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From the Branch – June 24

Finally we were able to have a membership meeting at the Branch last Thursday. So it was possible to have the Executive to take care of business until September. Everyone was wondering when we could open up the Hall for some events and do some fundraising as there is not much change left in the old sock. A few suggestions ...

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Keep Pets Safe this Summer, Do Not Leave Them in Hot Vehicles

The Ontario government is strongly urging everyone to ensure their pet is not left unattended in a vehicle during the hot summer weather. Temperatures inside a vehicle can quickly become much hotter than the temperature outside even if the windows are opened slightly. This can put pets at risk of serious illness and possibly death. If your pet can’t be ...

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Gardez vos animaux de compagnie en sécurité cet été, ne les laissez pas dans des véhicules chauds

Le gouvernement de l’Ontario demande instamment à la population de ne pas laisser des animaux de compagnie sans surveillance dans un véhicule pendant les chaleurs des mois d’été. La température à l’intérieur d’un véhicule devient rapidement beaucoup plus élevée que la température extérieure même si les fenêtres sont légèrement ouvertes, ce qui peut rendre un animal gravement malade ou même ...

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SE OPP Wawa – Hikers Located Safely

SE OPP Wawa

On June 21, 2020, at approximately 9:20 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Northeast Region OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) responded to a missing person report near Agawa Bay in Lake Superior Provincial Park. Two individuals began hiking from the Frater Road in Lake Superior Provincial Park. After several hours, the ...

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June is Seniors Month.  Stay Safe, Stay in Touch!

The Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat declares June is Seniors Month with the theme; “Stay safe, Stay in Touch”.  “It is a time when we recognize the contributions that older adults have made in communities across our province”. Given the current circumstances, they are focusing on engaging and bringing seniors together virtually, rather than in person. There are many ways to connect ...

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From the Branch – June 17

Good News!  There will be a Membership meeting this Thursday, June 18 at 7.00 pm. This is very important and there will have to be some decisions made for the rest of the summer and beyond. So, please try to attend and support Your Branch in this time of extraordinary circumstances. We hope everyone has been saved from the Covid-19 ...

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Improving Broadband Access in Northern Ontario – Dubreuilville to benefit

The Ontario government is investing more than $2.3 million in seven broadband projects that will support rural and Indigenous communities in Northern Ontario. This funding will connect northerners to reliable broadband infrastructure that will allow people to stay in touch with family and friends, access public services and work and run a business from anywhere. Broadband investments made through the ...

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Lady Dunn Health Centre Resumes LTC Visitation

On June 11th, 2020, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH), the Ontario government announced the gradual resumption of visits to long-term care homes. We know that it has been difficult for our LTC residents and their families over the past three month to not be able to visit in person. However, we thank you for your ...

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Letter – From a Grateful Mom

Hello Wawa, I wanted to congratulate you on your friendly, kind community. My daughter is a university student traveling from BC where she attends school home to Ontario. This can be a long, challenging drive at the best of times, let alone during a pandemic. On Saturday night, about 60 km outside of Wawa, she got a flat tire. She ...

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Letter to the Editor – An Essential Service at Risk

Dear Brenda, I was dismayed to read your notice of impending closure, and relieved to read a few hours later that you had received some advertising to allow you to keep alive for another month. I would like for you to share my thoughts with your readers. Thank you ———————- To the Readers of Wawa News Our lives have changed, ...

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From the Branch – June 10

Yes, this past weekend was the 76th Anniversary of D-Day and COVID-19 did a number on that historic fact also. But I am sure a lot of people were reminded in one way or the other. It seems so long ago; but for those of a older age it looks like NOT so long because we were there at the ...

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From the Branch – June 3

Now May is gone and it is summertime and even though we have Covid 19 around, let us be happy and enjoy the weather but obey all the rules. Usually at this time we have our last meeting at the Branch before summer recess, but let us hope we will be back in September with the doors open. It was ...

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