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There is one new active fire in the Northeast Region by late afternoon. Sault Ste. Marie 4 is located north of Algoma Headwaters Provincial Park, 1 km east of Logan Lake. It measures 0.6 hectares and is not yet under control. At the time of this update, there were seven other active wildland fires in the region. Sudbury 13 is ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – July 17

There are two new active fires in the Northeast Region by late afternoon. Sudbury 13 is not yet under control at 0.1 of a hectare, it is located approximately 20 km north of Wanapitei Lake. Parry Sound 11 is not yet under control at 0.3 of a hectare. It is located south of Fourteen Mile Island Road. The forest fire ...

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Ontario’s “First-ever government of the people”?

As I write this column there are just over 100 days until Canada’s next federal election. In terms of experiencing such a countdown – been there – done that. All signs show this one, as with our own last provincial election, in the words of the late Danny Gallivan (former Hockey Night in Canada play by play commentator), this is ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – July 16

There were no new fires in the Northeast Region by late afternoon today. At the time of this update, there were six active wildland fires in the region. Cochrane 10 measures 74 hectares and is being observed, approximately 100 km southeast of Moose Factory. Timmins 2 is under control at 4,645 hectares. North Bay 4 is being observed at 0.1 ...

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Between the Covers – July 17

T.D. SUMMER READING CLUB – The Wawa Public Library T.D. Summer Reading Club started July 2nd! We offer Reading Club in English and French, Clay Club, Science Club and Game Club. Different programs for all ages! For more information and to register, visit the circulation desk. NEW BOOKS – Our New Books on the 7-Day Shelf this week are: “Unsolved” by James Patterson ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – July 14

There were two new fire in the region at the time of this report. Sault Ste. Marie 2 is being held at 0.2 of a hectare and is located north of Batchawana River Provincial Park. Sudbury 11 is not under control at this time at 0.2 of a hectare. This fire is located east of Red Deer Lake. At the ...

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BUCK Likes SALT on his CHERRY

Yeah, well you’ll get what I mean after listening to the audio clip attached haha . Anyhow, I had the privilege of speaking with Josh Todd of Buckcherry the other day as Pop Evil and Cherry will be cranking out their hits at Kewadin on Aug 3 with an outdoor concert that is sure to bring out the masses. Before ...

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Debt, Credit and Value: Could we Pay for a New Economy?

In my last article on the topic of use-value, exchange value and the carbon tax, we considered the idea of money as a form of social credit. While last week’s paper focused on the creation of value through the production of commodities, money —as a token of credit —is ultimately created outside of the process of commodity production. If money ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – July 11

There was one new fire in the Northeast Region by late afternoon today. North Bay 4 is being observed at 0.1 of a hectare. The fire is located on an island is Denedus Lake and will be monitored to allow for the natural ecological benefits of fire to occur. At the time of this update, there are two other wildland fires in ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – July 9

There was one new fires in the Northeast Region by late afternoon today. Parry Sound 8 is not under control at 0.7 of a hectare. This fire is located south of the Round Lake Provincial Park. At the time of this update, there are two other wildland fires in the region. Cochrane 10 measures 74 hectares and is being observed, approximately 100 ...

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Between the Covers – July 10

NEW BOOKS–on the Seven Day Shelf this week are; “The Friends We Keep” by Jane Green, “The Sentence is Death” by Anthony Horowitz and “The Last Act” by Brad Parks.   STAFF PICKS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY ARE; “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini, “Beartown” by Fredrik Backma, “The Whistler” by John Grishalm and this weeks feature is How ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – July 8

There were two new fires in the Northeast Region by late afternoon today. Parry Sound 6 is not under control at 0.1 of a hectare and is located on an island in Doughnut Lake. Parry Sound 7 is now out at 0.3 of a hectare. At the time of this update, there are three other wildland fires in the region. ...

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Out of the mouth of babes….

Recently I found myself in a local diner for lunch. I try hard to make sure that I avoid fast-food venues. Experience has shown me that while being a patron of such places from time to time is perfectly fine, when you travel as extensively as I do, such behaviour catches up to you quickly. Your overall health deteriorates and ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – July 7

There were two new fires in the Northeast Region by late afternoon today. Parry Sound 4 was a 0.1 of a hectare fire located north of 9 Mile Lake road. It has been declared out. Parry Sound 5 covers 0.1 of a hectare. It is located west of Lone Lake in the western half of Gibson River Provincial Park. At the time ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – July 5

There were two new fires in the Northeast Region by late afternoon today. Chapleau 5 is under control at 0.1 of a hectare. It is located near the southern corner of Brunswick House First Nation, approximately 5 km east of Chapleau. Cochrane 10 measures 74 hectares and is being observed, approximately 25 km west of the Quebec border, in the ...

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