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L’Ontario souligne la quatrième Semaine annuelle de reconnaissance des traités

Greg Rickford, ministre des Affaires autochtones, a fait la déclaration suivante au sujet de la Semaine de reconnaissance des traités : « Cette semaine, l’Ontario souligne la quatrième Semaine annuelle de reconnaissance des traités en offrant aux gens l’occasion d’en apprendre davantage sur les traités en Ontario et sur leur place dans l’histoire et le patrimoine de la province. Notre gouvernement ...

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Ontario Marks Fourth Annual Treaties Recognition Week

Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs issued the following statement about Treaties Recognition Week: “This week Ontario is marking the fourth annual Treaties Recognition Week by supporting opportunities for people to learn more about treaties in Ontario, and their place in the province’s history and heritage. Our government is working with Indigenous and education partners to deliver treaty awareness events ...

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Ontario Marks Crime Prevention Week 2019

As Ontario marks Crime Prevention Week 2019, the government is reminding citizens about how they can help prevent crime, while also urging them to stay vigilant and be cautious of fraud. “While the police work hard to prevent crime and protect the people of Ontario each and every day, crime prevention does not rest on their shoulders alone. Everyone has ...

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Premier Ford – 39th annual Holocaust Education Week

Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, issued the following statement on the 39th annual Holocaust Education Week: “This week, we stand together with Jewish communities around the province and the world as we remember the millions of men, women and children who were murdered during one of the darkest chapters in human history. This is a horror that we can never ...

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CUPE Central Agreement Now Ratified

Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to the ratification of the central agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Council of Trustees’ Association (CTA): “I would like to congratulate CUPE and the CTA for the ratification of the 2019-22 central agreement. Our singular aim through this process was to keep students ...

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Snow squall watch

Snow squall watch in effect for: Pukaskwa Park – Wawa Lake Superior Park – Agawa Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay – Searchmont Snow squalls are expected to develop. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow, and snow will quickly accumulate. The snow squalls are forecast to begin overnight and then persist ...

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Information on nuclear power facilities, decommissioning regulations and spent nuclear fuel storage now accessible in new background report

At its September Executive Meeting, the International Joint Commission (IJC) approved release of an informational report, Nuclear Power Facilities in the Great Lakes Basin: Compendium of information related to the current status and decommissioning of Great Lakes nuclear power facilities to support the development of a Great Lakes Water Quality Board report. Thanks to industry and regulator cooperation, this Great ...

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This is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

Ontario’s Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management is encouraging families to install and test their carbon monoxide (CO) alarms as part of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2019. “In Ontario, you must have a working CO alarm adjacent to each sleeping area of the home if you have a fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage. It’s the ...

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SJD is the Place to be – Halloween!

Sir James Dunn Public School is very fortunate to have a group of dedicated teachers and students who like to make a difference in their school. Halloween Day was no exception. The Spirit Club student members – Jacob, Drayden, Holden, Ezekiel, and Gabriel along with teachers Mrs. McKenzie, Mrs. Farand and Ms. Portis worked very hard to organize the Annual ...

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Lake Superior Water Levels remain stable but still above average

Wet weather continued in October, causing Lake Superior water levels to remain relatively stable over the course of the month, while on average the water level declines 3 cm in October. The monthly mean level in October of 183.88 m is just 3 cm below the record set in 1985, and at the beginning of November, Lake Superior is tied ...

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ETFO members deliver overwhelming mandate for strike action if needed

Members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) have given their union a strong mandate for central strike action should it be needed during ETFO’s central bargaining negotiations: ETFO’s teacher and occasional teacher members voted 98% in favour of strike action; and ETFO’s education worker members voted 98% in favour of strike action. “Talks have stalled at ETFO’s central ...

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Don’t Forget – Turn Clocks Back Tonight

Clocks will fall back one hour at 2 am tonight, November 3 and the Wawa Volunteer Fire Department is recommending residents install new batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they change their clocks. “In order for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to do their job, they need to have working batteries,” explained Chef Sabourin. “Once a year, old ...

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Special Weather Statement – Pukaskwa Park to Searchmont

Special weather statement in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park Flurries continue early this morning. Additional snowfall amounts of 2 cm are possible early this morning. Flurries will taper of as the wind shifts to west later this morning. Driving conditions might be difficult due to reduced visibility. Special weather statement in effect for: Agawa – Lake Superior Park Searchmont – Montreal ...

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Les élèves de l’École secondaire Saint-Joseph rencontrent la député Carol Hughes

  Les élèves de 10e année du cours de Citoyenneté à l’école secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) ont eu l’occasion de rencontrer Mme Carol Hughes, députée d’Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, lors de la campagne électorale. Lors de son passage, Mme Hughes a partagé son cheminement professionnel avec les élèves et a parlé de l’impact positif qu’a l’éducation au sein de la communauté. Tout au long ...

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École secondaire Saint-Joseph students meet member of parliament Carol Hughes

  As part of their Citizenship Course, grade 10 students from École secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) had the opportunity to meet Carol Hughes, Federal Member of Parliament for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, during the recently-held election campaign. During her visit, Ms. Hughes shared her career path with students and talked about the positive impact education has on the community. Throughout her presentation, the member ...

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