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Espanola Little Theatre’s grand dame is 90 years young

Sharon Sproule turns 90 this Friday, July 10. She was born and raised in Delhi, Ontario, a small tobacco town not far from Simcoe and Tillsonburg. Sharon showed a talent for dance and performance very early in life. She and … Continue reading

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The CORONAVIRUS REPORT for WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2020

A look at the numbers Provincial health officials are reporting the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in more than a week. There were 112 new diagnoses announced yesterday, bringing the total to just over 36-thousand. Almost 88 per cent … Continue reading

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Northern NDP members write VIA CEO to ask for expanded Budd Car services

For some, their only form of transportation between White River and Sudbury is by rail, specifically, the Budd Car. However, the service has not returned to its summer schedule and Northern NDP members are seeking an expansion of the service. … Continue reading

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RAIN announces critical COVID-19 Recovery Fund

The Rural Agri-Innovation Network known as RAIN, a division of the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, is introducing the Sustainable New Agri-Food Products & Productivity Program COVID-19 Recovery Fund. RAIN Manager David Thompson says the funding will assist agri-food businesses … Continue reading

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Weengushk International Film Festival goes online

In its third year, the Weengushk International Film Festival will be presented this weekend entirely online due to COVID-19. Coordinator Adam Moffat says the festival will feature over 30 films all online, as well as several workshops. Local talent including … Continue reading

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ÉSC Franco-Ouest graduating students celebrated

On June 25, the grade 12 students graduating from École secondaire catholique Franco-Ouest in Espanola were celebrated by the school community and family. As a result of government health and social distancing measures taken to counter the spread of COVID-19, … Continue reading

The CORONAVIRUS REPORT for TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2020

NSHN launches COVID-19 community outreach service The COVID-19 Community Outreach Service has been launched by the North Shore Health Network under the umbrella of the Community Support Services. Education & Safety Coordinator Melanie Kubatlija says the aim is to work … Continue reading

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Half of Espanola Habitat for Humanity duplex sold

Espanola has lost half of its affordable Habitat for Humanity property to the open market. CEO of Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North Kimberley Woodcock says when the Espanola duplex was completed three years ago they were sold to Habitat … Continue reading

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Elliot Lake and Blind River issue fire bans

Espanola Fire Chief Mike Pichor says he is not putting a fire ban in place in the area because of the heavy rains that moved through the area on the weekend, but that is not the case in Elliot Lake … Continue reading

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Ontario ending education streaming

The provincial government is ending the practice of “streaming,” where children must choose an academic or vocational track when they enter Grade Nine. The system has been under fire for years, after studies showed negatively affected the chances of Black … Continue reading

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