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Is it working? Evaluating the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Project

Trying something new is never a smooth road. There are bumps, rough patches and issues with navigation. The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Project (RNIP) is no different. In order to study the impacts and areas for improvement, Northern Policy Institute has released the first in a series of reports evaluating the RNIP program. Just the Tip of the Iceberg: ...

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Michipicoten First Nation Demands Accountability for Decades of Chemical Contamination in Chapleau

Michipicoten First Nation (MFN) is calling for immediate action by pulp and paper giant, Domtar and the Government of Ontario to resolve the continued chemical contamination of the First Nation’s traditional lands. The First Nation is preparing for legal action unless the necessary remediation and accommodation strategies can be agreed to, it announced today. According to scientific reports, contaminated leachate ...

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Between the Covers – July 28

Come on in!  We have missed you! The rules are the same as before.  Masks must be worn covering mouth and nose. Everyone must sanitize their hands before entering the library.  There will be 15 minutes allowed for book browsing and 30 minutes allowed for computer use. All returned materials must be placed in the Drop Box for quarantine. There ...

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From the Branch – July 28

Boy, that made my day when I heard that the legion Lounge was open on Wednesday and Friday. I went and made a visit and lo and behold a few members and friends were there and I enjoyed some quality time which we had not had for a long while.I recommend to everyone to make a visit to the Branch ...

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LDHC Palliative Care Program’s 3rd Annual Memorial Butterfly Release

LDHC Palliative Care

The LDHC Palliative Care Program is excited to welcome our live butterflies back again this year! It has been a difficult year for all, but we are excited to celebrate and honour those who have passed! As Ontario moves through the road to recovery, we have decided to host our event a bit differently again this year, with our community ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – July 21

Kaireen, Lorna & Maria are taking a break during July & August and have distributed outlines for Morning Worship. If you would like to be included please call 705 856 1518. Although we cannot meet for Worship you may like to read the Scriptures for July 25,  2021 – the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost 2 Samuel 11: 1-15       David and ...

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APH – 1 new confirmed case of COVID-19 (#404)

Algoma Public Health (APH) has reported 1 new case of COVID-19 (#404), from Sault Ste. Marie and area. The individual was tested today, July 19th, 2021 and is of close contact. The individual is self-isolating. Through contact tracing, all close contacts have been notified. This is the fourth day in a row that cases have been identified in Sault Ste. ...

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Bruce Mines Man arrested in death of former White River resident.

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested an individual in connection with what is now determined to be a homicide in the area of Fenelon Falls. Officers responded to a call for assistance after a body was recovered from Sturgeon Lake on the morning of July 11, 2021. A post-mortem examination was conducted at the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto. ...

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Fatality at Hemlo Mine

It is with the deepest sadness that Perenti and Barrick Gold Corporation advise that at approximately 9.30 pm (Canadian Eastern Daylight Time) on July 14, 2021, an incident occurred at Barrick’s Hemlo Mine in Ontario, Canada which resulted in the tragic fatality of a Barminco employee. Perenti and Barrick extend their deepest sympathies to the family, friends, and colleagues of ...

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Marathon OPP – Investigation into Barrick Gold Mine Fatality

On July 14, 2021 at 9:55 p.m. members of the Marathon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Superior North EMS responded to a report of a possible fatality at the Barrick Gold Mine, located approximately 40 kms east of Marathon on Highway 17.   Police attended the scene and were advised by medical staff that the victim ...

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MMCC Reopening – July 2021

Municipality of Wawa NOTICE MMCC REOPENING JULY 2021 Under new Provincial guidance, indoor recreational amenities will reopen, with restrictions in place, as part of Step 3. The MMCC will reopen to the public for some services on Monday, July 19, 2021. Services available will include:   Tourist Information Recreation Program information and payment Youth Recreation Programs (when outdoor programming is ...

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Between the Covers – July 14

Come on in!  We have missed you! The rules are the same as before.  Masks must be worn covering mouth and nose. Everyone must sanitize their hands before entering the library.  There will be 15 minutes allowed for book browsing and 30 minutes allowed for computer use. All returned materials must be placed in the Drop Box for quarantine. There ...

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