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Premier must step in to help families in Neskantaga under state of emergency

Kiiwetinoong MPP Sol Mamakwa, the NDP’s Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation critic, is calling on the Ford government to take action to help the people of Neskantaga First Nation following the federal government’s refusal to evacuate families facing contaminated water flowing through their taps, after the community’s water pump and back up water pumps broke down.   “It is appalling that ...

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Letter – Wawa has joined the throw away world

Dear Brenda, For the third time in 10 days, I’ve heard this story There a rooster on the loose at SPG, There’s a rooster half-starved and on the loose out by the greenhouses I caught a starving rooster out by the dump can you take it. So what gives Wawa? You all get on the “organic is better” bandwagon. Order ...

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Youth Enterprise Camp

  For a thirteenth consecutive summer, business-minded youth had their place to shine.  The Youth Enterprise Camp was run in Wawa from August 12th to 16th, 2019 at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre. The camp introduces youth ages 9-13 to the values, attitudes, qualities and skills needed to be successful in today’s economy. High-energy games, activities and workshops challenge every participant ...

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Camp entreprise jeunesse

  Pour un treizième été consécutif, les jeunes qui ont le sens des affaires avaient leur place pour briller. Le camp entreprise jeunesse s’est tenu à Wawa du 12 au 16 août 2019 au Centre communautaire Michipicoten. Le camp présente aux jeunes âgés de 9 à 13 ans les valeurs, les attitudes, les qualités et les compétences nécessaires pour réussir dans ...

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Statement by Premier Doug Ford on the 18th Anniversary of 9/11

Today, Premier Doug Ford released the following statement in commemoration of the 18th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks: “On this day, we honour the memory of the 3,000 innocent victims — including 24 Canadians — who lost their lives to terror on September 11, 2001. In addition to those Canadians lost in the attacks themselves, more than 150 ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – September 11

The congregation welcomes everyone to Worship at First United Church.  Services are held on Sunday at 11:00 a.m.  If anyone has a question or concern please leave a message on the answering machine at the Church 705-856-2926. Thurs. Sept. 12        Worship Committee – 2:00 p.m. Sun.    Sept. 15        Official Board Meeting Thurs. Oct. 17 – 21   Thrift Shop (Sorting takes place ...

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World Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide is a global social issue, impacting incredible amounts of people and communities throughout the world. Over 4,000 Canadians die by suicide each year, and 800,000 worldwide. That is someone every 40 seconds. It is a devastating reality that countless people are affected by daily. World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10. The theme “Working Together to Prevent Suicide” continues ...

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Ladies Night Golf – September 4

63 Golfers 1st Flight Winner – Toni Rutland, Guylaine Domich, Charlee Simon  39 2nd Flight Winner – Chantel Cousineau, Colette DeChamplain, Veronique Rouleau 46 3rd Flight Winner – Linda Guindon, Paula Valois, Louise Moran  47 4th Flight Winner – Kathy Turyk, Karen Tait, Wendy Bonitzke 50 5th Flight Winner – Cheryl Tremblay, Sandra Case   54 Special Event Winners and Draws ...

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Men’s Night Golf – September 5

105 Players 1st FLIGHT: Paul Bastien, Nick Begin, Mike Belanger – 4 under par 32 2nd FLIGHT: Jean DesGagne, Jim Ollynick, Luc Belanger – 2 under par 34 3rdFLIGHT: Nick farand, Kyle Wood, Mike Lavergne -1 under par 35 4th FLIGHT: Joe McCoy, Glen Williams, Gary Mercier – Even par 36 5th FLIGHT: Jesse Johnson, Jose Plante, Jules Anglehart – ...

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Wildfires are changing – New satellite will help monitor wildfires from space

Currently, in Canada, wildfires are managed using an approach known as ‘initial attack’, in which fires are detected early and fought quickly and aggressively with the objective of full suppression.   Though ‘initial attack’ is effective, firefighting crews can easily be overwhelmed if there is a large number of new fires. If crews cannot keep up, some of the fires ...

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Statement from the Minister of Education: Ontario’s First Day of School

The Honourable Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education issued the following statement about Ontario’s first day of school: “Today is the first day of school. It’s a tremendously exciting time for parents, educators, and students all across the province of Ontario. As Education Minister, one of my most important responsibilities is to make sure that the students of today get the ...

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Statement from Minister Lecce as Education Labour Collective Agreements Expire

Yesterday, August 31st, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to the expiration of collective agreements between school boards and education labour partners: “Parents deserve predictability. They deserve to have peace of mind over the coming year. I stand with them and will be focused on delivering a deal that protects their children’s future, invests in ...

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