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City defers animal control contract award to July 12

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – The question of who will provide animal control services in Temiskaming Shores, and how, will be back at city council July 12. Awarding …

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SLIP SLIDIN’

Laughs, giggles and a lot of smiles were seen and heard on June 25 in Earlton as the Armstrong recreation committee put on a summer celebration for local families. “We …

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A Canada Day round-up for South Temiskaming

DISTRICT (Staff) – For the past two years, local Canada Day celebrations have been muted by pandemic concerns and, in 2021, the discovery of suspected unmarked graves on the grounds …

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Centre d’education des adultes celebrates 30 years

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – Centre d’éducation des adultes (CEA) held its 30th anniversary June 9 with an open house at its 21 Armstrong Street South location in …

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VIRTUE AWARDS

Englehart High School handed out its annual Virtue Awards to students from each grade for 2021-22. The awards are presented for students who display virtuous behaviours including kindness, respect, integrity, …

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One per cent tax increase for Latchford

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter LATCHFORD – The Town of Latchford passed its 2022 budget with a one per cent increase in tax levies on ratepayers. A special council meeting to …

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Animal control meeting staying at city hall

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – The next council meeting where a new animal control contract is to be discussed will be held at city hall. Temiskaming Shores council …

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Supporting each other in hard times

More than ever, the need is clear that we have to support our local businesses and producers as much as possible. While many local organizations are doing what can be …

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Lounging as others labour

By Diane Johnston On a recent trip to see the folks, I listened as three generations, with combined experience nearing a century, discussed the installation of an outdoor wood furnace. …

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THE BEAUTIFUL GAME

Players in the U9 division of the Temiskaming Shores Soccer Club chase the ball during a game on June 15 at the Haileybury Rotary Farr Park field. The beautiful game …

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Junior golf programs tee off in Temiskaming Shores

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — The future of any sport depends on the involvement of Junior players. This edict certainly applies to the game of golf. Two Junior …

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That sporting moment – conclusion

By Gordon Brock (Continuing with last week’s story of the 25th anniversary of the New Liskeard Cubs and their drive for a national title in 1997): To add to the …

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Cobalt council calls for harassment to end

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter COBALT – The Town of Cobalt issued a public statement, “a warning shot across the bow,” as Mayor George Othmer termed it, that it will not …

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Temagami council position opens as Shymko resigns

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMAGAMI — A Temagami councillor has resigned, but he won’t be going far. John Shymko tendered his resignation from Temagami council on June 20 at the …

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Beach surveillance to focus on blue-green algae

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – The Timiskaming Health Unit isn’t doing routine water sampling at public beaches this summer. Instead, it’s focusing on blue-green algae. However, it will …

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Good food in a grand building

    Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter COBALT – The former CIBC building in Cobalt is now a grocery outlet with a sandwich, soup and salad bar. As much as possible, …

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Accessibility upgrades at The Shep proceeding

    TEMISKAMING SHORES (Staff) – Work to make the Don Shepherdson Memorial Arena more accessible will proceed this year. But the project will tally almost $97,000 more than the …

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Summer Jobs program offers opportunities for youth

DISTRICT (Staff) — Youth seeking employment in the Nipissing-Timiskaming district now have the opportunity to access 500 job opportunities with the Canada Summer Jobs program. “Residents aged 15 to 30 …

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Latchford fills prescription for new doc

    Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter LATCHFORD – Latchford council was elated by the news that a new doctor has been found to take over the practice of Dr. Gretchen …

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Council surveys fair pay for elected officials

    Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter CHARLTON-DACK – There was no movement on the idea of increasing the remuneration for council members of the Municipality of Charlton and Dack when …

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Temiskaming Shores to seek new city manager

    Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – The city’s mayor said the municipality wants to fill the city manager post as soon as possible. In the meantime, it …

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