Community

Municipality of Wawa Declares a State of Emergency

Mayor Rody has advised that the Municipality of Wawa has officially declared a State of Emergency effective Monday, March 30, 2020, at 1:45 p.m. This declaration follows similar actions taken by the Province of Ontario and several communities in Northern Ontario including White River and Manitouwadge. The Emergency Declaration provides more flexibility for the Municipality to take local action such ...

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Letter – Rotary Annual Auction

To the Citizens of Wawa and Rotary Supporters, The Rotary Club of Wawa had been well underway with preparations for the Annual Auction which was to have held on April 25 . Under the current circumstances it is necessary to postpone the event for now, but hold it at the soonest possible opportunity. Our main partners in this venture have all been extremely understanding ...

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NDP calls for immediate help for Kashechewan First Nation to move to Site 5

Sol Mamakwa, the MPP for Kiiwetinoong and critic for Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation, and Guy Bourgouin, the MPP for Mushkegowuk-James Bay, said that Kashechewan First Nation is facing a dire situation due to the arrival of the spring flood season, and is calling on the government to step in, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and help Kashechewan move to ...

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Good Morning Algoma-Manitoulin

Good morning Algoma-Manitoulin, I hope you are doing well. As I and my team have been taking in and returning calls to people throughout the day, I have been finding most people in good shape but there is no doubt that this is not an easy period. However, as I have noted before, it is impressive how neighbours and communities ...

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Wawa Community Food Bank – UPDATE March 23

We will be open during our usual hours: Wed Mar 25th from 2-4 pm. Clients will be directed to enter one at a time, wash their hands, and keep a 2 meter distance from each other and our volunteers while waiting in line and inside the food bank. Clients will be able to leave their contact info with a Wawa ...

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Week 10 – Winner of the LDHCF ‘Catch the Ace’ Announced!

Congratulations to Spencer Jennings! Envelope #26 was opened for Spencer and revealed the Four of Clubs. In light of the current COVID-19 situation, LDHCF Catch the Ace will be temporarily suspended. When Catch the Ace resumes, it will pick up from where we left off and continue with our Week #11. The Jackpot sits at $7,003.50! The Foundation would like ...

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Netimizaagamig Nishnaabeg (formerly Pic Mobert First Nation) closes community to non-residents

March 20, 2020 Mobert, Ontario The Chief and Council of the Netimizaagamig Nishnaabeg (formerly Pic Mobert First Nation), today passed a band council resolution closing the community to non-residents, effective immediately. Chief Johanna Desmoulin said, “This was a necessary and timely decision to make in light of the global pandemic and the state of emergency in place in Ontario, and ...

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Province Launches First Phase of the Learn at Home Portal

Today, Premier Doug Ford joined Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education to launch the first phase of Learn at Home and Apprendre à la maison, a new online portal that will provide resources for families so students can continue their education while schools are closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. “As a father myself, I know parents always want the best for their ...

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OFSC to close all OFSC Prescribed Snowmobile Trails Midnight, Saturday, March 21st

Due to the pandemic Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the constantly changing updates and directives from all levels of government, the OFSC is taking proactive measures to support efforts to reduce the spread of this worldwide pandemic. These are unprecedented times and like many other responsible businesses we are taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of you, your families, our ...

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MFN takes measures to protect members

Please be advised that Michipicoten’s Chief and Council are taking all necessary precautions to keep our citizens, staff and guests safe as the CQVID-19 pandemic evolves. First and foremost, there are no current presumptive or confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Michipicoten First Nation. Due to the CQVID-19 (corona virus), all Michipicoten programs and meetings are cancelled until further notice. Michipicoten’s Administrative, Health Centre, ...

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Ontario Status Update on Ontario Parks Operations in Response to COVID-19

Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, issued the following update on Ontario Parks operations in response to COVID-19 developments:   “As COVID-19 continues to quickly evolve, we want to ensure public safety and the well-being of our visitors and staff in Ontario’s provincial parks. In order to assist ...

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The Beer Store reduces store hours, pauses recycling

The Beer Store is reducing store hours and pausing recycling until March 31 to enhance efforts to protect employees and customers. As we continue to closely monitor COVID-19, the Beer Store will reduce store hours to 10am to 7pm, Monday through Saturday, as of March 19th. Stores that operate from 10am to 6pm are unaffected. Sunday hours remain unchanged. All ...

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Mike Mantha MPP – Wednesday, March 18th Update

The Federal Government has announced a package of supports for people in this crisis. I have pasted in a summary below. More details will be needed but it appears to address some of the income insecurity and small business supports that people have been asking for. The official NDP response is added in below. The legislature is coming back on ...

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