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OSSTF members to hold information pickets throughout Algoma District

Across the province, educational workers, teachers and noon hour aides will be continuing with Phase 1 of their provincial level job action as central negotiations enter into the eighth month. Locally and in the Algoma District, over 400 secondary teachers including occasional teachers and over 700 educational support staff and early childhood educators as well as HSCDSB noon hour aides ...

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News from the Park – L’éducation est le passeport pour l’avenir…

« L’éducation est le passeport pour l’avenir, car demain appartient à ceux qui s’y préparent aujourd’hui. » De nombreux lecteurs identifieront facilement cette citation de Malcom X, éminent défenseur des droits de la personne des années 1960. Je crois sincèrement que l’un des plus grands cadeaux qu’une société puisse offrir à ses jeunes est une bonne éducation qui les préparera à tout ...

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News from the Park – Education is the passport to the future…

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”  Many readers will readily identify this quotation as originating with Malcom X, the prominent human rights activist from the 1960s. I truly believe that one of the greatest gifts that a society can provide to its youth is a good education that will ...

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Monday Morning News – December 2

Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. Clearing this morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 3. Wind chill minus 20 this morning and minus 5 this afternoon. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Increasing cloudiness. 40 percent chance of flurries before morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 8. Wind chill minus 13 this evening. ...

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Special Weather Statement – SSM to Manitoulin Island

Special weather statement in effect for: Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island Blind River – Thessalon Espanola – Killarney Manitoulin Island Significant snowfall expected Sunday. A strengthening low pressure system is expected to bring significant snowfall to the region beginning Sunday morning and continuing through the day before tapering off Sunday evening. There remains some uncertainty as to the ...

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Holiday Train to visit our area today

  The CP Holiday Train will be visiting Chapleau and White River tonight, and communities west of White River tomorrow (Mobert to Thunder Bay). Scott Helman and Madeline Merlo will be performing. White River is holding a Community Christmas Party and Potluck. The doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:00 p.m. Santa will be giving out gifts at 7:00 p.m. ...

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Saturday Morning News – November 30

Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of flurries this morning. Wind becoming east 20 km/h this afternoon. High minus 5. Wind chill minus 19 this morning and minus 10 this afternoon. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Partly cloudy. Wind east 20 km/h. Low minus 13. Wind chill minus 14 this evening and minus ...

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Pinewood Inn on fire

Nov 30, 2019 @ 01:55 – The above photo was taken at 1:30 a.m. The building continues to burn and firefighters remain on scene. Nov 29, 2019 @ 15:55 – The blaze continues on Pinewood Drive as the vacant Pinewood Inn burns. The centre portion has collapsed, and the fire has spread to the rooms that flanked the central restaurant ...

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Notice to Parents from Algoma District School Board

Nov 29, 2019 @ 21:57 November 29, 2019 Dear ADSB Families of Elementary and Secondary Students: The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has provided notice that it is escalating its work-to-rule strike action to a full withdrawal of services (otherwise known as a strike or walkout) for one day, on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 if a provincial agreement is ...

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Mixed Curling Standings – November 29

Team Rank Wins G.P. McCOY, Joe 1 4 4 TERRIS, Tom 2 3 4 HALL, Dave 3 2 4 HOFFMANN, Jim 3 2 3 KLOCKARS, Anna Lisa 3 2 3 BUCKELL, Chris 6 1 4 LESCHISHIN, Mark 6 1 4 TURMELLE, Katherine 8 0 4   Games – Thursday December 5, 2019 Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4 ...

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Friday Morning News – November 29

Weather – Mainly cloudy. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 5. Wind chill minus 14 this morning and minus 8 this afternoon. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Partly cloudy. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 13. Wind chill near minus 16. News Tidbits – The Lake Shore Salzburger Hof Resort in Batchawana Bay, has sold Nov. ...

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Statement from Education Minister on OSSTF Strike

Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement regarding the decision of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) to escalate to a strike only two days after initiating a work-to-rule campaign: Strikes hurt kids. Our Government has been clear, we want deals that keep students in class. For teacher unions to leave the table, to turn their ...

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Wawa Family Health Team – Clinic Closed Today

Nov 28, 2019 @ 09:41   Dear patients: Due to unforeseen issues, the clinic will be closed today. If you were scheduled for an appointment, please know that we will phone you to reschedule your appointment as soon as we are up and running again. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Hwy 129 (Chapleau and Thessalon) – OPEN

Nov 28, 2019 @ 09:27 – Highway 129 between Thessalon and Chapleau has been reopened. Nov 28, 2019 @ 06:00 – Highway 129 remains closed in both directions between Thessalon and Chapleau due to poor weather and road conditions. Nov 27, 2019 @ 14:27 – Highway 129 is closed in both directions between Thessalon and Chapleau due to poor weather and ...

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Tire-toi une bûche!

Nov 28, 2019 @ 08:29 –Afin de promouvoir les expressions francophones, l’enseignante Mme Stephanie McGregor a invité les élèves de l’École secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) à participer à un concours donnant le sens à l’expression « Tire-toi une bûche ». Grâce à une démonstration dans le corridor le matin, plusieurs élèves ont déjà pu relever le défi. Félicitations aux gagnants de ...

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