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  • Dr. Frank Hamill History, Blind River, 1896-1993
    Text       This is three page document provides a summary of Dr. Hamill, his life and eventual work as a family Doctor in Blind River and the positive contributions he made.
    Text     This is three page document provides a summary of Dr. Hamill, his life and eventual work as a family Doctor in Blind River and the positive contributions he made.
  • Blind River Citizens Honor Local Doctor Hamill, 1965
    TextImage       This is a newspaper article about the community tribute event held to honor Dr. Hamill who served the Blind River area for over 40 years. The article tells about the celebration itself and the thanks that were extended to Dr. Hamill. An accompanying photo shows Dr. Hamill seated in his ...
    TextImage     This is a newspaper article about the community tribute event held to honor Dr. Hamill who served the Blind River area for over 40 years. The article tells about the ...
  • Dr. Jim Dolan's Work Is Unfinished, Blind River, The Sentinel, 1901
    TextNewspapermystery       This is a photocopy of an article that was printed in the Sentinel newspaper just after the death of Dr. Dolan to inform readers about the man and his medical use of hypnosis.
    TextNewspapermystery     This is a photocopy of an article that was printed in the Sentinel newspaper just after the death of Dr. Dolan to inform readers about the man and his medical ...
  • Bethune Had Connection To Blind River, The Standard, 1994
    TextImage       This article tells about St. Andrew's United Church and the Bethune family's arrival in Blind River in 1903 when Rev. Malcolm Nicolson Bethune became the new Presbyterian minister. Henry Norman Bethune, later Dr. Norman Bethune, was thirteen at the time. The article briefly chronicles the family's time in Blind River ...
    TextImage     This article tells about St. Andrew's United Church and the Bethune family's arrival in Blind River in 1903 when Rev. Malcolm Nicolson Bethune became the new Presbyterian minister. Henry Norman ...
  • Lorna Nash Remembers Old Milltown Days, Blind River, The Standard, 1986
    TextImage       This newspaper clipping shares some memories of Lorna Nash including life in a mill town and how her husband, Thomas founded CKNR radio on Lawton St. in Blind River and popular programs at the time. A picture of the young couple accompanies the article.
    TextImage     This newspaper clipping shares some memories of Lorna Nash including life in a mill town and how her husband, Thomas founded CKNR radio on Lawton St. in Blind River and ...
  • Amy Poucette Remembers, Blind River, The Standard,1986
    TextImage       This article is about some of the memories of Mrs. Amy Poucette's life in the Blind River area. She recalls King Edward's stop in Blind River and receiving a cigarette from him along with other bystanders. A photograph of an older Mrs. Poucette taken at her Blind River home accompanies ...
    TextImage     This article is about some of the memories of Mrs. Amy Poucette's life in the Blind River area. She recalls King Edward's stop in Blind River and receiving a cigarette ...
  • VE Day 50th Anniversary, Blind River, The Standard, 1995
    TextImage       This article shares seventy-five year old Ken Barne's memories of serving in world war two, the long hours of battle, the horrors he witnessed and the psychological and health after effects he has experienced.
    TextImage     This article shares seventy-five year old Ken Barne's memories of serving in world war two, the long hours of battle, the horrors he witnessed and the psychological and health after ...
  • Conrad Bobiwash Artist Profile, Blind River, Circa 1996
    TextImage       This is a two-sided profile of artist and educator Conrad Bobiwash that includes information about his education, selected exhibitions, awards, and publications. A photo of the artist is included in the upper centre of the front page.
    TextImage     This is a two-sided profile of artist and educator Conrad Bobiwash that includes information about his education, selected exhibitions, awards, and publications. A photo of the artist is included in ...
  • Enjoyment Received Through Volunteer Work, Blind River, The Standard, 1997
    TextImage       This newspaper article describes the volunteer work of 80 year old Alice Desabrais and how she won the Heart of Blind River volunteer award. The article also shares information about the local Canadian Diabetes Association and it's need for volunteers. A black and white photo of Mrs. Desabrais accompanies this ...
    TextImage     This newspaper article describes the volunteer work of 80 year old Alice Desabrais and how she won the Heart of Blind River volunteer award. The article also shares information about ...
  • Former Teacher Receives Honorary Membership, Blind River, The Standard, 1995
    TextImage       This newspaper article concerns the awarding of an Honorary Membership by the Federation of Women Teacher's Association of Ontario to Blind River resident Ruth Christilaw. The article also provides information about Christilaw's teaching career and volunteer work. A black and white photo of Mrs. Christilaw accompanies the article.
    TextImage     This newspaper article concerns the awarding of an Honorary Membership by the Federation of Women Teacher's Association of Ontario to Blind River resident Ruth Christilaw. The article also provides information ...
  • Artists In Profile - Natural Surroundings Inspire Artist, Blind River, The Standard,1995
    TextImage       This newspaper article concerns artist Leslie Aube and her artistic development over the years while teaching full-time. The article also shares information about workshops attended, her inspirations, and future dreams.
    TextImage     This newspaper article concerns artist Leslie Aube and her artistic development over the years while teaching full-time. The article also shares information about workshops attended, her inspirations, and future dreams.
  • Local Artist Wins Another Award, Blind River, The Standard, 1995
    TextNewspaper       This newspaper article informs the reader about local artist Al Wright's winning two awards for his watercolor paintings, one from the North of 17 juried show and another in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The article also shares information about painting.
    TextNewspaper     This newspaper article informs the reader about local artist Al Wright's winning two awards for his watercolor paintings, one from the North of 17 juried show and another in Sault ...
  • Brazil, Hungary Destinations For Two Exchange Students, Blind River, The Standard, 1995
    TextImage       This article concerns Chantal Venturi and Sarah Mobach, students from Blind River who were chosen to participate in the International Rotary Exchange Program. Details about the students, the exchange, destinations and preparation for their adventures were also included.
    TextImage     This article concerns Chantal Venturi and Sarah Mobach, students from Blind River who were chosen to participate in the International Rotary Exchange Program. Details about the students, the exchange, destinations ...
  • Guild Gazette, Blind River, 1994
    TextImage       This is a photocopy of a page found in the Canadian Workshop Magazine detailing the construction of a wooden unit built by Jim Eagles of Blind River.
    TextImage     This is a photocopy of a page found in the Canadian Workshop Magazine detailing the construction of a wooden unit built by Jim Eagles of Blind River.
  • A Persistent Man, A Town's New Life, Blind River, Life Magazine, Vol. 39, No.5, 1955
    TextImage       This large format photocopie article shares information about the changes on the sleepy town of Blind River, Ontario after the discovery by Franc Joubin, of the richest uranium find in the world. The article has 18 photos including one of Mr. Joubin in his prospector's gear chipping off a piece ...
    TextImage     This large format photocopie article shares information about the changes on the sleepy town of Blind River, Ontario after the discovery by Franc Joubin, of the richest uranium find in ...
  • Joubin of Blind River, Life Magazine,Vol. 39, No.5, 1955
    TextImage       This is a photocopy of a story from Life Magazine that concerns Frank Joubin's fanatic persistence in finding uranium. The article provides information about Joubin from his early interest in geology, his ongoing research and world-wide exploration through to his success in the finds in the Blind River area and ...
    TextImage     This is a photocopy of a story from Life Magazine that concerns Frank Joubin's fanatic persistence in finding uranium. The article provides information about Joubin from his early interest in ...
  • Celebrating 101 Years, Serpent River, The Standard,1995
    TextImage       This article is about Serpent River's Patrick Stonepoint, his 101st birthday celebration, a bit of his life history and the qualities of moderation, a positive outlook and living in the present that have served him well during his lifetime.
    TextImage     This article is about Serpent River's Patrick Stonepoint, his 101st birthday celebration, a bit of his life history and the qualities of moderation, a positive outlook and living in the ...
  • 95! And counting, Evelyn Bell Birthday Invitation, Blind River, 2009
    TextImage       This is a color invitation to a Come and Go Tea celebrating Evelyn Bell's 95th birthday. The invitation has a black and white photo of a young adult Evelyn holding two large fish in the lower right corner. A colored photo of an older Evelyn sporting a white cowgirl hat ...
    TextImage     This is a color invitation to a Come and Go Tea celebrating Evelyn Bell's 95th birthday. The invitation has a black and white photo of a young adult Evelyn holding ...
  • Guarding Angels, Blind River and Elliot Lake, The Standard, 1995
    TextImage       This is a newspaper story about area crossing guards and how they make the region safe for children to walk to and from school. The article also features two black and white photos of guards in action and head-only photos of ten of the crossing guards including Tamara Maitland and ...
    TextImage     This is a newspaper story about area crossing guards and how they make the region safe for children to walk to and from school. The article also features two black ...
  • Muriel's Dream, Blind River, The Standard, 1995
    TextImage       This article concerns the ongoing support for an adopted child overseas by students of Ecole St. Joseph. Details about how the program started in 1970 and how if has continued are included.
    TextImage     This article concerns the ongoing support for an adopted child overseas by students of Ecole St. Joseph. Details about how the program started in 1970 and how if has continued ...
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Blind River Ontario People