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Premier Ford on Remembrance Day

Today, Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, issued the following statement on Remembrance Day: “Today, we pause for a moment of silence to pay tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our democracy, rights and freedoms. As Ontarians and Canadians, Remembrance Day holds special meaning for each and every one of us. For some, ...

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3rd Annual Lori Johnson Memorial Hockey Tournament

The Wawa Women’s Hockey Association is gearing up for the 3rd Annual Lori Johnson Memorial Hockey Tournament. The action takes place at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Center beginning at 7PM Friday 15 November, 2019. There are 17 games scheduled throughout the weekend with the championship set for Sunday at noon. The annual event had been renamed in honour of Lori ...

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SJD Newsflash – For the Love of Science

Students at SJD are never surprised when the Principal,  Dr. Poldmaa, visits their classroom. He is always eager to share what he knows  – especially if it involves Science. On a recent visit to the Grade 1/2 classroom, Dr. Poldmaa found out that the students were learning about Energy in their lives. The students talked about the sun, the wind, ...

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Ontario Helping Veterans and their Families Start New Careers

Ontario’s Government is piloting an innovative project to help members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) transition to civilian life. The pilot, known as Elevate Plus – Military, will teach former CAF personnel soft skills like conflict resolution, in addition to technical skills. It will also provide paid job placements. “Armed Forces members generally exit the service at an age ...

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La Société d’aide au développement des collectivités Supérieur Est fête ses 30 ans!

  La Société d’aide au développement des collectivités Supérieur Esta eu 30 ans en septembre 2019.  L’organisme est une société sans but lucratif qui offre des services de prêts ainsi que des services-conseil aux entrepreneurs ainsi que des services en développement économique régional dans la région Supérieur Est. Depuis sa création, la SADC Supérieur Est a reçu 5,5 millions de ...

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Superior East Community Futures Development Corporation Turns 30!

  The Superior East Community Futures Development Corporation turned 30 years old in September 2019.  The organization is a non-profit corporation providing small business loans and counselling as well as regional economic development services within the Superior East Region. Since inception Superior East received $5.5 million in investment funds to provide loans within this region.  Superior East has used this ...

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Grade 7/8 Girls at SJD make a SPASH at STEM Challenge!

  A group of Grade 7-8 girls from SJD were down in Sault Ste. Marie on Tuesday, November 5th to represent Sir James Dunn at the Ontario Skills STEM Cardboard Boat Challenge. The teams had to submit a blueprint for their boat design and then they were giving cardboard and duct tape and two hours to construct their boat. The ...

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Wawa Students participate in OFSAA XC

  On November 2nd, 2019, seven Wawa students participated in OFSAA cross-country provincial championship.  OFSAA is one the biggest X-country meets in the world with over 1500 runners competing in the event.  This year the race took place in Sudbury under some grueling conditions. The Wawa X-country Running Team is a mix of student athletes from both Michipicoten High School ...

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Ontario Unveils Design for Afghanistan War Memorial

  Today, the Ontario government unveiled the design for the Memorial to Honour Canadian Heroes of the War in Afghanistan, a monument to honour the veterans and the fallen members of the Canadian Armed Forces who served in Afghanistan. “During the war in Afghanistan, more than 40,000 Canadian soldiers fought with courage and honour to defend our values and keep ...

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Statement by Minister Rickford on Aboriginal Veterans Day

Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs issued the following statement on Aboriginal Veterans Day: “Lest we forget, each year the Ontario government recognizes the long and proud history of First Nations, Métis and Inuit contributions to the military history of Canada. Ever since distinguishing themselves fighting alongside British soldiers in the War of 1812, Indigenous people have demonstrated their ...

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Winter Weather Travel Advisory

3:43 PM EST Friday 08 November 2019 Weather advisory in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville Agawa – Lake Superior Park Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island Winter Weather Travel Advisory in effect from this evening into Saturday morning. Flurries and possible snow squalls are expected to develop off Lake Superior early this evening and ...

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Ford wrong to rip therapy away from survivors

Jill Andrew, Ontario NDP critic for Women’s Issues, called on the Ford government Thursday in question period to reverse cruel cuts to funding that helps survivors of crimes access therapy. Andrews’ call comes after some survivors of crimes, including survivor of historical sexual abuse Kelly Grenier, revealed that the Ford government abruptly cut off their therapy and other awarded services ...

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“The Stories the Wind Carries”

An interprovincial project between Wawa, Michipicoten First Nation, Pikangikum First Nation, Wolfe Island, and Toronto November 10 to November 17, 2019 Jamii, an arts organization based in Toronto, is connecting people and theirs stories throughout the province! In the upcoming months, the Jamii team will be visiting Wawa and Michipicoten First Nation, Wolfe Island and Pikangikum First Nation to invite ...

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Les élèves de Saint-Joseph appuient la banque alimentaire

  Sous le slogan «Ensemble, nous pouvons éliminer LA FAIM», les élèves de la 9e à la 12a année à l’école secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) ont fait preuve de générosité. Grâce à la motivation et aux encouragements de leur enseignante, Mme Stephanie McGregor, les élèves ont amassé des denrées non périssables ainsi que des dons monétaires pour la Wawa Community Food ...

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