Author Archives: Brenda Grundt

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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Northern Ontario Party Speaks about Education

Jun 22, 2017 @ 08:18 As we have travelled across Northern Ontario and talked to new and potential members, businesses, educators, municipal governments and other northerners it has become apparent that there are major problems within our educational system. Many boards are faced with school closures, underfunding, and a declining student base. There are a number of factors causing this ...

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Thursday Morning News – June 22

Jun 22, 2017 @ 07:44 Weather – A few showers ending in the afternoon then a mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating near noon. Wind becoming south-east 20 km/h in the morning. High 17. UV index 7 or high. News Tidbits – Today is the Annual Red Cross Garden Party, should be enjoyable once the showers end. In sad ...

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Sault College Celebrates National Aboriginal Day

Jun 21, 2017 @ 21:4 Today, the Sault College community joined together in honour of National Aboriginal Day. The group united to commemorate this important day with a flag raising ceremony, a Welcome Song drum greeting and inspirational speeches.   Today’s event is a part of wider celebrations going on across Canada recognizing and celebrating the cultures and contributions of ...

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Statement from Minister and Deputy Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation on National Aboriginal Day

Jun 21, 2017 @ 19:01 The Minister and Deputy Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation issued the following statement to mark Canada’s 21st National Aboriginal Day: “Today, on National Aboriginal Day, we celebrate and recognize the accomplishments, contributions and resilience of Indigenous people across Ontario. Despite so much adversity, they continue to inspire us to be a more inclusive and ...

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17th Annual Wawa Black Fly Run

  The 17th Annual Wawa Black Fly Run was held last Saturday. Despite the pouring rain a number of participants went out and ran.   Each participant received a commemorative medal for their efforts, and there was a prize draw as part of the awards ceremony.      

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