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NDP MP Carol Hughes calling it quits

On the same day the federal NDP announced that Charlie Angus of Timmins-James Bay would not run in the next election, it also announced Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing’s Carol Hughes is calling it a day. The 16-year MP says she’ll spend more time with her retired husband and their family, which includes five...

MICs offers job fair and career fair

Next Wednesday, the organization that operates the hospitals and long-term facilities in Cochrane, Iroquois Falls and Matheson is planning a career day. MICs Health Care Group CEO Paul Chatelain says it’s in the upstairs hall at the Jus Jordan Arena in Iroquois Falls. It offers high school students a look at...

Charlie Angus will not run in next election

After 20 years and seven elections, Timmins-James Bay New Democratic MP Charlie Angus says he won’t run in next year’s federal election. He made that announcement now… because with riding redistribution, Timmins-James Bay officially disappears this month. Angus notes that the new Mushkegowuk-Kapuskasing-Timmins will be 20,000 square kilometres larger than Timmins-James...

Big donation for Lady Minto Hospital

The MICS Health Care Services Foundation has received $25,000 for the surgical department at Cochrane’s Lady Minto Hospital. Foundation coordinator Ainsley Lougheed says it’s from the estate of Dr. Benjamin Thompson, who pioneered surgery there in the late 1950s and early 60s. “In addition to helping create our surgical department, he...

Temiskaming Shores man wins TADHF draw

A medical laboratory tech for 32 years who lives in Temiskaming Shores is the winner of the March 50-50 draw by the Timmins and District Hospital Foundation. Shawn Adams pads his bank account with $138,105.00. He says it will allow him and his wife Debbie to help out their son a...

Cochrane history: VHS copyright violations

We go back to the days of renting video cassettes for this week’s Cochrane history feature. It’s based on a story in the April 11th, 1984 issue of the Northland Post. Stephen Prasad, who owned Video Mart on Railway Street, was charged with 60 copyright violations The Crown decided to...
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