Letters

Letter – Can Passenger Trains be saved?

Dear Brenda, One has to wonder when The Canadian’s resiliency will be exhausted and the train will be on the chopping block. In late 2008, I had the opportunity to examine the confidential financial data on The Canadian and I found it was then recovering about 75% of its costs year-round and actually showing an above-the-rail profit during the peak ...

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Letter – Waterfront Improvements?

In August, work was begun to do some upgrading along the shoreline of Wawa Lake and to the drains that run into the lake. Since the end of that month, nothing further has occurred and culverts, equipment, temporary fencing was set up. Well, here it is approximately two months later and after the wind and waves of the past few ...

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Letter to the Salmon/Lake Trout Fishermen in Michipicoten Bay

I just came back (Friday August 25, 4 p.m.) from a walk on Driftwood Beach.  My old legs told me that one third of the way down the beach was far enough. I am absolutely amazed at the lack of litter so far this fishing season…. Well done!  I DID pick up two partial lure plastic bags, a couple of bottle caps, ...

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MPP Sol Mamakwa writes Minister of Education about Resuming Indigenous Cirriculum

On Tuesday, NDP MPP Sol Mamakwa (Kiiwetinoong) wrote the Minister of Education calling for Indigenous curriculum development to resume immediately. Last month, the Ford government abruptly cancelled writing sessions intended to make final revisions to a reconciliation curriculum and develop a curriculum to introduce children to Indigenous languages.   Aug. 21, 2018  The Hon. Lisa Thompson Minister of Education Mowat ...

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Letter – VIA Rail Bosses Not Up to the Job

With Greyhound set to end bus service from Sudbury to the west coast of BC, there is now an opening for VIA Rail to deliver needed public transportation and expand passenger rail markets in Northern Ontario. However, the Montreal-based bosses at the Crown corporation are not up to that job. With Greyhound runs disappearing by November, places like Thunder Bay ...

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A Letter to Kathryn McGarry, MTO – “Culvert Collapse – Unacceptable”

May 12, 2018 @ 15:32 Minister McGarry, Ministry of Transportation Legislative Building, Queen’s Park Toronto ON  M7A 1A1 Saturday, May 12, 2018 Dear Minister McGarry Yesterday a sinkhole opened at a weak point in a culvert on Highway 17, near Wawa. As of noon today, the highway is still closed.  The detour route would add over two hours to the trip.  This is ...

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To my Wawa Patients:

To my Wawa Patients:   I wish to inform you that I will be closing my practice effective May 1, 2018.  My husband and I will be moving to Southern Ontario to be closer to our families.   At this time, the Wawa Family Health Team is actively recruiting for a physician to replace me.  Please be reassured that you ...

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Letter – Release Arrangement between Ontario and Carillion Canada

Feb 8, 2018 @ 11:35 On Thursday, Ontario NDP Transportation critic Wayne Gates wrote to Premier Kathleen Wynne calling for the release of the latest arrangement between Ontario and Carillion Canada, negotiated after the collapse of Carillion’s U.K.-based parent company. Feb. 8, 2018 Hon. Kathleen O. Wynne, MPP Room 281, Main Legislative Building, Queen’s Park Toronto, Ontario M7A 1A1   ...

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Lettre à l’éditeur – Je suis responsable envers vous

Feb 2, 2018 @ 11:28 Chers résidents du Nord, J’aimerais vous parler au sujet de ma première journée au poste de directeur général du Réseau local d’intégration des services de santé (RLISS) du Nord-Est. Le matin du 22 janvier, j’ai passé la première heure à m’entretenir avec les membres de ma nouvelle équipe. Certains étaient dans la salle avec moi, ...

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Letter to the Editor – I’m Accountable to You

Feb 2, 2018 @ 11:21 Dear Northerners, Let me tell you about my first day on the job as CEO of the North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN). On the morning of January 22, I spent the first hour of my new job sitting down with my new team of staff. Some were in the room with me, ...

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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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