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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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Northeast Forest Fire Update – September 2

There were six new wildland fires discovered in the Northeast Region by late afternoon. Algonquin Park 26 was discovered late this afternoon. It measures 0.5 of a hectare and is located near Radiant Lake. Parry Sound 23 is under control at 0.1 of a hectare. It is located near the southeast shore of Teapot Lake. North Bay 28 is under ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – August 31

There were no new wildland fires discovered in the Northeast Region by late afternoon. There are 3 remaining active forest fires in the region. Sudbury 42 is located approximately 2.5 kilometres south of Whitewater Lake. It is being held at 4.1 hectares. Algonquin Park 19 is under control at 8.1 hectares. It is located approximately 1 kilometre west of Foys ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – August 30

There were no new wildland fires discovered in the Northeast Region by late afternoon. There are 4 remaining active forest fires in the region. Timmins 22 is being held at 0.2 of a hectare and is located approximately 2 kilometres east of Rice Lake. Sudbury 42 is located approximately 2.5 kilometres south of Whitewater Lake. It is being held at ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – August 29

There was one new wildland fire discovered in the Northeast Region by late afternoon. Timmins 22 was discovered late this afternoon. It measures 0.3 of a hectare and is located approximately 2 kilometres east of Rice Lake. There are 3 other active forest fires across the Northeast. Sudbury 42 is located approximately 2.5 kilometres south of Whitewater Lake. It is ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – August 28

There were two new wildland fires discovered in the Northeast Region by late afternoon. Algonquin Park 25 was discovered late this afternoon in the southwest corner of the provincial park, approximately 5 kilometres north of\  Highway 60. It measures 0.1 of a hectare. Sudbury 42 is located approximately 2.5 kilometres south of Whitewater Lake. It is not yet under control ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – August 27

There were no new wildland fires discovered in the Northeast Region by late afternoon. There is a total of 13 active forest fires across the Northeast. The forest fire hazard ranges from low to moderate in the majority of the region, while areas east of North Bay and Kawartha Lakes remain moderate to extreme this afternoon. Deep River, Petawawa and surrounding ...

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