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OPP Offer Safe Halloween Tips

(reprinted from 2020) As Halloween is quickly approaching, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) wish to remind all parents and children to practice safety precautions to make the evening a memorable one. Children and Parents: Carry a flashlight and select a costume with bright colours and reflective material to increase visibility to drivers. Use makeup instead of masks. Masks ...

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Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg and Community Network Partners Reach Agreement for Construction of High-Capacity Microwave Connection to Community

Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg (Pic Mobert First Nation) Chief and Council have entered into an agreement with Community Network Partners for the construction and operations of a next-generation fixed wireless broadband network for the community being fed by a best in class fibre optic backbone.   The construction and a community-wide Community Outreach campaign will take place beginning November 2021 allowing residents ...

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Between the Covers – October 27

This week’s new books are The Listeners” by Jordan Tannahill, “Cul-De-Sac” by Joy Fielding, “The Noise” by James Patterson and J.D. Barker, “Yours Cheerfully” by AJ Pearce and “Somebody’s Daughter”, a memoir by Ashley C. Ford. Staff Pick of the Week – A Noise Downstairs” by Linwood Barclay (from book jacket) College professor Paul Davis is a normal guy with ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – October 27

In-Person Worship Services will continue on October 31st, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. All are Welcome. Covid-19 protocols will be followed. More Good News! The UCW Thrift Shop will be held October 28, 29, 30 and November 1st (aka Bag Day). The last day to donate is October 23rd. Please, no electronics or large items of furniture. There will be a ...

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Wawa Community Food Bank – Fall Update

The Wawa Community Food Bank wishes to thank the many individuals, organizations and businesses in our remarkably generous little town that have made donations during the summer and early fall months. Our appreciation and thanks are extended to the following businesses, families and individuals who have supported the food bank with monetary donations, grocery items, or pet supplies: Janie Bedard, ...

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A Sky Full of Planets

For thousands of years, the night sky was just a splash of random dots. Over time, constellations were formed by connecting the brighter points of light of a certain area of sky. Here, imaginary shapes were formed representing an object, person, animal or even a god – the constellations. Then came the mythologic stories and how they interacted in the ...

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Wawa Community Food Bank cancels 2021 Feed the Need

Volunteers at the Wawa Community Food Bank has cancelled the 2021 Feed the Need. The following letter was sent out yesterday, October 24, 2021. Dear Friends of the Food Bank: Due to the ongoing pandemic and current provincial (OVID guidelines, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Feed the Need again for this year. We are hopeful that we ...

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MILLER, Charles “Chuck”

We are saddened to announce the unexpected passing of Chuck on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 in his 67th year. Predeceased by his parents Charlie Miller and Valma Wootton. He will be remembered with warm hearts by the many people that knew him. He is survived by his brothers Herb Miller (Judy) and Dave Wootton (Nancy), his sisters Diane Siegwart (Don) ...

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2022 Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) funding allocations announced

The Ontario government has announced the 2022 funding allocations under the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF). This is the Province’s main general assistance grant to municipalities. The OMPF supports 389 municipalities across the province. The funding provided through the program is unconditional and can be used to support the local priorities and specific needs of each community.   Amount per ...

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Sault Ste Marie Métis ring bells as reminder of broken land promises

The Huron-Superior Regional Métis Community is asking Sault Ste. Marie residents to listen for the sound of church bells today. The bell at the 136 John Street church will ring 171 times calling attention to the 171 years that have passed since the Crown made a commitment to the Sault Ste. Marie Métis Community regarding their right to the land– ...

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LOKSTET (nee Proulx), Rosemarie “Rosie”

Passed peacefully at the Sault Area Hospital on Monday, October 18, 2021, at the age of 84 years. Rosie is welcomed into heaven by her beloved husband Erich and her parents Mary and René Proulx.   Mother of Karlyne Andersen (Tom), and Craig Lokstet (Sandra). Grandma Rosie to Melissa (nee Scott) Western (Nick), Dianna (nee Scott) Sanchioni (Robert), Eric Lokstet ...

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Between the Covers – October 20

This week’s New Books are “The Good Lie” by A. R. Torre, “We are the Brennans” by Tracey Lange, “The Reading List” by Sara Nisha Adams and “Dark Roads” by Chevy Stevens!   This week’s New Movies are “A Quiet Place Part II” starring Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, “Ordinary Love” starring Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville, “The Little Things” ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – October 20

In-Person Worship Services will continue on October 24th, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. All are Welcome. Covid-19 protocols will be followed. More Good News! The UCW Thrift Shop will be held October 28, 29, 30 and November 1st (aka Bag Day). The last day to donate is October 23rd. Please, no electronics or large items of furniture.

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SMITH, Phyllis Joyce

February 16, 1930 – October 15, 2021 It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Phyllis at Extendicare Van Daele in her 92nd year. Much loved wife of the late Emersen. Mom of Orville, Karen, Clyde, William, Kim, and Mary Jane. Daughter of the late Bill and Leona Penno. Loving sister to Clair, Lorrie and the late ...

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