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Espanola council approves hiring of new building inspector

It was a back and forth discussion with Espanola council on filling another job vacancy, this time a building inspector to service the town and the three outlying municipalities. Back in 2017, the town entered into an agreement with Baldwin, … Continue reading

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The kindness of coffee

Despite, or maybe because of COVID-19, the kindness of Tim Hortons fans has led to the best year yet for three local franchises for Camp Day 2020. Denis Lefebvre who owns the franchises in Blind River, McKerrow and Espanola says … Continue reading

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Elliot Lake Pride hosting a vehicular parade

Elliot Lake Pride usually hosts a variety of events this weekend in the city, but because of the coronavirus pandemic, the event was postponed until next year. Elliot Lake Mayor Dan Marchisella says instead the organizers are hosting its first … Continue reading

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Third tick tests positive for Lyme disease

A third black-legged tick has tested positive for Lyme disease in the district. According to the release from Public Health Sudbury & Districts, the tick was a carrier of the bacteria that can cause Lyme disease, a debilitating disease, which … Continue reading

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Gun program being put in place

Ottawa is turning to the private sector to design and run a massive buyback of newly prohibited firearms. Public Safety Canada has invited 15 consulting firms to come up with a “range ofoptions and approaches” for the planned program to … Continue reading

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School off to an early start for Junior Kindergarten students

School is off to an early start for the Rainbow District School Board’s Junior Kindergarten students. Children beginning school this fall are invited to take part in the Board’s Kindergarten Camp. The five-day program will run from 9 am to … Continue reading

It is Camp day 2020 with a difference

Tim Hortons is hosting Camp Day 2020 today after having to change up the usual early June date due to COVID-19. Espanola owner Denis Lefebvre says the support of the community has already been phenomenal with the local outlet placing … Continue reading

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Espanola council approves draft site plan for motel renovation, addition of small mall

Espanola council has given its approval to a draft site plan that will see a local motel renovated and an addition of a small mall. Polly Investments submitted the plan to council to renovate the Queensway Motel, which suffered extensive … Continue reading

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Paramedic Memorial Bell on tour in local area

The Paramedic Memorial Bell will be on Manitoulin Island and in Espanola today. Elliot Lake hosted the tour yesterday says volunteer Gregor Thimmig. He adds the bell has several stops throughout Ontario. He says the bell recognizes paramedics, dispatchers and … Continue reading

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Rainbow Strategic Plan – reopening school is a fine balance

Last night, nearly 1,000 parents, staff and students took in the live YouTube video meeting hosted by the Rainbow District School Board where Education Director, Norm Blaseg, outlined the step-by-step process for reopening schools. He emphasizes students will be in … Continue reading

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