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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – January 20, Third Sunday After Epiphany

Although we cannot meet for Worship together you may like to read the Scriptures for  24 January 2021 Jonah 3: 1-5, 10            Jonah calls Nineveh to repent. Psalm 62: 5-12               Be still, my soul, and wait for God. 1 Corinthians 7: 29-31   The time is short for the present form of the world. Mark 1: 14-20                 Jesus calls Simon, Andrew, ...

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Between the Covers – January 20

Following the updated announcement of the extension of a province-wide shutdown, the Wawa Public Library will remain closed for inside access until February 11th, 2021 pending further extensions. This follows new provincial orders received on January 12th, 2021. Unfortunately, the AfterSchool Program will be suspended until further notice. The next Wawa Public Library Board Meetings is canceled. We will be ...

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Can Northern Ontario become it’s own supply chain? Yes, in a Circular Economy

Economic recovery, future growth, job creation and sustainability were all topics that were discussed in the Northern Ontario Circular Economy Symposium that was hosted virtually on January 19.   The circular economy movement is one of the biggest ideas in sustainable thinking at the moment. Visualize an economy where we minimize waste and generate prosperity for future generations. Creating more ...

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SE OPP looking for information in Chapleau Break and Enter

On January 8, 2021, at approximately 2:30 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a break and enter call at a business on Birch Street in Chapleau. Police were called to this same address on January 1 for a similar occurrence. The first break-in is believed to have taken place sometime between December ...

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Snowfall Warning from Schreiber to Searchmont

A Snowfall warning in effect from Schreiber to Searchmont. Snowfall with total amounts of 15 to 20 cm is expected by Thursday morning. Lake enhanced snow will develop along the northern shore of Lake Superior this morning and spread to the eastern shore in the afternoon. This snow combined with moderate winds could result in blowing snow, reducing visibilities considerably. ...

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From the Branch – Jan 20

Yes we are now 1 week into our lockdown and It is hard especially for our seniors. But we have to be strong and our lives depend on everyone obeying the rules. And with vaccinations coming soon, I am sure we will see things improve within the next months. Comrades stay strong and healthy and then we can celebrate the ...

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Morning News – January 20th

Weather: Cloudy. A few flurries beginning this morning then changing to snow at times heavy and local blowing snow this afternoon. Local amount 5 cm. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 60 late this morning. High minus 5. Wind chill minus 26 this morning and minus 14 this afternoon. Tonight – Snow at times heavy and local blowing snow. ...

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Morning News – January 19th

Weather: Periods of snow ending this morning then mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light this morning. Temperature steady near minus 13. Wind chill minus 24 this morning and minus 16 this afternoon. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Partly cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind up to 15 km/h. ...

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Winter Weather Travel Advisory continues

The Winter Weather Travel Advisory remains in effect for a region from Montreal River to St. Joseph Island. Lake effect snow between Montreal River and St. Joseph Island could affect road conditions and visibilities. It was issued at 10 p.m. last night. A low-pressure system will move through the area bringing heavy snow, will develop lake effect snow by early ...

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Winter Weather Travel Advisory

Environment Canada has issued a Winter Weather Travel Advisory for tomorrow morning. Lake effect show between Montreal River and St. Joseph Island could affect road conditions and visibilities. A low-pressure system will move through the area tonight bring snow and will develop lake effect snow by early Tuesday morning. Environment Canada warns that local snowfall amounts near 10 centimetres are ...

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APH reports region’s first COVID-19 related death

It is with great sadness that today we are reporting the region’s first death related to COVID-19. Out of respect for the family, no further information is being shared. “I am deeply saddened by this loss of life,” said Dr. Jennifer Loo, Medical Officer of Health for Algoma Public Health. “As a supportive and compassionate community, we extend our most ...

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meadows.constraint.covered

meadows.constraint.covered What in the world does that mean? A group of developers has created an app and three-word phrases have been used to define every 3 meter square in the world. For example, “meadows.constraint.covered” defines the three-metre square for the Wawa Goose Monument. Or perhaps you are in the blueberry patch, your friends are bringing the picnic basket, and you ...

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Ontario Makes it easier to be a Security Guard

The Ontario government eliminated the problem of people needing to travel to take the test to become a security guard or private investigator. Beginning today, applicants will be able to take the test online. “Expanding to online testing for security guards and private investigators is another step forward in our government’s work to modernize frontline services and programming for Ontarians,” ...

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Morning News – January 18th

Weather: Sunny this morning and early this afternoon then a mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of flurries this afternoon. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 8. Wind chill minus 22 this morning and minus 11 this afternoon. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Periods of snow. Local amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind becoming ...

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APH – 2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (#141 – #142)

Algoma Public Health is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 in the Algoma District. Both cases are from Sault Ste. Marie and have contracted COVID-19 by close contact. Anyone considered a close contact has been notified. Earlier today, the Algoma District School Board advised media that an individual associated with R.M. Moore Public School has tested positive for COVID-19. At ...

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