Author Archives: Brenda Stockton

Speeder charged with Drive while Suspended

On June 24, 2017, members of the East Algoma Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 17 east of the Town of Iron Bridge.   Shortly after 3:00 p.m., police observed the eastbound vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed and conducted a traffic stop.   As a result of the investigation, Serafettin SOLAK, 36 years ...

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Three Sault Men Charged with Possession during Traffic Stop in Blind River

On June 25, 2017, members of the East Algoma Provincial Police (OPP) were on general patrol on Highway 17 west in the town of Blind River.   Shortly after 11:30 p.m., police observed a westbound vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. While speaking to the driver the officers detected an odour of marihuana emanating from the vehicle and arrested the driver ...

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Man tosses Garbage out of Vehicle – Charged with Mischief

On June 24, 2017, shortly after 6:00 p.m., members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 17 in the Town of Bruce Mines.   A passenger in a moving vehicle was throwing garbage out the window causing damage to a vehicle that was following it.  The vehicle came to a stop at ...

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End of an Era – Shift Change for Our Goose

    After 50+ years of standing guard at the entrance of Wawa, and overlooking the Magpie Valley, The Wawa Goose as sculpted by Dick Vanderklift has come down. It only took a few moments once the wings were removed, and legs cut for the goose to be lifted down. The people who were there were of mixed feelings, sad ...

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Province Introduces New Age-Friendly Community Recognition Program

Jun 26, 2017 @ 17:42 Ontario is launching a program to recognize communities across the province that have made outstanding progress to be inclusive and accessible for people of all ages. Minister of Seniors Affairs Dipika Damerla made the announcement today at the Barrie Chamber of Commerce. The province’s new Age-Friendly Community Recognition Program recognizes communities and municipalities like Barrie ...

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Statement from Finance Minister Charles Sousa on the tentative agreement between the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and the OPSEU Liquor Board Employees Division (LBED)

Jun 26, 2017 @ 14:58 Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, issued the following statement on the tentative agreement between the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and the OPSEU Liquor Board Employees Division (LBED): “I am pleased that the negotiating teams of the LCBO and the OPSEU Liquor Board Employees Division (LBED) have been able to come to a tentative ...

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OPP Remind Drivers of Construction North of Sault Ste. Marie

Jun 26, 2017 @ 08:02 With summer travel about to begin, the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind motorists that a reduced speed zone is in effect until October 26, 2017.   Highway 17 from 2.3 km south of Highway 552 northerly for 29.9 kilometres to the Chippewa River Bridge is a designated ...

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Monday Morning News – June 26

Jun 26, 2017 @ 07:46 Weather – A few showers ending this evening then partly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Low 6.   News Tidbits – The union representing LCBO workers says it has reached a tentative deal with management.  

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Sunday Morning News – June 25th

Weather – Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. High 19. UV index 6 or high.   News Tidbits – The line painters are out on the new pavement between the MMCC and the junction of Hwy 101/17.

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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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Province Expanding Access to Transition-Related Surgeries

Jun 23, 2017 @ 05:58 Yesterday, June 23rd, 2017, Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, issued the following statement on expanding access to transition-related surgeries in Ontario: “For some trans and gender-diverse people in Ontario, transition-related surgeries are necessary. Every person has the right to be who they are. Our health care system should reflect and support ...

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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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