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Gone Fishing

Northern Ontario has long been a fisherman’s paradise. With thousand of freshwater lakes and rivers, many in isolated locals, there is world-class fishing to be found all over our region. Most residents have “dipped a line” at least once in their lifetimes. The sport is not for everyone—"boring” and “monotonous”…

The Audion Theatre

Capreol was once a self-sufficient community. Residents lived, worked, and shopped within our town's borders and never needed to leave—everything necessary for everyday living was within walking distance. In fact, at one time it was more common for Capreolites to travel to Toronto (by train) than it was to make…

Capreol’s Water Tank

By Gary Kibsey (originally published in CapreolOnline) It all began in a small Northern Ontario railroad town called Capreol. I lived at 10 Shaw Street, on the edge of that small town, in a wonderful, whacky family with one jealous brother, two sweet sisters and, of course, a Mom and…

That Capreol Connection

If you’re reading this then you’ve mastered the power of the Internet. The World Wide Web has changed our planet in a million ways—some good, others not-so-good. Finding information has never been easier. Unfortunately, finding accurate information has never been harder. That’s civilization in a nut-shell: one step forward and…

Winter Wonderland or Nature’s Icebox?

It's been a cold January in 2022. The thermometer outside my front door has read -40 several times this month and the brutally bitter north wind has made it feel colder still. Luckily for me I don't have to go out very often in this weather. Life in Capreol wasn't…

The More Things Change

In honour of Capreol's current newspaper, THE EXPRESS, and its recent change in ownership/editor we are reprinting the following excerpt from more than sixty years previous. The Capreol and Valley Express is part of a long journalistic line, focussing on our town (and surrounding area) to the benefit of all.…

2022???

Where does the time go? It seems like yesterday we were welcoming 2021 and here we are starting another whole year already. Oh, there were days that seemed to last forever. Depressing days when the CoVid numbers just kept climbing and mind-bogglingly stupid days like during our recent federal election—when…

Thank You

With Thanksgiving being celebrated this weekend (in Canada at least) we figured now would be an appropriate time to offer our thanks to the community we proudly call home: Capreol. Is ours the best town in Canada? Maybe. We certainly lean in that direction. The residents of Capreol—both those currently…

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…

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…

BBQ Fundraiser(s)

The Capreol Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club has postponed their BBQ until tomorrow, Sunday Feb. 20, due to strong winds. For those hankering for something fresh from the grill today, however, the Capreol Cross Country Ski Club is hosting their annual SAUSAGE ON A BUN at the chalet from 11-3PM. Capreol…

BBQ Fundraiser—Sat. Feb 19, ’22

Our town's longstanding—and very active—snowmobile club, the Capreol Ridge Riders, is holding a BBQ fundraiser on Saturday, February 19, 2022 from 11 am until 3 pm. Located near the former helicopter pad at the end of Railway St., near the snowmobile trail, people are encouraged to visit with the volunteers,…

Santa Claus Parade

Santa Claus really is coming to town…if you live in Capreol at least. That's right, for the second year in a row, our community will host a 'drive-by' parade. Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 11th and be sure to dress warm and wave. The festive fun will begin at…