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— an online petition to keep Jeff Bezos in no, all that money for a “Toy Store Space
outer space collected 165,000 signatures War.”
as soon as it was posted.) Conan O’Brien summed up this new space
To put the time frame in perspective, his race best when he said: “I dream of the day
ex-wife, MacKenzie Scott, now worth $35 when space travel is available not only to
billion herself, took more time to have billionaires, but to any person with a net
her nails done then Bezos spent in zero worth of over $500 million.”
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Continued from page two... afford it? Espanola Does Not Pass A Vaccine Policy
“Excuse me, could I get a glass For Employees
booster rocket and wound up in of wine?”
thin air 80 kilometres above the Stewardess/flight attendant/ The Town of Espanola has it has no vaccination policy for
bar they were in. astronaut: “No. Tang or bucked the trend when it comes town staff as recommended
Next thing you know recycled pee with ice.” to putting a vaccine policy in by governments and health
somebody will mention that “Pee!” place for municipal employees. agencies.
the oceans are the earth’s “Today we’re featuring a 2021 Discussions were centred Councillor Heather Mallot was
last unexplored frontiers and Branson Brown with a nutty around the possible dismissal absent from the meeting.
suddenly Mark Zuckerberg and taste and a British dark ale of staff. Councillors who voted in
James Cameron will be playing colour.” Council discussed the topic favour of the policy are Bill
bumper cars with nuclear “Any peanuts?” for nearly an hour, with Town Foster and Sandra Hayden,
submarines 20,000 leagues “We can offer you recycled CAO-treasurer Allan Hewitt as well as Mayor Beer.
under the sea. Zuckerberg’s first ‘Space Cowboy’ droppings telling council dismissal would Councillors Ken Duplessis,
shot into space will represent a rolled in sea salt and…” be the very last resort. Ray Dufour and Maureen
homecoming because he kinda “No! Can you get that kid Councillors did not agree. Vanalstine voted against.
looks like he came from there. behind me to quit kicking my With one councillor absent, it However, vaccination policies
Despite Musk’s dream to create seat?” went to a recorded vote which are in place for the public.
a city on Mars or Bezos’ plan “MARK! Knock it off!” ended in a tie, defeating the As of last Wednesday, proof
to build colonies in Earth’s “He’s still kicking my seat.” motion. of vaccination is needed at the
orbit, both of these flights “For an extra hundred dollars Mayor Jill Beer says that puts Espanola Regional Recreation
were nothing more than crass I’ll show you how to use our Espanola in the position where Complex.
advertising for the future Ejection Seat System.”
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of space rides comes down to to guests. Place everything
where the average person can on a large platter and allow
everyone to assemble their own pitas.
Lions Bingo - begins on Wednesday, October 6th at 6:30 p.m. Watch Sheet Pan Chicken Pitas with Tzatziki
on Eastlink, community channel or on line at espanolalionsclub.ca • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
and follow the link. • 3 cloves garlic, minced
Elks Lodge 346 Hospital Equipment Donations - If you are in • 1 tbsp olive oil
need of any hospital beds, wheelchairs, shower chairs or commodes • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
etc, please call Steve Philpott at 249-879-8634. • 1 tsp each of cumin, smoked paprika, kosher salt
Al-Anon Support for families and friends - Troubled by someone’s • ½ tsp curry powder
drinking. Meetings every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at St George’s • Black pepper
Anglican Church, Tudhope St. More information @ al-anon.org • 2-3 bell peppers, sliced into strips
Do you have a NOTE for the Community? We invite not-for-profit organizations • Tzatziki sauce (homemade or store bought)
• Cucumbers, diced
to submit information on their upcoming events in writing no later than • Red onion, diced
Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. 25 Word Limit. E-mail: [email protected] • Kalamata olives
• Feta cheese
Espanola Elk's 346 Hall • Pitas or Naan bread
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with Tzatziki sauce, pita or naan bread, and all the fixings on
the side. Everyone can build their own pitas.
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No Minor Hockey In Massey This Year – Full Northeast Region Welcomes
Steam Ahead In Espanola 13 New OPP Officers
The pandemic and other Eagles roster runs for several There are 13 new Ontario Algoma OPP will acquire one
ongoing challenges have led ages with their first day of Provincial Police officers to new officer each while Nipissing
to the minor hockey season regular play on September serve the northeast region. West OPP, which services the
being cancelled this year in 26th. Regional Commander Chief Sudbury region will acquire four.
Massey. Due to Massey minor hockey Carson Pardy says Class Pardy adds the new officers
The Massey Predators usually having to fold, the Espanola 492 graduated last Friday bring a diverse set of skills and
sport several teams in the league is currently making and will now be deployed experiences to proactive frontline
league every season, but due waitlists for all our teams. throughout the region. policing and ensure the safety of
to low enrolment and a lack Please email [email protected] Manitoulin OPP and East communities where they serve.
of volunteers, there will be no espanolaminorhockey.com to
organized games this year. be added to the list with the Dollars To Help Tourist Operations
Meanwhile, the Espanola child’s name and division.
The Ford government is Businesses eligible for the new
spending 100-million dollars Tourism Recovery program
to help the tourism industry, include accommodations,
Thank You hard-hit by the COVID-19 ski centres, theatres, and
pandemic. amusement parks.
Tourism Minister Lisa McLeod Applications will be accepted
says the cash will be distributed beginning October 13th.
to businesses in the industry Algoma Manitoulin MPP
that have suffered at least a 50 Michael Mantha, says the
per cent drop in revenue since funding is long overdue and
the pandemic began. should be made available faster.
Espanola Trio Of Women Form Group For
Community-Based Approach To Opioid Crisis
Tim Horton’s staff receiving gift baskets from the Espanola Food Bank The Espanola & Area Overdose come forward in a community-
for all their help with a successful Smile Cookie campaign Epidemic, a group created by driven effort to help.
a trio of local women; Linda She recognizes there are some
By Grant Lewis - The Tim Horton’s Smile Cookie Campaign is over Collins, Carrington LeBlanc- resources available but with
for another year. It was fun, frantic, involving a lot of volunteer Nelson and Tyana Sandiford, no local treatment facility, the
hours. But, someone had to bake and sell these cookies. HUGE hopes to help alleviate some waiting lists are too long for
thanks to the management and staff at the two Tim’s locations in of the barriers facing addicts in some.
town. They were also fun, frantic at times, but VERY busy. Not only Espanola. Sandiford says a warming
did they have to deal with their regular customers, but also these Sandiford says addiction is not centre is needed and the group is
annoying volunteers wanting more cookies to decorate. just a “big city” problem and it gathering winter clothing to help
Everyone survived! You have to be there and actually see the hectic has been affecting and taking with the approaching winter.
pace the staff have to maintain so that everyone gets the right dough- too many members of small Sheaddstheywillbeapproaching
nut and the correct coffee order. Many thanks to you all. The Helping communities. council soon seeking support.
Hands Food Bank hopes you enjoy the well deserved gift baskets. She says the group has come To donate clothing or for more
Then there are the countless volunteers from the Food Bank and together on Facebook to bring information, Visit the Facebook
other groups in town who made this all possible: the Royal awareness of the overdoses in the site at: https://www.facebook.
Bank, Espanola Gardeners, Espanola Lions, Royal Canadian community and to have people com/groups/250384810299272.
Legion, and of course Helping Hands Food Bank. I hope people
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And….the winners of our friendly competitions were…..drum
roll please….Tanner’s Your Independent Grocers, Remedy RX,
(I’m assured by a totally reliable source at Robinson’s that this
will never happen again), and a tie between the two Banks. Too
close to call! Yep, I am a chicken to declare a winner there, after
all, they hold all the money$$$$
And of course I must thank my Grade 1 teacher for giving me a
true appreciation of chocolate chip cookies(you know snack
time and all that). I hope everyone enjoyed their beautifully and
artfully decorated masterpieces.
Thank you…merci….Miigwetch ..
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TOWNSHIP OF SABLES-SPANISH RIVERS
Phone: (705) 865-2646 Fax: (705) 865-2736
Email: [email protected]
11 Birch Lake Road, Massey, ON, P0P 1P0
NOTICE OF A PUBLIC MEETING HYDRANT FLUSHING - MASSEY
Concerning Applications for Consent
Massey residents, please be advised that the Public Works Department
TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of will be flushing hydrants from October 6th and continuing through to
Sables-Spanish Rivers will hold a public meeting in order to consider a October 15th, 2021 as weather permits.
proposed applications for Consent under Section 53 of the Planning Act, Flushing may cause temporary discolouration of water or loss of
RSO 1990 as amended. The public meeting will be held on pressure. Before using, please run your tap until the water is clear and
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at the Massey and District refrain from doing laundry while flushing is occurring in your area.
Community Centre & Arena, at 455 Government Road, Massey, Ontario We apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause.
unless Covid-19 restrictions require Council to meet electronically. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Public Works
Consent File Nos. C-21-12 to C-21-14 Purpose and Effect: To Department at 705-865-2646 or 705-865-2358.
provide for one new lot per application in the Rural zone. The property
is described as Salter Township, Section 26, Parcel 2536, on WINTER PARKING
Government Road. The lands subject of these applications is not
subject of any other Planning Act application. With the winter season soon to be upon us, this is a reminder that
Consent File Nos. C-21-15 to C-21-17 Purpose and Effect: To pursuant to Bylaw 2009-40 no persons shall park a vehicle on any
provide for one new lot per application in the Residential zone. The municipal road allowance between the hours of 2 a.m. and 8 a.m., or
property is described as Salter Township, Section 25, Plan D260, during other periods of snowplowing operations, from November 1st to
Parcel 16-1, 385 Bell Street, Massey. The lands subject of these March 31st, except for emergency and health care vehicles.
applications is not subject of any other Planning Act application. Any vehicles interfering with snowplowing operations may be towed
Consent File No. C-21-18 Purpose and Effect: To provide for a lot away at the owner’s expense.
addition in the Residential zone. The property is described as Salter We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our roadways clear!
Township, Section 25, Plan D255, Parcel 14-1, 315 Caddel Rd,
Massey. The land in subject application is not subject to any other FIRE PERMITS
Planning Act application.
TAKE NOTICE that if you wish to be notified of the decision of the Fire permits for brush burning are required year-round and are
Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers on the proposed application, you available at the following locations:
must make a written request to the Clerk of the Township of
Sables-Spanish Rivers. To appeal the decision to the Local Planning • Township Office – 11 Birch Lake Road, Massey during regular
Appeal Tribunal, send an appeal form to the Clerk of the Township of office hours (8am – 4pm Monday to Friday)
Sables-Spanish Rivers outlining the reasons for the appeal. You must
enclose the applicable appeal fee for each application appealed, paid • Walford Post Office – Walford Road during regular office hours
by cheque, made payable to the Ontario Minister of Finance. • McTwin Bait & Tackle, Heaton Rd, Webbwood
If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the Certain fires are considered “permitted fires” and do not require a
decision of the Council of the Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers to the permit:
Local Planning Appeal Tribunal but the person or public body does not • a fire set in a burn barrel
make oral submissions at the public meeting or make written submissions • a campfire
to the Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers before the bylaw is passed, the • at fire set in a cooking device
person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision. • a fire set in a chimnea
If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at the public • a fire set in a portable device
meeting, or make written submissions to the Township of For complete details please review Bylaw 2016-25 which can be found
Sables-Spanish Rivers before the decision is made, the person or on our website.
public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal
before the Tribunal, unless in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are BUILDING DEPARTMENT
reasonable grounds to do so.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION regarding these applications is The Building Inspector (Jeff Lapierre) is in the office on Mondays,
available by contacting the municipal office during regular office Wednesdays and Thursdays (8am-4pm). If you require an inspection,
hours. please be sure to call at least 2 days in advance of when the inspection
Dated this 5th day of October, 2021 is required (The 2-day notice does not include the day that the
Kim Sloss, Clerk-Administrator inspection was requested).
If you wish to speak to Jeff about your project, he can be reached at
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION 705-865-2181 ext. 231 during the hours indicated above or by email at
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is once again hosting constituency clinics October
12th -14th. Constituents who have questions or RESTORATIVE FOOT CARE - ESPANOLA SELF STORAGE
matters of concern are invited to meet with him Offering in home foot care services, – 6x8 and 8x10 Storage units
privately. Social distancing protocols are in effect and specific to you. Assessments, available in Espanola. Located
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• Espanola: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Public Library CR 10/12 cutting, dump runs. Call 705-936-
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SEMI RETIRED PAINTER - To FOR RENT
Wednesday October 13th do small jobs. Empty apartments,
single rooms. Large jobs can FOR RENT - 3 bedroom unit
• Mindemoya: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ Township Office be broken into 3 or 4 small jobs. available for rent starting mid-October,
• Wiikwemkoong: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Band Office Bartering available. Call Gerald or for 6 months. $1600.00 / month all
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Beckwick – Karl Verner of Espanola passed Kalynka – Peter of Espanola passed away
away at the Espanola Regional Hospital on at his residence on September 23, 2021 at
September 24, 2021 at the age of 92. Dear the age of 90. Dear son of the late John &
son of the late Otto & Agnes Beckwick. Mary (nee Sokoloski) Kalynka. Dear
Beloved husband of Ida (nee Leclaire)(2015). brother of Stephen (Helen) of St.
Loving father of Allan (Deborah) of Catherines. Also, will be sadly missed by
Hamilton, Leonard (Maria) of Hamilton, Jim many nephews, nieces, friends & relatives.
(Joanne) of Callander, Judy Howard (Dave Cremation with interment of ashes at a later
Porteous) of Espanola and Cindy (Bert) of date in the Espanola Cemetery.
Barrie. Cherished by 8 grandchildren and 12 Arrangements by BOURCIER FUNERAL
great grandchildren. Dear brother of the late HOME Ltd, Espanola.
Arnie Beckwick and Rose Ahonen. Sadly
missed by niece Lisa Chenier (Kevin) of Eileen Audrey MORGAN (Denison) -
Thunder Bay. Also, will be sadly missed by many friends & relatives. March 19, 1932 - September 24, 2021. It is
Cremation with a Celebration of Life on October 1, 2021 in the Bourcier with great sadness that we announce our
Funeral Home from 9 – 10 AM. Interment to follow in the Espanola mom's passing. Proud mother of her
Cemetery. Arrangements by BOURCIER FUNERAL HOME Ltd, Espanola. children, Gary (Jan), Bruce, Gail Mitchell
Campbell – Norma. It is with great (Stephen), Cindy (Robert Sisson). NONA to
sadness that we announce the passing of 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and
our dear mother Norma Campbell, many others she nurtured over the years.
Thursday September 23, 2021 at the age of Mom never stood still. Over the years she
90 with family by her side at St. Joseph’s gave back through community boards and
Villa, Sudbury. Dear daughter of the late committees. Eileen was a 4-h leader, a cub
Leon & Parna (Root) McKnight. Loving master and a guider. Even with her
wife of the late Boyd Campbell. Dear community work, her job and raising a
sister to the late William“Bill” McKnight, family she studied for over 20 years and obtained her BA from Laurentian
wife Alice, late Birdie Middleton at 65! There will be a private family memorial service. Donations can be
(McKnight), husband Barney, late Melvin made in mom's name to diabetes or heart and stroke foundations. If you
McKnight wife Edith. Beloved mother of are making your donation online or by cheque directly to charity, please
Bonnie Cappadocia, husband Mike, include the following note with your gift...''please notify family''.
Robert “Bob”, wife Patricia, Thomas“Tom” wife Alta, Jack wife Arrangements by BOURCIER FUNERAL HOME Ltd, Espanola.
Krista, William“Larry”, wife Monique“Nicky”. Cherished by IN LOVING MEMORY OF VELMA
grandchildren Kathy, Andrew, Angie, late Robbie, Sarah, Ryan, Karla, FOSTER - It is with great sadness we
Justin, Austin, Aimee, Jason and Codie. Dearly loved by many great announce the passing of Velma Foster in her
grandchildren. Also, will be sadly missed by many friends & family. 95th year, on Saturday, September 25th,
Norma was known for her love of gardening and flowers. She loved 2021 at the Espanola Regional Hospital and
her camp and enjoyed family get togethers with fun and music. Health Centre. Beloved wife of the late
Cremation with a graveside committal service will be on Thursday Norman Foster (2015) for over 64 years.
September 30, 2021 at 10 AM in the Espanola Cemetery. If so Dear mother of Wayne (Iris, predeceased) of
desired, donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. Beeton, Bill (Maureen) of Espanola,
Arrangements by BOURCIER FUNERAL HOME Ltd, Espanola Marlene (Harry) of Brampton and Peggy
(predeceased, 2007, Jim) of Newmarket.
Julie (Mary Retia Julette) Carpenter Loving grandmother to Cheri, Kathy, Rick
(Fletcher, Aubertin) of Iron Bridge passed (Kendra), Tatem (Donald), Paula (Warren),
away peacefully with her family by her Quintal (Will), Niomie (Steve), Kimberly (Frank), Michael (Sarah) and
side at North Shore Health Network in Bryan (Beth). Velma was a woman of great faith and prayer. She
Blind River on Thursday, September 23 in treasured the time spent with her many great grandchildren. She
her 69th year. Julie was born on December especially enjoyed attending figure skating competitions, hockey games,
19, 1951 to Jules Aubertin and Alida track events and many celebrations as well as crafting and baking with
Dionne. Beloved wife of Dan Carpenter her great grandchildren, Brandon, Sophie, Olivia, Amelia and Jackson.
and lifelong partner of Randy Fletcher At the age of 85 they taught her to play a game on their tablet. She was
(predeceased 2007). Cherished Mom to an avid volunteer at her church. At the age of 87 she learned to knit and
Lisa (Choo) Richer of Massey and Dan was happy to make scarves, hats and mittens to donate to the Espanola
(Bec) Fletcher of Little Current, Scott Helping Hand Food Bank. She was very talented in the art of
(Linda) Carpenter of Abbey, Saskatchewn embroidery and quilting. Her generosity and willingness to help others
and Jason of Woodstock. Nana and Grandma to Ryan, Emily was always in the forefront. She will be missed but never forgotten. A
(predeceased 2019), Taylor, Kennadi, Kori-Rose, Daniel Kai, Memorial Service will be held at Paroisse Saint Jude Parish Roman
Kyler, Quentis, Darwin, Kaitlyn, Klaryssa and Bethany. Special Catholic Church on Wednesday September 29, 2021 at 10 AM with Fr.
GG to Zayden, Jasper and Kairi. She will be missed by many Gilles Grandmont officiating. Interment to follow in the Espanola
brothers, sisters, in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends as well as her Cemetery. If so desired memorial tributes may be made to Paroisse
doll sculpting family. Julie was very proud of the numerous awards Saint Jude Parish or Espanola Regional Hospital Long Term Care.
she received for her doll sculptures. She loved to spend her time Arrangements by Bourcier Funeral Home Ltd, Espanola.
sculpting, sewing, knitting and crocheting. She also loved to spend
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Continued from front page... Scouting Weekend Kicks Off Program
École Catholique La Renaissance Students
Celebrate Franco-Ontarian Day For The
First Time In Their New School
of their new school. The flag- The provincial Franco- By Rosalind Russell - Beavers, and saw skills, how to work
raising ceremony was a very Ontarian day, celebrated Cubs, Scouts and Venturers together in cooking supper and
emotional activity and the officially since 2010, took braved the elements and held keeping the campsite clean.
perfect way to celebrate their place on September 25. The their first fall camp at Chutes Haarmeyer says the skills they
new school. date marks the anniversary Provincial Park two weekends learned this weekend will help
Also as part of Franco- of the Franco-Ontarian ago. as they fundraise for FinJam in
Ontarian Day, Kindergarten flag, which was flown for Scout troupe leader, Rob July of 2022 (an international
to grade 12 students took the first time in Sudbury in Haarmayer, says the youth, girls scouting event in Finland) so
part in a series of fun-filled 1975. CSC Nouvelon school and boys from Copper Cliff and keep your eyes open for Scout
activities. Students had the students and staff take great Espanola, enjoyed crafting rafts popcorn, Scout Coffee, a 50/50
chance to display with pride pride in celebrating the flag’s and constructing shields based draw and even porketta bingo ...
green and white clothing in 46th anniversary. The day of on a Viking theme and floating mmm!
their classroom while taking activities, while recognizing them down the river. Photos provided by Rob
part in stimulating activities our Francophone and Catholic He adds the scouts went on a Haarmeyer and used with
highlighting Franco-Ontarian heritage, also promotes the hike and also learned knife, axe permissions.
culture. The COVID-19 excellence and dedication
pandemic will not prevent of our students and staff
students and staff from as they seek to widen their
proudly celebrating their Francophone space and live
identity and their belonging to their own culture to the full in
the Francophonie in Ontario. the province of Ontario.
Rainbow Board To Discuss Saving Of
A.B. Ellis PS Proposal
The trustees of the Rainbow motion on hold to demolish
District School Board will the school and turn it into a
be reviewing a proposal parking lot before moving
for saving AB Ellis Public forward.
School in Espanola soon. He emphasizes they want
Rainbow Community Non- to work with the board on
Profit Housing spokesperson a common meeting ground
Fred Yackman and consultant including negotiations for
Angela Roy presented the the property, which he says
board with their findings is owned by the taxpayers of
last week demonstrating the Espanola, who he says were
feasibility of the vacant school not properly consulted about
building being converted into the disposal of the property
housing for senior and low- when the board moved
income residents. students into the shared space
Yackman says the feasibility at Espanola High.
study carried out by Roy Board chair Doreen Dewar
shows the viability of told Yackman the trustees
conversion to housing units. will have to meet and discuss
He told the trustees they have the proposal and will respond
applied for a planning grant to the requests in the near
but need the board to put the future.
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