Author Archives: Michael Mantha

News from the Park – June 26

Jun 26, 2017 @ 09:48 I’m pretty sure that I would be safe in saying most of us would agree with author Augusten Burroughs quote, “When you have your health, you have everything. When you do not have your health, nothing else matters at all.” Our public healthcare system has long been the pride of Canadians. Tommy Douglas, noted to ...

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OPP Remind Drivers of Construction North of Sault Ste. Marie

Jun 26, 2017 @ 08:02 With summer travel about to begin, the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind motorists that a reduced speed zone is in effect until October 26, 2017.   Highway 17 from 2.3 km south of Highway 552 northerly for 29.9 kilometres to the Chippewa River Bridge is a designated ...

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Monday Morning News – June 26

Jun 26, 2017 @ 07:46 Weather – A few showers ending this evening then partly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Low 6.   News Tidbits – The union representing LCBO workers says it has reached a tentative deal with management.  

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Sunday Morning News – June 25th

Weather – Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. High 19. UV index 6 or high.   News Tidbits – The line painters are out on the new pavement between the MMCC and the junction of Hwy 101/17.

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Friday Morning News – June 23

Jun 23, 2017 @ 07:41 Weather – A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 15. UV index 7 or high. News tidbits – York Regional Police has begun investigation into the Thunder Bay indigenous teens deaths. Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service will be assisting in the ...

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Déclaration du ministre et du sous-ministre des Relations avec les Autochtones et de la Réconciliation à la Journée nationale des Autochtones

Jun 21, 2017 @ 19:02 Le ministre et le sous-ministre des Relations avec les Autochtones et de la Réconciliation ont fait la déclaration suivante pour souligner la 21e Journée nationale des Autochtones du Canada: « Aujourd’hui, à l’occasion de la Journée nationale des Autochtones, nous célébrons et reconnaissons les réalisations, les contributions et la résilience des peuples autochtones de tout l’Ontario. ...

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Running for PTSD!

Jun 22, 2017 @ 12:56 Despite the pouring rain, Chris Burry completed his 10km run in 1:06:50.17. That doesn’t seem like much, but Chris is a volunteer firefighter for the Wawa Fire Department, and he did the run in his bunker gear!   Chris explained that he took on this challenge to draw attention to PTSD. Since 2014, 135 Canadian ...

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Our New Goose – in 10 Days…

Jun 22, 2017 @ 11:14   A walk out to the Goose Monument yesterday was a treat. After the pouring rain, cool (cold) breeze and fog – the sun and warmth was beautiful.   The work is progressing on the Goose Monument base. All the panels have been secured to an angle iron framework, and the men are using their creativity ...

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Six weeks ’til island summer concert series kicks off

Jun 22, 2017 @ 09:38 The countdown is on now for the Old Town Hall Concert Series in Hilton Beach, with only six weeks to go until the first performance on Wednesday, August 2nd. With a modern bluegrass act, an authentic blues group and a multiple award-winning jazz vocalist, this season has something for everyone.  The venue has seating for ...

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Reclaiming Traditional Indigenous Names

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has implemented changes to help Indigenous people reclaim traditional names.   For the next five years, the ministry will waive the fees for Indigenous people residing in Ontario who wish to reclaim their traditional names. For those born in Ontario but living elsewhere, we will also waive the fee for one updated birth ...

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Algoma District School Board Approves 2017/18 Balanced Budget

Jun 22, 2017 @ 09:03 At the Board Meeting held on Tuesday, June 20th the Algoma District School Board (ADSB) approved a total budget for expenditures and revenue, including transfers to and from reserves, for the 2017-18 budget year in the amount of $153,240,287.   Within this budget, the Board has committed to the continuation of: Support for Board Improvement ...

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Mining Innovation Launch: Hydraulic Air Compressor (HAC) Demonstrator

Jun 22, 2017 @ 08:44   After a seven-month long build, the Hydraulic Air Compressor (HAC) Demonstrator at Dynamic Earth has officially opened. The 100 feet high (above and below ground) industrial scale system for testing and demonstration of compressed air production is installed in a former elevator shaft at Science North’s Dynamic Earth in Sudbury, ON. This innovative technology ...

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