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In Memory – Anna Haidarenko

In loving memory of a dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother (Baba) who passed away October 25, 2005. Loving and kind in all her ways, Upright and just to the end of her days; Sincere and true, in her heart and mind, Beautiful memories, she left behind. Love:   Lynn and Tina Julie, Kaitlin and Cassandra Dave, Tracy, Alley and Matthew ...

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SE OPP Hornepayne – CDSA Warrant seizes $130,000 of cash, suspected drugs and firearms

On October 24, 2019 at approximately 11:18 a.m., members of the North East Region Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a residence on Cedar Avenue in Hornepayne, Ontario. The search resulted in police locating and seizing quantities of cash, suspected drugs and firearms. Approximately 10,000 suspected ...

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Ontario Banning the Promotion of Vaping Products Outside of Specialty Stores

Ontario is taking urgent action to address the issue of youth vaping by banning the promotion of vapour products in convenience stores and gas stations. Starting January 1, 2020, the promotion of vapour products in retail stores will only be permitted in specialty vape stores and cannabis retail stores, which are only open to people aged 19 and over. “Restricting ...

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Cross Country Running

  Another successful cross country running season for the  MHS and ESJ high school runners. These incredible athletes competed on a challenging, muddy course at the NWOSSA (North Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association) championship meet on October 23rd. All of them had great runs and four of our runners have qualified for the provincial championships! This amazing group is ...

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On pratique l’écriture à l’école Saint-Joseph

      À l’école Saint-Joseph, on croit à l’importance de transmettre un amour de l’écriture parmi les élèves. Sous la direction de Mme Jenny Bouffard, enseignante de jardin, avec l’appui des enseignants Mme Angèle Gauthier Augé et de M.  Kirk Whitlock, les élèves ont pratiqué leur écriture. Ils se sont bien amusés à tracer des chiffres, des lettres et ...

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Writing makes perfect at École Saint-Joseph!

      At École Saint-Joseph (Wawa), we value the importance of writing as well as the importance of transmitting a love of writing among students.   Under the director of Kindergarten teacher Ms. Jenny Bouffard, and with the support of teachers Ms. Angèle Gauthier Augé and Mr. Kirk Whitlock, students are encouraged to practice writing. They had fun tracing ...

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Canadians lose $34 million to Cybercriminals – Always Report Frauds and Scams

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) caution anyone who has been scammed to immediately report the scam or fraud to the police, even if a financial transaction did not occur. According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, Canadians have lost more than $43 million so far this year to cybercriminals and stand to lose even more. These criminals continue to use traditional ...

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Friday Morning News – October 25

Weather – Flurries ending this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Showers near Lake Superior early this morning. Local amount 2 cm inland. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this afternoon. High 6. UV index 2 or low. Tonight – Partly cloudy. Clearing after midnight. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. ...

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Red Pine Appoints Mia Boiridy as President

Quentin Yarie, CEO of Red Pine Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: RPX) (“Red Pine” or the “Company”) announces the appointment of Mia Boiridy as President of the Company effective immediately. Mia’s knowledge and skills have been an important part of Red Pine since 2014 when the Company first established its Wawa Gold Project in Northern Ontario. Mia has a BSc. (Honours) in ...

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OPP Respond to 18% More Fatal Off-road Vehicle Collisions in 2019

With hunters and off-road enthusiasts taking advantage of the fall riding season, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is partnering with the Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs (OFATV) to remind all off-roaders to do their part to stay safe. The OPP has responded to 20 fatal off-road vehicle collisions this year, an 18 per cent increase over the 17 fatal collisions ...

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From the Branch – October 24

The work on the Lift for the Legion has begun. The shovel is in the ground and we hope the work will go smooth. The Poppy Campaign will start Friday, October 25th. The Remembrance Day Church service will be at the Baptist Church/ The Wawa Goose club on Sunday November 3rd. The Hawk Junction Remembrance Service at 1.00 Pm. on ...

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Thursday Morning News – October 24

Weather – Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Temperature steady near plus 3. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of rain showers or flurries this evening. Flurries beginning late this evening except showers near Lake Superior. Snowfall amount 2 cm inland. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus ...

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Student Vote Results for Our Riding

Adam Carricato, the Gr 7/8 Teacher at St. Joseph French Immersion C. S. submitted an article detailing how his class exercised their civic duty in voting. This was also part of the nation-wide Student Vote. Adam has sent the results of the Student Vote for the riding of Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing. These results include results from all 37 participating schools across the riding. All ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United – October 23

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. The United Church Women of First United Church wish to thank the entire community for their support of the recent Thrift Shop. All remaining items have been sent ...

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Between the Covers – October 23rd

New books on the 7- Day Shelf this week are; “Vendetta In Death” by J.D. Robb, “Nothing Ventured” by Jeffrey Archer and “The Turn of the Key” by Ruth Ware. Come on in and check it out!! The staff picks for the month of October are: “A Willing Murder” by Jude Deveraux, “Sister, Sister” by Sue Fortin,  “Dry Bones” by ...

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