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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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$10,000 Winner is…

The Michipicoten Volunteer Firefighters Association held their “Annual Cash Draw” at the Wawa Ice Fishing Derby, late Sunday afternoon. In total there are 5 draws for $1000, and a grand prize of $10,000 with each ticket bought re-entered for each draw. At the Derby, the three $1000 winners were James Hosegod of Thunder Bay, Gord Lesarge of Marathon, Gino Bernatchez ...

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Winter Carnival Wrap-up…

  This year appears to have have been one of the best Wawa Winter Carnivals ever. With events concentrated at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre, participants skipped over to events all Saturday long, then taking advantage of the inside events to escape the bitter cold. The Carnival began with the Opening Ceremonies Friday evening and for Mayor Rod Morrison, to ...

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Snow Cake is a GO!

Residents of Wawa were thrilled this morning to hear on JJAM-FM the interview between Mayor Rod Morrison and “Caper” as confirmation of the filming for part of the movie “Snow Cake” was announced. Mayor Rod Morrison explained “It finally came together Monday. I got a call last night (Monday), that all lights are green, everything is a go! In fact, ...

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Pathways – Laughter is Good Medicine

Have you ever laughed, really laughed until your sides hurt, your tummy muscles complain, your eyes water and your cheek muscles scream? Doesn’t it feel great? For that period of time all your cares and worries vanish…gone!! You feel energized and ready to take on the world. From what I can remember, real, honest to goodness, deep in the gut, ...

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