Author Archives: Brenda Stockton

Le « Revenu d’urgence Ontario » : la proposition d’Andrea Horwath pour aider les familles à payer leurs factures et à joindre le deux bouts

La chef néo-démocrate Andrea Horwath a exigé que les états financiers de ce mercredi comprissent un plan pour envoyer des chèques « Revenu d’urgence Ontario », d’une valeur de 2000 $ chacun, aux ménages souffrant de chômage ou d’une baisse des revenus pendant la crise de la COVID-19.   Ces paiements directs combleraient les lacunes laissées par l’attente de plusieurs semaines devant précéder ...

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Ontario launches new enhanced and interactive Self-Assessment Tool for COVID-19

With the increasing severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, Ontario has now launched an enhanced and interactive self-assessment tool. This new easy-to-use tool takes the public through a series of questions to inform those who are concerned they may have contracted COVID-19. In a matter of seconds, this tool will help people determine if they are negative or it will provide them ...

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Closure of Drive Test Centres In Response to COVID-19

Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation issued the following statement today regarding the status of Drive Test Centres and Travel Point locations: “Based on the advice of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all full-time DriveTest Centres and part-time Travel Point locations will be closed. ...

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A message from John’s Valumart

I need everyone’s help in spreading a message to our community, as it is obvious in the last few days that many are missing the message and information given by our Canadian Government and Algoma Public Health. I am sure every business that has remained open would appreciate this message to be communicated to all as well. Please stop panic ...

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Monday Morning News – March 23

Weather – Flurries. Local amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this afternoon. High plus 1. Wind chill minus 9 this morning. UV index 2 or low. Tonight – Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries early this evening. Clearing this evening. Fog patches developing after midnight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low ...

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Sunday Morning News – March 22

Weather – Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this morning. Wind becoming south 30 km/h gusting to 50 this morning. High minus 2. Wind chill minus 27 this morning and minus 9 this afternoon. UV index 5 or moderate. Tonight – Increasing cloudiness. Flurries beginning after midnight. Local amount 2 cm. Wind south 30 km/h gusting to 50. ...

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WFD on Scene at Lakeview

  The Wawa Fire Department is currently at the Lakeview. They were called out just after 10:00 a.m. There was small amounts of visible white smoke coming from building with strong odor.   Bystanders say that this may have been a dryer fire, but Wawa-news has not been able to confirm at this time. Firefighters could be seen entering basement ...

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New Travel Restrictions between Canada & US

In accordance with orders from the United States and Canadian federal authorities, temporary travel restrictions are being placed on all land ports of entry and ferries between the U.S. and Canada, effective at 11:59 p.m. March 20. These restrictions directly impact the Blue Water Bridge (BWB) in Port Huron and the International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie. Border protection agencies ...

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Saturday Morning News – March 21

Weather – Mainly sunny. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 2. Wind chill minus 29 this morning and minus 4 this afternoon. Risk of frostbite. UV index 4 or moderate. Tonight – Clear. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 17. Wind chill minus 5 this evening and minus 21 overnight. Current Statistics: March 19   News Tibits – ...

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Friday Morning News – March 20

Weather – Periods of snow and local blowing snow ending near noon then clearing. Amount 2 cm. Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 50. High minus 8. Wind chill minus 21 this morning and minus 15 this afternoon. UV index 4 or moderate. Tonight – A few clouds. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 21. Wind chill minus 16 ...

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Snowfall Warning and Rain changing to Snow

Snowfall warning in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville Snow, heavy at times, today into tonight. Snow will become heavy at times today and continue into this evening before tapering off on Friday. Total snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 cm are expected by the time the snow comes to an end. Be prepared to adjust ...

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Thursday Morning News – March 19

Weather – Cloudy. Periods of light snow beginning this morning then changing to snow at times heavy mixed with rain this afternoon. Snowfall amount 5 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. High plus 2. Wind chill minus 8 this morning. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Snow at times heavy. Amount 10 cm. Wind becoming north 20 km/h gusting ...

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The Lady Dunn Health Centre (LDHC) COVID-19 Facility Update

LDHC is closely monitor the corona virus pandemic and would like to provide an update to our communities on the status of access to our facility, as well as our programs and services.   Visitation – Restricted visitation continues to be  in effect. Only one to two people visiting patients or residents who are very ill or requiring end-of-life care, or ...

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Wawa gets really quiet

Over the years since Algoma Ore closed Wawa has been changing into a quiet, rural town. However, with the social distancing restrictions placed upon the community by the risks of spreading COVID-19; Wawa is looking like a ghost town. Behind the scenes though there is lots of activity. Wawa residents have been using social media to reach out and help, ...

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