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Northeast Forest Fire Update – April 2

There were no new fires discovered by early afternoon on April 2. There are no active fires in the Northeast. For up to date forest fire hazard conditions in your area, see the interactive fire map at Ontario.ca/forestfire A RESTRICTED FIRE ZONE WILL BE IN EFFECT for all zones in the fire region of Ontario. In order to ensure public ...

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Ontario Increasing Mental Health Support During COVID-19

Ontario government is making it easier for everyone, especially those on the front lines, to reach out for mental health support during the COVID-19 outbreak. To improve access, the province is providing emergency funding of up to $12 million to immediately expand online and virtual mental health supports and $2.6 million to hire new psychologists and other mental health workers ...

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Make More, Spend Less – Living in Northern Ontario a Tale of 10 cities

Is urban living more affordable in Northern Ontario than the south? Higher costs of food, electricity, and gasoline are routinely pointed to as factors that make Ontario’s northern regions less affordable, but evidence shows that the North is, in fact, less expensive! A Tale of Ten Cities: Comparing Key Costs for a Family of Four in Urban Areas of Northern ...

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Ontario Strengthening Victim Services in Response to COVID-19

Attorney General Doug Downey today announced emergency action to support victims of crime and protect front-line staff who continue to uphold the administration of justice in response to COVID-19. The government of Ontario is providing an emergency payment of more than $2.7 million to support services for victims of domestic violence and other violent crimes during the COVID-19 crisis. “Staying ...

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Forest Fire Update: April 1

There were no new fires discovered by early-afternoon on April 1st. There are no active fires in the Northeast. For up to date forest fire hazard conditions in your area, see the interactive fire map at Ontario.ca/forestfire<file:///C:/Users/McCoolSh/Downloads/Ontario.ca/forestfires>. Report forest fires April 1st marks the first day of the 2020 fire season. Although some areas of the province are still snow ...

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Canada Emergency Response Benefit to Launch on April 6

The Government of Canada is continuing to take strong, immediate and effective action to support Canadians impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, along with the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, President of the Treasury Board, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, announced that Canadians ...

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Dolly Parton to Read from Imagination Library Tonight

Dolly Parton will be reading selections of books from her Imagination Library. The readings will begin at 7 p.m. EST featuring a new book for the next ten weeks. You can see them on her Facebook site or on YouTube. Some of the books to be featured during “Goodnight with Dolly” include “There’s a Hole in the Log on the ...

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Les personnes de plus de 70 ans devraient s’isoler – Déclaration du médecin hygiéniste en chef

Aujourd’hui, le Dr David Williams, médecin hygiéniste en chef, a émis la déclaration suivante concernant la COVID-19 : « Le gouvernement de l’Ontario continue de prendre des mesures fermes face au nouveau coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) afin d’aider à contenir sa propagation et à protéger le public. Ces mesures sont sans précédent et je sais que vous êtes nombreux à déployer des efforts acharnés pour ...

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Wawa Community Food Bank to open Friday

Thanks to a donation of perishable food from Harvest Algoma in Sault Ste. Marie, we will be open on Friday, April 3rd from 2-4 pm. Clients will be directed to enter via the main door one at a time, wash their hands, and keep a 2 metre distance from each other and our volunteers. For those that did not register ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – April 1

The Easter Cross of Lights will again be placed above the front door of our Church.  If you wish to purchase a bulb in memory of someone the cost is $5.00 a bulb.  Please contact Maria Reid @ 705-856-2861.  The Cross will be lit on Palm Sunday. The U.C.W. requests that ALL items for the next Thrift Shop be saved ...

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Algoma District School Board “Access to Technology Survey”

The Algoma District School Board advises parents that on March 31st, 2020, the Premier and Minister of Education announced that schools will remain closed until at least May 4th. Additional resources will be made available for the Ministry’s Phase 2 of “Learn At Home,” and the Ministry will be providing School Boards with further direction around expectations for learning. Based ...

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Public Required to Identify Themselves if Charged with Breaching an Emergency Order During the COVID-19 Outbreak

People who are being charged with an offence under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) will be required to identify themselves if asked by a provincial offences officer, which includes police officers, First Nations constables, special constables and municipal by-law enforcement officers. This temporary power was approved by the Ontario government today through an emergency order to better ...

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Ontario Extends School and Child Care Closures to Fight Spread of COVID-19

Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario government announced that schools and child care centres will remain closed to protect the health and safety of students and staff. This extension is being made on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health. Today’s announcement was made by Premier Doug Ford, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, Ross Romano, ...

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Municipality offers short-term Financial Relief for local taxpayers

The Municipality of Wawa has implemented the following temporary changes to property tax and water/sewer billings in an effort to provide local taxpayers with short-term financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic effective immediately; Property tax interest and penalty charges will be waived until June 30, 2020, for the next property tax installment which is due on April 30, 2020. Pre- ...

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