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Between the Covers – May 22

NEW BOOKS ON THE 7 DAY SHELF this week are; “Late in the Day” by Tessa Hadley, “The Mother-in-law” by Sally Hepworth and “Freefall” by Jessica Berry. STAFF PICKS FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL ARE; “The Wrong Side of Goodbye” by Michael Connelly, “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah, “What You Wish For” by Fern Michaels and this week’s feature ...

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Happenings at First United Church – May 22

The congregation welcomes everyone to Worship at First United Church.  Services are held on Sunday at 11:00 a.m.  If anyone has a question or concern please leave a message on the answering machine at the Church 705-856-2926. Sun.    May  19   Rev. Eun-Joo Park from St. Andrews U.C. in S.S.M led Morning Worship.                              . Sat.     May    25    Prayer Shawl Ministry ...

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That is Right – Charges have been withdrawn

The following is a statement by Chris Wray regarding the charges that were brought against him. Sudbury Police distributed that media release from Sudbury to Thunder Bay. In the 15 years of Wawa-news and my 10 years with The Algoma News Review under Mr. Bob Avis; the Sudbury Police have never sent a media release regarding a Wawa resident being ...

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Interlibrary Loan Service May Return in Early June

INTERLIBRARY LOAN SERVICES –Over the last weeks, OLS-North revised its 2019-2020 program budget to prioritize investments in programs and services that have the most impact to Northern Libraries. The Interlibrary Loan postage rebate is included in those services. Interlibrary Loan will hopefully be available again to all libraries in early June. “It is now clear that provincial cuts to the ...

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Statement by MPP Michael Mantha on Ontario investment in Manitoulin Aquaculture

Michael Mantha, MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin, is pleased to congratulate three Algoma-Manitoulin aquaculture businesses on receiving a recently announced financial investment from the Province of Ontario. Yesterday the Ontario Government announced that it is making significant investments in John O Foods of Sheshegwaning First Nation, Meeker Management Services of Evansville and Caselton Aquaculture of Manitowaning. All three companies operate aquaculture businesses ...

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Policy Committee Meeting & Regular Council Meeting Tonight – May 21

Council will hold two meetings a Policy Committee Meeting and a Regular Council Meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. Policy Committee Meeting Agenda (1) CALL TO ORDER & NOTE MEMBERS PRESENT (2) REVIEW OF ADDENDUM / APPROVAL OF AGENDA 2.1 Approval of Agenda (3) ANNOUNCEMENTS / DEPUTATIONS (4) DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND THE GENERAL NATURE THEREOF (5) APPROVAL OF MINUTES (6) ...

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Tuesday Morning News – May 21

Weather – Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the afternoon. High 15. UV index 7 or high. Night – Partly cloudy. Low plus 4. News Tidbits – If you are headed to the Soo watch for the brightly coloured pianos. They were painted by SSM elementary school students with Future SSM.

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Reward offered – Lost Camera at Old Woman Bay overlook

I will offer a reward of $100.00US to the person/entity who returns a red body, Canon Power Shot SX720 HS.  Last recollection of the camera was believed to be an overlook near Old Woman Bay mid-morning on the 18th of May. My recollection is that I was planning to take a self-timed selfie with the bay in the background, then got ...

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The growing threat of climate change – Wawa is changing

Earlier this year Wawa-News published a letter of mine on the subject of pipelines, the economy and climate change. My letter was intended to make the case that as we try to create vibrant local, regional and national economies we cannot ignore the growing threat of climate change. I referred to declines in Lake Superior ice cover, even knowing that ...

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Ford’s cut to OHIP will ground dialysis patients

Doug Ford’s elimination of out-of-country OHIP coverage will make travel for Ontarians with kidney failure unaffordable, said NDP Health critic France Gélinas who called for the reversal of the cut.   Gélinas held a press conference at Queen’s Park on Thursday with Allison Knudsen and John Landreville, who live with kidney failure and need dialysis.   “Doug Ford will ground ...

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Men’s Night Golf

Men’s Night Golf is ready to begin. The first call in for Men’s Night will be Monday, May 20 at 8:00 a.m. Call the ProShop at 705-856-7409. Will also be announcing very shortly the opening date for the Club.

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Northern Libraries Launch Advocacy Website

Libraries across Northern Ontario have launched SaveOLSN.ca – a website highlighting the services provided to our libraries by Ontario Library Service – North and inviting members of the public to join our advocacy campaign by contacting their local MPP or the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Michael Tibollo.   Featuring stories from libraries across Northern Ontario, this website draws ...

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Hatching chicks at École Saint-Joseph, Wawa!

  After 21 days of anxiously waiting, students from Ms. Monique Gendron’s kindergarten class observed the hatching of three small chicks at school on May 13. The children were amazed and very excited! Now the class is waiting for the hatching of the duck eggs!

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DES POUSSINS À L’ÉCOLE Saint-Joseph, Wawa!

  Le 13 mai dernier, après 21 jours d’anticipation, les élèves de la classe de maternelle de Mme Monique Gendron ont observé l’éclosion de trois petits poussins à l’École Saint-Joseph, Wawa. Les enfants étaient émerveillés et très excités ! Maintenant, la classe attend l’éclosion des œufs de canard!

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Algoma Steel Statement of Lift of Steel Tariffs

Algoma Steel Inc. congratulates the Government of Canada on the complete lift of steel tariffs imposed under Section 232 as announced today. This returns Canada and the U.S. to a fair and just steel trade position within a fully integrated North American market. Algoma Steel CEO Mike McQuade commented on today’s announcement, “Today’s announcement provides our customers with the confidence ...

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