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Greyhounds Season Officially Dashed

The hopes and dreams of about 450 young men have been squashed out by the Ontario government. I thought for sure there would be a season; after all they are playing hockey and sports worldwide, but for some reason Ontario’s government thinks that they know better. All in all it sucks, considering the Toronto Blue Jays are playing in front ...

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Harry McCluskie Municipal Marina closed

The Municipality of Wawa has had to close the Harry McCluskie Municipal Marina in accordance with the Provincial Order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act announced on April 18th. Algoma Public Health confirmed to Municipal Staff that all marinas are to be closed except for the purpose of: repairing or servicing boats or other watercraft placing boats or ...

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Hello and welcome to the spring of 2021!

I trust everyone had a safe and enjoyable winter. As I write this, I am looking out my window and literally watching grass quickly being covered by more snow. Beautiful…yes, but for December not April! I won’t elaborate on the effects that covid continues to bring. I will however, like to send out my sincerest thoughts and well wishes to ...

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Red Pine Purchases the War Eagle Claims

Red Pine Exploration Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive property purchase agreement with 2533258 Ontario Corp. on April 16th, 2021 to acquire 100% interest in additional mining claims located in the McMurray Township. This acquisition aligns with the Company’s strategy of consolidation of the Wawa Gold Project land package. This property (50.2 hectares) is located east of ...

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Morning News – April 20

Weather: Periods of light snow ending near noon then mainly cloudy. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light near noon. High minus 2. Wind chill minus 17 this morning and minus 5 this afternoon. UV index 5 or moderate. Tonight – Partly cloudy. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 13. Wind chill minus 4 this evening and minus 17 overnight. ...

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3 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (#297-#299)

Algoma Public Health (APH) is reporting 3 new cases of COVID-19, 2 from Elliot Lake and area and 1 from Sault Ste. Marie and area. Through contact tracing, APH notifies all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by APH you are not considered a close contact.   Details of the confirmed cases: Case Number Exposure Category Status Tested Case ...

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Phase 2: COVID-19 Vaccine Eligible Groups – April 19th, 2021

Apr 19, 2021 at 17:30 Phase 2: COVID-19 Vaccine Eligible Groups The province has now entered Phase 2 of the vaccine roll-out plan. The following new groups are eligible to book an appointment in North Algoma: Organ transplant recipients (including patients waitlisted for a transplant) Hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients People with neurological diseases in which respiratory function may be ...

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Hwy 17 (Marathon to Terrace Bay) OPEN

At 2:11 Hwy 17 – Terrace Bay to Marathon was opened. The Schreiber Fire Department has tweeted “Streets and side road very slippery. If you are out, drive with caution.” Highway 17 in that are may not be very nice to travel upon right now. At 1:32 Enviornment Canada noted that, “A band of heavy snow has developed south of ...

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SSM Police warn of EMT Fraud

Over the last week Sault Ste. Marie police officers have taken reports from three victims regarding electronic money transfer fraud. The media release explains that, “The victims all say their electronic devices were hacked, granting unknown people access to their online banking information. The fraudsters then transferred money electronically to unknown destinations.” SSM Police urges everyone to review their finances ...

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News from the Park – “Stress”

Stress is not something that we generally think of in a positive light.  Stress, however, can actually have positive effect on our lives.  For example, stress can be a useful motivator in getting ourselves to take action, learn and prepare for events in our lives.  Also we know athletes perform better with a controlled amount of stress.  Clearly though, high, ...

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Tbaytel services impacted by Rogers outage

Tbaytel customers are being impacted by a current nation-wide Rogers outage where customers are intermittently unable to place and receive wireless calls, SMS, and unable to use cellular data services. There is currently no ETA for when service will be restored. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Any customers experiencing issues with their Tbaytel mobility service outside of this ...

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Ontario Safely Expands Age Eligibility for AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine to 40+

Today, Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, issued the following statement to expand COVID-19 vaccination eligibility at pharmacies and primary care settings to individuals aged 40 and over: “Starting Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Ontario will offer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to individuals aged 40 and over at pharmacy and primary care settings across the province. As we ...

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L’Ontario élargit en toute sécurité l’âge d’admissibilité pour le vaccin d’AstraZeneca contre la COVID-19 aux 40 ans et plus

Aujourd’hui, le Dr David Williams, médecin hygiéniste en chef de l’Ontario, a publié la déclaration suivante pour élargir l’admissibilité à la vaccination contre la COVID-19 dans les pharmacies et les installations de soins primaires aux personnes âgées de 40 ans et plus : « À compter de mardi 20 avril 2021, l’Ontario offrira le vaccin d’AstraZeneca contre la COVID-19 aux particuliers âgés de 40 ans et ...

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A note to the community from the Wawa physicians

As you may be aware, since the departure of Drs. Robinson and Shaffaf, the local physician group will be down to four doctors (Drs. Cotterill, Oberai, Stamler and Switzer). Recruitment for replacement physicians is underway, but unfortunately, no replacements have yet been found. We hope to have locum physicians available to see patients of Drs. Robinson and Shaffaf and to ...

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