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…

Temporary Hiatus

Regular readers will know that myCapreol is…less than timely with its posts. Try as we might, life often takes priority over updating this site. Our aim is to put something new up every two weeks. Sometimes that stretches a bit longer. Trust us, we're more discouraged by that fact than…

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…

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…