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New life breathed into Pamour open pit with first gold mining there since 2009

The external relations manager for Newmont Porcupine says the mining company is investing “hundreds of millions of dollars” into reviving gold mining in the Pamour open pit, as the Hollinger pit winds down. Gerry Stinson says the water in the pit is now being treated. Mining is expected to begin...

ONTC chairman reports progress on trainsets for return of Northlander

The chairman of the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission says the Northlander is definitely on track for its return in 2026. Al Spacek provided an update on the progress that’s being made to date including the train sets. He says the commission was able to tag onto an order from...

Delaurier Lake property owners want communication on a plan for a gravel pit

A group representing the ten property owners around Delaurier Lake, in the rural west end of Iroquois Falls, wants information and answers about a new gravel pit potentially being added to several already in the area. Three of the ten owners live at the lake year-round. Ann Zsigmond, whose family has...

CMHA locks out workers; they worry about the impact on their clients

Almost 150 unionized employees of the Cochrane-Temiskaming branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association have been locked out. Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Local 631 president Maggie Wakeford says talks broke down over concessions being demanded by the employer. She says management is only offering a three-percent raise, while...

Annual Cochrane Winter Carnival OPP vs. Firefighters hockey game set to face off

As far as anyone remembers, as long as there’s been an annual Cochrane Winter Carnival… there’s been an OPP vs. Firefighters charity hockey game. Const. Kyler Brouwer says this year’s version goes Wednesday at  6:00pm at the Tim Horton Event Centre. It wouldn’t be hockey without nicknames, and Brouwer says the...

Cochrane history: Snowmobile races on Lillabelle Lake in February, 1993

Unlike this year, the 1992-93 snowmobiling season around Cochrane was a good one. A new event that year is the focus of this year’s local history feature. The February 10th, 1993 edition of the Northland Post contains a report of the massively popular first attempt at races on Lillabelle Lake. Cars were...
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