Features

Stargazing – A Way To Destress

As we try to cope with the Covid-19 crisis, we must find ways to reduce stress levels and anxiety. Aside from listening to online music and reading books, try stepping outside on a clear night and drink in the night sky. The celestial landscape had been the entertainment of civilizations for thousands of years before the invention of the telescope ...

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Between the Covers – April 1

The Wawa Public Library is closed until further notice. The Wawa Public Library Board Meetings will be canceled until further notice. The Wawa Public Library is offering, during the COVID-19 crisis, a library card to anyone who does not have one. With the library card, you can access an amazing selection of e-books and audiobooks through the Libby App.  If you are ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – March 25

The Easter Cross of Lights will again be placed above the front door of our Church.  If you wish to purchase a bulb in memory of someone the cost is $5.00 a bulb.  Please contact Maria Reid @ 705-856-2861.  The Cross will be lit on Palm Sunday. The U.C. W. requests that ALL items for the next Thrift Shop be saved at ...

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Diocese of SSM – Update on COVID-19

Dear brother priests and deacons, dear parishioners, The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, with rapid daily changes. I urge you to follow all guidelines and directives provided by our governments and our public health authorities. This situation compels us to make difficult but necessary pastoral decisions, in line with government orders and directives and in solidarity with all Canadians, in ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – March 18

The congregation welcomes everyone to Worship at First United Church.  Services are held on Sunday at 11:00 a.m.  If anyone has a question or concern please leave a message on the answering machine at the Church 705-856-2926. The Easter Cross of Lights will again be placed above the front door of our Church.  If you wish to purchase a bulb in ...

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From the Branch – March 17

75 years ago at the moment of waiting to see our liberators, more V1 and V2 flying bombs and rockets were fired of into the sky. A lot of them did not make it far and went down on the anxious civilians. Dutch boys and men were picked up in the streets to build defensive trenches and fortifications. I hope everyone is ...

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Rush or Triumph?

Before we move to the substance of the piece, I have a question. Who do you think is the best Canadian rock band of all time?  As much as Rush has contributed to the Canadian identity and put us on the map worldwide; I would have to say that I have always preferred Triumph. There is no denying the fact ...

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Between the Covers – March 11

New book on the 7-Day Shelf this week are: “Loves Lives Here” by Amanda Jette Knox, “From the Ashes” by Jesse Thistle and “Woman On the Edge” by Samantha M. Bailey.  These are here Canadian authors and three great reads! Come on in and check it out!! Staff Picks for the Month of March are: “The Whisper Man” by Alex North, ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – March 11

The congregation welcomes everyone to Worship at First United Church.  Services are held on Sunday at 11:00 a.m.  If anyone has a question or concern please leave a message on the answering machine at the Church 705-856-2926. The Easter Cross of Lights will again be placed above the front door of our Church.  If you wish to purchase a bulb in ...

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From the Branch – March 10

It is good to once again have the opportunity to thank a lot of people who have been helping to get the lift installed at the Branch for our elderly and handicapped citizens. Government of Canada, Terry Anne Strevey. Wawa EDC, Maury O’Neil, Jessie Labonte, Shaw Mohamed. Municipality of Wawa, Mayor Ron Rody, and Council, Kevin Sabourin. A1 Signs, Jim Aquino ...

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News from the Park – “There’s no such thing as a free lunch”

Back in the 1930s, a particular adage gained notoriety, even though it was around long before then. The adage, which readers will no doubt have heard many times is, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” No one really knows the origin, but my guess is it became popular through the radio show hosted by actor, humorist, and journalist ...

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News from the Park – « Il n’y a rien de tel qu’un lunch gratuit »

Dans les années 1930, un dicton particulier a gagné en notoriété, même s’il existait bien avant. Le dicton, que les lecteurs auront sans doute entendu à plusieures reprises, est: « Il n’y a rien de tel qu’un lunch gratuit ». Personne ne connaît vraiment l’origine, mais je suppose que c’est devenu populaire grâce à l’émission de radio animée par l’acteur, ...

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“You Ever Seen His Resume? Shatner Has Never Passed On Anything”

…are the words from actress/comedian Kate Walsh during a Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen. I bring this up as I have recently interviewed Jeff Scott Soto who is the lead singer with the supergroup Sons of Apollo. Pre-interview, I did some research on Jeff and I had to scold him that I tried to download his Wikipedia but my ...

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Between the Covers – March 4

The After School Program will be temporarily suspended.  Unfortunately, since the winter break, attendance has been very low. If your child is interested in the After School Program please contact the library or come in and fill out a registration form.  The After School Program is for children up to the age of 12.  Clubs run from Tuesday to Friday ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – March 4

The congregation welcomes everyone to Worship at First United Church.  Services are held on Sunday at 11:00 a.m.  If anyone has a question or concern please leave a message on the answering machine at the Church 705-856-2926. The Easter Cross of Lights will again be placed above the front door of our Church.  If you wish to purchase a bulb ...

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