Express earns first-ever win over Thunderbirds

Saturday, October 12, 2019 – SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Diego Pasula tallied twice while Matais Salem dished out three assists as the Espanola Express skated to their first-ever victory over the Soo Thunderbirds, a 5-2 decision, in a Northern … Continue reading

Update: Huron Central Railway – contingency plans – trucker shortage

Two Local major companies that use the Huron Central Railway says there are major challenges if the rail line is shut down. Both Domtar in Espanola and EACOM in Nairn Centre rely on the line between Sudbury and Sault Ste. … Continue reading

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Fire/explosion under investigation on Manitoulin

The Manitoulin OPP is working with the Office of the Fire Marshall and the Technical Standards and Safety Authority investigating a serious house fire and explosion. Constable Shona Camirand says at around 1:00 pm on Saturday afternoon police investigated a … Continue reading

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Fatal accident on Manitoulin Island – motorcyclist identified

An Ancaster man is dead following a single motor vehicle collision. Manitoulin OPP Constable Marie Ford says Highway Six, just south of Little Current, was closed for around six hours Thursday afternoon due to the collision involving a motorcycle. She … Continue reading

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Espanola school hopes Halloween will be boo-untiful

An Espanola school is planning a food drive for Halloween night. School spokesperson, Joanna Castonguay says Ecole Franco-Ouest will host its annual drive to help fill the shelves at local food banks. She says the ‘we scare hunger’ event will … Continue reading

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Espanola council defers motion for First Nation acknowledgement

A motion tabled by Espanola Mayor Jill Beer to acknowledge First Nations and their contribution to the municipality has been deferred. Mayor Beer wants First Nations acknowledged at the start of every council meeting. Councillor Sandra Hayden says it is … Continue reading

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An engineering firm hired to assess Blind River municipal buildings

Now that the Town of Blind River has completed its Asset Management Plan (AMP) the municipal CAO wants to have assessments of all municipally-owned buildings to be carried out before the snow flies. Blind River CAO Kathryn Scott recommended to council … Continue reading

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Health Sciences North officially opens PET Scanner Suite

The new “Sam Bruno PET Scanner Suite” in Sudbury has been officially opened by the Northern Cancer Foundation, members of Sam Bruno’s family and the PET Steering Committee. According to The Moose, HSN spokesperson, Jim Turnball, says it took some … Continue reading

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Students take in Chutes Park

Students at École secondaire catholique Franco-Ouest had a full day at Chutes Provincial Park this week. It was a day to celebrate all the new students and staff at the high school. They took a walk on the trails followed … Continue reading

Donation supports school’s breakfast programs

USW Local 2251 in Sault Ste. Marie is providing funding for breakfast programs in schools in the Algoma and Sudbury districts. Union President Michael Da Prat says he was proud to present a cheque for $6,500 to Huron-Superior Catholic District … Continue reading