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The Great Escape Dream Draw is Back and Going Digital!

Algoma Family Services (AFS) Foundation is proud to announce the return of the annual Great Escape Dream Draw throughout Sault Ste. Marie and the Algoma District. This year marks the 24th Anniversary. Due to concerns involving Covid-19 the draw had been delayed from its original draw date in May. With Covid-19 still in mind The Great Escape Dream Draw has ...

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SE OPP Wawa – Respond to Chemical Spill near Rabbit Blanket Lake

SE OPP Wawa

On August 13, 2020, at approximately 4:40 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a chemical spill on Highway 17 near Rabbit Blanket Lake. A commercial motor vehicle was forced to take evasive action in order to avoid a collision which resulted in one of its onboard totes to rupture and leak ...

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Between the Covers – August 12

The Summer Reading Program has begun! Join us at 11 a.m. Tuesday – Thursday for stories, crafts, and fun science experiments all on Facebook live. Remember to sign up on the TDSRC website. There you will find tons of eBooks, jokes, and a reading log for all the books this summer. Keep track of books you’ve read and let us ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – August 12

It is the Eleventh  Sunday after Pentecost. Although we cannot meet for Worship together you may like to read the Scriptures for August 16, 2020. Genesis 45: 1-15                        Joseph is reunited with his brothers. Psalm 133                           ...

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2nd Annual Memorial Butterfly Release

  With the current COVID-19 restrictions, the Lady Dunn Health Centre Palliative Care Team has decided to get a little creative. This year our Memorial Butterfly Release will be hosted virtually.   Help us fill the community with joy by displaying butterflies on the front window of your home or business by Thursday, August 27, 2020.   Step 1: Be creative. ...

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Catch the Ace Week #11 Winners

  Congratulations to Thomas Moore (right) and Violet Uhlman (above), winners of Week #11, Must Go Draw for the Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation. Envelope #2 was opened for Thomas and revealed the Nine of Clubs. Thomas has won himself the weekly draw, totalling $1,028. The Foundation had announced that Week #11 would be a Must Go Draw, therefore Board ...

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OPP – 7 Deaths & 6,600+ Traffic-Related Charges this Holiday Long Weekend

Tragedy struck a number of families who lost loved ones in road, boating and drowning incidents over the Civic Holiday Long Weekend.   The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to three separate drownings. Two other people died in boating/paddling incidents and motor vehicle collisions also resulted in the loss of two other lives.  OPP officers laid numerous charges while targeting ...

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From the Branch – August 5

Yes, August is here and we all hope that even now you can enjoy a bit of summer. But be careful and do the right things to avoid COVID-19. Partying is nice but make sure you do it with only family or those you have in your bubble. As only one person can make a whole bunch of people sick ...

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News from the Park – Retour à l’école

J’ai un oncle que j’aime beaucoup et qui m’a toujours soutenu, surtout depuis que j’ai rejoint le monde de la politique. Il se tient au courant de ce qui se passe à Algoma-Manitoulin dans les nouvelles et commente de temps en temps cette chronique hebdomadaire. C’est un type formidable avec un grand sens de l’humour, mais il a quelques bêtes ...

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News from the Park – Back to School

I have an uncle that I love dearly who has always been extremely supportive, especially since I joined the world of politics.  He stays abreast of what’s happening in Algoma-Manitoulin in the news and comments on this weekly column from time to time.  He’s a wonderful fellow with a great sense of humour but he does have some pet peeves.  ...

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COVID Alert Available for Download

As Ontarians continue to do their part to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the Ontario government is encouraging everyone to download the new COVID Alert app on their smart phone from the Apple and Google Play app stores. This app, which is available beginning today, lets users know if they may have been exposed to the virus. It is ...

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L’application Alerte COVID est disponible au téléchargement

Les Ontariens et Ontariennes continuent de faire leur part pour contribuer à la lutte contre la COVID-19 et, dans ce même objectif, le gouvernement les encourage à télécharger sur leur téléphone intelligent la nouvelle application Alerte COVID, offerte dans l’App Store d’Apple et sur la plateforme Google Play. Cette application permet à ses utilisateurs de savoir s’ils ont pu être ...

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United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

July 30th is the United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) wants to end human trafficking by breaking the silence. Learn about what human trafficking is and what it looks like in our community. Have the difficult conversations. Rise up. Break the silence. Human trafficking is a global issue, but one that is ...

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Nouvelles du parc – pourrait aussi être un candidat

Au moment où j’écris la chronique de cette semaine, assis ici, dans mon bureau de Queen’s Park, c’est le jour après que les conservateurs ont déclaré les vacances d’été de l’Assemblée législative de l’Ontario. Pour la deuxième fois seulement de ma carrière, je me suis retrouvé à la Chambre pendant les mois d’été. Cependant, je ne le regrette en aucun ...

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News from the Park – could’a been a contender

As I write this week’s column, sitting here in my Queen’s Park office, it’s the day after the Conservatives declared the summer recess of the Ontario Legislature.  For only the second time in my career, I found myself in the House during the summer months.  However, I do not regret this in any way.  There is no doubt that the ...

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