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News from the Park – Joyeux 2020

Maintenant que l’agitation de la saison des fêtes est terminée, je suis heureux de dire que je me sens rafraîchi et impatient de faire face aux nombreux problèmes qui nous touchent tous en tant que résidents du Nord de l’Ontario. Je sais que nous sommes déjà deux semaines dans la nouvelle année, mais je vous souhaite à tous et à ...

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News from the Park – Happy 2020

Now that the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season is over, I’m happy to say I feel refreshed and eager to tackle the many issues that affect all of us as Northern Ontarians. I know we are already two weeks into the New Year, but I want to wish everyone all the best in 2020. Over the holidays I ...

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Monday Morning News – January 20

Weather – Sunny. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 10. Wind chill minus 32 this morning and minus 15 this afternoon. Risk of frostbite. UV index 1 or low. Tonight- Increasing cloudiness. Flurries beginning overnight. Wind becoming west 20 km/h gusting to 40 near midnight. Low minus 14 with temperature rising to minus 6 by morning. Wind chill minus ...

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Lots of snow fell – 16cm

A Colorado Low tracked eastward over Lake Huron Saturday afternoon. This low pressure system brought snow to just about all of Ontario starting Friday night through Saturday. Many areas also saw blowing snow as a result of strong wind gusts. For the Algoma area that meant that snow squalls made driving difficult, and Highway 17 and 101 were closed. 1. Summary of total ...

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Sunday Morning News – January 19

Weather – Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries early this morning. Clearing this morning. Wind northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40. High minus 11. Wind chill near minus 23. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Clear. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 21. Wind chill minus 22 this evening and minus 28 overnight. Risk of frostbite. There ...

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Highway 17 (Wawa to Batchawana) – OPEN 3:10

Jan 19, 2020 at 03:010 – Highway 17 has been reopened. Jan 18, 2020 at 15:28 – There is some confusion on the closure of Highway 17. OPP Communications North East Region has tweeted that the highway is closed between Wawa and Sault Ste. Marie (tweeted at 2:38 p.m.). Ontario 511 says Wawa to Batchawana.     Wawa-news has tweeted OPP ...

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Highway 101 (Wawa to Chapleau) OPEN

Jan 18, 2020 at 20:37 – At 8:34 [email protected] tweeted “Cleared: #Closure #Hwy101 reopened in both directions from #Foleyet to #Wawa” Jan 18, 2020 at 20:29 – At 8:27 [email protected]_COMM_NER tweeted “#Hwy101 between #Wawa and #Chapleau – Closure length reduced as conditions improve.” Jan 18, 2020 at 15:37 – Highway 101 has been closed from Wawa to Foleyet due to poor weather conditions. ...

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Hwy 129 (Chapleau to Thessalon) OPEN

  Jan 18, 2020 at 20:17 – Highway 129 from Chapleau to Thessalon has been opened. It had been closed due to poor weather and road conditions. Jan 18, 2020 at 15:40 – Highway 129 from Chapleau to Thessalon is closed due to poor weather and road conditions.

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The Word According to Genesis

If you are a fan of the legendary band Genesis, you will no doubt know of and be a fan of one of the bands founding members… Steve Hackett. Steve played alongside Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins, and Peter Gabriel from 1970-1977. Wow! In the music business, this would be called a Dream Team. Every one of these musicians has ...

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Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) to hold one-day full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, January 21

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, January 21. This means teachers in publicly funded Catholic district school boards across Ontario will not be reporting to work or performing any of their duties. The previously announced administrative job action will remain ...

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Saturday Morning News – January 18

Weather – Snow at times heavy. Local blowing snow this morning. Amount 10 to 15 cm. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming northeast 20 this afternoon. High minus 8. Wind chill near minus 19. Tonight – Periods of light snow ending before morning then cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Local blowing snow late this evening and ...

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Significant Snowfall expected over the weekend

Special weather statement in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville Significant snowfall amounts expected Saturday through Sunday morning. An approaching low pressure system will bring snowfall to Northeastern and Far-Northeastern Ontario starting overnight Friday night and will continue until Sunday morning. Total snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm are expected. Strong winds gusting up to ...

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Catch the Ace Week #1 Winner

  The first draw of the LDHC Foundation’s Catch the Ace raffle has been made and the lucky winner of $424 is Paul Bernath. Congratulations! Envelope #22 was opened for Paul and revealed the Jack of Diamonds. The Ace of Spades is still hiding and the Jackpot currently sits at $636.00 and growing each week! Make sure to get your ...

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Mixed Curling Standings – January 17

Team Rank Wins G.P. TERRIS, Tom 1 8 9 McCOY, Joe 2 7 9 KLOCKARS, Anna Lisa 3 5 8 HALL, Dave 4 4 9 HOFFMANN, Jim 4 4 8 BUCKELL, Chris 6 3 9 LESCHISHIN, Mark 6 3 9 TURMELLE, Katherine 8 1 9 Games – Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 7 p.m. Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 ...

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Friday Morning News – January 17

Weather – Sunny this morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of flurries this afternoon. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 9. Wind chill minus 33 this morning and minus 14 this afternoon. Risk of frostbite. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind up to 15 ...

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