Author Archives: Brenda Stockton

North East LHIN Welcomes Ontario’s First Patient Ombudsman to Sault Ste. Marie

Mar 29, 2017 @ 23:00 Ontario’s Patient Ombudsman, Christine Elliott, is visiting the North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN) this week to learn more about patient-centred initiatives taking place in Northeastern Ontario and educate Northerners about the role of the Ombudsman in the patient complaint process. Hosted by the NE LHIN, Christine Elliott and her team will visit ...

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Dubreuilville – Boil Water Advisory

Dubreuilville is currently under a precautionary boil water advisory.  Residents are asked to bring water to a rolling boil for one minute before consuming.   This advisory will remain in effect until two (2) sets of samples, taken 24 hours apart show that the water quality is safe. Residents are cautioned that this could take 3 -5 days.  

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Wynne Liberals need to stop the hydro ads and raise awareness for fentanyl

Mar 29, 2017 @ 08:42 The Wynne Liberal Government has spent nearly a million dollars on self-congratulatory ads touting a non-existent hydro scheme, while ignoring a growing opioid crisis that’s spreading across Ontario. Today during Question Period, Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown asked the Premier to stop the hydro ads and direct the money into a public awareness campaign on ...

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Happenings at First United Church Wawa – March 29

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 will again be placed above the front door of our Church.  If you wish to purchase a bulb in memory of someone the ...

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NDP’s Mantha pushes Liberals to act on Ring of Fire

Mar 29, 2017 @ 07:40 In Question Period Tuesday, March 28, 2017, NDP Northern Development and Mines Critic Michael Mantha called on the Liberal government to make a plan for investing in and developing the Ring of Fire.   “This government has claimed for years to be lobbying Ottawa to match its $1-billion promise to invest in transportation corridor to ...

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Liberals block 30% cut to hydro bills, support privatized hydro

Mar 29, 2017 @ 07:38 Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals voted Tuesday against cutting hydro bills for Ontarians by 30 per cent, and in favour of the privatization of Hydro One.   “Everyday families, businesses, municipalities and hospitals are hurting from the Wynne government’s sky-high hydro bills,” said Horwath. “But, once again, the Wynne Liberals are focused on Premier Wynne and the ...

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Wednesday Morning News – March 29

Mar 29, 2017 @ 05:47 Weather – The sun is supposed to be out today, with temperatures rising to 6C. Roads – 101 Highway 651 to Wawa bare and dry road 2017-03-29 3:00 651 Highway 101 to Missinabi bare and dry road with bare and wet road sections. 2017-03-29 3:55 547 Highway 101 to Hawk Junction bare and dry road ...

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Run ‘n’ Roll for ALS – May 27th

Richmont – Island Gold and “Let’s Roll Out ALS – 25k 25y” are organizing the inaugural Run ‘n’ Roll for ALS. This special event will be held Saturday, May 27th in Dubreuilville, Ontario. The “Let’s Roll Out ALS – 25k 25y” has been raising donations for ALS for several years now and their 2017 objective is to raise $25,000 to celebrate the 25 years ...

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11 million dollars in Hydro One Executive Compensation!

“Today’s release of over 11 million dollars in executive compensation at Hydro One shows that selling the company was never about providing value to consumers. In a year where tens of thousands of Hydro One customers were disconnected and hundreds of thousands were found to be in arrears because of uncontrolled hydro prices, executive salaries at Hydro One hit astronomical ...

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Mantha acclaimed as NDP Candidate for the next Provincial Election

Michael Mantha has been acclaimed the NDP candidate in Algoma-Manitoulin for the next provincial election. Elected since 2011, Mantha received the nod from the local association on Saturday afternoon. “I have loved representing Algoma-Manitoulin for the last 7 years and very much look forward to continuing,” said Mantha. “My work has just begun and I am excited to continue being ...

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Viking Voices – Pancakes!

Mar 28, 2017 @ 11:08 Students returned last week after a break from classes and are right back into the swing of things! The LEAD class served up a great pancake lunch with a side of fruit and bacon. This week’s menu is chicken tacos for the cost of $4.00. Last Friday, a group of students travelled to Searchmont for ...

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Tuesday Morning News – March 28

Mar 28, 2017 @ 06:37 Weather – There are no alerts today. Environment Canada says we will enjoy a mix of sun and cloud with a high of  6C. Roads – 101 Shawmere River to Highway 651 bare and wet road 2017-03-28 5:29 101 Highway 651 to Wawa bare and dry road with bare and wet road sections. 2017-03-28 3:39 ...

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Maple Syrup Festival goes Green!

Mar 27, 2017 @ 10:32 The Royal Canadian Legion (RCL) Branch 374, Richards Landing, on the occasion of the Golden Anniversary of their Maple Syrup Festival, is going GREEN! You read that correctly – no more styrofoam! We will be using bio-degradable plates and cups to serve up our usual scrumptious St. Joseph Island produced maple syrup; all you can ...

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Traffic Delays Monday and Tuesday at the Nipigon River Bridge

Mar 27, 2017 @ 10:24 The Ministry of Transportation wishes to advise that motorists can expect short-term traffic delays due to ongoing construction at the Nipigon River Bridge on Highway 11/17 on Monday, March 27 and Tuesday, March 28 between 9 am and 8 pm. We apologize for the inconvenience and urge motorists to schedule their travel to minimize any ...

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Deceased Woman Found Located

Mar 27, 2017 @ 10:13 On Saturday, March 18, 2017, at approximately 12:00 p.m. Emily “Chico” Brown was reported missing from her community of Wabigoon Lake First Nation. She was last seen in the City of Dryden. Officers with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Dryden Detachment along with Treaty Three Police Service (T3PS) and Dryden Police Service (DPS) conducted a search ...

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