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HEADSTRONG: World Mental Health Day – students focus on removing stigma

Students from Manitoulin and Algoma districts are participating in HEADSTRONG, an evidence-based anti-stigma initiative aimed at inspiring students to Be Brave, Reach Out and Speak Up about mental health. The summit takes place today from 9 am to 3 pm … Continue reading

Espanola council approves website redevelopment

It is going to take quite a bit of time, but the Town of Espanola will have a new website up and running in 2020 that will be more social media friendly and easier to navigate. The present website does … Continue reading

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Hughes says expansion to include passenger rail service is the way to go

Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing incumbent MP, Carol Hughes, says the federal government did not approve any additional funding to help rehabilitate the short rail line between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie before the election was called. Hughes says she did get a letter … Continue reading

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Hampering doctors in Blind River

Approving a new physician’s practice involves red tape, but that could mean losing vital services that potential patients need, according to Algoma-Manitoulin MPP, Mike Mantha. Mantha says the Huron Shores Family Health Team successfully recruited two new doctors in August, … Continue reading

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PEACE LANTERNS LIGHT UP THE NIGHT

The annual launch took place in Massey this past weekend. Dianne Emiry says the wind made it difficult to launch the Peace Lanterns so they moved from the public boat launch to the Mouth Beach and launched them there. There … Continue reading

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Province investing in Manitoulin – Nairn projects

A light industrial park in Wiky, pellet manufacturing plant in Nairn and helping a Manitoulin Island microbrewery expand are all on the Ontario government’s radar for funding. While on Manitoulin Island Tuesday, Parliamentary Assistant Dave Smith announced, on behalf of … Continue reading

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Mantha reacts to Huron Central Railway shutdown

The possible shut down of the rail line between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie will be detrimental to three key businesses that utilize it for moving products, according to local MPP Mike Mantha. MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin, Mantha, says the feds … Continue reading

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Do you know a Public Health Champion?

Algoma Public Health is looking for an advocate for health to acknowledge their contribution to the district. Communications spokesperson, Leo Vecchio says Algoma Public Health is looking for an individual or organization that advocate for health and local related initiatives. … Continue reading

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MNRF investigating moose dragging incident

A video on social media of a moose in obvious distress has come to the attention of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. The video shows a live moose being dragged behind a truck in the Killarney area on … Continue reading

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Huron Central Railway to shut down next year

The parent company that owns the Huron Central Railway is planning to shut down the spur, which could be a major concern for three major businesses that utilize the line along the North Shore corridor. According to The Moose, Genesee … Continue reading

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