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Happy Birthday Madison

A very happy 14th birthday and well wishes for Madison. Her mom has decorated the front yard and arranged for a birthday parade. If you would like to help Madison celebrate this very special day meet at the Wawa Fire Hall for 5:55 p.m., parade at 6. Happy Birthday Madison!

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Métis Presidential Race Watched Closely by Local Citizens

Sault Ste Marie and surrounding area Métis Citizens will be watching closely on June 1 when the results of the Métis Nation of Ontario’s (MNO) provincial election are released. This year’s MNO election is a historic one. It is the first in which the opportunity to achieve full Métis self-government is front and centre on the ballot. In 2019, Métis ...

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Thunder Bay OPP help Investigte Fatal Mining Incident

On the 27th of May 2020 at 3:08pm officers with the Thunder Bay detachment of the OPP responded to a report of mining incident at the Impala Canada mine located on Highway 527 north of Thunder Bay.   One male died as a result of injuries he sustained underground. Currently the OPP, the Ministry of Labour and the Regional coroner’s ...

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Centre Victoria pour femmes continues to offer virtual services

Following the announcement by the Ontario government regarding the reopening of select businesses and organizations, health and community service providers, including those in the violence against women sector, are permitted to reopen or provide in-person services as of Tuesday, May 19, 2020. For Centre Victoria pour femmes (CVF), the safety and health of employees and the women who access services ...

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le Centre Victoria pour femmes poursuit son offre de services virtuels

À la suite de l’annonce des nouvelles consignes du gouvernement de l’Ontario, les organismes du secteur de la violence faite aux femmes peuvent rouvrir leurs portes et offrir des services en personne à partir du 19 mai. Pour le Centre Victoria pour femmes, la sécurité et la santé des employées et des usagères sont prioritaires. C’est pourquoi l’organisme continue d’offrir ...

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OPP – Watch for Motorcyclists

Motorcyclist fatalities on Ontario Provincial Police-(OPP)-patrolled roads are up 300 per cent this year over last year, with all four 2020 deaths occurring in the month of May. OPP investigations into the collisions revealed that in separate incidents, two of the four motorcyclists who died were driving properly at the time of the collision. The incidents mark the latest reminder ...

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Highway 101/Mission Road Repaving Project to Begin Next Week

Mayor Rody and Wawa Council are pleased to share that with 100% of project funding provided by the Government of Ontario, received from both the Connecting Link and the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund programs, the reconstruction and resurfacing of Mission Road from Chris Simon Drive to Main Street/Highway 101 at the Gladstone Street intersection will begin May 27, 2020. J. ...

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One Lane remains closed after fatal collision west of White River

On Wednesday, May 20, 2020 approximately 1:00 am, members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision (MVC), involving a signal motor vehicle on Highway 17, approximately 70km east of Marathon near Green Lakes.   An eastbound 2019 Honda Civic lost control after hitting the east bound shoulder on a corner. ...

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SE OPP White River – Located Missing Person after 45 Hours in Bush

On May 16, 2020, at approximately 12:00 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to the report of a missing person in the White River area. A 61-year-old person was reported last seen on May 15, 2020, at approximately 1:30 p.m.. The person’s pickup truck was located approximately 11 km east of Highway 631 ...

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Canada Road Safety Week – increase in road fatalities

As the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) looks toward Canada Road Safety Week, it is reporting an increase in road fatalities as well as the leading behaviours linked to the deaths, which are the very focus of the national campaign. As of May 4, 2020, 71 people have died in fatal collisions on OPP-patrolled roads. This time last year, there were ...

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Helping to Protect Canadians – One DIY Mask at a Time

Army of Masks is a volunteer movement with a vital mission: to protect lives during COVID-19. Its goal – a DIY mask for every Canadian and American. Army of Masks has amplified awareness of protective masks for all and coordinated delivery of free, homemade, non-medical cotton masks within Canada and the USA. “We cannot put a price on a life,” says Tonya Dickenson, a ...

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North Algoma Wellness Challenge a la COVID-19

I think we can all agree that the Walking Challenge this year has to look a little different due to COVID-19. We continue to encourage everyone to continue to use proper hand hygiene, STAY HOME, STAY SAFE and STAY HEALTHY and if you need to leave your home for essentials then continue to physically distance. Enough about that though, this ...

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Every Day is Mother Earth Day

April 22nd, 2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Every day is Earth Day for Indigenous Women, who remind us that the Earth is our Mother; she gives us life and now more than ever we as a society see our connection and impact. As the COVID-19 pandemic forces the world to pause, now is our opportunity to respect ...

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