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NDP MPP Sol Mamakwa’s statement on World Water Day

Kiiwetinoong MPP Sol Mamakwa, the NDP’s Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation critic said that today, on World Water Day, the Ford government must act so that Indigenous people can have the same access to safe drinking water as all Ontarians.     “Today is World Water Day.   The United Nations theme this year, is ‘Leaving no one behind.’   When ...

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Letter – Take it out of the Bag

Thank you to the ‘knucklehead(s)” who threw out fish guts or whatever over the hill where we walk our dogs (snow dump). Fine; ashes to ashes and give the coyotes and ravens a chance to survive — but please, not so close to home and worse — take it out of the plastic bag! My curious dog, searching in overdrive ...

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Mixed Curling Standings – March 22

The Regular Season has been completed. The Quarter Finals begin March 28th. Good luck to all teams.   Team Rank Wins G.P. TERRIS, Tom 1 13 15 BUCKELL, Chris 2 10 15 McCOY, Joe 2 10 15 LESCHISHIN, Mark 4 8 15 SPENCER, Diane 5 7 15 KLOCKARS, Anna-Lise 6 5 13 HOFFMANN, Jim 6 5 15 HALL, Dave 8 ...

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Déclaration de député Michael Mantha pour la Journée internationale de la Francophonie

« Vivre dans un pays où il y a deux langues officielles est une raison d’être fier pour plusieurs qui vivent à Algoma-Manitoulin. Cela est constamment démontré par les nombreux individus, familles, communautés, organisations et entreprises francophone et francophile à travers la circonscription, » député Michael Mantha a déclaré. « Pour toutes ces raisons et de nombreuses autres, je veux souhaiter une bonne ...

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Statement from MPP Michael Mantha on International Francophonie Day

“Living in a country with two official languages is a reason to be proud for many living across Algoma-Manitoulin. This is continuously demonstrated by the many Francophone and Francophile individuals, families, communities, organizations and businesses throughout the riding,” stated MPP Michael Mantha. “For these reasons, and many others, I would like to wish everyone a happy International Francophonie Day; which ...

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AMBER ALERT – York Regional Police Seeking Assistance – CANCELLED

Mar 19, 2019 @ 18:36 CHILD FOUND: We have located 5-year-old Jannah Jaffri in good health. Her father has been taken into custody. Investigation is ongoing. Thank you to our community for your assistance in bringing Jannah home safely.     Mar 19, 2019 @ 17:46 York Regional Police is seeking public assistance to locate five-year-old Jannah JAFFRI who police ...

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You Can Still Register for the Wawa Ladies Curling Bonspiel!

The bonspiel will be held March 29 – 31, 2019. The cost is $220.00 per team and includes a delicious meal and live entertainment.  The theme this year is Game Night. To register or for more information, please contact Amanda Huff at (705) 856-1384 or cell (705) 971-4256 or Denise Bussineau at (705) 856-7237.

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Former SE OPP Sergeant becomes Staff Sergeant for East Algoma OPP

  Inspector Tyler Sturgeon, Detachment Commander for the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is pleased to announce the addition of Staff Sergeant Rob Walsh to the management team.   Staff Sergeant Walsh joined the OPP in 2007 as a Provincial Constable and was posted to the Huron County Detachment, West Region. In 2017 he was promoted to the rank ...

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Men’s Curling Standings – March 19

Team Rank Wins GP FAHRER, Tom 1 12 17 McCOY, Joe 1 12 17 TERRIS, Tom 2 10 16 LESCHISHIN, Mark 4 9 17 ECOLE ST. JOSEPH 5 8 17 MOORE, Bruce 6 7 17 MITRIKAS, Eric 7 5 17 DERESKI, Louis 8 4 16 GAMES SCHEDULE – March 25, 2019 Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4 Terris ...

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Wawa’s Adult Learning Centre Launches new Basic Word Course for April

In April, we will change our course times to accommodate working people wishing to learn the basics of Microsoft Word. Beginning Tuesday, April 2, Basics of Microsoft Word will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:30 p.m. We will explore the ribbon and toolbars, and learn how to create, open, navigate, close and save documents in Word. We will practice ...

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École Saint-Joseph (Wawa) stands out in Legion poster contest

Several students from École Saint-Joseph in Wawa took part in this year’s poster competition held by the local Legion. With the help of teachers Ms. Josée Gauthier and Ms. Annette Lytwenko, students created posters in colour and in black and white. Of the 18 winners selected by the Legion, 12 of them are École Saint-Joseph students. Here is a list ...

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News from the Park – Constituency Clinics are Important

As I write this column I find myself concluding another week of constituency clinics covering numerous northern communities in the riding. MPPs are back to the Legislature on Monday. I take pride in being able to say that my face is no stranger to virtually any community in Algoma-Manitoulin. There is no doubt in my mind that constituency clinics play ...

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