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Between the Covers – December 23

On the 7-Day Shelf this week are; “A Promised Land” by Barack Obama, “The Book of Two Ways” by Jodi Picoult, “The Coast to Coast Murders” by James Patterson and J.D. Barker, “Elsewhere” by Dean Koontz, “The Return” by Nicholas Sparks. New Movies on the shelf are “The Office Season Two”, “Eight Below”, “Mulan” available in Blu-Ray and DVD and ...

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BURNS, William James (Jim)

“Cheers until we meet again”. Jim passed away peacefully at home in Wawa, on Monday, December 21, 2020, at the age of 74, with family by his side after a battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Rosalie and the late Joan. He will be dearly missed by his children Mark (Brandi), Lisa and Moira Leveille (Darcy). Step-father of David (Mary-Anne) ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United – December 23

Although we cannot meet for Worship together you may like to read the Scriptures for 27 December 2020. Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3    God clothes me with salvation & righteousness. Psalm 148                 Let all creation praise God. Galatians 4: 4-7        No longer a slave but a child of God & an heir. Luke 2: 22-40           Jesus is presented in the temple. ...

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Morning News – December 23

Weather: Periods of snow except periods of rain near Lake Superior. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind becoming south 20 km/h early this morning. Temperature steady near plus 2. Wind chill minus 7 this morning. Tonight – Periods of snow except periods of rain near Lake Superior. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 8. ...

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APH Records COVID-19 Case #63

Algoma Public Health has reported a new case of COVID-19 in the Algoma district. This case of COVID-19 is of the unknown exposure, and is self-isolating. APH notifies all close contacts directly. Details of the confirmed case: Case Number Exposure Category Status Tested Case #63 Unknown Self-Isolating December 21, 2020 Important Information View current situation in Algoma and the updated ...

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Snow, and maybe some rain – poor travelling conditions predicted

Snowfall warning in effect for: White River – Dubreuilville Significant snowfall is expected this evening through Wednesday. Snow will begin this evening and continue into Wednesday. Snow will gradually taper to flurries from west to east on Thursday afternoon. Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm are expected by Thursday afternoon. Locally higher amounts near 30 cm are possible. ...

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Un dîner de Noël qui uni une communauté scolaire

  Cette année, la grande famille de l’école Saint-Joseph (Wawa) n’a pas pu se réunir pour le traditionnel dîner de Noël. Qu’à cela ne tienne car avec un peu d’imagination et de l’organisation, tout peut se faire! C’est ainsi que 148 élèves membres du personnel de l’élémentaire et des se sont fait servir de beaux petits gâteaux de Noël individuels ...

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A Christmas dinner that unites a school community

  This year, the École Saint-Joseph (Wawa) family could not get together for the traditional Christmas dinner as in past years. The school decided to proceed with a little imagination and organization and to liven things up! As a result, 148 elementary school students and staff members were served beautiful individual Christmas cupcakes and candy canes. Everything was accompanied by ...

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Significant Snowfall Expected Overnight

Special weather statement in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville Significant snowfall expected overnight through Wednesday. Snow will begin overnight and continue through Wednesday. Snow may mix with rain, predominantly near to the shoreline of Lake Superior on Wednesday before transitioning back to snow on Wednesday night. Total snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm are ...

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Morning News – December 22

Weather: Cloudy. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 6. Wind chill minus 19 this morning and minus 8 this afternoon. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries late this evening. Snow beginning near midnight. Risk of freezing drizzle late this evening. Amount 5 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Temperature rising to minus ...

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Ontario Announces Provincewide Shutdown to Stop Spread of COVID-19 and Save Lives

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As COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing a Provincewide Shutdown. Additional restrictions will be put into place and reinforce that Ontarians should stay at home as much as possible to minimize transmission of the virus and prevent hospitals from ...

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From the Park – Why leave EARLY for Christmas Break during a Crisis?

Regular readers of this column know well how fortunate I feel to have the honour of representing the people of Algoma-Manitoulin since first elected in 2011.  I can honestly say as time goes on I find the list of reasons for enjoying my job ever-growing.  Helping people is the best part of my job.  And I can tell you that ...

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From the Park – Pourquoi partir TÔT pour les vacances de Noël pendant une crise?

Les lecteurs réguliers de cette chronique savent bien à quel point je me sens chanceux d’avoir l’honneur de représenter la population d’Algoma-Manitoulin depuis ma première élection en 2011. Je peux honnêtement dire qu’au fil du temps, je trouve que la liste des raisons d’aimer mon travail ne cesse de s’allonger. Aider les gens est la meilleure partie de mon travail. ...

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KONTSCHIEDER, Ann Elizabeth

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the peaceful passing of Ann Elizabeth Kontschieder of Wawa on Friday, December 18, 2020 at the Lady Dunn Health Centre at the age of 92 years.   She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 62 years, Edward and by her “one and only” daughter, Elizabeth. She is ...

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