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NDP MPP introduces bill to fix the Northern Health Travel Grant

NDP MPP for Thunder Bay-Atikokan Judith Monteith-Farrell introduced a bill in the Ontario legislature today that would ensure the Northern Health Travel Grant is reviewed and improved, and that northern Ontario residents get the support they need to access health care. The Northern Health Travel Grant Advisory Committee Act would see the establishment of an advisory committee to consult with ...

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News from the Park – You don’t need a Degree…

You know, you don’t need to have your PhD in psychology or Master of Education to know the best way to bring about the behaviours in others that you want. I’ll prove it to you right here. Let’s say you want your child to develop the habit of making his bed before school or hanging up her coat when she ...

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Hey Wawa! Shine the Light on Woman Abuse

    Shine the Light on Woman Abuse is a public awareness campaign which originated in London, Ontario. November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month in Ontario, and this year Wawa’s Committee on Woman Abuse is participating in the campaign to Shine the Light on Woman Abuse.   The goals of the Shine the Light on Woman Abuse campaign are: to raise ...

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Between the Covers – November 13

NEW BOOKS on the 7- Day Shelf this week are; “The Chain” by Adrian McKinty, “A Nearly Normal Family” by M.T. Edvardsson and “The German Midwife” by Mandy Robotham. Come on in and check it out!!   STAFF PICKS FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER ARE: “A Thousand Splendid suns” by Khaled Hosseini, “The Last Houseguest” by Megan Miranda, “The Alice Network” ...

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News From the Park – long-term care facilities

Call me a dreamer or idealist, if you will. I’ve certainly been called much worse. I am proud to wear such a moniker because living here in Canada, I’m happy to say I am certainly not alone. In fact, I think one of our greatest traits as Canadians is to believe in doing what is right and that brighter days ...

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“The Stories the Wind Carries”

An interprovincial project between Wawa, Michipicoten First Nation, Pikangikum First Nation, Wolfe Island, and Toronto November 10 to November 17, 2019 Jamii, an arts organization based in Toronto, is connecting people and theirs stories throughout the province! In the upcoming months, the Jamii team will be visiting Wawa and Michipicoten First Nation, Wolfe Island and Pikangikum First Nation to invite ...

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From the Branch – November 6

This Sunday several Comrades went to Hawk Junction for the annual Hawk remembrance Service. It was nice and sunny and although cool everyone present was again in awe that such a small place had such a rich history when it comes to volunteer soldiers ready to fight for peace and freedom in 2 wars and the Korea action. The usual luncheon was ...

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Between the Covers – November 6

NEW BOOKS ON THE 7 DAY SHELF this week are; “The Shape of Night” by Tess Gerritsen, “Vince Flynn Lethal Agent” by Kyle Mills and “Death in Focus” by Anne Perry. Come on in to the Wawa Public Library and CHECK IT OUT! NEW MOVIES ON THE SHELF this week are; “The Hummingbird Project”, “Wonders of the Universe”, “Category 7” and ...

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Council Meetings – November 5

Municipal Council is holding two meetings tonight a Corporate Planning Committee Meeting, and a Council Meeting tonight, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Corporate Planning Committee Meeting Agenda CALL TO ORDER & NOTE MEMBERS PRESENT REVIEW OF ADDENDUM & APPROVAL OF AGENDA Approval of Agenda ANNOUNCEMENTS / DEPUTATIONS Kresin Engineering – Connecting Link DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND THE GENERAL NATURE THEREOF APPROVAL ...

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Nouvelles du parc – le cirque est de retour en ville

Eh bien, après un congé de 144 jours à l’Assemblée législative de l’Ontario, le cirque est de retour en ville. C’est la plus longue récréation en un quart de siècle. En toute honnêteté, je suis ravi d’être de retour afin de pouvoir continuer le travail pour lequel nous avons été élus. Nous travaillons à faire de l’Ontario un endroit plus ...

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This is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

Ontario’s Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management is encouraging families to install and test their carbon monoxide (CO) alarms as part of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2019. “In Ontario, you must have a working CO alarm adjacent to each sleeping area of the home if you have a fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage. It’s the ...

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Daylight Saving Time ends and surprisingly pedestrians get hurt

Each fall when Daylight Saving Time ends motorists and pedestrians are seemingly given a bonus hour of sleep. In theory the roads should be safer this is not necessarily the case. A 2011 survey by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) revealed that failing to adapt to the time change that comes with the end of Daylight Saving Time ...

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Between the Covers – October 30

Our New Books on the 7-Day Shelf this week are: “The Titanic Secret” by Clive Cussler, “Elevator Pitch” by Linwood Barclay and “The Long Call” by Ann Cleeves.  Come on in today and browse through all of the great books on our New Books Shelf! Staff Picks for October are: “The Morning After” by Lisa Jackson, “Sister Sister” by Sue ...

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