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Ontario Goes into Lockdown for at Least Four Weeks

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing a provincewide emergency brake as a result of an alarming surge  in case numbers and COVID-19 hospitalizations across the province. The provincewide emergency brake will be effective Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. and the government intends to keep this in place for at ...

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L’Ontario entre en lock-out pendant au moins quatre semaines

Le gouvernement de l’Ontario, en consultation avec le médecin hygiéniste en chef et d’autres spécialistes de la santé, impose un frein d’urgence provincial en raison de la hausse alarmante du nombre de cas et d’hospitalisations liées à la COVID-19 dans la province. Le frein d’urgence provincial entrera en vigueur le samedi 3 avril 2021, à 0 h 01, et le ...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Eligible Groups – Updated March 31st, 2021

The following new groups are now eligible to book an appointment for COVID-19 immunization at clinics across North Algoma: Adults 70 years and older School staff that provide ongoing healthcare services and direct patient care to children with special needs (includes nurses, social service professionals, teachers, educational assistants, etc.) These groups continue to be eligible: Health care workers Faith leaders ...

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Day 5 Curling ice removal – Cleanup

After a bunch more laps of the scrubber, we’re getting close to finishing the removal for the season. We take all of the houses and give them a good wash with warm water before hanging them up to dry. Normally we lay them out on the surface to get all of the wrinkles out, but we will wait until taking ...

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L’Ontario est prêt à combattre les incendies de végétation et à protéger les collectivités

L’Ontario est prêt à intervenir pendant la saison des incendies de végétation qui débute officiellement demain et se poursuivra jusqu’au 31 octobre. Le ministère des Richesses naturelles et des Forêts (MRNF) a fait appel à des garde-feu, des pilotes et du personnel de soutien de haut niveau et dispense des formations en matière de santé et sécurité et autres domaines ...

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Wildland Fire Season begins today

The Ontario government is ready to respond to this year’s wildland fire season, which runs from April 1st until October 31. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has hired highly trained firefighters, pilots and support staff and is providing health and safety, and specialized training. MNRF also ensures equipment is maintained so that the ministry is ready to ...

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APH – Evidence of COVID-19 Variants of Concern (VOCs) Detected

Algoma Public Health received laboratory screening results today that showed evidence of variants of concern (VOCs) in three recent cases of COVID-19 in Algoma residents.  This means that COVID-19 variants of concern are circulating in Algoma.  Of the three specimens that screened positive for VOCs, two specimens were from Sault Ste. Marie & area, and one specimen was from Elliot ...

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Soyez conscient des escroqueries – Abonnements piégés

Le Bureau du Canada à publier « The Little Black Book of Scams » 2nd edition et est maintenant disponible en ligne à https://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/eic/site/cb-bc.nsf/eng/04333.htm. L’information est très importante et devrait attirer l’intérêt de tous le monde. Dans les prochains mois ils y auras autres publications de escroqueries (une par semaine).  L’information sera retrouver dans le livre « The Little Black ...

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Be aware of Scams – Subscription Traps

The Competition Bureau of Canada has published the The Little Black Book of Scams 2nd Edition and it is available online at https://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/eic/site/cb-bc.nsf/eng/04333.htm. The information is invaluable and should be of interest to virtually everyone.  Last week we published Fraud Fighting 101.  Today the topic is: Subscription Traps Good deals can bait you into falling for expensive traps! A subscription ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – Happy Easter!

Although we cannot meet for Worship together you may like to read the Scriptures for 02 April  2021 – Good Friday and 4 April  2021 – Easter Sunday Good Friday : Psalm 22                     My God, my God, why have you forsaken me ? Hebrews 10 : 16-25         Let us approach God with a true heart. or Hebrews 4:14 -16; 5: ...

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Between the Covers – March 29th

The library is open to the public!  Patrons must wear a face mask and hand sanitizer must be used upon entering.  If patrons cannot wear a face mask we are happy to continue curbside pickup but a proper mask covering face, nose and chin must be worn.  Face shields alone will not be permitted.  Also, patrons must check in at ...

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Algoma Public Health mental health & Addictions services becomes CMHA Algoma

On April 1, 2021 the community alcohol/drug assessment and community mental health programs currently administered through Algoma Public Health will transition over to the renamed Canadian Mental Health Association Algoma (CMHA Algoma). All current mental health and addictions clients are being notified of this change and staff are working closely with their clients to ensure that there is no disruption ...

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APH: 1 new confirmed case of COVID-19 (#229)

Algoma Public Health (APH) has reported a new case of COVID-19 from Elliot Lake & Area. In this close contact case, the individual was tested March 28, 2021 and is self-isolating. All close contacts have been notified directly.  

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Anonymous Donation made to Wawa Community Food Bank

A sketch by Darlene Jordan Pfaff, commissioned by the Wawa Community Food Bank, was hung in the Food Bank hallway this week, and on Thursday former colleagues and family gathered to acknowledge her dedication and commitment. Above is shown her brother Marc and mother Huguette, along with the amazing likeness.  Our thanks to Darlene and the anonymous donor for their generosity ...

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