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Blood donor clinics to end in region

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – A new project for Canadian Blood Services in Sudbury means an end to the mobile blood donor clinics in Temiskaming Shores and Kirkland …

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Foire gourmande satisfying local tastes

VILLE-MARIE (Staff) – Since 2002, foodies hankering for something a little different have been flocking to Ville-Marie for one weekend in August. The Foire gourmande de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue et du Nord-Est …

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Arts park in Haileybury on Wednesdays

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – On a recent Wednesday night, the Haileybury waterfront was buzzing. Kids and musicians were at play, boats were on the water, classic car …

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Hundreds spend A Day in Farm Country

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – Some visitors touring Temiskaming agricultural operations got more insight into farm life than they expected. Two cows gave birth at Loranlee Farms south …

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Forest regenerates year after massive wildfire

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter JAMES TOWNSHIP — It’s an eerie feeling as you walk through the charred forest after a wildfire has decimated the landscape. It’s a gloomy scene. Pine …

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ESCSM celebrates special milestone

Steven Larocque Speaker Editor TEMISKAMING SHORES – In 1969 the Apollo space program put a man on the moon and the world was inspired by the greatest achievement of mankind. …

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Our challenging times

It was a tragedy that carried on over the later half of July and into August, which gripped Canada, United States, Australia and the rest of the world. Two young …

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National awards

By Steven Larocque National awards As you read this I’ll be at home, but not at work, and that counts as a vacation. Taking your holidays at The Speaker in …

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Wrapping up youth slo-pitch season

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — Youth slo-pitch is winding down, bringing to an end a fun season on the diamonds for children and teens registered in the Rural …

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Pickleball

by Sue Nielsen It is interesting to see how the game of pickleball is being promoted across this region and further afield. Pickleball is a cross between tennis, badminton and …

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Straight From The Hip

by Mike McArthur When is Major League Baseball going to address the “foul ball” problem in all 30 cities? Yes, one or two have already acted on the netting being …

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City lifts fire ban

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – It’s OK to light ’em up in Temiskaming Shores – open fires, that is. The ban on open-air burning in the municipality was …

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Groundwork laid for new agronomy buildings

Diane Johnston Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES – Work is underway for two new buildings that will house agronomy services and equipment storage at the New Liskeard Agricultural Research Station. But …

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Police blotter

Drugs seized, two charged TEMISKAMING SHORES – Two Temiskaming Shores residents have been charged after police seized what they suspect to be cocaine, crystal methamphetamine and oxycodone. Members of the …

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Law association celebrates centennial

Steven Larocque Speaker Editor TEMISKAMING SHORES – The Temiskaming Law Association has been anything but brief. The TLA recently celebrated 100 years since its incorporation on April 4, 1919. It …

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Café Meteor Bistro sold to local brewery

Sue Nielsen Speaker Reporter TEMISKAMING SHORES — Change is not bittersweet for Nicole Guertin and Joceyln Blais. They have sold the Café Meteor Bistro in downtown Haileybury to Whiskeyjack Beer …

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Chamberlain sees benefits of shared services

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter CHAMBERLAIN TOWNSHIP – Chamberlain Township’s arrangement with the Municipality of Charlton and Dack for shared services is working well, says Chamberlain Reeve Kerry Stewart. In fact, …

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Latchford seeking bylaw officer

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter LATCHFORD – Latchford council is looking for a bylaw officer. On July 18 a handful of residents attended the council meeting to express their concerns about …

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August start-up for bridge construction

Darlene Wroe Speaker Reporter HILLIARDTON – Construction of a new bridge on Highway 569 in Hilliard Township is expected to begin in early August. The contract for the project was …

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