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Thursday Morning News – September 21

Weather – Sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 21. UV index 4 or moderate. Tonight it is expected to clear. Increasing cloudiness after midnight then 30 percent chance of showers before morning. Risk of thunderstorms before morning. Low 13. Marine – Wind light becoming southeast 10 knots early this evening then increasing to southeast 15 near midnight. Wind southeast 15 ...

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From the Branch – September 20

So we had our first meeting and things look not bad . The executive are working on a few ideas for fund raising and our ladies auxiliary is having their first luncheon on September 28. And if we can find some fish for fish fry in October we will announce the date later. And already is our trusted Dick Watson ...

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Tuesday Morning News – September 19

Weather – Cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers early this morning. Clearing this morning. High 20. UV index 5 or moderate. Tonight a few clouds are expected. Low 12. Marine – Strong wind warning in effect.Wind east 10 knots increasing to east 15 this morning and to southeast 20 overnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 Wednesday evening. Waves one half metre building ...

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Rain Doesn’t dampen Spirits at Wawa’s 2017 Terry Fox Run

Sep 18, 2017 @ 08:04   The off and on downpours didn’t dampen spirits at Wawa’s 2017 Terry Fox Run. The run was a five kilometre loop, and there were runners, walkers and bicyclists participating. This year’s run was in honour of Wawa’s Lori Johnson who recently passed away from cancer. Organizer Nadine Cartledge said that her run (personally) was excellent! ...

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Monday Morning News – September 18

Sept 18, 2017 @ 07:53 Weather – Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 16. UV index 5 or moderate. Tonight will have ncreasing cloudiness. 30 percent chance of showers overnight. Low 9. Marine – Wind northwest 10 knots becoming south 10 near noon then backing to southeast 10 near midnight. Wind increasing to east 15 Tuesday morning. Waves ...

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Northern Lights Last Friday/Saturday

  Last Thursday communities in the northern latitudes throughout the world had the opportunity to see the Northern Lights. The debris from Wednesday, September 6th monster X9-class solar flare had created Northern Light so bright that they stopped traffic in Finland. Despite the clouds Thursday, Wawa had a great show. The first series began just after 10 p.m. despite the cloud cover.   ...

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Adam’s Most Canadian Experience

Sep 14, 2017 @ 10:26 Adam came from Germany last fall as an exchange student for six months. He was billeted in the Barrie area and through school befriended my grandsons Kevan and Darek. They seemed to have the same interests, mainly outdoor activities, and anything motorized. A ski hill was in close proximity and after school and on weekends ...

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Happening at First United Church – September 13

The congregation welcomes everyone to Worship at First United Church.  Services are held on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. If anyone has a question or concern please leave a message on the answering machine at the Church 705-856-2926 Our Student Minister Roberta Howey will be with us until the end of April. Choir Practice each  Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Everyone with a love of singing is ...

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From the Branch – September 13

Sep 13, 2017 @ 08:06 Yes, it is September and we are back at it like they say and our first membership meeting is Thursday 14 September at 7.00 pm so we see you ALL there so we can plan all the events and fundraisers to keep our doors open and serve our veterans and the community. Yes September is ...

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La vente de biens publics n’offre pas d’avantages à long terme

Plus les Canadiens examinent l’engagement des libéraux d’investir dans l’infrastructure publique, plus ils se rendent à l’évidence que le plan libéral consiste principalement à transférer de l’argent des contribuables et des biens publics au secteur privé. Il n’a jamais été question de ce modèle d’investissement à but lucratif pendant la campagne électorale, vraisemblablement parce qu’il n’aurait jamais obtenu beaucoup d’appuis ...

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Selling public assets has no long term benefit

The more time Canadians have to unpack the Liberal commitment to invest in public infrastructure, the more it becomes obvious the plan is largely about turning tax dollars and public assets over to the private sector.  This for-profit investment model was never fleshed out during the election, most likely because it never would have received much in the way of ...

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FortisOntario sends crews to assist in Turks & Caicos Restoration efforts

Sep 11, 2017 @ 17:29 Following the devastation arising from Hurricane Irma, FortisOntario has deployed 6 employees to support sister utility FortisTCI in its extensive power outage restoration efforts in Turks and Caicos. Crews have been sent from Canadian Niagara Power, Algoma Power and Cornwall Electric. “Our thoughts are with the people of Turks and Caicos and their families during the difficult ...

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Happenings at First United Church Wawa

Sep 6, 2017 @ 08:17 The congregation welcomes everyone to Worship at First United Church.  Services are held on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. If anyone has a question or concern please leave a message on the answering machine at the Church 705-856-2926 We welcomed our Student Minister Roberta Howey last Sunday.  She will be with us for eight months. The congregation wishes to ...

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Keep your eyes out for School Buses this School Season

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding drivers that the September long weekend is now behind us and that marks the beginning of a new school year. This is a busy time of year for everyone and the OPP wants everyone to keep safety in mind. There is going to be a large number of school buses out on our roadways. Drivers ...

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End of Summer, Back to Work

And so … it begins again… Despite the fact that Labour Day marks the “unofficial” end of summer, I am truly excited about going back to Queen’s Park soon. This coming week I’ll be joining NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and my NDP colleagues for our annual caucus retreat in which we plan and prepare for the fall session of the ...

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