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Northeast Forest Fire Update – September 15

There were no new fires confirmed by the afternoon of September 15. There are currently no active forest fires in the region. The forest fire hazard is predominantly low with an area of moderate hazard near Fort Severn in the Far North. For up to date forest fire hazard conditions in your area, see the interactive fire map at Ontario.ca/forestfire. ...

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The last thing we need are self-serving elected officials

A while ago I was bemoaning to my former teacher friend how exhausting my schedule has been this summer. But I also realized that travelling and attending meetings and events six days a week is really just a part of the job. My friend said immediately that he understood what I was saying because back when he was a teacher ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – September 15

There were no new fires confirmed by the afternoon of September 14. There are currently no active forest fires in the region. The forest fire hazard is low across the region. For up to date forest fire hazard conditions in your area, see the interactive fire map at Ontario.ca/forestfires.   Help prevent forest fires Adopt safe campfire practices! Choose the site ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – September 13

There were no new fires confirmed by the afternoon of September 13. There are currently no active forest fires in the region. The forest fire hazard is predominantly low across the region, with the exception of the Far North and the southeastern portion of the region, which are both showing a moderate hazard, as well as areas to the east ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – September 13

There were no new fires confirmed by the afternoon of September 12. There are currently no active forest fires in the region. The forest fire hazard is predominantly low across the region, with the exception of an area along the western shore of James Bay, as well as the southeasternmost portion of the region, which are both showing a moderate ...

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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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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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Northeast Forest Fire Update – September 8

There was one active fire in the region by mid-afternoon on September 8. Algonquin Park 28 is under control at 0.1 of a hectare. The fire is located near Frank Lake in the southern portion of the park. The forest fire hazard is low to moderate across the region. For up to date forest fire hazard conditions in your area, ...

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A Look at The Greyhounds Upcoming Season

This year, there has been a change of background scenery as I will be writing my weekly column on events regarding your Soo Greyhounds for Brenda and Wawa News, and all the fans up in the North. I am very excited for this as I know many fans of the Hounds make trips to the Soo for games or listen ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – September 6

There were no new fires discovered by late afternoon on September 6. There are currently no active fires in the Northeast. The forest fire hazard is low to moderate across the region. For up to date forest fire hazard conditions in your area, see the interactive fire map at Ontario.ca/forestfires.   Help prevent forest fires Adopt safe campfire practices! Choose the ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – September 5

There were no new fires discovered by late afternoon on September 5. There is one active forest fire in the region. Algonquin Park 26 is under control at 0.9 of a hectare. It‘s located near Radiant Lake. The forest fire hazard is low to moderate across the region. For up to date forest fire hazard conditions in your area, see ...

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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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Northeast Forest Fire Update – September 2

There was one new wildland fire discovered in the Northeast Region by late afternoon. Bancroft 14 is not yet under control at 0.2 of a hectare. It is located near the southeastern shore of Granite Lake. There is one other active forest fire in the region. Algonquin Park 26 is being held at 0.9 of a hectare. It is located ...

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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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