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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.

Amalgamation plan sparked a bitter battle in the Porcupine Camp

Amalgamation plan sparked a bitter battle in the Porcupine Camp

2023 marks the 50th anniversary of amalgamation, but the area has an interesting history of annexation well before that
Remember this? Take a walk through the past with these stories

Remember this? Take a walk through the past with these stories

Take a glimpse at the local history stories showcased in our monthly feature in 2022
Legendary prospector found two big gold strikes, died broke

Legendary prospector found two big gold strikes, died broke

'You can't take it with you ... life is short,' quipped legendary local prospector Sandy McIntyre
Land described as 'moose pasture' became Pamour Mine

Land described as 'moose pasture' became Pamour Mine

Memories, mining stories to be shared this weekend at Pamour Mine Reunion
Letters home described life overseas during First World War

Letters home described life overseas during First World War

'I have witnessed sights here which are almost indescribable,' wrote a local prospector who enlisted early in the war effort; Miners used their underground experience to tunnel into enemy territory and place explosives
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