Cobalt train station undergoing intense restorationAfter purchasing the Cobalt train
station earlier this spring, Winnie Kammermayer and her team set to
work renovating the 105-year-old building. A lick of paint here, a
minor repair job there, and Kammermayer figured she would be ready to
open her new upcycling business.But scraping off a chunk of thick,
layered paint revealed the heritage building’s original oak
ceilings, and suddenly the project took on an entirely new
significance.“We were just going to repaint the
ceiling, repaint a...
A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to fund a new history book about the Town of Cobalt —
and raise the community's profile in the process.Cobalt: Canada’s
Forgotten Silver Boom Town, written by historian and professor Dr. Douglas
Baldwin, is a 380-page, richly illustrated historical accou...
Wahgoshig First Nation and DelShen Therapeutics are expected to announce details of a new
medicinal marijuana project in Kirkland Lake on Friday.DelShen, described
as a producer of pharmaceutical-grade medicinal marijuana, has purchased a
former government-built forestry nursery in Swastika, wit...
The sale of Hydro One to private
interests means more money for infrastructure in northern and rural
places like Matachewan and Temagami, says the Ontario government.“Broadening the ownership of Hydro
One,” said the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines in a
Sept. 15 press release, “raises...
Nordex Explosives Ltd. of Kirkland Lake has secured $2
million in funding from NIL Funding Corp.The funding comes in the form of an unsecured loan
agreement, which came into effect on August 26. It matures on Aug. 26, 2017,
and pays interest at a rate of 15 per cent per annum. Nordex must make m...