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10 stories you should read this week

New beer, basketball, fire made the news this week
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Full Beard brewer Kirby Breeze with ella hops, one of the ingredients in Hopbreaker, a dry hop lager with juniper berries. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

With so much happening, it’s easy to miss a headline!

From a new brew to a visit from the Ontario Human Rights Commission to action on the basketball court, there was a lot happening this week.

Here are 10 stories you should read:

The Timmins Police made its first report to share information on carding attempts. The review is part of the requirements of legislation put into effect in 2017. Read more about how many street checks were made last year here.

Police and the Ontario Fire Marshal are investigating a fire at the Grandview Hotel in Schumacher.

Daylight Saving Time starts this weekend, which means you’ll be losing an hour of sleep tonight. Find out tips on how to ease into the transition here.

A public meeting for the proposed aquatic centre got heated this week. Read about the session here.

Local ladies helped brew the first batch of Hopbreaker at Full Beard. The dry hop lager with juniper berries helped the craft brewery celebrate International Women’s Day and International Women’s Collaborative Brew Day. Check out how it all came about and when the beer will be ready here.

The Timmins Chamber of Commerce announced the shortlist for the upcoming Nova Business Excellence Awards. Find out who the finalists are here.

A young cancer survivor helped proclaim March as Children’s Wish Foundation month in Timmins. Read about her journey and what her wish is here.

If your charity or non-profit group wants to cash in on the 50/50 draw at the upcoming Stars and Thunder Music Festival, the United Way North East Ontario is taking care of it his year. While they’re working on the application process still, details about how it will work were revealed this week. Read about that story here.

The Ontario’s Chief Human Rights Commissioner Renu Mandhane toured the region this week. Find out why she was in the Timmins area here.

The action was on the court for the annual Rebels Classic Basketball Tournament at Roland Michener. Check out photos of the games here.


Maija Hoggett

About the Author: Maija Hoggett

Maija Hoggett is an experienced journalist who covers Timmins and area
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