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Algoma Family Services’ Student Nutrition Program Launched to provide breakfast bags to families throughout Algoma

Beginning the week of April 6th, Algoma Family Services’ Student Nutrition Program launched an initiative to provide families throughout Algoma with breakfast in the comfort of their own homes. In collaboration with the Algoma District School Board, Huron Superior Catholic District School Board, Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario, Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario and the Transportation consortium ...

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Marathon OPP Investigate Fatal Collision

On April 14, 2020, at approximately 1:10 p.m. officers from the Marathon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17, Bryant Township, approximately 60 km east of Marathon. A motor vehicle (pickup truck), traveling westbound collided with an eastbound tractor-trailer unit. The lone occupant of the pickup truck was pronounced deceased at the ...

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Rotary Club of Wawa makes Donation to Wawa Volunteer Firefighters Association

  On behalf of the Michipicoten Volunteer Firefighters Association, we would like to thank the Rotary Club of Wawa for their generosity and continued support. The Association has just received a donation of $ 10,000.00 in order for us to purchase the MULTI-FORCE, (Forcible Entry Door System). This training aid will aid in training the Wawa Fire Department in gaining ...

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Premier Doug Ford Delivers Easter Greetings

Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement to mark Easter Sunday: “Today, people across Ontario will celebrate the joyous occasion of Easter. For Christians, Easter Sunday is the holiest day in the Christian calendar and marks the triumphant resurrection of Jesus Christ. For others, the Easter long weekend is a time to celebrate the arrival of spring, spend quality ...

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COVID-19: Raise your Northern Voices

Statistics Canada recently released two surveys to assess the impacts of COVID-19 in Canada, developing new approaches and products along the way to better serve Canadians and deliver insight through data. GET YOUR VOICE HEARD! Northern Policy Institute is strongly encouraging all northern businesses to respond to a new “crowd sourced” survey just launched by Statistics Canada. The Canadian Chamber ...

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OPP – Be careful of Thawing Ice and your safety

The Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police is reminding the public about the dangers of thin ice as lakes and rivers within the district begin to thaw. Sault Ste. Marie OPP officers recently responded to an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) that went through the ice. The operator of the ATV was able to walk to land and was ...

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OPP Remind people to practice physical distancing and stay home for Easter

For any Ontarians contemplating a trip to the cottage or other dwellings for family gatherings over the Easter Long Weekend, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding people to practice physical distancing and stay home. “The OPP acknowledges that this is a very difficult time for people. While our officers typically expect large volumes of traffic ahead of the Easter ...

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Northeast Mayor’s Group – Please stay at Home

During this time of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Mayors of Dubreuilville, Chapleau, Hornepayne, Manitouwadge, Wawa, and White River are united in ensuring their communities and residents stay safe and healthy. Staying home is critically important to stopping the spread of COVID-19 in Superior East and all area Mayors are strongly urging local residents to remain within their home towns and ...

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Remembering Earth – Swans and other agents of mercy

“Have mercy and lift me up from the gates of death.” “I came here to remember everything that already happened… They don’t remember what they did… They took him out in front Without mercy and without love He was looking for his disciples But they had all fled I came here to remember everything that already happened.” In the Haudenosaunee ...

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The Government of Canada and Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek sign a framework agreement to build a mercury care home

Yesterday, in the spirit of collaboration, trust and mutual respect, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services and Chief Rudy Turtle of the Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (Grassy Narrows First Nation) signed a framework agreement to provide federal support to the community to support the mercury care home. This facility will provide access to health services to meet the needs of community ...

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Make More, Spend Less – Living in Northern Ontario a Tale of 10 cities

Is urban living more affordable in Northern Ontario than the south? Higher costs of food, electricity, and gasoline are routinely pointed to as factors that make Ontario’s northern regions less affordable, but evidence shows that the North is, in fact, less expensive! A Tale of Ten Cities: Comparing Key Costs for a Family of Four in Urban Areas of Northern ...

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Wawa Community Food Bank to open Friday

Thanks to a donation of perishable food from Harvest Algoma in Sault Ste. Marie, we will be open on Friday, April 3rd from 2-4 pm. Clients will be directed to enter via the main door one at a time, wash their hands, and keep a 2 metre distance from each other and our volunteers. For those that did not register ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – April 1

The Easter Cross of Lights will again be placed above the front door of our Church.  If you wish to purchase a bulb in memory of someone the cost is $5.00 a bulb.  Please contact Maria Reid @ 705-856-2861.  The Cross will be lit on Palm Sunday. The U.C.W. requests that ALL items for the next Thrift Shop be saved ...

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Municipality offers short-term Financial Relief for local taxpayers

The Municipality of Wawa has implemented the following temporary changes to property tax and water/sewer billings in an effort to provide local taxpayers with short-term financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic effective immediately; Property tax interest and penalty charges will be waived until June 30, 2020, for the next property tax installment which is due on April 30, 2020. Pre- ...

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