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…

Capreol Curling and the Hearts Connection

Sports fans across Canada are celebrating. The 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts is finally underway…and it couldn't have come at a better time. CoVid concerns have changed the annual event — most notably moving it from Thunder Bay, ON to a behind-closed-doors ‘bubble’ in Calgary, AB. Running February 19-28 the ‘Scotties’, our…

Fortress Future

According to the news, there’s either a terrorist or a psychopath hiding around every corner*. We’re not even safe at home, apparently. It’s only a matter of time before we’re all slaughtered in our sleep**! If you listen to the alarmists in the media, you’re not only locking your doors,…

President Asterisk

What do Donald Trump, Barry Bonds, and Russia’s 2014 Olympic team all have in common? Cheating! They are all proven cheats—dirty, rotten cheats. Sure, some apologists argue that ‘results are what matter’ but they’re wrong. Accolades and records are all well and good…for now. History, however, is the only true judge and…

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…

New Year’s Eve 2020

Good riddance! That's what most of the world is saying to 2020. It has been a stress-filled year and we've all had our share of grief. Now is the time to ring out the old and ring in the new…or rather December 31 is the time. And, as the press…

Capreol—Winter Wonderland?

Long before the town of Capreol had snow removal equipment the community used to roll the snow on main street in order to pack it down. Fred Lammi shared the above picture of our town's original roller, slowly rusting away at the Lepage farm, former home to MOUNTAIN VIEW DAIRY…