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33rd annual National Day of Mourning

Apr 28, 2017 @ 10:26 Today, the Canadian flag will fly at half-mast on Parliament Hill and on all federal government buildings. This, the 33rd National Day of Mourning, originally known as Workers’ Memorial Day was started in Sudbury, Ontario in 1984; is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on the job or due to a work-related ...

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Brookfield Renewable Donates $5 000 to Spring Campaign

  Julie Chagnon, Claude Samson and Bruce Welbourne from Brookfied Renewable recently visited the Lady Dunn Health Centre and made a gift to the Foundation to support the purchase of a Digital Radiography system for the x-ray department. Kadean Ogilvie-Pinter, LDHC CEO, provided the representatives of Brookfield with a tour of the hospital and thanked them for their continued support. ...

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SE OPP Wawa – Attempting to Locate a Wanted Female

Apr 28, 2017 @ 08:48 Members of the Superior East detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are attempting to locate a wanted female. Twenty-six-year-old Melissa WHELAN of SHERBROOKE, QUEBEC is described as a white female, being 5′ 2″ tall, weighing 130 pounds with short dark hair and brown eyes. She has neck tattoos and is in possession of her pet ...

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Wesdome Announces Eagle River Complex Drilling Update

Apr 28, 2017 @ 08:02 Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. is pleased to update drilling results from its Eagle River and Mishi gold mines, Wawa, Ontario. EAGLE RIVER MINE Recent underground drilling results have extended the 300W Zone 250 metres above the 942 metre level drift which averaged 16.54 g/t (cut to 140 g/t) over a length of 141.0 metres with ...

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Friday Morning News – April 28

Apr 28, 2017 @ 06:26 Weather – From a high yesterday of 11C, we are now at at 0C with snow on the ground again. Be careful walking today, as some surfaces could be icy. The radar  is warning of more precipitation today. Environment Canada warns us of flurries with an accumulation of 2 to 4 cm. Wind southwest 20 ...

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ROUSSAIN, Norman Francis

  Apr 27, 2017 @ 22:38 “OFF WE GO”.  This was an oft heard comment cheerfully proclaimed by  Norman Roussain as he headed out on yet another outing with his family. It is with deep love and sadness that Cheryl Roussain Nice, Deanna and Craig Roussain,  children of Norman Francis Roussain and Caroyl Jo (Carson) Roussain announce Norman’s passing on Friday, April 14, ...

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Hwy 17 OPEN at Mile Hill (Sault Ste. Marie)

At 1:12 am, the highway was reopened   Apr 27, 2017 @ 21:40   The Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise of the following Road Closure: Highway: 17 Location: Mile Hill Brief Description of Event: The OPP have initiated a road closure due to a jackknifed tractor trailer blocking both lanes.

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Province Introduces a Balanced Budget for a Stronger, Healthier Ontario

Apr 27, 2017 @ 19:28 Today, Finance Minister Charles Sousa released the 2017 Ontario Budget: A Stronger, Healthier Ontario, which includes significant investments in health care and education. Ontario’s first balanced budget since the global recession — thanks to a strong economy and responsible fiscal management — introduces free prescription drug coverage for everyone aged 24 and under, makes important investments ...

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Vandalism at Wawa Golf Course Overnight

Starting last Monday, staff at the Wawa Golf Course have been getting the golf course ready for the upcoming season. The off and on beautiful weather has been teasing all of us, and especially the golfers who take advantage of every day to be out on the greens. An early start to the season adds value to their yearly golf ...

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Being prepared for Winter Travelling – Are you prepared?

Apr 27, 2017 @ 07:54 With yesterday’s road closure of Highway 17 (Wawa to White River) for 13 hours, many people were very upset. It is hard at times for non-locals to understand how it can look fine here, but the weather has made safe travel near impossible only a few kilometres away. As the OPP are questioned by irate ...

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EC – Freezing Rain Warnings Continue for Second Day

Apr 27, 2017 @ 07:30 Freezing rain warnings are in effect for most of northeast/north-west Ontario with variations. Please check Environment Canada for more information on the other areas. If you are travelling today, please make sure that you are prepared for road closures/delays as this system may transition into snow this evening for many areas. 4:46 AM EDT Thursday ...

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Thursday Morning News – April 27

Apr 27, 2017 @ 07:21 Weather – The freezing rain warnings continue from Wawa to Thunder Bay, and winter storm warnings west of that. Environment Canada says rain or drizzle this morning then 40% chance of showers this afternoon. Freezing rain over northwestern sections this morning. The wind will start from the northeast (20 km/h gusting) coming around to south ...

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Hwy 519 & Hwy 17 OPEN (Wawa to White River) – 1:06 a.m.

Apr 27, 2017 @ 1:06 Highway 519 and Hwy 17 (from Wawa to White River) has been reopened. It had been closed for 13 hours due to poor weather conditions. Freezing rain warnings are still in place from Wawa through to Nipigon.   Apr 26, 2017 @ 23:56 Hwy 519 and Hwy 17 (from Wawa to White River) remains closed at ...

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