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Fight Cynicism

Holidays are hard. For every happy family gathered around the hearth there's someone sitting alone. It's not always easy maintaining the spirit of the season given life's pressures: money's often tight, work is hard, and the evening news seems to wallow in negativity. Most folk have plenty to complain about—inflation,…

SANTA’S COMING TO CAPREOL!

Capreol will once again be celebrating the Christmas season in style with the return of the much anticipated Candle Walk, Tree Lighting and Capreol Santa Claus Parade. SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR MANY PARTNERS, SPONSORS, & CONTRIBUTORS. HOPE TO HAVE YOU JOIN US IN OUR PROUD COMMUNITY OF CAPREOL TO…

Growing Up on Capreol’s “Old Diversion”

Written by Patrick Sweezey and originally posted on CapreolOnline The railway main line in Capreol was moved from the west to the east side of the Vermillion River in 1911 to facilitate the connection of the branch line from North Bay. The old line was under construction in 1906 and…

Local Playwright seeks Memories of Lions Club EXP0 ‘ 67 Field Trip

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    Contact: Lisa Coleman-Brown Phone:   705-693-0947 Email:     lisacolemanbrown@fibreop.ca LOCAL PLAYWRIGHT AWARDED OAC GRANT Seeks People with Memories of Lions Club Field Trip to Expo67 GARSON, ON, September 7, 2022:   Lisa Coleman-Brown, a member of the Sudbury Writers’ Guild and Playwrights Guild of Canada, has been awarded an Ontario Arts Council Theatre Recommender…

Conspiracy Theories: They’re Not Just for Nutjobs Anymore

Not everyone is up to date on everything. Even experts can be staggeringly ignorant outside their chosen field. We all know someone who can rattle of sports stats going back eighty years but can’t balance their chequebook or have a friend who can rebuild a car from the ground up…

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 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.…

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…

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…

Mayoral Debate

In what can only be called a "coup" for the town of Capreol, we have the candidates for mayor gathering in our community arena on October 5 at 7pm. Few details have been confirmed beyond the when and where. All nine mayoral candidates have been invited. Which will make the…

Get Ready to Vote

It's that time again, voting season. October 24th is the big day when municipal residents get to cast their ballots. The operation of Greater Sudbury for the next four year hinges on this election and those elected to represent the various wards. If you live in Capreol then you vote…

Have Yourself a MERRY CAPREOL

2022's August long-weekend saw untold excitement in our town. Not only did Capreol Days return after an extended pandemic hiatus but MadCap Publishing released its 10th book: Merry Capreol. For those who haven't heard of MadCap Publishing, or its many Capreol-centred titles, here's the lowdown: Founded in 2009 with the…