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Army reservists will be navigating around Hersey Lake the next two Thursday nights

The woods around Hersey Lake will be alive with military activity the next two Thursday nights.  It’s actually navigation training for reservists who are part of the Algonquin Regiment. Maj. Alasdair Galbraith says groups of three to five reservists will be on and off the paths in the woods. “The point...

ONTC chairman reports progress on trainsets for return of Northlander

The chairman of the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission says the Northlander is definitely on track for its return in 2026. Al Spacek provided an update on the progress that’s being made to date including the train sets. He says the commission was able to tag onto an order from...

CMHA locks out workers; they worry about the impact on their clients

Almost 150 unionized employees of the Cochrane-Temiskaming branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association have been locked out. Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Local 631 president Maggie Wakeford says talks broke down over concessions being demanded by the employer. She says management is only offering a three-percent raise, while...

Cold weather alert in place for Timmins

Here’s something we haven’t heard often this winter: a cold weather alert. One has been declared by City Hall for overnight tonight. The forecast is for a windchill equivalent of minus-26 degrees. The advice is to stay out of the wind; dress in warm layers; and cover exposed skin to avoid frostbite. Emergency...

Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus pays tribute in House of Commons to Vic Power

Nine days after his death, Vic Power was the subject of a tribute in the House of Commons on Monday. Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus called the former mayor of Timmins “a political icon” who took his skills and concerns as a high school guidance counsellor to people in public...

Timmins history: The longest-serving mayor

For the next couple weeks in our local history feature, we’ll remember Timmins’ longest serving mayor. Vic Power died last week at the age of 89. Timmins Museum director-curator Karen Bachmann says Mayor Power was well respected in and outside of the city. “As I’m going through and looking at some...
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