Jennifer Hamilton-mccharles, SudburyStar

Jennifer Hamilton-mccharles

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Recent:
  • SudburyStar
Past:
  • The Whig-Standard
  • TimminsPress
  • BarrieExaminer

Recent articles by Jennifer:

Gateway begins recruiting staff in North Bay while Sudbury's casino remain stalled

While Sudbury’s casino remains mired in a host of legal challenges, Cascades Casino North Bay has started recruiting for a limited number of senior positions. Rob Mitchell, director of communications and public affairs for Gateway Casinos, confirmed hiring is now underway for the North Bay gaming facility. “We have started recruitment online for a limited […] → Read More

Quarantined Callander couple eager to catch flight home

Trudy and Stephen Clement have spent weeks locked in their cabin on the Diamond Princess → Read More

Callander couple trapped aboard quarantined cruise ship

‘The virus is spreading so fast here, we can only wonder who might be next’ → Read More

Ford government doing ‘poor’ job, OSSTF poll finds

A recent poll reveals that voters aren’t happy with the job Premier Doug Ford and Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli are doing. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) hired Strategic Communications to conduct a poll on the state of public education in the province. The results are from an automated phone survey to landline […] → Read More

OPP Communications Centre in North Bay on a hiring blitz

Looking for a job? The OPP has plenty of opportunities. While most people associate the OPP with police officers, the OPP Provincial Communications Centre employs more than 100 people, from 911 call-takers to dispatchers. And it is looking for recruits. Doug Sanders, an analyst with the communications centre, says call-takers start with a $33.39 hourly […] → Read More

Discriminatory slurs increasing in minor hockey in northeast

Second warning this season has gone out to coaches, players → Read More

'I was trapped in the wrong body'

North Bay man shares transgender journey to help others → Read More

Two-year-old North Bay boy battling rare cancer

Braxxton Raymond, 2, is in the fight of his life. Sudden swelling in the left side of his jaw was assumed to be a tooth infection or cyst. However, after a trip to the North Bay Regional Health Centre’s emergency room, Braxxton’s family is now preparing to spend three months in Ottawa. Braxxton was diagnosed […] → Read More

Three charged in "despicable" break-in – North Bay police chief

Three people have been arrested in the break-in of the home of Hec Lavigne hours after his death Monday. “It’s not only criminal, but it’s despicable,” said North Bay Police Chief Scott Tod during a news conference Tuesday at police headquarters. “The family arrived home from Sudbury to a home that had been broken into […] → Read More

Callander mourns loss of popular mayor

Callander is grieving. Hec Lavigne, Callander’s long-serving and popular mayor, died Monday morning. He was considered the community’s strongest advocate. “Callander and the region lost a good leader,” said North Bay Mayor Al McDonald. “Hec was a champion and, just as important, a champion for the region. We worked well together on many initiatives that […] → Read More

Hospital staff in North Bay to protest closing of addiction treatment beds

North Bay Regional Hospital staff are taking the “unprecedented” step Tuesday of holding a solidarity day to keep 29 residential addiction treatment beds open. “In support of patients in treatment and the nurses and therapists who provide the services, throughout Tuesday NBRHC front-line staff will wear visible black-and-yellow stickers saying ‘Save North Bay addiction services,’” […] → Read More

Speed limit reduction on Highway 17 West, between Sudbury and North Bay

Motorists might want to slow down while travelling on Highway 17 West between Sudbury and North Bay. The speed limit along a 16-kilometre stretch from Nova Beaucage to North Bay has been reduced to 80-kilometres per hour from 90. The Ministry of Transportation says they’ve recently extended the boundaries of existing reduced speed limit zones […] → Read More

From Sudbury retail worker to a top cop

Fern Labelle is ending his 33-year policing career on a high note. The chief superintendent and North East regional commander of the Ontario Provincial Police was awarded the Member Order of Merit at an Oct. 31 ceremony at Rideau Hall. Created in 2000, the award recognizes conspicuous merit and exceptional service by members and […] → Read More

Firefighters continue to battle stubborn blaze in North Bay

Fire, emergency services, police and city crews are still on the scene of a “suspicious” fire that destroyed three downtown buildings and has caused damage to several others. Two empty buildings – the former Sushi Island restaurant and the empty Hair Bizzare – were destroyed, as well as the home of Literacy Nipissing. The downtown […] → Read More

Hospital in North Bay closing 29 residential addiction treatment beds – CUPE

'De-funding an in-patient program that helps stabilize those dealing with addiction will mean more people will die' → Read More

School gyms/halls will not be cleaned if CUPE initiates work-to-rule

Schools could look a lot different Monday. Gymnasiums and hallways will not be cleaned and secretaries will not be administering medication or supervising children. The Ontario School Board Council of Unions and Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) have notified their members as of Monday they are to follow a new work-to-rule protocol. Each position […] → Read More

'I'm ready to commit suicide' — Bed bugs torment North Bay senior

Lucy says she’s being eaten alive and doesn’t want to live anymore. The bed bugs she’s dealing with every night in her apartment at Golden Age Towers on Worthington Street West are not only taking a toll on her aging, fragile body, but also her mental state. “I’m ready to commit suicide . . . when is it ever going to get better?” she asks. “They’re everywhere. In my living room, bedroom, they’re… → Read More

Ring of Fire ‘absolutely critical’ to his administration, premier says

The development of the Ring of Fire remains a top priority for the Conservative government, said Premier Doug Ford. Ford was in Verner Tuesday attending the opening ceremonies at the International Plowing Match when he addressed questions from the media relating to everything from broadband service for rural Northern communities and education to autism and […] → Read More

International Plowing Match gets underway in Verner

Premier Doug Ford blames opposition NDP for boos during opening parade → Read More

Lockers fall on North Bay-area student

NORTH BAY – A West Ferris Intermediate and Secondary School student has been airlifted to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in Ottawa after four school lockers fell on him and broke his femur. Amanda McCarthy, the mother of the student, told The Nugget the incident occurred at the end of the day Wednesday […] → Read More