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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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Bazooka Joe to play Kewadin Casino SSM

Yes, it’s true, hall of fame guitar master Rick Nielson and Cheap Trick will lighting the lamps at Kewadin Casino on July 11 and yours’ truly had a chance to chat with him recently. Since Rick takes on the character of Huntz Hall of the Bowery Boys, with his onstage appearance, I had to google this Huntz feller. Although there is ...

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Use value, exchange value, and the carbon tax

There are a number of climate related stories unfolding now around the world: a heatwave in Europe that, to take one example, broke France’s national heat record 13 times in a single day, with the new record being 45.9 degrees celsius; arctic sea ice having a terrible year; the floods in the Midwest USA continuing to impede both the planting ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – July 2

There were no new fires in the Northeast Region by late afternoon today. At the time of this update, there was one active wildland fire in the region. Timmins 2 is being held at 4,645 hectares. Crews continue patrol the fire actioning hot spots as required. Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry staff continue to work with the community of ...

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Where’s the Communal Pride?

There comes a point in your life where you have to admit your limits and step back – and that point has come for us ‘garbologists’. Three out of the four core members will be in our mid 80’s next year. Despite the will, desire and energy level to keep our surroundings clean, our bodies (backs, knees, etc.) tell us otherwise ...

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Between the Covers – July 3

The Wawa Public Library presents Peter Mennie’s Magic Show. The fun will take place at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre on Thursday, July 11th starting at 7 pm at a cost of $5.00 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the Wawa Public Library or at the door. Hope to see you all there! The Wawa Public Library T.D. Summer ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – July 3

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. Summer Thrift Shop                     Thurs. July    04   5 – 9                     Fri.       July    05   1 – 4 & 5:30- 8:30                     Sat.      July    06   ...

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Big Bright Jupiter

On any clear night, look to the southern portion of the sky after sunset and you will come across a bright object. This is not a star but the planet Jupiter. Of the eight major planets in our solar system, Jupiter is literally the “king”. This fifth planet from the sun is so large; eleven earths can line up across ...

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Doug Ford’s Gravy Train Express

It goes without saying that within every society and every culture exist elements that seem to tend to embrace what most understand is unfortunate, in some cases very dark, ideologies and behaviours. It is easy to come up with numerous examples of these. Words such as segregation, bigotry and sectarianism are obvious examples of this. Some of these have lead ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – June 27

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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Garbologist’s Report – Butts!

In all my previous reports, I talked only about visible pieces of trash – and ignored the tiny annoying things. I am talking about the smokers, at least to the inconsiderate ones. The end result of your addiction is the BUTT! And we see them plentiful all over.   It only takes a few minutes to get your ‘fix’ but it ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United – June 26

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. Sun.    June 30   Community Ecumenical Worship Service -LDHC -10:15 a.m. Outdoors  –  Pot Luck Lunch Thurs.  July 04    Summer Thrift Shop  begins at 5 ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – June 25

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 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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