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All CSC Nouvelon schools in the Algoma District to be closed on March 5, 2020

The Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the union that represents teaching staff, short- and long-term supply teachers in all Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon schools, as well as the board learning consultants, will conduct a one-day full strike – withdrawal of all services – across the province of Ontario on Thursday, March 5, 2020 since no contract agreement ...

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eTracks helps Algoma Steel safely remove 850 tonnes of end-of-life tires for recycling

eTracks Tire Management Systems, a not-for-profit Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) has partnered with Algoma Steel to remove and recycle 850 tonnes of end-of-life tires in an effort to promote a more circular economy.   Established to help the tire industry meet new recovery and recycling regulations that rolled out in Ontario last year, eTracks is managing and partly funding this ...

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Conservative Party’s Approved Applicants for the 2020 Leadership election

The Conservative Party has confirmed the final list of Approved Applicants for the 2020 Leadership election. Those that have met at least the first requirement of the Leadership race are: Gladu, Marilyn Husny, Rudy Karahalios, Jim Lewis, Leslyn MacKay, Peter (also a Verified Candidate) O’Toole, Erin (also an Authorized Contestant) Peterson, Rick Sloan, Derek Approved Applicants have submitted $25,000 of ...

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Time to Change your Clocks and the Batteries!

Time to Change your Clocks and the Batteries in all Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms Clocks will spring forward one hour at 2am on March 8 and the Wawa 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 ...

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Should VIA Rail’s transcontinental train be axed?

Dear Brenda,   National Post columnist Chris Selley says he wants VIA Rail’s transcontinental train axed: https://nationalpost.com/opinion/chris-selley-lets-kill-the-canadian-surely-the-first-worlds-most-dysfunctional-train   While I share some of Selley’s concerns, he misses key points that are vital to any debate about the train’s future.   When it was launched in 1955, The Canadian was the pride and joy of privately-owned Canadian Pacific (CP) and its future president ...

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Mixed Curling Standings – February 28

Team Rank Wins G.P. TERRIS, Tom 1 12 14 McCOY, Joe 2 10 15 HOFFMANN, Jim 3 9 15 KLOCKARS, Anna Lisa 4 7 13 BUCKELL, Chris 5 6 14 HALL, Dave 5 6 13 LESCHISHIN, Mark 7 5 15 TURMELLE, Katherine 8 1 13 The date of the next games will be determined once the work on the Condenser ...

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Minister of Education on OECTA’s Next Strike Action

Today, Friday, February 28th, 2020, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to OECTA’s announced one-day, province-wide strike: “Strikes by the teachers’ unions have resulted in millions of student days lost. This week, while in discussions with OECTA, we sought to get a deal that is in the best interests of our students through lower class ...

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Statement from the Minister of Government and Consumer Services on Enhanced Licence Plates

Today, the Government of Ontario and 3M Canada restated their commitment to work in partnership to resolve issues that have been raised about the current Ontario licence plates. A solution is being implemented which includes a replacement plan for impacted licence plate holders. Government and Consumer Services Minister Lisa Thompson explained in a media release, “The Government of Ontario and 3M Canada ...

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Ontario Confirms New Positive Case of COVID-19

Today, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, confirmed a new positive case of COVID-19 in Toronto, the seventh case in Ontario. After arriving in Toronto on February 25, 2020, a man in his 50s presented himself at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s emergency department on February 26, 2020 with a travel history to Iran. The established infection prevention and control ...

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From the Branch – February 26

Yes we have good news because on Friday from 7.00 pm till 9.00 pm. we will have a open house at Legion Hall to show off our new Lift for those who have difficulty using the stairs. So everyone and come out to see what has happened when a community comes together and help raising funds for a good cause. ...

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Happenings at First United Church Wawa – February 26

The congregation welcomes everyone to Worship at First United Church.  Services are held on Sunday at 11:00 a.m.  If anyone has a question or concern please leave a message on the answering machine at the Church 705-856-2926. Community Supper A note was received from Andy that the Community Stew Supper was a sell out event, and a great success.  It was ...

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Restaurant Canada Show will get a taste of northern Ontario

The Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN), a division of the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre and supported by FedNor, will be leading a delegation of six businesses from across northern Ontario at the Restaurant Canada Show 2020 in Toronto from March 1st-3rd. Boreal Berry Farm & Winery, Fromagerie Kapuskoise, Mountain Maple Products, Penokean Hill Farm, Purvis Fisheries, and Quinta Quinoa will ...

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Ontario Confirms Positive Case of COVID-19

Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, confirmed a new positive case of COVID-19 in Toronto. The sample is awaiting confirmation and it has been sent to the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg. On February 24, 2020, a woman in her 60s presented herself at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s emergency department with a travel history to Iran. As per ...

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Inquest Announced in Death of Richard Pigeau at Nickel Rim South Mine

Dr. Emily Groot, Regional Supervising Coroner for North Region, Sudbury Office, has announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Richard Pigeau. Mr. Pigeau, 54, died on October 20, 2015, from injuries sustained while working at the Nickel Rim South Mine in the City of Greater Sudbury. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act. The inquest ...

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