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Espanola Council Votes OPP

By Rosalind Russell – Espanola Council unanimously voted to disband the Espanola Police Service and switch to Ontario Provincial Police. Espanola Mayor Ron Piche was not in attendance for the April 24th meeting, but no reason was given publicly for … Continue reading

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Domtar Fined After White Powder Spill In Espanola

By Rosalind Russell – he Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has fined Domtar’s Espanola paper mill for failing to notify the ministry of a spill of sodium sulphate salt, referred to as salt cake. The ministry convicted Domtar … Continue reading

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Hughes Calls For Real National Pharmacare

Canadians shouldn’t have to struggle to pay for prescription drugs and a national Pharmacare program is the best answer, according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes. Hughes delivered a petition calling for Pharmacare in parliament and provided some solid reasons the … Continue reading

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Espanola elderly couple defrauded of over $100,000 – emergency scam

An elderly Espanola couple has been defrauded of over $100,000. The Espanola Police Service undertook an investigation into the fraud, in which the couple were victims of a popular scam known as the ‘emergency scam’. The investigation determined that the … Continue reading

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Giant Tiger Revamped

By Rosalind Russell – Giant Tiger in Espanola held its grand re-opening bright and early Saturday morning, April 14th … the staff was on hand to provide awesome service, a tiger or two, and plenty of sales and bargains. The … Continue reading

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Rising Lead Levels In Northern Ontario Elementary Schools

Algoma Manitoulin MPP, Michael Mantha says the Liberal government is neglecting elementary schools by failing to take action on the 33 schools in the Sudbury and Algoma-Manitoulin area, which recently tested for higher than provincially acceptable lead levels in their … Continue reading

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Good Doctors Medical Host Grand Opening

By Rosalind Russell – Espanola and North Shore Corridor now have a walk-in clinic for people who have no doctor. The Good Doctors Medical walk in clinic officially opened its doors the week of April 9th at Robinson’s Pharmasave in … Continue reading

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Hughes Addresses Protecting Pensions

Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes joined fellow party MPs Scott Duvall and Charlie Angus at a cross-country tour to meet with workers and stakeholders to discuss Duvall’s legislation, which would protect pensions workers and retirees have earned. Hughes says there have … Continue reading

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Supporting The Humboldt Broncos Of Saskatchewan

By Rosalind Russell – People in the local area are also lending support to the victims of the Saskatchewan bus crash disaster where several players and supporters of the Humboldt Broncos Junior A hockey team were killed including the people … Continue reading

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Espanola Council Will Vote On OPP Switch Following Public Meeting

By Rosalind Russell – It looks like there will be a final resolution as to whether Espanola will be policed municipally or provincially by the end of the month. The Town of Espanola will be hosting a public information session … Continue reading

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