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Do You Have Your Ticket?…

Published on: Mar 30, 2005 Do you have your ticket for the Gala? The EDC will be presenting the 2005 Business Excellence Awards at the Awards Gala to be held on Thursday, April 7th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall. Tickets are available from the Township of Michipicoten, EDC of Wawa, and the Northern Credit Union for ...

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Brown Announces New Infection Control Funding for LDHC

Published on: Mar 30, 2005 The Government of Ontario is improving the health and safety of patients and staff by providing $98,600 to Lady Dunn Health Centre to enhance its infection control capacity, Mike Brown, M.P.P. for Algoma-Manitoulin announced today on behalf of Health and Long-Term Care Minister George Smitherman. “Infection control in hospitals should be a top priority in ...

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What Happened at Council – March 22, 2005

Published on: Mar 29, 2005 The Council meeting of March 22, 2005 opened with regrets from Mayor Morrison and Councillor Jim Aquino. Councillor Helen Lamon explained that Mayor Morrison was at the Branding meeting, and Councillor Aquino was at the Rural Advisory Committee meeting in Ottawa. Under Announcements & Giving of Notice: Councillor Whent informed Council and attendees that there ...

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Driver dies from injuries…

Published on: Mar 29, 2005 (Wawa, Ontario) – Superior East OPP had investigated a 2 vehicle collision on Highway 17 on March 17th. The driver of the car, 34 year old Christopher Barbe of Capreol, Ontario had crossed over the center line and struck the side of a tractor trailer going the opposite direction. He was transported to Lady Dunn ...

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Pathways – Change Can Be Good

It has often been said that the only things certain in life is death and taxes. I’d like to add Change. If we are living at all, we are constantly changing, as a people, as a community, as a country. And usually change is very difficult. It’s often so easy to leaves things just as they are, with the familiar seeming better than ...

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BRANDON, John “The Light”

Published on: Mar 28, 2005   John Louis Brandon “The Light” who at one time was the Chief Keeper at the Michipicoten Island Lighthouse, passed away February 25, 2005. Louie The Light stayed on as Chief Keeper for 20 years and happened to be on duty the night the Edmund Fitzgerald went down (November 10, 1975). Janis Leering of the ...

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Iris Place welcomes The Food Bank…

Published on: Mar 26, 2005 Iris Place was quite proud to welcome The Wawa Food Bank to their premises last Wednesday. The Wawa Food Bank which had been operating out of The First United Church had been looking for a new home. Debbie Lessard, hearing of their search, offered them the front portion of Iris Place to use as “offices”. ...

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March is Red Cross Month…

Published on: Mar 21, 2005 With Red Cross Month well on its way there is much cause for celebration through out the north. The winners are in for the Canadian Red Cross’ 10th Annual Northern Raffle.  The draw was held Saturday, March 19th at the New Sudbury Shopping Center. Winner of the Hyundai Tucson is Denise Millette of Kapuskasing with ...

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Did you get your Easter Eggs?

Published on: Mar 18, 2005 It feels like spring outside, and Easter is coming. If you are looking for a unique Easter gift for that someone special’s basket, hurry, hurry fast to Valu-Mart. Ann Carruthers and Elizabeth Woods are there to offer you a choice of several different flavours. There are a limited amount of St. Paul’s Easter Eggs on ...

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Serious Accident at Sand River…

Published on: Mar 17, 2005   Shortly before 4:00 p.m. this afternoon (March 17) the Michipicoten Volunteer Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle accident between a float truck and a car, by the Sand River south of Wawa on Highway 17. A unidentified male victim was trapped in his vehicle and required extrication.   The Superior East Detachment of ...

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Serious Injury Collision South of Wawa…

Publish on: Mar 17, 2005 (Wawa, Ontario) – Superior East OPP detachment are investigating a 2 vehicle collision which occurred today on Highway 17 approximately 70 kms south of Wawa at 3:30 pm.   The investigation revealed that a northbound car driven by 34 year old Chris Barbe of Capreol, Ontario crossed over into the southbound lane sideswiping a southbound ...

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Wawa OPP Detachment gets new name…

Published on: Mar 16, 2005 (Wawa, Ontario) – Staff Sgt Ron Faulkner wishes to announce that effective immediately the Wawa Detachment of the OPP which includes Chapleau, Hornepayne and White River will have a new name. They will now be known as SUPERIOR EAST DETACHMENT of the Ontario Provincial Police.  The new name will be indicative of the economic and ...

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What Happened at Council – March 15, 2005

After calling the Council Meeting to Order, and the agenda approved, Council got down to business. Councillor Aquino advised his fellow members and the attending public that he would be attending a Rural Advisory Committee Meeting in Ottawa next week. Aquino went on to say that, “as a member of the subcommittee on economic development, I have been asked to ...

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Michipicoten Police Services Board & Township of Michipicoten Police Association (Uniform Members) Ratify Collective Agreement…

Published on: Mar 15, 2005 The Michipicoten Police Services Board and the Township of Michipicoten Police Association (Uniform Members) are pleased to announce that they have ratified a new three (3) year Collective Agreement.  The negotiation process was amiable yet intense given that the Association was seeking a one year contract that would give them parity with their comparative police ...

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Maxfield’s Changes Name and Location…

Maxfield’s Jewellers has changed their name and location. They used to be located right across from Lion’s Beach and the Drill Rig and was called Maxfield’s Jewellers. Now they have found a new home in the old Bank of Montreal on the corner of Broadway Avenue and Gold Street.   The new premises are bright and airy, with lots of ...

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