Author Archives: Brenda Stockton

Thursday Morning News – April 13

Apr 13, 2017 @ 07:46 Weather – Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. High 10. Roads – Highway 17 is closed 30 kms north of Wawa due to a fatal collision. The highway will remain closed for several hours. Local – Our local Legion is holding a Membership Meeting tonight at 7:00 pm. Nominations will be considered ...

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Letter – Hardeman states that ‘Liberals Blocked Rent Control Bill’

Apr 12, 2017 @ 12:00 Dear Brenda, As PC Critic for Municipal Affairs and Housing, I hear from people all over Ontario who are concerned about the unaffordability of living in Ontario. Over the past few weeks I have been hearing from more and more people who, like the 31 seniors in Sault Ste. Marie, are facing huge rent increases. ...

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NDP raises case of hydro bill topping 50% of income

Apr 12, 2017 @ 11:20 Tuesday, April 11, 2017; during question period, NDP Energy critic Peter Tabuns grilled Premier Kathleen Wynne over her failure to take action on soaring hydro prices, raising the case of Krysta Meecham-Robertson, whose $800 per month income is more than half wiped out by a $450 monthly hydro bill.   “Premier Wynne hasn’t taken a dime off ...

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NDP pushes for action on Thunder Bay’s North Harbour

Apr 12, 2017 @ 11:17 NDP Northern Development and Mines Critic Michael Mantha says the Wynne government has failed to live up to earlier promises to release an action plan for addressing mercury contamination in Thunder Bay’s North Harbour.   “Under the water in Thunder Bay’s North Harbour, there is massive mercury contamination that is the result of decades of ...

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Survey to improve Best Start Hub Programs and Licenced Day Care Services

ADSAB is seeking information from parents and guardians to improve Best Start Hub programs and licensed child care services for young children and their families in our jurisdiction. We would like feedback from parents or guardians with children aged 0 to 12 years, on the existing services and how we can make them better for them and their family.   ...

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NPI Commissions a “Northern Newcomer Strategy”

Apr 12, 2017 @ 11:12 75,000 workers, 150,000 people. These are the forecasted workforce and population shortfalls throughout Northern Ontario by the year 2041, even after allowing for the expected growth in the Indigenous population.   In order to meet those goals, the north would have to attract on average some 6,000 people a year, starting next year and every ...

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Temperatures go down and gas goes up

Yesterday wasn’t a great day all around. After such a beautiful weekend, there was heavy rain and freezing rain on Monday, and then colder temperatures brought the snow back. As temperatures dropped, gas prices rose just before Easter Weekend. At 4 p.m. gas was 119.9, By 4:30 it had risen to 121.9. In the Sault you may be able to ...

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Collision just north of Ghost Lake Closes 101 for several Hours Last Night

  Last night at 8 p.m. Algoma EMS and the Wawa Fire Department were called to a collision just past the Ghost Lake ‘s’ curve. Two vehicles had collided, sending one into the westbound ditch, and the other remained resting on the eastbound shoulder. Wawa firefighters assisted with removing what appeared to be the driver from the vehicle, placing him ...

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Wednesday Morning News – April 12

Weather – Clearing this morning. High 7. Roads – Road in our area vary from bare and wet road with partly snow covered sections, to bare and wet road with bare and dry road sections.Remember to drive according to the road conditions.

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Happenings at First United Church Wawa – April 12

Apr 12, 2017 @ 07:22 The Congregation welcomes everyone to worship at First United Church. Services are held on Sunday at 11 a.m. If anyone has a question or concern please leave a message on the answering machine at the Church  705-856-2926. The Easter Cross of Lights was lit last Sunday, April 9, Palm Sunday – the sixth Sunday in Lent. It commemorated ...

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Viking Voices – NWOSSA Tournament & Viking Wear

Last week, MHS helped to host the NWOSSAA badminton tournament. Between Ecole St. Joseph and MHS, there were over ninety students playing badminton in our gyms. Congratulations to our senior team and our junior girl’s single team who all advance this week to the NSSSAA finals in Chapleau. The NWOSSA tournament will be held at MHS on April 19th. The ...

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Seat Belt-Related Deaths decline – But One Death is too Many

Apr 11, 2017 @ 09:12 The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reporting a 20-year low and a steady decrease in seat belt-related deaths as they get set to conduct their Seat Belt Campaign over the Easter Long Weekend.   A total of 45 seat belt-related road fatalities occurred on OPP-patrolled roads in 2016, marking the lowest number on record in the last 20 ...

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Subway Day a great success!

Apr 11, 2017 @ 08:30   The Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation would like to thank Terry Beckerton for organizing a successful “Subway Day” fundraiser held on Saturday, April 8, 2017.  For every foot long sandwich purchased a $2 donation was made to the Foundation and for every 6 inch sandwich purchased a $1 donation was made. Thank you to ...

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