Are you a ‘responsible’ pet owner? Here’s what happens if your pet is found at large

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You don’t have to go far on social media to find accounts of lost pets that got away from their owners. Some pets escape their collars and enclosures; others slip out while the door is open.

Regardless of the reasons a pet got away, City of Timmins bylaws apply.

Bylaws 2004-6014 and 2005-6220 govern the licensing, registration, regulation and control of dogs and cats respectively. These bylaws are very similar in that they prohibit owners from allowing their pets to run at large, and defines “at large” as any time the pet is off the guardian’s property and not on a leash or “under direct control of a competent person.”…continue reading

As bottle drive grows, local family with hospitalized child feels outpouring of support

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When Taylor Gervais and Alan Caron welcomed their daughter, Payton Caron, into the world on Aug. 18, 2017 at Timmins and District Hospital, they had no idea they were about to embark on the most challenging and terrifying journey of their lives.

“Our lives changed in an instant and we had to drop everything and follow our newborn to CHEO,” Gervais says. “For the first five weeks of being in Ottawa, we had to be away from our two-year-old Amélie, which proved to be extremely difficult on her and us.” …continue reading

Downtown business incubator has proven success, but part of it could close

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At the reception desk of The Speakeasy Emporium is a sign that reads, “Please take responsibility for the energy you bring into this space.”

That’s the vision Christina Geddes, owner/operator of The Speakeasy Emporium, had when she established the business cooperative in 2014.

“It was an unused space in the downtown core with low overhead that no one had access to,” said Geddes. “I thought, ‘What a great way of letting people get started’.” …continue reading

Trudeau’s apology will help but there’s still work to do, says local Pride group

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On Nov 28, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered a tearful apology to the LGBTQ+ community on behalf of the government of Canada.

Trudeau spoke to a packed chamber in the House of Commons, referring to decades of “state-sponsored, systemic oppression and rejection” against the LGBTQ+ community as “our collective shame.” …continue reading

Students say stress hasn’t ended with college strike

Walking the halls of Northern College, you wouldn’t guess that anything was out of the ordinary, but it doesn’t take long to find students who admit there’s an undercurrent of anxiety amongst the student body.

Last Tuesday, college professors and students across Ontario returned to class after the provincial government passed back-to-work legislation to end the five-week strike that began on Oct. 16… continue reading