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  • Dr. Frank Hamill History, Blind River, 1896-1993
        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.
      This is three page document provides a summary of Dr. Hamill, his ...
  • Blind River Citizens Honor Local Doctor Hamill, 1965
        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 ...
      This is a newspaper article about the community tribute event held to ...
  • Dr. Jim Dolan's Work Is Unfinished, Blind River, The Sentinel, 1901
        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.
      This is a photocopy of an article that was printed in the ...
  • Bethune Had Connection To Blind River, The Standard, 1994
        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 ...
      This article tells about St. Andrew's United Church and the Bethune family's ...
  • Lorna Nash Remembers Old Milltown Days, Blind River, The Standard, 1986
        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.
      This newspaper clipping shares some memories of Lorna Nash including life in ...
  • Amy Poucette Remembers, Blind River, The Standard,1986
        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 ...
      This article is about some of the memories of Mrs. Amy Poucette's ...
  • VE Day 50th Anniversary, Blind River, The Standard, 1995
        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.
      This article shares seventy-five year old Ken Barne's memories of serving in ...
  • Documentary - A Celebration of Women's Lives, Blind River, 2001
    Rocco Frangione, The Sault Star, July 16, 2001     This article concerns a documentary about women who had been Miss Blind River,filmed by Ann-Marie Kerr, a former Miss Blind River. The article tells how the project developed as a part of Homecoming Celebrations and what future plans Ms. Kerr had for the film.
    Rocco Frangione, The Sault Star, July 16, 2001   This article concerns a documentary about women who had been Miss Blind ...
  • Conrad Bobiwash Artist Profile, Blind River, Circa 1996
        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.
      This is a two-sided profile of artist and educator Conrad Bobiwash that ...
  • Rupp Family Marks 50 years, Blind River, 1980
    Gladys Hornby, The Sault Star, August 23, 1980, p. 27     This article celebrates the Rupp family's 50 years as summer residents of Blind River's Lake Lauzon. Information about Rupp's arrival, purchase of land and subsequent family summers here are included. Two black and white photos accompany the article. One shows a young granddaughter and a younger grandson sitting on the ...
    Gladys Hornby, The Sault Star, August 23, 1980, p. 27   This article celebrates the Rupp family's 50 years as summer residents of ...
  • 3 Area Musicians Nominated For Hall Induction, Blind River, 2001
    Norlyn Purych, The Sault Star, March 17, 2001     This article concerns the induction of the first country musician from the Blind River area into the Northern Ontario Country Music Hall of Fame. Some information about Earl Bell, Lucien Pilon and Richard Sayers, the nominees and voting was included.
    Norlyn Purych, The Sault Star, March 17, 2001   This article concerns the induction of the first country musician from the ...
  • Blind River Teen To Represent Green Party, 2007
    Shannon Quesnel, The Sault Star, April 18, 2007     This two-page article from the on-line Elliot Lake Standard concerns the new candidate for the Green Party for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing. The article documents how the 18 year old candidate, Greg Evans, came to hold this position and provides other background information about him.
    Shannon Quesnel, The Sault Star, April 18, 2007   This two-page article from the on-line Elliot Lake Standard concerns the new ...
  • Enjoyment Received Through Volunteer Work, Blind River, The Standard, 1997
        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 ...
      This newspaper article describes the volunteer work of 80 year old Alice ...
  • Cyr Wins Influential Women Award, North Bay, 2001
    Rocco Frangione, The Sault Star, June 1, 2001, Section A, p. 11     This article tells about the awarding of an Influential Women of Northern Ontario award to Blind River resident Lila Cyr. Mrs. Cyr's community activities and achievements are also outlined in the article while a black and white photo of Mrs. Cyr and two other award winners accompanies the article.
    Rocco Frangione, The Sault Star, June 1, 2001, Section A, p. 11   This article tells about the awarding of an Influential Women of Northern ...
  • Town's Logging Memorial Completed, Blind River, 2001
    Rocco Frangione, The Sault Star, June 1, 2001, Section A, p. 11     This newspaper article concerns the completion of the Blind River logging memorial with the installation of six bronze logs. The article goes on to include information about the manufacture of the sculpture, it's aging and the sculpture's designer, Laura Brown Breevelt.
    Rocco Frangione, The Sault Star, June 1, 2001, Section A, p. 11   This newspaper article concerns the completion of the Blind River logging memorial ...
  • Former Teacher Receives Honorary Membership, Blind River, The Standard, 1995
        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.
      This newspaper article concerns the awarding of an Honorary Membership by the ...
  • Artists In Profile - Natural Surroundings Inspire Artist, Blind River, The Standard,1995
        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.
      This newspaper article concerns artist Leslie Aube and her artistic development over ...
  • Local Artist Wins Another Award, Blind River, The Standard, 1995
        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.
      This newspaper article informs the reader about local artist Al Wright's winning ...
  • Dr. From Korea Practiced In Blind River, Ontario, 1999
    Ruth Compton Brouwer, Jae-Dong Han and Young-sik Yoo, The Globe and Mail (Toronto) ( CTVglobemedia), July 26, 1999, Section A, p. 15     This is a photocopy of a "Life Story" article about Dr. Tai-Yun Whang that was published after his death at the age of 84. The article details Dr. Whang's life from arrival in Canada, his practice of medicine, his interest in sharing his good fortune and his work in establishing ...
    Ruth Compton Brouwer, Jae-Dong Han and Young-sik Yoo, The Globe and Mail (Toronto) ( CTVglobemedia), July 26, 1999, Section A, p. 15   This is a photocopy of a "Life Story" article about Dr. Tai-Yun ...
  • Brazil, Hungary Destinations For Two Exchange Students, Blind River, The Standard, 1995
        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.
      This article concerns Chantal Venturi and Sarah Mobach, students from Blind River ...
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