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NDP’s Mantha calls on Ford to take action against spread of Lyme disease in Ontario

NDP MPP Michael Mantha introduced a motion on Thursday calling on the Ford government to stop delaying and take immediate action against the growing cases of Lyme disease in Ontario. “Ontario has the highest number of cases of Lyme disease in the country, and the number is growing,” said Mantha, MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin. “People are worried about contracting Lyme disease.  And ...

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CAO O’Neill Presents 2019 Draft Operating Budget at Special Council Meeting

At 1 p.m. today Council began a special council meeting. Notices of Special Council meetings are made by posting notices on the door of the stairwell leading to Council Chambers or by monitoring the Municipal Website. The following slideshow is the presentation that according to the Agenda was to be presented to Council, and the public. Council will be asked ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – June 5

As of the afternoon of June 5, there are two active wildland fires in the region. Chapleau 3 is being held at 0.8 of a hectare, approximately 30 km northwest of Chapleau, outside the northeast boundary of The Shoals Provincial Park. Sudbury 2 measures 0.2 of a hectare and is under control. It is located on the southwest side of Windy Lake. At ...

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Private Member’s Bill to Improve winter driving along Hwy 11 & 17 Corridors

NDP MPP Guy Bourgouin held a press conference at Queen’s Park on Wednesday to introduce a Private Member’s Bill that will improve maintenance standards and make winter driving safer on northern Ontario’s main Highways 11 and 17. Bourgouin, MPP for Mushkegowuk-James Bay, was joined by representatives from northern communities and businesses who said improving winter road maintenance in Northern Ontario is urgently needed. “Too ...

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Algoma U and Sault College Partnership Creates More Opportunities for Students

Algoma University and Sault College announced new academic pathways to support enhanced student mobility between the College and the University. This expanded partnership between the two post-secondary institutions builds on the number of enhanced transfer pathways available to students who wish to complete a Sault College diploma and then seamlessly transition to Algoma U to complete a degree in a ...

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Between the Covers – June 3

AN AFTERNOON OF MUSIC featuring Isabella Imperatori and Doris Zagar! A huge thank you to Isabella and Doris for the wonderful Afternoon of Music held at the Wawa Public Library this past Saturday! We had a great crowd and we all had a fantastic time! You have beautiful voices ladies and we appreciate you sharing your time and your talent ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church

The congregation welcomes everyone to Worship at First United Church. Services are held on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. If anyone has a question or concern please leave a message on the answering machine at the Church 705-856-2926. Sat. June 08 Prayer Shawl Ministry – 3 p.m. Sun. June 09 Official Board Meeting Thurs. June 13 Worship Committee – 2:00 p.m. ...

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From the Branch – June 5

How time flies. It is now 75 years ago on June 6th. Thousands of allied soldiers fought themselves from the beach of Normandy into the western part of France and millions of Europeans woke up and HOPE went all over the towns and villages that the moment they had waited for was here, But even on that first day, thousands ...

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Why it’s not processed foods fault

A recent study was released confirming what many of us already suspected: eating a diet of processed foods-even when matched for sugar, fat & calories- leads to weight gain. The researchers admit their study had flaws, such as what constitutes a processed food; however, they were still surprised by the results. They thought because the processed and unprocessed diets were ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – June 4

As of the afternoon of June 4, there is one active wildland fire in the region. Sudbury 2 measures 0.2 of a hectare and is under control at the time of this update. It is located on the southwest side of Windy Lake. At the time of this update, the fire hazard is mostly low to moderate across the region ...

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Canada is a Great Country – but the dirtiest?

  It was a sunny but windy day on Highway 17 North when the three of us with our heads down, sorted the recyclables when a male voice out of nowhere complimented our efforts. In surprise, we looked up and there was this tall man in a perfect cycling outfit on an even more perfect bike introducing himself. He had ...

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MORGAN, Robert “Bobby”

Passed away at his home in White River on Monday, June 3, 2019 at the age of 55 years. Beloved husband of Renee Berube. Loving dad of Amanda Morgan (Keeley Price). Proud Papa of Kalen. Loving and eldest brother of Bryan Morgan (Denise), Colin Morgan and Sean Morgan (Kim). Dear son of the late Robert and Patricia Morgan. Son-in-law of ...

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Wednesday Morning News – June 5

Weather – Mainly cloudy. Clearing this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 19. UV index 7 or high. Tonight- Clear. Low plus 5. News Tidbits – Steve Hemsworth, former OPP officer with the Superior East Detachment is Prince Township’s new fire chief. At the beginning of June, Lake Superior is 8 cm (3 in) above the record high beginning ...

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