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Thursday Morning News – October 3

Weather – Cloudy. Periods of rain or snow beginning this morning. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h near noon. High plus 5. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers this evening. Low zero. News Tidbits – The Tim Hortons in Wawa has donated the proceeds from the annual SMILE Cookie campaign ...

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Outstanding student graduates awarded the CSC Nouvelon Vision Scholarship

Every year, the Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon awards its Vision Scholarships to outstanding graduating class students who have fulfilled the requirements of their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Valued at $500, the scholarship is awarded annually to two students from each CSC Nouvelon secondary school and one from Carrefour Options+. Laureates, selected by the principal of their school, must reflect the CSC ...

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Des finissants remarquables remportent la bourse Vision du CSC Nouvelon

Chaque année, le Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon récompense l’excellence des élèves qui complètent leur Diplôme d’études secondaires de l’Ontario avec la remise de la bourse « Vision ». D’une valeur de 500 $, celle-ci est remise annuellement à deux finissants de chacune de nos écoles secondaires et à un diplômé du Carrefour Options+. Sélectionnés par la direction de leur école, ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United – October 2

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. Sun.    Oct.   06       Morning Worship in Chapleau – 10:30 a.m. Mon.    Oct.   07      U.C.W.  7:00 p.m – Crafts Evening Tues.   Oct.   15 ...

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Last Week To Purchase Your Tickets!

The Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation directors and volunteers will be trying their best to sell out their tickets for the Dream Vacation Lottery. This is the last week you can purchase tickets!Only 2000 tickets will be sold so your chances of winning are quite good if you purchase 1 for $10.00 or 3 for $20.00. The draw will be ...

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Les élèves de Saint-Joseph, de nouveaux maîtres du canot

  Tous les élèves de la 9e à la 12e année de l’école secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) ont tout récemment complété une formation de base de Pagaie Canada pour opérer un canot en tandem. Les sessions de certification se sont déroulées sur une période de deux ans! Les élèves ainsi que les enseignants sont maintenant prêts à descendre les rivières et les ...

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From the Branch – October 2

Yes, October has arrived and the first thought is POPPY so get ready and contact Comrade Larry Harvey to see what you can do to make this Campaign a success so the Poppy Fund will get a good boost to help any veteran in need. The Annual Remembrance Day ceremonies here and in Hawk Junction are on the agenda so make ...

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Saint-Joseph students master tandem canoe skills

  All grade 9 to 12 students from École secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) recently completed the Basic Tandem Canoe Skills program from Paddle Canada. The certification program was offered over two years! Saint-Joseph student and teachers are now qualified and ready to paddle the many rivers and lakes of Northern Ontario and to camp along the lakeshore. Many thanks to the Naturally ...

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The Beast on the Blueline

Before I get into the man of the hour, Ryan ” The Beast ” O’Rourke, or whatever nickname you want to tag him with, let’s briefly recap this past weekend. Friday night saw the boys beat the top rated Kitchener Rangers 5-2 and notable players were Zack Trott who finished the game a plus 4, while posting a goal and ...

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Between the Covers – October 2

New books on the 7-Day shelf this week are: “Never Have I Ever” by Joshilyn Jackson, “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead and “Shamed” by Linda Castillo. There are some great reads on the 7-Day Shelf! Come on in and check it out! Staff Picks for October are: “The Morning After” by Lisa Jackson, “A Willing Murder” by Jude Deveraux, ...

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In Memory – Bridget Apnar

In loving memory of a special daughter, sister, and Auntie who left us 2 years ago, October 2, 2017. Always in our hearts and thoughts. Remembered by Martha, Ciril and family.

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Wednesday Morning News – October 2

Weather – Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this morning. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High 8. UV index 4 or moderate. Tonight – Partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy before morning. Low plus 1. News Tidbits – The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation revealed in Gatineau, Quebec ceremony, a banner made of broadcloth fabric, 47 ...

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OPP Conducts Fall Seat Belt Campaign (October 2 – 11, 2019)

Forty two (42) people who were not safely buckled up have died in collisions on OPP-patrolled roads so far this year, a 20 percent spike over the 35 seat belt-related deaths at this time last year. As OPP officers gear up for their Fall Seat Belt Campaign, they are reminding drivers and passengers that being ejected from a vehicle is ...

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SSM Received Lots of Rain Last Night

Environment Canada issued a weather summary regarding last night’s cluster of thunderstorms that ‘soaked’ Sault Ste. Marie and the surrounding area. The Ontario Storm Prediction Centre received the following summary of rainfall amounts as of 2 a.m.  September 30, 2019: Sault Ste. Marie Airport          68.8 St. Joseph Island (unofficial) 43.2 as of 8 PM Monday Shaw ...

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We Scare Hunger 2019

Happy October! Northern Lights Ford is back at it, scaring hunger in our community – and we invite you to join us! From October 1st to October 31st, we are accepting monetary and non-perishable food items for our local Wawa Community Food Bank.  You can drop off your donation at Northern Lights Ford or call us to pick up your ...

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