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News from the Park – Constituency Clinics are Important

As I write this column I find myself concluding another week of constituency clinics covering numerous northern communities in the riding. MPPs are back to the Legislature on Monday. I take pride in being able to say that my face is no stranger to virtually any community in Algoma-Manitoulin. There is no doubt in my mind that constituency clinics play ...

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“Phoner” With the Silent Assassin of Symphony X

Mike LePond of Symphony X has been busy during Symphony X’s layoff for the past couple of years, but I wouldn’t have guessed it as he set up our “phoner” interview for 10 am last Sunday morning. Even on holidays, I don’t get up before noon on a Sunday, let alone 10. Anyway, I noticed through social media that the ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United – March 13

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. Thurs.   Mar.  14    Worship Committee – 2 p.m. Sun.       Mar.  17   Official Board Meeting – 1 p.m. Sat.        Mar.   23   Prayer Shawl Ministry  – ...

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Kristina Walz & Rock of Ages Are Almost Here !

Regina, (Kristina Walz) and the rest of the cast are set to arrive in Sault Ste Marie next Tuesday (19) to entertain the GFL faithfull with the musical performance of the Broadway hit musical Rock of Ages. I had the chance to chat with Kristina recently and ask her about her personal history and her experience touring with the show. Before ...

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Life is a Balance

Like many Ontarians, I often find myself trying to balance my career life with that of being a dad. I can honestly say that while being a politician and a father, both jobs come with some real challenges, but I couldn’t be happier and more proud to have the opportunity to fulfill my duties for each of these roles. I ...

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Weight Loss and Diabetes II Remission

This article describes the findings of a study of the effect of weight loss on type 2 diabetes. This is the common type which often comes on with older age and weight gain. Unfortunately, it is also becoming more common in younger-aged persons because of the obesity epidemic in Canada. In this article remission from diabetes means that the Hemoglobin ...

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The King is Still Alive in Los Angeles

        Southern California that is… Yes.it’s true, the legend’s wife during a recent conversation needed to get permission from “The King” regarding a phone interview I was requesting; “let me check when the King wakes up” was her exact words; so there you have it. I just gave you proof and feel free to let the tabloids ...

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The Sun – Our Life Giving Star

My passion for the night sky began at the tender age of 8 with an elementary school library book entitled “Stars”. I learned from that fateful day that the Sun is a typical star in the night sky and one of 200 billion stars of our Milky Way Galaxy. But not all stars are the same. They come in an ...

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Foreigner Rocked the Soo

This writer went to the concert last night as an observer and also to meet one of my all-time favourite bass players, Jeff Pilson. Having said that, I have to tell you as a hard rock fan, I was overwhelmed by the performance and musicianship by not only Foreigner, but The Pink Floyd Experience couldn’t have set the stage any better. ...

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News from Queen’s Park – The first wealth is health

I spend a great deal of time on the road which gives me lots of time to think things over. Just recently I was travelling along the TransCanada heading back from Wawa. The view along the shores of Lake Superior are truly breathtaking. The view made me think of how fortunate we are to live in Algoma-Manitoulin where we readily ...

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Happenings From Wawa First United – February 27

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. Thurs.  Feb.    28     World Day of Prayer – 7 p.m. St. Paul’s Anglican Church. The women of Slovenia have prepared the Service. The ...

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A Word from Dr. Kirby – Aerobic Exercise associated with improved Cognitive Performance in Younger and Older Adults

Hi Brenda, Another article. Aerobic Exercise associated with improved Cognitive Performance in Younger and Older Adults This is a brief summary of a very recent article in the journal Neurology regarding the effect of exercise on the brain’s function (cognitive performance) and also weight loss. The comment below the summary is from an editor of Journal Watch which provides these ...

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News from Queen’s Park – Return after Winter Break

This week MPPs returned to the Legislature after the winter break. Recently the NDP caucus members spent several days meeting to prepare for the weeks and months ahead. Undoubtedly the consensus was that all of us are eager to return to the Legislature to do our best to help guide the government to work toward bettering the lives of all ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – February 20

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 at 705-856-2926. Sat. Feb. 23 Prayer Shawl Ministry – 3 p.m. Sun. Feb. 24 Official Board Meeting Sun. Mar. 03 ANNUAL MEETING following Morning ...

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News from Queen’s Park – Ontarians are Resilient

In my view, Ontarians, in general, are pretty resilient people. I take great pride in saying this is particularly true of Northern Ontarians. Ontarians can work with just about any situation that comes our way. Here in the North, sometimes we just don’t have easy access to every product or service we need. Be that as it may, if Northerners ...

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