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McCRANK, Douglas

It is with great sadness that the family of Douglas John Angus McCrank announces his passing. Doug was surrounded by his family and passed peacefully after a brief illness, on Monday, October 07, 2019 at the age of 83. Douglas was born on May 13, 1936 to Gerald and Lillian McCrank in the Town of Kirkland Lake.  He lived a full ...

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From the Branch – October 9

Don’t forget that there is a membership meeting on Thursday. At the membership meeting we will be advised of dates and places for the Remembrance Day activities. The 2020 membership renewal is now possible so be a early bird and visit the office. The Poppy Campaign starts soon so let us get ready and check with Comrade Larry Harvey how we can ...

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Wednesday Morning News – October 9

Weather – Mainly sunny. Wind becoming south 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High 17. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight – a few clouds. Wind south 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low 9. News Tidbits – A transport caught fire last night and has closed the northbound lane and shoulder in the Chapleau Landfill ...

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Double Fundraiser Benefit – Saturday Night

There is a fundraising benefit for Nick Wiwchairyk and the Dwyer family planned for Saturday Night. There is live music, door prizes and lots of fun. Two youth, Abrielle will be singing and Ezekiel will be playing accordian. Organizers say “We are holding this benefit to show our community that no family has to go through their battles alone. They’re ...

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Bear Train Refined Business Plan has been Submitted to Transport Canada

On Friday, October 4, 2019, Chief Jason Gauthier, Chief of Missanabie Cree First Nation sent to Deputy Minister Michael Keenan a newly completed business plan for the proposed Mask-wa Oo-ta-ban (Cree for Bear Train) passenger service between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst. This third iteration of the business plan is more thorough, detailed and complete than the previous ones presented to ...

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Start the Bear Train from Sault to Hearst: Call out to Federal Candidates

With the federal election upon us, CAPT is taking the opportunity to call upon federal candidates to declare their stance on renewing rail service in the North.   The regional economy has lost approximately $240 million since the train from the Sault to Hearst stopped running in July 2015.  This is based on the 2014 BDO Economic Impact Assessment that estimated between $38 ...

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À la découverte des cultures autochtone et francophone

    Daniel Richer dit LA FLÈCHE, Abénaquis, était de passage tout récemment à l’école Saint-Joseph (Wawa). Cet acteur, conteur et crieur public a pu transmettre aux élèves la richesse de la culture et de l’histoire autochtone et faire des parallèles avec la culture francophone. En utilisant le «Sac de merveilles», il a partagé les légendes et les leçons de ...

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Saint-Joseph students discover Aboriginal and Francophone cultures

    Daniel Richer, dit La flèche, Abenakis, recently visited École Saint-Joseph(Wawa). This actor, storyteller and town crier was able to transmit to students the richness of Aboriginal culture and history and draw parallels with Francophone culture. Using the “Bag of Wonders”, he shared the legends and lessons of Mother Earth. Daniel Richer incorporated First Nations sign language, totem puppets, ...

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CyberCrime Costs Everyone

Cybercrime costs all Ontarians by directly victimizing individuals, businesses and provincial infrastructure. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) views Cyber Security Awareness Month as an opportunity to take a multi-pronged approach to address the many threats posed by cybercriminals and, through education and awareness, reducing cybercrime and its negative impact. Cybercrime occurs when technology is used to carry out criminal offences ...

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Tuesday Morning News – October 7

Weather – Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming south 20 km/h gusting to 40 late this morning. High 16. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight Partly cloudy. Wind south 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low 9.   Did you know? The Wawa Goose Seniors Club has teamed up with the Wawa Public Library to ...

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Northeast Forest Fire Update – Monday, October 7

There were no new fires discovered by mid-afternoon on October 7. There are no active fires in the Northeast. The fire hazard is low to moderate across the region. For up to date forest fire hazard conditions in your area, see the interactive fire map atOntario.ca/forestfire.   Help prevent forest fires Adopt safe campfire practices! Choose the site of your campfire carefully ...

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Breakfast Program Donation

  The Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB) is very thankful for a generous donation from United Steel Workers (USW) Local 2251 that will be shared among all eighteen schools in the board.  USW 2251 Local President Michael Da Prat presented the donation of $6,500 at the Board’s Catholic Education Centre in Sault Ste. Marie.  “We are so grateful for ...

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Thank You to the Lady Dunn Health Centre Auxiliary

Oct 7, 2019 @ 13:00 On October 3rd, 2019 the Physiotherapy Department at the Lady Dunn Health Centre received a generous donation from the LDHC Auxiliary in the amount of $5635.53.  The funds were used to purchase a two-station Stack Multi-Gym for the department. This equipment offers more rehabilitation options for those who need it and will also help clients ...

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Monday Morning News – October 7th

Weather – Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers this morning. Wind becoming west 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. High 11. UV index 2 or low. Tonight – Clearing. Low plus 2.   News Tidbits – A congratulations to Brian Lachine who ran in the premiere running of the Ultra Trail Stokely Creek marathons. 150 runners from two provinces and ...

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A Statement from Premier Doug Ford

Oct 6, 2019 @ 22:18 Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement on the tentative agreement between the Government of Ontario, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), and the school board trustee associations: “Throughout this process our goal has been to establish agreements that respect taxpayers, students and families, while also recognizing the important contributions of our front-line ...

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