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Camp entreprise jeunesse

  Pour un treizième été consécutif, les jeunes qui ont le sens des affaires avaient leur place pour briller. Le camp entreprise jeunesse s’est tenu à Wawa du 12 au 16 août 2019 au Centre communautaire Michipicoten. Le camp présente aux jeunes âgés de 9 à 13 ans les valeurs, les attitudes, les qualités et les compétences nécessaires pour réussir dans ...

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Between the Covers – September 11

NEW BOOKS on the 7- Day Shelf this week are; “The Huntress” by Kate Quinn, “Summer of ‘69” by Elin Hilderbrand and “Gone Too Long” by Lori Roy. There are some great reads on the 7-Day Shelf! Come on in and check it out!! STAFF PICKS FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER ARE “Map of the Heart” by Susan Wiggs, “The Rome Affair” ...

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From the Branch – 73th Airborne Walk in Oosterbeek and Arnhem

Seventy-five years ago, another major event happened when our Canadian soldiers liberated the town of Antwerp and took the harbour which was still mostly undamaged and was planned to be used for supplying the Allied armies. The Allied Command had a big celebration but forgot to invite the Canadians who were already moving North to the Leopold Canal and the Dutch border. ...

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World Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide is a global social issue, impacting incredible amounts of people and communities throughout the world. Over 4,000 Canadians die by suicide each year, and 800,000 worldwide. That is someone every 40 seconds. It is a devastating reality that countless people are affected by daily. World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10. The theme “Working Together to Prevent Suicide” continues ...

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Kids ARE returning to schools with fewer resources and less support

For the life of me, I wasn’t able at first why I was hearing people singing or humming and even two or three bopping to the tune of the Happy Days show theme. You know the one with starring Richie Cunningham, the Fonz and all the others from Milwaukee. I mean, it’s not exactly on the TV show ratings radar anymore. ...

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GoFundMe Launched “Help Keep This Family Together”

Dear Family, Friends and Neighbours, The people of this community have come together time and time again in many difficult circumstances and I am asking for your kindness and generosity to help another one of our Wawa families. Phyllis, Dan and Jessica Dwyer have been fighting the battle against cancer together and it has been a long, difficult road. Phyllis ...

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Dream Lottery Tickets in the Community

The Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation will be in the community promoting its Annual Dream Vacation Lottery.  Tickets are available at local businesses and hospital admitting. Watch for volunteers selling tickets at the local Post Office on Mondays and Tuesday and Valumart on Thursdays and Fridays. With only 2000 tickets printed your odds for winning are great. By purchasing a ticket ...

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Between the Covers – September 4

  T.D. SUMMER READING CLUB – The end of the summer program brings with it the announcement of the winners of the tablets and candy jars!! Thank you to the Rotary Club of Wawa, Wesdome, Hawk Air, Allemano & Fitzgerald, Wawa Fishing Derby, Northern Lights Motel, Northern Lights Ford, Davidson Fuels, Body Lines by Crack, Kinniwabi Pines, Provost Contracting, The Royal ...

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From the Branch – September 4

Yes, summer is almost at its end and that means things are going to happen at Branch 249 in Wawa, and a lot of it is really exciting. So ALL members are requested to attend our first meeting on September 12th. And also this is a good time for anyone to get an application and become a Legion member. So ...

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Happy New Year!

A friend of mine is a retired school teacher. He once told me about a former principal that he worked under that would wish the staff and students a Happy New Year on the first day of school. This week, Andrea Horwath convened our summer caucus retreat in Thunder Bay where we meet to discuss issues and make plans as we ...

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Rural communities in northern Ontario will benefit from faster Internet

Canadians understand the importance of building communities. They have always invested in ways to better connect with each other—from the St. Lawrence Seaway to the national railroad system to the Trans-Canada Highway. Those investments now need to reflect the increasingly digital world. That is why the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development, today announced funding of over $2 million ...

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Between the Covers – August 28

T.D. SUMMER READING CLUB-The Wawa Public Library T.D. Summer Reading Club has come to an end!  We thank all of the children who came and participated in all the clubs.  We also thank all of wonderful sponsors and donors who continue to help us make our Summer Program a success. Thank you to the Rotary Club of Wawa, Wesdome, Hawk ...

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Meals on Wheels – is it right for you?

If you are a senior, an adult recovering from an illness, or a physically or mentally challenged individual, then you qualify for the Canadian Red Cross Meals on Wheels program.  Do you find it a challenge to drive or walk to the grocery store for regular shopping trips?  Is the constant cleaning up after cooking just one meal getting to ...

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Ontario Northland Launches New Pricing Structure for Passengers

Ontario Northland will be providing savings options for customers by introducing new pricing structures on all passenger travel effective September 4th, 2019. There will be two types of fare options available, a firm ticket and a flex ticket giving customers the option to choose what suits their travel needs. “We’re excited to launch this new pricing structure,” says Tracy MacPhee, ...

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