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Around&About December 7, 2021 Page 2 bit of slapstick was probably funny the look from people when I tell them that the
first couple of times but after 154 years only reason I drink Scotch is to kill the
it’s starting to get old. Knock him out cold
Continued on page three...
Continued from page two... something I don’t care if they Nairn & Hyman Township Mayor Resigns
show up in the commons as Over Covid Vaccination Policy
taste of the pretzels. dressed or rather as undressed
By tradition, two “pro forma” as former MP William Nairn & Hyman Township will will mandate vaccinations for
bills are introduced which mean “Starkers” Amos. But what I be looking at options in filling a municipal staff, a position he
nothing and are not debated or think we really need is a new vacancy left by the resignation vehemently opposes.
acted upon. A sad but telling code of behaviour. of their mayor. He wishes his fellow councillors
sign of things to come. As I’m writing this the British Mayor Laurier Falldien, who has well and thanks the people of
By tradition, a rookie parliament has its collective filled the position for the last 11 the community for their support
backbencher then delivered a knickers in a twist because years, submitted his resignation over the last 11 years.
20-minute speech declaring an MP was told she was not this last Monday over his Council will declare the position
his or her support for the allowed to bring her three- concerns about COVID19 and vacant at its next meeting and
government’s agenda because month-old baby into the the vaccination policies. then will discuss options to fill
unlike Speakers of yore, they House of Commons. Which In his letter to council, he states it.
would like to return home at the stands to reason because both he has been overwhelmed Options include holding a by-
end of the day with their head parliaments, theirs and ours, by stress having to close his election, naming a member of
still attached to their shoulders. have become a daycare forum business for seven months due the council as acting mayor, or
Now officially open, off and where members behave like to the shutdowns. advertising to fill the position.
running our parliamentarians four-year-olds having sugar He says the second important The next meeting is slated for
go and the first order of fits. You just cannot expect reason is that it looks like council December 13th.
business seems to be a a three-month old baby to
relaxed dress code. Yeah, after function at this much higher Recipe
almost two years of doing level that we’ve all come
the government’s business to watch with horror and My friend and I decided to
wearing pyjamas, they now disbelief. adjust the original recipe
want to wear them to work. A for Rangoon Dip by adding
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Continued from front page... Twenty-Five Years And Counting
a nice, concise format to offer of Nunavut was created, and marriages and in 2008, the Truth somewhat over the last 25 years,
people the opportunity to catch we dealt with Y2K. For anyone and Reconciliation process Espanola continues to grow in
up on some local news, share who does not know what that began. Follow that up with the other ways. A new splash pad is
some awesome recipes, keep is, that was the wildly spread last Canadian penny minted on on the way, and new pickle ball
the community informed on misconception, which caused May 4th, 2012. Do you still courts for the sports-minded.
political matters, recording the many businesses to expend have some? In 2018, cannabis We saw the opening of the
loss of loved ones, supporting funds to update their computer was legalized. Canada is the new Black- Creek Sno-Shoe
small and large businesses alike equipment, that the Internet second country (after Uruguay Trail, the opening of new ethnic
while offering a bit of a different and computer systems would in 2013) to legalize recreational restaurants that just adds to our
view on the world. crash because supposedly the cannabis use nationwide. culture, and the development of
For its own challenges, it had to systems were all geared for the And in 2020, our world, the Boogie Mountain.
change locations a few times, 1900s in their dating. It didn’t entire world changed. The first The community has come
especially following the fire in happen and we all know how presumptive case of COVID-19 together in many ways to support
the downtown, which literally the Internet has expanded over is identified; a man who those who need our help. Here,
destroyed their offices, but the years. travelled in China on January at Around&About we keep you
they recovered and have been Around&About is a part of 25th. in the know through our stories
a mainstay of Highway Six that computerized system from We also saw the opening of and supportive businesses. We
since then. They also acquired keeping tabs on its finances to a brand-new school with the have been truly local for the
PaperWorks Inc., a good move writing the stories, to laying out building of the joint Sacred last quarter-century and look
in expansion, providing all the publication every week, all Heart and Ecole le Renaissance forward to the next 25 years.
kinds of products to the public done, that’s right, on computer. in Espanola this year. Thank you for all your support
and extra services including Closer to home, our brand-new While our population has fallen through the years.
printing photographs, and the Espanola Regional Recreation
latest, laminating COVID19 Complex opened its doors in WOW, Talk About An Awesome Parade
vaccinations records. 1999 to much ado. Providing
It has been a whirlwind a hub for recreational, social, Thank you to everyone who Member
as a correspondent for the and interactive programs, it took part and those who also Tricia Cox - Simplicity
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neighbours, providing a glimpse sure has gone by fast, so very Churches of Espanola for the Photos provided by Town
into the inner workings of how fast. Locally, the mill changed Live Nativity of Espanola, Mike Mantha,
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doors, it did so in an auspicious Hospital and Health Centre. It AND THE MOOSE
year, in July of 1996, sprinter is considered the hub of health SENIORS AWARD as voted
Donovan Bailey established a care on the North Shore and on by our seniors who took
new world record and earned the expansion also included in the bus tour GOES TO ...
himself a gold medal at the the Espanola Family Health SANTA’S WORKSHOP!
Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Team as well as a contingent Thanks to our Judges!
The victory set off an outburst of locums (visiting physicians Amanda Elliot - Recreation &
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glamour event of the Olympic branches of medicine).
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Baldwin & Nairn Centre Getting Into The Christmas Spirit
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is getting into the Christmas Bates says the winners will be can call Bates at 705-869- at the local rink on Saturday,
spirit. announced December 24th. 0225. December 11th for the
Town Clerk Karin Bates says She adds the township is also Nairn & Hyman Township are lighting.
the township is hosting a hosting a Photo Scavenger hoping to see the community Anyone in attendance is asked
Christmas Lights Contest and Hunt for the children with gather for a Christmas lighting to follow COVID19 protocols.
Scavenger Hunt in the village entrants submitting their of the tree. The event is planned for 5:00
of McKerrow. findings by December 31st Township staff encourages pm and includes a decorate
Residents are asked to light and a winner announced by and enter the fire truck parade,
up their homes and the public random draw on January 4th. games for the kids, and
will vote in two categories … Entries can be submitted to the caroling. Santa will pay a
Minimalist – doing more with township at [email protected] visit also.
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12/28 - R FOR SALE It is with great sadness that we, at Community
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Capping, Eavestrough. Serving one winter on a Dodge Caravan. 70, on November 29th, 2021. Anna loved life
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our local community, Espanola 2384. Leave a message. 12/14 independent woman. She wasn’t afraid to ask
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& Nairn Area. Call 705-988- Her support staff ensured if Anna asked, they
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experiences that she spoke of mostly, was
OBITUARY being a model for a day, the photoshoot and
her picture being on a magazine cover. Having her own prom where
Patterson, Ernest “Ernie” passed away everyone attending wore evening gowns/dresses. Having a real three
peacefully, surrounded by his family on tiered wedding cake made for her birthday. Her fancy tea party at the
Tuesday, November 23,2021 at the restaurant where they made tea party sandwiches and desserts for all who
Espanola Regional Hospital. Dear husband attended. Walking barefoot on the beach and of course riding her side by
and best friend of Edna Patterson, cherished side bicycle “Bertha”. She was thankful and accepting of everything in her
father of Tyson (Melissa) and Michael life. She enjoyed being active in her community and actively participated
(Lisa), dear grandfather of Abby, Savannah, with the VON seniors’program, CLE’s Community Participation Program
Sophyah, Christopher and Nicholas. Ernie (CPS), Special Olympics Bowling, St. Jude Church and was at one time, a
will be deeply missed by his dog Jaxon. member of the CWL. Anna enjoyed and spent her time working on her
Many nephews and nieces and great ‘fancy work’, rug hooking, painting and many other crafts. She enjoyed
nephews and nieces. Sisters and her socials & parties with her friends and supports with great passion. In
sister-in-law’s and brother in law's. In lieu of her later part of her working years, one of her favorite things to do was to
flowers memorial donations may be made pick up the office mail and then deliver it to Debbie, whom she called the
to Heart and Stroke Foundation. Funeral arrangements entrusted to “Boss”. Anna always received a tip from the plentiful candy dish that was
Alternative Funeral Services, Elliot Lake. always waiting for her with all her favorite goodies. Her favourite holidays
of course were Christmas and Easter. She especially had a strong
Nadeau – Ronald Leo of Espanola passed deep-rooted belief in the man in red. Her passion and over the top
away at the Espanola Regional Hospital on enthusiasm combined with the excitement for the holidays remained
November 23, 2021 at the age of 72. Dear throughout her entire life and it was so infectious. Anna had no known
son of the late Leo & Mary Anne (nee biological family, but family isn’t always blood. Her CLE family would do
Laframboise) Nadeau. Beloved husband of anything to see her smile and loved her no matter what. She will always
Simone (nee Lacasse). Loving father of hold a very special place that no other can ever fill. She will be deeply
Leanne Waytowich (Neil) of Peterborough missed by all that was fortunate enough to know her. Many thanks to all of
and Dan (Kaeleigh) of Whitby. Cherished health care providers at Health Sciences North and the Espanola Regional
by grandchildren Liam (Kara), Moira, Hospital for the excellent care they have provided and especially to all the
Alexander and Abriel. Dear brother of the CLE staff who certainly loved and cared for Anna unconditionally. We can
late Danny Nadeau (wife Kaye) of Gore Bay. take comfort in knowing that she is now at peace with her God. Funeral
Also, will be sadly missed by many friends Services at Bourcier Funeral Home on Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 at
& relatives. The Nadeau family would like to 9:30 a.m. with church service at 11:00 a.m. at St. Jude Parish, with
thank the Doctors/Nurses and staff of the E.R.H.C.C as well as the graveside burial to follow. Donations to Community Living Espanola
Espanola Paramedics for the exceptional care they provided to Ron. would be greatly accepted and appreciated.
Cremation with a Celebration of Life and interment in the Espanola
Cemetery at a later date. If so desired, donations to Espanola Regional PaperWorks, 85 Centre Street, 705-869-6883
Hospital, Lung Association or the War Amps would be appreciated.
Arrangements by BOURCIER FUNERAL HOME Ltd, Espanola.
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In Loving Memory In Loving Memory of
Sangster William Turpeinen
The family of Cathy Sangster wishes to acknowledge the many
expressions of love, concern, compassion, gifts and donations from It has been five years
friends and loved ones following the passing of Cathy. Words cannot since you left us.
express the strength you have given us during this difficult time. Cathy
would have been so touched by the turnout at her service. Special Gone from our lives
thanks to Bourcier Funeral Home and theWalford Community Center. but not from our hearts.
God bless and keep all of you! You are sadly missed.
Alice, Leigh-Anne, Lisa
Ron, Matthew, Nicole & Brandon Sangster.
THANK YOU NOTICE / ANNOUNCEMENT
Taricani, Tim are moving their Espanola practice to Lively.
On behalf of the Taricani We thank the community for the support over the years.
family we would like to We welcome our patients to join us in Lively. We are located at
thank everyone who sent 613 B Main St., and you can contact our o ce at 705-692–4400.
cards, donations & messages,
it is truly appreciated. St. Georges - is offering an afternoon program, Surviving
Special THANKS to Community Living The Holidays. December 12th, 1:00pm at 213 Tudhope
Espanola for all the support over the years. St. To register please call: (705)691-0971 or Email:
Caicco, Richard Meat roll-offs - every Saturday at the Espanola Legion. The
fun starts at 3:30 p.m. and everyone is welcome. COVID-19
There are not enough words protocols will be in place and proof of vaccination is required.”
to express our deepest Walford Christmas Bazaar n’ Tea 2 Go – December 11 from
gratitude for all the love, 1:00 – 3:00 at the Walford Community Centre. Donations
Appreciated. Advanced Penny Sale & 50/50 tickets will be
support, food, cards, messages available. Call 705-844-2887 for more info.
& donations you have sent to us Espanola Public Library - Join us Wednesday December 15
during this heart-breaking time. at 6:30 p.m. for an Author Talk with Blake Priddle, author of
“Good Morning, Blake: Growing Up Autistic and Being Okay”
Its is greatly appreciated Craft Sale – Every Thursday at the Sr. Drop-In-Centre (799
and will always be remembered. Queensway) from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Every week until
SpecialTHANKS to Espanola Fire Department for your Christmas.
quick response, knowledge, care, and compassion. Samaritans Purse Christmas Gift boxes - Anyone interested
Thank you to Andrew Bourcier (Bourcier Funeral in operation Christmas Child, you can text me at 705 506
Home) for your care and understanding. 5702 and I will be happy to get the boxes to you.
Lions Catch the Ace - Tickets are available at Tanner’s, Tuesdays
PaperWorks, 85 Centre Street, 705-869-6883 and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m., and in the Mall
Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m.
Do you have a NOTE for the Community? We invite not-for-profit organizations
to submit information on their upcoming events in writing no later than
Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. 25 Word Limit. E-mail: [email protected]
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Espanola Elks Hamper Fund And Lions Teddy Toss Big Success
Photos By Rosalind Russell individuals and families in the weekend. Cruisers Car Club and the
surrounding area following On Saturday, the Elks hosted Manitoulin-Sudbury DSAB.
The 44th Annual Espanola Elks the fundraising drive this past their annual fundraiser at the The Espanola Lions Club Teddy
Hamper Fund in partnership Espanola Mall and collected Bear Toss was also a huge
with the Moose 99.3 helped nearly $10,000 in donations to go success with dozens of stuffies
towards the cost of hampers for and toys collected for children as
some 125 families in Espanola part of the Agnes Michon Lions
and the surrounding area. Toy Drive.
Donations were made by The hampers and gifts will be a
individuals and several coordinated effort when it comes
supporting agencies and to delivery in mid-December
businesses including FreshCo, making Christmas a happier
the Espanola Legion, Espanola occasion for those families in
Volunteer Firefighters, Knights need.
A fun night was had by everyone. Over 200 teddies were donated to Shout out to GiantTiger for their generous
the Agnes Michon Toy Drive. Thanks everyone from the Lions! donation of hot dogs,buns, and candy canes for
the Lions Outdoor Christmas party at the Legion.
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