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This is International AMBER Alert Awareness Day

January 13th marks International AMBER Alert Awareness Day, honoring the memory of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman who was abducted and murdered in Arlington, Texas on January 13, 1996. The AMBER Alert program is being used in Canada, the United States of America and many other countries around the world. In Ontario, eight AMBER Alerts were activated in 2019. That included 12 abducted ...

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2020 Big Wish Lottery Winners!

The 2020 Big Wish Lottery (License No. 11332) winners were drawn Jan. 11, 2020 at 5 p.m. in the Station Mall Centre Court. $100,000 cash winner: Ticket #03839 – Kyle Brazao $2,000 cash winners: Ticket #04094 – F. Bock Ticket #02197 – Kathren Maahs Ticket #00090 – Anthony Valade Ticket #08564 – Carol Macintosh Ticket #09810 – Shain & Franca ...

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Solicitor General Issues Statement about Emergency Alert from Pickering Nuclear Generating Station

The following statement was issued by the Honourable Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General: “Earlier today, an emergency alert was issued by the Province of Ontario stating there was a situation at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station. The alert was issued in error to the public during a routine training exercise being conducted by the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre (PEOC). There was ...

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Minister of Education – Statement on Continued Strike Action

Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) announcement of another one-day strike: “For the fifth time, OSSTF union leaders have directed their members to not show up to class. These union leaders will forcefully advocate for the interests of their members – from higher wages to enhanced ...

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Mixed Curling Standings – January 10

Team Rank Wins G.P. TERRIS, Tom 1 7 8 McCOY, Joe 2 6 8 KLOCKARS, Anna Lisa 3 5 7 HOFFMANN, Jim 4 4 7 BUCKELL, Chris 5 3 8 HALL, Dave 5 3 8 LESCHISHIN, Mark 7 2 8 TURMELLE, Katherine 8 1 8 Games – Thursday January 16, 2020 at 7 p.m. Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 ...

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Snow or Ice Pellets are Expected Saturday and Sunday for Montreal River Harbour East

Special weather statement in effect for: Chapleau – Gogama Elliot Lake – Ranger Lake Greater Sudbury and vicinity Kirkland Lake – Temiskaming Shores – Temagami Manitoulin – Blind River – Killarney North Bay – West Nipissing Sault Ste. Marie – Superior East (Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island – Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay) Snow or ice ...

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Minister of Education statement on EQAO Grade 9 Math Assessment

Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement regarding the upcoming province-wide EQAO Grade 9 math assessment: “The EQAO Grade 9 math test provides valuable information to students, families, and the province about how students are performing in critical math skills and concepts. It also supports improved teaching and learning. It should not be in jeopardy for our students. ...

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Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 75th Anniversary of V-E Day on 2020 Proof Silver Dollar

Seventy-five years after Canadian soldiers and their allies liberated Western Europe in the closing months of the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Mint is dedicating its annual Proof Silver Dollar to their memory. This exceptional collectible features the artwork of accomplished coin designer Pandora Young, who has vividly illustrated the outpouring of emotion of civilians cheering the victorious troops. In ...

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Del Duca Releases ‘Ontario North’ Action Plan

Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidate Steven Del Duca was joined in Thunder Bay by sitting MPP Michael Gravelle and released the details of his ‘Ontario North’ action plan. The plan calls for expanding the Trans-Canada highway to four lanes across its entire length, providing Northern Ontarians with access to a health practitioner within 48 hours, reversing Ford cuts to the North ...

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CSC Nouvelon schools in the Algoma District to be closed on January 8, 2020

Since they have not yet reached an agreement with the government, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), which represents support staff in all of Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon’ schools and at the board office, will conduct a one-day full strike and withdraw all services in certain regions of Ontario on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The Algoma District is one ...

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Men’s Curling Standings – January 7

Team Rank Wins GP LESCHISHIN, Mark 1 7 8 FAHRER, Tom 2 6 8 TERRIS, Tom 3 5 7 RODY Ron 4 4 8 McCOY, Joe 5 3 8 MITRIKAS, Erik 5 3 8 BUMSTEAD, Aaron 7 2 7 TERRIS, Travis – ESC 8 1 8 Note: ESC = Ecole St. Joseph Skip Travis Terris201 Monday, January 13th Game Schedule ...

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Algoma Power Outage North of the Soo & Warming Centre’s – UPDATE

  Jan 7, 2020 at 08:01 Algoma Power is continuing restoration efforts to over 1000 residential, seasonal, and small business customers north of Sault Ste. Marie, No ETR at this time. Thank you for your patience. Wawa-news has inquired if there is another outage. Jan 7, 2020 at 07:30 Algoma Power finished restoring power to all residential, seasonal, and small ...

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Snow Squall Watch (Agawa – Lake Superior Park)

5:13 AM EST Monday 06 January 2020 Snow squall watch in effect for: Agawa – Lake Superior Park Snow squalls continue this morning. Additional local snowfall amounts of 5 cm are possible in some areas this morning. In addition, northwest winds gusting to 70 km/h will result in areas of blowing snow giving very poor visibility. Visibility may be suddenly ...

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Snow to begin this afternoon with Squalls possible towards the Soo

Jan 5, 2020 at 12:53 10:44 AM EST Sunday 05 January 2020 Special weather statement in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville Snow beginning this afternoon. Snow associated with a low pressure system will move into the area this afternoon. Snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm are likely by the time the snow tapers off ...

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Snow to begin Sunday Afternoon

Special weather statement in effect for: Marathon – Schreiber Nipigon – Rossport Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville Agawa – Lake Superior Park Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay Snow beginning Sunday afternoon. Snow associated with a low pressure system will move into the area by Sunday afternoon. Snowfall ...

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