First Bite

There are plenty of pleasant firsts associated with summer: first barbecue, first trip to camp, first cold beer down by the lake. But there is one first I always dread…the first mosquito bite. Well, mark your calendar because I got my first buggy bloodletting of 2020 just moments ago. The…

Community Gardens

Thanks to our town's numerous dedicated volunteers Capreol, is soon to once again open its community gardens. Available all summer to interested residents—at no cost!—these couldn't arrive at a better time. Given the growing interest in home cooking it is a nice option to grow your own produce. No vegetables…

Delayed Museum Opening Moves BIG TRUCK MEET UP Online

CoVid-19 has struck close to home. Thankfully it is not causing sickness or death in our community…yet. However, the pandemic's very real threat has prompted the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre to move its popular opening event, the 'Big Truck Meet Up', online. This is both a prudent…

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…