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Donna Schell

Donna Schell

Donna Schell is a longtime St. Joseph Island resident and freelance journalist who has been covering the Island and surrounding area for nearly two decades.

Recent Work by Donna

COVID-19 means fewer people will be floating their boats in May

COVID-19 means fewer people will be floating their boats in May

Hilton Beach Marina has been declared non-essential and closed to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Town council wonders if the virus will scuttle the season
Thanking essential workers in St. Joseph Township

Thanking essential workers in St. Joseph Township

The St. Joseph Township fire hall has a new sign, thanking all of the essential workers in the area
Living through a pandemic while immunocompromised

Living through a pandemic while immunocompromised

The story of a Sault Area Hospital nurse and the nine-year-old son she sent into isolation with his grandparents
Local snowbirds ponder: Should they stay or go?

Local snowbirds ponder: Should they stay or go?

Rick and Angie Green of St. Joseph Island are currently in Peoria, Arizona
Obey the signs or face the fines in Hilton Beach

Obey the signs or face the fines in Hilton Beach

A Community Safety Zone has been created in the community, which could result in doubled fines for speeding and other traffic violations
Membership changes among new Matthews Memorial bylaws

Membership changes among new Matthews Memorial bylaws

New bylaws will see an increase in membership dues and length of term for officers
How three families coped with a major storm and power outages

How three families coped with a major storm and power outages

Three families talk about the things they did to get through what some are calling the worst ice storm in memory
Fundraising tradition continues in Richards Landing

Fundraising tradition continues in Richards Landing

Large group of volunteers and supporters gather in front of BridgeLink Medical Centre for annual Matthews Memorial Hospital Association Tree Lighting and Caroling campaign
Sault College students help evaluate Island deer population health <b>(8 photos)</b>

Sault College students help evaluate Island deer population health (8 photos)

Fish and Wildlife students collected vital data from area hunters
Central Algoma Students remember the fallen <b>(18 photos)</b>

Central Algoma Students remember the fallen (18 photos)

Ceremonies included song, dance and placing of poppies