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Shop, Taste, Experience Local and WIN

Buy Algoma, Buy Local wants you to jump in your car and hit The Local Food Trail- a self-guided local food adventure! With chances to win three grand prizes, this food adventure provides extra incentive to support local. From August 1st to September 30th, taste some incredible locally-inspired dishes, shop for local products, and learn from the locals at over ...

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United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

July 30th is the United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) wants to end human trafficking by breaking the silence. Learn about what human trafficking is and what it looks like in our community. Have the difficult conversations. Rise up. Break the silence. Human trafficking is a global issue, but one that is ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – July 29

It is the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost. Although we cannot meet for Worship together you may like to read the Scriptures for August 02, 2020. Genesis 32: 22-31 Jacob wrestles with God. Psalm 17: 1-7, 15 Guard me as the apple of your eye. Romans 9 1-5 I am speaking the truth in Christ. Matthew 14: 13-21 Feeding more than ...

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Sault College Cougars postpone Season to November

After a thorough assessment of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Sault College Athletics has decided to suspend its 2020/21 Men’s and Women’s American Collegiate Hockey Association hockey operations until November 2020. There will be a reassessment in October to determine if play could resume in January 2021. Unfortunately, our hockey programs face challenges similar to other leagues competing against teams from ...

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LETTER: In praise of that anti-rail report

Dear Brenda: I believe all Northern Ontarians owe a debt of gratitude to the publicly-funded Northern Policy Institute (NPI) for that report by a Manitoba academic undermining the case for passenger trains and praising intercity bus transportation as a northern travel alternative.  This landmark report clearly establishes some previously unrecognized points sure to warm the cockles of northern hearts, including: ...

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Affordability Fund Trust – May reduce your electricity bills

Algoma Power, a FortisOntario Company, is proudly delivering the Affordability Fund Trust (AFT) program to residential customers in their service territory, in the effort of reducing at home electricity bills. The program, funded by the Government of Ontario, provides households with access to energy saving measures completely free of charge. Customers who have already participated in the program have been ...

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Heat Warning – White River & Dubreuilville

Heat Warning in effect for: White River – Dubreuilville Heat event to begin Saturday and end by Monday. Temperatures at or exceeding heat warning criteria are expected Saturday and Sunday. Cooler conditions will arrive by Monday. Extreme heat affects everyone. The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising ...

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TBSO announces new Executive Director/General Manager

The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to announce the appointment of Ryleigh Dupuis as its new Executive Director/General Manager. Ryleigh returns to Thunder Bay after several years away. She brings with her extensive corporate management experience and a passion for working in the creative sector. Ryleigh worked as an HR Specialist turned Station Manager for WestJet where she moved ...

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More Bang for Your Bus

Governments do not have an unlimited pile of cash. This point often gets missed in the public debate about what government should, or should not, do. Passionate advocates for projects will simply argue that their program is worth it, or that it only costs so many cents per taxpayer. Politicians and public servants on the other hand, face the reality ...

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Revised School Year Calendar for 2020-2021 Approved by School Boards

Based on June 30, 2020 Ministry memo, boards were encouraged to start the school year by September 1, 2020 to maximize instructional time for students. Further, it advised that boards schedule three Professional Activity (PA) Days prior to the start of student instruction, to allow for some training that may be necessary to prepare for the reopening of schools. The ...

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Ontario Announces Five New Ontario Health Teams

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In support of the ongoing fight against COVID-19 and as part of the province’s plan to end hallway health care, the Ontario government is announcing five new Ontario Health Teams and is providing additional funding to better connect care. “Over the past several months, Ontario Health Teams have demonstrated remarkable responsiveness to the COVID-19 outbreak by simplifying the purchase of ...

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L’Ontario annonce cinq nouvelles équipes Santé Ontario

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Au soutien de la lutte constante contre la COVID-19 et dans le cadre du plan de la province pour éliminer les soins de santé de couloir, le gouvernement de l’Ontario annonce la création de cinq nouvelles équipes Santé Ontario et offre du financement supplémentaire afin de mieux coordonner les soins. « Au cours des derniers mois, les équipes Santé Ontario ont fait ...

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Doug Ford once again breaks Ontario’s environmental law

Ontario’s Auditor General has confirmed that Doug Ford ignored her warnings and broke Ontario’s environmental laws yet again, this time by ramming through major environmental changes without public consultation on its omnibus Bill 197.   After concerns raised by NDP Environment critic Ian Arthur, and in an interview with the National Observer, Bonnie Lysyk, Ontario’s Auditor General, confirmed that the government ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – July 22

Eighth  Sunday after Pentecost. Although we cannot meet for Worship together you may like to read the Scriptures for July 26, 2020. Genesis 29: 15-28            Jacob marries Leah and Rachel Psalm 105: 1-11, 45b      Make known what God has done. or Psalm 128                     It shall be well with you. Romans 8 : 26-39             The Spirit intercedes for us when we  ...

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Wawa Community Food Bank – Thanks for the assistance

The Wawa Community Food Bank wishes to thank the many individuals, organizations and businesses in our remarkably generous little town that have made donations during these past few months. Although warmer weather has arrived and life should be a bit easier for everyone after a long winter, we are still dealing with the pandemic and effects of COVID-19. As such, ...

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