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Between the Covers – May 11

New Books on the 7- Day Shelf this week are: “The 1619 Project” by Nikole Hannah Jones, “The Truth About Melody Browne” by Lisa Jewell, “Crimson Summer” by Heather Graham, “A Family Affair” by Robyn Carr and “The Missing Piece” by John Lescroart.   New movies on the shelf this week are “Serpico” starring Al Pacino, “West Side Story”, a ...

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Running from the Russians

Seeing the horrific pictures of destruction in Ukraine evokes memories of my past in Germany, the end of the second war. We were bombed in Berlin and evacuated 60km north to a small village called Parlow, near the compound of the Minister of Defense where my dad worked as a security guard. The year was 1944 most cities were destroyed, ...

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SE OPP – Charges laid after domestic dispute in Hornepayne

On May 7, 2022, at approximately 12:25 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a domestic dispute on Front Street in Hornepayne. As a result of the investigation, a 30-year-old person, from Hearst, was arrested and charged with the following: Mischief – Domestic, contrary to section 430(4) of the ...

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SE OPP – Charges laid after drugs found at business

On May 7, 2022 at approximately 5:06 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of drugs being found at a business on Goudreau Road in Dubreuilville. As a result of the investigation, Ravinderpal SEKHON, 46 years-of-age, of Brampton was arrested and charged with the following: Possession of a Schedule 1 ...

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SE OPP – Charges laid after Domestic Dispute in White River

On April 30, 2022, at approximately 11:52 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a domestic dispute at a business on Highway 17 in White River. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival. On May 2, 2022, police located and arrested the accused. As a result, a ...

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VALOIS, Rose Marie “Rosie”

September 9, 1931 – May 3, 2022 Passed peacefully at her home on Tuesday. Loving Daughter of the late Joseph and late Monica Valois. Mother of Marcel. Nan to Darcy and Julia.   Predeceased by her siblings George, Jack (Betty), Desneige, Julie, and Fern. Rosie will be missed by her many nieces, nephews, and the countless friends she had made of ...

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Deadly Motorcycle Statistics Released by OPP

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has released data that points to who was at fault in the collisions that cost close to 350 motorcyclists their lives over the past 10 years. Between 2012 and 2021, the OPP investigated 326 fatal motorcycle incidents that claimed the lives of 342 motorcyclists. Over the 10-year period, the motorcyclists who died were reportedly the ...

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CyberCrime on the rise

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) warn community members to beware of cryptocurrency scams, as all types of cybercrime/cyber enabled crimes are on the rise across North West Region. There was a 36 per cent increase of cybercrimes between the year 2020 and 2021 year-over-date. Cybercrimes/cyber enabled crimes are defined as all online frauds and crimes against persons/businesses, cyberbullying/harassment, identity theft and ...

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OLP Candidate for Algoma-Manitoulin Tim Vine starts on Campaign Trail

Tim Vine, Ontario Liberal Party Candidate for Algoma-Manitoulin is starting off his campaign to become Algoma-Manitoulin’s next MPP in the Northwest portion of the riding.  The campaign starts in Chapleau, where Tim will be canvassing voters and hosting a Meet and Greet to meet potential constituents. Tim arrived the afternoon of May 3rd and hit the ground running – heading ...

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OPP North West Region – Myth of ‘Stranger Danger’

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North West Region is urging parents/guardians to educate themselves about child sexual abuse and to have age-appropriate conversations with youth about their personal safety. According to Statistics Canada, about nine in ten (88 per cent) of all sexual offences were committed by an individual known to the victim, with the remainder (12 per cent) committed ...

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LAWSON, Isabel (nee Macdonald)

The time has come to say goodbye to our mother, Isabel as she joins her beloved husband Tory, of 66 years on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at the Algoma Residential Community Hospice. She is survived by her children David Lawson (Jacquline), Carol Allard (Syl) and Betty Ann Lawson as well as her grandchildren whom she loved and thoroughly enjoyed: Dave ...

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Happenings at First United Church Wawa – May 4

The congregation welcomes everyone to Worship at First United Church.  Services are held on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. If anyone has a question or concern please leave a message on the answering machine at the Church (705) 856-2926. The recent Thrift Shop was a huge success.  Thank you very much to everyone who helped in so many ways. The Prayer ...

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Between the Covers – May 4

New Books on the 7-Day Shelf this week are; “The Book of Cold Cases” by Simone St. James, “How to Be Perfect” by Michael Schur, “The Investigator” by John Sanford, “The Diamond Eye” by Kate Quinn and “What Happened to the Bennetts” by Lisa Scottoline. Staff Pick of the Week is “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” by Heather Morris. From the ...

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Bausch + Lomb Partners With TerraCycle to Collect Disposable Contact Lenses Throughout SSM

Eye doctors located in cities throughout Ontario are helping the planet and the local community by reducing waste and keeping otherwise non-recyclable disposable contact lenses and their packaging out of the landfill.   Through the Bausch + Lomb Every Contact Counts Recycling Program, consumers are invited to bring all brands of disposable contact lenses and their blister pack packaging to ...

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L’élection générale en Ontario se tiendra le 2 juin 2022

Le premier ministre Doug Ford a confirmé aujourd’hui que l’honorable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, lieutenante-gouverneure de l’Ontario, a accepté son conseil de signer la proclamation de dissolution de la 42e Législature de la province de l’Ontario. La dissolution prendra effet aujourd’hui à 16 h. Conformément aux dispositions de la Loi électorale, la lieutenante-gouverneure a également ordonné que le bref pour la tenue ...

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