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As they departed, it's said the Creek shaman stopped atop a hill and turned toward the land his tribe once occupied and chanted a curse that he claimed would forever bring bad luck to the intruders.<br><br> Over the years there have been a number of bizarre incidents, including serious injuries and deaths, so many so that officials grew tired of the mishaps and in 2009 summoned a Native-American shaman to help lift the curse.<br><br> <i>In this April 28, 2019, file photo, Kyle Larson (42) flips as he makes contact with Jeffrey Earnhardt (81) on the back stretch during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway.(AP Photo/Greg McWilliams, File)</i>
Sabrina Carpenter performs during the the first weekend of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on Friday, April 12, 2024, in Indio, Calif. (Amy Harris / Invision )

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LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: HOW THEY WORK

Few and far between: population density in northern Ontario

No matter how many pages of the budget you go through line-by-line, some key factors in northeastern Ontario make annual budgeting a challenge.

Algonquin Boulevard East in Timmins by City Hall. (CTV Northern Ontario file)

Between a rock and a hard place: local government in northeastern Ontario

Despite a long list of responsibilities, local governments have the least power and are heavily regulated by the province.

Public lookout at Newmont Porcupine's Hollinger open pit mine in Timmins. (Lydia Chubak/CTV Northern Ontario)

Northeastern Ontario politicians reflect on their time at city hall

One of the biggest surprises many newly elected city councillors face is just how complicated it is to get things done – and that they are not the boss of every city staffer they meet.

Public hearing at Sudbury's city hall

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