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COVID-19 checks expanding

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – The eligibility to be tested for COVID-19 is expanding. People who have no symptoms but are concerned they may have been exposed to …

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Archaeological group eyeing library

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – As city council considers the future of the New Liskeard library building, a proposal has emerged to use it as the new digs …

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Latchford Museum to remain open by appointment only

By Jamie Mountain Local Journalism Initiative Reporter LATCHFORD – The Latchford Museum will remain open, by appointment only, throughout the summer amid the COVID-19 pandemic. At Latchford town council’s regular …

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Englehart museum and art gallery closed for season

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter ENGLEHART – The doors will remain closed this year at the Englehart and Area Historical Museum. At Englehart council’s committee-of-the-whole meeting, held online May 6, council …

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Senior needs lift chair for independent living

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — A New Liskeard woman needs help to purchase an electric lift chair to be able to stay in her own home and have …

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Bear safety urged as sightings on the rise locally

By Jamie Mountain Local Journalism Initiative Reporter DISTRICT – The Province of Ontario is asking residents to be aware of bear sightings in Northeastern Ontario and to take the necessary …

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Canoe Fest left without a paddle this year

By Jamie Mountain Local Journalism Initiative Reporter TEMAGAMI – Little has been safe from the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic and you can now add the annual Temagami Canoe Festival …

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Boring, maybe, but essential

A casual drive late last week would have made you think South Temiskaming residents were emerging from hibernation. The drive-through lanes at local fast food outlets snaked around the buildings …

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Lessons from a pandemic, part 2

By Diane Johnston “Auntie Diane, what did you do during the Great Pandemic of 2020?” Somehow, I doubt my great-nieces and great-nephews will ever ask, but just in case they …

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Northern Loons stay afloat during COVID-19

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — While training in a pool isn’t an option for the Temiskaming Northern Loons swim club at this time, dryland training is. Like so …

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Get Active would still like to get busy in 2020

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — The Get Active in Temiskaming series of runs/walks saw its spring events cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic but is hoping to come …

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Free rides coming to an end on Temiskaming Transit

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES/COBALT – Effective Monday, June 1, Temiskaming Transit will be charging riders again. The opening fee will be $2 per rider, with the exception of …

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City council to review future of library buildings

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SPEAKER – The transformation of a former medical clinic into the city’s main library is expected to be complete by early July. But Temiskaming Shores …

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Human remains found in Harris

TEMISKAMING SHORES (Staff) – Investigation is continuing into the discovery of human remains in Harris Township on the weekend. Temiskaming OPP say they located the found remains shortly after 9 …

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Tourist operators facing tough season due to COVID-19

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter DISTRICT — When the May long weekend arrives, tourist operators, resorts and camps in the Temiskaming region are usually kept busy opening up their resorts for …

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Englehart area residents shopping locally

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter ENGLEHART – Austin’s Valu-Mart grocery store in Englehart is seeing an interesting development as a result of the pandemic. Englehart and area people are using their …

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2020 season on – and off – for local markets

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – Saturday will still be market day in Temiskaming Shores, with the first farmers’ market of the season to be held June 6. But …

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Angus says there have to be changes

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter DISTRICT – A Team Charlie Angus Virtual Town Hall meeting took place Wednesday evening, May 20, with a few dozen people joining in to listen to …

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Cobalt levies to be part of budget discussions

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter COBALT – Cobalt council has decided to put off making a decision about including utility bills with property tax bills. At its committee-of-the-whole meeting, held electronically …

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City sealing deal on new pothole fixer

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – The city hopes a new pothole repair machine paves the way for improved roads. On March 24, Temiskaming Shores agreed to purchase a …

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