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Happenings at Wawa First United – May 29

We God laughs at the soul and the soul laughs back at God, the persons of the Trinity are begotten. When the Father laughs at the Son and the Son laughs back at the Father, that laughter gives pleasure, that pleasure gives joy, that joy gives love and that love is the Holy Spirit.  (Meister Eckhart)   Our Sunday message ...

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FUNK, Kathryn Ann (Celebration of Life)

February 18, 1944 – October 22, 2023 Kathryn Ann Funk (nee Zwozdesky) passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 22, 2023, with her husband, Herbert, by her side, holding her hand. Mom was born at home on the farm in Parkerview, Sask. on February 18, 1944, rumour has it, it was a stormy night. Her family moved a few times within ...

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South Porcupine OPP – Additional Charges Laid in Weapons-Related Investigation

Police have identified the deceased in a suspicious investigation, which is being treated as a firearm-related homicide, in Egan Township. On May 23, 2024, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) located a deceased person in a wooded area in Egan Township. The deceased has been identified as Marcel THOMA, 30 years old, of Petawawa. Police continue to make attempts ...

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South Porcupine OPP – Additional Charges Laid in Weapons-Related Investigation

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has laid additional charges in relation to a weapons-related investigation. On November 1, 2023, members of the South Porcupine OPP Detachment, North East Region Crime Unit, with assistance from the Emergency Response Team, OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit, Canine Unit, Critical Incident Command, Crisis Negotiators, OPP Aviation, and the Hate Crime Extremism Unit of the ...

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Déclaration conjointe de l’honorable Sean Fraser, ministre du Logement, de l’Infrastructure et des Collectivités, et de l’honorable Paul Calandra, ministre des Affaires municipales et du Logement de l’Ontario

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Aujourd’hui, Sean Fraser, ministre du Logement, de l’Infrastructure et des Collectivités, et Paul Calandra, ministre des Affaires municipales et du Logement de l’Ontario, ont publié la déclaration suivante : « Le Canada et l’Ontario reconnaissent qu’il est impératif de collaborer pour résoudre la crise du logement. C’est pourquoi nous sommes heureux d’annoncer qu’un accord a été conclu sur un plan ...

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Canada and Ontario Joint Statement on the National Housing Strategy

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Today, Sean Fraser, Canada’s Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, and Paul Calandra, Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, released a joint statement: “Canada and Ontario recognize that our collaboration is imperative to solving the housing crisis. That is why we are pleased to share that an agreement has been reached on a revised action plan from Ontario that ...

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MOLDOVAN, Linda (nee Shewfelt)

Peacefully at the Algoma Residential Community Hospice (ARCH) on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at the age of 71. Beloved spouse of the late Gary Martel (2022). Loved mother of Melissa Kearns and Stephen Krzyzanowski. Proud grandmother of Spencer Bensette. Predeceased by her parents Wilma (nee Maki) and Leslie Shewfelt. Sister of Aileen Ethier and Lesly Reid (David). Loved aunt of ...

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Endroit de repos routières nouvelles et réhabilitées à Algoma-Manitoulin

Nous sommes très chanceux de vivre dans une région accidentée et magnifique avec tant de merveilles et d’opportunités naturelles à notre porte. Quel privilège d’appeler cet endroit chez soi. Lorsque je voyage et que je rencontre des gens, il est facile de comprendre pourquoi les entreprises associées au voyage et au tourisme à Algoma-Manitoulin ont toujours bénéficié de la force ...

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New and Rehabilitated Highway Rest Areas in Algoma-Manitoulin

We are so very fortunate to live in a rugged, beautiful region with so many natural wonders and opportunities at our doorstep. What a privilege to call this place home. As I travel and meet people, it’s easy to see why businesses associated with travel and tourism in Algoma-Manitoulin have historically enjoyed economic strength and stability. But in life, things ...

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Between the Covers – May 27

The Wawa Public Library, then known as The Michipicoten Public Library opened its doors in May of 1954 in the basement of Sir James Dunn School. Mrs. Ruth Eldridge was appointed as the library’s first Librarian. The Library soon outgrew the space in the school and a place in the new Township of Michipicoten Municipal building was allocated to the ...

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SODERLUND, Harold (Interment & Reception)

Born April 21, 1921 in Sturgis, Saskatchewan to Bertha and Werner Soderlund.  Harold lived an amazing and full life to 102 years of age.  He left this world peacefully on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at the F.J. Davey Home. Beloved husband of the late Hazel Soderlund (nee Brayford). Loving father of Cheryl Soderlund (Gord Ofield), Don Soderlund (Crystal Maclean), late ...

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SE OPP Wawa – Wawa Resident Charged with Fraud

On February 20, 2024, the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) began a fraud investigation after a volunteer organization in Wawa reported fraudulent purchases made by a board member. On May 22, 2024, after a lengthy police investigation, Michelle WHEATLEY, 59-years-of-age, of Wawa was arrested and charged with one count of Fraud over $5,000. The accused was ...

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Manitouwadge OPP – Numerous Weapons Related Charges Laid

A Manitouwadge resident is facing numerous weapons related charges. On May 21, 2024, just before 11:00 p.m., members of the Manitouwadge Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a dispute at a residence involving an armed individual who barricaded themselves inside a residence in the Town of Manitouwadge. A short time later, officers arrested one individual. The individual ...

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East Algoma OPP – Hate Crime/Mischief Occurrence being Investigated

The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) the destruction of a PRIDE flag at Central Algoma Secondary School (CASS).   On May 9, 2024, shortly after 10:00 a.m., police responded to a mischief occurrence that occurred that morning at approximately 2:00 a.m. The OPP retrieved video footage from the school and an individual could be seen lowering the school’s PRIDE flag, ...

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East Algoma OPP – Charges laid after hospital disturbance

On May 19, 2024, at approximately 12:30 a.m. police were called by the hospital reporting a known male had pulled the fire alarm, threatened to kill staff, and blow up the hospital and police. This male was charged in 2022 and prohibited from hospital property because of previous same behaviour. Police attended and the male was subsequently arrested. Todd PINEO, 47-years-old, ...

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