Letters

Letter – Student Relief Assistance Fund

Dec 12, 2017 @ 08:16 Dear Brenda,   Today I received the email stating that I was denied the Student Relief Assistance Fund due to not providing the documentation that demonstrates my expenses during the strike.   As a student, we have many things to worry about; we all have our daily routines during our school year. This year, 2017, ...

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Clarification Regarding Olympia Ice Resurfacer from Municipality

Dec 6, 2017 @ 13:23 The Municipality of Wawa would like to inform all users of the Michipicoten Memorial Community Center regarding the recent ice cancellations. These cancellations are due to issues encountered with increased CO emissions from the ice resurfacer (Olympia). No persons have been exposed to harmful levels of CO at any time. This is a precautionary measure ...

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Open letter from Mike Mantha to Premier Wynne on the Huron Central Railway

Nov 6, 2017 @ 15:35 On Monday, Algoma-Manitoulin NDP MPP Michael Mantha issued the following open letter calling on Premier Kathleen Wynne to immediately commit to investing in the Huron Central Railway:   Nov. 6 2017 Hon. Kathleen Wynne Premier of Ontario Room 281, Main Legislative Building, Queen’s Park Toronto, Ontario. M7A 1A1   Dear Premier, The Huron Central Railway ...

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Letter – Is there any point?

  Oct 27, 2017 @ 08:11 Five years after the provincial government canned the Northlander passenger train without so much as a single public hearing, is there any point in launching a new campaign to revive it?   A more appropriate question might be whether Ontarians are all entitled to transportation that is as safe, reliable, comfortable and affordable as ...

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Letter to Trudeau & Ministers – Open Tender for Gordie Howe Bridge to Conventional Bridge Designs

Oct 11, 2017 @ 08:08 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Infrastructure & Communities – Amarjeet Sohi Minister of Transport – Marc Garneau Good Morning Gentlemen, I have received the following Open Letter for publication. These two well-respected engineers have some valid concerns about the skyrocketing costs of ‘Signature’ or Cable-Stayed Bridges. (emailed link to letter) As a tax payer, ...

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Letter – Why do I do it?

Dear Brenda and Wawa-news readers:   Why do I do it? Expend prodigious amounts of research time, travel to the North Shore and push for the preservation and resurrection of VIA Rail’s Canadian, that is.   Three good reasons:  past glories, present potential and people.   I grew up in a family of railroaders who embedded in me a deep ...

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Vanhof Writes Wynne About LCBO Closure in Larder Lake

Aug 4, 2017 @ 08:07   August 3, 2017 The Honourable Kathleen Wynne Premier of Ontario Room 281, Main Legislative Building, Queen’s Park Toronto, Ontario M7A 1A1 Dear Premier Wynne, The LCBO has closed its outlet in Larder Lake. I am writing to you directly because the Minister of Finance has not responded to any of my enquiries to date. ...

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Letter – MPP Mantha responds to local hydro concerns

Jul 28, 2017 @ 09:07 Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha issued the following open letter today, in response to concerns raised by a local constituent about the privatization of Ontario’s hydro system, and soaring hydro bills: July 27, 2017 Dear Mr. Moyer; Thank you for your letter, and your efforts to raise awareness about this situation. As a lifelong Northerner, an ...

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Dear Citizens of Wawa and Area,

I would like to inform the citizens of Wawa and district about my upcoming retirement. This will occur as of July 14, 2017. I would also like to reassure my patients that a permanent doctor will be taking over my practice starting in October 2017. Between my retirement date and October the practice will be covered by temporary doctors. In addition, I ...

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Thank you Dorothy!

Jun 22, 2017 @ 09:41 The Wawa Economic Development Office would like to thank Dorothy Egan for her hard work and kind heart. Dorothy offered to weed the EDC garden in front of the office, which is no small feat. The garden looks beautiful and we couldn’t be happier! Our building looks fantastic and is sure to attract new business ...

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Lettre – Merci et Chi-Miigwetch

Jun 12, 2017 @ 14:35 Chers résidents du Nord,   Chose certaine, ces sept dernières années au RLISS du Nord-Est n’ont jamais été ennuyeuses!   Car, disons-le, pour planifier, intégrer et financer des services de santé pour une population en déclin et vieillissante de plus de 565 000 habitants sur un immense territoire, il faut beaucoup de temps et un ...

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Letter – Oh leaders, why have you forsaken our Parliament?

Dear Editor,   A couple of months ago the Federal Governing Party withdrew from changing our voting system. That despite that it being one of their major policies platforms of the last election.   The current leader’s father was of a different breed. Whether you agree with Pierre Trudeau, he led. When he repatriated the Constitution, which had been talked ...

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Letter – Hardeman states that ‘Liberals Blocked Rent Control Bill’

Apr 12, 2017 @ 12:00 Dear Brenda, As PC Critic for Municipal Affairs and Housing, I hear from people all over Ontario who are concerned about the unaffordability of living in Ontario. Over the past few weeks I have been hearing from more and more people who, like the 31 seniors in Sault Ste. Marie, are facing huge rent increases. ...

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