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…

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…

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…