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Happenings at Wawa First United – Easter Week

Easter Week: The Arrest and Crucifixion of Jesus ( A meditation in which we pray for the disciples) Come with the disciples to the place of crucifixion. We go reluctantly. It is easier not to get involved. We think we are all united for Jesus, and then Judas proves a betrayer. It is hard to believe that a good friend ...

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Tuesday Morning News Tidbits – March 26

Weather: Today – Periods of rain. Risk of freezing rain early this morning. Rainfall amount 15 to 25 mm. Wind becoming southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 this morning. High 8. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Periods of rain changing to a few flurries overnight. Rainfall amount 5 to 10 mm. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h gusting to ...

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Are you a Senior? …and moving

It’s well known that Canada is facing a “silver tsunami.” According to the Canadian Institute for Health Research, over the next 20 years, Canada’s senior population is expected to grow by 68%. This means there will be an unprecedented number of seniors moving, whether downsizing to smaller homes, moving into retired living communities, or relocating to be closer to family. ...

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Winter Weather Travel Advisory – ENDED

Mar 26, 2024 at 06:12 This Winter Weather Travel Advisory ended at 5:35 a.m. Tuesday 26 March 2024 Mar 25, 2024 at 07:49 At 6:21 a.m. Environment Canada issued Winter weather travel advisory in effect for today into Tuesday morning with total snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 cm, and peak snowfall rates of 2 to 3 cm per hour. ...

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Rainfall Warning

Mar 25, 2024 at 20:30 At 4:54 p.m. Environment Canada issued a Rainfall Warning. Snow will transition to wet snow or rain overnight or Tuesday morning. Rain showers will last through most of the day Tuesday before changing back to flurries Wednesday morning. Local rainfall amounts of 20-40mm is expected. Environment Canada warns that heavy downpours can cause flash floods ...

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SE OPP Chapleau – Chapleau Resident faces charges after domestic disturbance

A Chapleau resident is facing criminal charges as a result of a sexual assault investigation. On March 23, 2024, shortly after 4:00 p.m., the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a domestic disturbance on Pine Park Road in Chapleau. As a result of the investigation, a 52-year-old person from Chapleau was arrested and charged with: ...

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SSM OPP – SSM Resident faces Criminal Charges after Damaging Propery

A Sault Ste. Marie resident is facing a criminal charge after damaging property during a domestic dispute. On March 23, 2024, shortly before 8:00 p.m., the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a domestic dispute on Maple Drive in Aweres Township. As a result of the investigation, a 41-year-old person from ...

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SSM OPP – SSM Resident faces Multiple Charges after Traffic Stop

A traffic stop has resulted in impaired driving charges for one individual. On March 24, 2024, shortly after 8:00 p.m., the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting general patrol on Black Road in Sault Ste. Marie, when officers observed a motor vehicle without its headlights activated, and travelling in an unsafe manner. A traffic ...

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Ontario Extending Gas Tax Cuts to Keep Costs Down for Families

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To continue keeping costs down for families and businesses, the Ontario government is introducing proposed legislation through its spring 2024 Budget that would, if passed, extend the existing gasoline and fuel tax rate cuts until December 31, 2024. “With the federal government about to increase its costly carbon tax, it’s never been more important to provide relief at the pumps ...

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DUFRESNE-CASEY, Denise

C’est avec une grande tristesse que nous vous annonçons le départ de notre mère Denise le 18 mars 2024 au Sault Area Hospital au Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.   Denise était une femme exemplaire, simple, généreuse et appréciée de tous. Elle laisse dans le deuil son époux Marcel Casey après 51 merveilleuses années de mariage et ses enfants bien-aimés Joanne (Norman), Dany (Julie), ...

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Doug Ford has adopted Red Green’s approach to fixing problems

At the conclusion of the March Break, my team noted an uptick in the number of comments and enquiries about the woes of Ontario’s education system. Regular readers may recall that I recently wrote a column on the matter. The problem, of course, is a shortage of teachers, education assistants and early childhood educators. The long-term effects of this shortage ...

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Doug Ford utilise la philosophie de Red Green pour gérer son gouvernement

À la fin des vacances de mars, mon équipe a noté une augmentation du nombre d’appel au sujet des problèmes du système éducatif de l’Ontario. Les lecteurs réguliers se souviendront peut-être que j’ai récemment écrit une chronique sur le sujet. Le problème, bien sûr, est une pénurie d’enseignants, d’assistants éducatifs et d’éducateurs de la petite enfance. Les effets à long ...

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Wawa Ladies 69th Annual Curling Bonspiel

The Wawa Ladies 69th Annual Curling Bonspiel was a success! A special thank you to all our sponsors and to all participating teams, our hardworking volunteers, and the community for supporting our event. The 2024 Ladies Bonspiel Champions in the “A” Event: Team Boyd First in “B” Event: Team McHardy First in “C” Event: Team Parsons First in “D” Event: ...

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Mixed Curling Standings – March 22nd

Team Rank Wins G.P. TERRIS, Tom 1 13 14 McCoy, Joe 2 12 14 FAHRER, Tom 3 11 14 HALL, Dave 4 10 13 BUCKELL, Chris 5 8 14 LESCHISHIN, Barb 6 6 14 STOYCHOFF, Peter 7 4 13 SWITZER, Anya 7 4 13 CORLEY, Sarah 10 3 14 RAINVILLE, Heather 10 3 14 GLOVER, Justine 11 1 13 Game ...

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