englehart Winter Carnival was a great success with throngs of people participating. At the same time as the March 6 to 8 event …

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Dealing with immunosuppression during COVID-19

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — He is unnerved and wearing a mask these days for good reason. Six years ago, Haileybury resident John C. Jones, 62, received a …

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Food banks adjust services in time of COVID-19

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter DISTRICT — The awareness of food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic has put the spotlight squarely on area food banks and their services. And so far …

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TFN declares state of emergency

BEAR ISLAND (Special/Staff) – Temagami First Nation has declared a state of emergency in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 19, the First Nation announced in a news release …

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Editor’s note

It’s only March, but it’s obvious the Story of the Year for 2020 across the world is the COVID-19 pandemic. Geography is no barrier and our first local case was …

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Paperweight

By Diane Johnston Note: This column is coronavirus-free, but it is taxing. Almost 90 per cent of Canadians are expected to file their personal income taxes electronically. But the Canada …

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Tri-Town Lacrosse hosts learn-to-play clinic

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — What’s the best way to introduce a child to a new sport? Offer a free introductory clinic in a fun, relaxed environment. The …

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GNML announces award winner for 2019-2020

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — It wasn’t the way they would have liked the season to end, but as the COVID-19 pandemic requires, safety was the top priority …

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Minor hockey season shut out over virus concerns

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — The remaining portion of the 2019-20 minor hockey season has been cancelled amidst concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. “We still had a few …

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City flushing out improper disposal

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – The city’s sewage system may be experiencing side-effects from pandemic concerns. On March 19, the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA), which operates the …

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Earlton Farm Show a COVID-19 casualty

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter EARLTON – COVID-19 concerns have cancelled a signature event on Temiskaming’s farm calendar. Organizers of the Earlton Farm Show, which would have been held April 17-18, …

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Childcare services for frontline care workers

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter DISTRICT – The provincial government has announced that it will make some of its licensed daycare centres available for the children of frontline care workers including …

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Restaurants hit by COVID-19 shutdowns

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — In the wake of COVID-19, small business owners across Temiskaming have been hit hard as they try to adjust to daily changes mandated …

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Transit announces no fares as of March 20

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter DISTRICT — The old saying “no one rides for free” isn’t quite true these days. Temiskaming Transit will be temporarily operating free of charge for all …

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Enterprise Temiskaming hosting IWD event

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — Local women, along with their counterparts across the globe, will mark International Women’s Day (officially March 8) by joining together in a shared …

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OECTA reaches tentative agreement

TIMMINS (Special/Staff) – After months of labour unrest in Ontario’s schools, the first tentative agreement with a teachers’ union was announced late last week. On March 12 the province, the …

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Back into isolation

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – What’s a municipality’s mayor to do after returning from holidays? Temiskaming Shores’ mayor and his wife are opting to self-isolate for two weeks. …

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Englehart considering 2020 capital projects

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter ENGLEHART – The 2020 budget for the Town of Englehart is now being reviewed. At the town’s regular meeting February 26, Englehart chief administrative officer Shawn …

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