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Tuesday Morning News – June 11

Weather – Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h near noon. High 15. UV index 7 or high. Tonight – Partly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low plus 5.   News Tidbits – Annika Jozin from Michipicoten High School took the gold for Junior Girls ...

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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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Rainfall Warning continues Southeast of Wawa

A Rainfall Warning is in effect for: •    Agawa – Lake Superior Park •    Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay – Searchmont •    Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island •    Blind River – Thessalon •    Chapleau – Missinaibi Lake Rain, at times heavy, continues. Heavy rainfall will continue today and into tonight. Total rainfall amounts near 50 ...

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June is Senior’s Month – Annual Garden Party Celebrates 14 years!

The Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat declared the June 2019 Seniors month proclaiming; “Aging Strong: Respect and Protect Seniors”. Aging is about living, and everyone should be able to age strong in an Ontario that is open to all. The theme represents the importance of seniors’ valued experience and independence as they age, while celebrating their many contributions in building this province, ...

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Monday Morning News – June 10

Weather – Rain. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. Temperature steady near 13. UV index 2 or low. Tonight – Periods of rain ending after midnight then partly cloudy. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low 6. News Tidbits – A leak to CTV News says ...

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Mattagami First Nation Declares State of Emergency

Mattagami First Nation Emergency Management has declared a State of Emergency as of 5:30 p.m. Sunday Evening, June 9th, 2019 for Preventative Precautionary Measures to ensure all Community Members are safe. TIM002 Fire is approximately 2,500 hectares. Smoke is visible and power interruption is possible. People on the evacuation list at this time will be people with illness; the elderly, parents ...

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TIM002 UPDATE – June 9

Timmins Forest Fire 2 (referred to as TIM002) was confirmed on June 6, 2019. This evening, June 9, 2019, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) estimated TIM002 to be 6,000 hectares. The fire is approximately 4 kilometres west of the community of Gogama, and burning on the west side of Highway 144, running parallel to the roadway. It’s ...

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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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Rainfall Warning

2:46 PM EDT Sunday 09 June 2019 Rainfall warning in effect for: Agawa – Lake Superior Park Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the ...

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Gogama under voluntary evacuation due to nearby Forest Fire

UPDATE (13:28): Hwy 144 has been opened     Timmins 2, was discovered on the evening of June 6th and has grown to cover over 700 hectares. Aerial fire suppression has been used since its discovery, and heavy equipment and eleven (11) FireRanger crews have been assigned to fight the fire. Yesterday afternoon, Highway 144 was closed from the intersection of ...

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SSM OPP – Bicycling Safety Tips

As the summer approaches, the number of cyclists will increase on our local roadways. The Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding cyclists that they must stay alert and follow the rules of the road.   Cyclists are required to share the road with other vehicles. Bicycles should always ride with traffic, stay as far right as possible ...

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Today is World Oceans Day – Help Clean up Dr. Rose’s Beach

Today June 8th is World Oceans Day, an annual reminder to protect and conserve our life-giving ecosystem. Wawa isn’t near any oceans, but Wawa Lake is our lake, our source of drinking water and recreation. Today, everyone is invited to go down to Dr. Rose’s Beacha and help pick up garbage and clean it up. The clean up begins at 9 ...

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There are no Fakes

The Thunder Bay Art Gallery in collaboration with Magnus Theatre are excited to bring There Are No Fakes, to Thunder Bay for a limited time. The documentary film by award-winning director Jamie Kastner and executive producer Mark Anthony Jacobson, uncovers never-before-heard details about the largest case of art forgery in Canadian history, surrounding the work by Indigenous artist Norval Morrisseau. ...

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York Region high school students lose courses amid Ford’s education cuts

Marit Stiles, Ontario NDP Education critic, called on the Ford Conservatives once more before the legislature rises for the summer to stop classroom cuts as high school students in York Region learned they’re losing 124 courses and 35 course sections next year.   As the Conservatives plow ahead with plans for fewer teachers and larger classes, the York Region District ...

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A Monster Truck Show is Coming

…to BlaSters (Soo Blaster) on Friday, June 28 at 8 pm (doors open at 7:30). This hard-hitting Canadian act with an energetic stage show hails from Hamilton Ontario. These Canadian rockers have three studio full albums under their belts (Furiosity, 2013, Sittin’ Heavy, 2016 and are currently pushing their latest True Rockers, 2018) The band is loud and is knows ...

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