Timmins company looking to support the community mental health – CTV News Northern Ontario

Share Article

Some small businesses in Timmins are looking forward, despite the financial hits of the pandemic. They are renewing their commitments to the community.
Rebel Soul, an outdoor experience company, has launched its revitalized brand, hoping to hone in on mental wellness and community building. They felt it was especially needed following the pandemic.
Sylvie Lamothe, owner of Rebel Soul, says it is important for a business to keep evolving and focus on its vision, in order to better engage the community.
"When we have lived experiences together, that impacts our mental and social health. We all saw what isolation did, hardcore isolation, during the pandemic but we were really living in more and more and isolated communities before the pandemic and that not impacts our mental health. So, you know, my goal is to really try to bring people together. Let’s have lived experiences and just build our quality of life that way,” said Lamothe
Paddle-board yoga was an idea Lamothe worried wouldn’t work in Timmins, when she launched it several years ago. She’s glad it has survived, even through a pandemic.
One of the United Kingdom's largest airports suspended flights on Monday after high temperatures damaged a runway. Temperatures soared up to 37 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country.

Police east of Toronto say they are expecting to see as many as 1,000 Hells Angels members as the club holds its national motorcycle run this weekend.

Russia's Gazprom has told customers in Europe it cannot guarantee gas supplies because of 'extraordinary' circumstances, according to a letter seen by Reuters, upping the ante in an economic tit-for-tat with the West over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.

Former Parti Quebecois leader Andre Boisclair was sentenced on Monday to two years less a day in jail after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting two young men in his Montreal apartment.

A former Mountie's account that a 2013 call involving the Nova Scotia mass killer was about a routine "disturbance" — rather than a vicious domestic assault — is encountering contradictory evidence at a public inquiry.

A West Virginia woman has awoken from a two-year coma and identified her brother as her attacker, according to police.

Pat King, an organizer of the 'Freedom Convoy' that gridlocked downtown Ottawa for three weeks earlier this year, has been granted bail. The decision was delivered in an Ottawa courtroom Monday by Superior Court Justice Anne London-Weinstein.

For an exclusive W5 documentary to air this fall, CTV National Affairs Correspondent Omar Sachedina makes a personal journey to Uganda with his mother, nearly 50 years after she was forced to leave her home when then-president Idi Amin expelled 80,000 Asians from the country.

While temperatures may be easing in certain parts of the country, 'the warmest part of the summer is yet to come,' a senior climatologist for Environment Canada says.

Barrie city councillor Mike McCann has filed a statement of defence following allegations of sexually harassing a city staffer.

Over the next six weeks, the intersection of Collier Street and Poyntz Street will be closed.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit issued an extreme heat warning in parts of the region for Tuesday and Wednesday.

A Calgary family who flew to Toronto only to turn around and fly back home due to WestJet delays said their $4,000 vacation went 'down the drain.'

Toronto police say one of two people shot in a King Street nightclub over the weekend has died of his injuries.

Here's how a two-minute and 26-second call went with a credit card scammer before the person got frustrated and hung up.

Ottawa police are reassuring the public about the safety of the capital following a series of recent shootings in the city.

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Ottawa and eastern Ontario, calling for "hot and humid conditions on Tuesday and Wednesday."

Family physicians in the Ottawa area say they feel like the "sick day police" as they see an increase in patients testing positive for COVID-19 for a sick note to submit to their employer for time off.

A group claiming to be environmental activists is taking responsibility after the tires of dozens of SUVs were flattened overnight in Kitchener.

Provincial police say the body of a swimmer reported missing on Sunday has been recovered.

Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) say officers were “swarmed” and had to call for back up after responding to a gathering at Tremaine Park on Sunday.

A London man charged earlier this month as part of a sexual interference investigation has been arrested again, according to police.

Both London’s police chief and Pride London Festival organizers are reassuring Londoners that safety will be a top priority at this week’s events.

Construction is underway at a busy Lambton County intersection just north of the 402 and east of Sarnia, along Egremont Road, where serious car crashes and close calls are all too common.

Some much needed rain is still needed after some spotty summer showers across southwestern Ontario Sunday.

Inflation is the unwelcomed guest tagging along this summer.

Greg Spencer was surprised to hear smoke was emanating from the old Windsor Arena late last week.

Former Parti Quebecois leader Andre Boisclair has been sentenced to two years less a day for sexual assault.

The Montreal Children's Hospital (MCH) has lifted its emergency alert after serious overcrowding in its emergency room on Sunday.

A man who was allegedly intoxicated while driving a car with a baby inside has been arrested.

A former Mountie's account that a 2013 call involving the Nova Scotia mass killer was about a routine "disturbance" — rather than a vicious domestic assault — is encountering contradictory evidence at a public inquiry.

Richard Wagner took his four-year-old to the Dr. Everett Chalmers emergency department Sunday night but ended up leaving without seeing a doctor.

A physician who fled the Russian invasion of Ukraine and arrived in Newfoundland last month says she's frustrated by a lack of communication from the provincial government — and she's not the only one.

A Manitoba family is left with a hole in the side of their cottage and lingering fears after a bear broke in overnight.

Manitobans in the southern part of the province are being warned to prepare for heavy amounts of rain over the next two days.

Winnipeg police have a 17-year-old male in custody after a man was found dead in a hotel on Friday.

One man is in hospital after being shot by Calgary police in a northeast neighbourhood Sunday night.

A significant wind event struck Cypress County in southeastern Alberta Monday afternoon, according to an emergency alert that originally described it as a tornado.

Calgary Transit is offering discounted monthly passes for August and September.

Monday was the start of the ninth annual Drop Your Gonch campaign, and the centre is looking for donations of new underwear for the community.

An appeal has been denied for the Edmonton bar promoter who was sentenced to eight years in prison after being convicted of sexual assault.

After years of repairs and renovations, parishioners streamed into the new Indigenized church for a rededication ceremony and the first mass back in the building in two years.

A truck carrying a load that made it too tall to clear an overpass crashed in Langley, causing major delays for drivers on Highway 1 Monday afternoon.

Ferry cancellations led to massive delays for people trying to return to the Lower Mainland from Salt Spring Island on Sunday night.

Canada's emergency preparedness minister says Ottawa is providing $870 million to support recovery efforts after destructive flooding in British Columbia last fall.

CTV News Programs
Local News
© 2022 All rights reserved. Use of this Website assumes acceptance of Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy


You might also like

Surviving 2nd wave of corona

Surviving The 2nd Wave of Corona

‘This too shall pass away’ this famous Persian adage seems to be defeating us again and again in the case of COVID-19. Despite every effort