Local News

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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Saturday News Tidbits – May 18

Weather – Increasing cloudiness. 40 percent chance of showers this afternoon. High 11. UV index 6 or high. Tonight – Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers this evening and after midnight. Low plus 1. News Tibits – The American tariffs on Canadian steel have ended. The OPP in Sudbury are reminding boaters to slow down on waterways because of the ...

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Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day

  Today, Friday, May 17th is “wear your life jacket to work” day. Mr. Boucher, a teacher with the HSCDSB and a certified kayak and water safety instructor, brought in some life jackets to talk to the students at St. Basil’s Catholic School in White River about water safety.   Mr. Boucher emphasizes to his students and the community that even ...

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Northeast Fire Region Update – May 17

Northeast Region As of the early evening of May 17, there are no active wildland fires in the region. The fire hazard is low across the region. Crews deployed to assist with flood response There are 46 members of the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services team currently deployed to assist with sandbagging efforts and the movement of water from ...

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A Special Thank You!

Thank you to my girls, Paulette, Debbie, Annette and Jocelynn, my son Gerry, daughter-in-law Denise, granddaughter Payton and son-in-laws Raymond, James and Ryan who all travelled to Sudbury to be with me for a very critical surgery I recently underwent. Thank you to Debby Lessard for her prayers and to Shelley at the Wawa Medical Centre for helping us through ...

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APH – Increase in opioid poisonings

Algoma Public Health is warning anyone who uses street drugs to take extra precautions at this time as there has been a rise in suspected opioid poisonings. Algoma Public Health is also asking all members of the community to continue their support for residents at risk of opioid poisonings and their loved ones. “Every week across Algoma we monitor suspected ...

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Friday Morning News – May 17

Weather – Clearing this morning. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this morning. High 12. UV index 6 or high. Tonight, a few clouds. Low zero. News Tidbits – A congratulations to Constable Denny Lambert who received the Anishinabek Police Service (APS) Peace Officer of the Year at the 2019 Crime Stoppers of SSM and Algoma District Peace Officer Awards ...

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RICHARD, Rita Marie

Peacefully passed away at the Extendicare Van Daele Manor on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late Raymond Duguay and the late Chris Richard. Loving mother of Clovis (Michelle), Noella (Allan), Germain, late Denis and the late Edward. Cherished grandmother and great grandmother. Predeceased by her parents Edward and Elgantine. Dear sister of ...

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Chapleau remains without Power

At this time (21:54) all of Chapleau and the surrounding area has no hydro. Hydro One’s outage map states that 444 customers are without power. The cause is currently under investigation, and there is no estimated time of restoration (the website states that Hydro One is “Assessing Damage”. Chapleau Power is advising on their Facebook page that at 6:17 p.m. ...

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Northeast Fire Region Update – May 16

Northeast Region As of the early evening of May 16, there are no active wildland fires in the region. One new fire was extinguished today, Sudbury 1 is now out at 0.1 of a hectare. The fire hazard is low to moderate across the region.   Crews deployed to assist with flood response 43 members of the Aviation, Forest Fire ...

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Algoma District School Board Declares 19 High School Teachers Redundant

Yesterday, 19 high school teachers were declared redundant by the Algoma District School Board. These potential layoffs have come about as a direct result of the Ford government’s proposed increase in average class size ratios from 22:1 to 28:1. “We have not seen this many redundant teachers in years at the Algoma District School Board,” said Malini Leahy, Teacher Bargaining ...

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