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Roof concerns in Espanola and Elliot Lake

Both municipalities of Espanola and Elliot Lake are wrestling with roofing problems at their recreational facilities. Both had to employ snow load removers this past winter and had a complete analysis done of their respective structures at the Centennial Arena … Continue reading

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Espanola council looks at consolidating lawyer costs

How many lawyers does a municipality need? That’s what Espanola councilor Maureen Vanalstine wants to know. The Town of Espanola has an Integrity Commissioner on retainer and a number of various legal firms that are utilized when specific attention is … Continue reading

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Swimming advisory removed for Providence Bay

Public Health Sudbury & Districts has removed the swimming advisory signs at a Manitoulin Island beach. The timing couldn’t be better removing the signage at the Providence Bay Beach calling for people to stay out of the water. This weekend … Continue reading

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Espanola Council adopts new video surveillance policy

A new video surveillance policy was given approval by Espanola council. In late Spring, council was informed video and audio surveillance was being carried out at the Espanola Regional Recreation Complex, but the policy didn’t meet updated legal requirements. Councilor … Continue reading

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Manitoulin woman competing to be CNE ambassador

A Manitoulin teen will be competing at one of Canada’s most prestigious agricultural ambassador competitions. 18-year-old April Torkopolous of Gore Bay is in Toronto this week for the annual Canadian National Exhibition Ambassador of the Fairs competition. She served as … Continue reading

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Manitoulin OPP warn seniors about recent fraud

The Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding seniors to be cautious when being approached by anyone wanting to do work on their homes. On the 7th of August, 2019, three males attended a residence on Manitoulin Island, … Continue reading

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Nairn Centre man dies from motorcycle injuries

A Nairn Centre man is dead following a single motorcycle collision. 63-year old Gerald Sutherland succumbed to his injuries in hospital on Tuesday. Sudbury OPP Constable Michelle Coulombe says the collision occurred August 4th on Highway 17, just west of … Continue reading

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Financial assistance sought for local area fireman

Financial help is being sought for a local area fire fighter who suffered injuries on the job. Darcy Shuurman is a volunteer firefighter with the Sables-Spanish Rivers Township. Jillana Goodchild has started a Go Fund Me for his family to … Continue reading

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Splash pad idea for Espanola goes to Community

Espanola council did not give its immediate approval to the building of a new splash pad in Espanola, but believe the idea has merit. Local resident Melanie Blais appeared before council last night to present a detailed report about the … Continue reading

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Elliot Lake Boat Launch closed to the public

The next phase of the construction of the Elliot Lake Boat Launch and boardwalk is now underway. City CAO, Daniel Gagnon, says part of the boardwalk and fishing pier will be closed to the public for the next one to … Continue reading

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