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Located along the waterfront, the train station is no longer used to shuttle passengers in and out of Cobalt, but remains a heritage building and a town treasure.
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...


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Temiskaming wins national economic development award
The City of Temiskaming Shores has won a national economic development award for the 2015 Northern Ontario Mining Showcase.Temiskaming received the Marketing Canada Award from the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC), considered one of North America’s leading economic development org...
Crowdfunding campaign to fund Cobalt history book
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, DelShen to announce medicinal marijuana project
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...
Hydro One sale means billions for infrastructure, says province
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...


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