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Friday Morning News – March 22

Weather – Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries this morning. Clearing near noon. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40. High minus 3. Wind chill minus 15 in the morning and minus 9 in the afternoon. UV index 4 or moderate. Tonight – Clear. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 13. Wind chill minus ...

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LAMONTAGNE, Raymond “Ray” Joseph

Suddenly at his home on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the age of 68 years. Beloved husband of Judy for 46 years. Loving father of Sharon Campbell (Will) and Jen Lamontagne (Kurt Geldart). Proud grandfather of Laura, Adam, Maysen and Jake. Dear brother of Victor (late Madge), Barbara Fortin (late René), Diane Lafond (late Yvon), Donald (Suzanne), Brian (Pauline), late ...

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Thursday Morning News – March 21

Weather – Cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries this morning. Periods of light snow beginning late this morning. Risk of freezing drizzle this morning. Amount 2 cm. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. High plus 3. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Periods of light snow. Amount 2 cm. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to ...

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Déclaration de député Michael Mantha pour la Journée internationale de la Francophonie

« Vivre dans un pays où il y a deux langues officielles est une raison d’être fier pour plusieurs qui vivent à Algoma-Manitoulin. Cela est constamment démontré par les nombreux individus, familles, communautés, organisations et entreprises francophone et francophile à travers la circonscription, » député Michael Mantha a déclaré. « Pour toutes ces raisons et de nombreuses autres, je veux souhaiter une bonne ...

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Statement from MPP Michael Mantha on International Francophonie Day

“Living in a country with two official languages is a reason to be proud for many living across Algoma-Manitoulin. This is continuously demonstrated by the many Francophone and Francophile individuals, families, communities, organizations and businesses throughout the riding,” stated MPP Michael Mantha. “For these reasons, and many others, I would like to wish everyone a happy International Francophonie Day; which ...

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The Legion has the Lift!

The Legion wishes to announce publically that an anonymous donation has been received for $100,000. The Legion Lift funds are now guaranteed and Mary Anne Pearson, President, shares that the donation at this time will be confidential until the contributor chooses otherwise.

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Happening at Wawa First United – March 20

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. Thurs    Mar.  21    Official Board Meeting – 1 p.m. Sat.        Mar.  23   Prayer Shawl Ministry  – 3 p.m. Mon.     Apr.  01    U.C.W.  – ...

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What Happened at Council – March 19

Last night Council held a regular council meeting at 6:30 p.m., by 6:38 it was over. Mayor Ron Rody and Councllor Rob Reece were absent. Mayor Rody for personal reasons, and Councillor Reece as he was delayed on his return from vacation. Acting Mayor Pat Tait quipped that perhaps he had been delayed as a result of the grounding of ...

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Between the Covers – March 20

This week’s new books are: “Missing Daughter” by Rick Mofina, “The Uninhabitable Earth” by David Wallace Wells, “The Conspiracy” by Kat Martin, “All the Wrong Places” by Joy Fielding. March Staff Picks –  “The Keeper of Lost Causes” by Jussi Adler Olsen, “The Stranger” by Harlan Coben, “The Girl who Stopped Swimming” by Joshilyn Jackson and this week’s feature is ...

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Wednesday Morning News – March 20

Weather – Periods of snow. Amount 2 cm. High plus 2. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers this evening and after midnight then partly cloudy. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 2. Wind chill near minus 5. News Tidbits – The Legion continues to raise funds for their ...

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AMBER ALERT – York Regional Police Seeking Assistance – CANCELLED

Mar 19, 2019 @ 18:36 CHILD FOUND: We have located 5-year-old Jannah Jaffri in good health. Her father has been taken into custody. Investigation is ongoing. Thank you to our community for your assistance in bringing Jannah home safely.     Mar 19, 2019 @ 17:46 York Regional Police is seeking public assistance to locate five-year-old Jannah JAFFRI who police ...

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What Happened at Council – March 5

Municipal Council held a council meeting on March 8th, 2019. Mayor Rody welcomed Maury O’Neill to her first council meeting as CAO of the Municipality of Wawa. After the meeting was called to order and the agenda approved, Mayor Rody spoke briefly about the past weekend’s derby and the benefits for our community, as well as thanking staff and residents ...

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You Can Still Register for the Wawa Ladies Curling Bonspiel!

The bonspiel will be held March 29 – 31, 2019. The cost is $220.00 per team and includes a delicious meal and live entertainment.  The theme this year is Game Night. To register or for more information, please contact Amanda Huff at (705) 856-1384 or cell (705) 971-4256 or Denise Bussineau at (705) 856-7237.

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Wawa Man Arrested and Charged with Robber, Assault and Uttering Threats

On March 14, 2019, at approximately 11:20 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a disturbance in progress on Churchill Avenue in Wawa, Ontario. The investigation revealed that the suspect and the victim were former housemates. The suspect was allowed into the residence to retrieve some of his remaining personal belongings. Once inside the residence, ...

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Former SE OPP Sergeant becomes Staff Sergeant for East Algoma OPP

  Inspector Tyler Sturgeon, Detachment Commander for the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is pleased to announce the addition of Staff Sergeant Rob Walsh to the management team.   Staff Sergeant Walsh joined the OPP in 2007 as a Provincial Constable and was posted to the Huron County Detachment, West Region. In 2017 he was promoted to the rank ...

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