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Caribou Corner – What are Caribou?

Caribou are members of the deer family (Cervidae – from the Latin word for stag) along with moose, elk, and white-tailed deer of course.  There are also another 22 species native to North and South America, Europe and Asia.  The deer family are hoofed mammals with a rumen to help digest their vegetarian diet.  The rumen is the first of ...

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Update on Valard West-Tie Project COVID-19 outbreak

The Marathon Family Health Team and the North of Superior Healthcare Group are committed to keeping our communities updated regarding the Valard West-Tie Project COVID-19 outbreak to the best of our ability. According to the Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU), a total of 20 workers from the Valard Construction camp in Marathon have tested positive for COVID-19. More positive ...

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Have you seen Ronald Derasp?

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance to locate 42-year-old Ronald Derasp. He was last heard from this morning and police are concerned for his well-being.     He is described as 5’7 tall, approximately 255 pounds, with short blonde hair and a long beard with blue and purple in it. He was last seen wearing ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – January 20, Third Sunday After Epiphany

Although we cannot meet for Worship together you may like to read the Scriptures for  24 January 2021 Jonah 3: 1-5, 10            Jonah calls Nineveh to repent. Psalm 62: 5-12               Be still, my soul, and wait for God. 1 Corinthians 7: 29-31   The time is short for the present form of the world. Mark 1: 14-20                 Jesus calls Simon, Andrew, ...

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Can Northern Ontario become it’s own supply chain? Yes, in a Circular Economy

Economic recovery, future growth, job creation and sustainability were all topics that were discussed in the Northern Ontario Circular Economy Symposium that was hosted virtually on January 19.   The circular economy movement is one of the biggest ideas in sustainable thinking at the moment. Visualize an economy where we minimize waste and generate prosperity for future generations. Creating more ...

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APH reports region’s first COVID-19 related death

It is with great sadness that today we are reporting the region’s first death related to COVID-19. Out of respect for the family, no further information is being shared. “I am deeply saddened by this loss of life,” said Dr. Jennifer Loo, Medical Officer of Health for Algoma Public Health. “As a supportive and compassionate community, we extend our most ...

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Access to Care at the Lady Dunn Health Centre during State of Emergency

With the Ontario government declaring a state of emergency due to the increasing COVID-19 infections across the province, the Lady Dunn Health Centre continues to put the safety of our patients, residents, staff and community at the forefront.   During the stay-at-home order, health care services continue to be essential, and therefore we encourage any client needing emergency services to ...

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Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement Squad is Looking for Jonathon Morningstar

The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant as a result of his breach of statutory release. Jonathon Morningstar is described as an Indigenous male, 28 years of age, 5’11” (180cm), 228 lbs (105kgs) with brown hair and brown eyes. He has several tattoos including ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – Second Sunday after Epiphany

Although we cannot meet for Worship together you may like to read the Scriptures for 17 January 2021 1 Samuel 3: 1-10, (11-20)       God calls Samuel Psalm 139:1-6,13-`8              God has searched me & known me. 1 Corinthians 6:12-20            Your body is a temple of God’s Spirit. John 1:43-51                             Jesus calls Philip & Nathaniel. To Ponder: When have you ...

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Great Northern Retirement Home

Algoma Public Health has declared an outbreak at Great Northern Retirement Home (GNRH) in Sault Ste. Marie following confirmation of COVID-19 in one staff member. APH is working closely with GNRH’s care team to take further preventive actions to protect staff and residents. At this time, the staff member remains in isolation to prevent further transmission. Surveillance testing of GNRH ...

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6 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (#105 – #110)

Jan 7, 2021 at 19:24 Algoma Public Health is reporting 6 (six) new cases of COVID-19. All cases are from Sault Ste. Marie and area. Through contact tracing, Algoma Public Health notifies all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by Algoma Public Health, or affected by recent public exposure notifications posted by APH, you are not considered a ...

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10 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (#95 – #104) – Corrected

Jan 6, 2021 at 19:47 Through contact tracing, Algoma Public Health notifies all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by Algoma Public Health, or affected by recent public exposure notifications posted by APH, you are not considered a close contact. Additionally, anyone who travelled on flight Air Canada AC 8330 flight from Toronto to Sault Ste. Marie and ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – January 6 “Epiphany”

Although we cannot meet for Worship together you may like to read the Scriptures for 10 January 2021 Genesis 1:1-5          The first day of creation.. . Psalm  29                 God’s voice is heard over the water.. Acts 19: 1-7             Paul baptizes with the spirit. Mark 1: 4-11         Jesus is baptized by John. To Ponder:   Where was the most challenging place you ...

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APH – 2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (#93-#94)

Jan 5, 2021 at 19:30 Algoma Public Health is reporting 2 (two) new cases of COVID-19. Both cases are from Sault Ste. Marie and area. Through contact tracing, Algoma Public Health notifies all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by Algoma Public Health, or affected by recent public exposure notifications posted by APH, you are not considered a ...

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