Community

Municipal Council appoints Melanie Pilon to Vacant Position

At the Special Meeting of Council held on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, Melanie Pilon was appointed to the vacant council position. The position became vacant after Pat Tait became the Mayor in December 2021. Five residents put their names forward for consideration for the position and each candidate provided an overview of their backgrounds and reasons for running for Council ...

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Invasive Species Centre Hosts 2022 Virtual Invasive Species Forum

The Invasive Species Centre (ISC) hosted the 3rd Annual Invasive Species Forum in partnership with Ontario’s Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry. The Forum takes place annually and brings attention to invasive species issues, research, and advances in prevention and management occurring across Canada, and in neighbouring U.S States.   Invasive species are plants, animals, insects, and ...

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SE OPP – Charges laid in Family Dispute

On February 1, 2022, at approximately 4:55 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a family dispute on Michipicoten First Nation. As a result of the investigation, Krista STONE, 23 years-of-age, of Wawa was arrested and charged with the following: Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, contrary to section 88 of the ...

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SE OPP – Wawa Driver Travelling in Dangerous Manner Charged

SE OPP Wawa

On January 27, 2022 at approximately 11:46 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting general patrol in Wawa when they observed a motor vehicle travelling in a dangerous manner. Police stopped the vehicle on Churchill Avenue. As a result of the investigation, Blake KOMARNISKI, 38 years-of-age, of Wawa was arrested and charged ...

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SE OPP Chapleau – Charges laid after RIDE Check

On January 29, 2022 at approximately 12:19 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) checkpoint on Highway 667 in Nimitz Township near Chapleau. A vehicle entered the RIDE program and, through investigation, the driver was determined to be impaired by alcohol. As a result, Timothy MCCUBBIN, 38-years-of-age, of ...

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SE OPP – Sault Person Charged after Disturbance Call

SE OPP Wawa

On February 1, 2022, at approximately 1:51 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a disturbance call on Mission Road in Wawa. Officers attended and determined that one of the involved parties was intoxicated in a public place. During the interaction, a police officer was assaulted. As a result, Brooke MICHANO, 37 ...

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Measurement Month: Collaborating to collect comparable data in Northern Ontario – Take the Survey!

This February, Northern Policy Institute, in partnership with organizations across Northern Ontario, is launching Measurement Month. Measurement Month is an effort to collect consistent, comparable data to inform decision-making at the local, regional, provincial, and national level for Northern Ontario. Given the demographic challenges facing Northern Ontario, this inaugural Measurement Month will focus on racism, reconciliation, and welcoming. Additionally, there ...

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MMCC COVID-19 User Guidelines (Jan 31, 2022)

Screening and Vaccination Requirements All user groups will be required to actively screen their volunteers, participants, and spectators before entry to the MMCC. This requires a user group to designate a member as responsible for entry and active screening. The designated member will ask covid screening questions or make sure the covid questionnaire is completed by each individual, either way ...

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the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre is now permitted to open

Under the new Provincial Guidance, the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre is now permitted to open, with restrictions, as of January 31, 2022.   All visitors must continue to comply with all current COVID-19 regulations, including providing a QR code proof of vaccination to enter the building.   Further updates will be provided to local media as they occur.   Should ...

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Un tournant décisif? Estimation de l’empreinte économique des francophones à Algoma

Les francophones représentent une proportion importante de la main-d’œuvre dans les petites collectivités du District d’Algoma. L’auteur de l’étude, Raven Wheesk, examine l’indéniable impact socioéconomique de la communauté francophone sur le District d’Algoma. Cet article étudie la participation de cette communauté au marché du travail et à l’activité économique de façon générale, et mesure ainsi l’empreinte économique de la communauté ...

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The Turning Point? Estimating the Francophone Economic Footprint in Algoma

Jan 29, 2022 at 08:45 Francophones make up a significant percentage of the labour force in smaller communities in the Algoma District. Author, Raven Wheesk, explores the undeniable economic and social impact the Francophone community has on the Algoma District. By examining contributions to the labour force and overall economic activity, this paper examines the economic footprint of Algoma’s Francophone ...

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Freedom Convoy 2022

  Some politicians call them extremists and terrorists, but this is not what was seen last night. Standing on Pinewood Drive with my family patiently waiting for the convoy to arrive; what I saw was quite the contrary. There were vaccinated and unvaccinated simply being peaceful and joyful. Frozen Canadians standing together in unity, undivided waiting for a convoy that ...

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OPP Advises area motorists to expect traffic delays today and tomorrow

At 11:35 today, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in North East Region (NER) advised area motorists to expect traffic delays today and tomorrow in relation to the truck demonstration that is anticipated to be passing through our Region from Thursday to Saturday. “Motorists should be prepared for potential slowdowns on highways across North East Region, specifically Highway 17 and Highway ...

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SE OPP – Charges Laid after Domestic in Foleyet

On January 25, 2022, at approximately 11:03 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a domestic dispute on Second Avenue in Foleyet. As a result of the investigation, a 21-year-old person, from Foleyet, was arrested and charged with the following: Assault – Spousal, contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code (CC), ...

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Between the Covers – Jan 26

New books on the 7-Day Shelf this week are: “Autopsy” by Patricia Cornwell, “Wish You Were Here” by Jodi Picoult, “Fear No Evil”, an Alex Cross thriller by James Patterson, and “Mercy” by David Baldacci, the fourth book in the Atlee Pine series. New Movies this week are; “WWII Battle for Europe”, “Your Honour”, a mini series starring Bryan Cranston, ...

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