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SSM OPP Offer Safety Tips to Snowmobilers during Snowmobile Safety Week

As the snowmobile season comes upon us, the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to provide some safety reminders for the snowmobile community. Snowmobile safety week runs from January 18 to January 26, 2020.   Before you leave fill up your gas tank check the weather forecast before heading out. contact the local snowmobile club to check trail ...

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Catch the Ace Week #2 Winner – Christian Lapointe

  The second draw of the LDHC Foundation’s Catch the Ace raffle has been made and the lucky winner of $486 is Christian Lapointe. Congratulations! Envelope #18 was opened for Christian and revealed the King of Hearts. The Ace of Spades is still hiding and the Jackpot currently sits at $1365.00 and growing each week.  Make sure to get your ...

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OPP Investigate 175 deaths in a Decade of Snowmobiling

With Snowmobile Safety Week underway this week, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has released a ten-year data report on snowmobile fatalities, which officers hope will encourage snowmobilers to avoid the recurring behaviours that contributed to the majority of the incidents over the past decade. During the past 10 snowmobile seasons (2009-2019), the OPP has investigated 175 snowmobile fatalities throughout the ...

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From the Branch – January 22

We are still looking back 75 years ago when our veterans were in the Netherlands after liberating the west coast of France, Belgium and Holland’s southern part and were now in Nijmegen and along the Waal river which was the last point the operation Market Garden got in September. But the Waal Bridge was taken and held. With the Waal river between the ...

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News from the Park – Joyeux 2020

Maintenant que l’agitation de la saison des fêtes est terminée, je suis heureux de dire que je me sens rafraîchi et impatient de faire face aux nombreux problèmes qui nous touchent tous en tant que résidents du Nord de l’Ontario. Je sais que nous sommes déjà deux semaines dans la nouvelle année, mais je vous souhaite à tous et à ...

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News from the Park – Happy 2020

Now that the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season is over, I’m happy to say I feel refreshed and eager to tackle the many issues that affect all of us as Northern Ontarians. I know we are already two weeks into the New Year, but I want to wish everyone all the best in 2020. Over the holidays I ...

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Catch the Ace Week #1 Winner

  The first draw of the LDHC Foundation’s Catch the Ace raffle has been made and the lucky winner of $424 is Paul Bernath. Congratulations! Envelope #22 was opened for Paul and revealed the Jack of Diamonds. The Ace of Spades is still hiding and the Jackpot currently sits at $636.00 and growing each week! Make sure to get your ...

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Thank You – Wawa Christmas Hamper Fund

The Wawa Christmas Hamper Fund wishes to thank the following businesses, services, donors, schools and volunteers, for their generosity this past Christmas.  Together we helped 125 families and singles with a Christmas dinner and gifts to put under the tree. Your support was very much appreciated. Businesses: Aviation Forest Fire Emergency Services, Bargain Shop, Bodylines by Crack, Broadview Home Inspection, Brookfield Power, Canadian Tire, École Escalade, École ...

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Between the Covers – January 15

The New Book Shelf is featuring: “A Minute to Midnight” by David Baldacci, “Criss Cross” by James Patterson and “Ask Again, Yes” by Mary Beth Keane. Staff Picks for the month of January are: “The Au Pair” by Emma Rous, “The Affair” by Lee Child, “The City of Girls” by Elizabeth Gilbert and this week’s feature is “I Invited Her In” ...

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From the Branch – January 15

Now that we are in January, that reminds us about 75 years ago when our veterans had almost liberated the South of the Netherlands, and were planning for the spring 1945 operations. In the meantime life for the Dutch in the big cities was getting really bad and people were cutting up any wood scraps they could find to burn. And the ...

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This is International AMBER Alert Awareness Day

January 13th marks International AMBER Alert Awareness Day, honoring the memory of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman who was abducted and murdered in Arlington, Texas on January 13, 1996. The AMBER Alert program is being used in Canada, the United States of America and many other countries around the world. In Ontario, eight AMBER Alerts were activated in 2019. That included 12 abducted ...

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Between the Covers – January 8

New Books on the 7- Day Shelf this week are; “Blue Moon” by Lee Child, “The Deserter” by Nelson Demille, “The Night Fire” by Michael Connelly and “What Rose Forgot” by Nevada Barr. Come on in and check it out! STAFF PICKS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY ARE: “I Invited Her In” by Adele Parks, “The Affair” by Lee Child, ...

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Prime Minister Trudeau – Happy New Year!

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to mark the New Year: “Happy New Year, Canada! “Tonight, from coast to coast to coast, Canadians will gather with family and friends to celebrate the holidays and reflect on the accomplishments of 2019. While we count down to midnight, we look forward to a new year—and a new decade—full ...

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Statement by the Prime Minister on Christmas

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Christmas: “Merry Christmas, Canada! “Today, our family joins Christians across the country and around the world to celebrate the birth of Christ. “Whether you are sharing a meal with friends, keeping the kids entertained in the snow, or spending time gathered around the Christmas tree, this season is full ...

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