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Run ‘n’ Roll for ALS – May 27th

Richmont – Island Gold and “Let’s Roll Out ALS – 25k 25y” are organizing the inaugural Run ‘n’ Roll for ALS. This special event will be held Saturday, May 27th in Dubreuilville, Ontario. The “Let’s Roll Out ALS – 25k 25y” has been raising donations for ALS for several years now and their 2017 objective is to raise $25,000 to celebrate the 25 years ...

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Mantha acclaimed as NDP Candidate for the next Provincial Election

Michael Mantha has been acclaimed the NDP candidate in Algoma-Manitoulin for the next provincial election. Elected since 2011, Mantha received the nod from the local association on Saturday afternoon. “I have loved representing Algoma-Manitoulin for the last 7 years and very much look forward to continuing,” said Mantha. “My work has just begun and I am excited to continue being ...

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Tuesday Morning News – March 28

Mar 28, 2017 @ 06:37 Weather – There are no alerts today. Environment Canada says we will enjoy a mix of sun and cloud with a high of  6C. Roads – 101 Shawmere River to Highway 651 bare and wet road 2017-03-28 5:29 101 Highway 651 to Wawa bare and dry road with bare and wet road sections. 2017-03-28 3:39 ...

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From the Park – Rent Increases

Mar 27, 2017 @ 08:22 This week New Democrats challenged the Liberal government on a new but important front that MPP offices receive many complaints about; rent increases. My colleagues and I hear from young renters who are worried that this might be the month they’re hit with a rent hike they can’t afford. We hear from families that say ...

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Ontarians deserve a $15 minimum wage

Mar 25, 2017 @ 08:41 Cindy Forster, Ontario NDP Labour Critic and MPP for Welland,  issued the following statement in response to the announcement made today by the Minister of Labour:   “Ontarians deserve nothing less than a $15 minimum wage, because someone who goes to work 40 hours each week shouldn’t be struggling below the poverty line. Too many people are working two ...

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Cyclone goes home!

Mar 23, 2017 @ 07:23 There are still miracles to be found. Cyclone’s story is one of them. On March 1st, Wally was traveling with his two dogs Hurricane (Cane) and Cyclone (Cyc). At Fenton/Treeby the wind grabbed hold of the cap on his truck and spun the truck on the icy roads, the truck hit the rock cut and ...

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Mystery of N230TX may never be solved

Exactly what happened to the pilot of N230TX on March 15th, 2017 will probably never be revealed. Diane Brown of the University of Michigan, Division of Public Safety and Security had a few more pieces of information. The pilot, aged 27, of Ann Arbor, was a PhD candidate in the School of Information. (Wawa-news has removed the name to respect the family’s ...

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Thursday Morning News – March 23

Mar 23, 2017 @ 06:45 Weather – Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries this afternoon. Wind becoming south 20 km/h gusting to 40 late this morning. High minus 1. Roads – All roads are bare and dry. Local – Don’t forget tonight is Performance Dance 2017 at the Michipicoten High School.

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Cyclone has been found!

Cyclone’s daddy has been notified. Can’t say too much right now other than Cyc’s daddy is so excited and on his way to pick him up. We are heading now to the Sault, Cyclone has an appointment to be checked out by a vet.   My thanks to all who helped look over the past three weeks, and especially to ...

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Happenings from First United Church Wawa – March 22

Mar 22, 2017 @ 08:21 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. The Easter Cross of Lights will again be placed above the front door of our Church.   Thank you to Maria ...

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Wednesday Morning News – March 22

Weather – Sunny with a high of -5 today. Roads – All roads are bare and dry. Local – Today is World Water Day. Although we are blessed with abundant fresh water, there are many in this world who are not as fortunate. We all should conserve water where possible, and one way is with a rain barrel. Don’t forget ...

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Tuesday Morning News – March 21

Mar 21, 2017 @ 06:42 Weather – Periods of snow ending this morning then clearing. Amount 2 cm. Wind becoming north 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. Temperature falling to minus 9 this afternoon. A snow squall watch is in effect for: Chapleau – Missinaibi Lake Gogama – Foleyet Brief, intense snowfall is expected to develop. Under the snow squall, ...

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Are Wynne’s Hydro Ads in Contempt of Parliament – House Leader says ‘Yes’

Today, Ontario PC House Leader Jim Wilson charged that Kathleen Wynne’s taxpayer-funded hydro ads are in contempt of parliament. The self-congratulatory ads, which the auditor general has said are out of line, are running before legislation has been introduced, an alleged breach of parliamentary rules. MPP Wilson informed the Speaker today that he will rise on a point of privilege ...

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