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A statement on Behalf of Northern Ontario Public Libraries

The undersigned libraries issued the following statement on May 9, 2019 regarding cuts to the operating budget of Ontario Library Service-North. Today our libraries were informed that half of the unionized staff positions (5 FTE positions) at Ontario Library Service-North have been eliminated, and a sixth reduced to part time, due to recent cuts to the operating budget announced in ...

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Gélinas’ 911 Everywhere in Ontario bill will save lives

NDP MPP France Gélinas held a press conference at Queen’s Park on Thursday to help enact a law that will save lives by ensuring that all Ontarians have access to 911 emergency services.    Gélinas’ bill, 9-1-1 Everywhere in Ontario, is up for debate in the Ontario legislature on Thursday afternoon. Bill 75 has three parts. The first will do away with 1-800 numbers in case ...

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Climate change update shows how steep the challenge is

The floods gripping parts of eastern Canada just two years after record high-water events hit many of the same locations makes it more difficult to see the sense in those who argue against climate change.  There is no doubt that extreme weather events are happening with greater frequency; that 18 of the 19 warmest years ever recorded occurred in last ...

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Between the Covers – May 8

NEW BOOKS–on the Seven Day Shelf this week are; “Wild Card” by Stuart Woods, “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens, “Blessing in Disguise” by Danielle Steel and “The Dreamers” by Karen Thompson Walker. STAFF PICKS FOR THE MONTH OF MAY  ARE;  “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah, “Look for Me” by Lisa Gardner, “What You Wish For” by Fern Michaels ...

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For The Health of It- Week 2

So you have completed week 1 of the Community Challenge!! Congrats!!   Winners for week 1 are: Mackenzie Moore Chrystal Morden Mary Lesperance Kathryn Leclair Jude Robinson Sharon Boucher Week 2 Has changed most of the challenges but the themes remain the same. You are encouraged to sit less, squat more, and get in some good ol’ home cooking!   ...

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From the Branch – May 7

I just viewed the May 5th Liberation Day Parade on Youtube in Wageningen, Holland and there were only about 24 Canadian veterans present with the youngest 91 and the eldest 101. But even they are looking forward to next year and the 75th celebrations. On May 4th there were silent remembrances all over the country to honor the fallen military ...

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The Wawa Ice Fishing Derby Makes donation to the LDHC Foundation

  On Sunday, April 28th, the Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation held its annual Donor Recognition Celebration. Gratitude was expressed to donors and the names newly inscribed on the In Memory Donor Board were respectfully acknowledged. During its 10thAnniversary year, the Foundation has much to celebrate. Over $442,700 has been donated to the hospital for the purchase of medical equipment ...

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From the Branch – April 30

The members of Branch 429 & the Ladies Auxilliary wish to express our sincere condolences to the family of our late Comrade Joan Page. Comrade Joan was an active member of our Branch – Member of the Executive, Bursary, Honours & Awards Committees, Chair of the Lottery & Membership committees. They were “little” shoes, but they will be hard to ...

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Algoma Public Health Continues to recover

Algoma Public Health’s IT department has made progress in getting the agency back online. The Parent-Child Information Line is now operating. Parent-Child Information Line (705-541-7101 or TF 1-888-537-5741) The following phone lines are still unavailable. Sexual Health Information Line (705-541-7100 or TF 1-800-726-0398) Appointment Centre (705-541-7085) All other APH programs and clinics have been and will continue to run as ...

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Between the Covers – April 24

NEW BOOKS – Our New Books on the 7-Day Shelf this week are: “When All is Said” by Anne Griffin, “Girl, Stop Apologizing” by Rachel Hollis, “The Hunting Party” by Lucy Foley and “Untouchable” by Jayne Ann Krentz. STAFF PICKS FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL ARE: “Chasing the Night” by Iris Johansen, “Accidental Heroes” by Danielle Steel,  “An Evil Mind” by Chris ...

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Happenings at First United Church – April 24

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 at 705-856-2926. Thurs. Apr.  25   THRIFT SHOP              Thurs.    April   25   5 – 9              Fri.         April   26   1 – 4 & 5:30- 8:30              ...

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Annual Seatbelt Campaign Begins

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North East Region will be participating in the annual Provincial Seatbelt Campaign which runs from April 19 to April 22, 2019. Officers will be patrolling highways looking for lack of seatbelt use and other “Big 4” driving behaviours: impaired driving, distracted driving and aggressive driving. Seatbelt enforcement and education are one of the OPP’s traffic safety ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – April 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. Fri.       Apr. 19   Good Friday                                Morning Worship – 11 a.m. Sun.     Apr. 21   Easter Sunday                                 Morning Worship – 11 a.m. Thurs. ...

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From the Branch – April 17

Things have been very busy at Branch 429 over the past month. First and foremost with the extremely generous anonymous donation our Lift for the Legion campaign has reached it’s goal. We wish to thank each & every donor for their support for our project. This is a true community endeavour that will benefit everyone. We have contacted our architect ...

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