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Province passes new budget – “Stronger, Healthier Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017”

Ontario has passed the Stronger, Healthier Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017, which includes significant investments in health care and education, including free prescription medications for everyone aged 24 and under through OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare, starting in January 2018. The 2017 Budget will help strengthen Ontario’s economy by investing in people, communities and businesses across the province. The government ...

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Red Pine adds Second Drill to Drilling Program

May 18, 2017 @ 08:18 Red Pine Exploration Inc. has expanded the current 20,000 metre drill program by adding another drill to carry out an additional 10,000 metres. One of the drills currently on site is attempting to expand the existing inferred gold resource while the other will potentially connect other zones of gold mineralization (the Wawa Gold Corridor) recently ...

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Happenings at First United Church – May 18

The Congregation welcomes everyone to worship at First United Church. Services are held on Sunday at 11:a.m. If anyone has a question or concern please leave a message on the answering machine at the Church 705-856-2926.   Thurs. May 25 – Worship Committee – 9:30 a.m. Sat. June 03 – Prayer Shawl Ministry – 3 p.m. Mon. June 05 – ...

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EC – Freezing Rain Warning

5:17 AM EDT Thursday 18 May 2017 Freezing rain warning in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville Freezing rain is expected or occurring. Freezing rain is expected to develop late this morning or this afternoon. Freezing rain will last for a few hours before changing to snow late this afternoon or early this evening. Ice pellets ...

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Miller and Fedeli Seek Real Northern Development and Mines Budget Numbers

May 10, 2017 @ 12:19 MPPs Norm Miller and Vic Fedeli challenged Northern Development and Mines Minister Bill Mauro to show them the books to prove that the Ministry’s budget has not been cut. “The facts are clear: page 241 of the Budget shows the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines has slashed $70 million from their budget,” said Nipissing ...

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Viking Voices – Badminton, Soccer & You the Soo

May 10, 2017 @ 09:36 MHS is proud to have had Kathleen Johnson and Megan Byrnes representing true Viking form at the Ontario Federation of Secondary School Athletics Association (OFSSAA) competing in girls’ doubles badminton. They proceeded to the B event where they lost in consolation but they managed to make a good game out of the competition against the ...

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Ontario Passes Legislation to provide more protection and clarity with The Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law Amendment Act

May 10, 2017 @ 09:27 On May 9th, Ontario passed legislation that will provide more protection and greater clarity for patients, their families, health care providers and health care institutions. Federal legislation, which came into force in June 2016, sets out the parameters for how medical assistance in dying can be provided. Ontario’s Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law Amendment ...

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Northern Ontario Party Presents their Party Platform

May 10, 2017 @ 09:06 The Northern Ontario Party is happy to announce that our platform which came out of the desire of our members to create a strong, independent, and prosperous Northern Ontario for all northerners. After a members’ vote and some polishing by our executive board, we are excited to present to the public, what the Northern Ontario ...

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Province Introduces a Balanced Budget for a Stronger, Healthier Ontario

Apr 27, 2017 @ 19:28 Today, Finance Minister Charles Sousa released the 2017 Ontario Budget: A Stronger, Healthier Ontario, which includes significant investments in health care and education. Ontario’s first balanced budget since the global recession — thanks to a strong economy and responsible fiscal management — introduces free prescription drug coverage for everyone aged 24 and under, makes important investments ...

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Victim identified in Fatal Collision

  Apr 20, 2017 @ 13:56 On April 13, 2017 at approximately 4:40 am members of the Superior East Wawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Wawa Volunteer Fire Department were called to the scene of a single motor vehicle collision that occurred on Highway 17, seven kilometers south of Highway 519 (Dubreuilville turnoff). ...

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De jeunes maîtres d’échecs se réuniront à Wawa pour le Tournoi d’échecs Franco-Nord-Ouest

  Apr 20, 2017 @ 09:30 Le jeudi 27 avril, quelque 130 jeunes maîtres d’échecs se réuniront à Wawa afin de participer au quatrième Tournoi d’échecs Franco-Nord-Ouest. Présentée par l’école Saint-Joseph de Wawa, cette compétition réunira des élèves francophones provenant des écoles catholiques et publiques suivantes : Saint-Joseph et l’Escalade (Wawa), St-Joseph et É.s. l’Orée des bois (Dubreuilville), Sacré-Cœur (Chapleau) et ...

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Young chess masters gather in Wawa to compete in the Franco-Nord-Ouest Chess Tournament

Apr 20, 2017 @ 09:24 Some 130 young chess masters will meet in Wawa on Thursday, April 27, for the fourth Franco-Nord-Ouest Chess Tournament. The competition, hosted by Wawa’s École Saint-Joseph, will attract francophone students from the following Northwestern Ontario French Catholic and Public schools: École Saint-Joseph and École l’Escalade (Wawa), École St-Joseph and É.s. l’Orée des Bois (Dubreuilville), École ...

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Graphic Design Graduates invite you to experience their Innerverse

It is with great excitement that we announce that on April 21st, 2017, the Sault College Graphic Design program will be hosting their annual graduate exhibition. This year’s exhibition is entitled “Innerverse” and will be held from 4:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Odeno at Sault College. This event is designed and hosted every year by the graduating class. This year’s ...

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Omnibus Budget Bill Misses the Mark

A measure that was briefly mentioned in last month’s budget bill is going to take a big bite out of Canadian’s wallets when the government hikes fees for federal services like campgrounds, passports, and fishing licenses. Those are just a part of the government’s new omnibus budget bill that will change almost 30 pieces of legislation at a rapid pace. ...

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Le projet de loi budgétaire omnibus : raté

Apr 19, 2017 @ 22:51 Une mesure mentionnée brièvement dans le projet de loi budgétaire du mois dernier viendra piger dans le portefeuille des Canadiens lorsque le gouvernement augmentera les frais des services fédéraux comme les terrains de camping, les passeports et les permis de pêche. Il ne s’agit là que d’une partie du nouveau projet de loi budgétaire omnibus ...

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