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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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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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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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Beautiful Skies this Morning

    I walked into my living room that was aglow with the red of the rising sun.  It was redder that you could believe. Grabbing my keys I scooted around the corner to see if there was still time to grab some photos – that red was fading. I managed only three photos as the red faded, and the ...

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Karate Tournament Returns to Wawa

Sensei Matt Larrett is hosting the first karate tournament in Wawa in a decade. This small regional tournament will be held at Michipicoten High School, on Sunday, June 2. The doors will open at 9:00 a.m. with the Black Belt Meeting and Warm Up at 9:30 a.m.   Matt explained “I’ll be expanding and aiming for something bigger next year. I’m ...

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Harte Gold Hits High Grade South of Sugar Zone

Harte Gold is pleased to provide the following exploration update: Highlights:  Recent drilling returned high-grade intercepts on-strike to the south of the Sugar Zone Deposit, which could add significant new gold mineralization o Drilling results were returned from the Upper Zone area of the Sugar Zone, expanding the mineralized envelope an additional 200 metres on strike to the south ...

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Wesdome Holds AGM and Elects New Directors

Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. announces the results of the Company’s annual general meeting of shareholders (the “Meeting”) held May 14th, 2019. A total of 66,675,481 common shares were represented at the Meeting, representing 48.89% of the total issued and outstanding common shares of the Company. All matters presented for shareholder approval at the Meeting were approved, as follows: Appointment of ...

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Let’s talk mental health

  On Tuesday, April 9th, students in the grade 11 English class at École Saint-Joseph (Wawa) shared their knowledge of various mental health issues with fellow students and staff. With the help of teacher, Ms. Janie-Céleste Bédard, students developed communication tools to help them with their presentation. These presentations led to great discussions and exchanges between students.

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Parlons de santé mentale

  Afin de souligner la semaine de la santé mentale, les élèves du cours de English, 11e année, à l’École secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) ont partagé leurs connaissances sur le sujet de la santé mentale avec les élèves et les membres du personnel. Avec l’appui de leur enseignante, Mme Janie-Céleste Bédard, les élèves ont élaboré des outils de communication afin d’améliorer ...

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Une belle Semaine de l’éducation catholique à l’école Saint-Joseph (Wawa)

Les élèves de l’école Saint-Joseph (Wawa) ont profité d’une semaine d’éducation catholique remplie d’activités telles que des déjeuners aux crêpes en famille, des concours de mathématiques et de robotiques, un tournoi de mini-bâtons de hockey, une présentation sur l’énergie renouvelable, des activités de peinture, un spectacle élèves, des cours d’arts martiaux, une foire de science, et bien d’autres. La semaine ...

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