Author Archives: Bzat018

Premier’s Statement on Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan

Mar 2, 2017 @ 20:39 Premier Kathleen Wynne made the following statement today to announce Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan:* “We’re here today to talk about the high cost of electricity in Ontario: how it got to this point, how it must be fixed and how exactly we’re going to put that fix in place. For too long, governments — my ...

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Bankers win, families pay with Wynne’s $40B borrowing scheme

Mar 2, 2017 @ 20:19 NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says bankers will definitely win with Premier Kathleen Wynne’s new $40 billion borrowing scheme — but Ontario families will pay the price. Wynne announced Thursday she’ll pay about $40 billion in interest costs over the next 30 years in order to finance a hydro bill subsidy. The slapdash plan fails to ...

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System Restructuring Delivers Lasting Relief to Households Across Province – Cutting Electricity Bills by 25 Percent

Mar 2, 2017 @ 19:10 Ontario is lowering electricity bills by 25 percent on average for all residential customers as part of a significant system restructuring that will address long-standing policy challenges and ensure greater fairness. Starting this summer, Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan would provide households with this 25 percent break. Many small businesses and farms would also benefit from ...

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Essar Steel Algoma Announces Mediation Scheduled

Mar 2, 2017 @ 07:18 Essar Steel Algoma Inc. advised today March 1, 2017 that at the request of the Honourable Mr. Warren Winkler, the mediator appointed by Justice Newbould of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the company has not requested a No Board Report.  Mr. Winkler has scheduled dates later this month for mediation amongst the parties, specifically the company, the ...

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Thursday Morning News – March 2

Mar 2, 2017 @ 06:34 Weather – Sunny this morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of flurries late this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High minus 11. Wind chill minus 27 this morning. Roads – 101 Highway 651 to Wawa bare and dry road with bare and wet road, partly snow ...

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USW Local Union 2251 Members Vote 98% in favour of Strike Mandate

On February 23rd, 2017, the membership of USW Local Union 2251were presented with a synopsis of what has transpired between the Negotiating Committee, a bidder and the employer. The Membership of United Steelworkers Local Union 2251 voted to give a Strike Mandate to the Negotiating Committee from 5:00 am until 8:30 pm today at the Marconi Hall. The members’ have ...

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WFD Called to Possible Fire on Hwy 17N this morning

Early this morning the Wawa Fire Department was called to a transport trailer about 15 kilometres north of Wawa on Highway 17. The transport driver had removed the tractor from the trailer as a precaution, and the smell of burnt brakes was heavy in the air. There was no fire though.  OPP remained at the scene, providing traffic control.

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Northern Credit Union – Wawa Branch holds Annual Branch Meeting

Mar 1, 2017 @ 13:38 Monday evening, February 27, 2017, the Northern Credit Union – Wawa Branch held its Annual Branch Meeting. Delegate Board Chair Ulo Pihelgas was the chair for the meeting, and welcomed all; Branch Manager Liz Talian-Clarke and her staff. Fourteen branch members attended the meeting, The minutes for the last Annual Branch Meeting were accepted with a ...

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Sir James Dunn Amalgamation Meeting Tonight

Mar 1, 2017 @ 09:13 In 2003 the Algoma District School Board’s (ADSB) assessed all 63 schools and facilities. That data was entered into a School Facilities Information System (SFIS) database in 2005, and a capital plan was developed and released in late 2006. That capital plan is revised yearly. On June 14, 2016, at its regular Board meeting, the Board approved ...

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Countdown Starts Now(w)!

Mar 1, 2017 @ 08:44 Call it a mini National Writing Month (TBayWriMo?), call it a 30-day warning, call it whatever you like – just don’t call in too late! Today officially marks the last month of the NOWW 19th Annual Writing Contest. Online submissions are due by 11:59 pm Thunder Bay time (Eastern) on March 31, 2017. “We’ve had ...

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Between the Covers – March 1

Mar 1, 2017 @ 08:40   New books – New on the seven day fiction shelf this week: “The girl before” by J.P. Delaney, “Fatal” by John Lescroart, “The mistress” by Danielle Steel, and “This was a man” by Jeffrey Archer.   Youth Intern Program – Natasha Bucknell is our Youth Intern. Natasha is available to help with any computer needs, whether ...

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Happenings at First United Church – February 28

Mar 1, 2017 @ 08:27 The Congregation welcomes everyone to worship at First United Church. Services are held on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. If anyone has a question or concern, please leave a message on the answering at the Church – 705-856-2926. Wed. March 01 Ash Wednesday – the first day of Lent which lasts until Easter. Thurs. March 02 ...

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Sandi Lowe “The Ley of the Land”

Tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Lady Dunn Health Centre Boardroom (downstairs) Sandi Lowe will be presenting a slideshow about her latest book, “The Ley of the Land”. She explains “It is a physical and mystical journey through the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. With maps and photos, I hope to take you to this very special ...

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