Author Archives: Brenda Stockton

NDP pushes for action on Grassy Narrows

Mar 3, 2017 @ 06:47 NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Critic Michael Mantha called on the government to release a detailed plan for addressing the long-standing mercury contamination of the English-Wabigoon River.   This morning during question period, Mantha questioned the sincerity of the government’s promise to “[identify] all contaminated sites and [clean] up the English-Wabigoon River of the mercury ...

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Men’s Curling Standings – March 3rd

Mar 3, 2017 @ 06:45 Team Rank Wins GP TERRIS, Tom 1 10 13 MOORE, Bruce 2 9 14 LESCHISHIN, Mark 3 8 14 McHARDY, Jim 3 8 14 YOUNG, Paul 3 8 14 HOFFMANN, Jim 6 6 13 DERESKI, Louis 6 6 14 ECOLE ST. JOSEPH 8 5 15 RODY, Ron 9 3 15 NEXT GAMES – Monday, March ...

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Mixed Curling Standings – March 3rd

Mar 3, 2017 @ 06:42 Team Rank Wins G.P. TERRIS, Tom 1 16 16 BESNER, Yvan 2 10 16 SPENCER, Reg 2 10 16 LESCHISHIN, Mark 4 8 15 McCOY, Joe 4 8 16 HOFFMANN, Jim 6 7 15 BOYD, Katherine 7 3 16 SZEKELY, Marc 8 1 16 GAMES SCHEDULE for March 9, 2017 Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice ...

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Friday Morning News – March 3rd

Mar 3, 2017 @ 06:26 Weather – It is quite chilly outside this morning, bundle up because it is a cool -27. it is expected to be a mix of sun and cloud today with a 30% chance of flurries by the afternoon. The wind will become northwest 20 km/h this afternoon with a chilly high of -13. Roads  101 Highway 651 ...

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À la FMNO, on félicite le gouvernement provincial pour ses mesures relatives aux tarifs d’électricité

Mar 2, 2017 @ 20:45 À la Fédération des municipalités du Nord de l’Ontario, on désire féliciter le ministre de l’Énergie, M. Glenn Thibeault, ainsi que le gouvernement provincial pour l’annonce faite aujourd’hui à l’effet que tous les consommateurs résidentiels verront cet été leur facture d’électricité réduite en moyenne de 25 pour cent.   Le plan Électricité Prix Équitable de l’Ontario, qui ...

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FONOM Commends the Provincial Government for Addressing Electricity Costs

Mar 2, 2017 @ 20:42 The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) would like to commend the Minister of Energy, Glenn Thibeault and the provincial government for announcing today that they will lower electricity bills by 25 percent on average this summer for all residential customers.   Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan consisting of the 25 percent reduction includes the 8 ...

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Premier’s Statement on Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan

Mar 2, 2017 @ 20:39 Premier Kathleen Wynne made the following statement today to announce Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan:* “We’re here today to talk about the high cost of electricity in Ontario: how it got to this point, how it must be fixed and how exactly we’re going to put that fix in place. For too long, governments — my ...

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System Restructuring Delivers Lasting Relief to Households Across Province – Cutting Electricity Bills by 25 Percent

Mar 2, 2017 @ 19:10 Ontario is lowering electricity bills by 25 percent on average for all residential customers as part of a significant system restructuring that will address long-standing policy challenges and ensure greater fairness. Starting this summer, Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan would provide households with this 25 percent break. Many small businesses and farms would also benefit from ...

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Essar Steel Algoma Announces Mediation Scheduled

Mar 2, 2017 @ 07:18 Essar Steel Algoma Inc. advised today March 1, 2017 that at the request of the Honourable Mr. Warren Winkler, the mediator appointed by Justice Newbould of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the company has not requested a No Board Report.  Mr. Winkler has scheduled dates later this month for mediation amongst the parties, specifically the company, the ...

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Thursday Morning News – March 2

Mar 2, 2017 @ 06:34 Weather – Sunny this morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of flurries late this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High minus 11. Wind chill minus 27 this morning. Roads – 101 Highway 651 to Wawa bare and dry road with bare and wet road, partly snow ...

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USW Local Union 2251 Members Vote 98% in favour of Strike Mandate

On February 23rd, 2017, the membership of USW Local Union 2251were presented with a synopsis of what has transpired between the Negotiating Committee, a bidder and the employer. The Membership of United Steelworkers Local Union 2251 voted to give a Strike Mandate to the Negotiating Committee from 5:00 am until 8:30 pm today at the Marconi Hall. The members’ have ...

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WFD Called to Possible Fire on Hwy 17N this morning

Early this morning the Wawa Fire Department was called to a transport trailer about 15 kilometres north of Wawa on Highway 17. The transport driver had removed the tractor from the trailer as a precaution, and the smell of burnt brakes was heavy in the air. There was no fire though.  OPP remained at the scene, providing traffic control.

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Northern Credit Union – Wawa Branch holds Annual Branch Meeting

Mar 1, 2017 @ 13:38 Monday evening, February 27, 2017, the Northern Credit Union – Wawa Branch held its Annual Branch Meeting. Delegate Board Chair Ulo Pihelgas was the chair for the meeting, and welcomed all; Branch Manager Liz Talian-Clarke and her staff. Fourteen branch members attended the meeting, The minutes for the last Annual Branch Meeting were accepted with a ...

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