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Kap Town Council to make presentation at Federal riding redistribution hearing in Timmins

The town of Kap will make a presentation at the public hearing on proposed federal electoral boundary changes in Timmins on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The commission is looking at eliminating the Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing riding and spreading it out between Sault Ste. Marie and Timmins. Mayor Dave Plourde says it’s using two-year-old...

Chamber president says businesses faced many challenges during past year

The president of the Kapuskasing and District Chamber of Commerce says the pandemic showed the strengths of the business community. Cathy Courchesne says a wide variety of businesses were on the display during the past year along with the courage of the frontline workers and generosity of the community. “Businesses...

Two Val Rita sisters face criminal harassment charges

Two sisters who were both Confederation of Regions Party candidates in June’s provincial election are facing criminal harassment charges by Ontario Provincial Police. The investigation stems from ongoing social-media harassment incidents between July and September of this year. Forty-nine-year-old Nadia Sadiq who ran for the Timmins riding is facing three charges...

Canada dropping mask mandate for travel and all other travel restrictions

All COVID-19 travel restrictions will be lifted in Canada on the first of October. The easing of border measures includes the use of the ArriveCan app, which will no longer be necessary to get into the country.  Travellers, regardless of citizenship, will no longer need to provide proof of vaccination,...

GreenFirst Forest Products Kap Mill wins Business of the year

GreenFirst Forest products Kapuskasing Mill received the top honour of Business of the Year during the District Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala on Saturday night. Vice President of Operations Andre Ouimette says it's a pretty amazing story how the mill rebounded from producing newsprint to the new envirosmart sandwich...

Kap resident with help of her friends knitted 130 baby blankets for newborns at Sensenbrenner Hospital

A knitting project to celebrate her 40th birthday quickly took off for Kapuskasing resident Danielle Ashikawa. Her goal was to knit 40 blankets to mark the occasion, but after enlisting some extra help through social media that total grew to 130. “And not even people I knew," she said. "They...
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