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Tomorrow, Wed. June 19, our clinic at 65 Larch St. is hosting a breast screening challenge from 8am-6:30pm. Join other women ages 50-74 who have never been screened or are overdue for their mammogram. Walk-ins and appointments accepted!

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I am so blessed to have such an outstanding Communications Team. Working with like-minded professionals who only want the best for our organization is the greatest feeling!

Just like a furnace, the importance of a quality boiler is installation is key for proper operation.

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When you replace your furnace filter, have you ever wondered what exactly a MERV rating is or why it’s important?

Golden Rescue will be raising awareness at the Sudbury Canadian Tire(2259 Regent St) on Saturday June 22nd from 11am-5pm. Stop by and meet our fantastic volunteers and fluffy Golden Ambassadors!

It was all smiles at the Touch-A-Truck event this past weekend. Thank you everyone who came out to support Big Brothers, Big Sisters Sudbury.

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My town’s yacht club just started following me on Twitter and it’s like, bruh, what makes you think I have a yacht or yacht-related content?

Actually, looking at their account, it doesn’t look like they have a yacht either.

Just a shit ton of sailboats.


#365daysofbiking Unexpected discoveries:

June 1st - I had been to the steam event at Klondyke Mill near Draycott-in-the-Clay as is usual the first weekend in June, and had left on a dull but warm late afternoon to have a pint and a rest at the Vernon Arms in Sudbury - which to my total consternation was closed, and had been for some time.

That pub - opposite Sudbury Hall and with a fantastic beer garden and architectural impression - should be a goldmine. I have no idea how it could fail.

Sad but undaunted, I headed for Rolleston on Dove via Scropton and Marston on Dove. Arriving at Rolleston, I found the beautiful Spread Eagle pub.

After a lovely drink on the benches by the river, watching ducklings potter around the and enjoying the comings and goings of this charming village, I rode south to Anslow.

On the way though, I by chance took a look to my right and noticed a high weir arrangement in woodland. For the first time ever, I’d noticed Brook Hollows Spinney, despite passing it by for 25 years or more.

I can’t find much online about it at all - it’s a high weir with a beautiful footbridge with a double arch; behind it there’s a pool and an island and all around, tucked in by the houses of the south of the village, wild garlic scented woodland.

It’s tranquil and nthoroughly gorgeous.

I must return when I have more time…

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“Sudbury Youth Sent Up For Trial,” Sudbury Star. May 31, 1919. Page 06.
Another Lad Admits He Know Money was Stolen at Preliminary Trial Last Wednesday.
The youthful confederate of the lad who stole $1,300 from the Canadian National Railways at Sudbury, charged with receiving stolen money, knowing it to be stolen, was sent up for trial at the conclusion of the preliminary trial at the conclusion of the preliminary hearing on Wednesday, with morning and afternoon sessions. In the afternoon the chief offender, in giving evidence for the Crown against his former chum, came under a stiff cross-examination by T. Murray Mulligan. He stood up well under the questioning, giving straight forward replied to all questions.

‘Do you mean to say that your friend was responsible for you stealing the money?’ counsel asked.

A. - I do not say that but I will say that I would never have been able to spend so much money. I would never have thought of going to shows so much, or taking taxies or going on train trips if I had not met him.

Q. - Did the lady with whom you were boarding ever suspect anything?
A. - Not that I know of.

Q. - Did she never ask you where you received all the money and why you came in so late at nights?
A. - No, sir, she did not.

Witness Was Nervous
Another young lad, fourteen years of age, and also an associate of the chief offender appeared very nervous on the stand and several times contradicted himself.

Q. - Did you ever suspect him as to where got his money?
A. - No.

Q. - Well, where did you think a boy from the country would get all that money to spend on taxies, shows and candies?
A. - He told me that he was getting $65 a month from the C.N.R. and $25 from his people, and that he was paying $25 a month for board. He said he worked on the farm for three years and during that time received $25 a month.

Witness said that during his entire association with the boy he himself had spent but 27 cents.

Q. - Did the defendant ever tell you where the money came from?

A. - Yes, he told me several times that it was stolen from the C.N.R.

‘Oh,’ counsel ejaculated.

The boys will appear before his Honor Judge Kehoe early in June.

“Defaulter Was Close Friend of Postmaster’s,” Sudbury Star. May 28, 1919. Page 02.

Court Hints That May Be Reason He Didn’t Get Notice

Circumstances brought out in the trial Monday morning of Louis Bellcourt, an alleged Blezzard Valley defaulter, and which pointed strongly to collusion between Bellcourt and Postmaster Baisaillon, of Blezzard Valley, to defeat the M.S.A. and assist Bellcourt to evade service, led Magistrate Brodie to adjourn the trial for two weeks. Meanwhile M.S.A. authorities will make an investigation into this and probably some other cases from the same neighborhood.

Notwithstanding that two registered letters were posted to Bellcourt from Toronto, one of which contained him exemption papers and the other an order to report for medical re-examination, Bellcourt testified that he never received the latter letter, and backed his statement up by producing a letter from Postmaster Baissaillon to the effect that no registered letter other than the one containing his exemption papers ever came to Blezard Valley post-office. In view of the fact that prosecution was instigated against Bellcourt following the return of the letter to the registrar, marked ‘uncalled for,’ it is plain that someone is not telling the truth. This is the point that is being investigated,

When questioned by Crown Attorney McKessock, Bellcourt admitted that he was a close personal friend of the postmaster’s. ‘It looks very much like conspiracy to me,’ was Magistrate Brodie’s comment on the case. It was added that this is not the only incident of its kind in the district.

Six Defaulters Appear
Altogether some six defaulters appeared Monday morning, and those whose cases were disposed of were given suspended sentence on the defaulter charge an fined $25 and costs for failing to notify the registrar of a change of address. All were low category men who had been granted exemption until their class was called and failed to report when ordered for re-examination.

Peter Sauve was first granted exemption until class two was called, but this was cancelled when the proclamation was issued calling up the 21-23 class. He had two brothers at the front, one of whom was killed, also a widowed mother to care for. He went to Hawke Junction, on the A.C.R. in 1917, shortly after getting exemption and failed to notify the registrar of his change of address. Suspended sentence was given on the charge of being a defaulter and a fine of $25 and costs levied for failing to notify the registrar. The magistrate stated that in meting out sentence he took into consideration the war record of the Sauve family.

Frank Butler was another young man who failed to report for medical re-examination and also failed to notify the registrar when he moved from Sudbury to Thor Lake. He was a B-2 man. A registered letter ordering him to report for medical re-examination, was returned uncalled for. His excuse that Naughton postoffice, to which the letter was sent, had been burned down and that the postmaster had since died of the ‘flu’ did not help his case any, for the letter arrived safe and sound in Toronto and all future efforts to locate Butler proved unavailing. He also was given suspended sentence on the major charge and fined $25 and costs on the lesser.

John Lorden, a category C man, also failed to report for medical re-examination and drew down a penalty similar to those previously recorded. He is a New Brunswick man.

A Startling Disclosure
Alex. Landry, a category B man who faced a similar charge, startled the court by producing written evidence to show that he had paid Inspector Logan, at one time stationed at Foleyet enforcing the M.S.A., showing that on several occasions he had paid $6 ‘defaulter fees.’ The department representative in court took charge of the papers. This fact, however, did not save Landry from a conviction. He, too, was given suspended sentence on the defaulter’s charge and fined $25 and costs for failing to notify of a change in address. Landry said he was able to get a letter from his girl in Sturgeon Falls every other day, but never did he receive his registered notice to report for medical re-examination. He blamed Sudbury postoffice Landry admitted that he was aware that other men in his class were being re-examined and the court held that it was his duty to make enquiries.

“Burwash Prisoners Escape from Hospital,” Sudbury Star. May 28, 1919. Page 04.

Two Burwash prisoners, Edward Guay and Arthur Cassidy, aged 16 and 19, respectively, succeeded in stealing wearing apparel and making good their escape Monday night last from St. Joseph’s Hospital, at which institution they were undergoing medical treatment. The escape was effected between seven and eight in the evening. The clothes were stolen from a closet in which patients’ clothes are stored. The prisoners are still at large.

Edward Guay, 16, belongs to Cornwall. He stole a blue suit with cap or green felt hat. His third finger of the left hand is off at the first joint. He is dark complexion, dark brown hair, freckled face.

Arthur Cassidy belongs to Ottawa, fair complexion, thin face, black hair, lacks last two fingers on right hand above second joint. He is wearing one of two suits stolen from hospital.

Both men were in the hospital receiving treatment following the loss of their fingers in an accident at the Industrial Farm.

“Local Youths Spent Money Like Water,” Sudbury Star. May 23, 1919. Page 08.
$1,300 Stolen Money to Jitneys, Bicycles, and Jewelry, Etc.

Sudbury youths implicated in the $1,300 theft from the Canadian National Railways at Sudbury have been ‘flying high’ for the past four or five months, judging from the paraphenalia gathered together at the police station and which has been recovered from the homes of the boys. While only one boy has so far confessed to actual stealing, it is known that one other boy was aware of his chum’s actions, while two others helped to spend the money.

Nightly automobile trips to Creighton, Asilda and other district points, costing from $12 to $15, lunches at restaurants, two $65 bicyles, rings, wrist watches, real nifty suits of ‘first longs’ of the latest athletic cut, Boy Scout uniforms of the imported brand, bugles, etc., all figured in the spending activities of the boys.

It is understood that in his confession, the chief offender has told of his method in obtaining the money, which was kept in the centre of three desk drawers, the lock in the top drawer of which locks all three. Knowing this the youth, when not watched, would pull the lower drawer out a very slight distance, just sufficient to prevent it from catching when the top drawer was locked. At meal time the youth would remove the lower drawer and thus release the second drawer which contained the money. Almost daily he would remove an amount varying, it is said, from $0 to $50. Apparently the money was spent as fast as it was stolen. The shortage is said to have been discovered some weeks ago, when auditors and detectives were called in, although for a long time station, officials were baffled as to where they were out in their accounts.

The cases are called for hearing in police court on May 28th.

“Horse Thieving and Masked Men,” Sudbury Star. May 21, 1919. Page 01.

Indians at Naughton Reserve Trailed Their Prisoners Nearly Thirty Miles - Masked Men Seen.

Although a charge of horse-thieving failed against the Racicot brothers, the Wahnapitae trappers, they are being held awaiting the disposal of a charge of having illicit beaver skins in their possession, found when officers searched their shack.

Circumstances surrounding the charge of theft of two horses, proferred by Indians of the Naughton reserve, read like a story of the great northwest, including the theft of two saddle horses, the visit of two mounted men, wearing masks, and who compelled Watchman Coughlin at Long Lake gold mine to cook and prepare their breakfast in the early hours of the morning, under cover of rifles, the trailing down by the Indians of the alleged horse thiefs by following the imprints of the horses’ hooves and the ultimate discovery of the horses a quarter of a mile from the Racicot shack on the banks of a lake. The trail covered a distance of some 28 miles over unbroken country and was in charge of an Indian constable, who with his party insisted on making the return trip to Naughton with his prisoners the same evening. Part of the distance was covered that night, but eventually camp was struck, the party sleeping in the open air, the Indian constable maintaining an all-night vigil. The trek was continued next morning and the prisoners finally landed in Sudbury.

The theft charges failed for lack of identification, some of the Indian witnesses being uncertain as to whether or not the Racicots were the men who were seen in Naughton the night of the theft. One of the Indian women witnesses testified that one of the prisoners ‘made eyes’ at her. Watchman Coughlin was unable to say whether or not the Racicots were the masked men who visited his camp.

Some of those who gave evidence were Chief Michel Faillie, Indian Constable Joe Pine, Joe Nuzziniggie, Mrs. Napouse, Miss Harriet Nootchtai, George Chemannauc, Jim Nootchtai.

One of the Racicot brothers is charged with having 16 beaver and the other 6 beaver and one otter skin in his possession.
‘With the fine warm days coming it seems a shame to send you down,’ said Magistrate Brodie when old Jimmie McDairmid stood up to answer a drunk charge. JImmie’s face has been so familiar around the jail in recent years it has almost been his habitual place of abode.

‘Never again,’ Jimmie promised.

‘But I’ve heard that so often’ the Magistrate sighed.

‘But —’ Jimmie broke in.

‘Ten dollars and costs or twenty days,’ and Jimmie drew his favorite plum, the ‘twenty’ end of the fine. The weather is not a bit nice these days, anyway.

A $200 Mistake
It’s sufficiently dangerous to carry a bottle in one’ club bag when perfectly sober, but Joseph Bouchard, a Pickerel man, took a double chance. He not only carried a club bag, but also a jag. A constable intervened and took both jag and bag into custody. $200 and costs. According to Bouchard the price of whiskey in Sudbury is now $10 a bottle, and rotten stuff at that he said.

Five other B.O.T.A. charges were disposed of in as many minutes Monday morning. All were assessed $10 and cost.

“Jail Delivery Was Attempted,” Sudbury Star. May 17, 1919. Page 07.

An attempt to effect a wholesale jail delivery was made last night at Sudbury district jail, the prisoners implicated being discovered at work by Turnkeys O’Neil and McKeen before any succeeded in escaping. In some manner unknown the men secured a monkey wrench and screw driver and when discovered had removed the plates holding in the vertical iron rails at the top of the cell doors. They had commended to take out the rods when their operations were halted. Implicated in the lot were a man named Henry Marquis, sentenced in March to one year for theft, J. Patterson, an escaped prisoner from Burwash Farm, and several others. This morning an investigation was conducted by Crown Attorney McKessock and Magistrate Brodie, with the result that steps will be taken immediately to prevent an occurrence of the plot of the prisoners.

“In the Police Court,” Sudbury Star. May 17, 1919. Page 09.

Thursday was field day in police court, with Garson Mine, Coniston, Naughton and Wahnapitae all represented, while Sudbury held up its end with the usual quote of O.T.A. offenders. The unusual sight of ten full-blooded Indians from the Naughton reserve was witnessed. All were witnesses for the Crown in a theft charge against the Racicot brothers, of Wahnapitae, well known trappers. An afternoon session of the court was necessary.

Garson Mine’s Troubles
Village Constable of Stiles, of Garson Mine, didn’t have much chance in his case against Armand Fournier, charged with using profane language on a public street, in the presence of ladies, while a dance was in progress at the pool room the other night. Notwithstanding that seven or eight witnesses testified and were said to have been present when the offence occurred, none could say they heard Fournier’s blasphemy. ‘It looks like a case where the local public has banded together against the local authorities,’ said Crown Attorney McKessock as the magistrate dismissed the case. Two of Fournier’s witnesses were ladies, said to have been present when the curse words were spoken. Neither heard any cursing.

Crown Attorney McKessock sought to show that Fournier had a reputation as a blasphemer. ‘You are known in Garson Mine as having a bad tongue?’ Fournier was asked. He replied that he would probably be the last to hear a report of that nature about himself. He said he never cursed at parties or dances and denied using any profane language on the night in question. Asked if he could remember a single hour in which he had not uttered a curse word, Fournier said he could. ‘It must have been while you were asleep,’ retorted the Crown Attorney. In answer to further questions Fournier said he was a military policeman in Quebec City for eleven months and had joined the army after conscription had come into force.

Tom Jones, the fiddler for the square dances, spent his intermissions outside the dance hall, but heard no foul language. Neither did Hector Hascon.

Evidence in the case pointed to bad feeling between the policeman and the defendant and the Garson Mine contingent present evinced considerable interest and amusement.

Go Easy, Says Chief Constable.
When Officer Boucher, of Coniston, was asked whe he had not searched Albert Gentili’s place for liquor long since, in view of the many complaints received, he replied that he was under orders from former Chief Constable Donovan to ‘go easy’ on the place. It is just six weeks ago that Gentili paid a fine for selling liquor and the other night when the Chief of Police Marshall searched his place he found three bottles of liquor.

Paul Frescetta, a boarder, in whose room the liquor was found, claimed it belonged to him, so Paul was given the privilege of paying the fine and a jail term thus spared Gentili.

Mrs. Egan Acquited.
A charge of selling liquor against Mrs. Egan failed in Thursday afternoon’s police court when Crown witnesses testified that they were unable to state positively whether or not the refreshment with which they were served was intoxicating. The charge arose out of the death of the late Hugh McDonald, shortly after leaving the Egan home, and whose death was attributed by physicians to alcoholic poisoning. A week ago Mrs. Egan’s daughter, Ethel, was fine $2000 and each on two charges of selling liquor, one of which offence was committed on the day of McDonald’s death.

Thirty Days For Forger.
Oris Larimeau, the young French-Canadian lad who raised his pay check from $11.41 to $91.41, and succeeded temporarily in getting the money from a C.N.R. station agent, will spend thirty days in jail, the time has already spent awaiting sentence to be included in the thirty days. Larimeau is only a young lad and gave homesickness as an excuse for his crime.

Prisoner Broke Windows.
Dan Lundy ‘whiled away his time’ Wednesday night at the municipal lock-up by smashing the jail windows. Dan had $3.00 added to his fine Thursday morning. Three others also paid the usual ten and costs. With the prevailing price of glass Lundy can compliment himself that the cell windows are confined to small dimensions.

“Constable At Coniston Shot By Italian,” Sudbury Star. May 17, 1919. Page 01.

Vengeance the Motive - Fugitive is at Large.

Constable George Boucher, of Coniston, while patrolling the streets of the village towards midnight on Thursday, was shot by an Italian, Lorenzo Sabatini, the shot entering the shoulder. The wound was not serious, and will not prove fatal.

The constable was passing up the street when a man suddenly stepped from the entrance of Norquay Bros. store and displayed a revolver. ‘You will not have any more of my chums up for selling booze,’ he remarked, as he fired a shot. The constable was able to catch a hold of the man’s arm, but was forced to relax same as the revolver was pointed at him. The would-be-murderer escaped, and has since been at large.

Immediately after the shooting police assistance was sought from Sudbury, and constable Elliott, Whitecross and White arrived, assisting in a search of the entire neighborhood for the fugitive. A number of houses in the Italian colonies were visited but without success. The fugitive lives in the Italian colony in south Coniston.

The motive for the shooting is believed to have been the desire to take vengeance on Constable Boucher who had two Italians from Coniston up in Sudbury this week for selling liquor. The statement made by the would-be murderer when he fired the shot, that the constable would not have any more of his companions fined selling liquor bears out thus contention.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Sabatini, on a charge of attempted murder, and police authorities throughout the district have been advised to be on the look out for him, with the instructions that he be arrested and sent to Sudbury, or that he be held pending the arrival of an officer. He is described as 35 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches in height, smooth skin with moustache, speaks good English, and the third finger on the left hand is permanently bent inward. Relatives of the man in Coniston profess ignorance of his whereabouts.


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