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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…

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…

Hold the Ladder

There’s been another racially-motivated shooting in the good old USA. Gun violence is nothing new for our American neighbours, many of whom still spout “Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition” as some sort of macho mantra. This time an angry young white man, “having a bad day” according to…

A Sporting Chance

We’re in a sporting mood at www.mycapreol.com lately. Not only is curling season finally in full swing—with a nifty local connection—but several other athletes with Capreol ties are being honoured with induction into the Sudbury Sports Hall of Fame. Ever since its 1965 founding, the Greater Sudbury Sports Hall of has worked…

Capreol Curling and the Hearts Connection

Sports fans across Canada are celebrating. The 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts is finally underway…and it couldn't have come at a better time. CoVid concerns have changed the annual event — most notably moving it from Thunder Bay, ON to a behind-closed-doors ‘bubble’ in Calgary, AB. Running February 19-28 the ‘Scotties’, our…

Fortress Future

According to the news, there’s either a terrorist or a psychopath hiding around every corner*. We’re not even safe at home, apparently. It’s only a matter of time before we’re all slaughtered in our sleep**! If you listen to the alarmists in the media, you’re not only locking your doors,…

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…

President Asterisk

What do Donald Trump, Barry Bonds, and Russia’s 2014 Olympic team all have in common? Cheating! They are all proven cheats—dirty, rotten cheats. Sure, some apologists argue that ‘results are what matter’ but they’re wrong. Accolades and records are all well and good…for now. History, however, is the only true judge and…

New Year’s Eve 2020

Good riddance! That's what most of the world is saying to 2020. It has been a stress-filled year and we've all had our share of grief. Now is the time to ring out the old and ring in the new…or rather December 31 is the time. And, as the press…