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Rainfall Warning

2:46 PM EDT Sunday 09 June 2019 Rainfall warning in effect for: Agawa – Lake Superior Park Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the ...

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Gogama under voluntary evacuation due to nearby Forest Fire

UPDATE (13:28): Hwy 144 has been opened     Timmins 2, was discovered on the evening of June 6th and has grown to cover over 700 hectares. Aerial fire suppression has been used since its discovery, and heavy equipment and eleven (11) FireRanger crews have been assigned to fight the fire. Yesterday afternoon, Highway 144 was closed from the intersection of ...

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SSM OPP – Bicycling Safety Tips

As the summer approaches, the number of cyclists will increase on our local roadways. The Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding cyclists that they must stay alert and follow the rules of the road.   Cyclists are required to share the road with other vehicles. Bicycles should always ride with traffic, stay as far right as possible ...

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Today is World Oceans Day – Help Clean up Dr. Rose’s Beach

Today June 8th is World Oceans Day, an annual reminder to protect and conserve our life-giving ecosystem. Wawa isn’t near any oceans, but Wawa Lake is our lake, our source of drinking water and recreation. Today, everyone is invited to go down to Dr. Rose’s Beacha and help pick up garbage and clean it up. The clean up begins at 9 ...

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There are no Fakes

The Thunder Bay Art Gallery in collaboration with Magnus Theatre are excited to bring There Are No Fakes, to Thunder Bay for a limited time. The documentary film by award-winning director Jamie Kastner and executive producer Mark Anthony Jacobson, uncovers never-before-heard details about the largest case of art forgery in Canadian history, surrounding the work by Indigenous artist Norval Morrisseau. ...

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York Region high school students lose courses amid Ford’s education cuts

Marit Stiles, Ontario NDP Education critic, called on the Ford Conservatives once more before the legislature rises for the summer to stop classroom cuts as high school students in York Region learned they’re losing 124 courses and 35 course sections next year.   As the Conservatives plow ahead with plans for fewer teachers and larger classes, the York Region District ...

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A Monster Truck Show is Coming

…to BlaSters (Soo Blaster) on Friday, June 28 at 8 pm (doors open at 7:30). This hard-hitting Canadian act with an energetic stage show hails from Hamilton Ontario. These Canadian rockers have three studio full albums under their belts (Furiosity, 2013, Sittin’ Heavy, 2016 and are currently pushing their latest True Rockers, 2018) The band is loud and is knows ...

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Community Better Challenge

Track all your movements until June 16th so Wawa can win!! We were in the top 5 most of last week but have slipped to 9th place for Ontario. Let’s get back in the top 5 so we can win $20,000. Here are some events going on you can take part in!  

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Ladies Night Golf – June 5

66 Golfers 1st Flight Winner –Lise Noel, Suzanne Lacasse, Gerry Rose 35 2nd Flight Winner–Danette Mathias, Judy Zagar, Alexis Alexopoulos 43 3rd Flight Winner –Chrissy McRae, Cathy Cyr, Ida Vernier  46 4th Flight Winner –Chrystal Morden, Cheri Lowe, Jodi Renaud  49 5thFlight Winner –Julie Hunter, Jenelle McAuley  50 Special Event Winners and Draws Hole #1 Longest Putt – Northern Lights ...

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Men’s Night Golf – June 6

99 Players 1stFLIGHT: Mitch Cousineau, Jason Rouleau, Michel Lemoyne -5 under par 31 2ndFLIGHT: Roger Gamache, Marcel Poulin, Dan Guay-2 under par 34 3rdFLIGHT: Derek Doyle, Joey Ralph-1 under par 35 4thFLIGHT: Jamie Boylan, Damon Boylan, Jacob Sanderson– even par 36 5thFLIGHT: Paul Bernath, Cliff Ingham, Jean Meloche- 1 over par 37 6thFLIGHT: Dave Jennings, Jim Oleynik, Jean Desgagne- 3 ...

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‘Opioids and Overdoses: Impact and Strategies’ Report Released

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Opioids Working Group released their Opioids and Overdoses: Impact and Strategies report, highlighting the alarming increase of opioid overdoses and deaths across Ontario. The report contains information relating to OPP opioid seizures, overdoses and relevant strategies. Out of concern for the safety of all Ontarians, the OPP is sharing the data to help prevent the ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – June 6

As of the afternoon of June 6, there are three active wildland fires in the region. Sudbury 2 measures 0.2 of a hectare and is under control. It is located on the southwest side of Windy Lake. Kirkland Lake 1 measures 1.5 hectare and is located southwest of Vigrass Lake, approximately 3 km southwest of the community of Swastika. Wawa ...

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Friday Morning News – June 7

Weather – Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. High 21. UV index 8 or very high. Tonight – A few clouds. Low 10. News Tidbits – Gerry “Papa” Fowler is currently working with MP Terry Sheehan to get as many signatures on a petition for the Federal Government to declare May 25th as National DIPG Awareness Day. ...

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Ford government puts beer before safe drinking water for First Nations: Mamakwa

While First Nations communities are asking the Ford government for clean drinking water, Ford and his Minister of Indigenous Affairs Greg Rickford are more interested in pushing beer, said Sol Mamakwa, NDP MPP for Kiiwetinoong. “Neskantaga First Nation has been under a boil-water advisory since February 1, 1995. That’s over 20 years,” said Mamakwa, NDP critic for Indigenous Relations and ...

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Le député néo-démocrate Michael Mantha demande au gouvernement Ford d’agir contre la propagation de la maladie de Lyme en Ontario

Ce jeudi, M. Michael Mantha, député provincial néo-démocrate, a déposé une motion demandant au gouvernement Ford de ne plus temporiser et de prendre des mesures immédiates contre la maladie de Lyme, dont les cas sont de plus en plus nombreux en Ontario.   « C’est en Ontario que l’on trouve le nombre le plus élevé de cas de maladie de Lyme de ...

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