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SE OPP White River – Hamilton Resident Charged after Altercation

On September 7, 2020, at approximately 11:00 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an altercation outside a business in White River. Police arrived on scene shortly after and observed two people engaged in a verbal dispute. Both parties were separated and one was subsequently arrested. As a result of the investigation, Idriss BECHER, ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Creation Time 1 in the Season of Pentecost Although we cannot meet for Worship together you may like to read the Scriptures for September 13, 2020. Exodus 14: 10-31                 God parts the sea for the Hebrews. Exodus 15: 1b-11, 20- 21  Miriam & Moses sing the Song of the Sea or  Psalm 114                        Tremble O earth Romans 14: 1-12                  Whether ...

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HACHÉ, Mary (nee McGie)

June 23rd, 1942 – September 5th, 2020 Mary began her peaceful journey back to the Spirit World at the Lady Dunn Health Centre in her 78th year. Mary, a proud citizen of Michipicoten First Nation was born in Hawk Junction and raised in a close-knit family. She will be fondly remembered as a Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother, Sister, Sister-in-law, Auntie, Cousin and Respected Elder ...

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SLOAN (nee McCoy), Shirley Anne

Passed peacefully at the Lady Dunn Health Centre on Friday September 4, 2020 at the age of 75 with her family by her side. Beloved wife of Willard Sloan for 56 and a half years. Loving mother of Cindy Sloan and Cory Sloan (Angeline). Shirley was the proud Grandmother of Zakk, Bryce and Dana. Daughter of the late William and ...

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MPP Charlie Angus – Labour Day

Labour Day is about learning our history and applying the lessons of the struggle to improve workplace life. A huge lesson can be learned from the militancy of the Elliot Lake uranium miners. On April 18, 1974 one thousand miners at Denison mine walked off the job in a wild cat strike. They weren’t striking over wages but over the ...

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From the Park – retour à l’école

Après avoir vécu à temps partiel à Toronto pendant tant d’années, il n’est pas surprenant que je rencontre rarement quelqu’un qui ait beaucoup de bien à dire sur les trajets domicile-travail. Si quelqu’un souligne un avantage, il s’agit généralement de lui donner le temps de lire ou de réfléchir à des questions qui lui importent. J’ai la chance d’avoir un ...

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From the Park – Back to School

After living part time in Toronto for so many years, it will come as no surprise that I seldom come across anyone who has much good to say about commuting to work.  If someone does point out any advantage, it usually involves giving them time to read about or contemplate matters of import to them. I’m fortunate to have an ...

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Let’s Remember Adam – Back to School “Bus Safety”

As students return to school next week, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding motorists to always maintain an acute sense of awareness and be prepared for the unexpected when driving near schools and in neighbourhoods where school buses and school kids are present. In accordance with the Highway Traffic Act, motorists encountering a stopped school bus that ...

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Spotting A Galaxy

  Looking up at a clear sky is something we do naturally, whether you are taking a late-night stroll, walking the dog or just relaxing on the deck. Without the aid of binoculars or a telescope, our eyes have a difficult time seeing faint celestial objects that reside in the universe. We do see simple bright objects like the moon ...

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The Ace is Back, and It’s Online

The Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation has just recently closed off their first Catch the Ace raffle due to the current COVID-19 restrictions. Seeing what great success it was, the Foundation is moving forward with another Catch the Ace raffle, however, this one will be exclusively online! Holding the Catch the Ace raffle exclusively online ensures the safety of everyone ...

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Between the Covers – September 2

WAWA PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER PROGRAMS:  Summer Reading Program has come to an end! Thanks to everyone who joined our lives and entered our reading jar contest! Our winners for the tablet and candy were Riley, Isla, and Lachlan. Thanks again to Wesdome, Brookfield and the Rotary Club for donating to help us get these awesome prizes and materials for our ...

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From the Branch – September 2

Now September is here and another season is starting (FALL?). So we hope to see soon a end to Covid19 and get things back to normal. At the Branch we  will have our first membership meeting on September 10th. And hope to see a good turn out as our future will depend on how we deal with social distancing and ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – September 2

This is the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Although we cannot meet for Worship together you may like to read the Scriptures for September 06, 2020. Exodus 12: 1-14           Instructions for the first Passover. Psalm 149                    Sing to God a new song. Romans 13: 8-14         Owe no one anything but love. Matthew 18: 15-20    Where two or three are gathered in my ...

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SE OPP Chapleau – Vehicle Stolen in Thessalon found west of Chapleau

On August 31, 2020, at approximately 3:20 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received information regarding a vehicle that had been reported stolen from Thessalon earlier in the day. The vehicle was located on Highway 101 approximately 20 kilometres west of Chapleau. The lone occupant of the vehicle surrendered to police without incident. As ...

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Call 911 If You Suspect an Overdose – You Could Help Save a Life

  The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) joins individuals and organizations worldwide to mark International Overdose Awareness Day, held each year on August 31. Observers of an overdose may hesitate to call 911 in fear of police involvement. To encourage people to seek life-saving assistance, the OPP is reminding citizens of the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act (GSDOA). In 2019, the ...

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