Timiskaming & Region Feature

New Liskeard landscape contractor Ron Lauzon is making a move into the home improvement market with his handcrafted stone décor products.
Landscaper carves a path into high-end homes market An appearance at a Toronto home and garden show has proved to be a great launching pad for a New Liskeard landscaper with some unique artistic stylings in handcrafted outdoor design.Ron Lauzon, owner of Picturesque Stone, thinks his creativity in working with granite and stone has finally struck a chord with a consumer movement toward outdoor entertaining and living.“The idea is 20 years in the making, but we’re hitting the trend now.”While displaying his wares at the Landscape Ontario show in ...

Timiskaming & Region News

Suites offer comfort for weary business travellers
To say it was impulse for Nicole Guertin to purchase a century-old mansion while on a brief 2003 visit to Haileybury is a gross understatement.But Guertin, who, along with her partner, Jocelyn Blais, is the proprietor of Presidents’ Suites and Prospector’s House guest homes, was so struck by the be...
Park upgrade seeks mining industry support
The rock samples at RockWalk Park in Haileybury may be billions of years old, but even ancient boulders need a facelift once in a while.A volunteer group dubbing itself the RockWalk Park Committee, along with Northern College, is eager to rejuvenate the park, which has suffered from neglect in rece...
Alliance giving voice to Northern farmers
A new, Temiskaming-based organization will give a pan-Northern voice to the interests of farmers across the North.Advocacy, research and innovation, and the development of agricultural products through to commercialization are the three main pillars behind the mandate of the Northern Ontario Farm I...
Kerr Mines, San Gold Corp. plan merger
San Gold Corp. and Kerr Mines Inc. have entered an agreement to merge the two companies.Kerr Gold controls a 26-kilometre-long section of the Cadillac-Larder Lake Break that straddles the Ontario-Quebec border, including the McGarry and Cheminis gold mines in the Kirkland Lake area, and the rec...

Timiskaming & Region Community Profile

Quick Facts  2010 Municipal Tax Rate 

Population: 10,442

Location: 222 km northeast of Sudbury 

(Between North Bay and Timmins on Highway 11)

Main Industry: Agriculture


Commercial occupied: 0.0358365
Industrial occupied: 0.0431221
Target Growth Areas  Real Estate 

Solar Energy



Commercial and Industrial development

Average cost of a four-bedroom home: $225,000

 Developments for 2011  Top 5 Employers 

30-megawatt solar farm

Expansion of the Dymond Industrial Park

Community Leadership Program

School Boards: 534 employees

Miller Paving: 250 employees

Georgia-Pacific: 204 employees

Elk Lake Planning Mill: 141 employees

Temiskaming Hospital: 135 employees