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Piano recital at École Saint-Joseph

  Since October, Matthew Schumacher, COOP student at École secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) has been giving free private piano lessons to the students in grades 1 through 3. With the help of this talented pianist, students learned to read music and play lovely harmonies. To finish off the semester and show off the music skills acquired by the students, Matthew organized ...

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Récital de piano à l’école Saint-Joseph

  Depuis le mois d’octobre, Matthew Schumacher, élève COOP à l’École secondaire Saint-Joseph, Wawa, offre des cours de piano gratuits aux élèves de la 1re, 2e et 3e année. Sous les directives de ce jeune pianiste accompli, les élèves ont appris à lire les notes et à jouer avec harmonie. Pour clôturer le semestre et mettre à l’honneur l’accomplissement de ...

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Legion Need help with “Lift for the Legion” Fundraising Campaign!

The Wawa Legion is appealing for help and a tax-free financial contribution to the “Lift for the Legion” fundraising campaign. The Legion must raise $100,000 by March 31, 2019, to proceed with the project or return the federal government grant of $100,000. The Wawa Legion supports all kinds of activities and is one of only two large meeting spaces left ...

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The Perils of Potholes

An unusually icy winter combined with a series of thaws means potholes are appearing faster and earlier than expected. Appearing as if by magic the dreaded pothole is the nasty surprise that winter leaves behind.   While hitting a pothole can damage tires, wheels, and suspension the damage can be much more severe, including injury and, in some cases, death. Potholes ...

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New Internship Program Creating More Jobs for Indigenous, Skilled Workers

Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Indigenous Affairs, announced the government is launching a new Northern Ontario Internship Program. “Changes to the internship program ensure our government is well-positioned to assist northern employers in providing work experience to a broader range of interns,” said Minister Rickford. “We are removing barriers to participation in ...

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Men’s Curling Standings – March 5

Team Rank Wins GP FAHRER, Tom 1 12 16 McCOY, Joe 2 11 16 TERRIS, Tom 3 9 15 ECOLE ST. JOSEPH 4 8 16 LESCHISHIN, Mark 4 8 16 MOORE, Bruce 6 6 16 MITRIKAS, Eric 7 5 16 DERESKI, Louis 8 4 15 GAMES SCHEDULE – March 18, 2019 Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4 Mitrikas ...

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May Contain Nuts – Why Science Isn’t Sexy

As a dietitian, I sometimes find that I do not get to say anything groundbreaking or monumental. I never get to tell clients that a particular diet will lead to a 10lbs weight loss in a month, or that a juice cleanse will melt away unwanted fat. And never do I promise someone that a detox tea is the answer ...

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Ford government not taking action on Cat Lake: NDP

During question period on Monday, NDP MPP Sol Mamakwa, said the Ford government is failing to take action for the people of Cat Lake First Nation, who are going into their second month under a state of emergency.   “Cat Lake First Nation has asked this government for housing and health emergency relief,” said Mamakwa, the NDP’s Indigenous Relations and ...

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Canadian Wolves Released at Isle Royale

During a narrow weather window between storms last week, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF) successfully transferred four wolves to Isle Royale National Park. Earlier this winter, severe weather on both sides of the border hampered the ability to capture and transfer wolves. However, NPS staff worked diligently with ONMRF and over the course of four days successfully ...

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Une compétition de pêche sur glace à l’ÉSC Trillium

  Le vendredi 22 février, les élèves de l’école secondaire catholique Trillium (Chapleau) ont profité d’une journée remplie de plaisir, ainsi qu’un peu de concurrence. Le parlement des élèves avait organisé un tournoi de pêche sur glace à la cabane à pêche de l’école dans le cadre du carnaval d’hiver. Chloé Fortin et Maxine Beaulieu, qui étaient les seules à ...

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Ice fishing competition at ÉSC Trillium

  On Friday, February 22, students at École Secondaire Catholique Trillium (Chapleau) enjoyed a wonderful day full of fun, laughter and a little competition. Members of the student parliament had organized a nice afternoon of ice fishing at the school’s ice hut as part of their annual winter carnival. Being the only two students to catch a fish, Chloé Fortin ...

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SJFI Bake Sale and Bottle Drive

The St. Joseph French Immersion Grade 6/7 students are having their annual Bake Sale during the Fishing Derby registration on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 1:00pm – 8:00pm.  The students will be selling baked goods, snack and small food items perfect for a long day out on the ice.  They are asking for your support to help fundraise for their ...

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Happenings From Wawa First United – February 27

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. Thurs.  Feb.    28     World Day of Prayer – 7 p.m. St. Paul’s Anglican Church. The women of Slovenia have prepared the Service. The ...

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A Word from Dr. Kirby – Aerobic Exercise associated with improved Cognitive Performance in Younger and Older Adults

Hi Brenda, Another article. Aerobic Exercise associated with improved Cognitive Performance in Younger and Older Adults This is a brief summary of a very recent article in the journal Neurology regarding the effect of exercise on the brain’s function (cognitive performance) and also weight loss. The comment below the summary is from an editor of Journal Watch which provides these ...

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