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The Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation Hits Goal for #GivingTuesday

  On December 1st, 2020, the Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation, along with its partner Northern Lights Ford kicked off the giving season with its GivingTuesday appeal.  The Foundation’s goal was to raise $5,000 in 24 hours and Northern Lights Ford agreed to match donations up to $250.   On December 3rd, 2020 the Foundation staff received the match donation ...

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Breaking the Silence. All Men and boys play important role in ending violence

Today, December 6, marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre. As we remember this tragedy, the Ontario Native Women Association (ONWA) calls upon all men and boys to Breaking the Silence against violence targeted to Indigenous women and girls. Men and boys have an important role in ...

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Winner of Week 12 – LDHCF Catch the Ace

Congratulations to Doug Mitchell, winner of Week 12 of the Foundation’s Catch the Ace Lottery! The Foundation is happy to announce that the progressive jackpot continues to grow; it sits at $6,218  as Week 13 begins.   Here are the final numbers for week #12: Weekly Pot: $485, Progressive Pot: $6,218 Winner: Doug Mitchell. Envelope #34 revealed the 2 of ...

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Marathon OPP – Marathon Man Charged with Operation While Impaired

On December 3, 2020 officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment conducted a Festive RIDE in the Town of Marathon. The officers conducted random roadside tests on drivers (for example, every 4 vehicles). At approximately 8:05 p.m., a driver failed the roadside test side on an Approved Screening Device (ASD) and was arrested. The driver was taken to ...

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Ontario Moving Three Regions to New Levels in COVID-19 Response Framework

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, local medical officers of health, and other health experts, is moving three public health regions to new levels with stronger public health measures as set out in the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework. These steps are being taken to stop the spread of COVID-19 in order to ...

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Between the Covers – December 2

On the 7-Day Shelf this week are; “The Splendid and the Vile” by Erik Larson, “Little Disasters” by Sarah Vaughn, “Woman Before Wallis” by Bryn Turnbull and “The Evening and the Morning” by Ken Follett. New Movies on the shelf are “Mona Lisa Smile”, “Let Me In”, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” and “The Good Liar”.  Come on in ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – 2nd Sunday of Advent

Although we cannot meet for Worship together you may like to read the Scriptures for 06 December 2020. Isaiah 40: 1-11              Comfort, O comfort my people. Psalm 85: 1-2, 8-13      Will you be angry with us forever ? 2 Peter 3: 8-15a            The Day will come like a thief in the night Mark 1: 1-8                   The preaching of John the ...

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Tbaytel’s 12 Days of Christmas kicks off another season of giving

Tbaytel’s 12 Days of Christmas are here for another year of spreading good cheer throughout the region. From now until December 12th Tbaytel and its regional sales partners will be handing out presents, surprising organizations with festive celebrations and giving back to people and communities throughout northern Ontario all while respecting social distancing and COVID-19 protocols. The Tbaytel elves started ...

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First Annual Rotary Online Auction Successful

The first Wawa Rotary Online Auction held November 23rd to 28th was a great success, raising a significant amount of money for Rotary’s community projects. Due to the current circumstances, the annual Radio Auction which had taken place each spring for 37 years had to be cancelled so a new way of conducting this fundraiser was found. A number of ...

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#GivingTuesday – Donate Today!

#GivingTuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies, and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the giving community comes together for #GivingTuesday. Last ...

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The “Wish Upon a Star 2020” Campaign Has Begun

  The Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation has launched its annual “Wish Upon a Star” Campaign. This year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation has had to make slight changes to the tradition. In the past, for every donation made to the Wish Campaign, a star was displayed on the Foundation Wish Tree located in the hospital lobby. ...

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Week 11 Winner Announced in LDHCF Catch the Ace!

Congratulations to Charlee-May Simon, winner of Week 11 of the Foundation’s Catch the Ace Lottery! Back to back wins for Charlee! Way to play Charlee! The Foundation is happy to announce that the progressive jackpot continues to grow; it sits at $5,490 as Week 12 begins. Here are the final numbers for Week 11: Weekly Pot: $467, Progressive Pot: $5,490 ...

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Improved Accessibility at Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre

The elevator in the Municipality of Wawa’s community centre has required more frequent repairs in recent years, impacting the accessibility of areas of the important facility. By investing federal Gas Tax funding in the purchase and installation of a vertical platform lift suitable for wheelchairs, the Municipality has ensured Wawa Community Centre can be safely and comfortably used by all ...

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Célébrer la saison des Fêtes en sécurité

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Cette année, la période des Fêtes prendra une allure quelque peu différente en raison de la pandémie de COVID-19. Afin d’aider les Ontariens et Ontariennes à commencer à se préparer de façon sécuritaire pour cette période, le gouvernement, sur l’avis du médecin hygiéniste en chef et les conseils du Groupe des mesures de santé publique, prodigue des conseils préliminaires sur ...

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Holiday Safety during COVID-19

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The holidays are going to look a little different this year due to COVID-19. To support Ontarians as they begin to safely plan for the season, the Ontario government, based on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and input from the Public Health Measures Table, is providing preliminary guidance on how to safely celebrate this year and ...

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