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LONEY, William “Bill”

Passed away peacefully with his family and friends by his side at the Lady Dunn Health Centre on Thursday May 2, 2024 at the age of 69 years. Dear son of the late John and Dallas Loney. Loving father of Derrick (Mars) and Jessica. Dear brother of Larry, late Eddie, Timmy and Terry. Proud grandfather of Veruka, Austin, Alyssa and ...

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“Improvements to Northern Health Travel Grant is a win for Northerners” says MPP Michael Mantha

Algoma-Manitoulin MPP, Michael Mantha, welcomed the news that the government of Ontario has finally listened to hundreds of Northerners who’ve called for improvements to the Northern Health Travel Grant (NHTG). “After years of advocacy and raising the issues of inadequate coverage by the NHTG, the government has recognized the importance of making sure that Northerners have equitable access to medical ...

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JAMES, Gary

With great sadness, we announce the loss of our beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Gary Richard James, on April 15, 2024, in Victoria, B.C. at the age of 83. Gary was born on November 12, 1940, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to Dora and Cecil and was raised in Wawa, Ontario. He had many interests growing up including hockey, curling, ...

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OPP – Implementing Mandatory Alcohol Screening (MAS) During Traffic Stops

As impaired driving occurrences continue to increase in Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) jurisdictions, the OPP is taking its strongest measures yet to detect, investigate and remove impaired drivers from our roads. Impaired driving collisions and charges are up close to 30 per cent when compared to the previous five-year average. In OPP Highway Safety Division Greater Toronto Area (GTA) jurisdictions, ...

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OPP – May is Motorcycle Safety Month

With 370 motorcyclists losing their lives in Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) jurisdictions in the past 10 years, the OPP is casting light on causal factors and other relevant data, with the aim of helping motorcyclists and other drivers recognize how they can avoid contributing further to these preventable deaths. Between 2014 and 2023, excessive speed, failing to yield right of ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – Fifth Sunday of Easter

Last Sunday we shared our service with Marathon United Church. The Sunday message was on accepting people as they are, they will change when they are ready. Marathon experienced this first hand. They had a fellow show up at church one Sunday in the winter and asked if there was a place for him to put his tent. They were ...

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Between the Covers – April 30th

The Wawa Public Library celebrates it’s 70th Anniversary in May 2024! The Wawa Public Library, then known as The Michipicoten Public Library opened its doors in May of 1954 in the basement of Sir James Dunn School. Mrs. Ruth Eldridge was appointed as the library’s first Librarian. The Library soon outgrew the space in the school and a place in ...

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PROULX, Gilbert Arthur

Passed away unexpectedly at the Lady Dunn Health Centre on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at the age of 68 years. Loving husband to Eleanor. Devoted father to Kelly and Cindy (Ryan). Grandpa to Keenan, Danica, Rylee and Linkin. Proud son of Edna and the late Gerard. Brother to Yvon (Micheline), Ronald (Victoria), Réjean (Kathy) and Mario (late Jenny). Uncle to ...

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Schreiber OPP – Impaired Driver in Terrace Bay Charged

A call for service has resulted in one individual facing multiple charges including impaired driving. On April 27, 2024, at approximately 12:30 a.m., members of the Schreiber Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment received a call for service regarding a possible impaired driver in the Town of Terrace Bay. Officers patrolled and observed the vehicle on Terrace Heights Drive in Terrace ...

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St. Monica’s Church – Fifth Sunday of Easter

MEDITATION by Father Duolomane (Joe) John 15: 1-8 In the Bible, the prophet Isaiah compares the people of God to a vine, cultivated with care, but which disappoints him by not bearing the expected fruit (Is 5:1-7). In the Gospel, Jesus presents himself as the true vine that gathers all believers together in Him. Jesus says that He is the ...

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Nipigon OPP – Driver charged with Stunting

An individual is facing a Stunt Driving charge after being caught travelling 109 Kilometers per hour in a 60 Kilometer per hour zone through the Community of Lake Helen First Nation. On April 24, 2024, at approximately 1:30 p.m., members of the Nipigon OPP on general patrol, located a vehicle travelling on Highway 11 through Laken Helen First Nation at ...

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Marathon OPP – Stolen Vehicle Recovered, Theft Charges Laid

Two individuals are facing charges following a stolen motor vehicle incident in Marathon. On April 23, 2024, shortly before 8:00 a.m., members of the Marathon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a motor vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Peninsula Road. Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop; however, the driver failed to stop for ...

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Have you seen Dean?

The Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continue to seek the public’s assistance in locating a missing person. On March 27, 2024, NAPS received a report of a missing person, who was last seen on Highway 11 near Constance Lake First Nation on March 18, 2024, at around 9:30 a.m. Dean MATTINAS, 27 years-of-age, was last ...

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Honda to Build Canada’s First Comprehensive Electric Vehicle Supply Chain

From mining critical minerals to building cars and batteries, Canadian businesses and workers are attracting historic investments to help secure and create jobs, grow our economy, and keep our air clean. In the last four years, automotive and battery makers have announced more than $31 billion in investments in electric vehicle manufacturing across Canada. They want a reliable partner with ...

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Honda mettra en place la première chaîne d’approvisionnement des véhicules électriques complète du Canada

Qu’il s’agisse de l’extraction des minéraux critiques ou de la fabrication d’automobiles et de batteries, les entreprises et les travailleurs du Canada attirent des investissements sans précédent qui contribuent à maintenir et à créer des emplois, à faire croître notre économie et à garder notre air pur. Au cours des quatre dernières années, les fabricants d’automobiles et de batteries ont ...

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