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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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Between the Covers – June 12

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM continues until the end of June!!  This program is open to children up to the age of 13.  Children aged 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult. We have Story and Craft Club on Tuesday, Clay Club on Wednesday, Drawing Club on Thursday and Game Club on Friday. The program runs from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.  ...

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First Anniversary of current Government

In contemplating the end of this spring session, it occurs to me that today marks one year since our last provincial election and the Legislature recesses for the summer; assuming Doug Ford doesn’t repeat his sudden call for MPPs to sit well into the middle of summer. A year ago in this column readers were advised to, “Fasten your seatbelts. ...

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Le premier anniversaire de notre dernière élection provinciale

En contemplant la fin de cette session de printemps, il me semble qu’aujourd’hui marque le premier anniversaire de notre dernière élection provinciale et des vacances parlementaires de l’été; en supposant que Doug Ford ne répète pas son appel soudain aux députés de revenir siéger au milieu de l’été. Il y a un an, dans cette chronique, il était conseillé aux ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update- June 11

As of the early evening of June 10, there are four 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. Sudbury 6 is under control at 0.5 of ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – June 9

By the time this report was created there were two new fires in the Northeast Region. Sudbury 6 is located on the south shore of the French River, approximately eight kilometres southeast of Ouellette. The 0.2 hectare fire is not under control. Parry Sound 3 is located approximately 11 kilometres northeast of Britt. The fire is out at 0.1 hectares. ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – June 6

As of the afternoon of June 6, there are three active wildland fires in the region. Sudbury 2 measures 0.2 of a hectare and is under control. It is located on the southwest side of Windy Lake. Kirkland Lake 1 measures 1.5 hectare and is located southwest of Vigrass Lake, approximately 3 km southwest of the community of Swastika. Wawa ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – June 5

As of the afternoon of June 5, there are two active wildland fires in the region. Chapleau 3 is being held at 0.8 of a hectare, approximately 30 km northwest of Chapleau, outside the northeast boundary of The Shoals Provincial Park. Sudbury 2 measures 0.2 of a hectare and is under control. It is located on the southwest side of Windy Lake. At ...

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Why it’s not processed foods fault

A recent study was released confirming what many of us already suspected: eating a diet of processed foods-even when matched for sugar, fat & calories- leads to weight gain. The researchers admit their study had flaws, such as what constitutes a processed food; however, they were still surprised by the results. They thought because the processed and unprocessed diets were ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – June 4

As of the afternoon of June 4, there is one active wildland fire in the region. Sudbury 2 measures 0.2 of a hectare and is under control at the time of this update. It is located on the southwest side of Windy Lake. At the time of this update, the fire hazard is mostly low to moderate across the region ...

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Canada is a Great Country – but the dirtiest?

  It was a sunny but windy day on Highway 17 North when the three of us with our heads down, sorted the recyclables when a male voice out of nowhere complimented our efforts. In surprise, we looked up and there was this tall man in a perfect cycling outfit on an even more perfect bike introducing himself. He had ...

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There is no way back

This is the third and final article in my series of three principles for thinking about climate change (you can find links to the previous two at the bottom of this article). I have deliberately made these articles as simple as possible. There is no shortage of incredible content (including powerful visuals) available on the internet provided by climate scientists ...

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Workplace Safety & Insurance Board(WSIB) cases take the longest to resolve

A short while ago my office team was telling me about some improvements to a computer program we use to manage the huge volume of case work that comes through our office. The improvements were predominantly geared to efficiency, streamlining file management and advanced means of file saving and recall. I was very pleased to hear my team finds the ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – June 2

As of the afternoon of June 2, there is one active wildland fire in the region. Chapleau 2 measures 0.4 of a hectare and it is not under control. It is located west of Spanish River Provincial Park, more specifically just west of Low Lake. At the time of this update, the fire hazard is mostly moderate to high across the ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – May 30

As of the afternoon of May 30, there are no active wildland fires in the region. At the time of this update, the fire hazard is mostly low to moderate on the eastern side of the region, and mostly moderate to high on the western side of the region. Northwest Forest Fire Update There were no new forest fires in the ...

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