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Confederation College COVID-19 Update – March 13, 2020

Confederation College decisions and actions regarding the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation will continue to be grounded in the guidelines issued by federal, provincial and local health authorities, including the direction being given by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer. The risk of contracting the virus in northwestern Ontario remains low.   With that in mind, classes and other operations are continuing at Confederation College for ...

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Alamos Recreation Committee Cancels First Annual Alamos Family Fishing Day

The Alamos Gold Recreation Committee has cancelled the First Annual Alamos Family Fishing Day scheduled for today, Saturday, March 14, 2920. Their media release states: We are passionately committed to the well-being of our company, people, stakeholders, and the places where we mine. It is due to the belief in this value, with support from the recreation committee. that Island Gold management made ...

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Bishop Marcel’s Message in Solidarity With Public Concern

Sudbury, March 13, 2020 Dear Faithful of the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie, Solidarity with Public concerns: Following government announcements of several preventive measures to stem the spread of COVID-19, I wish to contribute to this common public health effort and act in solidarity with the civil authorities.  Consequently, I am announcing the immediate adoption of the following directives. Until ...

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All Superior Children’s Centre EarlyON Child, Family Centres, and Licensed Childcare Centres close until April 6

Effective Saturday, March 14, 2020, all Superior Children’s Centre EarlyON Child and Family Centres and Licensed Childcare Centres in the communities of Wawa, White River, Dubreuilville and Hornepayne will be CLOSED to the public, families and staff. At this time it is critical we keep COVID-19 out of our childcare and family centre spaces. We will resume regular business hours ...

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MFN Cancels Upcoming Citizenship Engagement Sessions in Soo & Sudbury

In an attempt to contain the CQVID-19 virus and protect the health of our citizens, Michipicoten Council has decided to cancel the upcoming citizenship engagement sessions in Sault Ste Marie March 18 and Sudbury March 19,2020. Governments and health officials across the country warn that this is most serious health crisis in over 100 years. Schools, sports franchises and businesses are closing their doors ...

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LDHC Implements Active Screening for Patients and Visitors

The Ministry of Long Term Care has instructed all long term care homes to begin active screening of all  patients and visitor. Emerging information on COVID-19 suggests that elderly individuals and those with underlying health conditions are at increased risk of severe outcomes. In an effort to be proactive, LDHC has begun active screening in all care areas. Active screening ...

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Thessalon Grandmother wins $50,000 in Instant Crossword

Pamela Showan of Thessalon revealed words that meant she won a $50,000 top prize in “Instant Crossword” purchased at Thessalon’s ValuMart. “I could see the number of words I was getting and thought I might win $1,000,” she shared, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her cheque. “I cheered and paced around my living room and texted ...

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Remembering Earth – The Pale Horse of Death

“… behold, a pale horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death, and Hades was following with him.” Please let me let it go Please let me let it go Please let me lose this Old weight that I tow Please let me let it go Please let me recover my way Please let me recover my ...

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Andrea Horwath – International Women’s Day

“The last few years have been somewhat revolutionary for women. From the rise of movements like Metoo and Time’s Up, to millions of women taking part in Women’s Marches world-wide, women are united in fighting the forces that continue to keep us down.   Our strength lies in lifting each other up, and we cannot move forward without making sure ...

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eTracks helps Algoma Steel safely remove 850 tonnes of end-of-life tires for recycling

eTracks Tire Management Systems, a not-for-profit Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) has partnered with Algoma Steel to remove and recycle 850 tonnes of end-of-life tires in an effort to promote a more circular economy.   Established to help the tire industry meet new recovery and recycling regulations that rolled out in Ontario last year, eTracks is managing and partly funding this ...

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NDP MPP tables bill to establish maternal mental health strategy in Ontario

Bhutila Karpoche, Parkdale—High Park MPP and Ontario NDP critic for Mental Health and Addictions, has tabled a bill calling for the provincial government to review maternal mental health in Ontario and develop and implement an action plan. The bill was inspired by the outpouring of responses Karpoche received after speaking in the Ontario legislature about the struggles moms face after ...

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Remembering Earth – The Black Horse of Hunger

“… and behold, a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand.” Night is falling. Despondent, surrounded by a gathering dark, we make no move towards the Black Rider who approaches from the southern door of the medicine wheel. But we hear his horse grow louder, and we hear a voice saying “a ...

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Rotary Donates Children’s Computers to the Wawa Public Library

Fulfilling yet again the Rotary mandate of ‘Service Above Self’ the Rotary Club of Wawa is pleased to announce the launch of a new children’s computer and a tablet at the Wawa Public Library. When the obsolete computer finally quit a few months ago the Library’s budget could not allow for its replacement.  The Club was able to raise half ...

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