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Then and Now shares historical photos and personal stories of past people, places, and events and connects them to their significance today. They are made possible through the continued support of Girones Lawyers as part of our Community Leaders Program.

Croatian Hall a community centrepiece for 90 years

Croatian Hall a community centrepiece for 90 years

A group bought the former Maple Leaf Theatre on Schumacher's main street in the '30s, nine decades later George Stefanic says, 'It’s nice to be part of something that still has a heart'
Larger than life mayor spearheaded growth in Timmins

Larger than life mayor spearheaded growth in Timmins

Leo Del Villano had unenviable task of leading Timmins during amalgamation
Schumacher built on mining, immigrant workers

Schumacher built on mining, immigrant workers

‘The big thing is that you’ll find that people who are from Schumacher are very proud to say they’re from Schumacher‘
Sons of Italy planted seeds for Dante Club in 1938

Sons of Italy planted seeds for Dante Club in 1938

The popular club is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and has a weekend full of food, entertainment and memories in the works
Multicultural Festival back at The Mac

Multicultural Festival back at The Mac

It's the 30th edition of the festival and also helping mark the 50th anniversary of the Timmins Multicultural Society
The Hollinger Golf Club has 'become a home' for many in its 100 years <b> (6 photos) </b>

The Hollinger Golf Club has 'become a home' for many in its 100 years (6 photos)

Timmins golf and mining history forever linked
Close-knit local Ukrainian community created many memories

Close-knit local Ukrainian community created many memories

'We’d invite anybody in just to be with us and see what our culture is like. Most people when they get into it, they like it'
Spanish flu epidemic reached Porcupine Camp in 1918

Spanish flu epidemic reached Porcupine Camp in 1918

Some Northern towns closed down theatres, schools and churches to prevent spread
The Sno-Pros were true Northern trailblazers <b> (5 photos) </b>

The Sno-Pros were true Northern trailblazers (5 photos)

Snowmobile team travelled more than 4,000 miles across the Northern wilderness
Some Christmas themes from 1935 ring true today

Some Christmas themes from 1935 ring true today

Celebrations take place despite economic concerns, technology helped connect the North with the world