Author Archives: Brenda Grundt

Garden River FN – Election Results

Garden River First Nation held its election Tuesday, and incumbent Chief Paul Syrette was re-elected. He defeated Brandi Marie Nolan, 392 votes to 341. Elected as councillors were: Karen Bell – 404 votes Chris Solomon Sr. – 334 votes Caroline Barry – 315 votes Andy Rickard – 312 Darwin Belleau – 305 votes Leslie Zack-Caraballo – 294 votes Susan (Sue) ...

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Thursday Morning News – September 21

Weather – Sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 21. UV index 4 or moderate. Tonight it is expected to clear. Increasing cloudiness after midnight then 30 percent chance of showers before morning. Risk of thunderstorms before morning. Low 13. Marine – Wind light becoming southeast 10 knots early this evening then increasing to southeast 15 near midnight. Wind southeast 15 ...

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Between the Covers – September 20

Sep 20, 2017 @ 08:07 New books – New on the seven day fiction shelf this week:  “Dark Rites” by Heather Graham, “Crime Scene” by Jonathan Kellerman, “Fierce Kingdom” by Gin Phillips, & “Deadfall” by Linda Fairstein. New on the seven day non-fiction shelf this week: “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann. After school programs – We will be starting ...

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Wednesday Morning News – September 20

Sep 20, 2017 @ 07:52 Weather – ncreasing cloudiness. 60 percent chance of showers late this afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High 22. Humidex 28. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight, a few showers ending near midnight then clearing. Risk of a thunderstorm this evening. Fog patches developing overnight. ...

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Wawa’s Fall Festival

This year’s Fall Festival was the largest yet! The weather was especially nice, and there were over 20 vendors inside, pie eating, Farmer’s Market outside, WAVS BBQ, Wax hands and kids sports! If you missed this, mark your calendar for next year.

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Ontario Government Takes Measures to Make Drug-Impaired driving laws tougher

Sep 19, 2017 @ 08:13 To help keep roads safe, Ontario plans to introduce new measures to make drug-impaired driving laws even tougher. In Toronto today, Premier Kathleen Wynne and Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, announced that there are plans to introduce legislation that would increase the consequences and costs for those who drive under the influence of drugs, including cannabis. ...

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Tuesday Morning News – September 19

Weather – Cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers early this morning. Clearing this morning. High 20. UV index 5 or moderate. Tonight a few clouds are expected. Low 12. Marine – Strong wind warning in effect.Wind east 10 knots increasing to east 15 this morning and to southeast 20 overnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 Wednesday evening. Waves one half metre building ...

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Rain Doesn’t dampen Spirits at Wawa’s 2017 Terry Fox Run

Sep 18, 2017 @ 08:04   The off and on downpours didn’t dampen spirits at Wawa’s 2017 Terry Fox Run. The run was a five kilometre loop, and there were runners, walkers and bicyclists participating. This year’s run was in honour of Wawa’s Lori Johnson who recently passed away from cancer. Organizer Nadine Cartledge said that her run (personally) was excellent! ...

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Monday Morning News – September 18

Sept 18, 2017 @ 07:53 Weather – Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 16. UV index 5 or moderate. Tonight will have ncreasing cloudiness. 30 percent chance of showers overnight. Low 9. Marine – Wind northwest 10 knots becoming south 10 near noon then backing to southeast 10 near midnight. Wind increasing to east 15 Tuesday morning. Waves ...

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Last Chance to comment on Draft Transportation Strategy!

Today is the last day for Ontario residents to make know their feelings and give their feedback on the Draft 2041 Northern Ontario Multimodal Transportation Strategy. This strategy will impact how northern Ontario residents travel and ship goods. “In northern Ontario, roads, winter roads, rail, air, and waterways provide vital connections for residents, tourists and businesses. Once finalized, the Strategy ...

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Friday Morning News – September 15

Sep 15, 2017 @ 07:53 Weather – A few showers ending this morning then mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm early this morning. High 18. UV index 4 or moderate. Tonight it will be mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers this evening and after midnight. A few showers beginning overnight. Low 10. Marine ...

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Northern Lights Last Friday/Saturday

  Last Thursday communities in the northern latitudes throughout the world had the opportunity to see the Northern Lights. The debris from Wednesday, September 6th monster X9-class solar flare had created Northern Light so bright that they stopped traffic in Finland. Despite the clouds Thursday, Wawa had a great show. The first series began just after 10 p.m. despite the cloud cover.   ...

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Adam’s Most Canadian Experience

Sep 14, 2017 @ 10:26 Adam came from Germany last fall as an exchange student for six months. He was billeted in the Barrie area and through school befriended my grandsons Kevan and Darek. They seemed to have the same interests, mainly outdoor activities, and anything motorized. A ski hill was in close proximity and after school and on weekends ...

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Thursday Morning News – September 14th

Sep 14, 2017 @ 7:59 Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. 60 percent chance of showers this afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. High 20. UV index 5 or moderate. Tonight – Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers and risk of a thunderstorm. Low 12. Marine – Wind southeast 10 knots increasing to south 15 early this evening. Wind ...

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