Local News

Getting the Bear Train on the Rails

On June 4, approximately 25 representatives from stakeholder and potential funding organizations met to discuss funding options to re-instate the Sault Ste. Marie to Hearst passenger train as the Mask-wa Oo-ta-ban (Bear Train). Participants from Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa, Dubreuilville and Hearst agreed that the passenger train is important to the economic, employment, social and remote access needs of First ...

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Monday Morning News – June 17

Weather – Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud near noon. High 19. UV index 8 or very high. Tonight – Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy near midnight with 40 percent chance of showers overnight. Low 9. News Tidbits – J. Kathleen Thompson lost her sister to ovarian cancer and now she is on a mission to raise awareness and ...

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Men’s Night Golf – June 13

105 Players 1stFLIGHT: Jessy Dechamplain, Joel Dechamplain-4 under par 32 2ndFLIGHT: John Simon, Shane Bukowski, Karl Benstead-2 under par 34 3rdFLIGHT: Mitch Cousineau, Michel Lemoyne, Cris Rouleau-even par 36 4thFLIGHT: Mark Szekely, Andre Bedard, Kevin Auger– even par 36 5thFLIGHT: Derek Hardy, Zack White- 2 over par 38 6thFLIGHT: Kevin Sabourin, Ross Hall, Paul Weaver- 3 over par 39 7thFLIGHT: ...

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Northeast Fire Region Update – June 14

There were no new fires in the Northeast Region by late afternoon on June 14. At the time of this update, there is one wildland fire in the region. Timmins 2 remains at 5622 hectares, and its status is “not under control”. The fire remains approximately 4 kilometres west of the community of Gogama. The fire is burning on the ...

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Minor Delays after Early Morning Collision

      There were only minor traffic delays after what appeared to be a serious single vehicle collision30 kil0meters north of Wawa. This vehicle left the roadway before dawn and firefighters from the Wawa Volunteer Fire Department assisted in traffic control and paramedics with the patients. Both Wawa and Dubreuilville paramedics were at the scene. Both ambulances were seen ...

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LAURICELLA, Vincenza “Enza”

Passed away peacefully after a brief illness at the Lady Dunn Health Centre with her family by her side on Thursday, June 13, 2019 in her 92nd year. Enza was born in San Cataldo, Caltanissetta, Sicily, Italy. Beloved wife of the late Vincenzo “Vince” Lauricella. Cherished and precious mother of Lina Rody (Ron), Diego Lauricella (Sylvia), Rosanna Rainville (Dave), Lorenzo ...

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Global Emissions – The Prisoner’s Dilemma

My last article ended on a gloomy note, warning that we may already be too late to avoid catastrophic climate change. It is difficult to find a space in which we can see our situation clearly. While we might not respond if we think that we are doomed, we might not respond adequately if we underestimate the severity of what ...

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OPP Investigating Disappearance of James Money

On May 28, 2019, members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment learned that James (Jimmy) Lee MONEY, a 62-year-old male, had not been heard from since the fall of 2018. He is described as white, approximately 5′ 9″ tall, slim build, 130 pounds, short brown/grey hair and balding, and blue eyes. Police investigation has revealed that MONEY ...

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Final Weekend of the Community Better Challenge!

  Just a reminder as we head into the last weekend of the Community Better Challenge that Algoma is in fifth place-meaning we could win $20,000!! Let’s keep the momentum going through the weekend. Remember the 18th Annual Black Fly Run is happening this Saturday-June 15th. Register at https://register.chronotrack.com/r/49765 Also, the tennis racket lending program has started at MMCC. Stop ...

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Red Pine Announces New Mineral Resource Estimate for the Surluga Gold Deposit

Red Pine Exploration Inc. announces an updated Mineral Resource estimate conducted by Golder Associates Ltd. (“Golder”) for the Company’s Surluga Deposit at the Wawa Gold Project located near Wawa, Ontario. The new Mineral Resource estimate was evaluated for an underground mining scenario and is reported at a 2.7 g/t cut-off within a 2 g/t envelope, and now stands at 1,202,000 ...

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Friday Morning News – June 14

Weather – Increasing cloudiness. Showers beginning this afternoon. High 15. UV index 6 or high. Tonight – Showers ending late this evening then clearing. Low plus 5. News Tidbits – Toronto Raptors win their 1st NBA championship 112-114-110! My thanks to all the Raptors fans who corrected me 🙂 The Superintendent of Education, Maria Esposito, for the Huron-Superior Catholic District ...

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Cleanup Done – Consider Recycling

If it wasn’t for the ‘handful’ of caring, energetic people who were not afraid to get dirty, our surroundings would still look like a… I tip my hat to the nurses and hospital workers with their families who took on Hwy 101 – what a great job! Thank you!! The 3 entrances to Wawa are now inviting and clean, what ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – June 12

There were no new fires in the Northeast Region by the mid-afternoon of June 12. At the time of this update, there were three active fires in the Northeast region, one of which was not under control and two fires that were under control. The fire hazard is low across the Northeast Region with the exception of a moderate hazard ...

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Man Identified in Fatal Boating Accident on Tilley Lake

On June 11, 2019 at approximately 9:30 p.m. members from the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment, Sault Ste. Marie OPP Marine Unit, Batchawana Fire and Rescue, Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) and Ambulance responded to an overturned vessel on Tilley Lake, Unincorporated Territory, Ontario. Members attended the scene and were advised one male was accounted for, however, ...

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