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This Is Capreol

Please note: The article below is reprinted from www.capreolonline.com who copied it from the Capreol and Valley Express, December 9, 1959. Eileen Thompson provided this precious look at our town, 62 years ago. It is both all-too-familiar and very different from Capreol in 2021. Try not to laugh at the…

The Capreol Hawks

Capreol's various sports teams have worn a lot of different names over the community's 100+ year history. Men and women, boys and girls, all have donned their uniforms and represented their hometown with pride. But, just as not every team can be a winner, not every name made a lasting…

A Different Era

People today like to pat themselves on the back and exchange congratulations on their 'enlightenment' and 'sophistication'. Righting the wrongs of the past is a noble goal, one we should all applaud, but some of these achievements seem blown out of proportion. Take the recently announced name change for the…

Moose Mountain Mine, Part 2

The mine found new life, and a new parent company, in the 1950s. Under Lowphos Ore Limited the former Moose Mountain site underwent a massive upgrade and became part of M.A. Hanna Mining, a multinational conglomerate which has itself changed name several times since 1885. Below are just some photos…

Local Author’s Novel a ‘Must Read’

A deep dive into the best parts of science fiction—thrilling and thought-provoking! Naïda is Overton’s best book yet. I buy him on sight and never regret the choice. The name 'Scott Overton' might ring a bell. Not only is he an acclaimed novelist and a much sought-after audiobook narrator, he also spent…

Capreol-Set Novel Released

April 13, 2021 marked a turning point for the town of Capreol. That is the day ECW Press, an award-winning Canadian publishing company, released Savage Gerry. The novel is a page-turning tour de force written by former Capreol-resident John Jantunen. Jantunen's first novel, Cypher, was short-listed for the Kobo Emerging Writer…

Some Bonnie Art

Noted Capreol artist, and our good friend, Bonnie Ouellet Mathieu has been kind enough to share some good news and we thought our loyal followers might enjoy hearing it too. Her most recent commission, illustrating It's Just a Little Rain, is finished and copies are now available for purchase. Bonnie…

In the Beginning

Capreol famously celebrated its centennial just two summers back, in 2018. A great time was had by all. But if you think our little railroad town only got its start one-hundred years prior to that memorable event…you’re sadly mistaken. A bit of cursory online research reveals that there was a…

Supporting Local Business

The pandemic is playing havoc with local businesses. Oh, big business is hurting too—Covid-19 is affecting everyone—but most of those have the financial resources to bounce back. (Government somehow always bails out the large multi-nationals.) No, it is the local mom-and-pop stores and neighbourhood restaurants that are facing the direst…

The Express—Now Arriving Online!

The latest edition—hot off the presses! See below for details. Good news everyone! Capreol's beloved newspaper, The Express, is back. And you can read it here! That's right, not only is Tony Skopyk back publishing the print version of The Express (look for it in several of Capreol's more refined…

Hello Capreol!

It's time for Capreol to get online. Or, rather, back online. Our town broke ground with its first web presence, www.capreolonline.com. For seventeen years, starting in 1999, Gary Biesinger ran a comprehensive community website. It was upbeat and informative, highlighting many of Capreol's best features and provided—for the first time…

CAPREOL MOVIE NIGHT!!! Thursday, September 2

Come watch a wholesome family film, Angels in the Outfield, (Disney, 1994) under the stars. Thursday, September 2 at Capreol's Centennial Field. Starring Danny Glover, Brenda Fricker and Tony Danza, the story is simple yet timeless: a boy prays for a chance to have a family if the California Angels…

Moose Mountain Mine, Part 1

We here at www.mycapreol.com love old photos. The older the better. Especially when those photos are related to our town and its history. Sharing Capreol's story is the main reason this site came to be. Today we have some truly great pictures of 'the mine'. For those unfamiliar with our…

Reading Town Sudbury Returns

For those looking for some family-friendly fun there's good news. Reading Town Sudbury is returning. And this time there's a Capreol connection. That's right, our town's own Bonnie Mathieu—author and illustrator extraordinaire—will be reading selections from her charming children's books. We've posted a couple samples of her amazing artwork to…

Milnet Memories

Capreol is lucky. We've got three ghost towns in our backyard. Today we're focussing on one: Milnet. Why that town? Because we've been given some great photos of the community and wanted an excuse to share them with our followers. First, there are the industrial pictures. Milnet was, as the…