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Forest Fire Update: April 1

There were no new fires discovered by early-afternoon on April 1st. There are no active fires in the Northeast. For up to date forest fire hazard conditions in your area, see the interactive fire map at Ontario.ca/forestfire<file:///C:/Users/McCoolSh/Downloads/Ontario.ca/forestfires>. Report forest fires April 1st marks the first day of the 2020 fire season. Although some areas of the province are still snow ...

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Canada Emergency Response Benefit to Launch on April 6

The Government of Canada is continuing to take strong, immediate and effective action to support Canadians impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, along with the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, President of the Treasury Board, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, announced that Canadians ...

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Dolly Parton to Read from Imagination Library Tonight

Dolly Parton will be reading selections of books from her Imagination Library. The readings will begin at 7 p.m. EST featuring a new book for the next ten weeks. You can see them on her Facebook site or on YouTube. Some of the books to be featured during “Goodnight with Dolly” include “There’s a Hole in the Log on the ...

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Les personnes de plus de 70 ans devraient s’isoler – Déclaration du médecin hygiéniste en chef

Aujourd’hui, le Dr David Williams, médecin hygiéniste en chef, a émis la déclaration suivante concernant la COVID-19 : « Le gouvernement de l’Ontario continue de prendre des mesures fermes face au nouveau coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) afin d’aider à contenir sa propagation et à protéger le public. Ces mesures sont sans précédent et je sais que vous êtes nombreux à déployer des efforts acharnés pour ...

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Wawa Community Food Bank to open Friday

Thanks to a donation of perishable food from Harvest Algoma in Sault Ste. Marie, we will be open on Friday, April 3rd from 2-4 pm. Clients will be directed to enter via the main door one at a time, wash their hands, and keep a 2 metre distance from each other and our volunteers. For those that did not register ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – April 1

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 cost is $5.00 a bulb.  Please contact Maria Reid @ 705-856-2861.  The Cross will be lit on Palm Sunday. The U.C.W. requests that ALL items for the next Thrift Shop be saved ...

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Algoma District School Board “Access to Technology Survey”

The Algoma District School Board advises parents that on March 31st, 2020, the Premier and Minister of Education announced that schools will remain closed until at least May 4th. Additional resources will be made available for the Ministry’s Phase 2 of “Learn At Home,” and the Ministry will be providing School Boards with further direction around expectations for learning. Based ...

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Public Required to Identify Themselves if Charged with Breaching an Emergency Order During the COVID-19 Outbreak

People who are being charged with an offence under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) will be required to identify themselves if asked by a provincial offences officer, which includes police officers, First Nations constables, special constables and municipal by-law enforcement officers. This temporary power was approved by the Ontario government today through an emergency order to better ...

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Ontario Extends School and Child Care Closures to Fight Spread of COVID-19

Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario government announced that schools and child care centres will remain closed to protect the health and safety of students and staff. This extension is being made on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health. Today’s announcement was made by Premier Doug Ford, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, Ross Romano, ...

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Municipality offers short-term Financial Relief for local taxpayers

The Municipality of Wawa has implemented the following temporary changes to property tax and water/sewer billings in an effort to provide local taxpayers with short-term financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic effective immediately; Property tax interest and penalty charges will be waived until June 30, 2020, for the next property tax installment which is due on April 30, 2020. Pre- ...

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Statement from the Chief Medical Officer of Health

Today, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, issued the following statement in response to COVID-19: “The Government of Ontario continues to take decisive action to respond to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to help contain its spread and to protect the public. This has involved some unprecedented measures, and I know many of you continue to undertake great ...

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Ontario Enabling Students to Complete the Academic Year, Offering Loan Payment Deferrals and Financial Support for Institutions

The government of Ontario is easing the financial burden on students and making sure they can complete their studies during the COVID-19 outbreak by temporarily deferring payments for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) loans and making online learning supports, including year-end exams, available to postsecondary institutions. “During this unprecedented period, it is important to help students and current borrowers, so ...

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Red Pine Provides Update on its Activities in Response to COVID-19

Red Pine Exploration Inc. announces that, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has suspended its drilling activities at its Wawa Gold Project located 2 km southeast of Wawa, Ontario. To date, there are no reported, suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Red Pine and the Company has put in place protocols to protect the public and all of ...

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Ontario Extends Emergency Declaration to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the Government of Ontario has extended the Declaration of Emergency and associated emergency measures, including the closure of non-essential workplaces and restrictions on social gatherings. In addition, Ontario is issuing a new emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to close all outdoor recreational ...

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