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Publically funded schools to close for two weeks after March Break

Today Premier Doug Ford, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to the impact of COVID-19 on publicly funded schools as March Break approaches: “The health and well-being of Ontarians is our government’s number one priority. Since we first learned of COVID-19 as an emerging public health ...

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Rush or Triumph?

Before we move to the substance of the piece, I have a question. Who do you think is the best Canadian rock band of all time?  As much as Rush has contributed to the Canadian identity and put us on the map worldwide; I would have to say that I have always preferred Triumph. There is no denying the fact ...

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SE OPP Chapleau – Charges made after Domestic Dispute

On March 8, 2020, members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a domestic dispute in Chapleau. As a result of the investigation, a 40-year-old person, from Chapleau, was arrested and charged with the following: Failure to comply with release order, contrary to section 145(5)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC). The accused was release ...

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Thursday Morning News – March 12

Weather – Snow becoming mixed with rain late this afternoon. Risk of freezing drizzle this morning. Snowfall amount 5 cm. Wind south 20 km/h becoming light early this afternoon. High plus 2. Wind chill minus 7 this morning. UV index 1 or low. Tonight – Snow. Snow mixed with rain early this evening. Snowfall amount 10 cm. Wind becoming southwest ...

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Between the Covers – March 11

New book on the 7-Day Shelf this week are: “Loves Lives Here” by Amanda Jette Knox, “From the Ashes” by Jesse Thistle and “Woman On the Edge” by Samantha M. Bailey.  These are here Canadian authors and three great reads! Come on in and check it out!! Staff Picks for the Month of March are: “The Whisper Man” by Alex North, ...

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Wawa Resident Danni Peters book nominated for 2020 Author Academy Award

 “A Testimony Of Love,”written by Wawa resident, Danni Peters, has been nominated for a 2020 Author Academy Award, an honor bestowed for literary merit and publishing excellence in the writing and publishing industry. Her novel is up for an award in the Children’s and Middle Grade Category. Testimony of Love is about a young boy who accidentally discovers a chest in ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – March 11

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 Easter Cross of Lights will again be placed above the front door of our Church.  If you wish to purchase a bulb in ...

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Angus Ventures Prepares to begin 2020 Work Programs

Angus Ventures Inc. has filed a technical report for their Golden Sky Project which is located immediately between the Eagle River underground mine and the Mishi open pit mine of Wesdome. The Golden Sky Project hosts the near-surface Dorset Gold Zone, which contains an historic estimated resource (using a 0.50 g Au/t cut-off) consisting of an indicated resource of 40,000 ounces ...

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Significant Snow Expected tonight and through Thursday evening

Environment Canada is warning of a significant snowfall expected tonight through Thursday night for an area ranging from Nipigon to Wawa/Dubreuilville. The snow is expected to begin tonight with amounts of 5 to 10 cm. Thursday morning the snow will lessen, however it may change to some rain as temperatures warm to just above freezing. By late afternoon Thursday, temperatures ...

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From the Branch – March 10

It is good to once again have the opportunity to thank a lot of people who have been helping to get the lift installed at the Branch for our elderly and handicapped citizens. Government of Canada, Terry Anne Strevey. Wawa EDC, Maury O’Neil, Jessie Labonte, Shaw Mohamed. Municipality of Wawa, Mayor Ron Rody, and Council, Kevin Sabourin. A1 Signs, Jim Aquino ...

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Wednesday Morning News – March 11

Weather – A mix of sun and cloud. Wind up to 15 km/h. High zero. Wind chill minus 17 this morning. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight – Cloudy. Snow beginning near midnight. Amount 5 cm. Wind south 20 km/h. Low minus 3. Wind chill near minus 9. Special Weather Statement – Significant snowfall expected tonight through Thursday night. Snowfall ...

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SSM Man Charged with Manslaughter in Echo Bay Death

On February 2, 2020, officers from the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Algoma Ambulance Service responded to a residence in Echo Bay in regards to two persons in distress. Once on scene, a 41 year-old was located deceased inside the residence. As a result of this ongoing investigation, members of the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario ...

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Thessalon Grandmother wins $50,000 in Instant Crossword

Pamela Showan of Thessalon revealed words that meant she won a $50,000 top prize in “Instant Crossword” purchased at Thessalon’s ValuMart. “I could see the number of words I was getting and thought I might win $1,000,” she shared, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her cheque. “I cheered and paced around my living room and texted ...

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Significant Snowfall expected Wednesday Night

Environment Canada is warning that significant snow is expected Wednesday night into Thursday. Snowfall amounts of 15cm are possible in a region spanning Wawa/Dubreuilville to Nipigon. A low pressure system moving into northwestern Ontario Wednesday night will bring potentially significant snowfall to the region. Snowfall is expected to begin overnight on Wednesday and continue until Thursday evening.

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Remembering Earth – The Pale Horse of Death

“… behold, a pale horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death, and Hades was following with him.” Please let me let it go Please let me let it go Please let me lose this Old weight that I tow Please let me let it go Please let me recover my way Please let me recover my ...

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