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Looking for a Special Way to Earn Community Hours? Help at SSM’s Special Olympics Ontario 2019 Winter Games

Sault Ste. Marie will be hosting the Special Olympics Ontario 2019 Winter Games from January 31 – February 3, 2019. To welcome and assist approximately 500 athletes and coaches, the organizing committee is still in need of volunteers to help during the games. Basic volunteer opportunities include assisting in the set-up of stage/equipment, marshalling of the athletes, registration, medal counts, assisting ...

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NDP supports groups’ legal challenge against Ford’s sex-ed repeal

The Official Opposition NDP said Wednesday it agrees with the arguments behind a court challenge trying to prevent Doug Ford from banning modern and updated sex-ed in Ontario schools. The NDP supports the groups’ assertions that the Ford government’s directive to teach an outdated curriculum violates rights and values protected under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.   The Canadian Civil Liberties ...

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Ontario Government is Seeking Input on How to Make Auto Insurance More Affordable

The Ontario Government, working for the people, is inviting drivers and consumers to share their views on how to lower the province’s auto insurance rates as part of its commitment to making life more affordable. “The previous government’s failed system of stretch goals on auto insurance is clearly broken.  Auto insurance rates in Ontario are among the highest in the ...

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Tuesday Night Mixed Bowling League Stats – January 8

Team Standings: First place is Black Thunder with 31 points Bowler of the week:  Wendy Leclair with 124 pins over average. TEAM LEADERS:  High Series: Mafia 3821 High Single: Incredi-bowls 1338 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: Men’s Series Flat: Jake Casavant 733 Men’s Single Flat:Jake Casavant 301 Ladies Series Flat: Rachelle Godin 543 Ladies Single Flat: Lisa Miller 263 Men’s High Average: Jake ...

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Community Christmas 2018

Santa and Mrs. Claus came early this year, to join in the celebrations for Wawa’s 30th Annual Community Christmas Day event, escorted by Constable TJ Tremblay from the Ontario Provincial Police, held on Saturday Dec. 1st from 11: 00 am – 1:00 pm at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre. The agency which first spearheaded Community Christmas was Algoma Child and ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – January 9

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. The Season of Epiphany from the Greek “to show forth” began on Jan. 06.  It commemorates the showing forth of the Infant Jesus to the Wise Men, the ...

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Coast Guard begins ice breaking operations

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie commenced Operation Taconite, the Coast Guard’s largest domestic icebreaking operation, Monday, in response to expanded ice growth in the commercial ports of Western Lake Superior and the St. Marys River. Operation Taconite encompasses Lake Superior, St. Marys River, Straits of Mackinac, Georgian Bay, Green Bay, northern Lake Huron, and Lake Michigan. Ice breaking ...

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Men’s Curling Standings – January 7

Team Rank Wins GP FAHRER, Tom 1 6 8 McCOY, Joe 1 6 8 ECOLE ST. JOSEPH 3 5 8 TERRIS, Tom 4 4 7 LESCHISHIN, Mark 4 4 8 MITRIKAS, Eric 6 3 8 DERESKI, Louis 7 2 7 MOORE, Bruce 8 1 8 GAMES SCHEDULE – January 14, 2019 Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4 Moore ...

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Harte Gold Declares Commercial Production At Sugar Zone Mine

Harte Gold is pleased to announce commercial production has been achieved at the Sugar Zone Mine, effective January 1, 2019. Highlights: Following a successful commissioning period, the Sugar Zone Mill is operating consistently at the permitted 575 tonnes per day (“TPD”). Start-up, commissioning and commercial production was achieved within a three month period since receipt of commercial production permits. The ...

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Storm Closures – UPDATED 12:53

WFHT Walking Program at MHS The WFHT Walking Program at the Michipicoten High School is cancelled for this evening. It will resume tomorrow night.   Chronic Pain Self- Management Course The chronic pain self- management course has been cancelled for tonight. It will start next Monday, January 14.   Algoma Family Services Please be advised that the Algoma Family Services ...

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EC – Winter Storm Possible on Monday

3:54 PM EST Saturday 05 January 2019 Special weather statement in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville A winter storm is possible Monday. A developing low pressure system is expected to track over Northern Ontario on Monday. Snow with this system will begin over the area Monday morning and will continue for much of the day ...

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Remembering our Friend, Eddy Lefrançois, ALS Canada Ambassador

  From ALS Canada We are heartbroken to share with you that Eddy Lefrançois, ALS Canada Ambassador, passed away earlier today – a tremendous loss for the ALS community of a champion, advocate and friend. Diagnosed with ALS in 1992 with a prognosis of three to five years to live, Eddy became a force within the ALS community, showing the ...

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Wawa Christmas Hamper – A Lesson In Humiliation

First, let me thank the organizers of the Christmas Hamper, they do a wonderful job of organizing and carrying out this event every year. However, I have spoken to many people this year and most have voiced the same concern – they felt humiliated when they went to pick up their baskets. I can understand the committee asking for identification, ...

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Frank Dottori Retires – Names New President of WRC Timber

After an extensive search, I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Wyszkowski to replace me as President of WRC Timber. Known as a calm and thoughtful leader, Tony has extensive experience managing $200M businesses with 600+ employees across North America. Well-versed in industrial environments, it was Tony’s dedication to improving the bottom line and affecting positive culture ...

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May Contain Nuts – January 2

The New Year is upon us. A time for reflecting on the past, and planning for the future. A time when many feel compelled to set a resolution they will actually carry out this year. This year, set a resolution that is realistic, attainable, and will not fall by the wayside by mid-April. Set the resolution to eat more! Eat ...

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