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Ontario Training Thousands of New Long-Term Care Staff

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The Ontario government is investing more than $100 million in two programs that will train more than 32,000 new personal support workers (PSWs) and nurses in long-term care over the next three years. The investments are part of the government’s Your Health plan to recruit and retain tens of thousands of long-term care staff over the coming years. “Our government ...

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Wawa Ladies Curling Standings – February 1

RANK WINS G.P. TAVELLA, Debbie 1 7 8 BLANCHET, Emma 2 5 9 BONITZKE, Wendy 2 5 8 LESCHISHIN, Barb 2 5 7 BURGOYNE, Teri-Lyne 5 4 8 BUSSINEAU, Denise 5 4 7 LOWE, Cheri 5 4 8 PARSONS, Rochelle 5 4 8 TREMBLAY, Cheryl 5 4 8 KLOCKARS, Anna-Lisa 10 3 9 MATHIAS, Danette 10 3 8 SPENCER, Diane ...

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East Algoma OPP – Assault Charges Laid

On January 31, 2024, shortly after 1:00 a.m., the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), responded to a disturbance at a local bar on Woodward Avenue in the Town of Blind River. Investigation determined there was a commotion involving four patrons in and outside the bar. One of the patrons engaged in an argument with the bartender that led to ...

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Thursday Morning News – February 1

Weather: Today – Cloudy. 40% chance of flurries early this morning with risk of freezing drizzle. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. Temperature falling to – this morning then rising. Wind chill near -13. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Clearing late this evening. Wind northeast 20 km/h gusting to ...

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Mayor Pilon attends 2024 ROMA Conference

  Mayor Melanie Pilon attended the 2024 ROMA Conference last week and took part in several learning sessions, delegations, and meetings with other Mayors from across Northern Ontario. This included attending the Northern Ontario Women Mayor’s Caucus meeting to support the start-up of a political advocacy group made up of female politicians from across the North.   Mayor Pilon presented ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United – January 31

Last Sunday we enjoyed sharing our service with St Paul’s United in Marathon. (by internet). This coming Sunday is the Fifth Sunday After Epiphany.   Scripture Readings for this week are: Isaiah 40: 21-31  Those who wait upon God shall renew their strength. 1 Corinthians 9:16-23  I have become all things to all people for the gospel’s sake Mark 1: ...

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Rockin’ The Rock & Manitoulin Country Fest – End of an Era

It is with immense sadness that we announce the end of RTR (Rockin’ The Rock) and MCF (Manitoulin Country Fest). After a significant health scare, Craig and KT have come to the very difficult decision to shut down the festivals. “We have worked towards having another team take over these events, unfortunately, that didn’t come to pass. Simply put, we ...

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Wednesday Morning News – January 31

Weather: Today – Cloudy. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High +2. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Cloudy. 40% chance of rain showers or drizzle changing to 40% chance of flurries overnight. Risk of freezing drizzle overnight. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low -6. News Tidbits: Sad to hear that Manitoulin Country Fest and ...

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Manitouwadge Man Charged with 10 Break & Enters after Investigation

One individual faces a lengthy list of charges following several break and enter investigations. On January 23, 2024, just before 6:00 p.m., members of the Manitouwadge Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of numerous break and enters that occurred in the Manitouwadge area. An investigation into the incidents was launched shortly after. Through investigation, police identified ...

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It is Time for the Annual Bridge Building Competition

The annual Bridge Building Competition is here! Sault College, in collaboration with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and the Ontario Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT), is thrilled to once again host this long-standing event that provides hands-on STEM learning for students in Grades 4 to 12. The event will be livestreamed on Friday, March 8, 2024, beginning at 9:45 ...

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Ontario Supporting Plan to Refurbish Pickering Nuclear Generating Station

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The Ontario government is supporting Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) plan to proceed with the next steps toward refurbishing Pickering Nuclear Generating Station’s “B” units (units 5-8). Once refurbished, Pickering would produce a total of 2,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity, equivalent to powering two million homes, helping to meet increasing demand from electrification and fuelling the province’s economic growth. “With global ...

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Ontario Supporting Growth and Innovation in the Northwest Ontario Forest Sector

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The Government of Ontario is supporting economic growth and creating jobs with the second phase of funding under the new Forest Biomass Program. The $9.4 million investment will develop the untapped economic potential and environmental benefits of new and emerging uses of underutilized wood and mill by-products, collectively known as forest biomass. “Our Forest Biomass Program has delivered dozens of ...

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