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Northeast Fire Region Update – May 23

As of the early evening of May 23, there are no active wildland fires in the region. The fire hazard is low across the region, except for parts of the Far North which are showing a moderate hazard. Crews deployed to assist with flood response There are 17 members of the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services team currently deployed ...

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NORPRO Expands acquiring Unique Data Solutions and Lucidia Technologies

NORPRO Company is pleased to announce that it has acquired Unique Data Solutions & Lucidia Technologies, and that their services are now being provided under the NORPRO Company brand. “NORPRO started as a security and investigations firm, and we still specialize in those areas, but our clients began looking to us to solve other business problems for them, as well, ...

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Nettoyage du terrain de soccer

Les élèves de la 1re année à l’école Saint-Joseph (Wawa), avec l’appui de leur enseignant M. Brandon Vachon-Case, ont nettoyé le terrain de soccer la semaine dernière. Les élèves de la 7e et 8e année ont ensuite nettoyé le sable. Quelle belle initiative pour assurer la beauté de la cour d’école et prendre soin de l’environnement.

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Spring cleaning at École Saint-Joseph (Wawa)

Grade 1 students at École Saint-Joseph (Wawa), with the help of their teacher Mr. Brandon Vachon-Case, cleaned the school’s soccer field last week. The grade 7 and 8 students then proceeded to clean off all the sand on the field. The students did a great job maintaining their wonderful schoolyard while also taking care of the environment.

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Indigenous communities shut out from providing meaningful input into new curriculum

Sol Mamakwa, Ontario NDP critic for Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, said it’s shameful for the Ford Conservatives to rewrite the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit studies curriculum without adequately consulting Indigenous communities; and wrong for Doug Ford to make Indigenous education an optional elective.   On Tuesday, the Ford Conservatives announced the new curriculum for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit ...

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Doug Ford’s cuts take away $1,100 in services from every Ontarian

NDP Official Opposition Finance critic Sandy Shaw issued a statement following the Financial Accountability Officer’s latest Economic and Budget Outlook:   “Doug Ford is taking $1,100-worth of programs and services away from every person in Ontario. More than $6 billion in cuts in Ford’s first budget are still unspecified, which leaves Ontario families worried that the pain they’re feeling from cuts so ...

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Northeast Fire Region Update

As of the early evening of May 22, there are no active wildland fires in the region. The fire hazard is low to moderate across the region, except for parts of the Far North which are showing a high hazard. Crews deployed to assist with flood response There are 17 members of the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services team ...

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For the Health of It- Week 4

It’s hard to believe we are in the final week of the challenge. This week features the Poker Walk! The rules are below. Congrats to our winners from week 3: Paul Lesperance, Mary Lesperance, Jessica Aasmae, Rachel Robinson, Yes I Can, and Kathy Culhane. The challenges for week 4 are: Physical Activity: How many steps did you get each day this week? ...

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Parliamentary Assistants Consulting with Steel and Northern Stakeholders on Industrial Electricity Prices

Ontario’s government is working for the people by holding consultations to hear from businesses firsthand on industrial electricity pricing and programs. Ross Romano and Paul Calandra, Parliamentary Assistants to the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, met with steel and northern sector stakeholders in Sault Ste. Marie today. This session is one of several in-person consultations to be held ...

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Happenings at First United Church – May 22

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. Sun.    May  19   Rev. Eun-Joo Park from St. Andrews U.C. in S.S.M led Morning Worship.                              . Sat.     May    25    Prayer Shawl Ministry ...

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Statement by MPP Michael Mantha on Ontario investment in Manitoulin Aquaculture

Michael Mantha, MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin, is pleased to congratulate three Algoma-Manitoulin aquaculture businesses on receiving a recently announced financial investment from the Province of Ontario. Yesterday the Ontario Government announced that it is making significant investments in John O Foods of Sheshegwaning First Nation, Meeker Management Services of Evansville and Caselton Aquaculture of Manitowaning. All three companies operate aquaculture businesses ...

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Northeast Fire Region Update – May 19

Northeast Region As of the early evening of May 19, there are no active wildland fires in the region. The fire hazard is low to moderate across the region. Crews deployed to assist with flood response There are 48 members of the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services team currently deployed to assist with sandbagging efforts and the movement of ...

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The growing threat of climate change – Wawa is changing

Earlier this year Wawa-News published a letter of mine on the subject of pipelines, the economy and climate change. My letter was intended to make the case that as we try to create vibrant local, regional and national economies we cannot ignore the growing threat of climate change. I referred to declines in Lake Superior ice cover, even knowing that ...

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Ford’s cut to OHIP will ground dialysis patients

Doug Ford’s elimination of out-of-country OHIP coverage will make travel for Ontarians with kidney failure unaffordable, said NDP Health critic France Gélinas who called for the reversal of the cut.   Gélinas held a press conference at Queen’s Park on Thursday with Allison Knudsen and John Landreville, who live with kidney failure and need dialysis.   “Doug Ford will ground ...

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Men’s Night Golf

Men’s Night Golf is ready to begin. The first call in for Men’s Night will be Monday, May 20 at 8:00 a.m. Call the ProShop at 705-856-7409. Will also be announcing very shortly the opening date for the Club.

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