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Northeast Forest Fire Update – June 24

There were no new fires in the Northeast Region by late afternoon today. At the time of this update, there is one wildland fires in the region. Timmins 2 covers 4,645 hectares. The fire is now being held. Crews continue to identify hot spots along the fire’s perimeter. Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry staff continue to work with the ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – June 21

There were no new fires in the Northeast Region by late afternoon today. At the time of this update, there are two wildland fires in the region. Cochrane 8 is being held at 3.5 hectares. It is located northwest of Fort Severn in the Far North. Timmins 2 covers 4,645 hectares. It is “not under control”. The fire remains approximately ...

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Climate change is national emergency, so let’s build the TMX!

I could almost hear some of you saying after my last article, “Really? Collaboration, decency, respect and love? After all these articles, that bullshit is all you have to offer?” I spoke about decency and respect, because all societies and civilizations are built on a set of explicit and implicit rules for formal interaction, which often seem inauthentic, but which ...

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Who Remembers Gowan?

I’ll bet many of you do; he was a Canadian pop idol in the mid-’80s with A Criminal Mind and my personal favourite Moonlight Desires. Well, a few of you might have thought he stopped making music and retired into the forest to rest on his laurels…………..but that’s not the case. Lawrence Gowan has been the lead singer for about the last 20 ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – June 20

There were no new fires in the Northeast Region by late afternoon today. At the time of this update, there are two wildland fires in the region. Cochrane 8 is a 3.5-hectare fire located northwest of Fort Severn in the Far North. Timmins 2 covers 4,645 hectares. It is “not under control”. The fire remains approximately 4 kilometres west of ...

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Autograph’s Steve Lynch Speaks…

to Wawa. the Canadian Soo and all da Yoopers out there! Get ready to Turn Up Your Radios……………as Slaughter and Autograph will be taking the stage in St. Ignace, Michigan on Saturday, June 29 at 8 pm with an outdoor show, and during the very popular Car show weekend. Make sure to get a loan as tickets are outrageously priced at $10 ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – June 19

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. Last Sunday we observed Trinity Sunday which introduces the Trinity Season & is the first Sunday after Pentecost. Sat.     June 22   Prayer Shawl Ministry ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – June 18

There were no new fires in the Northeast Region by late afternoon today. At the time of this update, there is one wildland fire in the region. Timmins 2 covers 4,645 hectares. It is “not under control”. The fire remains approximately 4 kilometres west of the community of Gogama. At the time of this update, the fire hazard is low ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – June 17

There were no new fires in the Northeast Region by late afternoon today. At the time of this update, there is one wildland fire in the region. Timmins 2 was remapped and is now listed at 4,645 hectares, its status is “not under control”. The fire remains approximately 4 kilometres west of the community of Gogama. At the time of ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – June 17

  There were no new fires in the Northeast Region by late afternoon on June 16. At the time of this update, there is one wildland fire in the region. Timmins 2 was remapped and is now listed at 4,645 hectares, its status is “not under control”. The fire remains approximately 4 kilometres west of the community of Gogama. Ground ...

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Northeast Fire Region Update – June 14

There were no new fires in the Northeast Region by late afternoon on June 14. At the time of this update, there is one wildland fire in the region. Timmins 2 remains at 5622 hectares, and its status is “not under control”. The fire remains approximately 4 kilometres west of the community of Gogama. The fire is burning on the ...

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Global Emissions – The Prisoner’s Dilemma

My last article ended on a gloomy note, warning that we may already be too late to avoid catastrophic climate change. It is difficult to find a space in which we can see our situation clearly. While we might not respond if we think that we are doomed, we might not respond adequately if we underestimate the severity of what ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – June 12

There were no new fires in the Northeast Region by the mid-afternoon of June 12. At the time of this update, there were three active fires in the Northeast region, one of which was not under control and two fires that were under control. The fire hazard is low across the Northeast Region with the exception of a moderate hazard ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – June 11

As of the early evening of June 11, there are three active wildland fires in the region. Chapleau 4 is located north of Hwy 101 between Timmins and Chapleau. It is being held at 16.5 hectares. Sudbury 2 is under control at 0.2 of a hectare, on the southwest side of Windy Lake. Timmins 2 was remapped at 5622 hectares on ...

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