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St. Joseph French Immersion Catholic School Board to be renamed for September 1st

The Board of Trustees of the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB) has approved a name change for its school in Wawa. As of September 1, 2021, St. Joseph French Immersion Catholic School will be known as St. Augustine French Immersion Catholic Elementary School. “Thanks to feedback from the school community, we realized that renaming the school would be a ...

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Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on April 20, 2021

On this difficult stretch through the COVID-19 crisis, we can gain strength from good news and focussing on the things we’re grateful for. Over the course of National Volunteer Week, I have been reflecting on the many ways Canadians are helping to support their community. In Saskatchewan, the Regina Community Fridge is aimed at supporting neighbours, by providing free, fresh ...

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Romance Scams

The Competition Bureau of Canada has published the The Little Black Book of Scams 2nd Edition and it is available online at https://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/eic/site/cb-bc.nsf/eng/04333.htm. The information is invaluable and should be of interest to virtually everyone.  Over the next few months we will be publishing the information from the The Little Black Book of Scams 2nd Edition, one scam at a ...

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Fraudes Relatives aux services de recontre

Le Bureau du Canada à publier « The Little Black Book of Scams » 2nd edition et est maintenant disponible en ligne à https://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/eic/site/cb-bc.nsf/eng/04333.htm. L’information est très importante et devrait attirer l’intérêt de tous le monde. Dans les prochains mois ils y auras autres publications de escroqueries (une par semaine).  L’information sera retrouver dans le livre « The Little Black ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – Fourth Sunday of Easter

Although we cannot meet for Worship together you may like to read the Scriptures for 25 April  2021 – Fourth Sunday of Easter Acts 4: 5-12         Peter testifies before the high priests. Psalm 23              God is my shepherd. 1 John 3: 16-24     Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. John 10: 11-18       Jesus is ...

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5 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (#300 – #304)

Algoma Public Health (APH) is reporting 5 new cases of COVID-19, all from Sault Ste. Marie and area. Through contact tracing, APH notifies all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by APH you are not considered a close contact.   Details of the confirmed cases: Case Number Exposure Category Status Tested Case #300 Close contact Self-isolating April 19, 2021 ...

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SAH to receive patient transfers from outside Algoma

SAH has been notified by the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre and the Ontario Critical Care Command Centre to expect critical care patient transfers from across the Province. Our capacity has been expanded to support this work. At this time, SAH has a planned admission for a COVID-19 positive patient from the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). SAH expects to receive 1-2 ...

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Staffing Changes at Township of White River

Mayor and Council of the Township of White River would like to announce some staffing changes at the Municipality. Tina Forsyth has announced her resignation from the position of CAO at the Municipality. We would like to thank her for her many years of dedication to the community of White River and its clubs and committees. Tina gave her heart ...

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Missanabie Cree FN Joins with Three Allies to begin Logistic Planning for Agawa Canyon & Bear Trains

Today, Missanabie Cree First Nation, N1 Strategy Inc., a division of N1 Solutions Inc., and The Machine Shop are announcing the signing of a MOU and a partnership between the three allies. The announcement of this partnership comes with multiple opportunities and an enhanced plan to incorporate education, tourism, and the authentic Indigenous experience in Northern Ontario. Missanabie Cree First ...

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Tbaytel services fully restored after Rogers outage

Mobility service for Tbaytel customers has been fully restored after a nation-wide Rogers outage where customers were intermittently unable to place and receive wireless calls, SMS, and unable to use cellular data services due to a Rogers maintenance issue. Voice and data services were restored at 3 p.m. on Monday while text (SMS and MMS) services were gradually restored throughout ...

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3 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (#297-#299)

Algoma Public Health (APH) is reporting 3 new cases of COVID-19, 2 from Elliot Lake and area and 1 from Sault Ste. Marie and area. Through contact tracing, APH notifies all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by APH you are not considered a close contact.   Details of the confirmed cases: Case Number Exposure Category Status Tested Case ...

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Phase 2: COVID-19 Vaccine Eligible Groups – April 19th, 2021

Apr 19, 2021 at 17:30 Phase 2: COVID-19 Vaccine Eligible Groups The province has now entered Phase 2 of the vaccine roll-out plan. The following new groups are eligible to book an appointment in North Algoma: Organ transplant recipients (including patients waitlisted for a transplant) Hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients People with neurological diseases in which respiratory function may be ...

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Tbaytel services impacted by Rogers outage

Tbaytel customers are being impacted by a current nation-wide Rogers outage where customers are intermittently unable to place and receive wireless calls, SMS, and unable to use cellular data services. There is currently no ETA for when service will be restored. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Any customers experiencing issues with their Tbaytel mobility service outside of this ...

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A note to the community from the Wawa physicians

As you may be aware, since the departure of Drs. Robinson and Shaffaf, the local physician group will be down to four doctors (Drs. Cotterill, Oberai, Stamler and Switzer). Recruitment for replacement physicians is underway, but unfortunately, no replacements have yet been found. We hope to have locum physicians available to see patients of Drs. Robinson and Shaffaf and to ...

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A Statement from OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas

Cornwall. Peterborough. Guelph. Ottawa. Niagara. Peel. Toronto. And now police forces right across the province are refusing to make use of the new powers authorized by the Ontario government yesterday. And with good reason; randomly stopping citizens and ticketing those who don’t comply won’t stop the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures could lead to racialized, homeless and vulnerable communities already disproportionately ...

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