Community

The Government of Canada and Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek sign a framework agreement to build a mercury care home

Yesterday, in the spirit of collaboration, trust and mutual respect, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services and Chief Rudy Turtle of the Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (Grassy Narrows First Nation) signed a framework agreement to provide federal support to the community to support the mercury care home. This facility will provide access to health services to meet the needs of community ...

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Make More, Spend Less – Living in Northern Ontario a Tale of 10 cities

Is urban living more affordable in Northern Ontario than the south? Higher costs of food, electricity, and gasoline are routinely pointed to as factors that make Ontario’s northern regions less affordable, but evidence shows that the North is, in fact, less expensive! A Tale of Ten Cities: Comparing Key Costs for a Family of Four in Urban Areas of Northern ...

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Wawa Community Food Bank to open Friday

Thanks to a donation of perishable food from Harvest Algoma in Sault Ste. Marie, we will be open on Friday, April 3rd from 2-4 pm. Clients will be directed to enter via the main door one at a time, wash their hands, and keep a 2 metre distance from each other and our volunteers. For those that did not register ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – April 1

The Easter Cross of Lights will again be placed above the front door of our Church.  If you wish to purchase a bulb in memory of someone the cost is $5.00 a bulb.  Please contact Maria Reid @ 705-856-2861.  The Cross will be lit on Palm Sunday. The U.C.W. requests that ALL items for the next Thrift Shop be saved ...

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Municipality offers short-term Financial Relief for local taxpayers

The Municipality of Wawa has implemented the following temporary changes to property tax and water/sewer billings in an effort to provide local taxpayers with short-term financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic effective immediately; Property tax interest and penalty charges will be waived until June 30, 2020, for the next property tax installment which is due on April 30, 2020. Pre- ...

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Municipality of Wawa Declares a State of Emergency

Mayor Rody has advised that the Municipality of Wawa has officially declared a State of Emergency effective Monday, March 30, 2020, at 1:45 p.m. This declaration follows similar actions taken by the Province of Ontario and several communities in Northern Ontario including White River and Manitouwadge. The Emergency Declaration provides more flexibility for the Municipality to take local action such ...

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Letter – Rotary Annual Auction

To the Citizens of Wawa and Rotary Supporters, The Rotary Club of Wawa had been well underway with preparations for the Annual Auction which was to have held on April 25 . Under the current circumstances it is necessary to postpone the event for now, but hold it at the soonest possible opportunity. Our main partners in this venture have all been extremely understanding ...

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NDP calls for immediate help for Kashechewan First Nation to move to Site 5

Sol Mamakwa, the MPP for Kiiwetinoong and critic for Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation, and Guy Bourgouin, the MPP for Mushkegowuk-James Bay, said that Kashechewan First Nation is facing a dire situation due to the arrival of the spring flood season, and is calling on the government to step in, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and help Kashechewan move to ...

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Good Morning Algoma-Manitoulin

Good morning Algoma-Manitoulin, I hope you are doing well. As I and my team have been taking in and returning calls to people throughout the day, I have been finding most people in good shape but there is no doubt that this is not an easy period. However, as I have noted before, it is impressive how neighbours and communities ...

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Wawa Community Food Bank – UPDATE March 23

We will be open during our usual hours: Wed Mar 25th from 2-4 pm. Clients will be directed to enter one at a time, wash their hands, and keep a 2 meter distance from each other and our volunteers while waiting in line and inside the food bank. Clients will be able to leave their contact info with a Wawa ...

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Week 10 – Winner of the LDHCF ‘Catch the Ace’ Announced!

Congratulations to Spencer Jennings! Envelope #26 was opened for Spencer and revealed the Four of Clubs. In light of the current COVID-19 situation, LDHCF Catch the Ace will be temporarily suspended. When Catch the Ace resumes, it will pick up from where we left off and continue with our Week #11. The Jackpot sits at $7,003.50! The Foundation would like ...

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Netimizaagamig Nishnaabeg (formerly Pic Mobert First Nation) closes community to non-residents

March 20, 2020 Mobert, Ontario The Chief and Council of the Netimizaagamig Nishnaabeg (formerly Pic Mobert First Nation), today passed a band council resolution closing the community to non-residents, effective immediately. Chief Johanna Desmoulin said, “This was a necessary and timely decision to make in light of the global pandemic and the state of emergency in place in Ontario, and ...

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