Author Archives: Brenda Grundt

Federal Gas Tax Funding to benefit local communities

In July, the Government of Canada delivered the first of two annual $391 million federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) installments to Ontario. In total, Ontario’smunicipal governments will be provided with over $782.1 million this year through the fund. The funding, which flows through the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) is now available to support community infrastructure projects. GTF funding supports hundreds ...

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Manitouwadge Man killed in Collision

Aug 15, 2017 @ 10:45 On August 14, 2017 at approximately 12:45 p.m. members of the Marathon/Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision approximately 25km south of Manitouwadge on Highway 614. A single motor vehicle, a Ford F150 pickup truck travelling north bound, crossed the southbound lane were it struck a rock cut. Emergency services ...

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AMO Wants 1% sales tax increase – Solely Fund Local Infrastructure

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s Annual Conference kicked off in Ottawa today with President Lynn Dollin calling for a 1% sales tax devoted solely to local infrastructure services such as roads, bridges and transit. Municipal governments are working around the clock to provide critical services, like good roads, clean drinking water and safe communities, but growing needs and costs are putting ...

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Tuesday Morning News – August 15

Aug 15, 2017 @ 07:48 Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 23. Humidex 25. UV index 7 or high. Marine Weather – Wind light becoming northwest 10 knots early this morning then veering to north 10 near noon. Wind becoming light early this evening then becoming southeast 10 Wednesday morning. Waves one half metre subsiding ...

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Lakewood Motel Burns Down

Aug 14, 2017 @ 05:31   Just after 10 p.m. Wawa Firefighters were called to the scene of a structure fire. Upon their arrival the Lakewood Motel was fully engulfed in flames. The driver who called in the fire to 911, noted that the east end and the centre portion were ablaze.   The highway was closed in order to allow ...

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UPDATE – Hwy 17 (15km North of Wawa) OPEN

Aug 14, 2017 @ 05:18 At 4:38 a.m. it was tweeted by OPP that Hwy 17 was Open. Aug 14, 2017 @ 01:46 Highway 17 about 15 kilometres north of Wawa is closed at this time (1:45 p.m). It was closed at 10:49 p.m. in order to allow firefighters to extinguish a structure fire. A barricade has been set up at ...

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UPDATE – Have you Seen Sir Pineapple?

Sir Pineapple has been found! Aug 13, 2017 @ 20:21 This is Sir Pineapple. He has figured out how to open my patio screen. He took off by himself! Not an outdoor cat unless on his harness and leash! My 10 year old son is devastated. Please help us find him! Call 705 856 8194 or text 705 852 0615 ...

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DOMICH, Helen

Peacefully passed away at the Sault Area Hospital with her family by her side on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the age of 77.  Beloved wife of the late Peter. Loving mother of Dean (Guyliane), Victor, Sharon Domich-Cote (Joel) and the late Henry. Grandma and Baba of Jenny, Adam (Sabrina), Jarred, Stephanie and Kirk. Great grandma of Sierra, Jovani, Jakeem, Devear, ...

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Carelessness deprives us of a historic treasure – William Teddy Park Closed

  It was the day after the long weekend. The grandkids had their annual “playground ” at “Omi’s all inclusive” as I call it humorously. They brought also a friend along from Germany who was awestruck about the size of our province. He declared, “900 kilometres! Wow, you could travel from Denmark to Italy, but he was also genuinely impressed ...

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Sunday Morning News – August 13

Weather – A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers and risk of a thunderstorm. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 22. Humidex 25. UV index 6 or high. News Tidbits – Rentech issued their second quarter financial reports. A soft demand for retail wood pellets and lower industrial pellet sales were some of the factors that ...

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City of SSM reaches Agreement in Principal with Municipal Tax Obligations

Aug 12, 2017 @ 08:09 The Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie wishes to advise that it has reached an agreement in principle with the Court approved SISP proponents concerning ESAI’s pre-petition, post-petition and ongoing municipal tax obligations. The agreement is subject to the final approval of City Council and the SISP proponents successfully exiting the CCAA process. ...

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Saturday Morning News – August 12

Aug 12, 2017 @ 07:55 Weather – Clearing this morning. High 23. Humidex 26. UV index 6 or high. News Tidbits – Lake Superior Park is a busy place today with the Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy (LSWC) Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Katherine Cove at 4 p.m. Beginning with an opening presentation w/10-15 minute slideshow about the Lake Superior Water Trail & LSWC, ...

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Jagmeet Singh is candidate for the leader of Canada’s NDP

Aug 11, 2017 @ 10:06 Federal NDP Leadership Candidate, Jagmeet Singh, welcomed eleven additional endorsements from Ontario including nine current and two former Members of Provincial Parliament. Singh was humbled to accept the support of his fellow MPPs. “I am so grateful to these eleven tremendous public servants for their support.” Singh added, “It has been an honour to call ...

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FAO to probe Ontario-Quebec power deal

Aug 11, 2017 @ 08:12 Following a request by PC Finance Critic Vic Fedeli and PC Energy Critic Todd Smith, Ontario’s Financial Accountability Officer has agreed to review the Electricity Trading Agreement entered into last fall by the Wynne government and Quebec. The review follows written requests submitted to the FAO in July by the two MPPs. “I am concerned that the financial details of this transaction ...

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